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Aussie GTA: Vice City rating related to PC back catalogue business

Rockstar has confirmed to VG247 that a mysterious, Australian GTA: Vice City rating is related to back catalogue PC business.

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  • Dead Rising 2 to launch in Australia uncut

    Australia’s ratings board, the OFLC, has classified Dead Rising 2 for a release in the country with an MA15 rating. Best news? It’s releasing in the country uncut and unedited: Aussies get a break at last.

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  • Aliens Vs Predator unbanned in Australia

    Sega’s said that Aliens Vs Predator will be released in Australia as a 15+, with no cuts made. The OFLC refused the game classification at the beginning of December. “It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal,” said Darren Macbeth, Sega Australia MD. “We are particularly proud that the game […]

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  • Australia opens 18+ debate to the public

    As promised, the Australian government has opened up the debate as to whether or not the country should have an 18+ rating to the public. Hit this for details. “Submissions are being sought on whether the Australian National Classification Scheme should include an R 18+ classification category for computer games,” said the attorney-general’s department. “Submissions […]

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  • Ozzie game-handling is "utter BS," says Jaffe

    He’s back! Eat Sleep Play’s David Jaffe has decided to break radio silence to call Australia’s political view of games “bullshit”. Phew. Things were getting boring, there. “There’s a government board and if they say it’s too offensive, in that case there’s no fight to fight — it is what it is,” he said, speaking […]

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  • Atkinson to attempt MW2 reclassification in Australia

    South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson – Australia’s most visible opponent to the country adopting an 18 age rating for games – has confirmed he’s to appeal an OFLC decision to release Modern Warfare 2 with a 15+ rating in the country. Speaking on radio show National Interest last week, Atkinson said he thought the ruling […]

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  • Left 4 Dead 2's "realism" earned it an Oz ban

    The OFLC turned down Left 4 Dead 2′s appeal for release in Australia because of its “realism,” according to documents obtained by Gamespot. Apparently there was “insufficient delineation between the depiction of the general zombie figures and the human figures as opposed to the clearly fictional ‘infected’ characters,” and “whether the objects of the violence […]

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  • Left 4 Dead 2 refused classification again in Australia

    Here we go again. Left 4 Dead 2 has been refused classification by the OFLC once again, despite recieving a MA 15+ rating for a watered down version two weeks ago. This is what it says in the media send-out, sent by the OFLC. A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board (the Review Board) […]

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  • Ghost Recon Predator rated by OFLC

    Oopsie. Australian ratings board the OFLC has given a 15+ to something called Ghost Recon Predator. It’s multi-platform, apparently. What is it? It’s the next Ghost Recon game, silly. The one out next year. The one that’s only been half-announced for fiscal 2010. No detail, obviously. Thanks, Destructoid.

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  • "Decapitation, dismemberment" and more removed from L4D2 for Oz release

    While news of Left 4 Dead clearing OFLC regulations this morning will bring relief to Down-Under gamers, it looks as though large cuts have been made to the approved version. According to News.com.au, the ratings board has confirmed that “the game no longer contains depictions of decapitation, dismemberment, wound detail or piles of dead bodies […]

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  • Left 4 Dead 2 receives MA 15+ rating in Australia, is un-banned

    Hello there, OFLC website. How are you doing? Oh, hey, what’s that you’ve got there? Is that… why, it is! It’s an MA 15+ rating for Left 4 Dead 2! Guess the game’s coming out in Australia after all. Gabe, you crazy rascal. What’d you do? Oh… oh my. Wanna talk about it? Come here. […]

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  • Newell - Decision on Left 4 Dead 2 Australian release imminent

    Valve boss Gabe Newell has said that a decision on whether or not an Australia-specific cut of Left 4 Dead 2 has passed OFLC regulations as a 15+ rated game is expected any day now. The company has submitted a new build of the shooter, Newell said, in an effort to ensure the game gets […]

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  • Left 4 Dead 2 banned in Australia

    Left 4 Dead 2′s been refused classification in Australia. See here: that’s what the “RC” means. Why? We’ll tell you why. Or rather, the OFLC’ll tell you why, through the magic gateway that is Gamespot: “The game contains realistic, frenetic and unrelenting violence which is inflicted upon “the Infected” who are living humans infected with […]

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  • Bloodhunt is new Acti game, says Oz ratings agency

    Australian ratings board the OFLC has apparently outed a new Activision titled named Bloodhunt. It features “strong violence,” apparently, and has been given a 15+. We’ll ask now, innit. Thanks, EG.

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  • Atkinson delaying public debate on 18+ games rating in Australia

    South Australian attorney general Michael “Head/Sand” Atkinson is refusing to allow a public debate on the launch of an 18+ rating for games in Australia by apparently failing to make amendments to a paper on the matter. Atkinson said he was to make “minor” changes to the paper four months ago. He hasn’t. Until he […]

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  • The Lost and Damned passes Oz censors unscathed

    GTA IV DLC The Lost and Damned has been passed without edits in Australia, IGN reports. The contents features explicit sex scenes with prostitutes and full frontal male nudity. The original GTA IV was originally refused classification in Australia by the ACB (formerly the OFLC) specifically because of the sex scenes with prostitutes. The Lost […]

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  • Blizzard: WoW in Australia is nice and legal

    Following a report earlier this week in the Sydney Morning Herald that appeared to suggest that MMOs would be banned from sale in Australia unless they were classified by the OFLC, Blizzard’s released a statement saying all fine and dandy in the land of Australian WoW. Up to this point, MMOs haven’t been rated in […]

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  • MMOs to be classified in Australia

    MMOs will now be classified in Australia in the same manner as single-player games, the Sydney Morning Herald’s reported this morning, and retailers will no longer be able to sell online games that haven’t been rated by the OFLC. The move directly affects sales of the likes of World of Warcraft and Warhammer Online, which […]

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  • Report: F.E.A.R. 2 banned in Australia (Update)

    Update: It’s true. See here. Gamasutra’s reporting that F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin’s been refused classification in Australia. The ruling effectively means the game has been banned from sale. The OFLC’s website doesn’t show that the game’s been rated as yet: do a search and see for yourself. The shooter sequel’s scheduled for European launch next […]

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  • OutRun Online Arcade listed on OFLC site

    As you can see on the OFLC’s site, Sega and THQ appear to be working on a new OutRun game, named OutRun Online Arcade. There’s no real detail there as such, aside from the fact the game’s “multi-platform.” No release date, or anything else for that matter. Take a look.

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OFLC Latest

  • Aussie GTA: Vice City rating related to PC back catalogue business

    Rockstar has confirmed to VG247 that a mysterious, Australian GTA: Vice City rating is related to back catalogue PC business.

  • Dead Rising 2 to launch in Australia uncut

    Australia’s ratings board, the OFLC, has classified Dead Rising 2 for a release in the country with an MA15 rating. Best news? It’s releasing in the country uncut and unedited: Aussies get a break at last.

  • Aliens Vs Predator unbanned in Australia

    Sega’s said that Aliens Vs Predator will be released in Australia as a 15+, with no cuts made. The OFLC refused the game classification at the beginning of December. “It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal,” said Darren Macbeth, Sega Australia MD. “We are particularly proud that the game […]

  • Australia opens 18+ debate to the public

    As promised, the Australian government has opened up the debate as to whether or not the country should have an 18+ rating to the public. Hit this for details. “Submissions are being sought on whether the Australian National Classification Scheme should include an R 18+ classification category for computer games,” said the attorney-general’s department. “Submissions […]

  • Ozzie game-handling is “utter BS,” says Jaffe

    He’s back! Eat Sleep Play’s David Jaffe has decided to break radio silence to call Australia’s political view of games “bullshit”. Phew. Things were getting boring, there. “There’s a government board and if they say it’s too offensive, in that case there’s no fight to fight — it is what it is,” he said, speaking […]

  • Atkinson to attempt MW2 reclassification in Australia

    South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson – Australia’s most visible opponent to the country adopting an 18 age rating for games – has confirmed he’s to appeal an OFLC decision to release Modern Warfare 2 with a 15+ rating in the country. Speaking on radio show National Interest last week, Atkinson said he thought the ruling […]

  • Left 4 Dead 2′s “realism” earned it an Oz ban

    The OFLC turned down Left 4 Dead 2′s appeal for release in Australia because of its “realism,” according to documents obtained by Gamespot. Apparently there was “insufficient delineation between the depiction of the general zombie figures and the human figures as opposed to the clearly fictional ‘infected’ characters,” and “whether the objects of the violence […]

  • Left 4 Dead 2 refused classification again in Australia

    Here we go again. Left 4 Dead 2 has been refused classification by the OFLC once again, despite recieving a MA 15+ rating for a watered down version two weeks ago. This is what it says in the media send-out, sent by the OFLC. A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board (the Review Board) […]

  • Ghost Recon Predator rated by OFLC

    Oopsie. Australian ratings board the OFLC has given a 15+ to something called Ghost Recon Predator. It’s multi-platform, apparently. What is it? It’s the next Ghost Recon game, silly. The one out next year. The one that’s only been half-announced for fiscal 2010. No detail, obviously. Thanks, Destructoid.

  • “Decapitation, dismemberment” and more removed from L4D2 for Oz release

    While news of Left 4 Dead clearing OFLC regulations this morning will bring relief to Down-Under gamers, it looks as though large cuts have been made to the approved version. According to News.com.au, the ratings board has confirmed that “the game no longer contains depictions of decapitation, dismemberment, wound detail or piles of dead bodies […]

  • Left 4 Dead 2 receives MA 15+ rating in Australia, is un-banned

    Hello there, OFLC website. How are you doing? Oh, hey, what’s that you’ve got there? Is that… why, it is! It’s an MA 15+ rating for Left 4 Dead 2! Guess the game’s coming out in Australia after all. Gabe, you crazy rascal. What’d you do? Oh… oh my. Wanna talk about it? Come here. […]

  • Newell – Decision on Left 4 Dead 2 Australian release imminent

    Valve boss Gabe Newell has said that a decision on whether or not an Australia-specific cut of Left 4 Dead 2 has passed OFLC regulations as a 15+ rated game is expected any day now. The company has submitted a new build of the shooter, Newell said, in an effort to ensure the game gets […]

  • Left 4 Dead 2 banned in Australia

    Left 4 Dead 2′s been refused classification in Australia. See here: that’s what the “RC” means. Why? We’ll tell you why. Or rather, the OFLC’ll tell you why, through the magic gateway that is Gamespot: “The game contains realistic, frenetic and unrelenting violence which is inflicted upon “the Infected” who are living humans infected with […]

  • Bloodhunt is new Acti game, says Oz ratings agency

    Australian ratings board the OFLC has apparently outed a new Activision titled named Bloodhunt. It features “strong violence,” apparently, and has been given a 15+. We’ll ask now, innit. Thanks, EG.

  • Atkinson delaying public debate on 18+ games rating in Australia

    South Australian attorney general Michael “Head/Sand” Atkinson is refusing to allow a public debate on the launch of an 18+ rating for games in Australia by apparently failing to make amendments to a paper on the matter. Atkinson said he was to make “minor” changes to the paper four months ago. He hasn’t. Until he […]

  • The Lost and Damned passes Oz censors unscathed

    GTA IV DLC The Lost and Damned has been passed without edits in Australia, IGN reports. The contents features explicit sex scenes with prostitutes and full frontal male nudity. The original GTA IV was originally refused classification in Australia by the ACB (formerly the OFLC) specifically because of the sex scenes with prostitutes. The Lost […]

  • Blizzard: WoW in Australia is nice and legal

    Following a report earlier this week in the Sydney Morning Herald that appeared to suggest that MMOs would be banned from sale in Australia unless they were classified by the OFLC, Blizzard’s released a statement saying all fine and dandy in the land of Australian WoW. Up to this point, MMOs haven’t been rated in […]

  • MMOs to be classified in Australia

    MMOs will now be classified in Australia in the same manner as single-player games, the Sydney Morning Herald’s reported this morning, and retailers will no longer be able to sell online games that haven’t been rated by the OFLC. The move directly affects sales of the likes of World of Warcraft and Warhammer Online, which […]

  • Report: F.E.A.R. 2 banned in Australia (Update)

    Update: It’s true. See here. Gamasutra’s reporting that F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin’s been refused classification in Australia. The ruling effectively means the game has been banned from sale. The OFLC’s website doesn’t show that the game’s been rated as yet: do a search and see for yourself. The shooter sequel’s scheduled for European launch next […]

  • OutRun Online Arcade listed on OFLC site

    As you can see on the OFLC’s site, Sega and THQ appear to be working on a new OutRun game, named OutRun Online Arcade. There’s no real detail there as such, aside from the fact the game’s “multi-platform.” No release date, or anything else for that matter. Take a look.

  • Silent Hill: Homecoming refused classification in Australia

    Pathetic. According to this XboxOz360Gamer story, the Australian OFLC has refused to classify Silent Hill: Homecoming, effectively barring the game from sale in the country. Apparently Australian people can’t cope with adult videogame content, which is why Australia has no 18 rating for games. Getting 18-rated games from other PAL countries must be really tough […]

  • Dyack says talk of PC Too Human is “not true”

    Speaking to VG247, Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has confirmed that no PC version of Too Human is currently in the works, despite talk to the contrary. “It’s a rumour, it’s not true,” he said. “We have no plans for a PC version right now.” A PC version was speculated on after the Australian OFLC […]

  • Fallout 3 banned in Australia because of drugs references

    According to this Kotaku story, Fallout 3 was refused classification in Australia because the drug-taking in the game was too life-like. “Corresponding with the list of various ‘chems’ are small visual representation of the drugs, these include syringes, tablets, pill bottles, a crack-type pipe and blister packs,” said the Australian Office of Film & Literature […]

  • Confirmed: Fallout 3 refused classification in Australia

    Bethesda’s Fallout 3 has been refused classification by the Australian OFLC. Dated July 4, the RC rating comes just four days before Bethesda announced that the game would feature slavery, drugs and addiction. The Australian classification rules are as follows: There are six classification categories for films (G, PG, M, MA 15+, R 18+, X […]

  • Prostitution options cut from Oz GTA IV

    According to this Gamespot report, the only differences anyone’s found between the Australian and European version’s of GTA IV so far is in the way certain aspects of prostitution are dealt with in the game. From the site: Having just received a region one version of the game, we tested out a few scenarios and […]

  • OFLC warns on supplying GTA IV to NZ youngsters

    According to this New Zealand Herald report, the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) has been warning retailers this week to stay off supplying GTA IV to parents “demanding” the game for their children. “If it’s perfectly obvious the parent is buying the game for the child, don’t sell it to the parent,” said […]