Fallout 3 banned in Australia because of drugs references

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 10 July 2008 12:40 GMT

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 Classification. “In the Board’s view these realistic visual representations of drugs and their delivery method bring the ‘science-fiction’ drugs in line with ‘real-world’ drugs.”

Yeah, that’s great. Pretend it isn’t there. Lunacy.

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