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20Dec/13

South Park: The Stick of Truth

In the Australian version of the new South Park game, the alien anal probe part will be replaced with a graphic text description of the probing, a still image of a koala crying and the word "censored" written in large red text. It actually sounds funnier than the uncensored version.

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18Jan/12

Save the Internet

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19Mar/10

Episodes from Liberty City PS3/PC delayed

Episodes from Liberty City PS3 and PC versions have been delayed from the original March 30th release date until April 13th in North America and April 16th in Europe. Sony requested that Rockstar edit some of the in-game radio, TV and internet content in the European PS3 release.

Due to a last minute game submission request from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to edit some of the in-game Liberty City radio station, television, and internet content – we are forced to delay the worldwide release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for both PlayStation 3 and PC for an extra two weeks.

More information at Rockstar Games facebook page and Rockstar News Wire.

17Sep/09

Left 4 Dead 2 “Banned” in Australia

It seems the game was deemed unsuitable for 15 year old children and since there is no higher rating for games in Australia, it was refused classification. I believe the decision can still be appealed and if that fails then it will likely be censored to get it approved.

It's just another reason why Australia needs an 18+ rating for video games.

Left 4 Dead 2 refused classification in Australia

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30Oct/08

Australian censorship paper censored

A proposed public consultation process for the introduction of an R18+ rating for video games in Australia has suffered a setback, with a draft discussion paper on the issue rejected by South Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson.

"Mr. Atkinson is actually censoring debate on censorship, and there’s a whole lot of irony in that," Curry said of Atkinson’s decision. "We’re going to try and put the paper forward again as soon as possible."

gamespot.com - Aussie R18+ public consultation delayed

theage.com.au - Censoring the censorship debate

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1Aug/08

Video Game Censorship

Ask an average Australian about censorship and chances are they'll tell you it's a bad thing.

Banned: the absurdity of Australia's game rating regime - abc.net.au article

This is an old video but unlike the Q and A video, this one is an informed discussion.

Should R18+ video games be allowed in Australia? - youtube.com February 2008 - Sunrise (morning show)

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25Jul/08

Australian video game censorship Q and A

An attempt at a discussion about the lack of an 18+ rating for video games in Australia goes horribly wrong.

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