BMX XXX banned in Australia

Acclaim's mature-themed sports game will have to undergo changes if it's ever to be released in Australia.

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As first reported by GameSpot Australia, the Melbourne, Australia, office of Acclaim Entertainment has today announced that the mature-themed sports game BMX XXX, originally planned for release late in November 2003, has been refused classification by the OFLC (the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification) and will subsequently not be released in Australia.

A rating of Refused Classification, or "RC," means that the game content cannot fit into any of the available categories for computer and video games, which in Australia only go as high as the "MA 15+" classification. If a game would have been given an "R 18+" or "X" rating, then it cannot go on sale in Australia without modification to remove the offending content. This is what happened to Grand Theft Auto III in Australia last year.

Whether or not Acclaim considers the offending content to be too fundamental to the game to change for Australia remains to be seen. For more information on BMX XXX, which certain US retailers are also 2890526refusing to stock, check out our previous coverage of the Grand Theft Auto III , Grand Theft Auto III , and Grand Theft Auto III versions of the game.

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