Crosshairs Skit - How to Not Get Your Game Banned Down Under
Laura Parker speaks to an authorised assessor and the former deputy director of the Classification Board to get a rundown on how the Australian classification system works and their opinions on the R18+ rating for games.Posted Jun 22, 2011 | 9:32 | 2,610 Views
This week, we take a look at downloadable content such as Modern Warfare 2 and a foul-mouthed trailer.Posted Feb 16, 2011 | 2:06 | 9,565 Views
Find out our nominees for Worst Game Everyone Played!Posted Dec 13, 2010 | 1:02 | 20,991 Views
It's Guybrush, racing, and trailers galore.Posted Jul 10, 2010 | 3:38 | 14,356 Views
Check out the new trailer for the upcoming DLC including four new thrilling online map packs!Posted Jun 30, 2010 | 1:28 | 12,121 Views
- Dec 8, 2009
The GameSpot AU crew has come up with a few helpful tips to help game developers not get their games refused classification in Australia.
@Jato_81 Sega and Rebellion convinced the board to allow the uncensored version of AvP into the country, so no thai instructions for you my friend!
There should be more of the comedy skits. At least this is something of a fun tutor on games, edited or not would get into Australia. On 28th of January, two days after Australia Day, my age is going to be 24. So not much of a birthday but at least you get a break from having a party. Anyway, maybe they'll do a skit on the whole censorship issue in Australia, just for the fun of it.
that is the kind of politician you get when you find one willing to send someone to jail over a pirated flick. they start to look at what you are shipping onto the country, and ban it. Way to go SONY for all those political contributions to the politicians that are willing to ban the garbage you wanted to protect.
go to where it all started. the various companies pushed to get onerous laws in place to fight piracy of intellectual property, and now the politicians have taken this to the typical extreme they always do. Now, you cant get this property into Australia. The big boys cut their own throats with all the lobying they have done to over-criminalize piracy. Who wants their kids to have all this horrible stuff? Who wants their kids to be criminals? Ban it all. That is what you get when you face prison time for having a bootleg movie or tv program on your PC. Politicians never stop once the ball starts rolling.
who ever is banning games in australia think everone under the age of 15 is a serial rapist waiting to happen...
I beleive I read that they convinced Australia to allow the uncensored version of AvP in Aussie Nation
"Please, refrain from allowing players to interfere with the deceased...this is also not permissible..." Hahahahahaha!!!!
Sucks to be in Australia. Australian gamers should go to U.S. once a year to go get all the games they cant get in Australia, or are censored to much.
Very good Vid guys. I'll just get AvP the same way as I do other Banned games.. eBay the case and instructions might be in Thai but it installs in English and the publisher still gets his money.
If we had an R18+, then kids won't be able to get the violent games as easy. How is this a bad thing? We sure live in a backwards arse country...
damn after watching this I now find the "Borderlands" poster/dvd cover unpermissable in Australia as it involves subliminal, suicidal messages!! :O
Funny, I try to watch this vid about not getting your game banned in australia and it won't let me watch because of ESRB guidelines.
Its a shame really. But I think the bigger problem with a lack of an R18 rating is that the classification board is prone to 'squeezing in' games into the MA15 rating when they perhaps shouldn't be given classification. This defeats the purpose of not having an R18 rating entirely, as underage gamers as a result have unrestricted access to a large number of games that they may not have been able to play, had there been an R18 rating.
Great Video guys! I'm frm australia. I don't know Why those classifiaction guys go and buy some balls. They just making life harder for everyone! I was waiting for this game for a long time! Now I'm totally Dissapointed! They censor all the R+18 games but I'm pretty sure they not going to change anything about how much R+18 XXX in their computers. Wonder if they like it when theiir favourite porn censored to a MA15+ one! Does it feel the same??? This is totally gay
Violence is not really an issue down under most games that were banned were appealed and brought back through , there has been a few that havnt but they go a bit too far with the blood spray and dismemberment .. reminds me of kill bill lol i think the main concern is drugs and sex scenes reminds me of the postal II days :P but yes there definately should be an R18 rating especially since thats the age you can do everything else
The video could be more funny, but that is beside the point. It's a good criticism of what prsently goes on in Australia in terms of gaming. Their legislation needs to be updated in face of REALITY!!! People over the age of 15 DO play games!! It is time for Australia legislators to update not only the law, but also their view on video-games.
If I lived in Australia that would have bugged me, but since I don't that was pretty funny. Close to the truth. ;)