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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Further Australian nannying.

Also on the subject of how the Australian government treat us all like we're either children, retarded or both, another computer game was recently refused classification, i.e. banned, here. Happily, though gamers may well have mixed feelings, the developers of the new Alien Vs Predator game refused to follow the lead of others and edit it down to a tamer level (e.g Risen, Fallout 3 or Left For Dead 2 which one review actually described as 'ruined' - see below for the video)especially for the sooky Australian market and it's religious overlords but instead issued a politely worded PR.
“We will not be releasing a sanitized or cut down version for territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices.”
Which I take to mean fuck you Australia for allowing a fabulous country to be run and ruined by patronising, authoritarian cunts whose instinct is to treat all like the youngest child and to restrict and ban and make everyone less free.

Frankly I can't argue with them if that's the message. The only thing is that I'm not sure the withdrawal of a niche game from the Australian market will make big enough waves among the general population for the message that we're being heavily nannied to get through.

Incidentally, just a reminder why we're in this situation - one guy and his personal desire and legal ability to inflict his personal morality on a whole fucking continent. Federation of competing states, my bell end!

Happy gaming Australia. Maybe you gamers will enjoy the banjo music instead.

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