Half-Life 2 Possibly Banned In Austrailia??? -1 reply

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azzkiker

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#1 16 years ago

According to THIS POST over at Sumea, there's a possibility that Half-Life 2 with it's 18+ rating may be banned in Austrailia!

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 5:25:36 PM. Posted by *submitted* The Pan European Games Information (PEGI) age rating system has given Half Life 2 an R(18+) rating. What's really interesting about this is how the game fairs in Australia. The Australian Office of Film & Literature Classification (OFLC) has yet to classify Half Life 2, but if the board follows suit from their European counterparts, it'll mean that one of this years highly anticipated titles is banned outright from sales here.

If there's one game that WILL bring the issue of our lousy games classification system up for serious discussion, it's definately Half Life 2!

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#2 16 years ago

Damn those poor AUSSIES!




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#3 16 years ago

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#4 16 years ago
Im going to set up a petition for all australians if this does happen!

i'll sign i'll sign you gust gota hate the government dont ya you know it also acurs to me that there is no reason why there shouldnt be a r rating here in australia the matter is under question now so i thing half life will be the deciding factor in that debate(since most aussie gamers have been waiting in antisipation for it)




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#5 16 years ago

Thats just Queer. Wtf is the point, slap an 18+ sticker on and kids will want it more. I'm getting HL2 and I'm [Probably] Underage.




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#6 16 years ago

id love to visit austrailia....but they (gov't, not people) are serious f'ed up down there...they banned all GTA games, and others like it....do they even have R rated movies down there??? and they took every shotgun and pistol in the courntry and destroyed them...that alone would make me move....anyone tries to take MY guns....ill be shooting back at them...


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#7 16 years ago

That's just rude.

Even though I'm not Australian, I'll sign a petition.




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#8 16 years ago

Yeah thanks guys, By the way i havnt heard from poopy since. Oh its a great feeling ;) Just a theorm. . . If i were to hypetheticaly change my country in steam, i would hypotheticaly be able to play half life2 in australia, hypetheticaly speaking. Hmmmmmm, As i have purchased and all through steam! :D




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#9 16 years ago

i got an idea....lets get all the people from austrailia that are on gf...have them pay us (ppl in the US, etc..) the money thru paypal...and well send them the game via the regular mail....that is unless the govt checks all incoming packages....its legal...basically like buying off of ebay..but without the middleman (ebay)....just a thought


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#10 16 years ago
do they even have R rated movies down there???

yes we do its just the game ratings that are screwed well postal 2 is baned here as well but i still got it so i supose there will be many a way around it if it does get baned here mind you i dought the gi\ovent ment will be that stupid half of australia wil be at there throts(sp?) if they do