Edited Version of Left 4 Dead 2 Approved for Australia -1 reply

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Tanith

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#1 9 years ago

Looks like Australians will be able to get their Left 4 Dead 2 on after all, as long as they don't mind playing an edited version of the game that will probably suck.

Left 4 Dead 2 was refused classification when it was submitted to the Australian Classification Board in September, a decision that effectively banned its sale Down Under. Distributor Electronic Arts has launched an appeal of the decision but in order to ensure that the game is on store shelves in one form or another when it is released in November a censored version, which according to News.com.au "removes considerable amounts of gore from gameplay," was also submitted and has been given an MA15+ rating.

The Classification Board said the "revised version" of the game still contains violence that is strong in impact, but it has been cleaned up considerably; while "large and frequent blood splatters" remain, the report notes that "no wound detail is shown and the implicitly dead bodies and blood splatter disappear as they touch the ground." Furthermore, "The game no longer contains depictions of decapitation, dismemberment, wound detail or piles of dead bodies lying about the environment."

Valve boss Gabe Newell told Kotaku Australia that the edited version of the game is a "backup plan" in case the appeal fails or takes longer than expected. If the edited version is released in Australia before the appeal proceeds and the appeal is later successful, Aussies will receive an update to bring their version of the game in line with the rest of the world. The update would be free for the PC version of the game but Newell said he was unsure how it would be handled for the Xbox 360 version.

Source: The Escapist : News : Edited Version of Left 4 Dead 2 Approved for Australia




gravy666

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#2 9 years ago

Damnit, you beat me to it.

Too bad Aussies still have shitty connections.




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#3 9 years ago

I bet it has no blood and gore in it.. :p

And the dark areas are brightened.




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#4 9 years ago

Noobst3R;5030318I bet it has no blood and gore in it.. :p

And the dark areas are brightened.

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#5 9 years ago

Well... as long as it plays the same... Though this will probably mean aussies can't game with the rest of the world. Blood splatters and piles of bodies are gameplay changing elements, and I don't see how two can work at the same time.




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#6 9 years ago

So in order to classify a game in Aussie land you have to remove all the fun parts.


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#7 9 years ago

They'll be able to work together just fine. Blood spatters and bodies (and, in fact, all the gory stuff) will all be calculated and rendered client-side, not server-side.




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#8 9 years ago

Those... Those... Those... Bastards!


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#9 9 years ago

Yeah, they must thing Australia is a continent of criminals or something .................. o wait...


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#10 9 years ago

I'll smuggle 50, 000 copies of L4D2 (The fun one) into Aussie Land and sell them for $98.32 AUS a piece. Aussie Land will bow to me. Why do they need action games in Australia? Can't they just get punched by a Kangaroo or some shit, I hear they hit hard.




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