'Revised' Fallout 3 granted release in Australia
- Posted August 13th, 2008 at 11:25 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 9 Comments
Bethesda’s Fallout 3 has been granted release in Australian territories following the submission of a revised copy of the game to Australia’s Office of Film and Literature Classification.
The post-apocalyptic RPG was previously refused rating in the territory due to the game's depiction of drug use as power-ups; however, an edited version of the title has since been granted an MA15+ rating, allowing it to be sold upon release.
According to an AOFLC report, the drugs displayed in the game have all been issued new names, while actual images of drug taking have been completely removed and replaced by icons.
"The drugs depicted are fictional; drugs are depicted as stylised icons on a menu with the drug use itself not depicted," states the report.
"[The board] found that [the] relationship between drug use and incentives and rewards is not such that it promotes or encourages the use of prescribed drugs. Therefore the game does not warrant to be Refused Classification."
Fallout 3 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 later this year.
- 6:45am EDT - August 13th, 2008
Well at least Austraila gets the game with some minor tweaks if that's all that's been edited.
Perishing_Mind | Ernad_BMW
- 6:52am EDT - August 13th, 2008
Games should be viewed as art and not simply as a danger to our Youth
- 8:53am EDT - August 13th, 2008
Glad I live in Sweden!
- 9:54am EDT - August 13th, 2008
Wow,i'm never gonna go to Australia now!
- 12:56pm EDT - August 13th, 2008
Import ftw!! It's cheaper to import to.
- 1:40pm EDT - August 13th, 2008
PSN ID: Tunnan
I hate censored versions good thing thers import
- 2:22pm EDT - August 13th, 2008
instead of bullets the weapons will shot little stars, and instead of blood will be catchup, and the enemies will be fluffy pink bears
- 2:52pm EDT - August 13th, 2008
Australia sounds lame... "Oh the poor children!" Games ain't all for kids. they should make an Adult rating instead of modifiying the game
- 11:35pm EDT - August 13th, 2008
I wont stand for 'EDITED' and 'NUMBED DOWN' games sorry.
Its just another one i'll IMPORT and rob Australian outlets of sales commision. Once again my $ will go overseas...
PS: Australian Laws may soon change regarding 18+ Games Rating Releases.
See Ep 17 for News on the upcoming Vote ( www.abc.net.au/tv/goodgame )
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