Posted by Harley
Posted by The Cake Is A Pie
or as in banned from being installed on Australian computers through steam?
oh man would that suck
also this is a thread for the L4D2 board
I also made a news thread about it because I'm super cool.
The ban means that the game is refused classification, meaning no copies will be sold in Australia and Steam will have to remove it form the Australian store page, much like what they did with Manhunt.
To be honest, Michael Atkinson is jumping sharks at the moment. The entire "ban digital copies of games nao" is starting to come into play, if you're not used to censorship and communism, then the entire game scene is going to change for Australia.
The government believes that no one over 18 plays games, so every game has to be made for kids that aren't old enough to be playing the edited versions anyway, which is just obsurd and completely insulting. Basically, Australian gamers over 18 have no right to play games designed for them and have to suffer because some little shit wants every game not made for them.
It's not up to the government to decide waht I can play, it's up to my parents and parents of kids that was to play games. Devs should make their games and the government should pass them through inspection with a G, PG, M, MA or R rating and the parents decide whether the game is suitable for the child or not.
Banning the game all out is only delaying the inevitable. I can still import the game from NZ, the UK or anywhere PAL is used.
Everyone just watch as the censor trips over their own feet on this one, it will be unbanned as soon as they realise they have released much worse games at the same rating. It will be available everywhere and the world will be aligned once again.