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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Update ] - More info on Game: Fallout 3

As we previously reported on DAC, there was a lot of speculation that Fallout 3 was refused classification by the video game ratings board in Australia, effectively banning its sale. Now, word comes from Kotaku confirming what we suspected:

Yes, the rumour was true. The Office of Film and Literature Classification has handed an RC to Bethesda's Fallout 3, making it illegal to sell the game in Australia. It's not known at this stage if the ban was for drug use, as the original rumour states, or gore as I was predicting.

In addition, we know why it was banned because of this leaked OFLC report:

The game contains the option to take a variety of "chems" using a device which is connected to the character's arm. Upon selection of the device a menu selection screen is displayed. Upon this screen is a list of "chems" that the player can take, by means of selection. These "chems" have positive effects and some negitave effects (lowering of intelligence, or the character may become addicted to the "chem"). The positive effects include increase in strength, stamina, resistance to damage, agility and hit points.

Corresponding with the list of various "chems" are small visual representation of the drugs, these include syringes, tablets, pill bottles, a crack-type pipe and blister packs. In the Board's view these realistic visual representations of drugs and their delivery method bring the "science-fiction" drugs in line with "real-world" drugs.

Bethesda isn't commenting on this yet, so we'll see what happens.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Are we devolving here? Wasn't this stuff cool back in '97 and now the world's gone dickless. Oh well..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:22 am Reply with quoteBack to top

What substance was han solo frozen in? - Triumph
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

:facepalm:

drugs are bad, mkay
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The Australian government is just protecting its citizens from the real killer of brain cells that is Fallout 3. salute
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm sooo moving to Australia. icon_pelvic_thrust
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

HAHA!! Belated first post announcement!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey, let's try to push the US and EU to ban Fallout 3 as well. We could bombard them with emails on how we feel offended by the idea of actually using drugs in a game. smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

That is a wonderful idea.

I think we should do so. Far reaching implications.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'll take Canada dumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Probably won't work for places other then aus. This is simply because we don't have an R18+ rating for video games. They go up to MA15+, and anything higher then that and it just gets banned. I New Zealand is the only place worse then us, but that may've changed. I think they only allowed up to an M rating. But that was years ago.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow, that sux, we used to have 10, 13, 16, 18, and 21.

Now it just goes to 18.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dreadnought wrote:
Hey, let's try to push the US and EU to ban Fallout 3 as well. We could bombard them with emails on how we feel offended by the idea of actually using drugs in a game. smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Uh? Who's talking to you, young friend? icon_confused2
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

oops, I clicked a few too many posts and moved it to NMA, sorry icon_drunk

(maybe a kind hearted admin could fix my mistake? I was just moving the flame posts from peanut and chris)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Catfuck. You dont appear to be co-ordninated enough for adminship. But since this is dac we will forgive you due to the likely presense of icon_drunk
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

rabidpeanut wrote:
the likely presense of icon_drunk


no comment icon_drunk
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Catman has admin powers now?! Why wasn't I warned? I expect a full report on my desk by tomorrow morning. I wanna know what kinda shit we're dealing with before it all hits the fan!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Decline of DAC.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Decline? We went on that slope more than 4 years ago.
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