It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Saints Row IV banned in Australia due to 'unjustified' evil Saints Row IV banned in Australia due to 'unjustified' evil
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Saints Row IV banned in Australia due to 'unjustified' evil
Thread Tools
Old 26th June 2013, 07:24   #1
[M] Reviewer
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 117,692
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Saints Row IV banned in Australia due to 'unjustified' evil

For every tearful accountant at Saints Row HQ, there must be a gleeful marketing person punching the air, playing mini golf and doing whatever else marketing people do when they're full of glee. Conflicted emotions aside, however, game publisher Deep Silver can now claim the notorious distinction of having its latest title, Saints Row IV, rejected outright by the Australian Classification Board (ACB). It's the first such refusal since the ACB implemented a new R18+ rating, which is meant to allow for adult themes within games but which evidently couldn't cope with Saints Row's peculiar depictions of sexual violence (which were "not justified by context") or its drug-themed reward system (which is "prohibited by the computer games guidelines"). According to The Guardian, this effectively means Saints Row IV is banned from sale in retail stores in Australia, but Joystiq has received word from Deep Silver saying it intends to create a "reworked" version of its open-world game specifically for that country. Meanwhile, the regular version has been given PEGI 18 and ESRB M ratings elsewhere, and it looks to be on track for an August release date. ign=Engadget
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saints Row IV Gameplay Video Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 10th May 2013 07:35
Saints Row IV Reveal Trailer Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 18th March 2013 07:22
Indians migrated to Australia 4,000 years ago Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 16th January 2013 07:43
Australia gives up on internet censorship plans Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 12th November 2012 07:02
Australia to get US fighter jet jamming technology Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 24th August 2012 16:51
Bloomberg banned by China Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 6th July 2012 06:22
Australia has new R18+ video games rating Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 19th June 2012 07:59
Saints Row 4 Outed? Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 17th May 2012 07:17
Word won't be banned—for now jmke WebNews 0 6th September 2009 13:41
Half Life 2 Possibly Banned in Australia? jmke WebNews 1 25th October 2004 17:59

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:17.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO