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  • Shaken - October 1, 2009 4:38 p.m.

    I have Artificial Girl 3...and its awesome.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - October 1, 2009 4:18 p.m.

    "Hmm. Being an Australian gamer, I would have rather you said the Australian Government is backwards, not Australia." Hyperbole for comedic effect. ;) I also believe that the US is incredibly backwards in many areas. In fact, I think we're full of stupid over here. No offense intended.
  • FyshelStix - October 1, 2009 1:49 p.m.

    I agree about Australia not having an R 18+ rating is ridiculous, destroying free speech, behind the rest of the world etc. But we're not made up of mostly Europeans. Everyday I walk past many people all over Sydney and hear probably 10 different languages, most o them Asian. You can't go anywhere in the major cities of Australia and not see a Non-European. Back to the matter of the banning of games in Australia its very stupid and clearly a political issue.
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - October 1, 2009 1:22 p.m.

    Lol You should come to the middle east we only ban games that are racist or contain graphic sex.Violence no problem!
  • russman - October 1, 2009 12:46 p.m.

    Bloody Australian government, when they're not raising the price of booze they're banning games. Yes a lot of the games get through with a 15+ rating but usually after offending parts of the game are removed or altered. How can it be alright to be able to go to a pub and drink but we can't go home and kill zombies? Bugger it, I'm going back to New Zealand.
  • MdNGhT - October 1, 2009 12:35 p.m.

    ARGH I HATE LIVING IN CHINA D:
  • Meted666 - October 1, 2009 11:49 a.m.

    im from australia and i no wat they mean with the stupid censorship and how there is no 18+ rating i mean it makes us look like idiots because we have a stupid censorship group who must have never played a game to no that not only kids play... just want u guys to no that its not all australians that think like the censorship group
  • TessSteckle - October 1, 2009 10:16 a.m.

    Wow, i'm surprised you didn't include the UAE here. I live in Dubai now and the censorship here is completely ridiculous. They cut out all nude scenes in movies, and block any website that contains any nudity (even if it isn't a porn site). They even block some youtube videos, F-ING YOUTUBE. And worst of all they ban any iraq-war related game. Thats right MW was banned here and MW2 will probably be banned as well. I had to get my copy of MW when I went back to the states. Dubai or the Saudi Arabia are the absolute worst when it comes to the censorship of media... i haven't watched porn in 3 months...
  • Tomsta666 - October 1, 2009 8:41 a.m.

    Lets all LOL @ the Aussies. captcha - 71 poohs
  • SandroTheMaster - October 1, 2009 7:04 a.m.

    In Brazil, we got it easy in Censorship (but not in legislation). Mostly because games are too damn obscure here to this day. Only now that I'm in the university I'm finding SOME people that actually played games at some point. And just a FEW that are actually gamers (and not a single woman... besides my sister). So, when a political figure actually goes out and says "This game is a cancer in our christian society and blah, blah", everyone pretty much just goes "huh?". Mentioning games, even negatively, just seems to decrease a politician's relevance almost instantly... They did manage to banish Carmageddon and DOOM a while ago. But these weren't exactly enforced. Still, as recently as last year it managed to get Counter Strike and Everquest to be banned... and I sincerely don't know what happened since, I can't really tell what happened since. They enforced it for a few months then simply seemed to forget it ever happened. Like I said, the politicians involved were probably laughed out of political existence for daring to think games had any relevance...
  • iluvmyDS - October 1, 2009 6:59 a.m.

    Viva la revolucion!
  • CountFenring - October 1, 2009 6:22 a.m.

    @alfonso.hdez No I knew not the whole country, that's why I said Chihuahua, Mexico instead of just Mexico.
  • CombatCat120 - October 1, 2009 4:29 a.m.

    Piracy is so popular here in the Middle East its hard to find an original game. The ignorant gamers here love GTA so much that they made an arabic version of San Andreas. But at the first obscure sign of nudity, GTA IV was immediately banned without question. wtf
  • idlemindkiller - October 1, 2009 3:10 a.m.

    If you think GamesRadar is the best gaming website in the world, say so now. I do!!
  • alfonso.hdez - October 1, 2009 3 a.m.

    @CountFenring GRAW2 wasn't banned here in Mexico, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez (just a city, not the whole damn country)just said "WTF why the terrorist must be from this specific city?" He probably just wanted to kill some Nazi zombies, as everyone else. I actually picked a copy like 2 months ago at a bargain bin (@10 bucks), meh game.
  • Cwf2008 - October 1, 2009 2:54 a.m.

    And im glad that despite all the dumbasses in America calling for government mandating of games, the Supreme Court is smart enough to either shoot down those laws or not even give a crap about it. If they want to take away our rights to play violent videogames WHEN THERRE IS NO FUCKING PROBLEM WITH THEM then they can bite my shiny metal ass
  • somerandomchap - October 1, 2009 2:53 a.m.

    Being Australian, it isnt that bad, every game that gets an R 18+ in America we get it MA 15+ no games have been outrightly banned in Australia except for L4D2 and im sure they will bring it out in a bit, Also we get to legally drink at 18 therefor Australia pwns.
  • Cwf2008 - October 1, 2009 2:36 a.m.

    “Oh god, a puddle of blood! Those sensitive pacifists in America won’t have this! What’s that? They were the ones who dropped the…? Oh, right. Look, the guys at NOA say to take it out.” Lol i cracked up when i read that. "OMG theres some nudity/violence in that game! America cant handle that...oh wait Las Vegas...and Iraq...Afghanistan...WW2...what was my point again?"
  • AyJay - October 1, 2009 1:01 a.m.

    Hmm. Being an Australian gamer, I would have rather you said the Australian Government is backwards, not Australia. And also, not that I'm saying that our rating system is the greatest in the world (which it isn't), a lot of games that would get an 18+ rating in other countries usually, and I stress usually, get an MA 15+ rating here e.g. GTA 4, Killzone 2, Madworld. But yes, I do agree that we need an R 18+ rating, just for L4D2
  • phoenix_wings - October 1, 2009 12:54 a.m.

    @ FriendlyFire--not 'that' open and progressive. Games are censored because kids today have shitty parents. They think "games are for kids, so they can't be bad," and pick up (insert random T or M rated game here) for their kid, failing to actually 'see' what the kid is playing. And then if by chance their little precious 'does' see some act of pixilated violence or gore, they fail to teach their children that this is a game, and that the actions seen in said game should not be imitated. Unless it's like--curing cancer, or something.

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