Valve has been appealing a decision by the Australian rating board to refuse an MA15+ classification for Left 4 Dead 2, effectively banning the zombie sequel in the country. Valve has a heavily censored game rated and ready to go, but was hoping to make Australia's authorities see sense and allow the real game to get into the hands of Australian hands. No dice, unfortunately, as the board has rejected the appeal.
Isn't it amazing that it takes just three people to decide what a whole country can and cannot enjoy in the privacy of their own homes? If you're one of our Australian readers, then congratulations. Three complete strangers think they know you well enough to decide that you're not ready for Valve's jelly. Isn't that nice of them?
Australia, your rating system is f*cking ludicrous.