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Australia BANS Fallout 3 before it's even released.

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WTF!?! That's how this post will start and that's how it will end.

As posted on the Gamespot forums and already spreading across the innerwebs like wildfire (obvious example right here), the word is out that Fallout 3 has been refused classification by Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC).

To quote the post;

"Apparently the game includes the use of Morphine by your character. (I assume as some sort of "healthpack" or "stimpack"). By all accounts this did not sit well with the Board as the portrayal of the unregulated use of proscribed substances is a bit of a no no and will damage the fragile minds of Australia's game-playing populace."

This of course adds fuel to the raging debate about whether games in Australia should be allowed an R18+ rating, and I desperately hope that this latest news will cause a shit-storm big enough to make the rating a reality, so we can start enjoying games as they were originally designed, and not some cut-down family friendly hack.

I wanna hear what Jim Sterling has to say about this, because he could probably put it into a more appropriately eloquent and vitriol saturated response than I ever could.

And, once again as promised: WTF!?!

Cheers.

EDIT FOR HERETIC: WTF!?
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