The lights are on
Last month we learned that Warner Bros. bloody return to Mortal Kombat’s roots was going to be banned in Australia. Despite Warner Bros. appeal to Australia’s rating boards, it looks like the game still won’t be hitting the land down under.
“We’re obviously extremely disappointed that the refused classification decision has been upheld by the Classification Review Board," said a Warner Bros. representative. "We want to thank the thousands of Mortal Kombat fans in Australia and around the world who have voiced their support during the appeal process."
Mortal Kombat is too hot for Australia, but do we have any Aussie readers who are planning on importing the game anyway?
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Wow, that sucks for them.
Wow still, thats lame, those Aussies are missing out
Iff i where there, i would. I'll impor it to my country anyways...
Oh Australia, if it wasn't for your yummy Vegemite I don't know what we would do with you
Man! Sucks to be in Australia. why can't they just let them play in peace?!
A shame. =/
Thank god i'm not in australia.
Honestly, no surprise. Now, when I see an article in gameinformer, I just say to myself "That's gotta be banned in Australia".
All we are saying is, give Mortal Kombat a chance.
Australia needs too know that after all, it is animated violence; nowhere close to reality.
C'mon! Don't be such a Wallabe!
Not to sure about this..
I'm a little confused. I seem to remember an article about Australia getting an 18+ rating for games. Has it not gone into effect yet, or am I misremembering? Also if it is still to go into effect, I wonder if they will reverse the decision.
man when it comes to video games.... austrailia blows in that department.
Censorship never works, ever.
If any games i want get censored, it's very easy to import. In fact, i always import anyway because of the inflated prices for everything here.
Another misstep for gaming just because the older generation doesn't understand it. A crying shame, hope you aussies just import it if you really want to play it.
I wonder what Kano thinks about this...