Saints Row 4 Banned In Australia Despite The New R18+ Rating

Although the Australian ratings system has been upgraded earlier this year to include R18+ rating, it seems that some stuff is banned in games.

Joining the long line of games banned in Australia is Saints Row 4.

"In the Board's opinion, Saints Row IV, includes interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context," explained the Australian Classification Board (ACB) in an official statement. "In addition, the game includes elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards. Such depictions are prohibited by the computer games guidelines."

Saints Row 4 publisher, Deep Silver, confirmed the ban and assured Australian fans that they are working with developer Volition to create an Australian version of the game. "Deep Silver can confirm that Saints Row IV was denied an age classification in Australia," they said in a statement to the fans. "Volition, the developer, are reworking some of the code to create a version of the game for this territory by removing the content which could cause offence without reducing the outlandish gameplay that Saints Row fans know and love. Saints Row IV has been awarded PEGI 18 and ESRB M ratings where fans can enjoy their time in Steelport as originally intended."

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That's right.

It's the public's responsibility to stand up for what they want. Why can't they just get it through Steam or some online source? Gabe doesn't have to answer to the right wing Neanderthal Australian government.

create another style? this

create another style? this will make the developer hard work. aussie is bullshit. why they don't ban all cigarettes & alcohol which will harm on health instead on a pc games only play with both hands and fingers?

I feel sorry for both you and

I feel sorry for both you and the OP. I suggest you both download saints row the third, play the shit out of it then buy sr4 because you'll be hooked. It should be cool for both of you especially since sr games feature full campaign co-op for 2 people. So you can hold hands forever and ever.

Lol

It happens. I made a mistake and I'm more of a "Grammar Nazi" to myself, but, I figure 1-2 out of 10 ain't so bad - so fuck it, I'll let that one slip.

Why did people think that an

Why did people think that an R18+ would automatically mean no games would ever be banned? It just moves a lot of MA games up a category and a minority or banned titles get limited releases and no advertising because of watershed laws?

Lol

Piracy will be blamed, again. This just proves that government are not by the people for the people, how does government know whats best for me? They don't. Period! Whats stopping them from sending out a public survey to get a majority vote on the matter? Nothing. After all, if they done that that might give the Australian citizens the notion they actually have a choice on what policy's are put in place; God forbid that might actually start a revolution... /rant

Lol

Okay, Mr. Anonymous, fire away, grace all of us with your flawless logic oh wise one, you must have the answers for everything.

Lol

Oh great bringer of wisdom, please grace us all with your infinite knowledge on how no one is smarter than you... Unless you have some counter evidence to the contrary, then fuck off.

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Again, this is a straw man

Again, this is a straw man argument - I never claimed nobody was smarter than me. You're arguing against your own perception of what you would like me to believe t reinforce your incredibly flawed perspective, because it makes it easier for you build yourself up. Out of nothing. You've bought in to the machine and now it's controlling you. Congratulations, puppet.

Well, I'll borrow from your

Well, I'll borrow from your apaprently bulletproof technique displayed below: *You* "Piracy will be blamed, again. This just proves that government are not by the people for the people, how does government know whats best for me? They don't. Period! Whats stopping them from sending out a public survey to get a majority vote on the matter? Nothing. After all, if they done that that might give the Australian citizens the notion they actually have a choice on what policy's are put in place; God forbid that might actually start a revolution... /rant" *me* "You're a fucking moron" Therefore I'm right. Point out the fallacies. Mate, you're not as smart as you think™

Lol

You're just insulting me and declaring yourself right without any evidence to back up your claims, that's all, you're not coming up with any counter evidence to the contrary at all. Stop wasting my fucking time.

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Excuse me?

I'm not the one that originally derailed the debate. Being called a fucking moron without any evidence as to why does merit some degree of retaliation, don't ya think? And on top of that, dragging in nonsensical BS that doesn't relate to my first statement at all is not answering any of my questions. How are you not seeing that?

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Huh

I love reading the rants of kids who know nothing about anything and could be destroyed with the simplest of logic.

Well?

What are you waiting for...aren't you going to go ahead destroy the rant with your logic? Don't be shy, no point telling people I can fly if I don't show them.

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Says the self-opinionated anonymous keyboard warrior who acts like his shit don't stink and shits all over logic like he's superior-anonymous... And choose a fucking username, you coward and stick with it so everyone else can bash your fallacy's...

You think people are going to

You think people are going to start a progressive revolution because a video game is banned. We just ousted our first female prime minister, who was the most successful of the last two decades, simply because she was a woman and everyone hates women with power, brawn or intellect in this country. You sound like you live in a hole in the ground where the only thing anyone cares about is your precious fucking VEDEOH GAMMS, when there are thousands of much more distressing and important issues with this country that we're actively fighting. Then people like you come along, and that's why nothing ever fucking changes.

Oh?

It's about freedom of choice, jerkoff, those who give up freedom for security deserve neither and will loose both. Or haven't you been paying attention? And not that I have to justify myself to the likes of YOU - but I have sunk quite a lot of my precious time into the truth movement (if you even know what that is about) and I hardly even look at games anymore. So you continue with your little unjust rants but know that anger in a good motivator, it's working well for Turkey and Brazel at the moment, but don't be so naive to think that a revolution will never come, it's just a matter of when! And when you finally wake the fuck up, maybe then you can contribute.

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Stop mashing

No, I am talking about "freedom of choice" and that sometimes it has to be taken by force. This may only be a game we are talking about here (that I hate anyway) but it is an example of the power government has over the common man. What right do they have to pass legislation to ban it in the first place without the consent of the public? Non that I can see given the amount of other R-rated crap Australia has. You're the one out of touch with reality, mate. Or maybe you like it that way?

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Oh my god you really are a

Oh my god you really are a fucking moron. First, that has NOTHING to do with what I was talking about (you fuckign love strawman arguments). Try getting an education and actually trying to change something in this shit hole instead of smoking pot in front of your fucking screen and believing everything you read like the rest of the population that are plunging us to our own demise. Oh, right, that requires effort, instead of screaming into echo chambers and making you feel good about doing nothing. The revolution WON'T be because of some neckbeards angry about a video game, get some perspective and get out of your mum's basement.

And now for this one

First of all: "Oh my god you really are a fucking moron. First, that has NOTHING to do with what I was talking about (you fuckign love strawman arguments). Try getting an education and actually trying to change something in this shit hole instead of smoking pot in front of your fucking screen and believing everything you read like the rest of the population that are plunging us to our own demise. Oh, right, that requires effort, instead of screaming into echo chambers and making you feel good about doing nothing. The revolution WON'T be because of some neckbeards angry about a video game, get some perspective and get out of your mum's basement." All complete bullshit. And second: Stick to the fucking point! you're ranting and raving on about utter nonsense making up fallacy's about me that don't even exist. I don't smoke, I back all my evidence with actual proof (non of that conspiracy crap), and I have my own house. So stop making up fallacy's and stick to the fucking point! I'll make it easy on you, lets start again... *Me* "Piracy will be blamed, again. This just proves that government are not by the people for the people, how does government know whats best for me? They don't. Period! Whats stopping them from sending out a public survey to get a majority vote on the matter? Nothing. After all, if they done that that might give the Australian citizens the notion they actually have a choice on what policy's are put in place; God forbid that might actually start a revolution... /rant..." Now, point out where I am wrong about any of that.

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

So, instead of arguing, you

So, instead of arguing, you're just creating more straw men and copying and pasting comments, telling me I' not as smart as I think I am (When did I say I was smart? I don't believe I did - but I'm sure you spend minutes trying to find a quote for it!) and saying therefore, you must be right. Great job. This is exactly what's wrong with this country, you'd make a great Abbot 2.0.

Jesus Christ!

You're the one derailing the debate, mate. You're dragging in nonsense that isn't relevant at all! stay to the fucking point... Again, I'll make it easy for you: Lets clear the slate and revert back to my *first post.* Now, how was I wrong about any of what I stated?

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

I did address you. You

I did address you. You ignored it and derailed the argument, told me I wasn't as smart as i ought i was, told me you were basically a genius, then told me I was derailing it. It's been glorious.

Lol

"told me you were basically a genius." Now who is making up BS. Since you have proven that you are incapable of sticking to my main point in question, I am done with this debate and declare a stalemate.

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

YOU! Clearly you! As I've

YOU! Clearly you! As I've pointed out many, many times and you keep spouting bullshit and seem to be completely incapable of differentiating between what is actually happening and the way you see other people's perspective inside your own head. The self-voting does nothing but highlight this dissonance with reality.

Let it go already

Showing a little humility will stop doing your head in and get a better response. And the debate is over, I called it, but If you want to debate with someone else then by all means, be my guest. And the simple fact that you continue with this nonsense does nothing more than highlight your blind determination to prove a point and your arrogance. But Like I said, you're not pointing out the fallacy's in my first post, so why continue... Good day, sir!...

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

I've never seen someone more

I've never seen someone more in need of their own advice. "Calling" yourself the winner of something that isn't even competitive, by absolutely no measure? Up voting your own posts? Trying to bury and have other people's comments deleted because they disagree with you? Trying to force a contention on people they don't hold just because it supports your delusion? You must have an ego made of glass to be this fragile.

LOL

Don't make me laugh. I just managed to back you into a corner on your own fallacy's and now you're left doing damage control. Up voting my own posts? As if you can prove that. Maybe I have a secret admirer for all you know; and clearly down voting bothers you. So who is the one with the bruised ego here? Deleting comments? I cant dictate what the forum editor chooses to do, I'm just as surprised as you are. Still making up BS about me, I see. Trying to force a contention? As in what you are doing now? Doesn't it seem ironic that since we haven't come to some sort of consensus yet on my first post - yet here we are, still derailing. Stop playing games. Or better yet, sign up so I can block you. You have nothing to teach me...

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Lol

Stop dragging down my IQ. *You* "You think people are going to start a progressive revolution because a video game is banned." *Me* "It's about freedom of choice, jerkoff, those who give up freedom for security deserve neither and will loose both. Or haven't you been paying attention?" *You* "We just ousted our first female prime minister, who was the most successful of the last two decades, simply because she was a woman and everyone hates women with power, brawn or intellect in this country. You sound like you live in a hole in the ground where the only thing anyone cares about is your precious fucking VEDEOH GAMMS." All that can be dismissed, that has nothing to do with my first statement. *You* "there are thousands of much more distressing and important issues with this country that we're actively fighting." *Me* "And not that I have to justify myself to the likes of YOU - but I have sunk quite a lot of my precious time into the truth movement (if you even know what that is about) and I hardly even look at games anymore. So you continue with your little unjust rants but know that anger in a good motivator, it's working well for Turkey and Brazel at the moment, but don't be so naive to think that a revolution will never come, it's just a matter of when! And when you finally wake the fuck up, maybe then you can contribute." So don't think you are fooling anyone, mate, you're the one trying to mash words and play the strawman card. You're not as smart as you think.

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

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