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Comic for: September 26th, 2008
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Gaming News: "Almost Anything"
Posted: Friday September 26th, 2008 by

The Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification (OLFC) has declined to rate Silent Hill: Homecoming, essentially banning the game in the land Down Under.
Source: XBoxOz360Gamer.Com [ more info ]

Now, I've heard of quite a few games getting banned in Australia for no better reason than the country currently has no rating higher than "MA15+" which equates games that are deemed "unsuitable for viewing or playing by persons under [the age of] 15". In my view of the gaming world, this is crazy. Australian gamers are basically suffering because the guidelines by which their games are classified is outdated.

Of course the cynic in me sees the "18+" rating available for classifying films and starts dancing around with the idea that there's a bit of a blowhard conspiracy going on. Anti-gaming stuffedshirts don't want the games there so they intentionally allow the game ratings to lag behind.

I'd really like to hear from the Aussie gamers in the crowd though. I don't live there; so, it's not fair of me to jump to judgement.

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