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Old 31-03-2002, 11:11 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Mgs2 Banned In Oz

OFLC has bowed to ‘community’ pressure and rescinded the MA15+ classification of MGS2 as thus has called for its immediate recall. As of Monday MGS2 will be taken off retail shelves in Australia. Konami is apparently furious with the decision and in particular Hideo Kojima, the director of the epic. Konami intends to appeal the ruling but Kojima has already made the brave claim that if the appeal fails no attempt to censor the game to bring it into guidelines will happen, in other words MGS2 will be lost forever.

As some of you may know MGS2 has met with some controversy with certain concerned groups since its release in Australia due to its content. In particular the level of violence in which the player can engage in with little consequences has come under fire, especially due to the ‘noble’ nature of the game. Apart from the graphic nature, ‘concerned parents’ have also questioned the appropriateness of adult themes present in the game (a certain ‘family reunion’ I guess?) are not suitable for younger audiences. Add to this the usual fanfare of ‘we can’t let I children play this filth’ and the end result is a dark day for censorship, not to mention gaming.

The lesson here folks is to buy your games in OZ the day they are released!

Feel free to check out the OFLC website for a rather non-descript explanation here.
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Old 31-03-2002, 01:00 PM   #2   [permalink]
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what in the world is wrong with australia?
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Old 31-03-2002, 01:21 PM   #3   [permalink]
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You can't be serious?!? So the parents thought MGS2 is THAT violent!?! Geez, what's up with censors nowadays. Its worse when I keep hearing the controversy of re-censoring Ninja Scroll already.

The parents are concerned that the content of violence is too much a kid can play. HELLO! Ever heard of reading the classifications?!?

I'm deeply disappointed that MGS2 will be recalled once again. Its worse that I hear about GTA2 has been recalled because of it.

GRRR!
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Old 31-03-2002, 07:48 PM   #4   [permalink]
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...and so i thought the US sucks because of its editing of anime (which isnt really bad at all)
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Old 31-03-2002, 08:13 PM   #5   [permalink]
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thats dumb...even the censored GTA3 would have more voilence then MGS2 and its still out.
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Old 31-03-2002, 08:35 PM   #6   [permalink]
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geez this is depressing I never even got to play the game
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Old 31-03-2002, 10:55 PM   #7   [permalink]
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That's not a very nice thing to do MrBS....

I'm guessing no-one checked out the link....being April 1st and all.....
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Old 31-03-2002, 11:18 PM   #8   [permalink]
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Nice one MrBS.

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i thought the link looked a little odd
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Old 01-04-2002, 02:18 AM   #10   [permalink]
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you're pretty smart for posting it a day early. but my opinions doesnt change though, GTA3 is the best game for the ps2 and it to be censored distraughts me.
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Old 01-04-2002, 02:29 AM   #11   [permalink]
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Quote:
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you're pretty smart for posting it a day early. but my opinions doesnt change though, GTA3 is the best game for the ps2 and it to be censored distraughts me.
Just so you know, its April 1st on the Australian side of the international date line....
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Old 01-04-2002, 02:33 AM   #12   [permalink]
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Quote:
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GTA3 is the best game for the ps2 and it to be censored distraughts me.
Oh nos! My hookers are gone!! THE GAME IS RUINED BEYOND ALL HOPE!!!
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I really like the background on the official site
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Old 01-04-2002, 02:48 AM   #14   [permalink]
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Oh nos! My hookers are gone!! THE GAME IS RUINED BEYOND ALL HOPE!!!
i heard they censored more than just the hookers?

nonetheless its still censored, im distraught becuase of the thought the australia will censor a game that has a M rating (even if its just the hookers) and NOT becuase the hookers are gone.

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Old 01-04-2002, 11:20 AM   #15   [permalink]
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Hey, it came to me earlier in the day what would be nice hoax for April Fools day that would require practically no effort...

The lesson: check the link next time!
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