Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

December 14, 2009 -

Sega’s Aliens vs. Predator PC game, originally Refused Classification by Australia’s Classification Board earlier this month for its depictions of violence and gore, will be re-reviewed this Friday, December 18.

Refused-Classification has the media release from Australia's Classification Review Board on the subject, which states:

If an individual or organisation wishes to apply for standing as an interested party to this review, please write to the Convenor of the Review Board. The closing date to lodge your application for standing as an interested party and any submissions is Monday 14 December 2009.

 

Please note that the Review Board can only consider submissions about the computer game Aliens vs Predator itself and not any other matters relating to computer games policy or issues generally.

The appeal was presumably undertake at the behest of Sega.

The game’s developer, Rebellion, has gone on record as stating that it will not modify the title in order to appease the Classification Board.
 

|Thanks Ryan|


Comments

Re: Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

Heh a friend in Austrailia has already contacted me to pick up a copy in Canada and ship it to him :P This re-review is going to accomplish nothing. Thankfully though people in Oz are starting to speak up on how ridiculous this is more now. Hopefully more publishers have the balls to stand up and say:

"No we are not watering down our content because you don't think this is good for fifteen year olds. We are making our product for twenty year olds. If you can't distingush that, then we are through talking."

Re: Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

Judging on what the editors over at kotaku have mentioned in their previews of the game, i advise any australian AVP fans eagarly awaiting this game, to seek any possible alternatives. I highly doubt the re-review is going to accomplish anything.

Re: Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

I'm not holding my breath, it's not as if I actually believe the decision is in the hands of the rating organisation anyway, it's been ticketed for Political attention, which means that things like common sense or rationality won't get a look in no matter what.

Re: Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

Isn't this the game they said "we made it for an adult audience, and we will NOT dumb it down", or something to that effect?

edit, oh, they said that in this article too.... hmm.. wonder why the resubmission then?

Re: Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

"The appeal was presumably undertake at the behest of Sega."

Apparently you missed that.

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Re: Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

i didn't miss it, it's just not clear as to the intent.

do they think that thier intentionally adult game actually meets the criteria for a ma15 game? or have they greased a palm?

Re: Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

Because their publisher seems to have insisted.

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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Re: Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

Good luck Rebellion.

Re: Aliens vs. Predator to Get Aussie Re-Review

Fantastic use of a Spaceballs picture. 

 
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