Aliens vs Predator Banned in Australia

December 4, 2009, By Radimir Bobev

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Australians are going to be deprived of yet another PC title, after Australia’s Office of Film and Literature Classification refused to give a rating to Aliens vs Predator. This prohibits the game from being sold in stores that only sell rated games, which pretty much includes every video game store in the country. The decision has generated a lot of outrage on the Internet.

Earlier this year, the OFLC did not rate Left 4 Dead 2, the sequel to Valve’s hit zombie shooter, citing violence as the reason. Valve appealed the decision, but their appeal was denied and they eventually decided to distribute a censored version of the game in Australia.

Since violence is the reason for AvP’s ban as well, interviewers have asked developers of their intentions about this. The company responded in way that criticizes Australia’s government in a slightly sarcastic manner, making it clear that no censored or cut-down version is planned – “… we will not be releasing a sanitized or cut down version for territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices.”

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