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Oz bans Fallout3

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Date: Jul 10, 2008 - 06:48 AM
Australia has decided to ban Fallout 3.

Completely.

And why? Because the game contains drugs (full documents here).

Wait, doesn't Call of Cthulu on Xbox have a similar morphine mechanic? It does indeed. What rating did the OFLC give it? An MA 15+.

As a lot of readers have mentioned, Half-Life constantly refers to the use of morphine. Yet, by the same guidelines, the OFLC gave the 1998 title an MA 15+. While the OFLC has no control over the guidelines - that's up to the Attorney-General's department - it does determine how they're applied.
To keep the accent correct, this would make the people who make these decisions arsehats.



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