No teeth-gnashing, just subdued disappointment from Valve when asked for comment on the Australian government's refusal to classify Left 4 Dead 2, effectively banning it for sale there. Maybe Gabe Newell's gonna talk to someone about it when he visits?
Said Doug Lombardi, the Valve spokesman:
We were surprised to hear of this news yesterday. Obviously, everyone at Valve is pretty bummed. It would be a shame if folks in Australia, or anywhere else, are unable to purchase Left 4 Dead 2 because of a ratings issue.
Indeed it would, but that's gonna be the case unless the Classification Board reconsiders (unlikely?) or Valve changes the content (even less likely?).