Aliens vs Predator "Unbanned" In Australia

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Knew something was up with that trailer rating this morning; Sega just let us know that Aliens vs Predator, a violent game which had previously been refused classification in Australia, has had that ruling overturned.

Sega Australia's general manager, Darren Macbeth, tells Kotaku "It is with great pleasure that we announce the success of our appeal. We are particularly proud that the game will be released in its original entirety, with no content altered or removed whatsoever. This is a big win for Australian gamers. We applaud the Classification Review Board on making a decision that clearly considers the context of the game, and is in line with the modern expectations of reasonable Australians".


The ruling means the game will now be classified MA15+, meaning only those aged 15 years over can purchase the game. It also means no cuts or edits will need to be made to the title in order for it be sold, which is lucky, since developers Rebellion had sworn that's something they weren't going to do.

Like Macbeth says, it's nice to see common sense win out for once in this country.

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I just don't get why everyone is crying about this being available to 15 year olds. At 15 you know the difference between a video game and reality. In the US you're allowed to drive a car with a learner's permit at 15. I'd say that's far more likely to get someone hurt than a video game. Besides, these kids are the same ones watching every "Saw" movie that comes out, how much worse could this be exactly?