Tag: R18

[Updated] Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been Refused Classification in Australia, effectively banning it from local sale. The Australian Classification Board reached this decision last Wednesday. The Board currently cites the National Classification Code, stating that games which “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or

Target, Kmart Pulls Grand Theft Auto V From Shelves [UPDATED]

The department store chain Target has announced it will be removing copies of Grand Theft Auto V from its stores after receiving feedback from customers about the game’s depiction of violence against women. Grand Theft Auto V was originally released last September, and was recently re-released on current-generation consoles. Target General Manager Corporate Affairs Jim

Australian Classification Board Calls For Focus Groups

The past week has been an especially hectic one in the world of video game classification. One after the other, both Saints Row IV and State of Decay were refused classification by the Australian Classification Board, marking the first “bannings”, so to speak, since the R18+ Rating was introduced at the start of the year.

[Updated] Saints Row IV Refused Classification

Ever since the R18+ rating for video games was introduced at the start of the year, you’d think this’d all be over. We’d never have to worry about any video game ever being refused classification by the Australian Classification Board because we have the maximum rating – no video game could ever be so messed

Mortal Kombat FINALLY Classified, Coming to Australia

2011’s Mortal Kombat was one heck of a game and easily a contender for many Game of the Year awards. But for many people in this fair nation, that wasn’t the case – thanks to it being way too violent for the Australian Classification Board, not allowing it a classification and forced many people to

R18+ Bill Passes Through Parliament

The R18+ legislation made an important step earlier tonight, passing through the Senate unamended. This all but assures an R18+ rating will be available for video games when it comes in to effect on January 1, 2013. “These are important reforms over 10 years in the making,” said Jason Clare, Minister for Home Affairs, “The