Australian classification verdict: It's all junk!

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Per, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    Stat and skill decrease; some of them permanent, if I recall correctly.
  2. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 1, 2006
    So basically drugs have serious consequences ...
  3. Ashmo

    Ashmo Half-way Through My Half-life

    Jul 2, 2004
    Not exactly permanent. They have mid-term ill effects which fade out in the long term.

    Addiction only makes you stuck in the mid-term down until the addiction is cured, IIRC.
  4. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    What is this nonsense ?

    Did they ban Bioshock too, then ?

    Kids, using drugs will give you ability to kill swimmers by shooting bolts of lightning into water from your hands, like Emperor Palpatine !
  5. shorrtybearr

    shorrtybearr First time out of the vault

    May 26, 2008
    i wonder if they would have banned it if it had a postive message towards drugs?

    if say you got addicted, lost your job, wife, kids, car, home, family pet, became disowned, impotent, toothless and "acquired" aids would they not then see it as a positive lesson to the "innocent" knife-wielding dumbed down little people that we call kids nowadays?

    just a thought.
  6. RobOverall

    RobOverall First time out of the vault

    Mar 19, 2008
  7. Section8

    Section8 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 6, 2003
    This is so awesome.

    As long as it doesn't propagate that whole pre-teen-hype-because-something-was-once-banned effect when they do release an acceptable version.
  8. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    It will propagate the hype in other countries.
  9. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004

    "Wow this game must be so extreme, that is why they banned it in Australia. I just have to have it cause I want to stick it to the Man."

    Fallout wise this game is pretty neutered and tame.
  10. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    I'm almost sure Bethesda knew this would happen all along and they did it intentionally. If they're good at something that's marketing. And I won't believe it they didn't know using real word drugs would cause the game to be banned in Australia.
    In the end it will work just fine for them... they'll just modify the content for Australia, if they don't already had it done before any of this was known and they'll benefit greatly from the publicity anywhere on the globe.
  11. incircles

    incircles First time out of the vault

    Jul 10, 2008

    Also, I think they really did mean "proscribed." No need for the (sic).
  12. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    It said "proscibed", though.
  13. incircles

    incircles First time out of the vault

    Jul 10, 2008
    pro·scribe (prō-skrīb') pronunciation
    tr.v., -scribed, -scrib·ing, -scribes.

    1. To denounce or condemn.
    2. To prohibit; forbid. See synonyms at forbid.
  14. Ranne

    Ranne Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 15, 2008

    See the difference?
  15. incircles

    incircles First time out of the vault

    Jul 10, 2008
    Oops. I should get my vision checked.
  16. Unkillable Cat

    Unkillable Cat Mildly Dipped

    Jan 5, 2004
    Just what this stand-alone Oblivion mod needs, more publicity.

    Wouldn't surprise me in the least that this is exactly what Bethesda wanted: Free advertising. If it was free that is...
  17. ZiggyMeister

    ZiggyMeister It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 7, 2008
    It's kind of sad to know that the gaming industry and mainly the Australian gamers have such a tight ass government agency classifying their games...

    It gets me thinking how I will feel if in Portugal this ever happens. It would be like going back more than 34 years, when we had a Fascist regime ruling the country and censoring everything they thought was inappropriate or that could disrupt "normal" behavior!

    But I guess that nowadays we see a lot of things happening that even tough I'm almost sure that time is moving forward, it sure feels like if it's moving backward!
  18. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Oh, man. Luigi and I love mushrooms. Unfortunately, Mario is a douchebag and steals all of the psychedelic drugs.

    Pac-man, where the fuck is my extacy?
  19. Bodybag

    Bodybag Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 7, 2008
    Look how wrong you are: I played the first game 5 times all the way through, I just never used any in-game drugs (at least to the point of addiction, except the Rad-Away "accident" in F2), or made any melee-only characters. I did kill a kid once, though! Way to not answer my question, BTW :|

    Was that so hard, Brios? Thanks Wooz, it would seem I made the right decision. Users are losers!