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Old 04-15-2008   #16
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The possible reason for the Australian and NZ censorship:

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"...in regards to what Rockstar have removed for the Australian release, as far as we're aware there was only one sexually violent cut-scene which Rockstar felt would cause the game to be Refused Classification. Unfortunately we're not able to go into specifics until after the game has been released but I can tell you that the scene involves a weapon being inserted into an enemies private area during a mission where Niko is taking revenge after one of his close friends was forced into sexual intercourse during his stay in prison...This is what Rockstar felt needed to be removed from the game for its Australian release. We were recently given permission to release this information because as we understand, Rockstar originally made a press release stating that the game would be released uncut world wide. We felt it would be misleading not to release the information."
http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/sho...&postcount=160
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Old 04-15-2008   #17
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I asked that before but no one answers me....
Should I use my invicibility to fight crime or for evil??.
Anyway my guess is that the peds won't bleed when you shoot them.
allowed in an MA15+

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The “MA15+” rating is restricted to those 15 and over meaning those under 15 cannot legally play or buy the game without being accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. It can contain strong gruesome violence if justified by context, strong implication of sexual activity, much coarse language (though “very coarse language” should be infrequent), and “strong themes”.
and what the released back of the game says

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contains strong violence, very strong language, sex and drug references
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Old 04-15-2008   #18
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Peds will bleed when they are shot just like all other GTA games here. My guess is some sexual content won't be revealed in the game. This is just retarded though, why should New Zealand miss out because of Australia's fucked up laws.
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ahhhhhhhhh thank you soo much skillet, that clears it all up, i dont know if i even want to see what was cut but im VERY glad that they are not cutting violent shit. so this has been confirmed yeah?
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so this has been confirmed yeah?
judging by "possible" and "as far as we're aware" i would say... no
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So are there any Australians on this forum that ordered from gpstore? If so, did they get the same email?
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does it really matter that it is censored? i can understand if the game was censored in a HUGE WAY like guns being taken out...and they cut out some sexual stuff right? im know people get off over computer generated sex...but do we really have to see it?

to me its not a big deal..i will still get to play it..i played the "censored" version of gta3 where you couldnt have sex in the cars and i still loved it...its A GAME!! watching people have sex in games is pointless..

to everyone else who is bagging out australia and new zealand just because we get a edited version of the game..grow up
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I find it interesting that the OFLC were not actually a part of the censoring process and Rockstar took the liberty of cutting out the content without being asked.
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Isnt this all amazing!!!

I pointed this exact same thing out not long ago in a thread! I also pointed out the fact that the Aus version would be edited in another thread which I created, pointing out the fact that GTAIV was classified in Aus in DEC 07.

Its so funny that everything I have pointed out has ended up being true and in the news......

EDIT: I just noticed that the source link ends up quoting an email sent by gameplanet.co.nz
I sent them an email (dated 6/04/08) quizzing them as to why my copy of San Andreas brought from them was an Australian version.....and asked them if this will be the same as GTAIV........still no reply....but this all confirms it.
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This is just retarded though, why should New Zealand miss out because of Australia's fucked up laws.
because New Zealand relys on Australia for most things.....just like we do from the UK and the US.
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Now that it pretty much seems legit, there are still a couple of things which leave doubt in my mind, other than wishful thinking that is.

-Why hasn't Take-Two or Rockstar officially announced it? They told us Australia is getting a cut version, no mention of NZ then or now.
-If the NZ OFLC was shown the same version as the Australian OFLC, why did the Australian rating come through in December yet the NZ rating came through in February, about the same time as the Germany, UK & US ratings?

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Isnt this all amazing!!!

I pointed this exact same thing out not long ago in a thread! I also pointed out the fact that the Aus version would be edited in another thread which I created, pointing out the fact that GTAIV was classified in Aus in DEC 07.

Its so funny that everything I have pointed out has ended up being true and in the news......
Are you thinking of the thread this post is from (rather than this) but as you can see, most discs aren't Australian. Not to mention, no GTA game before has been affected by Australian ratings.

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because New Zealand relys on Australia for most things.....just like we do from the UK and the US.
But we don't rely on them for a ratings system (and I've never appreciated that more than I do now), like I just said, no previous GTA was affected by Australia.
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NZ has had heaps of shit AUS hasn't had, we got a uncut version of SOF Payback, and we also got BMX XXX. i believe NZ has a good rating system and its a shame to see something like this happen because IV would probably have passed the rating system. i bet that part in the game that got cut isn't that bad at all, i bet u know whats happening but you dont really see much.
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Well here's an interesting link.

Interview with NZ's Chief Censor
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