GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

January 15, 2010 -

Fears over a God of War III banning in Australia can be put to rest as the title has received a MA15+ rating from the Classification Board, effectively clearing it for release.

GameSpot had word on the title’s rating, noting that content descriptors on the game’s packaging will cite “Strong violence, sexual references and nudity” as being part of the game.

In light of Australia’s lack of an R18+ rating, God of War III’s developers had been sweating out whether or not the game would be deemed suitable for release.

Additionally, a God of War III: Ultimate Edition will be offered for sale in Australia for the price of A$248.00.


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Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

The only reason it is being allowed is because Atikinson wants to see Kratos break off on da Gawds!

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So he's an atheist?

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If one partakes on a quest to destroy a god, does that make them an aethist? HOWEVER in order to be an atheist, don't you have to not believe in the existence of a god, thereby negating your quest to destroy one in the first place?

Then you get mad at people talking about something you don't believe in, so you wanna destroy that concept because apparently being a jerk is hardwired into everyone's genes (*cough* Dawkins *cough*) so off you go on your quest to destroy something that you don't believe exists, which to me says you are totally insane.

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Someone who wants to kill God is an antitheist. Someone who believes that God is a dick, and deserves to die, is a maltheist.

 

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Are they? I mean if they are ok with religion but want the god of said religion destoyed wouldn't that make them an antideist? Is killing a god consider deicide?

Is the concept interchangeable? I mean we frequently take people who don't believe in a god and call the atheist, but that really means without a religion and doesn't make any particular reference to a god so they very well might consider the possibility of a god. I suppose if one totally disbelives in the possiblity of a god they would be considered an adeist. Then I suppose my original statement about an athiest wanting to track down and kill a god is possible even if the don't believe in the religion but do belive in the central deity of that religion and also believes that particular deity needs to be curbstomped.

I will be happy when mankind reverts back to the point where we communicate via grunts to avoid me going off on these random trains of thought again. It would make GP quite intersting to read.

The shoutbox would be intersting.

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Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

With that comment, you have just made me smile ^_^

TBoneTony

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I forgot what some jokes can unleash, still, nice one.

Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

The thing I'm most shocked by in this article is the $248 price tag on the Ultimate Edition. Holy crap.

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At least you get a fair bit of content with it

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/12/god-of-war-ultimate-trilogy-edition-coming-to-australia/

Still WAY too expensive but its better than a postcard, fancy box and stupid little statue / toy NVGs

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Consider that this is two and half times the cost for a standard edition in Aus-land.

So it would be $150 in the States. Still not a good deal when you can drop $100 and get the other two games on one blu-ray and GoW 3 on another.

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Which is why I don't buy ultimate collections unless if they are from a Japanese RPG game and if they are sold on Amazon.com where you get the special collection if you are able to pre-order it.

Asking me to pay at least $200 Australian Dollars for a Videogame with loads of extras when I only just want to play the game is asking for WAY TOO MUCH MONEY for me.

TBoneTony

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Why do I think Atkinson is just waiting for a violent incident to point at this game?

Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

Unless someone kills someone with swords attached to chains, do you really think people will buy into 'the game caused this'.

Most of your enemies appear to be either undead soldiers, mythical beasts and the occasional God so I doubt even Atkinson would be stupid enough to go for 'the game where you kill giants causes people to murder each other'.


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Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

Peopel blame Doom, not the more recent doom 3, for school shootings still.

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True.

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Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

It is even also true that people think that GTA is all about killing innocent people and police offices so you can score big points

And it is also true that people still think that Night Trap is worse than Rapelay, where you are able to hunt young girls in this house and try to rape them. -_-

Most people who believe such things have never really played the games they fear, and they still believe it long after their own kids don't listen to their ramblings.

And yet they don't understand why their kids don't listen to them anymore, as long as news media feeds into the fear of parents there will always be lies told about videogames.

So here is my plan for us gamers, don't watch the news at all and you won't turn stupid.

TBoneTony

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And still call for it's band despite that it's hardly avaialble for sale anymore.

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I did not know there was a Band called Doom, where are they playing because I would like to see if they are a metal band.  :D

TBoneTony

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Take your pick: http://www.last.fm/music/Doom

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Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

I think he is waiting for the game to come out and start ranting about how ratings don´t work and more anti-games bullshit.

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Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

was there anything censored in the game?

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Congratulations Australia. :D

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Well this was unexpected.

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Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

“Strong violence, sexual references and nudity”

Perfectly suitable for every 15 year old! This ratings system works great!

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Well IMHO by the time someone reaches 15 they should be able to handle just about any movie, video game, music CD or even Book (which aren't rated of course) that you can throw at them. If not then there is something wrong with them. Maybe being infantalized and babied way to much or some mental problems that stunts their maturity.

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Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

Well it's up to parents to decide what is suitable for their children. But as someone who has played most GoW games I still think that an M18+ is more suitable for it. If only to differentiate it from all the games that get M ratings despite having much less gore and/or nudity.

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Understandable but only to the extend that the age ratings are meant as a recommendation and suggestion rather then a be all and end all arbitrary base point.

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Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

Atkinson has been strangely quietly last weeks. I smell an upcoming controversy around this game.

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Somewhere in an office, a crazy Australian Politicians is crying and wants retribution for allowing God Of War 3 into his country. 

 

Re: GOW III Cleared For Australian Release

adding in the fact that AVP somehow got the green light...yeah i have to agree. Someone's doing an evil laugh while plotting our downfall over this.

 
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