Dead Rising 2 Zombies to See Light of Day in AU

July 2, 2010 -

The dead will rise again in Australia, this time uncensored, as that country’s Classification Board has bestowed an MA 15+ rating upon the Capcom sequel.

So, the title will be spared the travails of another zombie gore fest, Valve's Left 4 Dead 2, which was originally refused classification twice, before a modified version was submitted and granted an MA 15+ rating late last year.

Dead Rising 2 carries the descriptors “strong horror violence” along with “blood and gore and sexual references.” THQ, who will distribute the title in Australia, told GameSpot that the game was not edited in anyway prior to submission.

The title promises to feature up to 6,000 zombies on screen at a single time, surpassing the original’s top tally of 800.

Similarly, Bungie’s Halo: Reach also nabbed an MA 15+ rating, with the warning that content may contain “strong violence.”


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Re: Dead Rising 2 Zombies to See Light of Day in AU

WTF?  If the game is anything like the first one, then the gore, themes, and violence are not suitable for minors.  This is the other bullshit negative effect of the broken Aussie ratings system.  The game should be released uncensored, but to give it a 15+ rating and not a true "R" class rating does just as much a discervice to the public as an outright ban.

 

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Seriously though if by the time you're 14/15 and in high school if you can't handle a violent video game, esspecially one in which you're killing felsh-eating zombies not innocent humans, then something is seriously mentally wrong with you and you should be put into a padded room.

Either that or you've been sheltered and shielded from the real world by overlty protective or religious parents which I consider more dangerous and harmful to a child (once they reach adulthood their mind will be a blank and they'll be unable to deal with the real world as we know it) them being exposed to some graphic or gory violence in a form of entertainment media.

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I think a 15-year-old can be disturbed by Dead Rising without being called crazy or sheltered. In the first game, the player could attack zombies or soldiers and tear their intestines out. If you screw up while trying to rescue someone, the game forces you to watch as zombies tear the victim's lungs out through their mouth.

If you think every 15-year-old can handle this, you're the psychopath. However, parents should be much more competent judges of what is or isn't too violent, not the government. This is why the Australian government should have an R18+ rating. Adults should have the right to play whatever games they want, and to decide on their own what games their children can play.

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Re: Dead Rising 2 Zombies to See Light of Day in AU

You moron.

It's not about whether or not you can "handle" it.  It's about giving parent - you know, the people who most likely bought the TV it'll be played on, the system it's played in and the game itself, and the ones who are responsible for the 14 or 15 year old kid - the knowledge required to make an informed decision on the content their child has access to.  By giving a game that deserves an M 17+ rating a T 15+ rating, that job isn't being done.

It's not your right to decide what's appropriate for my child.  The only people who have that right are me and my wife.  By saying that giving a game that deserves an M rating a T rating is okay because you think that it's okay, that's exactly what you're doing.

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Re: Dead Rising 2 Zombies to See Light of Day in AU

If you're a parent and you don't want your child to get ahold of certain media you find offensive and inappropriate for them then fine (Even if i disagree with you, i still believe in parental rights). BUT it is your responsibiltiy to make sure of that and not the nanny-states to dictate and decide.

Lets make an example: What about parents who don't want their kids reading the Holy Bible or Holy Koran, there is no rating system on that and any kid of any age can walk into a book store or library to get a copy if they want one. See what i'm getting at here. 

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Re: Dead Rising 2 Zombies to See Light of Day in AU

Wow! Good news from Australia!

Some days ago, I readed a column about people complaining about Karate Kid being too violent for children (the usual bullshit), so I thought thing will get even more difficult for videogames if they start to push the "think of the children" crap on movies.

 

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Re: Dead Rising 2 Zombies to See Light of Day in AU

Good news for Aussie gamers! Now if only L4D2 can get an uncensored patch.

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