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Australian Saints Row IV Will be Cut Off From World Co-Op

After being refused a rating by the Australian Classification Board, Saints Row IV was finally rated “MA 15+” last week. To obtain the rating, publisher Deep Silver and developer Volition had to remove an entire mission from the Australian version of the game. The 20-minute loyalty mission is reported to have used “alien narcotics” as a power-up – something the …

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Saint’s Row IV Passes Australian Ratings Board

Saints Row IV has now been given a rating by the Australian Classification Board, after initially being rejected. Saints Row publisher Deep Silver and Australian distributor AIE have announced that Saints Row IV has been given an “MA 15+” rating for the country. The board had initially refused the game a rating over an “Alien Anal Probe” weapon and illicit …

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Microsoft Launches Bing Ads In Australia, New Zealand

Microsoft announced on Monday that Bing Ads are now available in Australia and New Zealand. The company announced their pending arrival back in April. Earlier this month, Microsoft released some stats about Bing Ads and the Yahoo Bing Network. The network has 159 million unique searchers, 51 million of which don’t use Google, the company said. That was with the …

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Saints Row IV Rejected by Australian Ratings Board, Again

Last month, the upcoming Saints Row IV was refused a rating by the Australian Classification board. The board stated that the game could not be given one of the country’s new R 18+ ratings due to “interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context” (the Alien Anal Probe weapon) and illicit drug use “related to …

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State of Decay Rejected by Australian Ratings Board

Earlier this week, the Australian Ratings Board announced it had rejected Saints Row IV over an “Alien Anal Probe” weapon in the game, as well as “alien narcotics” that give players super powers. Though the Saints Row series is known for its over-the-top childishly bawdy humor, it seems that the ratings board is rejecting even games where mature content would …

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Saints Row IV Rejected Over “Alien Anal Probe” Weapon

Earlier this week it was announced that the Australian Classification Board that it had rejected Saints Row IV, which had been expected to receive one of Australia’s new R 18+ ratings. The board stated that the game was rejected due to “interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context” and for illicit drug use “related …

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Saints Row IV Rejected by Australian Ratings Board

The Australian Classification Board, the organization charged with providing ratings for video games, this week rejected Saints Row IV. The game was expected to get a R 18+ rating, but was refused classification over its content. It is the first video game to be refused classification since the R 18+ rating was implemented earlier this year. In a statement, the …

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First Day of Winter 2013 Celebrated With Google (21 Days Late In Australia)

It’s the first day of winter in some parts of the world, and Google is showing a doodle where appropriate. Well, almost. Google is showing this doodle in Brazil, Australia, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, New Zealand, Bolivia and Argentina. In Australia, however, it’s actually not the first day of winter. That was June 1st, as a number of people have …

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‘God’s Bathtub’ Discovered By Scientists In Australia

I would imagine that God’s bathtub would be very big and very beautiful. That seems to be what led scientists to bestow the name upon a lake recently discovered in Australia. Scientists in Australia have discovered a lake, now called Blue Lake, that has been unaffected by pollution and other man-made changes for over 7,500 years. It’s described as a …

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Giant Pink Slugs Found In Australia

Giant pink slugs have been found on a mountainside in Australia, and park rangers say that on a good day, you can see hundreds of them clustered on the rocks, creating an odd juxtaposition between nature and a very unnatural color. “As bright pink as you can imagine, that’s how pink they are,” Michael Murphy, a ranger with the National …

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Nurse Admits to Murdering 11 in Sydney Nursing Home Fire

A 37-year-old Australian Man has admitted to setting a fire at a Quaker Hill nursing home that took the lives of 11 elderly patients and injured another 8. Roger Dean had been working as a nurse at the nursing home for just two months. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the incident occurred on the morning of November 18th, 2011. …

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Germany, Australia Think The Xbox One Is An Orwellian Nightmare

Much of the controversy surrounding the Xbox One thus far has been focused on its vague used game policy. Now another controversy may be brewing in countries with strong privacy laws. Gamasutra reports that both Germany and Australia have expressed concern over the new Kinect camera in the Xbox One. It’s been confirmed that the camera must be connected for …

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