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Saints Row IV Refused Classification in Australia Again

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Saints Row IV still hasn't been toned down enough to receive the Australian R18+ rating.

Last month, the Australian Classification Board (ACB) refused to rate Volition and Deep Silver's Saints Row 4, citing, among other things, an "Alien Anal Probe" as the reason why the game was rejected. 

Recently, Deep Silver stated that it would be submitting a toned down, "low violence" version of the game for re-review. Unfortunately, it looks like it wasn't enough for the ACB, which gave the game the boot yet again. "Saints Row IV could not be accommodated within the R 18+ classification as drug use related to incentives and rewards is not permitted," reads the statement released by the ACB. 

Unfortunately, the full review isn't up on the site just yet. Maybe third time's the charm? 

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    opmopadop , July 29, 2013 9:54 PM
    In Doom I got to use Stimpacks, are they going to put a ban on the Doom franchise now (or Starcraft to bring my point into the future)?
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    opmopadop , July 29, 2013 9:57 PM
    Damn it Toms, I can hit 'Refresh' to re-post my comment, and your ability to edit comments...

    Your god, get some nerd whips cracking and fix this mess.
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    prodigygamer , July 29, 2013 10:43 PM
    And they wonder why people pirate games....
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    varun706 , July 29, 2013 10:53 PM
    Man.... Now I get why Australia is so squeaky clean.

    The gleam is hurting my eyes. Arrrrrghhhhhh
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    otacon72 , July 29, 2013 11:55 PM
    This is the same country where you have declare if you have "illegal" porn on your computer before being allowed in.
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    hakesterman , July 29, 2013 11:58 PM
    Sounds like Australia is becoming the new China.
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    Vorador2 , July 30, 2013 12:41 AM
    Tom's you're an embarassment. You suck at journalism.

    What it was denied was the appeal to the original ban. The revised edition submitted is still being evaluated.
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    apache_lives , July 30, 2013 12:53 AM
    get f***ed AU rating system
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    ozchoz , July 30, 2013 1:44 AM
    Its not a big deal. The AU price on games is so inflated compared to US those of us who want it will end up simply buying from US and bypassing geo-blocking in the usual ways.
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    g00fysmiley , July 30, 2013 4:52 AM
    not a gamer friendly place, as said most my firends who go to austrailia just buy US region consoles and ship in the US cut of the game
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    Usersname , July 30, 2013 4:55 AM
    Hmmm... Anal probe....
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    master_chen , July 30, 2013 5:51 AM
    Probably because of Keith David's ass.
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    anything4this , July 30, 2013 9:11 AM
    They should just make it easier to import the game by buying online (give free express shipping or something)
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    tului , July 30, 2013 10:48 AM
    The ratings guys have something up their anal hole. It ain't a probe, it's their heads(and each others schlongs too)
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    cjlindman , July 30, 2013 8:39 PM
    they love censorship there.
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