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Dead or Alive: Dimensions Reclassified for Australia

Posted by James Newton

Dial M for Mature

The Dead or Alive: Dimensions ratings saga hit Australia recently, when the game was pulled from sale as the Classifications Board revoked the game's PG certificate. Now the game has been re-rated and is cartwheeling towards stores across the territory.

The game's received an M rating, with the consumer advice reading:

Content may change online.; Violence and sexualised gameplay.

If that doesn't boost sales, nothing will.

[via classification.gov.au]

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User Comments (14)

daznsaz

#2

daznsaz said:

played this everyday since it came out its a right good keeper still getting new outfits etc with resi mercs having online too will be another quality game for 3ds

phoenix1818

#4

phoenix1818 said:

Because by rating it M (Teen) instead of PG, it will make a huge difference to child security and welfare, protecting thousands of innocent young people from freely accessing such obscene pornographic material.

sykotek

#5

sykotek said:

Australasia, striving to put right what once went wrong since June 22, 2011.

Oh, and enjoy perverts.
(j/k) =D

Wheels2050

#8

Wheels2050 said:

@phoenix1818: While I know you're being sarcastic, the point of changing the rating is not for preventing children from playing the game (the M rating is only a recommendation, not a restriction like MA) but for giving parents and guardians more accurate information for the purposes of deciding what to let their children play.

Big difference.

CrazyOtto

#9

CrazyOtto said:

If I lived in Australia, I probably would have imported an American 3DS anyways.

sillygostly

#11

sillygostly said:

A pointless exercise in media pandering. Highly unprofessional of the Classification Board to succumb to such baseless, unfounded rumours of so-called "child pornography" (really? .).

The original PG rating was fine IMO. Thinking of the children for a moment here, there is nothing in the game that would adversely affect a child's development. Most children see a lot worse than a few animated breasts elsewhere, and the violence is so over-the-top that the boundaries between fantasy and reality are easily discernable.

Not every game that is classified in Australia needs to correspond with its (rough) overseas equivalent. We have different standards here (or at least I thought we did).

Whatever. I'm just glad that my fellow Aussies will still have the chance to experience this awesome game. :)

Chunky_Droid

#12

Chunky_Droid said:

Seriously don't understand why this wasn't rated M in the first place. Shows how ridiculous our system is.

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