In this day and age you would think that we were beyond banning things. I mean, just because we don’t agree with something, doesn’t mean that others can’t enjoy it. Saints Row IV was rejected outright by the Australian Classification Board (ACB). Banned.
It’s the first refusal since the ACB implemented a new R18+ rating, which allows for adult themes within games. I guess Saints Row’s peculiar depictions of sexual violence (which were “not justified by context”) or its drug-themed reward system (which is “prohibited by the computer games guidelines”) were just to much for them. It’s sad that some have to censor others.
This basically means that Saints Row IV is banned from sale in retail stores in Australia. However Joystiq has gotten word from Deep Silver saying that it intends to create a “reworked” version of the game for that country.
Source EngadgetFiled Under: Gaming News