Australia Bans Dead or Alive Dimensions


Following the illustrious example set by Sweden, Australia’s game censorship board has revoked the rating of Dead or Alive Dimensions, effectively banning it, accusing the game of containing “content not drawn to the board’s attention.”

The game was “voluntarily” withdrawn from sale in a number of European countries due to fears that it would fall foul of Sweden’s increasingly extreme child porn laws – as it is possible to peer up the skirt of fictional minors in the game’s figure mode.

Australian media brought this to the attention of the authorities, who had already rated the game PG for “mild violence and sexualised gameplay,” causing them to re-examine the title.

The game’s Australian version had already tactfully redacted the age of the “underage” characters to “N/A,” but it seems this was not enough, and the censors revoked its classification (apparently having not bothered to check the content of the game themselves), banning it from sale:

“Information provided to the board last week suggested that the game contained content not drawn to the board’s attention in the original classification application.

Dead Or Alive Dimensions is now unclassified and cannot be sold in Australia unless it is resubmitted for classification.”

Nintendo is apparently resubmitting in the hopes of getting a 15+ rating, the highest rating Australian authorities allow at present.

Australia has some of the most restrictive game censorship in the developed world, with the state absolutely determined to keep adult games out of the hands of adults and ensure they must turn to movies, novels, comics, the Internet and brothels for their fix of debauchery – as long as it does not happen to involve anyone who looks too young, of course.

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    Avatar of S|e|7|e|N
    Comment by S|e|7|e|N
    19:18 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "Sir, your girlfriend looks underage..."

    "Who her? Oh don't worry about it, her age is N/A"

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    Comment by Crowbar
    19:43 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    How do you pronounce N/A?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:56 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Not Available

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    Comment by Satonaka
    03:54 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I always thought it was "Not available." Somehow given the sutuation, it can fit in certain circumstances XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:30 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    *Not Applicable

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No ass.

    Avatar of Hayate
    Comment by Hayate
    01:42 16/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Not Australian...

    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    12:56 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Naturally Artistic!

    Avatar of Justwon
    Comment by Justwon
    03:24 24/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good job sir!

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    Comment by SnooSnoo
    20:52 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Not applicable

    Avatar of kazaza2
    Comment by kazaza2
    22:21 15/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    As in N/Aaaaaa you can't have the game anyway!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    your an idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:11 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cool story bro.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not Acceptable?

    Comment by Anonymous

    My best bet 'bout N/A's pronunciation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 02/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mr. dingbat Aussie moralfag censor...

    If it doesn't look like a child and you didn't think or have it occur to you that it is a child when you looked at it...

    Then it isn't a "child" right?

    you ape-ish turd

    Avatar of Shuubi
    Comment by Shuubi
    18:31 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The irony is that any Australian who wanted the game would just import it anyway because game prices are so stupidly expensive here. (Region-locking can be a pain but there's a mod for that)
    Seriously, I cant even remember the last time I bought a game from a store here rather than ordered an import.

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    Comment by DoubleX31
    19:06 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well it's a good thing that the PS3 and PSP/V are region-free then.

    Avatar of Shuubi
    Comment by Shuubi
    18:33 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Second irony is that we did get Neptunia with no kerfuffle caused.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:16 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Really, how the hell did that happen?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 16/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The real irony of this is that Australia has a magazine called PEOPLE which has full on nudity in it and is rated M15, this issue has even cheerleaders full on naked kissing in it!!

    So a child can buy this magazine with no parental supervision and yet YET a child has to have a parent to buy a game like fallout 3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 16/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Seriously your pretty stupid.

    Europe and Australian 3DS are on the same format and Europe are generally 20-30 bucks cheap also with the shipping.

    So modding the 3DS is pretty much a pointless idea and also don't ever connect or update your firmware o/w your 3DS will be bricked.

    Also Slowkaku a bit earlier please this happened like 5 days ago. I'm already an Old Man in internet years!!!

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    Comment by liger_zero9999
    18:38 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    suprise suprise, another game that has been banned because of our softcock classification board.

    another reason why everyone laughs at us.

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    Comment by Thomus
    21:15 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    And the retail industry wonders why Australians go for online shopping? This is another reason why... The classification board is treating us like fools, so we adapt and rebel...

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    Comment by vanchrian
    19:06 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    There's always importing and pirating. The games are always horrifically overpriced so I wouldn't have bought it in a store even if it WAS approved for sale anyway.

    I got a friend in Malaysia to get DA2 for me when it first came out for the equivalent of about 40AUD and ship it over to me.

    After factoring shipping costs and buying EVERY SINGLE DLC available at launch, it came up to somewhere around 55AUD, I can't remember how much the DLC costs. I saved 40AUD and got more content than if I were to buy it vanilla for 90 to 100 AUD in any store.

    SC2? I got it for 60 AUD as opposed to 110 AUD in the stores.

    Civilization 5? 40 AUD instead of 80-100.

    Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition AFTER Brotherhood was already released? 30 AUD instead of 60.

    Just Cause 2? 50 instead of 90.

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    Comment by Gekokujou
    20:08 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Amen to importing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i was out in auss land a while back... for a bit of a trip round looked at the price of your games and started laughing that peopel would let them get away with it for that pice...

    man you have it rough glad i live some where.... Some what Sane

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    22:50 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Aussie and Sweden's laws sure are laughable.

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    Comment by TNinja
    23:20 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    And countries around Sweden are a bunch of pussies and goes along with them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And countries around Sweden go along with them? The last I checked, Rapelay and bunch of loliraping games are quite legal in Winland.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    12:57 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Annoying English Accent!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Keep in mind that Australian and Europe are on the same format!!!

    So you can import the game paid 30-40 bucks compared to australian 60-70 bucks

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem with game prices (and everything for that matter) being so high is because our country has taxes upon taxes upon taxes. For companies to actually make profit, they mark it up.

    Also, it is due to population as well. The companies figure that having the price doubles works out to be "2 people in the US".

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't worry, if everything turns out okay, Germany won't be getting it either, so you Aussies can sort of support each other in this moment of crisis.

    Or you could simply order it online in some shop with worldwide shipping.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    already released in germany

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:15 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    We already have it, dumbass.

    Comment by Anonymous

    i suggest going to the legislature and slapping some femi-nazis and feminazi suckups .

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    Comment by Kamigoroshi
    17:31 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I've got a feeling Australia will soon be deserted entirely. That, or we'll see a kangaroo revolution.

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    Comment by The Kiss
    17:51 15/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Pfft... implying there will be a dancing/singing game featuring kangaroos...

    Don't get my hopes up like that man... hurtful.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:46 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    True.... people are getting more and more pissed off with this radical "PROTECT THE CHILDREN" bullhockey... children don't need to be protected from sex.

    If they did, then guess what? They wouldn't be born with genitals and they would only get genitals at the age of 13-18.

    The radical femnazi's are just trying to turn all men into criminals by proxy and have all men looked upon with suspicion simply because 90% of all men would sleep with an underage girl who was willing.

    Guess what? Most women would sleep with an underage boy who was willing as well.

    Comment by คภєк๏
    18:08 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I have a feeling that children need to be protected from you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But its easier for parents around the world to just bitch the authorities about objectionable content instead of, let's say, do their job as parents and educate, take care, and spend quality time with their kids instead of just shoving them in front of the TV or using whatever game console for them to shut up.

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    21:31 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think he was trying to imply, having sex with children is ok ^^'', I "BELIEVE" (note I said BELIEVE) that has point was children do not need protection because there is really nothing to protect them from, the game is not mean't for kids and shouldn't even be in there possession and rejecting a work of fiction is just plain stupid, if you want to protect children, properly explain the birds and the bees when the time is right, cause hell they are going to find out sooner or later.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spoken like a true sick pedophile. I hope you drop dead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    We all do, eventually. You first.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    18:39 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Guess what? Most women would sleep with an underage boy who was willing as well."

    No, that's not how it works... they would most likely view them as kids due to their motherly instincts that men don't have.

    You started to speak somewhat correct, but...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the saying is.. hell hath no fury like a women scorned.. at least get that much right

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    Comment by DoubleX31
    19:09 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wow dude, you're just proving his point. You have this pre-conceived notion that females are angels and would never rape/hurt/kill/fart(maybe rainbows)/etc. and that all men are guilty by default.

    This is why men can't go out in public with children (even if they're their own).

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    21:27 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Darkrockslizer:- You never say the cases with hot teachers did you ?

    and no women are capable of being just as bad or worse as men, ever heard the saying "a woman's scorn is worse then hell". and I agree with anonymous.

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    Comment by tingle
    18:48 15/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Never been prouder to be American. HELL YES DOA!

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    21:23 15/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Never been prouder to live in the caribbean.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Arrrrrr, matey!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:31 16/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Never ben prouder to be German :D

    Comment by Anonymous

    You really don't have any reason to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually german authorities absolutly have no problems with sexual content. Borderline Hardcore often gets a rating 16+.

    Dead or Alive Dimensions has a 12+ rating.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sure do have some funny hangups about violent content. "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles"?

    Although if push comes to shove I'd rather be blocked from seeing violence than sex.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:43 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Never been prouder to be Canadian Hell yeah CANADA

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    GO Canucks!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 16/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The canucks make me wanna upchuck

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:55 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never been prouder to be a filipino!
    Everything here is legal!

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