Australian Ban Hammer: Alien vs. Predator

on December 4, 2009 12:13 PM

Combining two of the most badass aliens ever – err.. Alien(s) and the Predator – to kick each other’s asses was the greatest idea since Chef Boyardee decided to put his delicious, sodium saturated Italian food into cans for the masses to enjoy. How can you go wrong with making a game in which two of the most unmerciful creatures to grace man hunt each other – and the poor idle human marines – in one of the most popular FPS games to ever land on the PC. If you had the opportunity to play the game, then you’d know that the game was more like a mental and visual orgy which endorsed an escapade of ¬†consecutive bloodshed and entertainment for those who were fans of the original films and FPS gaming in general.

After years of hiding and two atrocious movies, Aliens vs. Predator is being¬†rejuvenated onto next gen consoles, and of course the PC. While many fans are expecting to ram barbaric alien weapons into their¬†opponent’s gargantuan heads, the unfortunate Australians will be twiddling their thumbs and petting Koalas because the game has apparently been banned in their country.

Aliens vs. Predator has been refused classification by Australia’s rating board. Behind the decision is douche bag General Attorney Michael Atkinson, who’s been perpetuating refusals to allow adult ratings for videogames in the country. This isn’t the first time this occurs, sadly.

Sega has taken into account the amount of arbitrary dickheads that plague the country of Germany, which is why they decided to not even bother trying to get the game rated over there.

I sincerely feel bad for the Australians because of the crimes they’re going to have to, once again, commit in order to get their videgame(s) approved by the ratings board. Everyone wants a peachy world; but taking away the freedom of choice is only going to anger people and make things worse than what they are. I’m pretty sure, though, that Aussies will find a way to get their hands on this game… legal or not.

 /  Co-Founder
Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.
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