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Aliens Vs. Predator Banned Down Under

posted Saturday Dec 5, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Aliens Vs. Predator Banned Down Under

I am baffled once again. I have recently talked about the Australian ratings board and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Left 4 Dead 2. Today, our crazy story comes to us care of Aliens Vs. Predator. I bet you can guess what it is - another game banned from their shores. It is easier for me to just give you the Board's decision than it is to explain it:

The Predator collects "trophies" by explicitly ripping off human heads, their spinal columns dangling from severed necks. Heads can be twisted completely around in order to break a character's neck. Eyes can be stabbed through or gouged, leaving empty, bloodied eye sockets. It is noted that a player is able to combine manoeuvres together in quick succession, which further increases impact; for example, a Predator can stab a character through both eyes with its wrist blade, and then rip off their head, with spinal column still attached. Extensive post mortem damage, including decapitation and dismemberment, is also possible. Depictions of violence such as the above are accompanied by copious amounts of blood and gore, include ample wound detail and visible skeleton.

So, there you go. Because creatures who want to kill us are killing us, it is unacceptable. You have to be kidding me. It would seem to me that if you are a fan of videogames, it is time to get out of Australia. You have seen your last major release ever.

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