If this isn't a wake-up call to the people of Australia, nothing is.
As reported by several sources, including VG247 , EA's upcoming sci-fi action reboot, Syndicate , has been refused classification in Australia due to the game being "unsuitable for a minor to see or play." See, the Aussie board doesn't have any video game classifications that are for anyone over the age of 15.
Yep, still living in 1985, as if all games have to be for kids. Here's part of the reason why the board says the title in question isn't for anyone under the age of 15:
"Combatants take locational damage and can be explicitly dismembered, decapitated or bisected by the force of the gunfire. The depictions are accompanied by copious bloodspray and injuries are shown realistically and with detail. Flesh and bone are often exposed while arterial sprays of blood continue to spurt from wounds at regular intervals," the report states, discussing an example mission."
Well of course it's a mature game. That's why we have these things called the "M"-Mature rating and the "R"-Restricted rating here in the US. Mortal Kombat was refused classification in Australia earlier this year, by the way. …whatever. For more on Syndicate , check out our recent preview .
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