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#27500 28-Oct-2008 16:21
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who here is at all interested in fallout 3 which is coming out here in 2 days (i was surprised to find we're getting it before the uk)

for those who don't know what fallout 3 is http://fallout.bethsoft.com/eng/home/home.php?fbid=IDSAAsw0fi1

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  #174146 28-Oct-2008 16:50
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my flatmate pre-ordered it.  I've never played Fallout myself so am keen to see what it's like and give it a go when he's done with it.

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  #174179 28-Oct-2008 18:17
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I also have is on pre-ordered

should be really good.

I have played many an RPG.. but nothing like fallout

 
 
 
 


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  #174273 29-Oct-2008 00:55
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I heard the ozzie version was going to be edited because of the drug usage (BS obviosuly).

Anyone know if we are getting the edited ozzie version like we did with GTA4, or the full version?

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  #174289 29-Oct-2008 08:15
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From what i read --

they edited the whole world release and renamed the drugs..
So they are not called the same as real life..

Funny that.. If you have played GTA4 that talk about real drugs all the time..

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  #174291 29-Oct-2008 08:39
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AmooMan: From what i read --

they edited the whole world release and renamed the drugs..
So they are not called the same as real life..

Funny that.. If you have played GTA4 that talk about real drugs all the time..


Not to mention Bioshock which is a whole game/story based around drug use for mind and body altering effects?! 

I'm pretty sick of censorship of games.  You don't get that level of censorship in movies - and games have surpassed movies as a story telling medium for adults in my opinion.  Oh well, one day the censors will wake up.

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  #174297 29-Oct-2008 09:15
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AmooMan: From what i read --

they edited the whole world release and renamed the drugs..
So they are not called the same as real life..

Funny that.. If you have played GTA4 that talk about real drugs all the time..



It’s ridiculous.   I don’t agree with any censorship, but if they are going to do it, they should at least try not to be totally retarded with what they censor.  
By editing out the drugs, but not the gruesome murders they are effectively saying that taking drugs is [i]worse[/i] than killing somebody.   Same goes for GTA4 to an even greater extent – they edited the prostitution scenes (something which is legal in NZ) for some reason,  but didn’t touch the murders, beatings, drug use, carjacking, speeding, drink driving, drug smuggling, kidnapping, racketeering etc – all of which are illegal.

To be clear – I don’t think they should edit anything, but by only editing the sex part, they are showing how fecked up peoples morals are where legal consensual sex is a worse taboo than all that other stuff.

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  #174317 29-Oct-2008 10:22
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Its not the NZ reviewers that are making software developers make the changes..
Its the Australian review policy.. Something to do with they don't have an R18 rating..
So they must downgrade all imported games to R16 level or along those lines..

In the case of Fallout 3 - Because Auz complained about it.. the software developers just renamed the drugs..But not just for the Auz release they made the changes world wide.

For GTA4 i was able to buy an Uncut version of the game..
Only thing extra I was able to do was pickup hookers & see the action..
Wasnt anything great anyways :(

 
 
 
 


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  #174325 29-Oct-2008 11:00
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So you're saying NZ and AU are treated as one entity by game distributers?  Gutted!

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#174367 29-Oct-2008 14:02
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Im super psyched! Just ordered the special edition from gpstore, they say they have it in their warehouse now so hopefully it will arrive tomorrow :)

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  #174373 29-Oct-2008 15:06
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gehenna: So you're saying NZ and AU are treated as one entity by game distributers?  Gutted!



Yup it sucks :(

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  #174374 29-Oct-2008 15:09
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martin308: Im super psyched! Just ordered the special edition from gpstore, they say they have it in their warehouse now so hopefully it will arrive tomorrow :)


It says on their website that they will (same day post) it out on the 31st  - because thats the NZ release date..

Im getting my copy from EB Games..

Was thinking about ringing up the manager of the Dunedin branch to open up the store at 12.01am Friday.. Hehe

Not to sure if he will be keen for that tho Undecided

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  #174376 29-Oct-2008 15:40
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GP normally ships the day before so that it arrives first thing on release day.

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  #174377 29-Oct-2008 15:54
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AmooMan:
martin308: Im super psyched! Just ordered the special edition from gpstore, they say they have it in their warehouse now so hopefully it will arrive tomorrow :)


It says on their website that they will (same day post) it out on the 31st  - because thats the NZ release date..

Im getting my copy from EB Games..

Was thinking about ringing up the manager of the Dunedin branch to open up the store at 12.01am Friday.. Hehe

Not to sure if he will be keen for that tho Undecided


Where does it say that on their site? I saw "we have this in stock, if you order now youll be playing by the weekend"

plas: GP normally ships the day before so that it arrives first thing on release day.


That sounds good to me :)

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  #174541 30-Oct-2008 08:11
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One more day to go !! :)
I am so looking forward to this game..
Looking at a few review sites.. and they have given it 9.6/10  &   9/10   &   5/5
So sounds like a top notch game..

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  #174552 30-Oct-2008 08:36
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at the rate i'm going through fable, and the rate my flatmate goes through games, i should have a seamless transition from the end of fable to the start of fallout :)

damn these new games for coming out!  i still need to finish bioshock and gears of war before their sequels come out!!

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