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Left 4 Dead 2

It’s been a messy saga over the last few weeks for Valve. Their highly anticipated sequel Left 4 Dead 2 was banned in Australia thanks to a truly antiquated rating system, while the South Australian Attorney-general jumped on the Valve-hating bandwagon.

Well, now it seems that L4D2 has indeed received an Australian rating. Read on to find out what it is.

[Update]: With all of the rumours swirling around the blogosphere, Gamer Limit contacted Valve Software directly regarding the submitted version and recieved a reply from Valve’s Doug Lombardi.

Edited. Waiting for word on the appeal of the standard version. So, the game will ship in Austalia the question now is which version.

Stay tuned.

That we will Doug. More when we have it.

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Star Wars Clone Wars

It seems that the Australian games industry has weathered the economic storm far better than the European, and United States markets.

Tom Crago, Tantalus CEO, and president of the Game Developers Association of Australia, sat down with GamesIndustry.biz to discuss how the Australian market has fared in these tough financial times.

Read on to hear what he had to say.

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draft1g

Are you Australian? Sick of missing out on all of the exciting game events in the US and Europe?

The International Digital Entertainment Festival, or iDEF, is being held this year in Melbourne, Australia between the 30th of Oct to the 1st of Nov. Split into 3 separate expositions, covering games development, technical gadgetry, and, of course, video games themselves, it promises to be Australia’s version of the CES and E3 squeezed into one 3-day event.

The best part? It’s open to the public! The better part? Gamer Limit is an official supporter of the event, and as a special gift to you all, we’ve scored five double passes to the full 3-day event including all of the expos, to give away to you lucky readers.

Intrigued?

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The push for an 18+ rating in video games is looking less and less likely for Australian gamers, with the outspoken South Australian Attorney-general finally voicing his opposition to such a cause.

Gamers in Australia should, by know, be able to recognize Michael Atkinson’s name when they hear it. He is a regular fixture on current affairs programs dealing with video game issues, and was a part of a controversial interview on television program Good Game, which addressed the very issues of an 18+ rating system.

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Frustration

It’s happened again. It always happens.

I am a man of simple tastes. I enjoy Halo 3, Assassin’s Creed, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. There are several independent titles that I love, and I’m a consistent purchaser of XBLA titles. However, my main horde of games is filled with AAA titles, not unlike the standard mainstream gamer.

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l4d

Australia’s terribly archaic classification system has claimed another victim. The news broke earlier today that Classifications Board have deemed the game “unsuitable for a minor to see or play”, which means that now none of us get to play. More post jump.

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