Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Left 4 Dead 2 Finally Uncensored In Australia
After following the Australian reclassification of Left 4 Dead 2, Valve has announced that the uncensored version is now available to gamers aged 18 and up on Steam. Those who purchased the censored version of the game can download a free update to upgrade to the uncensored version. Left 4 Dead 2 was first refused classification in Australia when it was submitted in 2009, making it illegal to sell, rent, or promote the game in the country. Valve appealed the decision before resubmitting both the uncensored and modified versions of the game for classification. The modified version of the game eventually earned an MA15+ rating. This version of the game removed decapitation, limb dismemberment, and fallen bodies faded away, which removed the option for players to cause post-mortem damage. The game has been reclassified with an R18+ rating. The rating was officially introduced on January 1, 2013.