Left for Dead 2 - Disable censorship on Aussie Version

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by jonnyfaith, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. jonnyfaith macrumors newbie

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  2. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    I would also like to know.

    Where's our friendly Valve employee MR member? Feel like helping us stick it to The Man?
     
  3. Frosticus macrumors 6502a

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    Where's the fun in a zombie game with no gore?? That's mental! :eek:
     
  4. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Too right it's insane. The gore-less version is laughable when you compare it even to other Valve games like Half Life 2. Personally, I think HL2 is more violent and horrific than L4D2. Headcrabs are way scarier than human rabies :p

    EDIT: Not to mention that the correct response to a zombie apocalypse scenario is to go mental with a shotgun, not to bake cookies.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    But headcrabs have green blood, so they don't have to censor that.
     
  6. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    Based off other games by Gearbox and other companies they actually have a completely different data set for censored regions so it will be likely fairly tricky to get a hack to work.

    Due to scandals like "Hot Coffee" leaving in uncensored data even if it is never used is dangerous as the press can go crazy if someone makes a mod to turn it back on so they usually just make a censored only data pak.

    BioShock in Germany for example is a separate DVD from the rest of the world and only contains censored data.

    Edwin
     
  7. Huntn macrumors G5

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    So instead of blocking the offending data, as a rule they are removing it? Hot Coffee was a joke. Here is a game GTA:San Andras about murdering and stealing (which is ok), but the officials have a conniption fit when a R rated sex game is discovered on a Mature Rated game. Such hypocrisy.
     
  8. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    Removing it keeps you safe against the conservative media who will take any excuse to have a go at games and game makers. I agree it is hypocrisy but you need to play it safe, and the safest way is make sure the data is not included.

    Edwin

    p.s. Many of my close friends worked on GTA San Andreas and I worked on the original GTA3 I know all about the media getting in a rage about games :)
     

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