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RO2 Uncut and rated MA15+ for Australia

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  • RO2 Uncut and rated MA15+ for Australia

    After some initial concerns about ratings in Australia, we are happy to annouce that Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad has been rated MA15+ ["Strong war violence, Gaming experience may change online"] by the Australian Government Classification Board, with no cuts required. Nice job by Lace Mamba Global in the UK and AFA in Australia.

  • #2
    As expected, great news!


    • #3
      Nice, we should see a small boost in the preorders soon!

      Hope Germany has similar fate...


      • #4
        That is very great news, can't wait to tell mah friends down there, couple didn't want to preorder in fear of restrictions ._.


        • #5
          Congratulations Australia you arrived in the 21 century. Only germany has to follow now.


          • #6
            Originally posted by doomis View Post
            Hope Germany has similar fate...
            Buahahahahaha nice Joke.....


            Please let us NOW in the BETA


            • #7
              Very happy about this! will be letting my other Aussie friends know.


              • #8
                Beta now Seriously though, awesome news, thanks for keeping us up to date Wilsonomaomo!


                • #9
                  Now dear Aussies, get RO2 off that ugly 6th place!


                  • #10
                    Germany is now the only western democracy where games are censored like that, even if they have a +18 rating there.


                    Congratulations! (your beer still sucks mates ).


                    • #11
                      Good news for the Aussies. I hope they don't have to pay $100 for it thought.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tagemandbagem View Post
                        Good news for the Aussies. I hope they don't have to pay $100 for it thought.
                        We pay the same as the rest, since tripwire are not jerks.

                        Originally posted by Krimdor View Post
                        Now dear Aussies, get RO2 off that ugly 6th place!
                        Once we wake up.
                        Last edited by jalex3; 08-11-2011, 12:09 PM.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jalex3 View Post
                          we pay the same as the rest, since tripwire are not jerks.
                          +1 So is it safe to preorder even that steam still indicates that it's LV version?


                          • #14
                            Y'know, threads in these forums sure like to be deceiving. From a million "New Video" threads being just the GDC videos or some other video we've all seen, to Wilson's "And Now the Storms" thread, to this one, where all I saw from the RO:HOS Forums was "RO2 Uncut".

                            I'm going to go insane.
                            [url][/url] - [COLOR="Gold"]Obergefreiter Dieter K


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by catar View Post
                              +1 So is it safe to preorder even that steam still indicates that it's LV version?
                              yeah it is.

                              Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
                              Yes, you're good to go. Valve just hasn't got in to the office yet to change the page for us! The keys issued will be UNCUT for Australia. Go! Buy! Send copies to German friends!
                              Last edited by jalex3; 08-11-2011, 12:16 PM.