Feb 4th 2009 1:42PM Wow, this has really been blown out of proportion. People are taking this way too seriously. Everyone SLOW THE FUCK DOWN.
I'm Australian and I can tell you now that it's very unlikely they'll enforce such a law on MMOs.
Most people don't realize this but every day pornography is illegal in Australia, I'm not even joking. It's just the police do NOT enforce it. It's a legal loop hole that warrants the police to search adult shops at any time without a court order.
We have a huge adult industry here, yet these ridiculous laws aren't enforced the the extremist extent.
This is how I believe this will work for these classification laws for games. It WILL be illegal to sell WoW and such, but they WON'T enforce it. This is to keep games like Man Hunt, Postal and other shit out of stores.
Plus I believe you're getting a bit ahead of yourself here. I read that due to the nature of MMOs there are a number of legal loop holes that do infact make the sale of MMOs an exception to the classification laws. I believe it had something to do with the purchase gives you access to content that's hosted off of Australian servers. Meaning hoorah for so called "freedom of speech" (I'm no lawyer, but this is my understanding of the situation).
Yes, the oceanic servers aren't REALLY in Australia people.
Feb 2nd 2009 7:59AM Turok the fairy hunter?
Jan 19th 2009 11:50PM Wow, it looks like I'll finally be playing my Wii since I got bored of brawl. I was dying to see a good FPS on the Wii ever since I saw how the control scheme worked.
Jan 19th 2009 11:45PM Thank god nobody has a PSP.
Jan 16th 2009 7:02PM I hope by 4.0 they update the character models of all the original races. Because there's no way in hell I'm playing a male night elf. They look goofy as all hell.
Life for instance, check out this dudes portfolio where he remade the male troll from scratch.. Looks much better.
Jan 13th 2009 11:36PM What's the point of disallowing people creating Death Knights on the opposite faction on different servers, when they can most likely make them on a PVE server and transfer them over to a PVP realm. Seems like a silly restriction to me now that they've lifted the PVE to PVP rule.
Jan 13th 2009 5:08PM Oh no it took a development studio of 5 people 4 months to patch a game that had a 3 year production. Now they're asking for $2 of my money for a wealth of new content.
I won't stand for this. Instead I'll sit down and eat my $2 cheese burger.
Which brings me to another thing, cheese burgers are too exspensive these days.
Jan 8th 2009 6:57PM Can't wait.
Mass Effect is my fav 360 RPG to date. Can't wait to see how they top the first one.
I heard a rumor from a friend ages ago that your previous game save data from the first game could be brought across to the next title. Can anyone confirm hearing this? I don't know where my friend would've got this information.
Can anyone call BS on this?
Dec 29th 2008 11:15PM Wow that was really amazing. I could totally do something like that as well in Maya, if I only knew how the hell to rip the game models for animation.
Seriously brilliant work, I'd love WoW to have cut scenes of that quality in the next expansion.