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Saints Row 4 banned from Australia over ’sexual violence’

A promotion for Saints Row 4 (Credit: Volition) Saints Row 4, the latest console and PC title from developer Volition in the action-adventure open world game, has become the first to be banned from sale in Australia. The game was sent to the Australian Government’s Classification Board, which determines ratings on video games, in May, the organization said in a statement (PDF) on Tuesday. According to that statement, the Board rated the game RC, or Refused Classification, meaning it cannot be sold in Australia. The game’s content was deemed too adult-oriented. ”In the Board’s opinion, Saints Row 4, includes interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context,” the organization said in the statement. ”In addition, the game includes elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards. Such depictions are prohibited by the computer games guidelines.” Related stories • Ouya launches for $99; already sold out on Amazon, GameStop • … [Read more] ]]> http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cnet/sDKW/~3/N5kesicRxTw/