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Beefy
12-12-2001, 06:21 PM
Don't know how many of you guys out there know this (or care), but GTA3 was pulled off the shelves in Australia as the Office of Film and Literature Classifications decided not to rate it, as they thought it was too violent etc... for people to play. Some places still hire it out though, and I got a chance to play it on my PS2 today, and I must say it is a kick ass game! Yet, I can see where they are coming from with the rating.. in a weird kinda way.

There is an appeal happening to see if they can continue to sell it, but until that happens, i can't buy my copy.. :(

Same thing apparently happened with Ghost Recon as well, though I haven't seen much about that...

Mr. C
12-12-2001, 07:07 PM
My first impression would be to find yourself a really good seller on eBay. Take advantage of the "Global Economy"

There are several who would probably like some repeat business, and once you've established reliabilibty with them - they would most likely "take requests".

DigitalDD
12-12-2001, 07:37 PM
I was at my cousins house last weekend and he and his friends were so amped playing that game [he's 14 BTW]. I started watching them play and having been familiar with the original PC version of GTA had an idea what it was about..

Although i think its kind of fun to do things in that game which you couldn't or shouldn't do in real life. Life yank people out of their cars and drive off. or perhaps grabbing a cop's gun and shooting him..

But considering that I can see why they banned it..

Osiris
12-13-2001, 08:21 AM
Don't know how many of you guys out there know this (or care), but GTA3 was pulled off the shelves in Australia as the Office of Film and Literature Classifications decided not to rate it, as they thought it was too violent etc... for people to play. Some places still hire it out though, and I got a chance to play it on my PS2 today, and I must say it is a kick ass game! Yet, I can see where they are coming from with the rating.. in a weird kinda way.

There is an appeal happening to see if they can continue to sell it, but until that happens, i can't buy my copy.. :(

Same thing apparently happened with Ghost Recon as well, though I haven't seen much about that...

Yeah, it's a great game in my opinion - I've played it heaps on a friend's PS2.

Was a bit scary getting driven home @ 5:00am by a guy who'd just spent 8 hours crashing into stuff :D.

Kheldar
12-13-2001, 08:52 AM
Yeah, it's a great game in my opinion - I've played it heaps on a friend's PS2.

Was a bit scary getting driven home @ 5:00am by a guy who'd just spent 8 hours crashing into stuff :D.

I had the same problem last time i was in warrnambool - spent several hours crashing go carts and then tried to drive the car the same as the go carts

Olie
12-13-2001, 11:25 AM
that sucks :mad:

hehehehe
i know what ya mean osiris and kheldar

Beefy
12-17-2001, 08:46 AM
Yeah, it's a great game in my opinion - I've played it heaps on a friend's PS2.

Was a bit scary getting driven home @ 5:00am by a guy who'd just spent 8 hours crashing into stuff :D.

tell me about it.. I was playing it at Kinko's on my PS2 and had to drive back to hamilton.. I'm surprised I didn't get a ticket or 12 for reckless driving.. :)

maybe that's why they ban stuff like that... :)

Beefy
12-17-2001, 08:47 AM
My first impression would be to find yourself a really good seller on eBay. Take advantage of the "Global Economy"


Only one problem with that... I don't like my chances of finding a Aus version of the game, as PS2 games are region coded... :( but i'll check it out.

JosH
12-17-2001, 09:51 AM
I have seen ghost recon in shops throughout aus

Osiris
12-17-2001, 10:22 AM
Only one problem with that... I don't like my chances of finding a Aus version of the game, as PS2 games are region coded... :( but i'll check it out.

If PS2 games can be burnt easily, I could get you a copy probably, Beefy...

Andy
12-17-2001, 11:54 AM
If PS2 games can be burnt easily, I could get you a copy probably, Beefy...

to my knowledge, ps2 games are dvds so unless you have a $1500 dvd burner, i doubt you can burn it easily ;)

sKuLLsHoT
12-17-2001, 01:32 PM
in that case, beefy has it covered ;)

Osiris
12-17-2001, 01:33 PM
to my knowledge, ps2 games are dvds so unless you have a 00 dvd burner, i doubt you can burn it easily ;)

To my knowledge, Andy, I have access to a $1500 DVD-RAM :p.


Weren't expecting that, were ya ;).

Andy
12-17-2001, 01:58 PM
well in that case, you can package it up and ship it on up to me :D

ohm, and BTW dvd ram drives have caddies for the disks and you can't, (yet again) to my knowledge, get the disk out unless you want to damage the disk

Osiris
12-17-2001, 02:00 PM
well in that case, you can packagfe it up and ship it on up to me :D

How about... no :p ;).

Andy
12-17-2001, 02:12 PM
How about... no :p ;).

how about.... YES :D :p

Osiris
12-17-2001, 02:29 PM
how about.... YES :D :p

Let me thi... No :p ;).

Andy
12-17-2001, 02:45 PM
Let me thi... No :p ;).

or how about my way:

don't think at all (thinking is banned during holidays any way ;)) and just say yes :D

Osiris
12-17-2001, 03:24 PM
Well, in that case...

Beefy
12-17-2001, 08:38 PM
DVD burners do burn on proper disks now.. they aren't all in caddies... There is a difference between DVD-RAM and DVD-R / RW discs.. :)

GTA3 is on a DVD disc.. not all PS2 games are, but most of them are coming out on DVD Rom discs now...

If I did get a copy, i'd have to modify my PS2 just so I could play it, and it's not worth it yet.

Ghost Recon successfully made it back on the shelves.

Finally, some ******* hired the only copy in town from the local vid store, won't take it back.. He's offered to pay for it, so it was just a smart ass way to get the only copy around.. I'm not happy...

Osiris
12-18-2001, 05:33 PM
DVD burners do burn on proper disks now.. they aren't all in caddies... There is a difference between DVD-RAM and DVD-R / RW discs.. :)

GTA3 is on a DVD disc.. not all PS2 games are, but most of them are coming out on DVD Rom discs now...

If I did get a copy, i'd have to modify my PS2 just so I could play it, and it's not worth it yet.

Ghost Recon successfully made it back on the shelves.

Finally, some ******* hired the only copy in town from the local vid store, won't take it back.. He's offered to pay for it, so it was just a smart ass way to get the only copy around.. I'm not happy...

Ah, OK then Beefy :).

Well, maybe if you get really desperate I can describe it to you ;) :p!

Beefy
12-18-2001, 06:47 PM
i was playing it at Kinko's.. i don't want no description, i want the game! :D

Osiris
12-19-2001, 12:07 PM
i was playing it at Kinko's.. i don't want no description, i want the game! :D

Mwahahaha!

I think I've had GTA3 overkill :D.