Feb 28, 2014

How an anal probe became a crying koala: where to draw the line in games

The game South Park: The Stick of Truth (pictured) will be released in Australia on March 6. Well, except for the scene in which aliens use an anal probe on several of the game’s characters. For its Australian release that scene has been replaced by text and a still image of a crying koala.

It might not be immediately obvious to everyone why a game’s developers would replace several minutes of extra-terrestrial arse investigation with what amounts to a short erotic novella and an image of a koala, but then not everyone knows as much about the Australian Classification Board as they probably should.

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