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While fellow over-the-top action game, Saints Row IV, struggles to get an Australian release, the much anticipated Grand Theft Auto V has sailed through the classification board process.

DeepSilver is the new developer of Saints Row IV, and is probably a little miffed that their game is currently refused classification in a market the size of Australia.  Throwing development effort, multiple times, is an expensive prospect to simply appease a classification board for a relative miniscule market.

The Saints Row IV experience must have had local RockStar Game’s representative slightly concerned.  Particularly with the impending release of GTA V, the franchise that always finds its way into any talk about games censorship.

The folks at RockStar Games Australia, however, needed have worried. Yesterday the fifth iteration of Grand Theft Auto received an R18+ classification by the ACB.

The game rated R18+ with a High Impact as far as Drug Use goes.  All other video-game nasties (Themes, Violence, Language, Nudity and Sex) rated at the lower level of Strong Impact.

Australians can therefore be happily playing GTA V on their consoles come 17 September.

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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