Grand Theft Auto IV add-in censors original game
Naughty videos, blood blue-pencilled
Games developer Rockstar has designed a patch to fix a GTA IV content-censoring error that’s plagued some European gamers who installed the title’s first downloadable update, The Lost and Damned.
According to posts on a number of online forums, downloading the update has caused some of the best bits of the original game to suddenly become censored.
For example, bullet riddled police no longer appeared to bleed pools of steaming blood, and camera angle adjustment features were taken away from gamers when they decided to… ahem… get cosy with a lady of the night.
The fault only appears to have cropped up in Europe, but Rockstar’s admitted the fault and it has told website VG247 that a patch will be available soon.
“We are aware of an error with the latest GTA IV title update and are confident the issue will be fixed within the next few hours,” said Rockstar.
Hopefully, the blood and naughty video footage will begin flowing again any moment now. ®
The PlayStation and Xbox releases in Australia were censored to avoid hassles with the classification board. Rockstar never presented an uncensored version to be classified.
If someone did request it be classified, it would now have to be passed since the PC version (with the same content) passed as MA15+.
Because we can't have any sex
In a game about violent thugs murdering scores of innocents, sex would be totally unacceptable, right?
Western society is retarded.
...if a modification which added gore and sex forced Rockstar to reclassify from M to AO, will a modification which removes gore and sex force them to reclassify from M to T? Or are people hypocrites?
Hope i can still get my $250 in the Triangle club.
The Australian version of the game had to be censored to be released. (One of the things that was censored was the ability to move the camera whilst at it with a lady of the night)
Sounds like they've mixed up their versions with the update...