Fallout 3 Banned

The Office of Film & Literature Classification have done it again; that’s one more game that won’t be reaching our shores unedited any time soon.

It’s odd. You come home after a day of work only to find that once again, the Office of Film & Literature Classification have gone and done it again.

Yes, they’ve banned another game. This is beginning to become really ordinary. Can’t we have something unexpected for a change?

This time, it’s Bethesda’s much awaited Fallout 3 which has been on pre-order at many a game retailer for a fair while now. A lot of gamers – myself included – have been looking quite forward to how intense and unusual Fallout 3 was going to be.

And short of Bethesda editing the living crap out of it, we might just have to look forward to it without the chance of playing it.

Fallout 3 is currently in a state of “Refused Classification,” and while we might be on the side that expects it to have had this happen to it, what with all the gore and what not it’s been said to include, one comment found on Gamespot’s forum is suggesting that it has more to do with some of the druggish nature that the game might have involved.

“Apparently the game includes the use of Morphine by your character. (I assume as some sort of “healthpack” or “stimpack”),” cites the poster Vrox.

That’s really not a surprise, you know, the OFLC banning something with a druggish nature where you inject yourself with a drug.

Or is it it?

If I remember correctly, Starcraft made use of the mentioning of “stimpacks”, a drug you could give to the marines that would make them faster. While they weren’t shown as being injected, you heard the noise and knew that the fictional injection was going on.

And if I recall even more recently, Bioshock had you inject yourself with EVE, a chemical combination that could result in electric shocks or fire or a bunch of other weird things because, you know… it’s fiction.

Sadly, we don’t yet know why Fallout 3 was banned. What we do know is that there are going to be a lot of pissed off gamers who put themselves down for pre-order already.

Written by Leigh D. Stark