-3xA'Lu©κy Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:19pm
Australian L4D2 Now UNCENSORED
Finally... lol.

Even if it took forever I appreciate the effort nevertheless.
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Visi Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:32pm 
Not sure why they bothered, but congrats for the 10 or so Aussies who will end up buying the game 5 years after release.
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They should release it as a free update I mean they cant really slug us for it again because, a) its already got uncensored in other countries, b) they don't need to recreate it at all and c) as Visi said who will pay for a 5 year old game that majority of people already have - just my 2 cents!
Doobey_doobey Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:42pm 
It would really be insulting if the update was anythything other than free...
-3xA'Lu©κy Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:43pm 
Originally posted by Visi:
Not sure why they bothered, but congrats for the 10 or so Aussies who will end up buying the game 5 years after release.

How about the for the huge aussie community that gave up playing due to the censored game and restricted online, including the times Aussies were kicked out of matches simply because we had the censored version (not even joking).

It's the least Valve could do and I'm glad they did this; even if took more than a few years to get to this result. Valve continually prove they are great guys with actions like this.

And I don't think it would've costed them much, it was clearly going to get through and Valve said in January 2013 that they "weren't worried about the cost".
Lotsa Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:45pm 
Originally posted by Visi:
Not sure why they bothered, but congrats for the 10 or so Aussies who will end up buying the game 5 years after release.

I have been waiting like many others to experience the game in it's entirety without having to stuff around with mods etc.

Steam gave L4D2 away for free not long ago so there will be plenty of people like myself playing, who have been waiting for the censorship to be lifted.

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-3xA'Lu©κy Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:46pm 
Originally posted by Doobey_doobey:
It would really be insulting if the update was anythything other than free...

I don't think they could charge for an update/patch.

Besides, the worst that could be asked of us is a patch which requires us responding to a prompt "how old are you?" (so under-age users can't get the changes until of legal age). That way Valve avoids any potential problems down the track.

I know this sounds stupid as kids are smart these days but that's probably the worst we could expect.
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-3xA'Lu©κy Sep 1, 2014 @ 6:51pm 
Originally posted by Lotsa:
Originally posted by Visi:
Not sure why they bothered, but congrats for the 10 or so Aussies who will end up buying the game 5 years after release.

I have been waiting like many others to experience the game in it's entirety without having to stuff around with mods etc.

Steam gave L4D2 away for free not long ago so there will be plenty of people like myself playing, who have been waiting for the censorship to be lifted.

Exactly mate.

Didn't even think about the XMas thing (I was hoping then it'd be uncensored for all).
Visi Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:12pm 
Originally posted by Lotsa:
Originally posted by Visi:
Not sure why they bothered, but congrats for the 10 or so Aussies who will end up buying the game 5 years after release.

I have been waiting like many others to experience the game in it's entirety without having to stuff around with mods etc.

Steam gave L4D2 away for free not long ago so there will be plenty of people like myself playing, who have been waiting for the censorship to be lifted.
I figured most Aussies would've used the workarounds after all these years.


Originally posted by -3xA'Lu©κy:
Originally posted by Visi:
Not sure why they bothered, but congrats for the 10 or so Aussies who will end up buying the game 5 years after release.

How about the for the huge aussie community that gave up playing due to the censored game and restricted online, including the times Aussies were kicked out of matches simply because we had the censored version (not even joking).

It's the least Valve could do and I'm glad they did this; even if took more than a few years to get to this result. Valve continually prove they are great guys with actions like this.

And I don't think it would've costed them much, it was clearly going to get through and Valve said in January 2013 that they "weren't worried about the cost".
It's the least Valve could do? That's a rather disturbing sense of entitlement you have there.
-3xA'Lu©κy Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:17pm 
Originally posted by Visi:
Originally posted by Lotsa:

I have been waiting like many others to experience the game in it's entirety without having to stuff around with mods etc.

Steam gave L4D2 away for free not long ago so there will be plenty of people like myself playing, who have been waiting for the censorship to be lifted.
I figured most Aussies would've used the workarounds after all these years.


Originally posted by -3xA'Lu©κy:

How about the for the huge aussie community that gave up playing due to the censored game and restricted online, including the times Aussies were kicked out of matches simply because we had the censored version (not even joking).

It's the least Valve could do and I'm glad they did this; even if took more than a few years to get to this result. Valve continually prove they are great guys with actions like this.

And I don't think it would've costed them much, it was clearly going to get through and Valve said in January 2013 that they "weren't worried about the cost".
It's the least Valve could do? That's a rather disturbing sense of entitlement you have there.

In regards to your first statement: all current workarounds have disadvantages in terms of being able to play online and utilities such as left4gore, required launching each time, prior to launching the game. Most of my Aussie friends were aware of such workarounds but either didn't bother with them or were afraid it could possibly result in some ban.

In regards to your second statement: yeah, I should've worded that differently. I was going to edit that statement out as when I read it, I pretty much took it the same way as you.

I just meant it's nice of Valve to do this - nothing more/nothing less. I don't think it should matter how small the demand is or how many people are going to benefit from this though.
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Visi Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:32pm 
Originally posted by -3xA'Lu©κy:
Originally posted by Visi:
I figured most Aussies would've used the workarounds after all these years.



It's the least Valve could do? That's a rather disturbing sense of entitlement you have there.

In regards to your first statement: most workarounds have disadvantages in terms of being able to play online and utilities such as left4gore, required launching each time, prior to launching the game. Most aussies and most of my friends were aware of such workarounds but either didn't bother with them or were afraid it might possibly result in a ban of some sorts.

In regards to your second statement: yeah, I should've worded that differently. I was going to edit that statement out as when I read it, I pretty much took it the same way as you.

I just meant it's a nice of Valve to do this - nothing more/nothing less. I don't think it should matter how small the demand is or how many people are going to benefit from this change though.
I don't dispute that it's a nice thing to do. It costs money to submit games to that bureaucracy, and I don't see this move making them money, so I'd like to think they did it for their fans. I am happy that you Aussies get to experience the game as it was intended. Enjoy... whenever they work out how to distribute it.
-3xA'Lu©κy Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:33pm 
Originally posted by Visi:
Originally posted by -3xA'Lu©κy:

In regards to your first statement: most workarounds have disadvantages in terms of being able to play online and utilities such as left4gore, required launching each time, prior to launching the game. Most aussies and most of my friends were aware of such workarounds but either didn't bother with them or were afraid it might possibly result in a ban of some sorts.

In regards to your second statement: yeah, I should've worded that differently. I was going to edit that statement out as when I read it, I pretty much took it the same way as you.

I just meant it's a nice of Valve to do this - nothing more/nothing less. I don't think it should matter how small the demand is or how many people are going to benefit from this change though.
I don't dispute that it's a nice thing to do. It costs money to submit games to that bureaucracy, and I don't see this move making them money, so I'd like to think they did it for their fans. I am happy that you Aussies get to experience the game as it was intended. Enjoy... whenever they work out how to distribute it.

Thanks :) Kind of silly since we got games like Dead Island uncensored at MA15+.

Valve said in January 2013 that they "weren't worried about the cost" of resubmitting for Australian players - reported in several magazines. Coupled with the fact we now have an R18+ means there wasn't really a chance Valve would submit and it'd go nowhere.
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Visi Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:39pm 
Originally posted by -3xA'Lu©κy:
Originally posted by Visi:
I don't dispute that it's a nice thing to do. It costs money to submit games to that bureaucracy, and I don't see this move making them money, so I'd like to think they did it for their fans. I am happy that you Aussies get to experience the game as it was intended. Enjoy... whenever they work out how to distribute it.

Thanks :) Kind of silly since we got games like Dead Island uncensored at MA15+.

Valve said in January 2013 that they "weren't worried about the cost" of resubmitting for Australian players - reported in several magazines. Coupled with the fact we now have an R18+ means there wasn't really a chance Valve would submit and it'd go nowhere.
Government tends to be pretty silly.

I know, but businesses tend to worry about all costs, regardless of what PR says. 5 year old game, put on sale countless times, and already given away free... I'm just saying that there wasn't a financial incentive to resubmit it.
-3xA'Lu©κy Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:41pm 
Originally posted by Visi:
Originally posted by -3xA'Lu©κy:

Thanks :) Kind of silly since we got games like Dead Island uncensored at MA15+.

Valve said in January 2013 that they "weren't worried about the cost" of resubmitting for Australian players - reported in several magazines. Coupled with the fact we now have an R18+ means there wasn't really a chance Valve would submit and it'd go nowhere.
Government tends to be pretty silly.

I know, but businesses tend to worry about all costs, regardless of what PR says. 5 year old game, put on sale countless times, and already given away free... I'm just saying that there wasn't a financial incentive to resubmit it.

Fair point and thanks for sharing nevertheless. Our Government is still is, it seems drugs and grafitti are now our biggest obstacles (games get censored or banned for that). Look at Saints Row 4 (AU) that got a mission removed because of characters taking "alien drugs" and getting super-powers -- seen by Government as drugs positively rewarding people.

It's sad to say that maybe I expect much of Valve because, regardless of what other devs say, few go to such lengths like this to ensure customers are kept happy -- not only with their games, but their services (The Witcher devs also come to mind). It's part of the reason why I still don't use Origin as I've heard of terrible support and complaints about no patches.
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Visi Sep 1, 2014 @ 7:56pm 
I do clearly remember watching the trailer for SR4 and immediately buying a ticket to SouthEast Asia for those opium dens I've heard so much about.
Governor Posh Sep 1, 2014 @ 8:13pm 
100% bad choice for it to be uncensored. Australia has morals unlike other places and even they succumbed to it. Pathetic, the lot of you, as well as countries that allow such vulgar things.
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