I love a good piece of viral internet information, and one in particular that’s amused me over the past week is the speculation that’s built up over this tweet:
New Aussie Classification — “PAPER, SCISSORS, STONE” by… “BIOWARE & LUCAS”? Huh?
What that tweet is referring to is this little entry on the Australian Government’s Classification website (click on image for full-size):
Even if ‘Paper, Scissors, Stone’ is SWTOR in disguise, and it’s an obvious possibility – was anyone thinking SWTOR wouldn’t ever be released in Australia? I’d have actually been more surprised if EA / Bioware hadn’t started the process of approval, even if a local release is 6-12 months off. New Zealanders: sorry you may not get even a glimpse of an approval process given your more laid back laws that only require submission for approval if there’s a likelihood of the game being refused release.
Anyway, to jump on a week-old bandwagon, I’m pleased to announce that based on the above image, SWTOR should be coming out in Australia sometime in the future.
And of course, when we do have a launch date, I’ll be the first to move away from my grumpy old man persona and declare it a great step forward, but I’m not sure a standard game approval process is really that much to get excited about.
Or is it? Post your thoughts.