University Of Queensland Student Faces Expulsion For Supporting Hong Kong, Criticizing Chinese Government

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University of Queensland student Drew Pavlou has managed to stir up the hornet’s nest by being a firm advocate and activist for freedom… in particular, the freedom for those residing in Hong Kong. His activism managed to agitate the administration of the University of Queensland, especially given the supplies and promotion of the Hong Kong protests around campus, and his criticism of the administration for being proponents of the Chinese state party. His “vexatious” behavior ended up netting him expulsion from the university. Continue reading “University Of Queensland Student Faces Expulsion For Supporting Hong Kong, Criticizing Chinese Government”

Eromanga Sensei Dropped By Australian Shops

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Following Senator Stirling Griff’s attack on anime and manga, calling it “child abuse” and asking for more bans and censorship of the material in Australia, two outlets have so far dropped one of Griff’s targets, Eromanga Sensei, even though no legislation nor any actions from the Australian Classification Board have been taken against anime or manga. Continue reading “Eromanga Sensei Dropped By Australian Shops”

Australian Classification Board Wants Your Input For Updating Their Regulations

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One of the most obnoxious, reviled, and hated ratings systems in the world is the Australian Classification Board. Why? Because they oftentimes ban games for some of the most asinine reasons imaginable. However, things could be changing as they recently announced that they will be taking feedback from the general public as they update their regulations and ratings systems. Continue reading “Australian Classification Board Wants Your Input For Updating Their Regulations”

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Orders Zenimax to Refund Fallout 76

There’s a common joke now that each week brings new controversy for Fallout 76. A game that simply cannot or will not catch a break has provided an endless stream of controversial occurrences. To such a degree there is now a conspiracy hypothesis floating around that Bethesda is intentionally tanking the game by making it as bad as possible so that when Starfield comes out people will love it for being an improvement over Fallout 76. Regardless of the validity of that claim today mere days after their last issue the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has ordered Zenimax to issue refunds to those that request one for Fallout 76. Continue reading “Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Orders Zenimax to Refund Fallout 76”

Australian Consumer Protection Investigating Sony For Misleading PlayStation Refunds

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Sony’s updated refund policy that was instituted back in September of 2017 was seen as a joke to many gamers. The refund policy allowed gamers to return purchased software within 14 days after a purchase, but only if you did not download the software. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took umbrage with Sony’s antics, and decided to move forward with investigating them for misleading consumers. Continue reading “Australian Consumer Protection Investigating Sony For Misleading PlayStation Refunds”

KissAnime, AnimeFreak And Other Streaming Sites Blocked By ISPs In Australia

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The Australian court ordered major internet service providers in Australia to block 181 “pirate” domains within the region, along with various other subtitle site providers such as Open Subtitles and Subscene. Continue reading “KissAnime, AnimeFreak And Other Streaming Sites Blocked By ISPs In Australia”

Australia To Unveil Legislation To Gather User Data From Games Like Fortnite, Call of Duty To Stop Terrorists

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The Turnbull government is reportedly set to unveil legislation that will grant law enforcement the ability to pry into private conversations and messages in video games such as Call of Duty and Fortnite in order to stop terrorists. Continue reading “Australia To Unveil Legislation To Gather User Data From Games Like Fortnite, Call of Duty To Stop Terrorists”

We Happy Few Australian Classification Board Appeal Underway

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The Australian Classification Board has accepted Compulsion Games’ appeal to have We Happy Few re-reviewed for a rating in order to be legally released as a retail game in Australia. Originally the the board denied the game a rating because they felt it promoted drug use, even though the game is basically a giant anti-drug campaign. Continue reading “We Happy Few Australian Classification Board Appeal Underway”