EA and Valve have lost their appeal to Australia s ratings board to release the uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2, reports Gamesindustry.biz.  Valve prepared an edited version that secured the country’s highest mature-game rating of 15+ in case the appeal was denied.  However EA and Valve had appealed to Australia’s Classification Review Board to release the full version.

EA and Valve have also lent their voices to a growing chorus lobbying to introduce an 18+ mature rating in Australia.  Among strong opposition to that movement is South Australia attorney-general Michael Atkinsonm, who has called any curtailing of content or product choice for Australians a small sacrifice to keep violent content away from vulnerable citizens.

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