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[SOF3] SOF Payback BANNED in AUS 
Friday, 19 October, 2007, 09:28 - Soldier of Fortune
The Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification - link - has given the upcoming Soldier of Fortune Payback a 'Refused Classification' (RC) rating. Apparently there is no official R18+ rating for games in Australia so anything that would normally fit into this catagory is simply banned.

This isn't just a rumor, it's listed in the above site on their database.

Soldeir of Fortune Payback official site

Here are a couple of articles regarding the ban:

All this really does is reduce sales to game selling businesses and prevents servers from being run in Australia. Looks like the NZ servers will be busy. The already large problem of piracy and torrent downloading will now get worse in November when this game is released overseas. Australian businesses will now lose money simply because Australia doesn't have an R18+ rating for games... eg. game selling businesses and game server providers.

How hard can it be to include an R18+ rating for games?
It's there for other forms of media so why not games?


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[SOF3] SOF Payback news 
Thursday, 18 October, 2007, 08:52 - Soldier of Fortune
Well... first it looked like the game was being held back for release in Australia while the rest of the world got it... this was apparently a marketing decision...

NOW... it looks like it's banned in Australia!!! - gamespot-news -

I'm phoning the - OFLC - tomorrow for confirmation.

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[SOF3] SOF Payback 
Friday, 12 October, 2007, 14:05 - Soldier of Fortune
Well it's official!

After years of rumors it's finally going to happen. The next installment of the Soldier of Fortune series is about to be released. Mid November. Activision is releasing Soldier of Fortune Payback.

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^^^ check the above link for some ingame footage!

For multiplayer, there will be standard Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag modes, along with Elimination and Demolition modes, which we don't know much about at this point. There will be long-term stat tracking included for those who play online.

Let's hope there is a client option to disable stats.
What is it with noobs and stats now-a-days?

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[BF2] Australian Forces mod update 
Friday, 12 October, 2007, 08:54 - Battlefield
Battlefield 2: Australian Forces is a singleplayer and multiplayer modification for the team-based modern warfare game Battlefield 2. The aim of the Australian Forces modification is to replace the United States forces with Australian forces; including new player, weapon and vehicles skins, HUD changes, and new weapons and vehicles.

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This mod has been updated to v1.01

updates includes:

• Added: F89 Minimi
• Added: Gsid's added for maps
• Added: Highway Tampa map
• Added: Intro video
• Added: Kubaysah Cement Factory Night map
• Added: Night Vision Goggles
• Change: Crosshairs removed from handweapons
• Change: Enemy nametags removed many changes to weapons/vehicles and maps including damage stats, sounds and bug fixes... full details in the above link.

I've set up this mod for co-op play - here -

The latest version of Australian Forces can always be played on the official server.

Internode AusForces #1
Players: 24

Give this mod a go!

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[D3] Classic Doom for Doom 3 mod update 
Thursday, 11 October, 2007, 11:15 - Doom
we have put together a new “final” release of our mod, Classic Doom 3 to satiate those who have recently bought Doom 3 via the steam download service, or those who wish to play the mod running Doom 3 patch 1.3.1.


This is a great mod! I highy recommend this to anyone who loves the feeling of running around blasting stuff into oblivion and loved the prior Dooms. This mod is now updated to run with the latest patched version of Doom 3 (v1.3.1) Multiplayer Deathmatch is also an option for ALL the maps.

Install what you need to play this mod, crank up the sound and play this beast =]
The mod is Classic Doom for Doom 3, and will feature the first episode of The Ultimate Doom.

Official Classic Doom website - here -

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[FEAR] expansion news 
Thursday, 11 October, 2007, 10:10 - FEAR
Extraction Point was the first expansion pack released for F.E.A.R. It was single-player only and followed the story perfectly from the original game.

Perseus Mandate is being released soon as expansion pack #2. The difference with this one is that it will give players a multi-player option. Even Balance, Inc. has been contracted by Sierra Entertainment to give us Punkbuster support - link. Thank You Sierra Entertainment !!

Perseus Mandate trailer - here -
Perseus Mandate single-player demo - here -

The demo offers a look at two new weapons and some very nice special effects but nothing really new to grab anyone who wasn't a fan of the original game, especially with the current new releases. Saying that... fans will love this pack :)

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[D3] new IP for nedDOOM3 server 
Tuesday, 9 October, 2007, 10:30 - Doom
New IP from today!!

nedDOOM3 server details plus more - here -

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[BF2] BF Pirates 2 update! 
Saturday, 6 October, 2007, 00:54 - Battlefield
BF Pirates 2 has been updated to v1.2

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1.2 is not a patch, instead it is a full installer. Therefore, it is vital that you uninstall the previous version of BFP2 from your hard drive.

update includes fixes, changes and new content!
details - here -

The download includes a well presented manual in .pdf
have a look at it :)

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[ET] FritzBot news 
Tuesday, 2 October, 2007, 11:00 - Enemy Territory
the bindlestiff has released another multi-map fritzbot pack! TomTom, the bindlestiff and 420Blunt has given us more fritzbot joy with over 15 new maps now having fritzbot support. There are also updates of previously released work.

Fritz2 multi-map BOT pack can be downloaded - here -
-full readme details in above link-

The nedET [FritzBot] server is now offline but is fired up on request. The FritzBot part of the forum has been updated.

For more FritzBot resources see TomTom's website - info -

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[BF2] BF Pirates 2 mod released 
Thursday, 20 September, 2007, 09:07 - Battlefield
release 1.0 of the BF Pirates 2 mod is out ;p

• total conversion
• Undead v Peglegs

This really is an impressive mod. A massive amount of work has gone into this. All I can say is it's well worth a look! DOWNLOAD IT NOW !!

I'll definitely be setting up a server for this... some great LAN fun here =]

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