Saints Row 4 has been banned in Australia due to Alien Anal Probe.
I learned a lot from him about preparation. Hes very dedicated to what we do as cornerbacks and professional athletes. After spending his first four NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Lewis signed a five-year, $26 million deal this offseason to bring him back home. The other free-agent signee, outside linebacker Victor Butler, tore his anterior cruciate ligament and is expected to miss most of the season if not the entire season. Lewis rise with the Steelers started slowly. After being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft, he played in just four games as a rookie. By 2011, he appeared in all 16 games in the regular season and the following season earned his first starting job. Lewis finished last season with 56 tackles, part of a Pittsburgh defense which held opposing offenses to an NFL-low 275.8 yards per game. Now, the Saints need Lewis to stop the big plays that ruined secondary one season earlier.
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Colston is known for his quiet nature, which often overshadowed him in the era of “diva” wide receivers. But Colston only continues to improve his numbers. Despite a foot ailment early in the season, he had 1,154 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns — his best stats since 2007. In November, he broke Deuce McAllister’s team record of 55 total touchdowns. “It couldn’t happen to a better guy,” McAllister said at the time. Colston has 532 receptions for 7,394 yards and 58 touchdowns. He is the Saints’ all-time leader in touchdowns with 58 and ranks third among all Saints receivers in receiving yards behind Joe Horn and Eric Martin. It’s anyones guess as to how many seasons Colston has ahead of him in the league. He signed a five-year, $40 million contract extension with the Saints in 2012 and has shown no signs of slowing down. But still, Colston already has plans outside of the NFL if and when the time comes.
June 25, 2013 6:36 AM PDT A promotion for Saints Row 4 (Credit: Volition) Saints Row 4, the latest console and PC title from developer Volition in the action-adventure open world game, has become the first to be banned from sale in Australia. The game was sent to the Australian Government’s Classification Board, which determines ratings on video games, in May, the organization said in a statement ( PDF ) on Tuesday. According to that statement, the Board rated the game RC, or Refused Classification, meaning it cannot be sold in Australia. The game’s content was deemed too adult-oriented. “In the Board’s opinion, Saints Row 4, includes interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context,” the organization said in the statement. “In addition, the game includes elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards. Such depictions are prohibited by the computer games guidelines.” Related stories Ouya launches for $99; already sold out on Amazon, GameStop The Board’s new guidelines went into effect on January 1.
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From the Board’s report: The game includes a weapon referred to by the Applicant as an Alien Anal Probe. The Applicant states that this weapon can be shoved into enemys backsides. The lower half of the weapon resembles a sword hilt and the upper part contains prong-like appendages which circle around what appears to be a large dildo which runs down the centre of the weapon. When using this weapon the player approaches a (clothed) victim from behind and thrusts the weapon between the victims legs and then lifts them off the ground before pulling a trigger which launches the victim into the air. After the probe has been implicitly inserted into the victims anus the area around their buttocks becomes pixelated highlighting that the aim of the weapon is to penetrate the victims anus.
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That didnt stop the Australian Classification Board from refusing to classify Saints Row 4 on account of some of the games more eccentric weaponry. According to Kotaku , all the hub-bub stems from a little old genre trope known as the alien anal probe. In the Boards opinion, a weapon designed to penetrate the anus of enemy characters and civilians constitutes a visual depiction of implied sexual violence that is interactive and not justified by context and as such the game should be Refused Classification, said the ACBs report. While it could be seen as overreacting, the ACB is technically correct in that an anal probe serves one purpose, and they board is clearly not okay with the idea of simulated sexual assault, regardless of Volitions intentions. Australian gamers shouldnt fret too much though, as Volition is reportedly working to make the proper adjustments. Volition, the developer, reworking some of the code to create a version of the game for this territory by removing the content which could cause offence without reducing the outlandish gameplay that Saints Row fans know and love, a Deep Silver representative told Polygon in a statement. Theres plenty of time between now and SR4s Aug. 20 release date to get the fix in, so there might not even be a delay in the release for the Aussie audience. Still, its a shame theyll be missing out on some of the series trademark ridiculousness.
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Please be cautious in reading the description, because this is one that no officially government appointed body should ever have to make. The sexual violence cited by the board comes in the form of a Alien Anal Probe, which sounds as horrible as the name implies. When using this weapon the play approaches a (clothed) victim from behind and thrusts the weapon between the victims legs and then lifts them off the ground before pulling a trigger which launches the victim into the air. After the probe has been implicitly inserted into the victims anus the area around their buttocks becomes pixelated highlighting that the aim of the weapon is to penetrate the victims anus. The weapon can be used during gameplay on enemy characters or civilians. Drug use also was cited as a reason for the boards decision, and an alien narcotics mission is to blame for that.
Saints Row 4 banned from Australia over ‘sexual violence’
Paul, their vendors will still be allowed to pour visitors a stiffer drink than 3.2 beer. The St. Paul City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution allowing the city to issue an on-sale liquor license for services at the ballpark, which will be constructed off 5th and Broadway streets. The state Legislature approved a special law during the last session allowing the city to lessen statutory restrictions on 3.2-malt liquor license holders. The Saints, who manage Midway Stadium on Energy Park Drive, on May 11 unveiled a 70-foot bar called the “Beer Dabbler Bullpen” featuring 21 craft beers from seven brewers. The bullpen is expected to be a permanent addition to the team.
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If the entire premise feels a tad throwaway, that’s because Saints Row 4 was first conceived as a DLC pack for Saints Row 3 (titled Enter The Dominatrix, hayoooo), before it was extended into a full, numbered release around the time publisher THQ began to circle the drain. There’s a real and inherent worry that the ideas fuelling this game are perhaps stretched too thinly to warrant a complete sequel, that this standalone add-on is just too small for its boots. The near-enough identical city map has been visually overhauled and pocked with alien strongholds and towering neon-fringed polygonal structures, but the limited demo offered at preview stage didn’t offer much in the way of interesting missions. One was a footrace utilising your new sprinting ability in which you must bound over flaming barriers and clamber across rooftops. The other was a telekinesis mini-game in which you’re tasked with throwing cars, people and Genki heads through hovering targets. The latter was presented in the form of a gameshow with sharply funny commentary, but the action itself and the tasks you’re carrying out feel resolutely DLC-grade.