So yeah, turns out the initial ban was all about the title's use of Joy - a government prescribed drug used to control the in-game population.
Compulsion Games was prepared to refund Australian players if they were unable to successfully appeal the ruling.
We went to a great deal of effort to get this decision overturned.
"I know that We Happy Few has been on the Early Access rollercoaster for nearly two years now, but it really looks like the game being released this summer will be a very different animal than the one we were first introduced to", wrote the preview's author.
Great news, all around! The Classification Board's report had determined that the usage of the chemical "Joy" in-game was "incentivizing" drug use.
Initially, the classification board argued that due to the reasons listed above, the game's systems incentivise drug use and therefore decided not to issue a rating. The Board said it considered Australia's Classification Act 1995, the National Classification Scheme, the National Classification Code, and the Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games when making its decision to give We Happy Few a classification. Games like Saints Row IV and Hotline Miami 2 have been banned from the country in the past.
We Happy Few is the latest video game project to butt heads with Australia's notoriously stringent rating process. Basically, many people in the We Happy Few universe abuse a drug called Joy that makes them happy without ever having to experience any kind of bad feeling or memory.
However, cave rescue specialists have cautioned against that approach except as a last resort, because of the dangers it poses. He said engineers from his Boring Co and SpaceX companies needed to be on site to appreciate the complexities of evacuation.
Almost 150 civilians have died since the government assault in the south began two weeks ago, according to the observatory. The U.N. refugee agency has urged Jordan to open its borders as Syrians flee the battles and heavy air strikes en masse.
Like the situation with the boys in Thailand , getting them out was an worldwide effort and captivated the world until the end. About 1000 people are involved in the rescue operations, including navy divers, military personnel and civilian volunteers.
The White House's official Twitter account took partisan swipes at a number of Democratic senators, including MA U.S. Harris (D-Calif.). "Why are you supporting the animals of MS-13?" a tweet at Harris on Monday read .
The next challenge was to achieve fertilization in the lab with frozen semen collected from three northern white rhino bulls. A hybrid calf ensures some genetic continuity for the northern white rhino even after its extinction.
Parker is the third player in National Basketball Association history to play at least 17 seasons with one team before leaving. After 17 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs , Tony Parker has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Charlotte Hornets .
Police say the uninjured truck driver was initially detained but later released and provided with mental health assistance. In the days following the crash, a GoFundMe page raised over $16.5 million for the families affected by the tragedy.
With 93 straight months of job growth - a historical record - many employers have said they're feeling pressure to raise wages. Manufacturing and professional and business services saw gains, with 36,000 and 50,000 jobs added, respectively.
Production on Episode IX will begin at the end of July with more cast announcements likely to be revealed before filming starts. As well as the lead role in FX's acclaimed show The Americans , Russell also appeared in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes .
Jordan, which has recorded some 650,000 Syrian refugees to the United Nations on its soil, says it can no longer accept more. In a statement Monday, the civilian half of the opposition's delegation said they had withdrawn from talks .
Anthony is due $27.9 million this upcoming season from the 5-year, $124 million deal he signed with the New York Knicks in 2013. If the team uses the stretch provision on Anthony's contract, it can eliminate $107 million in payroll and tax bills.
Apple Music is now "a hair ahead" of Spotify in the US
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Trudeau Addresses Allegation He Groped Female Reporter
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ANAS: Lunar eclipse to take place in July
However, those who live in the United States will have to travel to catch a glimpse of the once-in-a-century lunar eclipse. It is said the full eclipse will last over an hour and 30 minutes, whereas the partial eclipse would last over an hour.
Islamic State leader's son killed in Syria fighting
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Elon Musk offers help in Thailand cave rescue
As more heavy rains are expected throughout the next few days, many have been trying to get creative with ways of helping. A spokesperson for Musk also said SpaceX representatives are in talks with the Thai government, according to Express UK .
State bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals
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