The Aussie version of open-world car-jacking simulator Grand Theft Auto IV has been altered from the initial version the rest of the world gets to play. We already knew that. But just how different is it?
Well, according to a dude named Mick, who's played both versions, in Australia, Rockstar has removed the animated hooker actions and the pools of blood that form beneath slain victims. The game still has the splashing and splatters of blood as normal. But pools? Well, pools of blood are just too much for those down under.
It's unclear how this is affecting sales of Australian copies by Australian retailers but we know that those in the know in Aussieland are just importing the real version from the UK or the US. So, really the sanctions have hurt their own economy, while only mildly keeping the populace more conservative. Congratulations.
gamepolitics.com: Report: Hooker, Blood Animations Removed from Australian Edition of GTA IV