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Bunglist
03-05-2011, 10:08 AM
Anyone know where to find the best deals? Don't know if NZ or UK is better, but prob UK i'd imagine. Where are you ordering yours from?

Lordvader178
03-05-2011, 12:23 PM
Most likely Play-Asia, I don't really know where else.

Cav Clayton
03-05-2011, 01:06 PM
Zavvi
365games
Play-asia

Take your pick of those. I personally am going to wait for the appeal, and if unsuccessful buy a US version from play-asia, just because I already have US games and a US account.

Shelton
03-05-2011, 01:18 PM
I'm not going to buy it, but Ozgameshop is a nice site to order from. Their games are usually really cheap ($50-60 new) and delivery is free.

Bunglist
03-05-2011, 01:22 PM
I'm not going to buy it, but Ozgameshop is a nice site to order from. Their games are usually really cheap ($50-60 new) and delivery is free.

Yes, but Ozgameshop won't be selling it if it's banned.

I too will be waiting for the appeal first because I do beleive it'll get through eventually, but you gotta have a back up plan!

Shelton
03-05-2011, 01:29 PM
Yes, but Ozgameshop won't be selling it if it's banned.

I too will be waiting for the appeal first because I do beleive it'll get through eventually, but you gotta have a back up plan!
It says they deliver to NZ too, so I don't see how the ban will be an issue... Also, the ban is more of a reason for them to sell it, as people will be looking to import it. The ban means it cannot be sold in Australia, however, importing it is fine.

SevenJesterHats
03-05-2011, 02:56 PM
there is pretty of sites to get our hands on a copy of the game but no where to pre-order a Kollection edition :(

Cav Clayton
03-06-2011, 07:59 AM
It says they deliver to NZ too, so I don't see how the ban will be an issue... Also, the ban is more of a reason for them to sell it, as people will be looking to import it. The ban means it cannot be sold in Australia, however, importing it is fine.
Umm because it's illegal?

Importing RC'd games is illegal and if found out, customs will deny your package.

It isn't however illegal to own a copy of the game.

Pieville
03-06-2011, 08:46 AM
I'm gonna get my Auntie from England to send it to me.
Though I'll wait until I know there's no chance of it getting through.

Shelton
03-06-2011, 11:59 AM
Umm because it's illegal?

Importing RC'd games is illegal and if found out, customs will deny your package.

It isn't however illegal to own a copy of the game.

I will concede that importing games which are refused classification can lead to seizure of said games, however it is extremely unlikely. Consider the amount of customs officers, the amount of packages that go through customs everyday and the insignificance of a videogame which has been refused classification. In the grand scheme of things, a banned videogame is nothing.

I have imported banned material before with no repercussions. I can't guarantee that everyone will have the same experience, however, I'd be willing to bet that 99% of people will have no issues importing the game. Even if they do, they can appeal. If unsuccessful, the item is destroyed. It's not like you're going to be sent to jail or anything.

Cav Clayton
03-06-2011, 12:34 PM
I know it's extremely easy to import RC'ed games, I was just saying Ozgameshop doesn't have it listed because it's illegal.

Although, their sister site 365games does if anyone's looking for an alternative.

Bunglist
03-06-2011, 01:04 PM
I will concede that importing games which are refused classification can lead to seizure of said games, however it is extremely unlikely. Consider the amount of customs officers, the amount of packages that go through customs everyday and the insignificance of a videogame which has been refused classification. In the grand scheme of things, a banned videogame is nothing.

I have imported banned material before with no repercussions. I can't guarantee that everyone will have the same experience, however, I'd be willing to bet that 99% of people will have no issues importing the game. Even if they do, they can appeal. If unsuccessful, the item is destroyed. It's not like you're going to be sent to jail or anything.

I think the basic fact you're forgetting is that it's an AUSTRALIAN based company selling the product in AUSTRALIA. By your logic, EB Games and JB Hifi could do the same thing, and it's still illegal. Overseas online sellers can do whatever the fuck they want, and the only risk is it getting siezed by customs, which is none of their concern.

xydz
03-08-2011, 11:18 AM
Probably 365games

SevenJesterHats
03-10-2011, 07:21 AM
any news on this game never making australias shores?

Cav Clayton
03-11-2011, 05:06 AM
^ The appeal is set to happen next week. Tuesday at the earliest.

Also, play-asia isn't selling to Australians anymore

Pieville
03-11-2011, 06:16 AM
I'm seriously hoping this game gets through!

And I doubt that Customs would seize this game if you get it imported, most of them probably wouldn't even know this game is banned!

Cav Clayton
03-12-2011, 08:24 AM
^ That depends. While it is pretty unlikely, the fact that Mortal Kombat is a pretty big game means news might get around.

Pieville
03-13-2011, 10:55 AM
^ That depends. While it is pretty unlikely, the fact that Mortal Kombat is a pretty big game means news might get around.

That is a good point
I wonder if it's possible to trick them by getting my auntie to place the game in a different case. :woop:

Has the appeal gone through yet or are we still waiting...?

Cav Clayton
03-14-2011, 06:06 AM
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/03/mortal-kombat-appeal-is-unsuccessful/

Failed.

DEG23
04-04-2011, 05:13 AM
Has anyone been able to place an order overseas. I tried Ozgameshop and 365Games but both are unavailable to Aussies. I was going to give playaisa a go but seeing how xbox is region protected i'm not sure if it will work on my console.

Does anyone know of other sites that will accept an order, as each day passes and the more footage i see, i want this game more and more.

Bunglist
04-04-2011, 05:30 AM
Has anyone been able to place an order overseas. I tried Ozgameshop and 365Games but both are unavailable to Aussies. I was going to give playaisa a go but seeing how xbox is region protected i'm not sure if it will work on my console.

Does anyone know of other sites that will accept an order, as each day passes and the more footage i see, i want this game more and more.

Ozgameshop obviously won't because they're an Australian company selling in Australia. I'd go with an NZ store.

judd90
04-04-2011, 06:17 AM
Lol this sucks, why should we have to discuss were to get it from out side of Australia? People are more likely to kill because they can't get the game, not because they have played it.

DEG23
04-04-2011, 06:21 AM
Yeah, from what i can find MightyApe in NZ is the only place that will still ship it to Aus, and it's not a bad price either. Fingers crossed i don't get an email saying they won't ship it.

Tell me about it judd. So many people are fuming over the banning decision and now even more of my friends are close to losing it because it's becoming increasing more difficult to import.

GodsmacKam
04-04-2011, 07:50 PM
I heard u guys (australians) could get a fine of $110,000 and im being 100% serious, couldnt u guys get the dealer u bought it from to put the disc in a different game case (with the online pass as well lol) and then send it or smetin?

DEG23
04-05-2011, 03:02 AM
Yeah i think technically because it has now been classed as a prohibited item you can face fines of $100,000 but realistically i doubt if customs would go out of their way to hunt down the games, there are bigger and more important issues customs have to worry about mainly drugs and weapons. I think some packages might be opened but give it a few weeks and it will most likely blow over. That's why i plan to wait those few weeks.:)

Ayx
04-05-2011, 06:00 PM
Not sure if you guys check eBay but a lot of people are selling it anywhere including AU. I believe that the shipping is a bit harsh but if you're willing to pay the price I'm sure it'll get there.

TheUglyCasanova
04-05-2011, 09:23 PM
This whole banning of MK in Australia has to be one of the dumbest video game related things I have ever heard. I feel sorry for you folks living under such retarded laws and lack of freedom of speech/art.

I mean what kind of retarded 11 year old is going to play this and go out and try and rip his friends head off? The worst I could see is them trying some psuedo karate and someone breaking a nose or an arm.

Oh well, I'm sure if you want it badly enough you will find a way to play it anyway. As for me, I will have to make the journey to the front door to collect my MK and Portal 2. USA USA! :p

Bunglist
04-12-2011, 07:53 AM
So have any Aussies preordered this yet? I'm bored at work and was gonna do it. Wondering if any of you have had any places refuse or any luck.

jedink
04-12-2011, 10:41 PM
I did preorder it at game uk site but they are stupid and canceled my order because it weighs more than 1kg

DENAz666
04-13-2011, 05:21 AM
I did preorder it at game uk site but they are stupid and canceled my order because it weighs more than 1kg

Yeah i'm pissed about this, and they only tell us a week before the god dam game is released!!! Now all PAL Kollectors are sold out, so we're screwed