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Hotline Miami 2 Dev Says Australians Should Torrent Their Game

Hotline Miami 2 Dev Advices Australians to Torrent Their Game

Hotline Miami 2 Dev Says Australians Should Torrent Their Game

Hotline Miami 2 Dev Says Australians Should Torrent Their Game

 

As some of you may have heard, Hotline Miami 2, the upcoming game from developer Dennaton Games, has been banned in Australia. The game, in which you fluently murder people in extremely violent missions from a top-down perspective, was refused classification by the Australian Classification Board.

The first game was a huge hit, and many people were looking forward to the sequel. Dennaton Games understands this, and Hotline Miami 2's Lead Designer, Jonatan Söderström, has stated that he thinks Australian gamers should pirate the game if the game ends up not being released in before mentioned country.

You read that right, a game developer actually encourages you to pirate a video game. He did this in reply to an e-mail from a concerned gamer, which was published on Reddit. See what Mr. Söderström has to say below.

"If it ends up not being released in Australia, just pirate it after release. No need to send us any money, just enjoy the game!"

 

Hotline Miami 2 Dev Says Australians Should Torrent Their Game

 

So there you have it. If you happen to reside in Australia, and you want to play Hotline Miami 2, you have Dennaton's blessing to torrent it.

What is your opinion on the ban of Hotline Miami 2 in Australia? Let us know.


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17-01-2015, 10:50:42

yassarikhan786
Not surprised at all. The Australian Classification Board will find any excuse to ban a game.

It's great that the dev's given his blessing for Australian gamers to pirate the game and as a by-product the game has gained more publicity, which is not a bad thing at all.

With that said, I hope people don't use this as an excuse to pirate the game in places where it's legitimately available.Quote

17-01-2015, 10:54:32

AverageNinja
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Originally Posted by yassarikhan786 View Post
Not surprised at all. The Australian Classification Board will find any excuse to ban a game.

It's great that the dev's given his blessing for gamers to pirate the game and as a by-product the game has gained more publicity, which is not a bad thing at all.
I agree, even Saints Row IV had be to altered before would pass classification in Australia. Not that Saints Row IV is a game for kids, but it's not that bad.

Don't think Hotline Miami 2 will be changed for Australia though. The publisher has stated that they stand behind the dev's visions of how the game should be.Quote

17-01-2015, 11:41:44

Dicehunter
This could be a trap to encourage people to illegally download it only to be handed a fine.Quote

17-01-2015, 13:57:14

yassarikhan786
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
This could be a trap to encourage people to illegally download it only to be handed a fine.
The devs will be screwing themselves over if that is the case.Quote

17-01-2015, 15:50:56

TheNewNormal
Discussion of the ban here if interested:

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2360260

including link to offending scene on youtubeQuote
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