Valve (developers of the Left 4 Dead franchise, as well as Half-Life and Portal) have responded to the OFLC refusing to classify their upcoming zombie experience, Left 4 Dead 2. Spokesman Doug Lombardi gave a statement:
"We were surprised to hear of this news yesterday. Obviously, everyone at Valve is pretty bummed. It would be a shame if folks in Australia, or anywhere else, are unable to purchase Left 4 Dead 2 because of a ratings issue."
Right. Not exactly the kind of response we were hoping for. By the tone of Lombardi's response, it doesn't seem like they are too bothered by it. More like a "That's bad, but who cares?" type statement really.
This sucks. You know what sucks even more? That the Australian government and the OFLC will get away with it. Nothing will happen. No matter how many irate people write letters or 14-year-old fat kids turn up on the doorstep of Michael Atkinson dressed as Zangief, the general public won't be able to change a fucking thing.