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    Valve has revealed it has submitted a re-edited version of Left 4 Dead 2 alongside the original to the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC)

    Valve’s Gabe Newell apparently revealed the news to AusGamers on a recent trip down under and said that, while the company hopes the original version will eventually be passed on appeal, an edited version has been submitted as a backup in order not to miss the 17 November release.

    Should the appeal be successful following the release of the re-edit, Newell said that a PC patch would be released restoring the edited content. Xbox 360 owners might not be so lucky, however,  as the procedure for patching games is more complex.

    Left 4 Dead 2 was refused classification in Australia due to the inclusion of melee violence in the sequel which the OFLC judged was unsuitable for its highest rating, MA 15+.

    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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