In case the news that we'd be getting a low-violence version of Left 4 Dead 2 wasn't bad enough, it looks like the folks at Steam have made a slip-up while uploading the hotly anticipated PC version of 2K Game's Borderlands for Aussie users of the online content delivery service.
Some pre-loading Aussie users noticed an extra file "borderlands_low_violence.ncf" in their download that is absent from the standard North American version.
Much to the relief of Aussie gamers everywhere, official word from 2K Games confirms that this is indeed in error and that no alterations to Borderlands were made in order to receive the MA15+ seal of approval from the Classification Board.
[2K AU] have been talking to the US 2K team via email and working out how this happened/ what the next steps are to amend this via Steam. They're working on clearing this up with Valve right now and know to ask how they will handle those people who have already d/l'ed the wrong version.
Despite being already available to US customers today, the Steam version of Borderlands for PC doesn't unlock for Australian users until Otcober 30th 2009, presumably to keep in-line with the Australian physical retail release of the game. However reports are in that some eager users have been able to unlock access by using a US proxy or VPS to connect to Steam (not that we would endorse such an under-handed tactic though).
For more details on Borderlands check out AusGamers full review
(8.0) and enter our Borderlands competition
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