Australia Refuses 50 Cent’s Game

As many know, 50 Cent’s upcoming film “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” will be accompanied by 50’s game “50 Cent Bulletproof”. While the game has already been rated mature by the ESRB for “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs.”, 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) encourages that parents purchase this new Vivendi Universal title for their children.

Just because it is rated Mature doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it for your kids. Play the game and explain to them what they are playing,” Jackson states, “I think everyone knows that a game is a game. There’s the part where you actually press start on the controller — after that you are playing a game.”

Whether or not he actually meant that comment or was trying to make a sale, Australian children will not see a copy of Bulletproof under the tree this Christmas as the game cannot be legally sold, hired, advertised or exhibited in Australia because it was Refused Classification. Unless publisher Vivendi Universal can change the Classification Review Board’s decision, the game will never see the light of day down under.