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Everyone’s favorite video game classification board is back in the news; And much like last time, it’s not for nice reasons. Known inherently for refusing classification for some of the biggest titles of years past, the Australian Classification Board (“ACB”) (the ESRB/PEGI equivalent organization in Australia) has denied DayZ an age classification. [The game has been denied a rating/classification because it] deals with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified, reads the official ACB explanation. Earlier in the week, multiple articles had sprung up claiming that the ACB was looking to completely ban DayZ due to issues with the way drugs were presented in the game. The ACB explained its reasoning in a report…