Atari's forthcoming graffiti-ridden game Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure has found its own content to quite literally come under pressure, with the Australian Government banning it - the latest in a long line of titles to suffer a similar fate.


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Previous games to be banned by the nervy Australians have included Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Manhunt, Postal 2 and 50 Cent: Bulletproof, in what many decry as censorship gone mad, but to others the strict Classification rules employed in the country help keep things in check.

Reacting to the decision, Atari commented "It is unfortunate that during this day and age a government will implement censorship policies which are tantamount to book burning practices from the past. Banning any form of artistic expression suppresses creativity and begs the question 'Where does it end?'".

Of course the banning isn't all bad news for Atari, as it's happened just in time for the UK release of Marc Ecko's Getting Up tomorrow, meaning extra publicity for the title - coincidence, we're sure.