Fallout 3 banned?

Rumor around the gaming community is that Fallout 3 has been refused classification in Australia because it contains drug use. A user on the GameSpot forums says a friend who works for the ‘OFLC’ had revealed to them that Fallout 3 has been banned for its in-game use of morphine.

Under the National Classification Code, Computer games that deal with drug misuse or addiction can be refused classification:

Computer Games that depict, express or otherwise deal 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;

GameSpot contacted the Classification Board, who said no final decision had been made in regards to Fallout 3, but confirmed it had been submitted for classification. The games distributor Red Ant Enterprises refused to comment.

Bogus or true? There’s nothing in the Classification database yet, so I guess we’ll find out in a week or two.