In what might be the most high profile game ban since GTA III, Fallout 3 has been refused classification for its realistic drug use.

Australian Gamer obtained the Classification Board’s report. Here’s a small snippet:

Reason why Fallout 3 was banned

Encouraging drug use? In a game, sure, but in real life? Get off it. If the Government believes that kids taking up drugs is a result of video games, it’s no wonder we have problems.

Unrelated: Helen Coonan is on Q&A ABC 1, 9:30 tonight (July 10).You never know what might come up.