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State of Decay Australia delay has workaround

While most of you will be in a state of ecstasy at the moment as you endlessly play through State of Decay this week on Xbox 360, it appears that not everyone is happy. Australian gamers specifically have been disheartened to find out that the classification board is again holding up the game from releasing, with developers Undead Labs forcing to issue an apology over the issue.

It obviously isn’t the first time that Australian gamers have had to wait on big game releases due to the classifications board, and unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be a set deadline for when a verdict can be reached. It’s particularly strange since the country has only just recently acquired an R18+ ratings category – but State of Decay is still missing on the Australian Live Marketplace.

Luckily for you, it appears that there is a sneaky little solution if you don’t want to wait until potentially next week. Many frustrated gamers have already taken matters into their own hands, by creating a US Xbox Live account from scratch, using a fake US address and then downloading the game from the US Live Marketplace to solve the problem.

Microsoft will apparently ask you if you want to transfer funds over from your Australian account to your newly made US one, but alternatively you could just put 1600 Microsoft Points on your account, by buying a code from various online retailers and receiving the information via email hours later.

This workaround appears to be working for a lot of disgruntled gamers, but will you resort to such tactics or wait until the classification board comes to a verdict? Let us know if you try it and whether it was successful for you or not. How many more games are going to fall victim to the board in Australia?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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