Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by drippy, May 3, 2006.
I just saw that too, meh, big deal. I thought about downloading the naked topless mod for the game, but why bother? I can just download porn. As far as violence goes, I haven't thought that the violence has been that graphic.
so theya re going overboard?
thank god Im 19 now
So they're changing the rating because of a mod that actually alters the original code?
This could happen in any game, if someone wanted it bad enough. Why not rate them ALL M?
Factoring game content that was there but inaccessible without a third-party crack was already unreasonable. Now they're changing a games rating based on a user-made mod that isn't even remotely part of the original game? By this logic, Duke Nukem 3-D could have been rated AO.
So when are they going to make the Sims and Sims 2 "M Rated"? Since there are patches/files to download to make them naked, complete with penii and vag's.
The fucking religious right needs a swift kick in the ass first. Then they can worry about little Johnny downloading a topless mod.
Morons. I love how we're controlled by this government bullshit more and more.
Hmm...well, it won't let me edit. So, 2nd post!
I can't wait to see all the "nude" mods and "adult" content that the modders are going to comeup with for every game now.
Seeing as you have almost complete control over the game from the get go, I wonder if Spore isn't going to be fucking rife with it.
I call bullshit on this. I understand the GTA thing since the content in question was all shipped on the disc. But this sounds like a user created mod that is just re-skins the player models. Totally unfair.
Are they changing the rating for the 360 vershion also?
I think all this post “hot coffee” rubbish is just going to keep getting worse as more people who don’t understand what they are talking about jump on the bandwagon to attack gaming.
I'd take your rant seriously if the people you were bitching about were actually religious, right wing or a government agency.
Bethesda Softworks Response to the ESRB Rating Change for
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
And the door of Hell hath opened upon moddable games.
ESRB needs to get off their high horse and accurately rate games from the get go. Their methods for rating are complete garbage (they ask the publisher to submit to them what is in the game... they don't play the game at all, everything they get it out of context). If movies were rated via the same method, they would be constantly re-rated after coming out.
Bitching and complaining about mods in a game is completely assinine. I suggest companies, if they don't already, affix the line (like Nintendo does to their WiFi games) "Gameplay may change when played online" or something of the sort so that they are not responsible when people create unauthorized mods to their game that may alter their affixed rating.
The irony is, that in order to access naked computer ladies little Johnny must first access the world's biggest storehouse of porn: the internet.
Oh NOEs! Pixelated bOObiez!!! Man these people need to get laid...or at least get therapy for their sexual repression.
You have GOT to be kidding me...
By this logic I could pick up a copy of… lets say the bible write shit, fuck, bastard, even pen my own gratuitous sex sense between Adam and a octopus and all kinds of other rubbish on top of the original text and get the book band or at least moved to the adult because any one could take a pen and copy the changes I made? I feel like getting a biro and going to my local bookshop, see if I can’t get a few things reclassified.
This is by far the stupidest thing I’ve seen come out of the US in the at least the last few hours.
Hypocritically enough, we don't even have a ratings system for books. They're magically exempt somehow. Besides, the Bible already has some pretty violent and sexual content in it. People just don't like to talk about it much.
And that will be the last we hear of religious talk in this thread.
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