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sbp
10-14-02, 11:59 PM
Three of the nation's top retailers, including Wal Mart, on Monday said they had refused to carry a new video game billed as the first major release to feature full-action nudity and with prostitutes and pimps as major characters.

Using the tagline "Keep it Dirty," video game publisher Acclaim Entertainment Inc. is gearing up for the Nov. 19 launch of "BMX XXX," a game that also features copulating pink poodles and a variety of racing bike stunts.

But major retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Toys R Us Inc. and KB Toys all said they would not carry the game, a potential blow for the game's exposure.

"We're not going to carry any software with any vulgarity or nudity -- we're just not going to do it," Wal-Mart spokesman Tom Williams told Reuters.

However, Best Buy Co. Inc. said it intended to sell a censored version of the game for Sony's PlayStation 2

more here (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=569&ncid=738&e=1&u=/nm/20021014/tc_nm/tech_acclaim_xxx_dc)

thcdru2k
10-15-02, 12:06 AM
gj censorship. bah kids already cuss more than they should, already see more porn than they should. it should be up to the parents, if they letting they're kids buy it than they're fault, they shouldn't stop it from older crowds enjoying the game.

sytaylor
10-15-02, 01:59 AM
depends what you mean by "kids"... because by law 3 months ago i was not allowed to view pron... but now im 18 all of a sudden i can?

StealthHawk
10-15-02, 05:53 AM
Originally posted by sytaylor
depends what you mean by "kids"... because by law 3 months ago i was not allowed to view pron... but now im 18 all of a sudden i can?

gotta make a cutoff somewhere though, right? otherwise you wind up in an endless cycle of "but i'm just [insert small amount of time] away from person X's age, and you let HIM do it" arguments.

personally i think the government should institute some kind of maturity test or something, since it should be obvious that a given age really means nothing. some people progress slower, faster, and are also innocent in certain regards.

vampireuk
10-15-02, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by sytaylor
depends what you mean by "kids"... because by law 3 months ago i was not allowed to view pron... but now im 18 all of a sudden i can?

<18 you cant see anything rated as a 18. >18 you can, seems simple enough to me:)

thcdru2k
10-15-02, 08:39 AM
maturity test wouldn't work =/ you know perverted kids will just lie about it.

1. do you look at porn

weekly
constantly
daily
never

2. what does this picture remind you of

naked woman
a cat
your mom
a dog

very easy to lie about