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BigWilly
07-21-05, 08:55 AM
The ESRB has now changed the rating of GTA SA to AO. I think this is a very suprising move. It's not like you can just go buy the games and the "sex scenes" are in it, you have to purposely go download the mod to unlock it.
It's too bad they folded under pressure. I'd like to hear what the rest of you think.

Zelda_fan
07-21-05, 09:03 AM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53554

already a discussion about it going on

hazindu
07-21-05, 09:04 AM
Chalk up a victory for the Self Rightious Bitches With Nothing Better TO DO(SBWNBT)!!!! Can't believe those Rockstar scum bags would taint such a wholesome fun for the whole family especially children game with such a raunchy realistic well rendered sex scene!!!!

btw, a little off topic, but how the hell are you supposed to control the RC chopper on Vice City?

BioHazZarD
07-21-05, 10:02 AM
Funny when killing all thoose cops, citizens for no reason and you see blood is ok yet when 2 chars have sex when you dont even see anything nude and you have to use a home made patch to even unlock it is BS.

hazindu
07-21-05, 11:27 AM
The whole ratings board was a big topic back in the mid 90s in the n64 days, and I though it was just so twisted in morals and priorities. The Turok series which featured the killing of funny looking dinosaur creatures and getting hopelessly lost in rediculously long levels was given the (M)ature rating while GoldenEye which featured people killing people in mass numbers(yes, the soviets were people) was given the (T)een rating. The difference maker was that the death animations in Turok had some red stuff that doesn't look like blood squirting out....???

Even worse, was that they over used the (M)ature to the point that no one took it seriously. Remember the story of the boy who cried wolf? Look at me, I'm a ditzy soccermom who knows nothing about games, movies, or media. I bought me 9 year old son Turok 2 last week and it didn't mentally or emotionally mame him, and now he wants Kingpin. Well if Turok2 was rated M and Kingpin is rated M I guess one must be no worse than the other........
this just seems wrong to me

Mr. Hunt
07-21-05, 12:37 PM
I don't really care... I think it is dumb but I guess if Rockstar decides to do the next game AO... they will have all of the freedom they could ever want... only problem there though, is that "family friendly" places like Wal-Mart would NEVER carry it so it might hurt sales slightly.

What I don't understand is how this gets an AO from this which has to be modded in (with a mod or cheating device for the consoles)... but in God of War they have nudity and sex in the game which is RIGHT after the first level... yet that isn't bad I guess.

CHEVYMAN_02
07-21-05, 01:25 PM
when it involves violence you can have it but if involves sex it is no can do.

Ninjaman09
07-21-05, 01:27 PM
Here are the criteria for the ratings:

MATURE Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.

ADULTS ONLY Titles rated AO (Adults Only) have content that should only be played by persons 18 years and older. Titles in this category may include prolonged scenes of intense violence and/or graphic sexual content and nudity.

Big difference. :rolleyes:

Mr. Hunt
07-21-05, 01:32 PM
Here are the criteria for the ratings:

MATURE Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.

ADULTS ONLY Titles rated AO (Adults Only) have content that should only be played by persons 18 years and older. Titles in this category may include prolonged scenes of intense violence and/or graphic sexual content and nudity.

Big difference. :rolleyes:

Yup... a whole YEAR of difference... because we all know the leap from 17-18 is HUGE.

Ninjaman09
07-21-05, 01:41 PM
It's "prolonged". What the hell does that mean? The nature of video games is such that the experience can be as short or prolonged as the player wishes. There's no difference at all between the two ratings, except one is designed to harm sales. Brilliant.

Parts
07-21-05, 01:58 PM
Here are the criteria for the ratings:

MATURE Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.

ADULTS ONLY Titles rated AO (Adults Only) have content that should only be played by persons 18 years and older. Titles in this category may include prolonged scenes of intense violence and/or graphic sexual content and nudity.

Big difference. :rolleyes:

Yes, one year and 2 words... prolonged, and graphic! they make all the difference imo!

brady
07-21-05, 04:34 PM
interestingly enough in sims 2 you can repeatedly have sex with several different partners including those of the same sex...not that im running to the defense of rockstar or anything.

Tyr-Sog
07-21-05, 05:40 PM
The religious right, got to love them. Anyone catch them cutting up and burning the Harry Potter books. Fuking nuttier then them nut bag Muslims at times. :screwy:

brady
07-21-05, 05:42 PM
The religious right, got to love them. Anyone catch them cutting up and burning the Harry Potter books. ***golly gosh*** nuttier then them nut bag Muslims at times. :screwy:

im actually enjoying my harry potter! thank you very much.

evilchris
07-21-05, 08:48 PM
The religious right, got to love them. Anyone catch them cutting up and burning the Harry Potter books. Fuking nuttier then them nut bag Muslims at times. :screwy:

Hillary Clinton is part of the religious right? LOL!

Zelda_fan
07-21-05, 09:30 PM
Hillary Clinton is part of the religious right? LOL!

qft

six_storm
07-21-05, 11:39 PM
Well, I just got back from work (Blockbuster) and we had to pull every copy of GTA:SA off of our shelves until further notice. Wow, what a funny day this has been . . .

Ninja Prime
07-22-05, 12:18 AM
Personally, I'd place most if not all the blame on Rockstar themselves. They knew that the hot coffe stuff would give it an AO rating, and they knew that tons of people would go through and search their code of cheats, mods, ect.

And they still included they code for this stuff. They could have took it out, since its technically not in the game anyway. Blame Rockstar for their stupidity/negligence and no one else IMO.

GamerGuyX
07-22-05, 12:33 AM
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=ticket_to_hell

http://www.rage3d.com/board/images/smilies/laugh.gif

LiquidX
07-22-05, 12:42 AM
Who would think he game that has sold over 4 million copies and was 29.99 a day ago can now net you up to $70 on ebay? Not me, I really didnt think prices would jump like I have seen so far.

http://search.ebay.com/grand-theft-auto-san_W0QQfromZR8QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQssPageNameZWLRS

aaahhh52
07-22-05, 01:14 AM
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=ticket_to_hell

http://www.rage3d.com/board/images/smilies/laugh.gif

LMFAO, QFT that site is amazing.

GamerGuyX
07-22-05, 01:42 AM
Just to make it clear to everyone that doesn't know, this the reason why the game is being taken off store shelves:

http://xboxmedia.ign.com/xbox/image/article/635/635261/grand-theft-auto-san-andreas-20050720061746328.jpg

Wow look at the nudity. :screwy:

six_storm
07-22-05, 01:52 AM
Just to make it clear to everyone that doesn't know, this the reason why the game is being taken off store shelves:

http://xboxmedia.ign.com/xbox/image/article/635/635261/grand-theft-auto-san-andreas-20050720061746328.jpg

Wow look at the nudity. :screwy:

IMO, I think this whole thing is just silly. What a huge waste of time, just like that "real expensive NASA shuttle crashing into the comet" bit lol. Does anybody agree with me?

aaahhh52
07-22-05, 02:40 AM
Just to make it clear to everyone that doesn't know, this the reason why the game is being taken off store shelves:


Wow look at the nudity. :screwy:

WTF ARE YOU DOING//??? that perverted image is ruing the youth, my virgin eyes are now scared for life, any minute now my mommy will come in to find me masturbating to an in game cartoon figure! You sir are a bastard and should burn in hell.





:angel:

Rakeesh
07-22-05, 02:42 AM
Just to make it clear to everyone that doesn't know, this the reason why the game is being taken off store shelves:

http://xboxmedia.ign.com/xbox/image/article/635/635261/grand-theft-auto-san-andreas-20050720061746328.jpg

Wow look at the nudity. :screwy:

Hmm...all rockstar had to do was put a disco floor on the ground and it would have looked like they were playing twister....a very fun and exciting game of twister...