MW2 causing ratings grief for the do-gooders

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  1. jumphonner

    jumphonner OLDr! Accountant

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    MW2 causing ratings grief for the do-gooders

    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/...players-massacre-civilians-20091029-hmey.html

    Oh well. Lucky IW shot themselves in the foot and that few Aussie PC gamers will be buying the game due to the lack of dedicated servers. Got to save ourselves from ourselves.
     
  2. Hansuke

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    "Activision said in a statement that the footage was "not representative of the overall gameplay experience". It said players could choose not to play the scene if they found it too confronting."

    Like a teenager is going to make THAT decision!

    I don't care for censorship, and I know its a slippery slope, but in the case of Activision, in this instance, for MW2; Ban it!
     
  3. WhaCk
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    They are all barking mad the lot of them ...they give it a 15+ rating as its fairly real and bloody and L4D2 they say no and effectively ban it ffs...these womble headed dickwads couldn't find there collective arses with both hands.
     
  4. Hossy!

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    ban it! no need for that terrorism shite!
     
  5. CFodder
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    Yeah, just ban it coz it's got no ded server, fuck 'em ;).
     
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    Atkinson glories in Modern Warfare 2 media bloodbath
    http://games.on.net/article/7287/Atkinson_glories_in_Modern_Warfare_2_media_bloodbath

    The fallout continues from the revelation that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will include a level where you get to play as a terrorist.

    Jane Roberts, WA bureaucrat and president of the 'Australian Council on Children and the Media' is appalled: "The consequences of terrorism are just abhorrent in our community and yet here we are with a product that's meant to be passed off as a leisure time activity, actually promoting what most world leaders speak out publicly against."

    Likewise, SA Attorney-General Michael Atkinson is unimpressed: "Expecting game designers to be responsible by not glorifying terrorism will always lead to disappointment."

    It would be safe to assume that this is just the beginning, and that more disingenuous analysis from our self-styled moral guardians will flow like blood from a gaping wound...
     
  7. medicated
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    Banning this title is going to do no good, as those who want to play it will pirate it or import it. Banning games, especially in this country, should be frowned upon.

    What they need to do is create an R18+ classification and then reclassify the game. It is about time they realized that adults don't need to be shoved into the teenager nursery. Parents need to be held accountable for the content that their children view and not the government.

    It really cheeses me off that they do not have this rating and just ban games because of it, forcing developers to censor their products. I like to play games, terrorist or not, as they were intended to be viewed. The more I see this, the more it makes me want to move back to the US.

    It may be shitty over their, government , economy, general idiot population, but at least I can shoot some civvies or decapitate zombies without fear of a non game playing knob sitting in a political seat telling me what I can and can not look at.

    Cheers,
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  8. CFodder
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    Take a short short over to NZ bud, we have 18+ classification here bud LOL ... actually, nah, best you get back to the good 'ol US of a :p
     

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