ESRB Gives Up Sex Spoilers for Dragon Age

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Jul 26, 2009
  1. Vidboy10
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    Yes, because the sight of a breast is far worse then any violence that can be in these games. [​IMG]


    Good read anyway. Looking forward to its release. [​IMG]
     
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    Not bad ESRB, who knows this could be a step to actual AO games being sold in the future, maybe not at your Gamestop, but online or through independent stores like Flashcarts. Nice to see all preferences being represented and not discriminating.
     
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    Haha, who'd want an AO game anyway...? I'd say that M is high enough. Especially seeing as how games rated anywhere near M are banned in Australia, to my knowledge, and Germany is attempting to ban violence in video games...
     
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    Anything rated near m banned in aus? Where do you get that info? Almost all m17+ games in us are rated ma15+ in aus. Its only like 5 or 6 a year that arent given a rating.
     
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    The only reason there aren't AO games for current systems is that no hardware manufacturer will license one. The only system I know of that allowed this was the 3DO and there were indeed a few softcore porn titles for the system. Or the Atari 2600 I suppose. Anyway, these rules aren't going to change any time soon, so what the ESRB needs to do is be more sensible about what games are rated AO. If M is the equivalent to R then AO would be the equivalent to NC-17. Your movie has to be really nasty to get NC-17, so your game should have to be really nasty to get AO and the Hot Coffee BS, for example, should not have warranted AO.

    If games are to be accepted as mature mediums they have to accept mature content and that means more than screenfulls of blood.

    Maybe this is a sign that the ratings board agrees with me. A few years ago I think some demon titties would have gotten them AO.
     
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    People who are adults that want to play games with nudity and sex in them maybe? I don't care if they don't sell AO games in a regular store, most adult games are sold through either adult video stores or online distribution so that there is pretty much no exposure to minors, sadly though this prevents developers from creating any kinds of games where there is nudity and sex but isn't just a straight up porn game, which pretty much all of them are to be honest (yes I know cause I have looked around at what is out there, most of it's shit). It would be interesting to see adventure and RPG's where there is adult content in them though, it would certainly give some added interaction to the game and give adults a reason to play games [​IMG]
     
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    Any movie with loads of nudity and full blown sex scenes won't get an R rating thats for sure, video games with partial nudity and only sexual themes will never get beyond an M rating, it has to actually have sex scenes and nudity to get AO. Even movies with full frontal nudity get R ratings, but if it has sex then it's considered porn.
     
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    Yeah but does sex really sell the game? I thought its about cheap gimmicks and the power of hype. XP
     
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    Sex very rarely sells a game at least here in the US, it's mostly graphics, gimmicks, violence, and gameplay that sells a game.
     
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    The cool thing about being 18 is I never have to worry about the ESRB again.

    Bestiality and Trannies? Sure does sound like a good time.
     
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    Games can be shit regardless of genre and still sell well (see Halo, Wii Sports, any Imagine, Bratz, Ponyz or whatever type of bullshit for example) because of hype. A game doesn't sell well based on genre, it's based on how much hype and publicity it gets. Adult games don't get any media attention because they are for adults only and shouldn't be exposed to minors in any form, however adult games can sell well if they are designed properly or give the players things that they want that other games don't have. One that I have seen advertised before is basically an online version of the Sims but is also a social game where your characters, much like in The Sims or Sony's upcoming Home game, can interact with other players characters, hell you can have orgies with a bunch of people or participate in BDSM with your character. Personally I think that sort of thing is a bit weird, dunno how some people can get off to that kind of thing but there is a market for adults who just want to have fun playing games and doing things that they wouldn't do in real life that aren't mean for minors, kids shouldn't be the only ones allowed to have fun playing computer games [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, because you rarely ever hear about games with sex in them, pretty much all games are limited to partial nudity, violence and swearing which is what the M rating is for. You never hear about AO games in the gaming media, the only ones that really get noticed are the Postal games because they are FPS's and so extreme.
     
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    But you do. If the ESRB decides the next 360/PS3 game you want to play is going to be AO you won't be playing it or you will be playing it in an edited form.
     
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    we are reaching a time when this sort of things are going to be considered normal... actually these should be called teen and not adult cuz adults actually pass these silly passions but teens are still dazzled by it...
    by the way, the title post pic is really requiring this topic to be M rated too and so request to remove it
     

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