Opinion on Mature Content

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Do you like having Mature Content in a game?

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  1. shakirmoledina
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    Just a simple question on whether u say yes or no to mature (as rated by the latest ESRB rating to remove sexuality as a rating)
    More of general than a gaming question
     
  2. Minox

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    I don't like/dislike having mature content in a game if it's used in a good context, although I can't really think of any real bad context it could be used in.
     
  3. Hop2089

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    Violence can rarely be used in bad context however most other mature content can be used in bad context and in some cases even bad taste well in western games, I don't mind most mature content if it's in good taste, and it's used properly, and is not overused (GTA gets the shameful mention for overuse of mature content).
     
  4. UltraMagnus

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    where is the "don't care" button?

    mature content can add to games, but many would become silly if you tried to add it (peggle, ninja town).
     
  5. purplesludge

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    Yep forcing it into games it doesn't belong makes it awkward.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

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    I think it depends on the way its used.

    MadWorld I find is perfectly accetable. It's overly violent, but that's the point. It's comical in every sense of the way. Same goes for No More Heroes, although the comedy is more straightforward than violence related.

    I find games like Grand Theft Auto, however, to be in bad taste. Going around selling drugs and shooting cops isn't exactly comical. I guess the same could go for games like Manhunt. Manhunt is just trying to give as much shock value as possible. I find MadWorld to really poke fun at this game, from the storyline to the graphic violence.

    I do hate when lawmakers though try to push violent games for the reason of bad stuff. After Columbine, many people suspected Doom to be a reason for the massacre. Really, the 2 fucktards who gunned down innocent students were just banana wacky. I mean, they wrote about like Nazis and other fucked up stuff in their journals, there was only 1 reference to Doom.

    There's a reason games are given the M rating and are only allowed to be sold to kids 17+. Pretty much every case that involves video games and violence has happened to kids under the 17 limit, thusly putting the blame on the parents. Hell, I actually find violent video games to be a way to avoid real world violence. If you're angry at someone, what better way is there to get rid of that anger than sawing virtual baddies in half with a chainsaw?
     
  7. DSGamer64

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    Violence in video games is not necessary in certain contexts, themes like in Grand Theft Auto should not even be played by anyone under 18 in my opinion, yet I see freaking 12 year olds playing those types of games. Nothing better then fucktard parents who let their kids play that crap and then when they grow up they go out and shoot a bunch of people and the media ego-Nazi's go out of their way to try and blame video games for a stupid parental decision. Were I a parent, I would never have those kinds of games in my house for kids to play, when they are 18 and have earned the right to adult privelages like driving, smoking and buying alcohol, then they have earned the right to play games with very mature oriented themes like in GTA. Shooters are fine aside from something like Manhunt which are even more violent then a war game.

    Sometimes I think the ESRB is full of shit though, Grand Theft Auto is far more mature then most other games on the market, yet it gets the same damn rating as a tamer title like Halo or something. And it's funny too that little warning for games that have online play, ever go onto a game like WoW and see all the swearing and foul language that some players use (mainly teenagers)? I think that should equate to a higher then T rating to be quite honest.

    I am all for violent and mature games with sex and nudity and all that stuff, so long as it is never in the hands of minors, should sell it in adult video stores where it belongs for certain games because they are just blatantly too different from the average ESRB M rating to warrant being sold in a regular video game store.
     
  8. Rayder

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    A mature rating on a game has very little bearing as to whether I'll like the game or not. But I can say that a game that is rated mature at least won't be full of flowers and bunnies, which is a plus for me. Since I'm an adult, ratings mean nothing to me, but I can understand their necessity for parents who want to shield their kids from questionable content.

    Personally, I see nothing wrong with an occasional naked boob or butt showing up in a game, even for kids. I actually see it as more offensive to show women dressed slutty and over-endowed, like most Japanese games portray females. I also see nothing wrong with mild violence as far as kids are concerned, except when it comes to over-the-top gore. Yes, blatant pron and gore should be kept away from kids as they can be traumatic or have detrimental effects on their mental growth and ideals, but you can't shield kids from real-life occurrences forever, and if you over-protect them from such things, they won't be prepared for real-life when they come of age. I don't know where they pulled the age of 17 from in terms of maturity, but I think a kid of 16 should be mature enough to handle most of the things most religions and government zealots get all worked up over. It's a delicate balance that, in America anyway (don't know about other countries), is all out of whack.

    But on the flip-side, I am entirely sick and tired of cutesy/flower-and-bunny/fluffy-foo-foo little kiddie games and would like some games that are a little more serious with the content than what we've been getting. They don't have to have tons of violence or cartoon nudity to be good, just not so sickeningly cutesy with the super-deformed characters and talking animals and whatnot. There needs to be some balance. You know, I always thought the Japanese held "balance" in high regard.....guess not.
     
  9. DSGamer64

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    I am surprised female Japanese cartoon characters can stay balanced with the size of knockers their designers give them [​IMG]
     
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    I stick with the 3 "B"s: Blood, boobs, and bad-words...

    ...though only when necessary and in-context. I don't remember what game I was playing recently but the cursing in it seemed really forced, like it was there just to make it edgier. Like players would find the game more hard-core (nevermind if the game is actually good) if the characters curse like angry drunks throughout the game.

    The MA rating doesn't make me buy a game though I will say I still look to R movies for the least-censored bang-for-my-buck, mostly in the action/horror genre as if a guy gets shot he's going to bleed and likely spout a few good curses and I prefer to see that, hear how people would really talk & react.
     
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    Strange question. Some games warrant it, some don't. The quality of said games is more important than the rating.
     
  12. Hop2089

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  13. shakirmoledina
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    actually it is not the violence tht i mainly wanna ask but the sexual or nudity part which i think is now getting unnecessarily used in games... fine i understand u wanna make them beautiful but not this manner, a little more understanding to crowd's demands (well atleast not loners)
    By the way... people say this is an adult game but isn't so called "adult" content aimed mainly towards teens and those in 20's cuz they are have their drives at their peaks
    it should not be called so, it's a deceptive word (description)
     
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    So you're referring to sex appeal? It's really a damn huge selling point. Don't expect any serious games to skip out on this aspect.
    I personally don't like it as it distracts me from the game. When I need to satisfy myself, I have my own time for that.
     
  15. ZAFDeltaForce

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    If the mature content is a vital part of the game's story or what not, like the violence in GTA, than it's all cool.

    If the content is just there for fun, e.g naked girls poledancing wherever the hell you go, than no. Mindless mature content doesn't appeal to me.
     
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    well depends too little and it maybe bad, too much and it's fugly
     
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    Ultraviolence is always entertaining and family friendly, but for eroticism I am satisfied with sexy non nude women
     
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    I have a feeling I might have already done this one and my opinions are somewhat similar to rayders in many regards and I am also going to play devil's advocate because I like to.

    Still age: I am not entirely sure what age things are supposed to change or what magical event was supposed to befall me on my 18th birthday (even if it was the case my second question would be leap years). Assuming however it is an age by which is becomes a sufficiently less risky gamble to have anyone do as they wish in a virtual setting once they reach some magical age (also see disparity between age of consent all over the world, ownership of weapons, use of vehicles, use of alchohol/drugs) it then implies some of those under such an age are more than capable of doing things. All this means I have come to the conclusion that censorship based solely age is useless and as such I disregard it.
    Also cause and effect or the other way around?

    I will also touch upon dual standards for various mediums (seen stuff that would never been seen on TV, stuff that would never be shown in games, stuff that would only be written in books) but that could send us off on a tangent. I do find modding games amusing as practically anything goes there.

    "There's a reason games are given the M rating and are only allowed to be sold to kids 17+"
    I thought that was just a strong suggestion that many complied with (I see various state senators/governors try to introduce legislation every few months making such a thing law only to get shot down under some first amendment stuff).
    Also need I point out what circles we are presently running it.

    "[going around] and shooting cops"
    By mentioning such a thing you appear to make a distinction between "normal" people and police, care to justify it?

    People mention "in context" since when has the pursuit of the puerile not been on (as a thinking point how many books/films/TV shows have completely off sequences at times and are made all the better for it)?

    Back on topic I guess it is just that nobody has ever acceptably justified hangups society (which I am tempted to read religion) has on language, violence, sex and whatever (an opinion that it seems is more or less shared by most people here) so I will end with: put anything you like it and I will judge it as it comes.
     
  19. DSGamer64

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    There is little nudity in general consumer market games so it's not an issue imo. If there was hardcore nudity and sex in many games, I would be worried.
     
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