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San Andreas: Now AO

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:34 pm
by Pissed-Off Crawdad
I'm going to just assume that basically everyone who plays video games has heard about this by now, so I'm going to ask: What do you guys think about it? Personally, I think it's one of the stupidest things in the history of video game attacks. I mean, not only is the stuff it's being re-rated for NOT as bad as a very similar mini-game in God of War, but the mini-game ISN'T EVEN IN THE ACTUAL GAME! The only way to play it is to download a patch that some hacker made that opens it up, because the mini-game itself was, more or less, just the developers joking around during development.

I won't go on anymore, though. I was just curious what others thought, now that most stores can't even sell San Andreas anymore.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:42 pm
by bluebottle
I don't understand why it's ok (in a video game) for teenagers to SHOOT the hookers, but not sleep with them...

Seems like things are slightly backwards.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:57 am
by DinoDeLaurentiis
It's a gonna be a the witchhunt now... now they goin' after a the Sims 'cos a the nudies.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:05 am
by bluebottle
Really? That's insane. There's a HUGE difference between the two... The Sims was a mod, whereas GTA:SA was in the original program. Not that any of it matters...

I can't believe the ratings board. When is someone going to overhall that organization?!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:58 pm
by nimPy
GTA is such a great series. The violence is great because that rarely happens in real life such as running people over and shooting rocket launchers. Kids are learning fast from the game. I think the game is educational :D

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:14 pm
by John-Locke
You don't know the history of Video Games, nimPy. I do

nimPy, nimPy, you don't even -- you're glib You don't even know what GTA:SA is. If you start talking about In Game Violence, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories, nimPy, OK. That's what I've done

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:17 pm
by nimPy
i see... nobody has a sense of humor here

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:20 pm
by bluebottle
this is from a reader at Game Revolution after they wrote a great article about Kids and Violence and Video Games.

From: Ørjan Sollie
Subject: Another nudie cheat for kids

There's a nude cheat in a very widespread toy amongst youngsters worldwide. It's called a "Barbie" doll.

This toy comes in many shapes and sizes, including african Barbie and preggers Barbie. They also come with changeable clothes. But the developers, Mattel, (henceforth referrred to as SB for Sick Bastards) also included a nude cheat. To unlock this cheat, all you need to do is removing the currently equipped clothes and NOT put on new ones. Along with Ken (also a product from the SB), kids now have access to all kinds of kinky pornography, like interracial sex, and preggers banging. SB stop at nothing with this toy,and my kids are the losers for it.

I look to you, Duke Ferris, to do everything in your power to put an end to this.

Sincerely,
Ørjan Sollie


Funny.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:23 pm
by Bean
And there's this from Maddox:
The creator of the game, Rockstar Games, has stated that it will offer a downloadable patch to fix the sex issue in the PC versions, and is working on a new version of the game that will prevent this content from being unlocked in the future.

Thank God. I'll be the first person to download and patch my PC version of "Grand Theft Auto." I want to shoot people in the face, bang prostitutes, traffic drugs, steal cars, and terrorize police officers without this filthy smut in my game. Frankly, I'm appalled that Rockstar would allow such wholesale corruption of our youth. Years from now when America has become a withered husk of the morality it once stood for, historians will look back at what triggered it all and point to one event: a boolean variable that unlocked a simulated sex scene in a video game.

That should become the definition of satire.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:42 am
by The Garbage Man
Bluebottle wrote:Really? That's insane. There's a HUGE difference between the two... The Sims was a mod, whereas GTA:SA was in the original program. Not that any of it matters...

I can't believe the ratings board. When is someone going to overhall that organization?!


From what I understand, the senator instigating the Sims witchhunt isn't even referring to the mod, but to the actual retail version itself. He claims that if you "look real hard" and "use a lot of imagination" you can see "breasts, labia, penises, etc" through the blurring effects. Dear God, I wish I were joking about this, but I'm not. On the other hand, someone needs to do something about that damn "Mona Lisa" painting - when I squint my eyes and use my imagination, I can see everything she's packing. And believe me, brother, that chick was into some kinky shit... I'm going to write to my Congressman, because something should be done about this, for the sake of the children!

Seriously though, this "Hot Coffee" thing has gotten ridiculous. I heard Wednesday that Sen. Clinton and others are starting a Congressional investigation into whether Rockstar intentionally left the content in the game and deliberately mislead the ESRB. Glad to hear they got that whole Social Security/national security/Mideast peace/world hunger situation taken care of, and now they're just busying themselves with meaningless shit like this. I mean, they'd have to have done all that to be making a huge fuss about mature content being in a MATURE-RATED game that is clearly not intended for anyone under 17 years of age, right? I mean, that would just be absurd, right?

...Right? Um... guys? Hello?