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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirusboon View Post
    No, what he is saying is that ESRB can give games an Ao rating and because that it wouldn't be aloud on any consoles.
    And how is that their fault if Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo won't allow such a thing?
    They are simply doing their job. You can find A-O games on the PC but I don't see this being as a big fucking deal as the extent of the polemic that's going on with the consoles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loca93 View Post
    Also then what is the point of AO ratings if there is an M rating.
    It's for extreme content that can cause psychological issues in the minds of people.
    I apologize if I don't see the appeal of violent games like most of you do.

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    lol why apologize to each their own. So I like to play games that blow stuff up so what. I personally dislike the Manhunt game because it freaking creeps me out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by loca93 View Post
    lol why apologize to each their own. So I like to play games that blow stuff up so what. I personally dislike the Manhunt game because it freaking creeps me out.
    Forcibly pulling out the vertebral column is quite horrifying for me, even if it's just a video game.

    There's a difference between blowing stuff up and butchering human representations.

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    The matter is that the AO rating is economically devastating for a video game. Many retailers won't stock AO games, meaning that sales are stunted, even if the game is stellar.
    Video games get ratings similar to movies -- AO corresponds to NC-17 and M (Mature) corresponds to R. Critics of the ESRB claim that the only time a game catches the AO label is when it has sexual content, but "Manhunt 2" seems to be the first game to buck that trend; its rating is based solely on its violence.


    What that means? they can Slap Ao in whoever they pleases and while it doesn't legally bar the game from going on the shelves, the game is pretty much doomed.
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    @Jyuu
    True, but if you think you can handle it then go buy it, I mean like you said you dislike games like that while you dislike it others might like it.
    Hey its just how the world goes.

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    Is that what you are angry about?


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    Quote Originally Posted by irecinius View Post
    The matter is that the AO rating is economically devastating for a video game. Many retailers won't stock AO games, meaning that sales are stunted, even if the game is stellar
    That's the developer and publisher's fault if you ask me. They just have to develop such games for the right platform for the right audience.

    Quote Originally Posted by irecinius View Post
    What that means? they can Slap Ao in whoever they pleases and while it doesn't legally bar the game from going on the shelves, the game is pretty much doomed.
    Okay, list examples.

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    @Jyuu
    True, but if you think you can handle it then go buy it, I mean like you said you dislike games like that while you dislike it others might like it.
    Hey its just how the world goes.
    Yeah, and the audience who is the target of A-O games can still buy them from the right places. I mean, if you are old enough to get into an adult video store, you are free to do so, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu
    That's the developer and publisher's fault if you ask me. They just have to develop such games for the right platform for the right audience.
    Having having a Ao rating means that only 18+ can buy.
    But having it reduced to M, 17+ can buy put that title in large retailers (i.e. Target, Wal-Mart, etc.) that have a outright ban on Games with Ao ratings.
    That is ironic since both stores have no problem carrying unrated movies, (including the original cut of Team America) not to mention that Target carried the NC-17 version of Showgirls for a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu
    Okay, list examples.
    Only 23 games have ever been rated Adults Only

    Playboy the Mansion: Private Party
    Lula 3D
    Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Director's Cut
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
    Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude Uncut and Uncensored
    Singles
    Peak Entertainment Casinos
    Critical Point
    Tokimeki Checkin!
    Water Closet: The Forbidden Chamber
    Snow Drop
    X-Change
    Thrill Kill (PS1) < This is your example
    All Nude Nikki
    Body Language
    Riana Rouge
    WET - The Sexy Empire
    All Nude Glamour
    All Nude Cyber
    Cyber Photographer
    The Joy Of Sex
    Playboy Screensaver :The Women Of Playboy
    Crystal Fantasy

    I bolded the only video games that recived AO, and never made it.. got slaped with AO.. and doomed.
    From this list there is only 2 consoles games, all rest if for Windows/Mac

    God of War and God of War II. They had nudity in them multiple times, including a sexual minigame (though admittedly it was very abstract) and it only received an M rating.

    Thrill Kill, and I can honestly say it was no more violent than god of war. It was a mediocre fighting game with characters that look something out of The Hills Have Eyes, and there was a fair ammonut of blood and loss of limbs and what not. Again, nothing we haven't seen in games that made it to store shelves such as God of War 1 and 2.


    My problem.. is that the AO rating is the ESRB's way of being able to ban games they find offensive. You don't get a chance for YOU to decide the game is offensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    That's the developer and publisher's fault if you ask me. They just have to develop such games for the right platform for the right audience.



    Okay, list examples.



    Yeah, and the audience who is the target of A-O games can still buy them from the right places. I mean, if you are old enough to get into an adult video store, you are free to do so, right?
    Guess so what are you getting at.


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    The games aren't really banned persay. You can still buy them online.


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