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5566  The Rest / General Discussions / GameIndustry.biz writer rips into Manhunt 2 on: June 25, 2007, 08:30:39 AM
I tried making a valid argument and got responses like

"Games like Manhunt really aren't my cup of tea. So if a game were to fall to the rating boards, this one might as well be our pariah."

"Games like this give other games that would otherwise have some legitimate form of artistic expression a strike against them already, making it even HARDER for those games to get approval from those who vote on these matters. "


which are ignorant and hypocritical. And certainly not intelligent or well thought out.

And of course, there's the old minefield of one person what's art and what's not. Apparantly Sensei is allowed to dictate to everyone what games are artistic expressions and which ones aren't.

Quote from: "Eusis"
You're just brainlessly thinking 'CENSORSHIP BAD CENSORSHIP BAD' without considering that extreme attitude could really just force the government to impose real censorship. Look at my exercise analogy, if the game industry just throws around a bunch of games that go to the absolute extreme possible, then it'll blow up in everyone's faces and there may be real laws that force censorship. And if it's not that, then it could be retailers dropping to T rated games to cover their ass or whatever.


The problem with nutjob religious zealots and assclown crusaders like Jack Thompson is that if you give them an inch, they'll take a mile.

If they score one victory, it's not going to make them back off. It's going to make them confident - scrutinising every single game out there for things that they don't like.

Better to give them no victory at all.
5567  The Rest / General Discussions / GameIndustry.biz writer rips into Manhunt 2 on: June 25, 2007, 12:07:32 AM
How else can you respond to something as idiotic as being pro censorship?
5568  The Rest / General Discussions / GameIndustry.biz writer rips into Manhunt 2 on: June 24, 2007, 11:31:29 PM
It makes me sad to see that this forum is pro censorship. I thought you were video game fans.
5569  The Rest / General Discussions / GameIndustry.biz writer rips into Manhunt 2 on: June 24, 2007, 04:38:52 PM
It's been heading that way for the last year or so - Manhunt 2 certainly wasn't the cause of it.
5570  The Rest / General Discussions / GameIndustry.biz writer rips into Manhunt 2 on: June 24, 2007, 04:13:58 PM
You can't go around saying "one kind of censorship is okay and another isn't."

Games are games.

Just because *you* don't like the idea does *not* make it okay to be banned.

It should bother you, because the last thing we need is fuckers like Jack Thompson getting a foothold in the ESRB
5571  The Rest / General Discussions / GameIndustry.biz writer rips into Manhunt 2 on: June 24, 2007, 01:48:46 PM
Saying "it probably sucks - let it be banned" is advocating censorship - not matter how you try and spin it.
5572  The Rest / General Discussions / GameIndustry.biz writer rips into Manhunt 2 on: June 24, 2007, 11:39:59 AM
Quote from: "Sensei Phoenix"
Y'know, here's an idea. Rather than making this an issue of "freedom vs. censorship" why not take a stand as a gamer and say, hey, I recognize that Rockstar is just trying to go over the edge to get media attention, and I'm not gonna fall into their trap.

So let's decry this as a shitty game that we aren't going to buy, rather than as a bastion of free speech.


Then release it and let it bomb. Saying it's okay to censor it is just giving them all the attention they want. If the game sucks, word of mouth will spread quickly. Whether you like it or not, it *is* an issue of freedom vs. censorship now.
5573  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies on: June 24, 2007, 08:59:11 AM
Captivity

Formulaic, boring, uninspired.
5574  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Torchwood/Dr. Who discussion on: June 24, 2007, 05:16:42 AM
Sorry - you weren't even close.
5575  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Recently Viewed Movies on: June 24, 2007, 05:15:21 AM
Hot Fuzz

Best movie I've seen in a year.

See it if you can.
5576  The Rest / General Discussions / GameIndustry.biz writer rips into Manhunt 2 on: June 24, 2007, 03:12:22 AM
No, it's not worth it.

All this is going to do is give the nutso politicians and people like Jack Thompson a foothold into having more leverage when banning games.

They succeeded once, so it's not going to shut them up. It's going to make them more confident, shouting longer and louder about every little thing.

Even if this isn't your "cup of tea", it's still worth fighting censorship.

Saying "It doesn't look interesting to me, so it's alright if it's banned" is a fucking copout - because the next thing you know, somebody is saying it's okay that something *you're* interested in is banned.

I'm actually pretty nervous about Persona 3. Kids shooting themselves in the head to summon demons? They'll have a field day with it.
5577  The Rest / General Discussions / GameSpot revamping rating scale on: June 22, 2007, 10:33:52 PM
Gamespot's reviews are horrendous most of the time.

They had one girl a year or two ago who was strictly reviewing RPGs and she was shit.

Gamespot's PS2 reviews are almost laughably predictable - 9/10 it's between 8.3 - 8.7....never higher or lower usually.

Hopefully this will revamp their scores.....but I highly doubt it.
5578  Media / Single-Player RPGs / please help organize my backlog on: June 21, 2007, 11:33:22 PM
Go through the first three Suikodens again.
5579  The Rest / General Discussions / I lost another cat today on: June 21, 2007, 10:06:27 PM
Found out last night that a friend of mine died on Sunday from cancer.

Awesome, awesome week.
5580  Media / Single-Player RPGs / My Favorite Part About Idiotic Fanboys. on: June 20, 2007, 11:17:51 AM
Quote from: "Tomara"

But maybe my taste is just plain horrible. I mean, I like Saga Frontier, Final Fantasy V, Secret of Evermore....


Actually I like Saga Frontier 2
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