"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.