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Uk teachers call for a ban on "Bully" for Wii and Xbox360

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by bilzar, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. bilzar

    bilzar I'm still alive!

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    261311 The Man on Ice

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    The UK, well, I'd hate to live there. There's so much censorship and crap (not only in the UK but all of Europe) it's disgusting.
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Wo wo, It's not too bad. Yes our laws suck. But it's a good country -Laugh-
     
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    Frogger God Complex

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    Hahaha, Eurotrash anybody?
     
  5. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    There's not that much censorship.

    I mean, the British Version of Fahrenheit for the PS2 (and xbox) actually had a proper sex scene in the UK version. I believe that was cut from the US version.

    Besides that, what have politicians and Fox news been reporting lately? Pretty much the same scare-mongering tactics used here.

    Although Germany seems pretty bad for censoring...
     
  6. Wiimoto

    Wiimoto Sonic + Brawl = Ownage

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    Who is actually buying this game anyways? I doubt anyone who even buys this game is going to go around beating people up.
     
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    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Anyone who would do that afterwards would also do that before.

    Media effects is probably one of the bigger lies in the media itself.

    Of course, what they won't tell you is that ALL of the evidence against computer games is pretty much either underhanded, misguided or untrustworthy. I mean, how can you get reliable, replicable result from studying behaviours of people who play video games if you purposefully choose only a short time to do the said study? And how can you prove that the link is a direct correlation (as in people who play videogames BECOME violent, rather than violent people being attracted to said computer games). Likewise, it doesn't seek to differentiate between "casual" gamers, gamers that aren't into the blood and gore, the gamers who aren't into FPS etc...

    Pretty much, it's a case of people wanting a piece of the spotlight.

    Happened with comic books too. Parent's need to get off their ass and put the damn parental controls on their kids consoles, pronto.
     
  8. Nintendo93

    Nintendo93 Playin' Zack & Wiki

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    Anyone who does anything featured in games like Grand Theft Auto already has some sort of underlying mental condition.
     
  9. RivalDestiny

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    People are taking video games way to seriously nowadays. It's not like anyone is going to play and go into school and actually beating someone up...
     
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    Frogger God Complex

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    Then why do we have age ratings?
     
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    because bitchy house wives in the mid 80's complained about songs with "bad words" in them, also with drug use "implied" and some other crap. that trickled down to the video game industry over time.

    http://www.deesnider.com/CMS/content/view/24/86/
    John Denver, Dee Snider, and Frank Zappa went to congress over it.

    to prove that it was a bunch of crap, Frank Zappa's Jazz from Hell earned the distinction of being the first INSTRUMENTAL album to get a PMRC label..
     
  12. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Lol. "Bitchy housewives" like John Denver, Dee Snider and Frank Zappa?

    Also, I think the rating system was created a bit before the 80's...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_Picture_Association_of_America_film_rating_system
     
  13. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    Now compare North America to Europe and see your opinion change, especially the northern norwegian states, they're especially sensitive.

    @Frogger, yes you are :)
     
  14. Budo

    Budo Raging Clue

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    I bet if Hitler were alive today, and a game reviewer, he would probably give Bully a 9+/10 - that's how evil this game is!
     
  15. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    I'm sorry, but that's bollox.

    Germany has a problem with censorship. That's pretty much all.

    Oh, and "north Norwegian states"? Bit specific there. If you want to say "North Norwegian states has more game censorship than North America", then fine. But to go from "Europe" to "Northern Norwegian States" is a bit of a jump. It's like saying "America is especially open to homosexuals, especially in San Fancisco".

    "see your opinion change" I don't think so boyo.

    Think what you like about individual countries, but don't brand an entire continent based on a very specific example.

    Also, don't confuse criticism with censorship.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_controversy#United_States

    There's not all that much game banning (although admittedly, this is an incomplete list:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_banned_computer_and_video_games

    Someone should really update that.
     
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    i wonder if you guys will be playing grand theft auto 4 :(
     

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