Posted by: Tha Square | August 13, 2008

Organization Looking to Ban Mad World

It’s Manhunt 2 all over again folks. Outraged parents are up in arms over SEGA’s Mad World game that will be a Wii exclusive. The uptight people over at Mediawatch-UK feel this game should not only be censored, but get banned completely from British soil.

“Without that it cannot be marketed in Britain. What the rest of world does is up to them… We need to ensure that modern and civilized values take priority rather than killing and maiming people… It seems a shame that the game’s manufacturer have decided to exclusively release this game on the Wii. I believe it will spoil the family fun image of the Wii.”

You have to love how the “modern and civilized” people are more than happy to allow films depicting horrific death scenes and over the top gore but when a video game tries to accomplish the same thing, with FAKE people nonetheless, they go head-over-heals in disgust. If they’re really concerned about their childrens’ welfare, why don’t they try being a parent, shielding them from this media and not making everyone else suffer for their laziness? You know, get off the couch and go see what your kids are playing? No, they’d rather someone else shoulder the responsibility.

This shouldn’t get censored by anyone; multimillion dollar movies don’t even get the same level of scrutiny as games do. After watching Rambo, I can’t help wondering how it passed with an R rating. If I recall correctly, there is one death every three minutes on average in that flick. I wish censored and uncensored versions of games could be made just to shut “concerned” organizations like Mediawatch up. Many new movies get this ability so why not games?

I also can’t imagine why is its exclusiveness makes things worse. That would mean it’s going to reach less people than if it went to all the currently available systems. Plus, not all Wii owners are less than 18 years old. Those of us who are of age should be able to make our own decisions.



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