Submitted by journovampire 2614d ago | news

MadWorld controversy reaches The Sun

MCV: Yesterday's astonishing attack in The Daily Mail on Sega's Wii title Madworld has gathered momentum – with both Metro newspaper and The Sun following suit. (Culture, Industry, MadWorld, Wii)

Fishy Fingers  +   2614d ago
Daily Mail first, now The Sun. I imagine The Mirror will be on this tomorrow.

Either way, Nintendo have expressed they want to cater to more than the casuals. This is just advertising this for them.

For anyone outside of the UK, the 3 papers I have listed above are renowned for their journalistic rants. Todays news is tomorrow chip paper.
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ChickeyCantor  +   2614d ago
"MadWorld lets players impale enemies on road signs, rip out their hearts and execute them with chainsaws and daggers.

Yeah, you know so much about this game to only point this out =)....if only sniping people was legal >=(.
Irishrocket69  +   2614d ago
Sounds like a great game to me, I'm reserving my copy right before I go see Tropic Thunder today, I hate people who are always P.C.!
BlackCountryBob  +   2614d ago
It is funny really how The Sun is always campaigning against political correctness and how people should be left alone to make their own choices.
BlackCountryBob  +   2614d ago
Its funny really, I was at the cinema a while back to see WallE but it was the same screen I saw Death Proof on, weirdly Death Proof had not ruined the family friendly image of that screen; I wonder why the wii having an adult game destroys the family friendly image of WiiSports.

I am sure there are legions of reactionary middle class parents who are right now removing their children's Wii from the house just in case; I wonder what the kids will do instead considering they have already been banned from going outside because there are Paedophiles everywhere (according to the sun, one on every corner; seriously there are more prowling paedos than Starbucks), cannot watch movies because they feature smoking, drinking or violence, cannot eat junkfood or anything with an additive or surf the net (more paedos and bullies there). Maybe they will find something else to do like watch the news and see the happy nature of our world.

I am sure the sun and its parent company Fox will lead the charge for family friendly media by getting rid of page 3, bad language and any movie which is rated above PG.

What a joke, games are flavour of the month to be the social ill of the day, except when the games are paying to advertise on the pages of the Sun or metro.
Panipal2005  +   2614d ago
That first paragraph. Just beautiful.
FantasyStar  +   2614d ago
beautifully written.
Demonsdown  +   2614d ago
People still read news papers? o.0
SpaZaA  +   2614d ago
I wonder who at Nintendo ...
Told The Daily Mail that the "most violent game ever" was coming to the Wii and that game is Mad World.
cooke15  +   2613d ago
the same thing happened with Manhunt 2
pcz  +   2614d ago
if you dont want a child to be exposed to certain content, then be a parent and don't allow that content to be exposed to your child.

it's not as if children will be obliged to own mad world.
scissor_runner  +   2614d ago
Ahhhh it's just advertisement on nintendo part. You won't see commercials just protest about this. This worked for man hunt but mad world looks to be a better game so it will sell pretty good with this method of advertising.

It's sort of funny but if they would just let the game stay low key it would be a sleeper game but now it gets a regime against it. If this keeps happening other company are going to catch on and then it's just a mad world brawl beat em up console which would be sweet!
ItsDubC  +   2614d ago
You can still find Manhunt 2 for the Wii in stores, and I don't see parents up in arms about that. Hmm...
jtucker78  +   2614d ago
I think this is down to a common misconception.

To the Sun and Mail readers
Guys, the Wii isn't just a toy.

I know that is what you all bought it for your kids and grandparents for, which isn't an uncommon mistake to make considering steaming piles of horse sh1t like Wii Sports, Wii Fit, Carnival Games, Mario Party and Mario Kart take all the limelight.
But if you scrape back all that filth then underneath at it's heart (admittedly a feeble mouse-sized heart) the machine is still a games console.
And now and again you are going to find a violent game, the same way you are going to find a violent film now and again on DVD.
If you don't like it, you don't have to buy it.
And you can even set the parental lock yourself so your kids / grandparents can't buy it themselves with their pocketmoney / pension.
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FantasyStar  +   2614d ago
Just like Fat Princess, I'm going to get this game because everyone else is against it!
pixelsword  +   2614d ago
heh, Sega is still bitter, so they're bringing down Nintendo from the inside...
... Sega Jupiter's coming in '09! You heard it here first.

Just kidding. =)
Camalach  +   2613d ago
Quit complaining about MadWorld! If a parent doesn't want their child to have a game they should just not buy it for them. See th big M on the box parents? That means not for kids.
cseru1  +   2613d ago
This is awesome!
Controversy sells!

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