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Bethesda: Multiple Censorship Laws 'Frustrating'

Pete Hines, product manager for Fallout 3 has said developing a game to suit the varying censorship needs of different countries is "frustrating".

Hines refused to talk specifically about the issues Fallout 3 faced with Australian censorship last month. But, on the topic of censorship in general, he told CVG: "The frustrating thing for us is that the standards and rules can be so varied across territories, that we work with five or six ratings agencies and each one has different 'hot buttons'."

He went on to explain: "In one place nudity is a big deal but violence is fine, and in another place drugs are a problem but nudity is fine.

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Gazman3306d ago

Wow makes you wonder which country to import from, I live in Australia and our censorship laws would have to be up there in the worse around.

UNCyrus3306d ago

Aussie's are the only ones with an "edited" version of the game. As for the rest of us, we'll have the same generic international version that is pleasing to all censorship bureaus.

mindedone3306d ago

Is always a no-no for nudity. GO VIOLENCE!

Panthers3306d ago

Yup. Seeing a head explode isnt nearly as bad as seeing a pair of boobies.

Bryla843306d ago

There should be an R rating, as I want to play the game as it was intended!. Im gunna have to import this one.

tplarkin73306d ago

Just make a game that has no fighting or hot babes.

spandexxking3306d ago

that game already sounds like its gonna suck! jk :)

tplarkin73306d ago

It's a game where your go around grabbing people by the hand and taking a nice, peaceful walk.

(By the way, if Denis Dyack had his way, the government would be the sole source of funding for development, and this is the type of game we would get.)

DA_SHREDDER3306d ago

First they stopped making the games that made them famous. Now they are crying about not being able to cuss in any of their games? They never had a problem with that before. WTF? Since when has a Bestheda game been known to have lots of vulgar language,, true gamers dont care.

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