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Jack Thompson: The US should learn from the UK

Speaking to MCV, Thompson praised the UK ratings system and claimed that the British Board of Film Classification's (BBFC') decision not to grant Manhunt 2 a rating was the right move. He said that the decsion had sent out a message to critics who feel that the ratings system is too lenient.

"I think it's conventional wisdom that Take 2 and Rockstar have effectively dug their own grave. I also think this is the greatest thing that the industry has ever done to get people like me off their backs."

"The UK does manage ratings much better than the US… You rate a game and you can't sell it to people if it falls in a certain category – in other words the rating actually has a sanction, whereas in this county the rating means nothing."

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bung tickler3476d ago

the only thing we need to learn from britain is how to export unwanted people, like mr. jack, to australia and leave them to die...

Bullseye3476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

they didn't all die! And its GREAT Britain to you, sonny jim! :)

MyNutsYourChin3476d ago (Edited 3476d ago )

I know he means well but he's really not being effective in a positive way. Everything he is doing is undermining the ratings system, limiting the creativity of developers by instilling fear in them, and really pissing off the adult gaming community.

This guy just doesn't have the ability to argue either. I think the only reason he's still influential is because he forces his way in, complains and stamps his feet until he gets his way.

And what the hell is this about, "...The next big thing that’s going to hit is Grand Theft Auto 4..." What? GTA IV is no where close to being Manhunt 2.

Bullseye3476d ago

Recent US presidents anyone.Lets get rid of J.T and er well, er.Who needs checks and balances anyway.

MyNutsYourChin3476d ago

Not in this corrupted political era we live in...

darx3476d ago

Then why doesn't he move to the UK?

Vip3r3476d ago

We have enough tools in this country thank you very much. :)

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