In the face of recent controversy within the gaming industry that's centered around what is or isn't acceptable, Ryan Rigney of SlapStic.com gently reminds readers to consider some things when determining what level of content is or isn't offensive.
pretty good example of what a mature game is by the little pic. shadow of the colossus
Yeah that was a point that I made in the article.
dont worry, Heavy Rain is coming
from the opposite side of the argument. Too often writers in the industry keep saying there needs to be more sex and nudity, but it doesn't really make the games more mature. Dead or Alive is a perfect example of this. More than anything games with adult content detract from the video game medium as something to be taken seriously.
Leave the nudity on the internet. If I'm playing games, I want to play games.
Whew! I was about to rip the author off for perpetuating the favorite media/Jack Thompson myth that "games are only for kids", but I do get his point. To all others wishing to shoot his views down, read this: No way does he says that we should completely remove violence and sex from games, he means that a game can be mature without those!
Excellent article, very well-written.
but they equal pleasure? <.< >.> -.- I like'em feisty. [runs away]
that picture said it all
Ico 3 all day.
An article well written. I'm a bit sick of the controversial articles which have no substance. This is refreshing, easy to understand, and too true.
This was a very thought out and well written article. Kudos to the author for having an open and "mature" mind on the subject. I do still enjoy the sex scenes in the God of War series however. Sue me. Lol.
I completely agree, I hate that a lot of people think that a game can only be mature if it's violent and vulgar. GTA is probably the worst as things like that go although Gears is pretty bad too. SOTC was awesome but a little too short me.
and I couldn't agree more.
I've been telling people this for years. Isn't it funny how the games that get the "mature" rating are targeted more for the immature crowd? Most of the time, sex, language, and violence are completely unnecessary and attract the attention of 13-year old boys. It makes them feel more mature to be playing games that are supposed to be for adults. I don't mind sex, language, and violence as long as they're not too over-the-top, and I agree that they don't equal maturity.
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