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"Vice City's 18 Rating"

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Mon 12/01/04 at 18:54
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It strikes me as sad when the Best Game Of The PC (PC GAMER)
Vice City is An 18

it means that kids can't play and enjoy the game and can't have anything recent to set their standards by for what to expect from a game

i'm 14 and lucky that i could get my greasy little mits on this fantastic game, i love it

and it makes me angry when people say that Vice City is a bad influence,
one of the main concerns of parents about Vice City is the sexual and drug related theming, this is unfounded by people who have not actually played the game and therefore don't know what they are talking about

1)prostitutes, for those of you who don't know you can pick up prostitutes in Vice City, OK OK it's morally incorrect but in terms of content you are likely to see more action on that episode of Sesame Street you taped accidentally last week(elmo knows how to push my buttons!)

2)Drugs, and quite frankly who cares? many programs or movies rated 12 or over have some sort of reference to drug use.

so why make the best game of the PC an 18?
It means that anyone under 18 will find it difficult or impossible to play this game properly and will have to wait another 6 years or so to experience it by which time it will probably not be worth buying since it will be so dated and there will be better stuff out there.

A Damn Shame!
Thu 15/01/04 at 21:33
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"Hellfire Stoker"
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Yes, but before you're 18, you can get other people to buy GTA games for you. Or download them, but that's a bit illegal. But I've got all of the GTA games on PC, and I know someone who's got a pirate version of the so-called next GTA. But it's probably fake.
Thu 15/01/04 at 15:49
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"leaf it aaaaht"
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but on the plus side, its one more thing to look forward to for when you turn 18!
Thu 15/01/04 at 11:32
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G-Virus wrote:
> I dont think GTA is violent. For instance, when you shoot of someones
> head,

So shooting off someone's head isn't violent?


it juist disapers and theres a squirt of blood.
However, I
> think the 18 rating comes from the fact there is theft and
> prostitues. But the newspapers make it sound so bad, but its nothign
> really!

There is a difference between violence and gore. Swearing can be considered violent behaviour if said in an aggressive manner. Whereas all this blood and guts stuff is more gore than violence.

Reasons why the GTA series has always retained an 18 rating:

The aim of the games is to commit crime.
Prostitution
Pornography
Stealing cars.
Kicking the crap out of random people, including OAPS.
Killing
Hit and Running
Drugs
And many other gang related crimes.

The ratings aren't there just to spoil the fun of under 18s, they're there to attempt to prevent any minors from copying them or to prevent them from being scared by anything, etc, etc.
Thu 15/01/04 at 10:56
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people just like whinging. when mortal kombat was released it was nearly banned. now when you look at that it's almost laughable.

too many god bothering politically correct types in this world ...
Thu 15/01/04 at 10:53
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"MaSTeR Of DArkNeSs"
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I dont think GTA is violent. For instance, when you shoot of someones head, it juist disapers and theres a squirt of blood. However, I think the 18 rating comes from the fact there is theft and prostitues. But the newspapers make it sound so bad, but its nothign really!
Wed 14/01/04 at 11:01
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I've loved all the GTA games.

I remember there a cheat for the first one that made the characters swear more!

And i just loved the cosworth in the first game!
Wed 14/01/04 at 00:56
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'so why make the best game of the PC an 18?'
Wed 14/01/04 at 00:43
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"Monochromatic"
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FinalFantasyFanatic wrote:
> Haha.
> *Points*
> Loser.
>
> Vice City is a fully justified 18-rating.
> And you forgot the limb-hacking, ped squishing and chainsaw gutting.

the thing is gta's violence is comical without any real gravitas.ive seen 15+ films that have left me more shocked.now, manhunt is different there is a game that truly deserves the 18 rating.
Wed 14/01/04 at 00:33
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Nah
Wed 14/01/04 at 00:33
"I love yo... lamp."
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Or maybe that little known game Half Life.

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