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News Mass Effect banned in Singapore

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 13 Nov 2007.

  1. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    What the hell... Banned? A game? For what - a goddamn video showing nothing? Maybe they think that the game is too booring and thus save the kids of Singapore the time they otherwise would have spent playing it?

    I have no idea about censorship alltogether, but I've understood them to mainly ban shocking, unsuitable and politically "wrong" stuff. This doesn't seem to fulfil any of those characteristics.

    Shame on you, Singapore.
     
  2. C0nKer

    C0nKer What's a Dremel?

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  3. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    They've already rated it, it's a 12, and TBH from what I saw on that video a 12 rating is fine (incidentally I think this is the first time I think I've seen them slap a rating below a 15 on a game, I didn't think they bothered with anything below that). When I was 12 I watched more shocking material on the likes of Buffy, etc.
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    the BBFC made it a 12? that is very weird....
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Not really. The BBFC is surprisingly sensible and fair.
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Joe: What's your thoughts on ME?
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    What do I think of you? I think you're ginger. :p


    I've not actually had a chance to play Mass Effect yet. I've been far too busy focusing on Crysis for now since we are primarily a PC site. The only time I've touched the final code has been to help Riyad figure out how to use the menus properly. From what I've seen though it looks fantastic, but I think all 3rd person zoomed in RPGs have trouble with scale Cities and so on can't be too big without being overwhelming. I worry that will be true for Mass Effect and I also think that the gameplay is a bit boring.

    If you're (anyone) interested in contributing game reviews to bit-tech by the way then feel free to drop me an email. I'm looking for people I can rely on and there's only so much I can do myself. I can't promise money off the bat, but there's definitely free games a'plenty waiting...
     
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  8. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    If you think "Holy friggin crap this is awesome! *spasm*" is an acceptable contribution then go ahead and send me a copy :p
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I'd be exceptionally interested. Be good practice for my Dissertation...
     
  10. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Same thoughts here. I was completly disapointed when I spent 6 hours buffering on Gamevideo.com and all I got was that. I see people in the street with facial expression like that. Maybe they should wear a bag over their head if they walk around sinagpore or they will get deported lol.
     
  11. Sacred_Templar

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    yea ive seen the vid. its pathetic and it gets me pissed off that stupid singapore banned it over nothing. wats worse is my dad saw the article and i cant get it because they made it sound like a hardcore porn video. they blew the whole thing out off proportion
     
  12. fwalm

    fwalm What's a Dremel?

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    Well i bought it today so I shall give you my poor contribution of either it is ok but I still will give it back when it's done, it's crap or really cool and worthwhle everyone with a 360 buying it. Or I will be nice to you and try and write a proper review.
     
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