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News Prime Minister to study new rules for games

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 5 Sep 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    not good news altho to be honest if they start banning games ill just start to download them from the US i know im not going to kill anyone or hang around on street corners so F@@|< them
     
  3. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Sheesh.

    Seems games are a good scapegoat again. Why am I not surprised? But then, games don't have big lobby groups like music and movies to pressure politicians into allowing 'xyz whatever'.
     
  4. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    would be interesting to see what copyright laws would say to that...

    since a legal purchase would be impossible the actual damage for the industry would be 0...
     
  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    so what happened now? another teenager shot someone 2 years after he played Manhunt, and he had a copy of the game in his bedroom?
     
  6. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    Welcome to the nanny state.... :(

    Mr Gordon Brown has been reading the Daily Mail too much me thinks :wallbash:
     
  7. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    If all he means by that is adult games are only advertised after the watershed and actually legally enforcing the age rating on games i don't think we have much to worry about.
     
  8. AngelOfRage

    AngelOfRage Member

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    Yet children/teens can log on to the internet and look at all sorts of violent/pornographic stuff, it's called the world wide web.

    I'm not going to list sites, but i've seen some pretty horrendus stuff on the internet and all with no way of blocking minors.
     
  9. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    have you ever seen bit-tech.net!

    Holy cow! There is **** on there that you wouldn't like anyone to see!
     
  10. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    true...

    all the links to articles about politicians trying to ban games can make even the strongest man sick

    /sarcasm off ohh.. wait.. i didnt even mean it as sarcasm
     
  11. whisperwolf

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    Instead of reporting the sensationalist Daily Mirror story, perhaps you should have looked at his entire speech

    bbc

    No mention of banning anything, more that he is setting up citizen's jurys to discuss with the population the concerns of the population

    Stop reporting like a tabloid rag it gets annoying :p
     
  12. steveo_mcg

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    You've read the tit-tech haiku thread then :jawdrop:
     
  13. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    I have to agree with whisperwolf here, reporting the facts would be much more desirable.
     
  14. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    I think stopping kids buying 18 rated games is a good idea, I didnt even know they could at the moment.
     
  15. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    the shops make money by selling the products.. so everyone can buy the stuff...

    its the same as with alcohol, cigarettes, porn... the shops say there are almost no controls, so they just sell it.
     
  16. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    ^ I can remember it being difficult to buy 18-rated games when I was younger. I went to almost every shop in my town to find one that would let me buy GTAIII when it first came out (thankyou Virgin :D).

    Seriously, there isn't any problem with the system at the moment. The BBFC do a good job. If the kids get hold of the inappropriate games, then it's because the parents bought it for them.
     
  17. cjoyce1980

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    sod new rules, i'm an adult and i can make my own choices, i dont need a fat **** to tell me what games i can and cant play! i'm sure that the donkey would not even know what a xbox360, wii or ps was, even if the git sat on it.

    i wish he would go and have some sex!!! he needs something to do other that piss a load of gamers off. first the tories, now labour, me thinks lib debs might be a better vote this time around, if they still exist!
     
  18. otispunkmeyer

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    yeah i love how utterly pointless those Enter or Exit screens are. if you are 18 and over you may enter, under 18 please press exit, umm yeah like anyones gonna press exit

    and the ones that ask for your DOB, those are even worse, you can pretend your 54 or something.
     
  19. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    It's more of a liability/legal requirement thing so that they can say they weren't providing porn to minors, as for all intents and purposes, they thought stated they were an adult.
     
  20. Tyr

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    If he wants to complain about kids getting their hands on inappropriate material in games he should be examining parents. A lot of games are designed for adults, a huge number of games really.

    It is not easy for kids to get their hands on higher age rated games on the high street. Most of the time they have to do it via their parents, in which case it is the responsibility of the parent to find out what they are getting.

    You wouldn't go out and buy a porn film for your 8 year old because he asked for it, why would you get an 18 rated game with heavy violence and sexual content?

    It is bloody stupid.
     
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