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    Multiple censorship laws "frustrating"

    In an interview with CVG, product manager Pete Hines (he's now been listed as product manager, brand manager and VP of public relations, quite a multi-tasker) talks about the difficulties of dealing with censorship laws.
    He went on to explain: "In one place nudity is a big deal but violence is fine, and in another place drugs are a problem but nudity is fine.

    "I guess that's the way of the world - not every country is the same. You're not aiming at one target, you're aiming at six different ones, worrying about how each one will feel about different things," he added.

    But Hines insists that this doesn't effect initial development decisions. "We just go through and make the game that we want to make," he said. "We have our eyes wide open, mindful of the things that could be flagged up and how we're going to resolve them if that becomes a problem."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVG
    But Hines insists that this doesn't effect initial development decisions. "We just go through and make the game that we want to make," he said. "We have our eyes wide open, mindful of the things that could be flagged up and how we're going to resolve them if that becomes a problem."
    Good to hear.

    And I understand their frustration, but it is what it is. The less censorship the better, tho'

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    Yeah just raise the rating and let the parents decide if that is appropriate or not for their children, people make too much of a fuss about this but in the end it's the parents decision.

    Unless the government goes overboard and do like the australians or germans did, censorship is always stupid in games, i hope Bethesda don't cut their products like Interplay did with the children in the originals.

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    Nudity in FO3? Hmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JESUS
    i hope Bethesda don't cut their products like Interplay did with the children in the originals.
    Not an issue. I was under the impression that Bethesda had pretty much nixxed killable kids from day 1. Invincible toddlers = immersion.

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    Yeah actually they did worse BS implemented there own brand of censorship from the design table.
    I was talking about the countries censorship though, but yes your point is true and sad.
    This children issue still don't get into some thick skulls, people still think out there we wanna be able to burn children down in games, it's the opposite, at least for me, it's about being careful and not hitting them. In case you do you will suffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JESUS
    Yeah actually they did worse BS implemented there own brand of censorship from the design table.
    I was talking about the countries censorship though, but yes your point is true and sad.
    This children issue still don't get into some thick skulls, people still think out there we wanna be able to burn children down in games, it's the opposite, at least for me, it's about being careful and not hitting them. In case you do you will suffer.
    Same here.

    Tycho never had problem with it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by JESUS
    Yeah actually they did worse BS implemented there own brand of censorship from the design table.
    I was talking about the countries censorship though, but yes your point is true and sad.
    This children issue still don't get into some thick skulls, people still think out there we wanna be able to burn children down in games, it's the opposite, at least for me, it's about being careful and not hitting them. In case you do you will suffer.
    Most politicians think that we are like retarded children and that they need to think and decide for us, being the only ones who know what is good for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dutch Ghost
    Quote Originally Posted by JESUS
    Yeah actually they did worse BS implemented there own brand of censorship from the design table.
    I was talking about the countries censorship though, but yes your point is true and sad.
    This children issue still don't get into some thick skulls, people still think out there we wanna be able to burn children down in games, it's the opposite, at least for me, it's about being careful and not hitting them. In case you do you will suffer.
    Most politicians think that we are like retarded children and that they need to think and decide for us, being the only ones who know what is good for us.
    Problem is a couple people like that exists and mess everything up for everybody else.

    I remember getting a lecture in school about some kid did 4 states away did(Tossed a bowling ball of a bridge and killed some folks) saying I shouldn't watch certain TV show.

    O and Mortal Kombat was goning to make me kill 50 people at the mall of America.

    Goofy Goofy Joel Lieberman. *shakes head*

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    Sure it wouldn't be that hard to build a game with this in mind. When ever you add something that could be offensive then you build parallel versions into separate modules at the same time. When you create a version for a given country then just need to set what modules to use. Plus it would be nice and easy for people to hack

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    And here I was thinking Bethesda was aiming for WalMart.

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