Oh dear, The Daily Mail has found out about MadWorld
Posted by Anthony Dickens
British newspaper attacks violent "MadWorld" a good nine months before it's even released!
A new computer game tipped to be the most violent ever is being released exclusively on the so-called 'family friendly' Wii console. Nintendo will dramatically transform Wii's image with the release of ultra violent video game MadWorld which, 'revolves around the themes of brutality and exhilaration', according to its creators.
The article goes on to suggest that the game, published by SEGA, will single-handily remove the "family" image of the Wii. This comes as typical "oh-my-god-that-game-is-violent-the-devil-made-it" crap the video games industry has had to suffer in the past 10 years.
John Beyer, director of Mediawatch-uk, said: 'This game sounds very unsavoury. 'I hope the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) will view this with concern and decide it should not be granted a classification.
I'm sorry, but this is no more unsavoury than alot of other adult video games or movies, I don't remember all this fuss when Sin City came out, one of the influences for the game. Not classifying the game is like removing my choice to play/watch what I want, we call that censorship. Surely an adult like myself in a democratic country should have the right to be trusted to understand the difference between entertainment and real life. I guess not.
MadWorld will no doubt receive a deserved 18 rating by the BBFC which means only people over 18 can buy the game, the same as any other form of media such as movies, so what's the difference? Surely it'll be more a problem for all the parents that buy their younger kids violent games are at fault, the same ones that let them watch East Enders and let their kid turn out into a no hoper.
C'mon, classification is fine but censorship by newspaper is a joke - or are we magically in Beijing all of a sudden?