Skyrim Gets 15 Rating in UK

Robert Ewing

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Surprisingly low. I am happy for this, at least it's now guaranteed to outsell oblivion pretty much.
 

Mantonio

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Makes sense. How is this news?

Besides, your American 'Rated M for Mature' thing has led to nothing but 8 year olds calling being newish digger maggots all day.
 

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Sober Thal said:
Rex Dark said:
Sober Thal said:
The game condones bestiality... it should be adults only for the rating.

It seems like 'they' were right.... it does lead to these types of sick and disgusting life styles.
What beastiality?
All of the races are sentient.
Well, aside from mudcrabs, rats, wolves... I assume.
Apes/monkeys/chimps are not sentient? Doesn't their sign language say otherwise? Isn't mating with them bestiality?

I could be wrong about this, it's not like I have done first hand research here. I doubt you do either, but you do get what I'm saying, eh?
Firstly stop ending everything with "eh?", it doesn't make you sound intelligent.

Secondly, if you're so offended don't buy the game... even in game it's not like the developer is holding a gun up to your head forcing you to marry a cat/lizard person.

OT: I wouldn't have ever expected it to be an 18 anyway

(also a few people in this thread don't seem to know the meaning of the word sentient)
 

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Sober Thal said:
Rex Dark said:
Sober Thal said:
The game condones bestiality... it should be adults only for the rating.

It seems like 'they' were right.... it does lead to these types of sick and disgusting life styles.
What beastiality?
All of the races are sentient.
Well, aside from mudcrabs, rats, wolves... I assume.
Apes/monkeys/chimps are not sentient? Doesn't their sign language say otherwise? Isn't mating with them bestiality?

I could be wrong about this, it's not like I have done first hand research here. I doubt you do either, but you do get what I'm saying, eh?
Rex Dark is screwing up his argument. He means sapience, not sentience.

Apes, monkeys and chimps do not possess sapience. As I said before:

If it acts human, talks human, moves human, is shaped human and looks human then it's probably human.
If it acts human, talks human, moves human and is shaped human then it's probably a human in a suit.

Khajit and Argonians are just humans in suits. They don't have any unique psychology. Beyond their skin, face and some minor quirky "look! They're different!" features, which don't really effect them in serious meaningful ways, they don't have any unique physiology.
 

Lazy Kitty

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Sober Thal said:
Rex Dark said:
Sober Thal said:
The game condones bestiality... it should be adults only for the rating.

It seems like 'they' were right.... it does lead to these types of sick and disgusting life styles.
What beastiality?
All of the races are sentient.
Well, aside from mudcrabs, rats, wolves... I assume.
Apes/monkeys/chimps are not sentient? Doesn't their sign language say otherwise? Isn't mating with them bestiality?

I could be wrong about this, it's not like I have done first hand research here. I doubt you do either, but you do get what I'm saying, eh?
Of course I didn't research it myself.
I just don't consider humans on anthropomorphic sentients to be beastiality.
 

Sizzle Montyjing

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Sounds about right to me.
What's the big deal?
If you're not old enough, i'm sure you can still get it, many people do, and everyone knows this.

These ratings are just a front, everybody knows that they're paper thin.
I'm 16, near 17 (in december) so i'm completely fine about this.

EDIT: Oh and something just struck me... How the fuck is this news?
I mean, you could report on the fact that it's quite windy in the south of England.
And it is.
 

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Not sure how the ratings work over there, but that seems reasonable. I believe Oblivion got something similar, so this is to be expected.
Sober Thal said:
mad825 said:
Sober Thal said:
The game condones bestiality... it should be adults only for the rating.
Actually,under the BBFC that's enough for the game to get banned in the UK.
I have no idea what the BBFC is supposed to be, but if it also condones bestiality, then it can rot in hell. This kind of sick shit should be prohibited from entertainment industries.

The fact that kids are saying: "Herp derp, it's okay to fuck animals in my video games!" is really disgusting.

Shame on you all.
What are you talking about? Did I miss something?

Shit, and I though I was on top of this stuff.
 

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It's the 'fucking lizard people, cat people, orc people' ect, that I'm talking about. Actually, it's more about the marriage that concerns me. Breeding between the species is kinda fucking wrong.

EDIT: To be honest tho, I do love that line in Brain Candy when they talk about a pig and a bat fucking for the sake of porn... classic.

EDIT 2: So if it can walk and talk, it's okay? What if it can communicate only with sign language? What if it was just a monkey/ape/chimp... is that okay too? lol... what a silly thread this is, what silly thing I am saying!! I still think the idea is fucking gross.
How about we follow the lines of it's a bloody game, you don't like certain things then don't sodding do them.

If you can't get over what they have in the game then don't play it.

Really get sick of people trying to put real life drama into a fucking game.
 

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chstens said:
Really... Honestly? THIS is newsworthy? I mean, honestly. This must be an incredibly slow news day. "THINGS ARE DIFFERENT OUTSIDE THE US!" For the record, Mass Effect got an 18+ in Norway, and it had nothing to do with the "sex scenes", because, frankly, absolutely no-one cares about sex on TV, in video games or in movies, at least not in the same way that "you" do. Oh, and for the record, it's the law here as well.
It's the law that Mass Effect games be 18+ in Norway? I'm not sure if I should denounce that as fiddly or find it awesome that a government made Mass Effect specific legislation ;)
 

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Hungry Donner said:
chstens said:
Really... Honestly? THIS is newsworthy? I mean, honestly. This must be an incredibly slow news day. "THINGS ARE DIFFERENT OUTSIDE THE US!" For the record, Mass Effect got an 18+ in Norway, and it had nothing to do with the "sex scenes", because, frankly, absolutely no-one cares about sex on TV, in video games or in movies, at least not in the same way that "you" do. Oh, and for the record, it's the law here as well.
It's the law that Mass Effect games be 18+ in Norway? I'm not sure if I should denounce that as fiddly or find it awesome that a government made Mass Effect specific legislation ;)
Smartass, you are perfectly aware that I meant the age ratings.
 

Seishisha

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A 15 rating is hardly worth making a thread for, just my opinion mind but honestly i dont care how it gets rated, as for this beastiality nonsense that i've seen popping up in several other threads i honestly think the people spouting this A: generaly have no idea what the term actualy means and B: are only claiming this to try and gain views because its taboo subject, anygame that truely condoend such a thing would be illegal in most contries because there are actual laws preventing the sale of such material, seriously grow up or atleast do some research before you make a fool of yourself.
 

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Fifteen? That seems appropriate. I bought Oblivion with a "M rating" and I had thought about it. It said : " Seriously? Mature?".

I learned that it was for Teens before, but some mods caused an uproar and we got the Mature rating.
 

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I'm not sure if Sober Thal can read:

If there was bestiality in the game it would have been banned in the UK not given a 15 rating.
Also if you have the opinion "games corrupt children" then you're in the wrong place to preach that...

OT : Halo 3 got a 15, and that wasn't even bad. It seems you need to be pretty bad to get an 18 (excessive gore/very adult natured themes etc)
 
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SenseOfTumour said:
As for that, I agree, but unfortunately the US law was kinda tied up in a lot of other stuff, and if it was passed that we could legally enforce age limits, then it strips all gaming of its protection as 'art', and effectively reclassifies it in a category with pornography. (I could be entirely wrong here, feel free to correct me, but that's my understanding of it, I remember it being far more complicated than just 'legal age rating'.)
Actually, having a BBFC rating over here protects games as art. The BBFC (or British Board of Film Classification) clearly sees games alongside films in terms of regulation. Movies and films have long been recognised as an artform, and the BBFC's belief that games fall into the same category is at the very least a vote of confidence. I don't know how rating works over the pond but over here it is just as illegal for a 12 year old to watch a 15 rated film as it is for the same kid to play an 15 rated game. And surely for games to be held up to the same standards as other artforms is what gamers are after.

And say what you like, at least that gives the industry some protection when some fruit-loop decides to go psycho and it's discovered that he once owned a copy of Fuzzy's World of Miniature Space Golf.