Skyrim Gets 15 Rating in UK

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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.
You saying we can get some hot Mudcrab action going in Skyrim?

Awesome!
Sizzle Montyjing said:
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.
Also its raining
 

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Lol, well in America, you have to be 18 or older to get Oblivion, so...

Quit yer whinin' kids!
 

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This is nothing but good news; unless the alternative was that it'd be an 18 rated game. Fuck watering content down in order to not upset the wickle kiddies.
 

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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.
sarcasm? and BBFC doesnt have AO, it has 18.

OT: i'm going to ignore the legal loophole that lets you buy the game for someone under age if you can buy it yourself.
i guessed it would. Fable 2 got a Mature (fucking australian copy) which i think is the equivalent of a 15.
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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.
we're monkey-people. and its fictional. and you dont even see it. and they're humanoid, which means they arent 'beasts'. it see this as like saying 'you cant fuck him/her, theyre black/white/asian'

and if you only get married to breed, then how come infertile couples get married?
 

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Jesus Christ people, the whole 'bestiality' thing hasn't even been confirmed yet, and now you're already wining about it like it's the only thing you can think about.

Besides, since it is rated 15, I am going ahead and say that the whole 'marriage' thing means a player owned house will contain one extra soulless NPC.
 

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I don't see why this is a big deal. Fallout 3 had an 18 BBFC rating, and there are plans to make PEGI ratings (which currently work like ESRB as an advisory service) enforceable in the UK, so if anything it would have gotten an 18 or 16 from them and been even less widely available, so whatever.
 

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Thanks for the "news". There realy must be nothing to report on. So lets try a cheap shot and complain about skyrim getting the same rating as oblivion! What is there to get upset about? Oh it has been rated for violence which btw is more graphical than in oblivion despite what the author in the articel claims. Wait did he not point it out himself why it is more graphical and why it is justified to say it depicts violent more than oblivion? Why than do I feel like the author wants to evoke a feeling of anger in me about the "damn gouverment" messing with "our games"?
 

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My Skyrim mods will make it XXX-rated. I had a great time flying a hot naked chick around on a dragon in Oblivion; Now as for my NPC slave/whore store. A very lucrative business model if the consoles would wise up with what the crowd wants for DLC.
 
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zehydra said:
Lol, well in America, you have to be 18 or older to get Oblivion, so...

Quit yer whinin' kids!
17 or older, actually.

OT: So it might be a bit more violent than Oblivion, but not overly so. Works for me. And all I have to say about the "bestiality" comments is that furries are not into bestiality, for the most part. Stop demonizing us. It's really fucking annoying. -_-*
 

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Not really a surprise there. And no-one really cares about age ratings here anyway.
The only thing that annoys me about Skyrim is that the release date is too friggin' far away!
 

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Also, Pirates and riotters don't have age restrictions! :)
Neither do people who buy things of the internet.

The age ratings are COMPLETELY POINTLESS.

And here is why... [http://www.amazon.co.uk/]

This is a completely pointless article. What's tomorow escapist?

"SKYRIM WILL HAVE SWORDS IN IT!!"
 

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I don't really get why there are debates about bestiality and furies here. Mass Effect was a 12 and had sex scenes with aliens in it. Is it even confirmed that there will be sex scenes in Skyrim, I thought it was just the ability to get married.

Anyway, this isn't very surprising. I would of expected an 18 rating but I guess fantasy violence is taken less seriously than gun violence in video games.
 

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Sober Thal said:
TestECull said:
Sober Thal said:
mad825 said:
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.
The British Broadcast Film Classification is a bureaucratic censor board, they ban any content containing any form of bestiality and sexual violence. They fact they haven't banned it means there's no bestiality.

Dude you need to clam down. To kill your logic, we are animals.
Calm down? Okay, we are all animals, so bestiality doesn't exist, great logic there. Fur, scales, and human skin are all the same. Warm blood, cold blood, eggs, fetus, who's counting? There's a saying about things being a certain color on the inside... I won't say it, cause that's fucking sick too when mentioned in this context.

I guess you, and all the people who fight for these kinds of rights, are in the clear. I'm just a dude that finds these types of things disgusting. I guess me saying that is wrong.

Sorry to all you people out there who find this type of thing acceptable.

: P

/sarcasm.... you really killed my logic on this one! You animal!
You would have an argument if there was actually bestiality in the game. There isn't. The closest you'll get is furry/anthro, which again isn't bestiality.


It's a non-issue. You're getting offended by absolutely fucking nothing.
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.
Was it wrong in Mass Effect when you can have interspecies relationships?
They are non-humans just like in TES universe.

Hell, what about Avatar?
 

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At least it's not determined by a bunch of bible-thumpers like the ESRB. How they ever suckered the indsutry into going by their inane standards, I'll never understand.

Then again, I'm not convinced the BBFC isn't just as bad.
 

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Sober Thal said:
SirBryghtside said:
Sober Thal said:
John Connor M said:
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.

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

It possess a question to what was said before. It's not trying to sound 'intelligent'. Not sure why you thought that... lol

The point tho: I never said it was forcing you to commit bestiality, it just condones it, and that is sick.
Saying having intercourse with sapient (not sentient) humanoid animals is condoning bestiality is as logical as saying that saying having sex with consenting adults is promoting paedophilia.

Now can we please stop this discussion?
NO!

Are you trying to say monkeys/chimps/apes are not sapient humanoid animals, and if you have sex with them it isn't bestiality?

Can't primates be wise too?
There's also plenty of violence in games but you don't see kids EVERYWHERE going around slashing people up and attacking them, just as children aren't going to start fucking animals just because some fake creatures in a game which don't even exist in real life are possible for marriage in a game. Seriously, get the hell over it and stop worrying.
 

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Patrick Young said:
wow really fallout was 18 in england wow it was Ma 15+ in aus
Well, as i like to think of it, if a game that has you blowing someones head into meaty chunks in slow-mo then desecrating that chump by sawing off the other bits of his headless cadaver doesn't get an 18, i fail to see what can.

Sometimes, you do have to agree with the age ratings they give games.
 

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SmashLovesTitanQuest 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.
Kiardras said:
Meh, it'll be modded far and beyond an "R" rating or 18 within a month anyway. I still nightmares about the screenshots on TESNexus showing full on Argonion on Kajit sex *shudders*
Im not even going to get into a frankly ridiculous argument on whether or not Skyrim promotes bestiality, but do you two really think Skyrim will actually show an argonian getting it on with a redguard bondage style?

Im telling you right now, its gonna look like this:

Have sex? Y/N
Y
Use protection? Y/N
N
*loading screen*
You have contracted an STD.

At least I hope so....
Of course not. But you've obviously never played, or seen it on PC. There are sex mods for Oblivion/Fallout within weeks, nay, days of it being released. So the rating is purely academic, as 90% of PC players will have better body mods installed anyway, and 90% of perverts will have the sex mods installed as well.

Heck, if they like watching lizard people going down on Cat people, then thats their fetish :) Personally I'd stick to the elven maidens...... /jk
 

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Right... so the Escapist is reporting that the BBFC rating on the box will swap the word "moderate" for the word "strong". Wow, that's a real scoop there guys, keep up the good work on informing us of the latest exciting and important news in the world of videogaming.