The Saboteur will bypass AO rating by day 1 DLC Patch

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#1 Posted by CoheedFavorHouse (753 posts) -

 http://gamephile.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/the-saboteur-will-bypass-ao-rating-by-releasing-day-1-dlc-patch/

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#2 Posted by Weltal (2304 posts) -

Uhh, sense when do boobs = AO rating?

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#3 Posted by AjayRaz (12813 posts) -

wow, quite a strange patch, but hey, free nudity.  

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#4 Posted by jakob187 (22938 posts) -

Quite interesting.  Can they actually get away with that?

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#5 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -
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#6 Posted by CoheedFavorHouse (753 posts) -
@eroticfishcake:  thanks bro. i never quite figured out how to do that.
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#7 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
"Linkified. "


 
 
 
Oh hell yeah-oh..oh-ohhh right :(
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#8 Posted by Jeffsekai (7159 posts) -

Im sorry but how is this differnt than Youtube spam threads? Theres no orginal commentary and the link isnt even hyperlinked.

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#9 Posted by fisher81 (573 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" @eroticfishcake said:
"Linkified. "


No Caption Provided
 Oh hell yeah-oh..oh-ohhh right :( "
this 
 
@Jeffsekai said:
" Im sorry but how is this differnt than Youtube spam threads? Theres no orginal commentary and the link isnt even hyperlinked. "
Not this
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#10 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -
@CoheedFavorHouse: No problem. For future reference, just copy the link, then highlight a piece of text that you want to use as the hyperlink. Then click on the link button (it looks like a chain) on the toolbar and then paste the link into the URL box and then click "Create Link". Hope that's understable.
 
@Abyssfull: I shall proceed to slap you with a salmon for that.
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#11 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -
@eroticfishcake:
But its not even Good Friday! =O
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#12 Posted by CoheedFavorHouse (753 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" @CoheedFavorHouse: No problem. For future reference, just copy the link, then highlight a piece of text that you want to use as the hyperlink. Then click on the link button (it looks like a chain) on the toolbar and then paste the link into the URL box and then click "Create Link". Hope that's understable.
 
@Abyssfull: I shall proceed to slap you with a salmon for that. "
Scorephoria
 
Did I get it?
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#13 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -
@CoheedFavorHouse: Seems so. :D
 
@Abyssfull: I can't remember what Good Friday means but that's not going to stop me. EVER.
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#14 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -
@eroticfishcake:
Fair enough, your a man with determination. I respect that. Slap away. T_T
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#15 Posted by Bubahula (2224 posts) -

since when do tits get you an AO rating?
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#16 Edited by Rockanomics (1187 posts) -

Both God of War games had a bunch of full on tittays. No AO.

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#17 Posted by StaticFalconar (4918 posts) -

WWith Pandemic going under, they have nothing to lose so why not try this shit out.

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#18 Posted by RiddleBrother (521 posts) -

Unless the "additional hiding space" is the inside a woman's vagina, I don't think it qualifies as AO content.

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#19 Posted by Jeff (5599 posts) -

Yeah, the ESRB doesn't work that way. Downloads aren't allowed to alter the rating of a product.

Staff
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#20 Posted by CounterShock (436 posts) -

Breasts don't warrant an AO rating. The Godfather 2 came out this year and had them too and it was M.

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#21 Posted by nanikore (2755 posts) -
@Jeff: Do they rate DLC?
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#22 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

Funnily enough, the site now reflects Jeff's above comments in its statement. This thread was obviously seen by the author, as it should be. Even if it does have tits that will definitely not change it to anything close to an AO rating. Godfather II, God of War, and others have had it with no problems. It is a sad day when two breasts cause a game to be unable to be sold at retailers....

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#23 Posted by pause422 (6331 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" @Jeff: Do they rate DLC? "
It would receive the same rating regardless of the content DLC gets, games cannot change their rating with DLC under any circumstance.
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#24 Posted by septim (787 posts) -

This isn't to avoid getting an AO. This is to try and screw over the used market with the one time use code. They probably realized once everyone realized how shitty their last few games were they turned around and pawned them off. I guess they want to prevent that from happening again.

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#25 Posted by nanikore (2755 posts) -
@pause422: I know that. What I'm wondering is if they rate DLC content.
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#26 Edited by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -

boobs don't make for AO rateings
god of war 1, 2, mostly likely 3 the psp one 
godfather 2 
conan 
heavy rain 
all have boobs and are just M

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#27 Posted by Apathylad (3234 posts) -

I think it's a bit early to say whether or not the DLC content is "AO worthy". I mean, sure, the article mentions nudity, but other than that it is difficult to say how explicit the material is. I wonder if this will mean we will start getting 'uncensored & uncut' patches with a new Manhunt or GTA.

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#28 Posted by pause422 (6331 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" @pause422: I know that. What I'm wondering is if they rate DLC content. "
It will receive the same rating as the game no matter what I believe. I think I have seen DLC before not rated at all, and rated the same exact rating as whatever rating the game its for gets..so maybe its not a must, but if it does receive a rating, it will be M just like the game.
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#29 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -

DLC can't be higher than the game 
hence you can't put M rated songs into rockband

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#30 Posted by Damian (1521 posts) -
  Patricia Vance said:  
" If a game [developer] submits a game to us and it gets a teen rating and then wants to add downloadable content to that game in the future, which is obviously happening a lot today, they have to keep the content in the downloadable product consistent with the core rating. It can't go out of bounds "
" If it [the downloadable] does [require altering the original product], then obviously the rating will have to change. " -MTV
 
 The linked article suggests that DLC could potentially change a game's rating. It would just need re-branding, a la San Andreas. So I guess it would then be a completely different SKU, and therefor a different game (as far as the ESRB is concerned). But the question is, would the DLC be expandable to the original SKU of the game? Because I can see Rockstar (or someone else with crazy balls) exploiting that loophole to release an AO game.
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#31 Posted by dbz1995 (4962 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" DLC can't be higher than the game  hence you can't put M rated songs into rockband "
Good. I was just thinking if you could put fucking mechanisms within Little Big Planet.
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#32 Posted by nanikore (2755 posts) -
@pause422: So they could release a DLC for Petz Horse Club that adds raping and murdering and it will still be E for everyone?
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#33 Posted by iAmJohn (6239 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" @pause422: So they could release a DLC for Petz Horse Club that adds raping and murdering and it will still be E for everyone? "
No.  Then the ESRB would rerate the game to accommodate the DLC.
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#34 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@dbz1995 said:
" @trophyhunter said:
" DLC can't be higher than the game  hence you can't put M rated songs into rockband "
Good. I was just thinking if you could put fucking mechanisms within Little Big Planet. "
^__~
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#35 Posted by pause422 (6331 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" @nanikore said:
" @pause422: So they could release a DLC for Petz Horse Club that adds raping and murdering and it will still be E for everyone? "
No.  Then the ESRB would rerate the game to accommodate the DLC. "
Except its not allowed at all as far as I know. If someone were to do something like that, they simply wouldnt allow them to release it at all. It has to be the same rating as the game.
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#36 Posted by iAmJohn (6239 posts) -
@pause422 said:
" Except its not allowed at all as far as I know. If someone were to do something like that, they simply wouldnt allow them to release it at all. It has to be the same rating as the game. "
I'm not sure about that.  The wording makes it sound like they'll allow it, but it will not only lead to the game being re-rated, but the publisher will be fined for essentially lying to the ESRB about the content in the game.
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#37 Posted by Alexander (1760 posts) -
@jakob187: That's what I'm wondering, surely if the content is DLC then it would be rated AO. I didn't think MS or Sony allow for AO content over their online services...
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#38 Posted by natetodamax (19466 posts) -

You can see this in the Quick Look

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#39 Posted by regularassmilk (1693 posts) -

Last time I checked, tits don't warrant an Adults Only rating.

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#40 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6421 posts) -
@RiddleBrother said:
"Unless the "additional hiding space" is the inside a woman's vagina, I don't think it qualifies as AO content. "

that should be M too but Americans are prude so.....
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#41 Posted by Rockanomics (1187 posts) -
@RHCPfan24 said:
" Funnily enough, the site now reflects Jeff's above comments in its statement. This thread was obviously seen by the author, as it should be. Even if it does have tits that will definitely not change it to anything close to an AO rating. Godfather II, God of War, and others have had it with no problems. It is a sad day when two breasts cause a game to be unable to be sold at retailers.... "
What about 3 breasts?
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#42 Posted by JazGalaxy (1638 posts) -
@regularassmilk said:
" Last time I checked, tits don't warrant an Adults Only rating. "
ugh. 
 
Once again, the ESRB does not run off a checklist of objectionable material. There is no "breasts = xyz rating" 
 
Content, context, time of the instance, and interactivity are all taken into account.
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#43 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -
@Rockanomics: I hope that qualifies for E10+...
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#44 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (5010 posts) -
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#45 Posted by Claude (16651 posts) -

If that's the case, I want my Fable 3 to have some intercourse with my partner. Damn, that bitch wanted sex all the fucking time. This could open quite a few holes. Fuck yeah, let's fill those holes.

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#46 Posted by Gunner (4398 posts) -
@Bubahula said:
" since when do tits get you an AO rating? "
since soccer moms decided that their children should be exposed to killing nazi's and commie's, but not boobs.
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#47 Posted by iHaxedAllReconCodez (150 posts) -

Thats a little redicioulus that DLC can change the rating of a game. I think that there should be some warning for the DLC but not changing the game rating. Looks like a great game, can't wait to get it and play!

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