PS4 Games TOO VIOLENT?

Game News: PS4 Games TOO VIOLENT?

Online outrage strikes again! Sony treated gamers to a ton of trailers earlier this week thanks to their conference at Paris Games Week -- but not everyone was pleased with some of the more mature subject matter on display. PlayStation is now responding to those complaints directly.

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  • honkysachmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Noah

    2 weeks ago

    I'm pretty sure when they say "18 rated" they mean pegi 18 which I believe is equivalent to an M rating on ESRB scale? 

    • ben-ramlackhan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

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  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

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  • nickmoney07 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Graphic material in trailers for movies are tagged with Red Band Trailer and noted before to warn for what is coming. When you just say here is it without warning and some may have bad experience with torture or rape or like Geoff back when Dead Island announcement trailer n 2011, it was uncomfortable and couldn't handle it due to personal experiences. So maybe they should have shown a cut down version and released an extended version online with the graphic material in it for those interested but put a warning message of what is to come with it. 

  • woard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    The only stuff I saw about TLoU trailer was people being mad that the violence was against women, witch always bugs me.  I genuinely wonder if that trailer had featured a man getting his arm broken if people would have been just as outraged.  


    As for the trailer itself, I wonder if this was meant to show off some aspects of the multiplayer, if it was about the campaign it looks like we will get to see more than just Joel and Ellie's story.  Either way I'm excited.

  • RiverRunning

    2 weeks ago

    So the first time I watched this video I didn't get to watch the video I was just kicked from this page to the most recent New Game+ episode... something weird happened with the ad stuff??

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold doesn't get breaks.

    2 weeks ago

    In contrast to EA it seems, Sony is letting people make games their way. Too bad that Sony doesn't "get" Star Wars - they don't seem to understand it very well (which is a little ironic given Lucas' supposed influences - though take what Lucas says with a grain of salt when a few people, including Harrison Ford, have outright contradicted him). If they could have been hands-off with Visceral, we might have seen the more unsavory side of Star Wars. ...but no. EA exclusively holds all the Star Wars Cards. (This time, it is a deliberate Battlefront II pun.)


    That said, trailers are also a warning. Now, you know what you're getting yourself into.


    That also said, there was a time (several times actually) where marketing was "This is a game your mom won't want you to play." Taboo sells... especially to kids. 18+ doesn't mean anything (which was a controversy several times in the past, too - but that's on parents). Kids want to get to do all the things only adults get to do (or what they think adults do) or what adults won't let them do. Marketing violence that gets people upset and saying "we don't want that for our kids" gets kids interested even more. With games being the babysitter (and, in some cases, the carrot or stick), parents won't think twice about this if they haven't seen the trailers or are more interested in the pacifier - a very disturbing trend.


    So, it's a smart move from a marketing standpoint. The more outrage, the better because the more attention to the adult content which sells. (Look how Dragon Age: Origins marketed. Dragons, gore, and sex. Sounds familiar.)