kuroineko wrote:So how come every online game isn't rated Adults Only? Who do the pure and innocent little babies cry to when there is written and/or verbal communication with vile subhumans? Should I send a message via PSN to all the usernames I see (oh no what if I find their name offensive?) and cuss them out there to get my jollies instead of by mangling my senators and maps? Of course not, I'd get banned.
And yeah, I also love how they crippled the map making system in order to prevent people from writing words out with tiles. I hope they realized a lot of people were let down when they couldn't design their own maps how they wanted, but could only put down O's and +'s that can't even overlap on blank tiles. The kind of content they want to restrict would A) Be downloaded/played very rarely, B) Be rated very poorly, C) Reported and deleted, or D) All of the above, so scrapping all the good valid fun is a useless sacrifice.
Most games with online play don't have user-made content, and PSN names are already moderated by Sony themselves, thus preventing abuse of that system. The games with user-made content are quite heavily moderated, which is what allows them to be the low ratings they are (like Little Big Planet), and NISA can't afford to moderate everything themselves, so they had to make cuts in order to get released with a T rating. It's also worth noting that the edits that were made to these systems wasn't the fault of NISA OR Sony, (and that's been said multiple times in an official capacity as well), so complaining about it here isn't going to change a thing. If want things to change, take it up with the ones responsible.
kuroineko wrote:But aughh, you're all brushing off the fact that characters are called "bitch" several times in the main story dialogue, and the random names include gems like "Whore," "Death Satan," sexual remarks and genitalia references. If someone is going to be offended, it's not going to be from seeing my Alraune named "Strawberry Muffins" (oh no what if they're allergic?!)
You're missing the point, the content currently in the game falls under a T rating without going over it, thus it's fine for that to be there, but with user-made content it can get significantly worse and go into the realms of higher ratings. You can't make a 'selective filter' that only removes stuff that would be contravening a T rating and leave everything else, it doesn't work like that.
Also, maybe you've been playing a different game to me, but I'm pretty sure the game's content is not nearly as bad as you're making it out to be, not to mention that religious references are no way near as frowned upon as they used to be.