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post Mar 20 2008, 02:53 AM
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In a move that will surprise absolutely no one the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) finally gave Grand Theft Auto IV it's rating.

The reasons given for the M rating are:
  • Partial Nudity
  • Strong Language
  • Strong Sexual Content
  • Use of Drugs and Alcohol
  • Blood
  • Intense Violence
With just over a month left to go before the big day they certainly took their time rating this one, which is completly understandable following the 'Hot Coffee' fiasco back in 2005.

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post Mar 20 2008, 03:12 AM
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Well it's no surprise, i think everyone was expecting this rating. Anyhow, that means two good things: 1. The game is very close to being Gold, and it's not a 'T' rating... tongue.gif (That would have been horrible.... lamo.gif )


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post Mar 20 2008, 03:18 AM
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Ha. Partial Nudity.

San Andreas didn't even have Partial Nudity.
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post Mar 20 2008, 03:36 AM
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post Mar 20 2008, 09:01 AM
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any word on Australian rating?????
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post Mar 20 2008, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE(TwoFacedTanner @ Mar 20 2008, 03:18 AM) [snapback]1400429[/snapback]
Ha. Partial Nudity.

San Andreas didn't even have Partial Nudity.


The hot coffee mod didn't have partial nudity because it pretty much showed all didnt it?!



Without a dout this will be 18 Rated in UK.


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post Mar 20 2008, 11:25 AM
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Yea, we had an interview with a worker from the BBFC and we were talking about the banning of Manhunt 2. I just through in the question about GTA IV and he said it's inevitable it will be an 18.


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post Mar 20 2008, 11:37 AM
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Finally we know the game is finished and there is now no chance of another delay--Not that there was anyways, but this is confirmation that there will not be for sure.
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post Mar 20 2008, 11:42 AM
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QUOTE(Roman @ Mar 20 2008, 11:37 AM) [snapback]1400459[/snapback]
Finally we know the game is finished and there is now no chance of another delay--Not that there was anyways, but this is confirmation that there will not be for sure.



Not enitly true. They could simply find a problem with the production of the CD/Box/Packaging. Wouldn't effect the rating of the game but would delay it massivly.


Although i hope i don't jynx it now!

(Month away! i better get my skates on and choose a platform to buy, otherwise i will have the game and no console!)


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post Mar 20 2008, 11:56 AM
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I find it funny how you have a M (17+) rating and then you have an AO (18+) rating.

That's just ridiculous
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post Mar 20 2008, 04:49 PM
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Do you think the PC version ( if it will be relesed) will be edited ?
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post Mar 20 2008, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE(HotRaper @ Mar 20 2008, 12:49 PM) [snapback]1400525[/snapback]
Do you think the PC version ( if it will be relesed) will be edited ?

Why would it be? None of the past GTAs have been unless it was an across the board edit that allpied to all new copies of the game including console versions.


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QUOTE(Mek-Izzle @ Mar 20 2008, 06:56 AM) [snapback]1400465[/snapback]
I find it funny how you have a M (17+) rating and then you have an AO (18+) rating.

That's just ridiculous


Actually I thought it was gonna be rated AO at first.......sure it wouldn't be good but thats what came to mind when I saw the topic title.


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post Mar 20 2008, 05:32 PM
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QUOTE(Mek-Izzle @ Mar 20 2008, 11:56 AM) [snapback]1400465[/snapback]
I find it funny how you have a M (17+) rating and then you have an AO (18+) rating.

That's just ridiculous

What you talking about people change tonnes in one year and then after they are 18 don't change at all for the rest of there life, I thought one knew that. rolleyes.gif

I just love how you can have partial nudity on a game yet it is all just pixels, frigid bastards.


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post Mar 20 2008, 07:16 PM
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QUOTE(Oh When @ Mar 20 2008, 05:01 AM) [snapback]1400452[/snapback]
any word on Australian rating?????


That's been out for quite some time. It was the first if not second to rate.


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post Mar 21 2008, 05:43 AM
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ummm did anyone else notice that its just "blood" no "blood and gore" like in the predecessors?
looks like we'll have to wait till gears of war 2 for the decapitations...


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