Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Varying censorship rules are "frustrating" - Hines

According to Games Industry Biz

Pete Hines, Bethesda's product manager for Fallout 3, has expressed frustration at the varying censorship rules in different parts of the world, and that while the company makes its games in its own way, it's always mindful of the issues it will face with subjects such as violence, drug references and nudity.

"The frustrating thing for us is that the standards and rules can be so varied across territories, that we work with five or six ratings agencies and each one has different 'hot buttons'," he told CVG.

"In one place nudity is a big deal but violence is fine, and in another place drugs are a problem but nudity is fine. I guess that's the way of the world - not every country is the same. You're not aiming at one target, you're aiming at six different ones, worrying about how each one will feel about different things.

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posted by Bob Bain

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, I'm importing your game. Kind off hoping I don't get the $100 000 fine for illegally importing material. Maybe customs have something else to be looking for like guns and drugs rather than my copy of a video game.