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May 20th 2013 at 8:48:39 AM •••

I'm confused as to what this trope is. Is it where the developer's tacks on extra violence and sex to boost the rating, or is it any game that creates controversy. I'm asking in particular about Grand Theft Auto, because really, the M-rated content is essential to making GTA what it is. You couldn't remove the content without drastically altering the feel of the game. So does Grand Theft Auto really belong here?

Oct 27th 2011 at 9:53:56 PM •••

The trope image should be an example of a comparison of both Prince Of Persia Sands Of Time and Warrior Within box art

Aug 24th 2011 at 2:18:19 PM •••

I should make a Game that has epic Music, Gameplay, Graphics, and Story, but nothing a BABY couldn't see without nightmare, then ask ESRB to make rated "M" as a take that to all you idiots out there who think M games are better then E games!!!

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Sep 29th 2012 at 8:42:14 PM •••

I agree with Scardoll. What are you trying to say? Both M rated games and E rated games can be enjoyable. It's not as black and white as you think it is. If you think all E rated games are better than M rated games, then you are no better than those who think all M rated games are better than E rated games.

Nov 14th 2010 at 3:21:09 PM •••

Why is Halo not here? It had next to no reason to be rated M before Reach.

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Jun 22nd 2012 at 10:40:56 AM •••

...First of all, don't ask "Why is Halo not here?" Just put in in. "Why is X not here?" is a redundant phrase that accomplishes nothing.

Second, Halo Combat Evolved got an M rating slapped on it as soon as pictures of the Flood combat forms were shown to the ESRB. Are you somehow surprised that the gruesome zombies with mutilated bodies that you can dismember (And such delightful scenes like the Master Chief punching through Keys' face) deserved an M rating?

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Jul 5th 2010 at 9:36:50 PM •••

The Oblivion example seems a little... odd. I was convinced that the M rating was (at least partly) due to the Dark Brotherhood questline, which near the end has a scene where the skinned corpse of a major character is hanging upside down from the ceiling. (Not to mention the whole point of the questline is to, you know, murder people.)

But the example says that it originally had a T rating until someone discovered that the developers programmed in female character's breasts before covering them up with clothing, which seems an utterly stupid reason in comparison. So I'm going to have to demand a source for it or I'm taking it out.

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