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Jackass of the Week: John Beyer

From a story in The Daily Mail on MadWorld, an upcoming violent game for Wii:

John Beyer, director of Mediawatch-uk, said: “This game sounds very unsavoury.

‘I hope the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) will view this with concern and decide it should not be granted a classification. Without that it cannot be marketed in Britain. What the rest of world does is up to them. We need to ensure that modern and civilized values take priority rather than killing and maiming people.”

I have problems enough with mandatory rating labels of any sort for games or movies. But hoping for a game not to be rated at all and therefore unmarketable? Despicable.

Thursday, 14 August 2008