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ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby computerfan0 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:21 am

Discuss video game rating systems here!
I have a question. Why is New Super Mario Bros. rated PEGI 12??? :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby PixelPest » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:08 am

Rated that way due to gambling.

I find something oddly fascinating about video game (and movie) content ratings

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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby OlieGamerTV » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:13 pm

Oooh yeah, the gambling minigame... its dumb, its not promoting anything harmful. so why they gave it a Pegi 12, idk
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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby PixelPest » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:22 pm

OlieGamerTV wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Oooh yeah, the gambling minigame... its dumb, its not promoting anything harmful. so why they gave it a Pegi 12, idk
Just playing gambling games in general is considered harmful

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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby OlieGamerTV » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:03 pm

PixelPest wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:22 pm
OlieGamerTV wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Oooh yeah, the gambling minigame... its dumb, its not promoting anything harmful. so why they gave it a Pegi 12, idk
Just playing gambling games in general is considered harmful
fair point, I never really had NSMB, only Mario Kart DS and SM64DS (which is where it came from)
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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby computerfan0 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:41 am

OlieGamerTV wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:03 pm
PixelPest wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:22 pm
OlieGamerTV wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Oooh yeah, the gambling minigame... its dumb, its not promoting anything harmful. so why they gave it a Pegi 12, idk
Just playing gambling games in general is considered harmful
fair point, I never really had NSMB, only Mario Kart DS and SM64DS (which is where it came from)
PixelPest, you must have never played it. Context needs to be taken into account, and if Luigi is in it, it should be fine.
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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby User199X » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:00 pm

So, a gambling minigame using fictional currency is wrong, but loot boxes using real money is fine? Logic is weird.
And I know they're banning loot boxes in other countries, but still.

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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby Electriking » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:13 pm

User199X wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:00 pm
So, a gambling minigame using fictional currency is wrong, but loot boxes using real money is fine? Logic is weird.
And I know they're banning loot boxes in other countries, but still.
Loot Boxes aren't considered gambling by most video game companies and age rating companies (although it is changing, so games should get better).
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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby PixelPest » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:30 pm

computerfan0 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:41 am
OlieGamerTV wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:03 pm
PixelPest wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:22 pm


Just playing gambling games in general is considered harmful
fair point, I never really had NSMB, only Mario Kart DS and SM64DS (which is where it came from)
PixelPest, you must have never played it. Context needs to be taken into account, and if Luigi is in it, it should be fine.
I have played it. Probably one of my favourite minigames. Context plays a relatively insignificant role in film and game ratings.
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:00 pm
So, a gambling minigame using fictional currency is wrong, but loot boxes using real money is fine? Logic is weird.
And I know they're banning loot boxes in other countries, but still.
The idea that gambling is considered more mature is due to its addictive nature and that it can foster dangerous habits even from a fictional setting

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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby FireyPaperMario » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:18 am

User199X wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:00 pm
So, a gambling minigame using fictional currency is wrong, but loot boxes using real money is fine? Logic is weird.
My god, what have our gaming community come to this all of a sudden?!? I want out

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Re: ESRB/PEGI discussion thread

Postby Electriking » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:57 am

FireyPaperMario wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:18 am
User199X wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:00 pm
So, a gambling minigame using fictional currency is wrong, but loot boxes using real money is fine? Logic is weird.
My god, what have our game companies come to this all of a sudden?!? I want out
FTFY, there is no problem with the gaming community.
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