Fallout 3: not going AO

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, May 15, 2007.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    In this thread on the BGS forum, Matt Grandstaff explains a bit about Fallout 3's intended rating:<blockquote>As with Oblivion, when we set out a to release a game, we're looking to put out the game we want to put out. We let the ESRB make the decisions on what it should be rated.

    That said, no, we probably wouldn't be going for the AO crowd</blockquote>Pete Hines has noted before that they intend to go M.

    Link: thread on BGS forum.

    Spotted on DaC.
     
  2. Kahgan

    Kahgan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 25, 2003
    well Fallout was M rated...
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Yip, it's hardly a shocker. AO is not really a rating that's viable or useful for any game.
     
  4. taxacaria

    taxacaria It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 18, 2005
    They're going to make a teenie game to get a bigger audience, and when the ESRB says T, they'll say "Good news! We intended to make an M game, but ESRB has been generous."
    And for the same reason the official Fallout 3 forum is 13+.
    To develope an AO game no next gen is required - the target audience has pcs usually. So no surprise.
     
  5. NCR_Ranger

    NCR_Ranger It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 11, 2003
    I don't really think anyone expected an AO rating. An M rating is all I personally ever expected. I can totally understand not wanting to get an AO rating. That would pretty much mean instant sales death.

    As for the teen rating comment above, I highly doubt we'll see that. I think that's just unfounded pessimism. One would have to try very hard to not get an M rating in a Fallout game. The setting/theme almost demands it even.
     
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I am no expert in the rating things of other lands.. so... what does AO mean? Bad, really bad or damn, this is like shooting teletubbies?
     
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Adult Only. Pretty rare. Animated sex scenes, rape, terrorism, that kind of thing. Pretty rare, though I'm always unsure of what the current trend in ESBR is, and they might even slap child killing with an AO these days.

    Anyway, from Wikipedia:

     
  8. RUN_LIKE_HELL

    RUN_LIKE_HELL Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 9, 2004
    AO *Giggles with glee*
     
  9. Goweigus

    Goweigus Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 18, 2007
    Hurray for bloody mess! ?

    oh wait, no.... :cry:
     
  10. 10mmCurator

    10mmCurator Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 23, 2007
    I like the game rating M because it makes it more noticable and will sell more. It's like the Parental Advisary label they put on music CDs. CDs that have that label usually sell better than the ones that dont . I'm sure the same is for Games.
     
  11. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    I guess we couldn't expect anything else. I like that they don't think about the rating that much.. Make the game perfecto. pretty important factor

    What?! People buys music because of that? Reference, please! add: Yes I know some might.
     
  12. 10mmCurator

    10mmCurator Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 23, 2007
    I bought Warrant's Chery Pie for that reason alone I never really liked Pop Metal.
    And go to any music store and find an album that has a parental advisory label verson and a radio edit version... Count the number of each and you will find that there are more radio versions and those will have dust on them more often than not. Don't need any references its common sense but I'll look for you.

    EDIT: Many bands or artists sometimes will write a song with loads of cusswords or a lot of sex or violence just to get the label slapped on their record because it makes people pick up the record and look at it. Then they buy it to see why it has the label. American comercialism at its best.
    Reference and citation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_Advisory[/url]
     
  13. Autoduel76

    Autoduel76 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 14, 2007
     
  14. nospaces

    nospaces First time out of the vault

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    May 7, 2006
    they could make a pc only AO version 8)
     
  15. Unkillable Cat

    Unkillable Cat Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 5, 2004
    Or a mod that made the game AO.
     
  16. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    Nude patches for teh win!
     
  17. Nology5890

    Nology5890 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 22, 2006
    Nude patch is probably gonna happen... Too close for people to not exploit it, making Beth regret ever taking the game in a closer perspective than third person... :P