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Re: Live Lucy Bradshow Interview, Animated Blood CONFIRMED+more.
« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2008, 01:27:15 pm »
I'd be happy with the blood level in the 2005 video. It'd make carnivores that much more awesome. Still, given the look of Spore, it may end up detracting a bit...
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« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2008, 01:31:19 pm »
Probably make little kids vomit and have nightmares, more like...  : )

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« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2008, 07:53:26 pm »
Probably make little kids vomit and have nightmares, more like...  : )
If the kid is that little and psychologically fragile, he or she certainly shouldn't be allowed access to any computer game I can think of or the internet at all. Or any television that can show to any news channel, animal planet, or a myriad of other channels. Or a pet of any kind. Or allowed into the public school system.

Admittedly, I have never met a child that easily distressed.

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« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2008, 08:10:54 pm »
Really?  You think almost all kids could handle watching a chicken get its head cut off or a goat get its throat cut, both normal things on a farm, except which we really do not see?   TV doesn't show that much, and they do have that rating system ya know, which should preclude most of it.   I'm talking 12-14 yos, not 18 year olds...  And kid includes girls, who'll be checking out the game because its from Sims maker Maxis.

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« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2008, 08:37:13 pm »
I may just be setting fire to the tinderbox here but are you saying that girls can't handle things as well as boys?
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« Reply #65 on: August 27, 2008, 08:55:32 pm »
Sure I'm saying that, girls are weak creatures...   Just kidding.   Or am I?

Actually, I think for the same age, a typical teen girl is less likely to be interested in gratuitous gore and blood, and more likely to be put off by that in a game, which means the '05 version of graphics in a game may have made it not palatable to them.   The violence and gore in the current one is by cartoon-y characters and more cute than not, so it isn't likely to be an issue.   Not being interested may well be a sign of higher intelligence, ya know...  : )


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« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2008, 09:08:35 pm »
a typical teen girl is less likely to be interested in gratuitous gore and blood, and more likely to be put off by that in a game, which means the '05 version of graphics in a game may have made it not palatable to them.


I agree with the first point. Being a teen girl myself, I can tell you that insane amounts of realistic blood and gore does indeed turn me off a game. However, with me, we're talking Gears of War II ammounts of blood/gore or more.

Alien blood I'm not too concerned with. Decapitation? Meh...

The '05 graphics looked absolutely fine to me, but then again, that's my opinion. They probably got rid of it in the up-close creature stage so as not to worry parents. :P

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Re: Live Lucy Bradshow Interview, Animated Blood CONFIRMED+more.
« Reply #67 on: August 28, 2008, 01:43:10 am »
Really?  You think almost all kids could handle watching a chicken get its head cut off or a goat get its throat cut, both normal things on a farm, except which we really do not see?   TV doesn't show that much, and they do have that rating system ya know, which should preclude most of it.   I'm talking 12-14 yos, not 18 year olds...  And kid includes girls, who'll be checking out the game because its from Sims maker Maxis.

When I was roughly 5 years old we had a farm visit in my kindergarden. They decapitated a chicken, and all most of us did was was laugh at it running around without a head. I believe the girls were all like "GROSS!" but still kinda giggling. Later we cooked soup on the feet.
I remember it to this day eventhough it was such an early experience, but I mostly remember laughing and thinking it was totally icky to handle the chopped off feet.
I think kids are being protected more than ever, and quite often unnecessarily.
On the other hand when I was 9ish I saw "Aliens" and had nightmares for weeks!
A splash of blood when you kill a cartoon kirby is unlikely to traumatise kids over 10 beyond repair in my oppinion.
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« Reply #68 on: August 28, 2008, 03:02:44 am »
A splash of blood when you kill a cartoon kirby is unlikely to traumatise kids over 10 beyond repair in my oppinion.

But the issue isn't what will traumatize kids. It's what the parents councils will get up in arms about, and cause a huge media circus about. Look at Mass Effect. The 'sex scene' in it was pretty much like anything you could see on TV, which really isn't all that much. One person heard about it second-hand and made a stink, and suddenly it was graphic interactive pornography.

A game like Spore does not need that kind of controversy. It may be unavoidable, but they should at least attempt to avoid it.

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« Reply #69 on: August 28, 2008, 03:16:23 am »
A game like Spore does not need that kind of controversy. It may be unavoidable, but they should at least attempt to avoid it.

I would say actually that Spore has a good chance of avoiding it, purely from how it is marketed and who it's marketed towards. And I still don't think a small splash of cartoon blood such as seen in WoW will create an uproar, and the problem for Mass Effect was that the only ones who played it were, well, gamers. (that whole thing was so amusing though, particularly the point where she had to appologise for what she said, and that she'd now seen the game and could see it was nothing like what she'd claimed ^^)
Spore is likely to be more mainstream and as such it will be harder for fearmongers to get a foothold because a lot of regular joes will be able to argue against it - if it succeeds in its goal of universal appeal.

At the end of the day it wont break the game to the point of unplayability that there is no blood, it's just an annoyance. I'm just tired of uninformed idiots dictating what I play by screaming crusade at the sight of a nipple or a drop of pixellated blood.

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« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2008, 03:42:07 am »
No you got it all wrong. Contreversy sells games, sells lots of games. Look at GTA IV, the more contravercial stuff they put in it the better it sells.

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« Reply #71 on: August 28, 2008, 04:05:51 am »
No you got it all wrong. Contreversy sells games, sells lots of games. Look at GTA IV, the more contravercial stuff they put in it the better it sells.

Publicity sells games. And the kind of publicity which that kind of controversy generates is not likely to sell more games within Spores target audience.