3 US retailers not carrying Acclaims BMX XXX

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MikeAlletto, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2000
    Messages:
    2,369
    Likes Received:
    0
    http://www.forbes.com/technology/new...rtr750508.html
    Walmart, Toys R Us, and KB Toys aren't going to carry it and they say that Best Buy is going to sell a censored version.
    Anyone else feel Acclaim made a stunt racing game extremely controversial because they are having financial difficulties and hope that the violence and sex sells for them?
     
  2. Josh Lowe

    Josh Lowe Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    0
    are any of those retailers not going to sell GTA:Vice City?

    Hypocrisy.
     
  3. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2001
    Messages:
    2,324
    Likes Received:
    0
    Seems to be double standards as I bet they all will sell GTA: VC.
     
  4. Jean-Michel

    Jean-Michel Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    0
    You just know that Acclaim was praying for this to happen. In any event I would like to say I support this move and sincerely hope that these three retailers will continue to expand upon their new "no crappy games" policy.
     
  5. George See

    George See Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2002
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    0
    That means I prolly won't be able to rent it at BB with all the hoopla surrounding this game I'd like to check it out. But i'm not gonna purchase it. I go with Tony Hawk for my extreme sports fix.
     
  6. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 1999
    Messages:
    2,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is a definite difference between GTA3 & BMX XXX.

    America has always preferred to expose children to violence over sex. Therefore, it's somehow OK to impose this type of double-standard in our wacked out society.
     
  7. Chris Flynn

    Chris Flynn Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 28, 1999
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  8. Michael St. Clair

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    6,001
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's OK to fuck a hooker then kill her for her money and her crack.

    But a topless woman riding a bike and saying naughty words? That is depraved!

    Sometimes I am ashamed of our society.
     
  9. Sean Moon

    Sean Moon Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2001
    Messages:
    2,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    We're not going to carry any software with any vulgarity or nudity -- we're just not going to do it," Wal-Mart spokesman Tom Williams told Reuters.

    I love that quote, seeing as how I can go to WalMart and buy GTA III, with its vulgarity intact in it. I just dont get people.
     
  10. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2000
    Messages:
    2,369
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  11. Paul_Fisher

    Paul_Fisher Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,219
    Likes Received:
    1
     
  12. Jean-Michel

    Jean-Michel Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  13. Dave E H

    Dave E H Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is anyone really surprised? It'll be carried by places like EBGames & Gamestop, but I really don't think this will slow sales any. Anyone (old enough) who wants it will be able to get it I'd think. THose under 18 will still be able to get it, but it will be more difficult.

    Ahh - glad to see our archaic puritanical value system here is still intact.
     
  14. Keith M.

    Keith M. Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 1999
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    0
    I personally applaud Acclaim...

    Im so sick of all this politically correct bullshit. This country needs to grow up and quit being so uptight about everything. Its a frickin game, nothing more. If you are offended, too bad, dont buy it
     
  15. Jeff_Standley

    Jeff_Standley Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 17, 2002
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    1
    Here we go again.
     
  16. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've never understood this. A game with guns, blood and violence can actually get a "T" rating, but putting in breasts gets you banned? What's wrong with breasts? When was the last time breasts killed anyone, or even hurt anyone? Millions of people die because of guns every year, but I can't remember ever reading about a single breast-related fatality.

    I guess I just can't come to grips with why retailers will find a topless woman "obscene" and not the violence in GTA3 for example.
     
  17. BrianB

    BrianB Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2000
    Messages:
    5,205
    Likes Received:
    1
     
  18. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 1999
    Messages:
    2,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    What about the game itself? Anyone wanna bet how bad it's going to suck? I mean, if it had any redeeming gameplay qualities they wouldn't need to resort to making it controversial in the first place.
     
  19. Jean-Michel

    Jean-Michel Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  20. BrianB

    BrianB Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2000
    Messages:
    5,205
    Likes Received:
    1
     

Share This Page