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This topic contains 10 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  lk_ 11 years, 11 months ago.

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  • #4911

    ian_hannigan
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    “graffiti sim” angers Moral Police…

    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=62311

  • #28607

    Ronny
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    I’ve yet to see the game, so I can’t comment on it’s content. One thing though… what’s wrong with graffiti artists? It’s great if the game encourages kids to take it up and participate in tournaments. They’re not necessarily going to start vandalising walls just because of it.

  • #28610

    ian_hannigan
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  • #28819

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    More trouble for Ecko’s game!

    Atari accused of encouraging vandalism…AGAIN!
    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=14028

  • #28820

    omen
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    what’s wrong with graffiti artists?[/quote:402d648c62]
    Only the fact the the majority of them od graffiti in an illegal manner…painting on private property.

  • #28821

    dillon
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    i wonder will all of this affect mtv movies decision to make a movie based on the game?

  • #28823

    Ronny
    Participant

    what’s wrong with graffiti artists?[/quote:9eb030d488]
    Only the fact the the majority of them od graffiti in an illegal manner…painting on private property.[/quote:9eb030d488]
    Then that’s a matter for government to sort out. Tony Blair has announced his new ‘Respect’ policy. We’ll see how that goes. The point is that we can’t ban something because some people who do it do so illegally. We need to get to the route of WHY they do it. Most probably because they don’t have the facilities in their community to do it legally.

  • #28824

    omen
    Participant

    And yet, I am assuming the game promotes it. Thus the game is promoting an illegal activity that it common-place and easily accessible. Its promoting an illegal activity as fun. Thats where the problem lies.
    Got nothing to do with the government policies.

  • #28829

    gizmo
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    Wasnt Jet Set Radio on the Dreamcast and later XBox the same idea? Never heard boo about that though…

  • #28845

    omen
    Participant

    Wasnt Jet Set Radio on the Dreamcast and later XBox the same idea? Never heard boo about that though…[/quote:f4a2926a63]

    Wasn’t that in an era where people didn’t care about games as a serious media :)

  • #28846

    lk_
    Participant

    Wasn’t that in an era where people didn’t care about games as a serious media :)[/quote:43ea532ab5]

    More like wasnt that in an era where there were other stories with better shock value to ram down the throats of the general public.

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