Hatred Earns AO Rating

Controversial isometric shooter Hatred is being rated AO (Adults Only) in the U.S. reports Polygon, saying they have confirmed this with the ESRB. AO ratings are very unusual, and this case seems even more so, as the rating was apparently prompted by the game's language and violence, while the AO rating is typically triggered by sexual content. "Well, I'm not quite convinced why Hatred got AO rating while it lacks any sexual content, but it's still some kind of achievement to have the second game in history getting AO rating for violence and harsh language only. Even if this violence isn't really that bad and this harsh language isn't overused," writes one of the developers on their registration-required forums. "I would prefer to get a standard M+ rating, because with AO we will have problems to to get to consoles in the future, but on the other hand I think you guys (our fans) would be disappointed with it."
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siapnar wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 15:36:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:21:
then where does it stop.
Here. It stops with this game and rape simulators. And pupping torturing simulators. Draw a line for once.

Why do video games get lines where movies and books don't?

See I want sex in games, but for some reasons it is tip toeing at best.

Movies and books have no problems with sex.

You draw a line here, it easily goes into games you most likely will enjoy, there is a lawyer ready to argue your pixel killing is as bad as the banned one.

I'm all for, if you don't like it don't buy it. I'm good if you say why you don't like it. I'm not a fan in saying "this should be banned, because you don't like it", we all want freedom, we don't want a dictator, but comments like those are dictatorial in nature. I don't like, want banned.

And I am one that totally has no problem with understanding the difference between real and fantasy.

Oh well.
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