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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Jan 16, 2015, 19:48
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 16, 2015, 19:48
Jan 16, 2015, 19:48
 
I love how, in the US, having sex is the ultimate evil whereas slaughtering children only shows maturity.
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Jan 16, 2015, 20:02
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Jan 16, 2015, 20:02
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 19:48:
I love how, in the US, having sex is the ultimate evil whereas slaughtering children only shows maturity.

Heh, came to say the same thing.

Pixelated sex = adults only!
Pixelated murder = kids okay!
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Jan 16, 2015, 21:34
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Jan 16, 2015, 21:34
 
I wonder what the Australian-equivalent to an American AO rating would be if such a thing were to exist.
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Jan 16, 2015, 22:56
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 16, 2015, 22:56
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These devs are real pieces of shit. I hope this comes back to bite them in the ass in every way, shape, and form possible.
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 16, 2015, 23:11
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 16, 2015, 23:11
Jan 16, 2015, 23:11
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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.

One website called "Hatred" a genocide simulator.

Doesn't this remind you of what happened in France last week? http://www.destructivecreations.pl/img/screens/s5.jpg

Here's a police officer being executed http://www.destructivecreations.pl/img/screens/s2.jpg

And these are the sick bastards who are responsible for creating this game http://www.destructivecreations.pl/img/team.jpg

This comment was edited on Jan 16, 2015, 23:31.
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 16, 2015, 23:12
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Jan 16, 2015, 23:12
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Wallshadows wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 21:34:
I wonder what the Australian-equivalent to an American AO rating would be if such a thing were to exist.

Rated NOPE
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 16, 2015, 23:13
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Jan 16, 2015, 23:13
 
coming out of lurk mode for this huh
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 16, 2015, 23:28
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Jan 16, 2015, 23:28
 
Sounds like Robocop in the 80s. Got multiple X ratings when the movie didn't have much sexual scenes but rather for it's ultra violence.

Not much different here!
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 17, 2015, 00:24
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 00:24
Jan 17, 2015, 00:24
 
An X-rated Robocop sounds interesting.

Deploying robo-DONG!

Just hope he doesn't get a BSOD...
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Jan 17, 2015, 00:29
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SirKnight wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 00:24:
An X-rated Robocop sounds interesting.

Deploying robo-DONG!

Just hope he doesn't get a BSOD...


The unrated cut is out there. I have it on a criterion dvd.


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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 17, 2015, 00:33
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Jan 17, 2015, 00:33
 
Really shows how clueless the devs are when they seem puzzled at the AO rating.

We all know how useless rating are, kids will be playing this.
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 17, 2015, 00:44
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 00:44
Jan 17, 2015, 00:44
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You all need to go back to sucking Jack Thompson's dick and stop pretending you haven't murdered zillions of pixel people over the years with very thin pretenses of justification. Including innocent pixel people and cop pixel people.

Suddenly some people make a game that doesn't attempt to justify or make excuses for it's "protagonist" and everyone is offended. Check your hypocrisy.
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Jan 17, 2015, 00:51
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Jan 17, 2015, 00:51
 
NKD wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 00:44:
You all need to go back to sucking Jack Thompson's dick and stop pretending you haven't murdered zillions of pixel people over the years with very thin pretenses of justification. Including innocent pixel people and cop pixel people.

Suddenly some people make a game that doesn't attempt to justify or make excuses for it's "protagonist" and everyone is offended. Check your hypocrisy.

What? People are hypocrites? News at 11
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 17, 2015, 01:40
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 01:40
Jan 17, 2015, 01:40
 
http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/16/7557639/hatred-esrb-ao-rating
The ESRB confirmed the rating with Polygon, but we're waiting on a comment on the content that lead to the harsh designation. It's indeed rare for a game to receive an AO rating for violence and language and not sexual content, and the rating means that the game would not be able to be published on home consoles, and to date Steam has no AO-rated games for sale on its service.

Thank goodness. Well that's the end of that. Moving on. Smoking

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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 17, 2015, 02:14
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Spot on. I give zero shits about this game, but to the people complaining about violence? Really? GTA V? The only diference is that hatred requires you to do it to further the plot, whereas GTA simply allows it.
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Jan 17, 2015, 02:30
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 02:30
Jan 17, 2015, 02:30
 
nin wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 00:29:
SirKnight wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 00:24:
An X-rated Robocop sounds interesting.

Deploying robo-DONG!

Just hope he doesn't get a BSOD...


The unrated cut is out there. I have it on a criterion dvd.



Verhoven does love his over the top violence. It's part of what makes Starship Troopers worth watching.

I hate our current culture where most movies have to be PG 13 to get greenlit.
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 17, 2015, 02:41
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Cpmartins wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 02:14:
Spot on. I give zero shits about this game, but to the people complaining about violence? Really? GTA V? The only diference is that hatred requires you to do it to further the plot, whereas GTA simply allows it.

I would say that's a pretty big difference. Also, the main goal of GTA isn't murder. With Hatred, that's all there is. Hell, Mario let's you curbstomp anthropomorphised turtles. Mario = Hatred. There's no difference.
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Jan 17, 2015, 06:33
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Jan 17, 2015, 06:33
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 23:11:
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.

One website called "Hatred" a genocide simulator.

Doesn't this remind you of what happened in France last week? http://www.destructivecreations.pl/img/screens/s5.jpg

Here's a police officer being executed http://www.destructivecreations.pl/img/screens/s2.jpg

And these are the sick bastards who are responsible for creating this game http://www.destructivecreations.pl/img/team.jpg

Are you suggesting they did it after playing Hatred?
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Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating
Jan 17, 2015, 09:40
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Jan 17, 2015, 09:40
 
NKD wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 00:44:
You all need to go back to sucking Jack Thompson's dick and stop pretending you haven't murdered zillions of pixel people over the years with very thin pretenses of justification. Including innocent pixel people and cop pixel people.

Suddenly some people make a game that doesn't attempt to justify or make excuses for it's "protagonist" and everyone is offended. Check your hypocrisy.

Huge difference between this game and others. Go watch some of the videos and you might become better informed. Yes, some of the shooters have pushed the line lately, but this one crosses it so far as to be highly notable.
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Jan 17, 2015, 10:35
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Which line is that?
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