Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


BBFC critcizes sex and swearing in videogames, uses unbelievable logic


1:00 PM on 02.27.2009
BBFC critcizes sex and swearing in videogames, uses unbelievable logic photo



The British Board of Film Classification, that smug and faceless organization that controls Britain's media viewing and is still fighting for sole rights to rate videogames, has warned Sky News that sexual content in videogames is on the rise.

"On the whole, sexual activity in games is nowhere near as common as violence, but it is becoming more common," said board member Sue Clark. This follows research which states that 74% of British parents want an independent review board to rate games, while 79% of them believe games can affect the minds of children. 

Clark also raised the issue of swearing as a concern, using one of the most amazingly backward pieces of logic I've ever read: "If you've got a film with one (swear word) in it, you'll hear that word once, but in a game you can go back and play that bit again and again."

Yes, you read that correctly. In videogames, you can go and replay sections with swearing, but in movies, you can't! Apparently, Ms. Clark has never heard of the "rewind" function, and DVD scene selection is a completely alien concept to her. I am actually astounded that she tried to use that logic in an argument to suggest videogame swearing is worse than movies. 

If Ms. Clark doesn't even understand how DVDs work, I've got to wonder if she's in the right line of business.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Sex

2:00 AM on 02.12.2015
Looks like PlayStation 4 owners search for more BDSM porn than the Xbox One crowd

Hey caller. My name's Brittany Vagnificent, and for only $2.99 per nanosecond, I'll tell you all about the ridiculous marketing nonsense behind the cinematic atrocity Fifty Shades of Grey and how it somehow relates to BDSM p...more



10:00 PM on 02.01.2015
The Witcher 3 team recorded 16 hours of motion capture for sex scenes

Do sex scenes in videogames ever arouse you or do they just look like two action figures rubbing their crotches together? Or both? If you're said "yes" or "both" to those questions then you're in luck. The upcoming action RP...more



11:59 PM on 12.31.2014
Person offers to 'show boobs' for Captain Falcon or Pit amiibo

Depending on your time zone, this may be your final Destructoid post of 2014. If the doomsday predictions of 2012 come true two years late and this is the final thing you ever read, then I'm sorry, and you're welcome.  A...more



View all Sex






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more