UK watchdog wants Mad World banned

I’ve read some disgusting horsesh*t when it comes to uptight and confused wingnuts who want videogames banned, but rarely do I come across something as ignorant, vulgar and utterly pathetic as this. John Beyer, a media watchdog for some site that I won’t be giving free hits to, is aiming to put pressure on the BBFC to refuse a rating on upcoming Wii brawler Mad World

I hope the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) will view this with concern and decide it should not be granted a classification, essentially making it illegal to sell the title in UK.

Without that it cannot be marketed in Britain. What the rest of world does is up to them. We need to ensure that modern and civilized values take priority rather than killing and maiming people.

The above little rant is easily one of the most appallingly abysmal assessments I’ve ever seen spew out of the anti-games lobby. That grown adults still think the only way to deal with things they don’t like is to outlaw them dismays and frightens me, but never before has such a disturbing mindset been voiced in such an obnoxious and almost gleeful tone. Since when has “modern” values been the restriction of media? That would drag us right back into the Victorian age.

Beyer published this crap in, shockingly, The Daily Mail,  and added that the Wii’s family friendly image will be “spoiled” with the inclusion of Mad World. Apparently it will be a “shame” to add some variety on the Wii and provide entertainment for all ages. I know The Daily Mail is created for and by six year olds, but that doesn’t mean everything else has to be.

I am ashamed to share a country with these wretches.

James Stephanie Sterling