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The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has just sent word that the rating assigned to Bethesda's and 2K Games' The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has been changed from T (Teen 13+) to M (Mature 17+). "The content causing the ESRB to change the rating involves more detailed depictions of blood and gore than were considered in the original rating, as well as the presence of a locked-out art file or 'skin' that, if accessed through a third party modification to the PC version of the game, allows the user to play with topless versions of female characters," said the ESRB in a release.
http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/fe...id=12604&rp=49

That is surprising. I didnt know the "nudie" skins were built into the game and were simply unlocked by the mod. Not as bad as the GTA:SA incident I guess, but it might not be good for sales. Morrowind had the nudie patch too did it not? What happened there?

I wonder if they will ship an edited version to get the Teen rating back now?
    
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Pretty surprising but they have to think of the younge gamers regardless..This is why this has happend, Releasing a toned down version is unlikely i think.
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I was actually pretty surprised that TES 4 managed to get a teen rating with how gory some of things in the game are. I guess the standards are just always going down.
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Originally Posted by Ravener
http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/fe...id=12604&rp=49

That is surprising. I didnt know the "nudie" skins were built into the game and were simply unlocked by the mod. Not as bad as the GTA:SA incident I guess, but it might not be good for sales. Morrowind had the nudie patch too did it not? What happened there?

I wonder if they will ship an edited version to get the Teen rating back now?
It deserves it, IMO. I haven't played a lot and I've already been solicited by prostitutes, murdered people, broken out of jail, etc.
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I think the whole ERSB rating system is a joke anyway. When I was unable to get a game in my younger years I would just ask someone to go in and buy the game for me. Sure some people said "No" but most just laughed and did it. Second off, if parents truely want to get a "feel" of how graphic a game is... spend some time with your kids instead of trying to make more of 'em and you'll find out how violent a game is. Then you can lay down the law when the nudie patch is on the screen!

EDIT:Oblivion does deserve a M rating however as some of the things you can do in the game is... well I agree with sccr64472.
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wow i have put a lot of hours in this game and i have yet to see a hooker.. i wonder what mod that guy is playing.. as for the esrb.. piss on em is my feeling the day i got carded for a video game i snapped on the lady sure i could of just handed her my id and let her see im well into my twentys but its obserd do i look 12 no.. dont card me becuase a game says teen.. and who really pays attention to esrb.. hell thats just a way to tell me if a game is descent or not.. i know one thing playing on xbox live let me know really fast that parents dont look at that.. there are just as many 9 year old gamers playing matur games online then there are parents enforcing these ratings.. i have yet to find an aspect of this game that warrents anything higher then an E for everyone because no one should be denied a good game
    
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Oblivion is certainly not a kids game. Plus an M rating adds to the overall "coolness factor" of the game
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wow i have put a lot of hours in this game and i have yet to see a hooker.. i wonder what mod that guy is playing..
It's not a mod, it's a mission. The prostitutes invite you to their farmhouse for some "company" and ask you to take your clothes off. When you refuse, they attack you. (you have no option to disrobe)
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you should have the option! little oblivion p0rn0 lol, OMG HERE COMES THE GOBLIN!!!!
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post #10 of 35
Nuded that is it...I guess with all these young kids playing games.
But I think the gta:sa was some funny
    
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