Tuesday, March 10, 2009

NIMF Unhappy With MadWorld On The Wii

The National Institute On Media And The Family has issued a statement about the release of MadWorld on the Nintendo Wii.

The statement goes as follows...

“The release of MadWorld for the Wii brings violent videogames to a once family-friendly platform,” said Dr. David Walsh, president of the National Institute on Media and the Family. “In MadWorld, gamers use the Wii Remote to make the necessary physical actions to chainsaw an opponent in half, impale an enemy with a signpost or decapitate a victim with a golf club. MadWorld is another reminder that parents need to make sure they watch what their kids watch and play what their kids play. In the past, the Wii has successfully sold itself as being the gaming console for the entire family and a way to bring family-game nights back into people’s living rooms. Unfortunately, Nintendo opened its doors to the violent videogame genre. The National Institute on Media and the Family hopes that Nintendo does not lose sight of its initial audience and continues to offer quality, family-friendly games.”


The biggest things to note here are that...
A) Nintendo did not devlop MadWorld in any way, they allowed it on the platform, but otherwise had no say over what exactly happened in the game.
B) Apparently Manhunt 2 went unnoticed by NIMF, because that game not only warranted an A from the ESRB, but was subsuquently banned from many other countries...MadWorld had nothing of this sort, and earned the M rating right off the bat.

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