GTA IV Rated “M For Mature” By ESRB

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2008
By MishoM | 20th Mar 2008 at 02:31 GMT in GTA IV | 8 Comments

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With only nearly a month to go before we’re all holding our copies of GTA IV, the game has today finally received its rating from the ESRB. GTA IV will be rated “M for Mature” in the United States, for “Partial nudity, strong language, strong sexual content, use of drugs and alcohol, blood, and intense violence.” This obviously means the game is just about compete, and that the chances of a last minute delay are getting smaller! The game should also receive its rating from other groups around the world soon, so stay tuned!
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badgerov 20th March, 2008 @ 02:33 - Permalink
Gotta say....I didn't see that coming. :rolleyes:

Glad it avoided an AO rating.
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WRX22B1998 20th March, 2008 @ 02:54 - Permalink
Hopefully it gets rated in Aus, the highest they will give is MA15+ so if it were adults only suitable, they would refuse to classify. so that could mean no gta4 for aus
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tilly 20th March, 2008 @ 04:30 - Permalink
How is "intense violence" any worse than than regular violence?

Is it like, "IM GUNNA KILL YOU TWICE!"
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GTA Don 20th March, 2008 @ 09:07 - Permalink
I think they mean "I'MA CHOP YA BALLS OFF", kinda intense violence. I can picture at the end of the fourth trailer, the guy going "Rated M for Mature", heh.
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Chris 20th March, 2008 @ 11:27 - Permalink

How is "intense violence" any worse than than regular violence?

I would look at it like this:

violence: having a fight with someone
intense violence: blowing someone's head off with a shotgun and then maybe dumping the body somewhere.
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MarkD1990 20th March, 2008 @ 11:35 - Permalink

Hopefully it gets rated in Aus, the highest they will give is MA15+ so if it were adults only suitable, they would refuse to classify. so that could mean no gta4 for aus


They've already rated in australia its MA15+ that was said months ago if I remember right.

Plus hopefully BBFC gives it a rating soon
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blindklb 20th March, 2008 @ 14:43 - Permalink
i wonder what kind of partial nudity there will be, i thought that would be AO.
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Artur 20th March, 2008 @ 17:04 - Permalink
Lol, who didn't see this one coming. :P

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