Neoseeker : News : ESRB censors Dead Island boxart due to hanged corpse
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Agua Mar 21, 11
game looks to be amazing
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DemonFowl Mar 21, 11
Aww, that hanged person made it look pretty cool :S
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oni_hero Mar 21, 11
So it's ok for hanging people to be all throughout the game in fully rendered 3D, but god forbid there be a 2D render in the box art! Not to mention the trailer showed a girl being killed then eating her father and being tossed out a window.
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omnious Mar 22, 11
quote oni_hero
So it's ok for hanging people to be all throughout the game in fully rendered 3D, but god forbid there be a 2D render in the box art! Not to mention the trailer showed a girl being killed then eating her father and being tossed out a window.
dont think thats the point, if your too young to buy the game or watch the trailers (which under-age people will no doubt do, but ESRB think we live in some magical utopia where if it says 18 and ur not u immediately run to your parents to make the bad thing go away...) then you wont know about the horrific trailer and... well essentially everything about the game, and having a hanged man on the box might scare or cause offence to people
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George2 Mar 22, 11
At least they didn't ruin the cover, still looks cool.
They could of just changed it to a red "i" but didn't
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chaotic Mar 22, 11
Oh but it's okay for Left 4 Dead to have a half-eaten hand, Dead Space to have a dismembered arm and Dead Rising to have blood and graphically disfigured zombies, but a little cartoony hanged man is cesnored? Excellent work, ESRB.

Little kids see stuff like that all the time, too. Worse, even, like guns and explosives in cartoons. Hell, if they've ever played Hangman they've seen just as bad. :/
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VeGiTAX2 Mar 22, 11
Had no idea the Apple App Store approval team moonlighted for the ESRB as well.
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Faust Mar 22, 11
I wonder if the folks in the ESRB have ever watched cartoons? Some of the shit that Roadrunner and Coyote do to each other is far more sadistic than the cover of this box. That goes doubly so for Tom and Jerry. Jesus Christ.

Have they never played hangman? Ever?
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Fatal Error Mar 23, 11
quote chaotic
Oh but it's okay for Left 4 Dead to have a half-eaten hand, Dead Space to have a dismembered arm and Dead Rising to have blood and graphically disfigured zombies, but a little cartoony hanged man is cesnored? Excellent work, ESRB.

Little kids see stuff like that all the time, too. Worse, even, like guns and explosives in cartoons. Hell, if they've ever played Hangman they've seen just as bad. :/
Actually the Left 4 Dead cover was censored in some countries, not sure about the US though.
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Mario_1 Apr 10, 11
It was stupid to begin with. A hanging has absolutely nothin' to do with zombies.
OK, so maybe some poor sap got infected and decided to hang himself to prevent getting loose and harming others. But it's quite a stretch no matter how ya look at it.
Also, hanging from a palm tree is freakin' ridiculous.
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