GTA IV Assigned AO Rating by ESRB





The Krooze Nest

Violence “Too Lifelike” Says Ratings Board

Toronto, Canada-In yet another example of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) cracking down of violent content, it was announced today that the board is issuing Rockstar’s upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV the much-maligned AO rating. This comes mere months after the ratings board issued Manhunt 2 (also by Rockstar) the then-unprecedented rating. “This is clearly a personal attack on our company,” said Sam Houser, president of Rockstar, “we were extremely careful [in designing GTA IV] to avoid the things they nailed us for with Manhunt”

The announcement was made at a press conference called by Phil Proctor, Chief Executive and Master-of-Ratings for the ESRB. “The violence depicted in the game, we felt was much too lifelike,” said Proctor. “The realism, the feelings it gives a person… it made me feel [at this point Mr. Proctor’s eyes glazed over and his vocal intonation became noticeably flat] …strange.” The master-rater then stared blankly into air for a prolonged period of time, before walking away from the podium without any further address. The press conference was ended hurriedly without a question and answer segment.

Source: Dissociated press

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14 Responses to “GTA IV Assigned AO Rating by ESRB”

  1. what a FAG!

  2. Silly cunt.


  4. i dont believe this fuckin shit.
    whoever wrote this im going to track you down a crash a plane into your fuckin house.

  5. It must happen for the Wii’s sake and for the ADULT GAMERS going for Xbox 360 & PS3!

  6. GTA IV AO “Adults Only.” NOT MANHUNT 2!!!!

  7. I hope Rockstar completes Grand Theft Auto IV and it receives AO rating!

  8. Wii is for KIDS to play on!

  9. Don’t worry Wii I’ll save you.

  10. I hope Rockstar Toronto helps develop GTA 4!

  11. PSP version of Manhunt 2 is AO Adults Only!

  12. this is all a bunch of bullshit. GTAIV has not yet gotten an official ESRB rating. the rating is still pending. im not saying that the game will not recieve an AO rating, it is possible, but from the looks of the game, I for one think the game will recieve an M rating.

  13. gta iv has to be a cert 18(UK).

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