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RRT3 game glorifies trespassing?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by cpickle, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. cpickle

    cpickle Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2002 Messages: 886 Likes Received: 6
    just reading this review of Railroad Tycoon 3 ... anyone played the game?

    ---begin---

    SAFETY FIRST?

    It gives me no great pleasure to start on a critical note, but I feel it is necessary to record my strong disapproval at the opening video sequence in Railroad Tycoon 3. It starts innocently enough with a mouse on top of the rail line, the track shakes, the mouse jumps off and the view pans to a coin which is subsequently flattened by a passing train. A young boy then appears in the scene, picks up the flattened penny and proceeds to run along and across what is represented as a multiple track operational railway line. This lasts for several seconds with the child then entering a locomotive depot where engines are being prepared. A further spell of trespass sees the child arrive on a mainline station, cutting through a hole in the fence in the process.

    As someone who feels strongly that rail software has a vital role to play in getting across the anti-trespass/vandalism, particularly to impressionable youngsters, I am utterly horrified that the QA departments at PopTop, Take 2 Interactive and the parties who gave the game a 3+ rating should have allowed this to remain in the game. It may seem harmless enough, but it sends out completely the wrong message and I just hope for the sake of those involved a child is not injured or killed - in the UK or anywhere else - as a result of having seen this video clip and deciding it is "cool" to go on the railway line.

    The damage is done now but I sincerely hope someone at PopTop or Take 2 ensures steps are taken to ensure this irresponsible video clip is removed from future pressings of the game and arranges to have a printed warning put in existing stock that operational railways are a dangerous place and under no circumstances should anyone attempt to emulate the actions depicted.

    To top it all, the rear box art on the cover for RRT3 shows a "hobo" walking down the track in the centre of the "four foot". Another great advert for rail safety.

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  2. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,162 Likes Received: 37
    :lol: what a panzy...
     
  3. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    ^ agreed...what is that game all about?
     
  4. amish son

    amish son Senior Member

    Joined: May 18, 2003 Messages: 2,149 Likes Received: 0
    i see your point cpickle.
     
  5. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
    I don't think cpickle was the review author. Based on that review I would have to say that.. it looks like a killer game my download should be complete in an hour or two.
     
  6. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

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  7. Rimshot

    Rimshot Member

    Joined: Feb 4, 2003 Messages: 386 Likes Received: 0
    Someone should alert the FCC
     
  8. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

    Joined: Feb 16, 2004 Messages: 15,344 Likes Received: 671
    give me a break!!!!!!!

    this review is a joke...who cares about the danger aspect...ITS A GAME..hahahaha

    what about vice city then, i bet the author hates that.
     
  9. Machine Gun

    Machine Gun Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 3, 2004 Messages: 137 Likes Received: 0
    this is but a video game - you are putting way too much thought into this, and you forget that there are NUMEROUS, WAY MORE INSINUATING moments in video games that advert the wrong kind of actions.
     
  10. cpickle

    cpickle Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2002 Messages: 886 Likes Received: 6
    on the one hand, whatever trainspotter wrote that review should lighten up... on the other, i think it's funny how much the video clip angers him... on the other (third?) hand, if i were a videogame publisher i'd not want to face a parent "My child was killed because he got the idea from your game" blah blah blah our litigous society, feh.
     
  11. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    Pussy hurt much?

    ha ha ha, what a cunt.

    Seriously, there are people that make careers out of getting upset.
     
  12. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    I played that game, it was so great, but if you step on the third rail its game over.
     
  13. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    kids wouldn't be playing a fucking trainspotting game in the first place, only 30 year old anoraks that still live with their mums do.
     
  14. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 431

    yeah really. i am so sick of these "dudly do-right" types. it's all blahh blahh blahh.....shut them the fuck up already!
     
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