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RRT3 game glorifies trespassing?

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

  1. cpickle

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    RRT3 game glorifies trespassing?

    Discussion started by cpickle - Mar 20, 2004

    just reading this review of Railroad Tycoon 3 ... anyone played the game?

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    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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    Telo - Replied Mar 20, 2004

    :lol: what a panzy...
     
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    why write? - Replied Mar 20, 2004

    ^ agreed...what is that game all about?
     
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    amish son - Replied Mar 20, 2004

    i see your point cpickle.
     
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    adderall - Replied Mar 20, 2004

    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.
     
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    Rimshot - Replied Mar 20, 2004

    Someone should alert the FCC
     
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    Pfffffffffft - Replied Mar 20, 2004

    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.
     
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    Machine Gun - Replied Mar 21, 2004

    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.
     
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    cpickle - Replied Mar 21, 2004

    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.
     
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    Gunm - Replied Mar 21, 2004

    Pussy hurt much?

    ha ha ha, what a cunt.

    Seriously, there are people that make careers out of getting upset.
     
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    Jackson - Replied Mar 21, 2004

    I played that game, it was so great, but if you step on the third rail its game over.
     
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    Abracadabra - Replied Mar 21, 2004

    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.
     
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    the_gooch - Replied Mar 21, 2004


    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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