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May 7th, 2011, 00:24
Well one of the typical counter arguments to that is that the depiction of violence doesn't trigger the same response as the depiction of sex does- you're not supposed to want to kill someone just because you're watching people getting killed in an action movie, but you might get horny from seeing Sharon Stone roll that sexy ass. So to influence the highly suggestible(kids) towards sex you'd need much less in the way of explicitness/quantity/graphic realism than you would to turn them to violence.
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May 7th, 2011, 01:07
Originally Posted by DoctorNarrative View Post
Yeah, it's only our public airwaves that are monitored and censored to hell and back. Cable channels are pretty out there, especially premium channels.
That's my point - we don't censor free-to-air as much. As a silly example, the whole Janet Jackson nipplegate would hardly raise and eyebrow here.

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May 7th, 2011, 10:05
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You're greatly exaggerating, and still missing the point anyways.
Have you seen Hung? Or Californication? Full frontals all over the place. Same with several other shows. I don't mean like every week, but quite often. I guess what is "a lot" depends on the person though.

I agree violence is more graphic in shows with violence, like Game of Thrones. I'm not saying the US does not have some issue with nudity and sex, we do, but at the same time we also have sex and nudity all over the place. We're oddly quite up-tight about it, yet obsessed with it. It's a weird dichotomy.
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May 7th, 2011, 10:24
Originally Posted by DoctorNarrative View Post
I agree violence is more graphic in shows with violence, like Game of Thrones.
Violence is more graphic, and common, in general on American television. Frontal nudity is only shown on premium pay channels, while violence goes far even in non-cable shows.

Americans might be obsessed with sex, but the networks here are pretty uptight about it.
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May 7th, 2011, 10:49
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Americans might be obsessed with sex, but the networks here are pretty uptight about it.
Pretty much what I said, yeah… I agree. It's constantly talked about and brought up and shown in some way, but at the same time we're too scared to actually show it or really talk bluntly about it. It's very odd. I would blame it on religion but the UK has a shares most of our religious history.

In any case I do agree violence is very graphic and more consistent overall. Sometimes this is a good thing though, I can't believe they censored Star Trek in the UK for head-buts for example.
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May 8th, 2011, 21:59
After reading a bit more about skills i think i don't like the forced first forced 12 skills…or i understood that wrong?
Yrden was always my favorite sign . im happy it got extra care .

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May 9th, 2011, 08:13
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Also, if I understand it correctly, Geralt is able to cast basic versions of each sign right from the start and thatīs good, the first game imo didnīt go well about this - by the time player was able to learn all the signs, he has most likely invested into the first two available (aard, igni) and since these were also the most useful ones, there was little incentive to invest into others.
I think for me, I didn't invest completely in the first two signs in the Witcher, precisely because I knew there would be more signs to choose from and didn't want to overly commit to a build too soon. I like the fact that builiding a character in this way invites replayability to test out and perhaps max out one or two different signs. I also prefer to take a direct roleplaying approach rather than focusing too much on practicality - you can find uses for all of the signs if you really try. Hopefully the sequel will similarly reward experimentation.

Ahh, I'm rather excited for this game. Fingers crossed it gives DA 2 a swift Geralt-styled kick to the RPG gonads.

However, it's a little frustrating to read about the intended censorship in our country again. The system is both antiquated and philosophically patronising at times.
The Risen situation was a good example. Hopefully I won't have to import just to receive an untainted and original boxed version!

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May 9th, 2011, 14:53
After reading a bit more about skills i think i don't like the forced first forced 12 skills
Only 6 talents have to be spent in the Training tree before the other three trees are unlocked. All of the talents in Training (except perhaps the out-of-combat Vigor regen) are useful, and two last ones can be mutated (you can collect a fair amount of mutagens, even of epic quality, fairly early on).
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