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‘Violent’ N-Gage ads banned

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 03 Mar 2004 12:01 User comments (8)

‘Violent’ N-Gage ads banned Nokia has used some clever advertising tactics in promoting the multi player abilities of the N-Gage console, but now someone thinks that they are too offensive. To me, this just sounds ridiculous, but we have seen cases like this before.
One of the ads showed a photograph of an alleyway at night. The text in the middle of the advertisement stated: "This is where I took on three guys...and made them cry like babies."
Those who complained said the ad was "offensive and distressing in its depiction of violence and crime, especially to those who saw it in areas where they faced an increased possibility of assault". The ASA agreed saying the ad was "likely to cause serious or widespread offence or distress to readers".Source: The Register

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8 user comments

13.3.2004 13:00

Damn people are idiots. This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

23.3.2004 13:16

LOL, yeah i've seen the ads, there's one showing a bus stop bench with the caption.. "This Is where i got further than anyone else with lara croft", or something like that. Yeah, people are strange. Bailey

34.3.2004 7:23

This is just a start of this type of censorship. Remember that violent games make violent kids. Remember about GTA: Vice city...

44.3.2004 17:04

Fuzzy bunnies eat carrots. I have just traumatized vegetarians everywhere.

54.3.2004 17:28

whats up with the ads?? england ere why are they banned?

::LivE ForeveR OR DiE TryiN!!::....::DonT FinD US WE WilL FinD YoU::..
ChecK OuT ThE PenguiN GamE AnD PosT YouR HighesT DistancE ON ThE ForuM

64.3.2004 19:02

This shows us that parents never understand :P And this shows us that the majority of the adult or "last generation" of the public are ignorant.

74.3.2004 20:35

No, it shows that those in power stay in long enough to taint those coming up the ranks, a never-ending-cycle of-wierd-over-the-top-politically-correct-conservatism that, like a virus, has learnt carry it's infection across generation gaps. Cynical? Never.

84.3.2004 21:26

This reminds me of ....the Motal Kombat days, when people thought those 16bit fighters were way too violent, oh no...i think i can see some pixelated blood and a spine!!!....

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