Elder Scrolls Pulled From Stores?

If this thread on CAG has anything to say about it, then yes. They're the only site that has this posted as of right now, but it seems to be limited to Circuit City stores. It has been pulled from their site too and the only version still up as of now is the CE version on the PC. Why would only CC pull copies, and without reason? Let the completely un-fact based speculation commence.

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"...ESRB) has changed the rating assigned to the game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion from T (Teen 13+) to M (Mature 17+), following the revelation of a topless game skin contained within the game." - Simon Carless, Gamasutra.com

I knew once the story hit a little while ago that someone had written a mod to take advantage (ha ha) of naked (Oh My God!) skins in the game that this would bite Bethesda/Take 2 in the ass.

What is wrong with America and tits/ass in video games/movies/tv/books/etc. etc. We as a culture are very narrow-minded when you look at what other places around the world accept on a daily basis.

It is 2006. And sex is still taboo in the US. Makes me proud to be a citizen.

So let me get this strait:

Blood and Gore, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence (which is on my box) is T

Blood and Gore, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence is now M for Oblivion Xbox 360.

Blood and Gore, Language, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence is now M for Oblivion PC.

Notice there is NO difference between T and M rated Xbox 360 warnings. They added "Nudity" to the PC version. EVEN THOUGH YOU NEED A MOD FOR IT.

I do need to say this: there are places in this game while playing I was saying "This is not Teen" and this had nothing to do with the boobies.

What is next, WOW Rated M?

This game was rated incorrectly in the first place. Thanks now go out to the ESRB for fucking up Take 2's year once again. Once Jack Thompson and all those "parenting groups" get ahold of this we will have Hot Coffee 2.0.

God dammit this pisses me off. Almost as much as Hot Coffee 1.0.

It needs to be said, and I don't really care any more, because this has gotten out of control. The rating system for video games needs an overhaul. We need programmers and artists (yes, games are art) looking over the Gold Master version of games for the ESRB.

The ESRB basicly f'd this one up, big time. It wasn't their fault with Hot Coffee. But this time they did not see the writing on the wall ("M" for Mature) when evaluating Oblivion in the first place. So now tey are trying to save their ass by saying it is getting re-rated for nudity, which cannot be accessed without a mod. It just so happens that the nudity was on the skins that they use for the game. Oh and they don't even jiggle, dammit.

I hate to say it but your smoke screen didn't work, people see right threw this one. Using this after market nudity mod to cover up for your shortcomings in originally rating the game has really pissed off a lot of people. Good job. Now how is Mom and Dad going to feel when they go and pick up the next game for little Jonny?

It is a shame it is 4 AM because I would be writing a rather lengthy, and much less hostile, op-ed for Blogcritics on this. It needs to be said. It just does.

I do not believe the boobies did it. It was an excuse to re-rate a game that you and I both fully admitted should of been M in the first place. We'll never know if Bethesda actually submitted the right content or not, but it's hard to make the argument that this shouldn't happen. Boobs are the cover.

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