Video Games | Hatred (Destructive Creations, 2015)

Hatred is a video game produced by Destructive Creations. It was rated by PEGI as a 18 video game, and is provided with two content descriptors: strong sustained violence, and bad language.

Daily Mail

  • People play as a maniac unleashing genocide and killing innocent people
  • It features close range execution mode where player stamp victim to death

A new ultra-violent video game in which players play as a genocidal maniac who shoots and stabs a vast number of victims to death is to go on sale in Britain.

Hatred is believed to be the most violent game ever produced and has now been certified by the Games Rating Agency to go on sale with an 18 rating.

just look at the lunatics in the USA who went on mass killing sprees………………..blamed it on a video game he saw. and then dreamed about the slaughter……………………………………History doesnt lie.

No wonder IS have no trouble recruiting idiots! This dehumanises players and really shouldn’t be allowed. No good saying it is only a game, so is war, it gives participants licence to do what they like with no fear of retribution other than being shot!

There’s no doubt this, drugs and lack of discipline cause the kind of senseless violence we commonly see now. All three culprits (game supporters, drug supporters and anti-discipline types) say today’s violence has nothing to do with them. Funny how it came along just when they did.

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Video Games | Hotline Miami 2 (Devolver Digital, 2015)

Hotline Miami 2 is the second in the series of Hotline Miami games, published by Devolver Digital in 2015. Hotline Miami 2 is a top-down shooter video game, and was released for PC, Playstation, and Android. It was not published for XBOX 360 or One. Hotline Miami 2 was rated by PEGI as a 18 rating. PEGI gave the game a content descriptors for sexual violence, and strong language.

 

In the opening stage, a man can be seen attacking a woman, getting on top of her while she’s down, and pulling down his pants. This scene, however, is cut-short when a near-by director tells the man to stop (this is the reason HM2 was banned in Australia).

Throughout the game, players are given the object to shoot, stab, and otherwise, attack enemies with several weapons. This causes allot of Blood & Gore to splat out of the enemies, and, in the cases where you die, the player character. Players are also given the option to execute knocked out enemies. Executions range from painting a floor with blood (slamming an enemies head into the floor hard, and repeatedly until death), kneeling down and shooting them in the head (it is not really shown at what part of the head the gun is pointed, though), finishing them off in a bloody fashion by beating them to death with a melee weapon, slitting their throats with a knife, cutting their heads/guts off/out with a chainsaw, etc. Evan, a writer looking for information on a book, tries to enter a building full of mobsters to interview the owner, but, upon being punched, is forced to knock the man blocking the entrance out.

Incredibly excessive amounts of violence, a rape reference (though, the game actually asks you if you want to skip in it both in the options and when you start it up  for the first time with a newer update), strong language, and references/use of drugs and alcohol. This said, Hotline Miami 2 is also over the top and stylised in a way that leaves details up to the imagination.

Video Games | Grand Theft Auto V (Take2 Interactive, 2013)

Grand Theft Auto V is the fifth video-game published by Take2 Interactive, in the Grant Theft Auto (GTA) series. The game was published initially in 2013, although versions for different platforms were released in subsequent years.

The Grand Theft Auto V video game was rated by the Pan-European Game Information S.A. as a 18 rating, with content descriptors for strong violence, to bad language.

 

 

Despite technical qualities, the game fails at a very basic level. While a lot of games handle some level of violence, GTA V does so in a mindless way. The worst part is that less than halfway through the game you need to control one of your characters to torture a suspect and extract information (by pulling teeth in a graphic and gruesome way nonetheless) which is the first time we have seen this on a console game. Sorry but torturing someone is not something I consider entertaining, in any way shape or form. And since there is no way of skipping this mission, it’s game over for me. It’s a new low in video gaming. I am not even goin to resell the game, binned it.

 

This game is the probably the most realistically violent sandbox on the market full of sex and drug use and you are purchasing it for a just turned 13 year old.
I played violent games when I was that age but there is a BIG difference between realism in streets of rage and alien storm compared to games of today and i wouldn’t let my kid play anything like a modern GTA whether you think he / she is mature enough to handle it or not. It is rated 18 for a reason and people really need to research what they are buying for their children.

 

Carrying an “18” certificate in the UK, the game has come under fire for its depictions of torture and portrayal of strippers and prostitutes. In a review, Edge magazine noted that “every female in the game exists solely to be sneered, leered or laughed at”.

Netflix Release | Mute (Jones, 2018)

Mute is a film directed and written by Duncan Jones, and released solely on the Netflix video-on-demand platform. Although current legislation does not require the rating of VoD content, Netflix voluntarily submits it’s work for rating. The BBFC subsequently rated the film as a 15, uncut.

Inappropriate

  • Strong Language: Motherfucker, Cocksucker, fuck. Mild Language: bitch, prick, arsehole, shit, son of a bitch.
  • Two male robots are seen thrusting near each other. One has a large, spiked dildo attatched to it’s crotch.
  • References to prostitution and brothels.
  • Sight of topless female robots with nipple tassels.

Violence

  • There are bloody stabbings. Beatings with wooden poles, and a near drowning are also seen.
  • Scenes of a voice box operation. Scenes of a bullet removing operation.

No statutory requirement for Netflix to submit this content for approval and certification by the BBFC. Thus, the content is not usually age-restricted, and furthermore, the BBFC’s approval does not, legally, mean anything towards the availability of the content.

Netflix Release | David Brent: Life on the Road (Gervais, 2016)

David Brent: Life on the Road is a film directed and written by Ricky Gervais, and released solely on the Netflix video-on-demand platform. Although current legislation does not require the rating of VoD content, Netflix voluntarily submits it’s work for rating. The BBFC subsequently rated the film as a 15, uncut.

Inappropriate

  • Strong sex references.
  • References include a joke about a “cumming” party in a male’s trousers.
  • There is a single use of the word cunt, 20 uses of the word fuck.
  • There is also use of the word nigger.
  • There are references of occasional drug references.
  • There are minority jokes.

No statutory requirement for Netflix to submit this content for approval and certification by the BBFC. Thus, the content is not usually age-restricted, and furthermore, the BBFC’s approval does not, legally, mean anything towards the availability of the content.

Cinema Release | Hate Crime (Bressack, 2013)

Hate Crime is a neo-nazi film revolving around the house invasion and torture of a Jewish family. It was formally rejected by the BBFC twice, both when submitted for cinema release, and when submitted for Video-on-Demand release.

BBFC Rejection

  • The film focuses on the terrorisation, mutilation, physical and sexual abuse of members of a Jewish family.
  • The abuse is accompanied by constant, strong verbal racist abuse.
  • Little context is provided for the violence, although a final wall of text attempts to add context.
  • The film went against the board’s guidelines, and could not be released at a 18 film.

Unacceptable content runs throughout the work, and thus cuts were not deemed a viable option by the BBFC.

Cinema Release | Deadpool (Miller, 2016)

Deadpool is a “super-hero” film produced in 2016 by 20th Century Fox, and directed by Tim Miller. The film was heavily marketed at a 15 rating, and then was given a certificate of 15 by the BBFC.

Violence

  • Strong, bloody violence occurs throughout the film.
  • There is signs of many blood spurts after both shooting and stabbings.
  • Gory depictions of decapitations and severed limbs.
  • Depictions of torture.

Inappropriate

  • There are frequent, strong sex references.
  • This includes the suggestion of sex toys, and depictions of sexual acts.
  • There is frequent use of the words fuck, motherfucker etc as well as milder terms such as douche, dick, cock, shit, ass, god, damn and Jesus.