Kespa strikes back Korea rates StarCraft 2 as Adults Only! V. might lead to SC2 delay

Discussion in 'Gamers' Pulse' started by EscapingJail, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. EscapingJail

    EscapingJail Playing To Win

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    18,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE OFFTOPIC GOLD™
    I'm surprised that this is the only source for now, but it seems legit.

    According to The Korea Times, an english-language daily paper, the South Korean Games Rating Board has restricted the game to an adult audience because of "the game's level of violence, foul language and depiction of drug use."

    The rest of the article: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2010/04/133_64287.html

    What do you think? Is this decision to be taken at face value, or is it a move initiated by KeSPA -- an official body recognized by the Ministry of Culture -- to delay SCII and put pressure on Blizzard?

    This could be related to the so-called "gaming curfew" that the government is planning to enforce, along with "other attempts to improve gaming behavior and curb compulsive gaming and addictions."

    http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=119967
     
  2. EscapingJail

    EscapingJail Playing To Win

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    18,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE OFFTOPIC GOLD™
    Many people obviously believe Blizzard refuses to license the game to Kespa which has a huge hand in Korea's Ministry of Culture. They listenced SCBW to kespa 10 years ago when there was barely any esport scene in korea.

    But now blizzard wants a huge chunk of the money for SC2.
     
  3. EscapingJail

    EscapingJail Playing To Win

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    18,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE OFFTOPIC GOLD™
    kespa = Korean e-Sports Players Association
     
  4. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    29,805
    Likes Received:
    7
    i might have to rate this a who gives a fuck
     
  5. EscapingJail

    EscapingJail Playing To Win

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    18,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE OFFTOPIC GOLD™

    Game might get delayed since Korea is one of the biggest markets for Starcraft.
     
  6. UberDuberSoldat

    UberDuberSoldat Lord, beer me strength. OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    4,787
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calimotherfuckingfornia
    starcraft is gayer than aids. let the stupid nips have their crappy game.
     
  7. BobBarkersSoup

    BobBarkersSoup New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    31,408
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North California, no, not "Nor*Cal"
    Starcraft, adults only, really guys?
     
  8. EscapingJail

    EscapingJail Playing To Win

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    18,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE OFFTOPIC GOLD™
    Really? dis fukin guy. :rofl:
     
  9. EscapingJail

    EscapingJail Playing To Win

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    18,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE OFFTOPIC GOLD™
    I know lol
     

Share This Page