Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

July 1, 2008 -

Last week GamePolitics reported on the controversy surrounding The Torture Game 2, an amateur online offering in which players inflict injury upon a defenseless human-like figure.

One News Now reports that media watchdog group the Parents Television Council has issued an alert to parents about the game. The site quotes PTC exec Gavin McKiernan:

The Internet can be a great resource for kids...  [But] parents need to be aware that there's [sic] so many negative things they can be doing – from chat rooms, where they expose themselves to sexual predators, to violent and depraved games and so-called entertainment like this.

 

 ...any kid who's sitting around playing the Torture Game or whose parents are allowing him to play Grand Theft Auto at home, is opening themselves up to a lot of potential negative repercussions that they may not realize for years.

 

 


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Re: Visit the OneNewsNow site

oh. I do know that these same beliefs regard the eagle, a symbol of America, and the bat as birds which are abominations.

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岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Visit the OneNewsNow site

That refers to eating them. Eagles, vultures, and bats are unclean flying animals.

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Re: Visit the OneNewsNow site

"...praying about it..."

Heaven forbid she tries to do something useful, instead she just prays about it, what a joke.

Re: Visit the OneNewsNow site

I do think it's funny that when you try to register, they ask for your Latitude and Longitude.

What are they going to do if they oppose what you say?  Launch a nuclear missile at your house?

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Re: Visit the OneNewsNow site

What kind of website needs to know your latitude and longitude? How many people even know that for their homes?

Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

Good job PTC on making more people aware of it.  *Thumbs up*  You guys sure are doing a great job.  /sarcasm.

Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

someone needs to tell these guys that they're going out of their territory, so to speak

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

I searched on GameStop's website for this game but couldn't find it... Am I doing it wrong? :P

 

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Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

Very. Try searching Newgrounds.

Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

NO UR doing it wrong ... I figured that, I just meant I'm surprised that those retards at the PTC didn't suggest this was something that could be obtained at a gamestore (or ordered online)

 

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Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

There are vile and disgusting and nasty things on the internet, let me show them to you.

Yes that is the way the PTC works. If you want to know where to find all the nudity and excesssive violence in modern media, just subscribe to the PTC's mailing list. That is about all anyone can find useful about it.

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Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

Now the Torture Game will have more public attention and more pageviews on Newgrounds. Good job, PTC assholes...

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Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

At least, they didn't blame the game industry, nor the ESRB ratings system, for that.

Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

I'm sure they will correct that oversight soon. They did like to tie GTA4 with the Torture Game though...

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Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

Agreed, I'll give them that, but I am always wary of someone who not only wants to save my children, but then has to exaplin what they are saving them from..

Always makes me curious just how badly they needed saving in the first place.

Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

You know they do on the inside.

E. Zachary Knight
www.editorialgames.com
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

Great way to yet let more people who had never heard of it aware.

Way to go guys...

Re: Parents Television Council Issues Warning on Torture Game

I seem to have keyboard Dyslexia...

Just wanted to add, this is going to be yet another one of those games made famous by the very people trying to censor it, isn't it?

 
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