Grand Theft Auto V Includes "Male Genitalia" and "Necrophilia"

Grand Theft Auto V Includes "Male Genitalia" and "Necrophilia"

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The ESRB's rating summary describes Grand Theft Auto V as being violent, crude, and open with nudity.

While Grand Theft Auto IV was arguably more somber and serious in its tone than past entries in the series, the franchise as a whole is still known for boundary pushing that occasionally steps into the gratuitous. For instance, the ESRB recently released its rating for Grand Theft Auto V (M of Mature, of course) and the rating summary gives a few glimpses into the game's content that might raise a few eyebrows prior to its launch.

Perhaps most notably, it describes a sequence that includes "male cult members with exposed genitalia in a non-sexual context." Now, obviously we're not pitching a fit over the presence of the male anatomy in a videogame. Being adults, many of whom possess the requisite junk that typically come with being a man, the sight of some "exposed genitalia" isn't going to make us faint from shock. That being the case, with Grand Theft Auto generally being a favorite whipping boy of the family values crowd, you can probably expect this bit of nudity to appear as a bullet point on future "why games are the devil" lists for years to come. We only imagine that things like "topless lap dances," "implied fellatio," "depictions of dismemberment," and "a brief instance of necrophilia" will also be included.

Then again, considering the general madness the Saints Row series has been dishing out as of late, Grand Theft Auto might not be the most shocking kid on the block anymore. Saints Row IV, after all, pretty well embraces the concept of mature content, continuing, for instance, with fine traditions like the weaponized dildo. We have a feeling GTAV might be behind the curb in that department.

Source: ESRB

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I remember that one cutscene in The Lost and Damned where it showed Stubbs fully naked from the front at the end, It was satirical instead of sexual. I expect this to be the case in GTA V

As long as it is used humorously and not "look at us doing something edgy"

StewShearer:

Then again, considering the general madness the Saints Row series has been dishing out as of late, Grand Theft Auto might not be the most shocking kid on the block anymore. Saints Row IV, after all, pretty well embraces the concept of mature content, continuing, for instance, with fine traditions like the weaponized dildo. We have a feeling GTAV might be behind the curb in that department.

Depends entirely on context, and GTA5's context is entirely different from Saint Row's context. Sure it's still a black humour comedy, but it's not an adult version of the Looney Toons as the Saints Row franchise is.

Oh god it's going to be banned in Australia isn't it-for extreme sexuality -_-
I mean if they banned saints row for alien drugs they'll pitch a fit over this for sure.

I think mature isn't the best word to use when comparing SR4.
more OT: I don't really mind nudity or violence, I actually find it funny that violence is much more accessible in the media to young people than nudity. I actually think that video games could show full on sex scenes and more brutal violence, if it fitted the scene of course.

Considering how showing sexual things for the purposes of actually being sexual isn't really GTA's style, it's probably not a bad thing as long as they aren't going for "ha we're so edgy and mature".

Butbut[1]! You can't show dongs, the dudebros will get uncomfortable and not buy the game. Jugs or GTFO.

OT: Good. Hope there's some jiggle physics in there. (If it does get banned, it'll be a matter of days before mods are available to get it back in. Oh wait, I'm assuming there'll be a PC port! Teehee.)

[1] Hurr hurr, I said "butt".

Yep, this pretty much settles it. I'm getting a 360 for this game. I shall name it the Schlong-box.

GTA V actually sounds like a cool game, a return to form, and I don't feel like playing another shitty port several months later that barely runs on hardware several times more powerful than the console.

Good job Rockstar, I've resisted buying a console for a long time.

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Escapist, do something about your bloody captha. Those things are IMPOSSIBLE to read, and I'm sick and tired of having to refresh the image 20-30 times before I can guess what it says.

Well a little bit of squick doesn't hurts.

But the rating boards in australia won't like that at all..and UASIES will get another neutered game.

Necrophilia.. eh yeah a small subsection there right. I guess they can remove it but why? If they want to squick why not!

knight steel:
Oh god it's going to be banned in Australia isn't it-for extreme sexuality -_-
I mean if they banned saints row for alien drugs they'll pitch a fit over this for sure.

Nope, it was rated R. Drug use (especially if it could in any way be considered an endorsement) is something the classification board comes down on like a tonne of bricks. for example they gave fucking Halo: Forward Unto Dawn "Moderate impact" for drug use.

Not really that groundbreaking for Rockstar. Lost and Damned had full male nudity and Read Dead Redemption hat implied necrophilia

Rockstar's art department have clearly developed an addiction for modelling schlongs since GTA IV's DLC. I wonder where they get their reference material from...

FUCKING SOLD!

...

Y'know, assuming it actually manages to get released in Australia.

Zhukov:
FUCKING SOLD!

...

Y'know, assuming it actually manages to get released in Australia.

Well it probably will get it but it willl be heaviliy cut like the german version.

GTA V has dicks in it? And fucking corpses?

Awesome, time for some gratuitous, misdirected and over-dramatic hyperbole.

Won't somebody please think of the parents?

They don't want to worry about whether or not the game they're buying has content appropriate for their children or which might potentially give them the gay or turn them into raping mass murderers! All this violence, smut and filth in games could actually force them to get involved in their kids upbringing and we very well can't have that, can we?

"A brief instance of Necrophilia."

Oh joy, the chances of this being released in Australia just went into the negatives. ('cos, you know, it's not like mature adults can moderate content themselves or anything.)

masticina:
Well a little bit of squick doesn't hurts.

But the rating boards in australia won't like that at all..and UASIES will get another neutered game.

Necrophilia.. eh yeah a small subsection there right. I guess they can remove it but why? If they want to squick why not!

A TVtropes link? You evil, evil man. I had things to do today.

Is it a bad sign that people seem to be making a bigger deal over the penis than necrophilia?

So...GTA V makes news for having people standing around with their junk out, but people just kind of skim over all of the death, homicide, theft, assault and kidnapping that go on in it? Don't get me wrong, I love me some GTA and pedestrian paint jobs, but it's really funny how a penis shocks people more than murder in a videogame.

Proverbial Jon:
Rockstar's art department have clearly developed an addiction for modelling schlongs since GTA IV's DLC. I wonder where they get their reference material from...

Well, assuming their modelling department is predominantly male, they could just look down

Kyrdra:

Zhukov:
FUCKING SOLD!

...

Y'know, assuming it actually manages to get released in Australia.

Well it probably will get it but it willl be heaviliy cut like the german version.

There's a joke here about having a cut version when talking about dicks in a videogame, but I just can't think of it

Kyrdra:

Zhukov:
FUCKING SOLD!

...

Y'know, assuming it actually manages to get released in Australia.

Well it probably will get it but it willl be heaviliy cut like the german version.

Pretty sure it's already announced it'll be released in Australia uncensored. At least I'm pretty sure it was in one of the news articles on this site.

Could you imagine how those days in the Rockstar office went for the artist who made the junk?

"Hey Randy, want to grab luuuun--- WHAT THE FUCK, MAN!?"

"Sorry, I still have a few pubes and wrinkles to detail. Come back in thirty minutes."

Fappy:
Could you imagine how those days in the Rockstar office went for the artist who made the junk?

"Hey Randy, want to grab luuuun--- WHAT THE FUCK, MAN!?"

"Sorry, I still have a few pubes and wrinkles to detail. Come back in thirty minutes."

Heh, reminds me of a project we had to do at my old programming job.

Our job was to pass values downstream through the system. To make the coding easier all values were named by a strict acronym code, and an extra letter was added onto the end to differentiate where it was heading to in the system. Well, it was always this way until we had to send the 'ARS' value down to 'E' system. The value of 'ARSE' was quickly renamed, but not before a significant amount of laughter and the greatest conference meeting I have ever attended.

I still have the original code design for the ARSE laying about the house somewhere. Good times.

This just helps highlight how fucking stupid the Australian censorship board is. Nudity and Necrophilia? Nah, she's all good. Use of some made up drugs? Ban this sick filth now!

TizzytheTormentor:
I remember that one cutscene in The Lost and Damned where it showed Stubbs fully naked from the front at the end, It was satirical instead of sexual. I expect this to be the case in GTA V

As long as it is used humorously and not "look at us doing something edgy"

This thread immediately made me think of that scene, it was hilarious.

I don't see why some nudity would be an issue if the game is already rated for a mature audience.

TheRightToArmBears:

masticina:
Well a little bit of squick doesn't hurts.

But the rating boards in australia won't like that at all..and UASIES will get another neutered game.

Necrophilia.. eh yeah a small subsection there right. I guess they can remove it but why? If they want to squick why not!

A TVtropes link? You evil, evil man. I had things to do today.

Is it a bad sign that people seem to be making a bigger deal over the penis than necrophilia?

Sorry all out of minute long victory speeches, ya know evil speeches. Good question, dunno.. we seen games like Saints Row that have no trouble with nudity. We seen that game with those who assholes..part 2 had a scene with a thousand cuts or so oh and they have to get away out of harms way nude.
I think nudity has lost most of its Zing really.

Necrophilia, guess we are deep into the barrel now.. mm is that zoophilia? Awesome!

SSJBlastoise:
This just helps highlight how fucking stupid the Australian censorship board is. Nudity and Necrophilia? Nah, she's all good. Use of some made up drugs? Ban this sick filth now!

It's because they have this (unproven) idea that videogame addiction and drug addiction are the same thing, and thus they've mandated that n'er shall the two meet, lest they create some kind of super addiction.

In all seriousness, if you want to make sure no one gets addicted to drugs, just make 'Junky' by William S. Burroughs compulsory reading in high school. I guarantee no one will ever touch anything harder than a doobie after that experience.

pardon my lack of knowledge but doesnt this means their get banend in Japan? As far as i remember Japan laws state that you cant show male genetalia in any form of media (including porn, hence the blurred japanese porn), thus making this game illegla in Japan unelss they edit it as they likely will for Ansutralia as well.

Shamanic Rhythm:

SSJBlastoise:
This just helps highlight how fucking stupid the Australian censorship board is. Nudity and Necrophilia? Nah, she's all good. Use of some made up drugs? Ban this sick filth now!

It's because they have this (unproven) idea that videogame addiction and drug addiction are the same thing, and thus they've mandated that n'er shall the two meet, lest they create some kind of super addiction.

More like media ddiction. you cant show drugs in movies and other media either, not only in games.

Sectan:
So...GTA V makes news for having people standing around with their junk out, but people just kind of skim over all of the death, homicide, theft, assault and kidnapping that go on in it? Don't get me wrong, I love me some GTA and pedestrian paint jobs, but it's really funny how a penis shocks people more than murder in a videogame.

This is american website. In american news, showing a naked tit in media is far worse than slowly and gruesomly depicting a torture/murder. because "think of the kids that see this porn filth". Hence why most torture/porn flicks have little nudity. nudity is worse there.

TheYellowManalishi:
"A brief instance of Necrophilia."

Oh joy, the chances of this being released in Australia just went into the negatives. ('cos, you know, it's not like mature adults can moderate content themselves or anything.)

The UK may not see it as well due to the extreme porn law passed a few years ago. Prepare for Rockstar to have to make some changes....

ph0b0s123:

TheYellowManalishi:
"A brief instance of Necrophilia."

Oh joy, the chances of this being released in Australia just went into the negatives. ('cos, you know, it's not like mature adults can moderate content themselves or anything.)

The UK may not see it as well due to the extreme porn law passed a few years ago. Prepare for Rockstar to have to make some changes....

You do know that the GTA series is made in the UK so its likely to be fine here, you wouldn't put it in the game if it wasn't allowed in your country.

 

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