For those of you who haven’t heard yet, there’s been an uproar at the ESRB because somebody used a third party hack to access a topless female file in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This is nearly the same thing that happened with San Andreas a good year or so ago.
Perhaps it’s just me, but I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Ok, so you can download a hack to look at some digital breasts. In the time it would take me to download said hack, I could download a bunch of nice crisp clear pictures of real women off the same internet.
Of course, this doesn’t really apply to me, but if a kid is clever enough to know about and find the hack for this game that gives you a topless female, then he certainly knows how to find some internet porn.
In related news, John Romero is blaming the modding community for the recent uproar instead of the ESRB or the developers. While it is true that after San Andreas the ESRB changed the way it rates things, including hidden content that’s on the disc, I still think this is a bunch of BS. Even so, John Romero (co-founder of iD Software) blames the modding community, not the developers, not the ESRB, and not anyone else who should actually be held responsible.
That is of course, if you even see this as a problem. Oh goodie. I can download a hack to see some boobies. Hooray for me…
Sources: [url=http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/05/romero-modders-are-screwing-up-the-industry/]Joystiq[/url], [url=http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=12627]GameDaily.biz[/url]