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FAMILY FUN...OR ADULT THEMES? THE LINE BLURS.

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I was wondering. When it comes to Home, it's kinda hard to speculate exactly what demographic and audience the platform is being directed to. The Home Team Staff has said before, that theyre striving to make Playstation Home a more family-friendly atmosphere. What does that mean, exactly? o_O

 

When you look at some of the things offered in Home, one can see how that statement seems contradictory in its meaning. 

For example: We have bars, (alcohol themes) casinos, (gambling themes) short shorts, bras, panties, corsetts, skimpy dresses, etc (some of which comes boderline to lingerie) Adult themes in all 3 Midway spaces ie; Blue balla, Whack off, Ball Squeezer, Marla's Den-o-pain (an actual dominatrix in Home, LOL) X7 can basically be compared to a cheap dance/stripper club when you notice the sleezy dressed female NPC dancers, not to mention theres a half naked male and female NPC in the hot tubs there. Weird Wear has all sorts of clothing for cross dressers (as if we dont have enough of those on Home) The red Brimstone dancer pretty much IS for all intensive purposes, what i consider to be an actual stripper in red lingerie. And i could go on, and on...

 

My point is...NONE of the above seems like ANYTHING that the typical "June Cleaver" family would consider acceptable in their households, let alone for their children as entertainment. So how exactly does the Home Team Staff define "family friendly"?

 

Why not add a pack of virtual cigarettes to buy for your avatar, along with a "smoke" emote that would show your avatar smoking? Or a can of beer for your avatar to drink? Why not make the many weapons in Home fully functional, so you can stab someone with a sword or shoot someone with a gun? Why not add a "pregnant outfit" for female avatars, so you can look like youre carrying a baby? Why not add virtual babies, that you can raise and take care of? They could be considered as companions, lol. You could even buy strollers, baby cribs and even those rediculous baby sling harnesses for your avatar to wear, lol. If Granzella allows us to get married at a chapel, why cant we get divorced in a courthouse? We already have gangs (pardon me...FAMS) on Home, why not add red and blue bandanas that we can buy? Im just sayin....

 

Either make Home PG13 so you can TRULLY back up your claim to it being "family friendly" or Make it MA17 so we can enjoy everything on a "mature" level. But dont try to mix both elements and sugar coat it by calling it "family fun". 

 

Just my random thoughts for the day... LOL

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why dont we leave Home the way it is and whoever doesnt like it can go play the Sims or some wargame. What next a lecture from the Mormons or Jehovah witness?

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Re: FAMILY FUN...OR ADULT THEMES? THE LINE BLURS.

Jul 1, 2012

Shadow-Runner wrote:

 

Either make Home PG13 so you can TRULLY back up your claim to it being "family friendly" or Make it MA17 so we can enjoy everything on a "mature" level. But dont try to mix both elements and sugar coat it by calling it "family fun". 

The TOS DOES say It's "You need to be 13 year old or older or PG-13 to use PlayStation Home" 

 

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I have no problem with leaving Home the way it is. I DO have a problem with the spin the Home Team tries to put on it, when theyre advertising it to certain audiences. It's like marketing a 6 pack of bud light and using the catch phrase "now the whole family can enjoy it" in their commercials. Maybe the Home team just shouldnt use certain phrases when trying to push this platform onto certain audiences. Thats all im sayin...

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Yes, the TOS does say Home is for ages 13 and up...BUT, morally speaking...is it ok for a 13 year old to go inside of a strip club and lounge around? Is it ok for 13 year olds to enter bars and drink? Is it ok to see 13 year old girls in skimpy clothing or lingerie? Is it ok for 13 year olds to get married in RL? Is it ok AL? IS IT??? If not, then why does the staff promote these themes to 13 year old children?

 

Answer that for a million dollars. LOL

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uh...yeah...those spaces that are more mature oriented (bars, casinos) are age gated, so if set up correctly, those under certain ages are unable to get in.


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In terms of real life, yeah, thats true. But in the world of playstation Home...all one has to do is make up a fake birthday and lie about their age to get on Home. And most do. Im not talking about real life situations. Im comparing them to what i see on home. And then im taking that analysis of what i see...and im simply asking "why are adult themes being directed towards children, under the guise of a family friendly label"?

 

This is my point. How can you or anyone miss it?  o_O

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then obviously the parents arent doing their job well enough.  information is easily gained about parental controls


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Jul 1, 2012

If they added that Emote they better add a Gun Fire emote so i can shoot those Stupid Avatars!

 

We don't need a Stupid Smoking Emote....  Have u lost ur marbles....

 

If so again give me a Shooting Gun Emote and when i shoot it the other avatars explodes... Now were talkin'

 

I'll be known as the Terminator!

 

Nuff Said!

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I don't think it is right to be mocking June Cleaver.  Barbara Billingsley died last year and I personally don't think it is right to drag her name into this holier than thou moral argument about Home.  Home is what it is if people dont like it than dont go there maybe instead go to church or join the PTA or perhaps volunteer to help inner city youth; do anything but dont lecture us about the morality of Home because we have heard it before and will hear it again but in the end it doesnt matter what you think Home will carry on doing what they please and so will every one else including the kids.

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