Wii commercial complaints

Wii commercial complaints

Nintendo were brought in by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after seventeen people complained that one of the Wii commercials featuring a montage of games was "violent, offensive and disturbing".

Most emphasis was placed on the Red Steel segment, where a man uses the Wiimote to slash opponents on screen with a sword.

Sensibly the ASA threw out the complaints, since no sane person would be offended by the ad.

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Chaos said:

I haven't seen the US commercial but what is so "violent, offensive and disturbing" to file a complaint about Red Steel? I have a copy over here in the UK and it doesn't even show blood. Not as if that would make it any worse though.


gamer said:

What retarded people would complain about that? You see worse violence on the history channel and in todays standards that's considered nothing, these people need lives right now.


i need a wiieww said:

Sony fanboys.


Ferox said:

Wii has gone into the adult realm and will have to deal with stupid crap like this. I only hope it does not convince Nintendo to go back to their kiddie game only stance.


Koen van Beeck said:

What. Sony and Microsoft do this stuff all the time.


Scooby Jew said:

Way to go ASA, and for the bitchy little lowlifes that would stoop so low as to complain about a commercial obviously not meant to offend anybody: Please die quickly before you infest the brains of any more sane people with your BS nonsense. Please.


Crystal Lucario said:

Ferox acts like he likes Sony.


Crimson Hawk said:

People are complaining about THAT, how retarded!


mcs said:

They complain about red steel, but don't complain about say, Trauma center? (even if as far as I know they don't have a commercial). Perplexing.


Quartzlcc said:

Oh, let's all whine at this instead of various first-person-shooter commercials that aren't offensive either but still more offensive than THAT. But of course, that'd be against Microsoft and Sony- we couldn't EVER do that *mocking*.


Master Foot said:

People like these who bitch and complain about violence and explicit content in games are doing it for their own publicity. I've never heard of the ASA, but to me they are looking for targets to boost their rep. It's BS if you ask me. And of all games, Red Steel!? RS didnt even have blood, much less 'sweat' like MK1. Seriously folks, kids know much more than they let on and they are smart enough to hide it, so go hide under a rock ASA.

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aaron said:

Man the godfather game for Wii is so cool. This is a silly complaint about the tv ad though. Can't wait for MK Armageddon either.

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Nova said:

I don't get it. That 2 seconds of film is holy next to all of the other trash on television.


Ekaj185 said:

Yea, MK armageddon looks so awesome.


Epsilon said:

Uh-huh, and WHAT stations was this commercial aired on during WHAT time slots? During say, Bleach? Or Reno911? Because if I remember correctly, T-rated game commercials aren't aired during PG-rated kid's shows.


wii said:

Sony and Microsoft has something to do with this.

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