QUOTE(Biaz @ Oct 22 2008, 09:38 PM)
Well, who cares, I'll bet you half the gamers in Germany and Japan will already have the game before the official release date. If they won't sell it, then they're asking for it themselves.
Exactly. Although here it's not so much MS holding out on those markets (at least in Germany).
Has anyone from these rating "things" ever given a reasonable answer as to why they decline some games a suitable rating?
As far as I see it, they could even limit all that they rate to 18+, even kiddie games. Fine. But denying a rating is actually saying customers aren't allowed to think for themselves and decide on what they buy, even if their decision might take into account a bloated rating done "just for the hell of it".
I'd really like to know how they explain themselves around that.