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Old 08-08-09, 09:05 AM
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Not much left to the Imagine'ation - Magazine publisher serves up porno to minors

"What's really inside your child's console gaming magazines." - by mayhem



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Old 08-08-09, 09:54 AM
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Excellent article Mayhem,

I do feel the Publishers point of view must be heard and congratulations on raising this article.

I have three children myself, all girls, aged 13,12,and 3. The older two are into computer games and i would not expect them to be looking at a harry potter review , flipping the page and then being confronted with pornographic advertising ( offering services to either sex i might add )

Having not read console mags, only PC publications i know Denis and Future publications behave them selves. ( CustomPC and PCZone contain little or no pornographic reference other than the software titles the are reviewing .. PCZone can get a little close to the knuckle when reviewing titles )

So I definitely think this should be one to follow up and will be very interested to see what Imagine have to say for them selves. .. If its a case of "we would go bust ( excuse the pun!) if we didn't advertise smut" , then I'm sorry but they should , morally, carry a age restriction logo.

( P.S. have you two daughters? as she is 8 in one part and 6 in the other? she wont mind if shes eight but would she want two years worth of birthday pressies again! )
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Old 08-08-09, 12:30 PM
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thks for point out getting sorted now.
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Old 08-08-09, 12:36 PM
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i still stand my ground and see no problem with this? You can just choose to ignore it, the internet has porn on doesnt mean u have to go on it, if putting them adds means they can publish there magazine and make some money why the hell not. dont like it dont buy it simple, just stop the bad banter and move on.......................
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Old 08-08-09, 12:48 PM
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i still stand my ground and see no problem with this? You can just choose to ignore it, the internet has porn on doesnt mean u have to go on it, if putting them adds means they can publish there magazine and make some money why the hell not. dont like it dont buy it simple, just stop the bad banter and move on.......................
that is you opinion which you are allowed. so why is it then tescos are re branding it to a different certification. In that one store anyway.
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Old 08-08-09, 12:53 PM
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I think this article raises a good point. I remember buying this sort of magazine back when I was about 12 or 13. Sure there is porn on the internet, but a parent is able to restrict access to that and there are guidelines about that. On the otherhand, a games magazine is targetted at a younger audience (often teenagers), parents cannot control this.

The advertising in the magazines is likely to let a kid phone one of these premium rate sex lines or be exposed to images which are clearly not appropraite.

Even for an adult consumer, these visual landmines are a problem. For instance, on public transport this could be quite emabrasing to turn over a page and to find all of these adverts.

Good article mayhem!
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Old 08-08-09, 01:12 PM
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o yeah good article, and you say the magazines are targeted at teenages, i bet 80% of porn is watched/seen by teenages lol
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Old 08-08-09, 01:28 PM
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Does anyone see the irony on the last pic? "Mobile Mayhem" :P

Good article though.
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Old 08-08-09, 01:35 PM
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all i can say if wow ive never owned so many magazines in my life.

My daughter was a right little trooper and she even said "i shouldn't be able to buy this dad" ...
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Old 08-08-09, 01:35 PM
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you should go into journalism lol

You'd be great at uncovering scandals :P
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