Borderlands slapped with a Mature rating

Gearbox’s mutinous droolfest Borderlands has received a Mature rating by the ESRB. The I-can’t-wait-til-it’s-released kind of mature, “The combat is frenetic, and enemies moan or scream when they are hit. Damage from weapons also results in large spurts of blood, dismemberment, and decapitation. When a human or creature is decapitated, an effect resembling a fountain of blood will shoot from the neck for a few seconds and stop. Some weapons cause enemies to split in half, the top being separated from the waist.”

Sounds just terrific so far, but it does get a little bit iffy, “During the course of the game, characters make jokes about streaking, body parts, rape, and mothers (e.g., “…more busted than my momma’s girly parts”). Strong profanity (e.g., “f*cking,” “sh*t,” “p*ssy,” and “d*ckbag”) can be heard in the dialogue.”

Borderlands hasn’t really left an impression of a tasteless game, more like a ridiculously awesome and funny one, so we’ll assume those rape joke(s) turn out to be… umm… funny?

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