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1 Million Gamers Strong Petition Fights For Japanese Gaming

Contrary to what some would have you believe, there seems to be a great deal of fear right now amongst Japanese developers over what they can and can’t do when it comes to the western market. With this new age of puritanism and a Jerry-Falwell-esque over-inflated sense of morality overtaking the nation – plus a generation that seems to be easily offended by two-dimensional images – the Japanese market is, as you can imagine, very concerned about negative PR and dropped review scores when their naturally vivacious and youth-celebrating games come out in America unedited.

With the recent kerfuffle involving DOAX3, the backlash from Capcom, the chest protector in Xenoblade, and even Idea Factory buckling under pressure, it’s causing many Japanese game-loving fans to worry that their hobby may be blunted to the point of irrelevancy.

To combat this, a petition has been created that seeks to allay Japanese developer’s fears and reassure them that there are more gamers who appreciate their culture than those who decry it. The petition is currently just under 5,000 signatures, and those who started it are hoping to send a message to beleaguered eastern developers who feel no one cares for their artistic vision:

    We simply ask that you stay true to the visions of your creative endeavors, and please don’t deprive us of those works on account of those who would specifically seek to drive a divide between the global game culture. Many internet communities have been having active discussions in regards to our frustration and disappointment with these ongoing events. We hope that you take the words written here into a consideration as peers, consumers of your product, and for many of us as lifelong fans.
    The Western games media has been in an uproar for the past few years over perceived objectionable content of certain video games. We, as the actual consumer base and market for these products in the West, find this unacceptable. The scaremongers in the media do not represent us nor our interests as fans and buyers of this product.

Detractors claim that this is merely “anger about boobs” and that, to quote a certain prominent twitter user, “Why can’t you just go to porn hub”. The truth is that Japanese culture is about celebrating the vivacity of youth, and that means – as we once said in an editorial – that things may get a little uncomfortable for those who are easily offended. Of course, there are also those who point out the semantic problems and say the petition confuses censorship with mild editing, but considering that all of the editing has been unnecessary changes to benign images that are no different than what the genre has played host to for the last 25 years, it gives many long time Japanese game fans a feeling that their hobby is under attack.

Whatever the case, the petition seems to be gaining traction on Twitter and it’s creating dialog about what is and isn’t censorship. Until the fad of being overly-sensitive and needlessly hyper-moral passes, this topic doesn’t seem to be going away.

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193 comments
  1. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 14, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I doubt this will get 1 million signatures.Still,it’s a good idea.

  2. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Why can’t you just go to pornhub;says the idiot.

    Why can’t you just go to North Korea,there you have your perfect communist utopia where you can ban everything you don’t like;is my answer.

  3. King of Bros
    King of Bros
    December 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    People need to stop taking the name so literal.

    No one believed that 1 million gamers would band together for one single purpose,for one petition.

    That’s never happened.

    Anyone going ”lol it will never reach 1 million” is being stupid. We all know that,no one believes that,you’re not clever,shut up.

  4. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 14, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    One million troops, wow~

  5. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    You have to be veeery dumb to take it literally.

  6. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    It seems some people don’t like the name, or equate it to the goal of the petition.

    For both of the situations, you have to understand that this is what we call a campaign. Names do not equate to goals necessarily. And if you’re any bit rational, you’d know that yes, it’s almost impossible for a petition to get 1 million signatures. Not even the biggest ones get that.

    If you’d be even more rational though, you’d understand that it doesn’t matter if it reaches 1 million or not. As long as it hits high numbers and it gets the attention of the companies mentioned.

    This is a message towards the asian devs that the west supports anti-censorship as a relevant majority. We’re trying to tell them that they shouldn’t accept to either censor their games or do it willingly (self-censorship).

    I’d say you should overlook these emotional gripes (e.g. “I don’t like the name, so I won’t support it”), and just start trending the hashtag #1milliongamersstrong.

  7. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Oh, you don’t even know how many idiots are angry at the name.

    KiA is filled with this type of filth. And it’s ironic coming from them, since we have shit like “Gamergate”, “OperationDisrespectfulNod”, etc.

  8. Dgnfly
    Dgnfly
    December 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    wish more websites would post these kinda petitions that helps all gamers. thank god Niche gamer is still there looking at it from a gamer viewpoint.

  9. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I signed it.I wonder how high it can go.Maybe 100k.

  10. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I know i know.KiA?

  11. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    It’s great Nichegamer finally noticed it. This way we might as well get more coverage.

  12. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    December 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Japanese games defined my childhood I have so many wonderful memories playing Japanese games and I still do today. I will be fucking damned if I’ll allow these moral faggots to fuck it up. We need to show solidarity and I think this petition is a good first step. I hope it’s translated to these companies. Japanese games are just as important today as they were in the 80’s-90’s. Despite my disagreements and frustrations with the Japanese industry today I still love them just as much as a kid.

  13. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    KotakuInAction. Gamergate hub basically…

  14. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Lol Kotaku.I have no doubt it’s a cesspool of stupidity.

  15. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Pshh,they are not suposed to talk about that.And no such thing as rampant censorship in Japanese games is happening,it’s only your imagination,only the green goblins in your head.

  16. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    No no, it was made to laugh at Kotaku, it isn’t Kotaku.

    If you don’t know Gamergate, just go to KotakuInAction on Reddit and check out the right sidebar. They’d generally support these type of petitions, but the name and hashtag seems to have irked many (#1milliongamersstrong).

    Which is stupid, I know, but it doesn’t matter as long as we can get more coverage anyway.

  17. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I think the name was inspired by Tumblr in action.

  18. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    December 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    1 Million isn’t enough. I got to join this crowd.

  19. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Ah ok,i don’t use social media so i’m not aware of that stuff.

  20. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    It came from there, since TiA didn’t want to be related to Kotaku, since it’s TumblrInAction.

  21. lucben999
    lucben999
    December 14, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    IMO that was a dumb name precisely because it’s going to sound like a ridiculous boast to a lot of people.

  22. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    By the way Carl, one of the companies is NCSoft, which is Korean, if that matters to the title.

  23. sanic
    sanic
    December 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Me and my 999,999 identities are ready to help.

  24. Milewide
    Milewide
    December 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Meh, one should not take petitions too seriously, as with twitter activism etc. It’s mostly just virtue signalling. Ask anyone to back it up with action and the support will quickly fade.

    Not talking about this petition, but rather the more mainstream ones that are entirely safe from controversy.

  25. Obbliglol
    Obbliglol
    December 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Signed. I don’t give a shit about semantics etc, but if Nier 2 or Star Ocean 5 come out in the west not 100% as they intended, I’m fucking done. Fuck the western games media, fuck it.

    Except Niche Gamer of course, love you bby <3

  26. lucben999
    lucben999
    December 14, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    GamerGate is a dumb name too though, the only reason people rolled with it was because Adam Baldwin tweeted that right when the plan to start a hashtag was gaining traction on imageboards. At the time, Baldwin had a lot more followers than everyone else combined so his hashtag had a nice head start.

  27. Bobbo Bobson
    Bobbo Bobson
    December 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for letting me know. I signed.

  28. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    As someone who plays mostly Japanese games, these new trend of censoring sucks ass.

    Thanks niche for bringing awareness. Can’t stand all the prudes that are screaming in fear because of some cleavage.

  29. Dgnfly
    Dgnfly
    December 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    that last is like Feminist talk. if you debate DOAX3 they always whine that sale are the reason ignoring tthe fact that Sales were higher in U.S and it was a xbox exclusive.

    all logical viewpoints says this is all getting done because off narrowminded ppl. but it still sucks that so many ppl won’t sign cause we will just get labeled as sexist and overalooking the real affect behind it in the long run.

  30. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    December 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    It was only a matter of time until someone would do something like this. Signed and hopes it gets a lot more signatures.

  31. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    SE should be really carefull how they handle SE5 in the West,i’ll drop it from my to buy list in a flash if they dare to censor it.

  32. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    That’s my point. KiA is being hypocritical.

  33. Mike Nieto
    Mike Nieto
    December 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Who is the idiot who sent gamer to pornhub¿

  34. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Playasia just told it’s customers who preordered DOAX3 that they dropped the price because the preorders did really well.Have seen alot of people who don’t even care about the game preorder it just to make a statement and tell sjws to fuck off.

  35. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Many do that,it’s a very old and lame answer.Someone told it to me to and called me a virgin because i care about Japanese games not getting censored.

  36. BurgerUnit
    BurgerUnit
    December 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I’d like to also share https://leagueforgamers.com/signup

    It’s organized by mark kern (former team lead of
    world of Warcraft) who has stated he will be going to as many Japanese devs as possible to say we don’t want any part of this, provided they get 50,000 sign ups

  37. lucben999
    lucben999
    December 14, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    If early adopters had been able to convince Baldwin to use a less dumb sounding hashtag they would have done it, I don’t see what’s so bad about trying to convince others to use a better name right at the start before it gains traction, like it was being done in KiA.

    I guess now it’s already too late, but it was still a dumb choice for a name.

  38. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    It’s fine and dandy wanting to change it, my issue is that these people don’t want to support it. Yet they now support Gamergate. Which is a retarded name too.

  39. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Hence Namco’s Harada wanted hundreds of thousands of unique supporters on social media for Xenosaga HD. They knew that most of the time people aren’t willing to put down money or take action.

  40. Mike Nieto
    Mike Nieto
    December 14, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Ah yeah, I’ve been called a pedophile, virgin, “lonely fag” and a terrorist “literally worse than ISIS” for sharing DOAX3 pictures on Twitter. It’s good stuff.

  41. lucben999
    lucben999
    December 14, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Ok, there were couple of comments in the original KiA thread announcing the petition that were complaining about the name, but I already signed it anyway back then.

  42. SpecialK
    SpecialK
    December 14, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I personally love the name. Signed. Sure, it’ll never reach 1 million (maybe?), but the idea remains. To show solidarity and unification. Signed.

  43. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 had the same thing (around 97K on Facebook after 4 years) sorta but I do think an implied goal is alright.

    This might have more traction thanks to be encompassing more games and publishers.

  44. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Yeah i’ve heard all those insults.I once answered;you know what?When you call me a pedo it tells me more about you then it does about me.

  45. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 14, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Honestly, I play 80% Japanese games but feel every developer from every region should be free to experiment and create. It isn’t just a Japan or even East vs West thing.

    Given how easy it is to see many of the cut or banned contents in another game, in other media, in person or on the Internet. We have far too many barriers in games.

  46. Dgnfly
    Dgnfly
    December 14, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    i still got to order the game. kinda booked considering i’m also a figure collector so i think i’ll order the game in january and senran kagura is also a game i still need to get to support more games like that.

    i also got the website moonlite saki to share with her facebook and twitter.

  47. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    December 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    South Korea is pretty much an hellish country too where censorship is insane thanks to feminism.

  48. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    It’s perfect for these fascists,heard Kim Jong-un even banned some haircuts.

  49. Milewide
    Milewide
    December 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    “Yes, I’d like to have the option to maybe consider buying it.” Is not as attractive to publishers as one may be lead to believe? :p

  50. Andrew Krasy
    Andrew Krasy
    December 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Kpop idol concert videos I’ve seen seem to suggest otherwise.

  51. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    December 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Not just JRPGs, guys. The Firedorn controversy, Hatred almost getting banned in Steam… there’s plenty of fightin’ to be had in Western gaming, and there was this one RPG in which it is being questioned for lacking black people… in the middle ages in Europe.

    At least, those that would still stand up to their works.

  52. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    December 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    That article headline kinda implies that the petition already has a million signatures. Very poorly worded

    Other than that, good to know

  53. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Signing this petition should signal that there is a market here, that is against censorship. The GamerGate scandal was the first step, but now I feel that even the more mainstream gamers are beginning to see the culture war that is going on.

  54. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    December 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Porn is banned in South Korea, and owning it is a worse offense than murder to their justice system.
    There are also a lot of other fucked up shit in South Korea that a lot of people don’t know.

  55. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I was just saying because this isn’t only for Japanese games. Although the title of the petition also says that.

    It includes every Asian devs and companies in the end, because they’re the one censoring their stuff at the moment for the west.

    Anyway, it’s great that we now give attention to this. Maybe this trend will die.

  56. tccboss
    tccboss
    December 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I really hope this does get a million signatures or half a mil at least.

  57. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Perhaps using the hashtag instead of separate words would have helped but this isn’t the only petition with the issue. 100K strong for Megaman Legends 3 started off the same.

  58. tccboss
    tccboss
    December 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Prices dropped on DOAX3? Excuse me for a moment.

  59. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    December 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Having heard of the hashtag before reading the headline would also clear up the confusion I suppose but I don’t use social media so I saw it and was like “well holy shit”. lol

  60. lucben999
    lucben999
    December 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I think most publishers understand that censorship is unpopular, but they want to avoid the PR shitstorms that SJW outlets cause. There’s also the possibility that there’s some SJW in community management or similar intermediary position feeding the publisher bullshit to push their political agenda, they seem to be attracted to the sort of “social” positions that allow them to police language and expression.

  61. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Nice jump,it got 1000 signatures plus since Nichegamer posted the article,it’s now at 5091 signatures.

  62. BurgerUnit
    BurgerUnit
    December 14, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    They call you all those things and somehow you’re the bad guy.

    Forget those psychotic assholes and keep doing what youre doing.

  63. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 14, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    The Witcher 3 is the RPG you meant. Adapted from polish novels which were inspired by polish folklore as I understand it too.

    Anyway. Yes. Yes. Japan is only one part of pressure being applied to developers and publishers to conform. I doubt anyone would budge but there was even one journalist who wrote about the hands in Super Mario Maker and suggested it could be racist for missing a group: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2015/07/22/no-super-mario-maker-is-not-racist/

  64. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    December 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Their men must use all of the energy stored in their testes into making the best iPhone clone ever.

  65. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Jup.

  66. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Yup

  67. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 14, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    This is exactly why a petition like this is important. Publishers are about profits before anything else. If they realize that a stand against censorship brings them cash they will not give a toss about the crybullies.

    This was proven by many examples recently – Hatred, Dragon’s Crown, Senran Kagura and even PlayAsia’s zero fucks given attitude.

  68. Sevuz
    Sevuz
    December 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Let’s hope they see it or hear about it

  69. N-Cop
    N-Cop
    December 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    i shared this hoping other people will sign too

  70. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I myself, didn’t care too much for the game, but I
    simply couldn’t pass an opportunity to piss off the SJWs. Plus those mousepads looked really nice.

    This is my favourite thing to come out of the PlayAsia situation:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dMlpStPji8&feature=youtu.be

  71. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    What I don’t get is that there’s a very easy compromise where everyone can get what they want, yet I’ve rarely seen it talked about.

    In the music industry, it’s very common for artists to put out censored and uncensored versions of their albums if they happen to have explicit lyrics.

    Why don’t devs do the same? Or maybe even just make it an option in the game itself? Or allow people to turn shit on and off at their discretion? Like how you could turn blood on and off in Mortal Kombat. Actually, now that I think about it, there are a lot of games where you can turn blood on or off.

    I feel like this can appease people that might want censorship AND allow us to play games uncensored. Sure, there might still be some crazies that would be against even that, but I feel like by and large, most people would be totally okay with this.

  72. BurgerUnit
    BurgerUnit
    December 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    A parental control type feature sounds good on paper but the people championing for censorship more often than not believe that nobody should be allowed to view some content, regardless if you’re a child or adult.

    Because they are adults who have trouble differentiating between fiction and reality, they assume everyone is as dumb or mentally unstable.

  73. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 14, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Maybe so, but I feel like with censored and uncensored modes, there won’t be as many people complaining about it. And the ones left over would just look like crazies.

  74. Parkour
    Parkour
    December 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you very much for letting us know! Definitely signing this petition.

    Having played japanese games since the last decade, this new fad of censorship and political correctness in videogames it’s starting to get on my nerves. Videogames are a very important part in my life, they are just too precious and valuable to me. Seeing my favourite hobby getting bastardized like that it’s something I will tolerate no more.

    As for the gentleman telling us to “lulz go bak 2 pornhubz lel”, what if you drop that stupid superiority complex and that obnoxius holier-than-thou attitude?

  75. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 14, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I’d at least want some developer to try it out just to see. DOAX3 would really be the perfect testing ground for it, as it’s already popular. I feel like if it’s done with a real niche game, it wouldn’t have much impact either way.

    If it works then congratulations, we’ve come to a happy compromise. If it doesn’t have any effect at all, then we’d just have to keep showing support for Japanese devs.

  76. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    December 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Fucking signed that shit like how Mikami kills people with his Death Note. FUCK SJWS!!

  77. BurgerUnit
    BurgerUnit
    December 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Yeah I agree with you. It would take away their ‘think of the children’ defence and expose them for the nutters they are.

  78. Sangaz
    Sangaz
    December 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks for posting about it, Carl. I really hope the developers realize that these attention seeking,white knight cunts do not represent the western market.

  79. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    December 14, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    That pic just makes me think of green lanterns and the black panthers. Signed, need muh boobies and fun.

  80. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    December 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Sadly it’s the “mainstream gamers” that are supporting the censorship.

  81. lucben999
    lucben999
    December 14, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance also received SJW outrage for having no black people even though it’s meant to be a historically accurate representation of 15th-century Bohemia.

  82. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    December 14, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I know sites like gematsu would never talk about this.

  83. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    December 14, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    It seems like most Asian Nations has weird problems with accepting sexuality. Which is odd as they was not really affected much by Christianity like America.

  84. plakia
    plakia
    December 14, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    North Korea subscribes to Juche which is a conservative militarist ideology based on Confucianism and some of the economic aspects of Stalinist state-capitalism. They actually promote traditional values that your average /pol/ack endlessly obsesses over. /pol/ would probably worship the Kim dynasty as the new Hitler if they weren’t previously a Soviet aligned nation. Guess it doesn’t help Kim Il-Sung played Stalinist early on to get Soviet backing.

  85. Derek
    Derek
    December 14, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    But we were the loudest when what precious scraps of fanservice and sexual content is being removed from the game.

  86. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    It’s the green gamers corp.

  87. ronin4life
    ronin4life
    December 14, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Not to dampen your message, but smaller groups like Xseed and Idea Factory don’t have anywhere near the same issue bringing out unedited/uncensored games like the bigger publishers, SE, Nintendo, Capcom etc, do. Because those smaller devs and pubs pretty much cater ONLY to the people who want that uncensored content, and often even make ONLY that kind of content. The image and sales of these companies, Their IP and bottom line aren’t at all at risk of being affected.

    Tecmo Koei, for example, are pretty big now and have obviously been trying to expand more and more in the West these last 5+ years at least. They are even pushing onto PC and are more willing to bring their Strategy titles over than they had been in recent years. Many of these customers and potential customers are at risk if they ‘make mistakes’, and they don’t want to lose what they are obviously spending lots of time and money building up just so a tiny minority of their regulars can play one specific game out of the dozens they are making.

    All I am saying, Is people seem to think this is either not an issue or that it ‘just shouldn’t be anyway’. It isn’t that easy for larger groups, with larger profiles, to justify certain decisions that could get them ‘in trouble’; wrecking their image and risking sales/entire customer bases. To make matters worse, these companies are also at greater risk of any ‘offensive’ title blowing up in the media because they are so big and have so many more eyes watching them. Xseed has just their relatively small and specific customer base that wants these specific games watching them and buying from them and that’s it, so of course they can do what those people want.

  88. Seras
    Seras
    December 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    “1 million gamers strong petition”
    5212 supporters.

  89. Dgnfly
    Dgnfly
    December 14, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Gematsu is a godawfull site, the only thing you can get from them is a ban in 5 seconds. when you state your opinion.

  90. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Here we go again, the strawman is real.

  91. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    We have found one rare specimen here.

  92. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I forgot those times when we weren’t loud about Hatred being almost banned from Steam. Pillars of Eternity getting a ton of flak because of that.

  93. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    And the devs were like “lol idgaf”. I remember those times, heh.

  94. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I believe we are focusing on the west as well. Gamergate is trying at least…

    Although not with this petition, obviously.

  95. Isaac Sadler
    Isaac Sadler
    December 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Nier 2 is the only new game that I am looking forwards too, hopefully the translation doesn’t get screwed over.

  96. BurgerUnit
    BurgerUnit
    December 14, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Considering how companies fold for a few vocal mouth pieces, this might already be enough for them to sit up and notice

  97. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    December 14, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    As always, “don’t buy it if you don’t like it” applies here.

  98. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    December 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    WEISS YOU DUMBASS

  99. Feniks
    Feniks
    December 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I don’t hate SJW for their opinions. I have opinions too.

    What I hate is bullying artists into censorship. Neo fascists.

  100. blackice85
    blackice85
    December 14, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Yea I got tired of it, dropped them from my RSS feed a while back, and totally forgot about them until I read the comment here. Don’t miss them one bit.

  101. Derek
    Derek
    December 14, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    It is when tits are on the line we fight extra hard for this. I havent seen this much uproar when y5 was announce it will not be localized but yet when censorship happens we flew into a frenzy over a bikini to put it in perspective

  102. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    December 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    if the gameplay still intact why does it matter if the game gets a minor alteration its happen back then and not many people complain

  103. scemar
    scemar
    December 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Here’s another good idea, I wish NG would feature.

    https://leagueforgamers.com/

    LFG or League For Gamers, it’s a mix of social media where gamers can interact with each other, but it is also a sort of pro freedom/openess in the industry lobby group or consumer group, a place where gamers could voice their opinions together and have an unified voice.

    One of the current goals is to have a voice strong enough to reach Japan.

    It’s become increasingly evident that many of the companies that act as middle men for gamers in the west and japanese companies are not being honest and not having the gamer’s best interest in mind.

    So a consumer group would fill that gap.

    If you ever got mad at something dumb a japanese dev does due to the peer pressure or threats that are now common in the industry, or felt like they did unnecesary and dumb moves with censorship then you should join this and hope the true voice of gamers reaches the developers.

    It’s time for our industry and our community to grow up.
    Consumer groups that act to speak up for the people and make their voice reach companies are a staple of every matured industry and an essential part of consumer-creator dynamics.

  104. scemar
    scemar
    December 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Yeah, the million man march didn’t have a million either, etc.
    Names are just there to be eye catching.
    Every person matters, be it 100, 1000 or 10,000 or whatever.

  105. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I don’t remember outrage about Y5 either, so if you’d be more clear if that was truly done because of outrage, then sure…

    If it was because of something like getting an AO rating, well, you can’t really boycott the ESRB.

  106. inquisitormcsagington
    inquisitormcsagington
    December 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    You’re 100% right.
    Now let’s remove all those bits of disturbing sexual imagery from Silent Hill 2. Don’t want to trigger anyone, do we?

  107. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    December 14, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    The people complaining about this aren’t really interested in playing Japanese games. They never were and never will be. The stigma that simply being a Japanese developed game suddenly makes it porn (regardless of anything else) is all they care about.

  108. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    December 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Name is stupid but I whole heartedly support it.

  109. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    December 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Already signed a while ago.
    And to remind people, this is what we’re fighting for.

  110. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    December 14, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    I’m not talking about the one that have context to plot and gameplay I’m talking about the minor shit like R.Mika’s butt slap or Xenoblade Chronicle X boob slider, I don’t like SJW but this is getting ridiculous

  111. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    They would make an article about it and prevent you from talking about,like they just did.

  112. blackice85
    blackice85
    December 14, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    “Hey look, everyone agrees with what we wrote because there aren’t any dissenting comments”

    What a bunch of jokers

  113. Arbitrary
    Arbitrary
    December 14, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    “The truth is that Japanese culture is about celebrating the vivacity of youth…”

    Isn’t that by its very nature just fucking obnoxious, though?

  114. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Oh don’t worry,when we will have dealt with these sjws we won’t forget which sites backed gamers and which not,Kotaku is already going down the gutter.

  115. blackice85
    blackice85
    December 14, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I’d just see it as being different, personally. Not unlike how Western games and other media have such a focus on power fantasies and machismo. But hardly anyone decries that, or the graphic violence it usually entails.

  116. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    December 14, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    They pulled some crazy shit on the original X360 version of SO4. Putting aside recent issues, I’m not sure I trust them to leave it alone simply because they’re Square Enix.

  117. Alistair
    Alistair
    December 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    But the really sad thing is some people can’t handle cartoon boobs if it’s a loli or woman.

    They got a illness alright it’s called shit in month Syndrome every time they preach they talking a load of shit.

    & being easily offended to carton characters is also a illness.

    The way we help Japanese Devs is go & import moe crystal & others the more we do localise team will be unrevilent, & so too will be the rating boards as less games go over to the west.

    It will happen once XSEEDS buckle too & artlus also I’m planing to boycott western Devs because I’m sick of all double standards western games can have boobs but Japanese games can’t not. ?

  118. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Lol i don’t trust them ESPECIALLY because they are Square Enix.My trust for their ability to make good jrpgs is nonexistent but i give them the benefit of the doubt because i like what i’ve seen so far about SO5.

  119. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    December 14, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    you know lynlee is 13 and it was the right call to edit because it would be too creepy

  120. Alistair
    Alistair
    December 14, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Not so as glorified extreme violence as last time I look it against the law.

    Blowing things up, killing computer generated characters for entertainment is glorified violence buts its A-okay.

    If Ecchi stands for pedophhilia I wonder what extreme violence stands for.

  121. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    December 14, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    The Asian version is basically that. English subtitles, but none of the social crusading bullshit.

    Until we get this sorted out (which I fear will take years) I hope more companies with spineless US divisions will go this route.

  122. Alistair
    Alistair
    December 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Others way to support the Japanese Devs is lobby Sony & Microsoft & ninty themselves as they’re too to blame for the mess by not having AO on they’re platforms.

  123. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    December 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    There are people in Japan who never play Western games because they think they’re all grusome murder simulators, too. Ignorance exists everywhere.

    What matters is that the games are released and not censored so the people who aren’t slaves to prejudice and ignorance can have a good time in peace. Because humanity isn’t going to change anytime soon.

  124. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I’m already boycotting western games due to the fact they suck,if i want to watch a movie i put in a dvd/blu ray in my PS3/4.They know how to do good graphics/interactive but their gameplay sucks.Westerners having double standards/moral highground:shocker,who knew?

  125. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    If a were a parent and i had to chose between showing my kid boobs or ripped of heads my choice would be easy.

  126. yukitron
    yukitron
    December 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Censor/edit all you want. It’s your choice. In my personal opinion, the important thing is that we don’t know what the hell the original content was. However, in today’s age where everyone age FOUR AND UP are connected to the Internet, it’s just too easy to find out anything about everything. I didn’t know the Harpy Ladies in Yugioh were more naked than they already were. I didn’t know the sandwich rolling down the hill in Pokemon was actually a riceball. Maybe if I knew what the originals looked like before-hand, I’d go “wtf? why?”

    I can guarantee anyone here that no one would have been pissed about the Mika butt slap if it wasn’t there in the first place. But Capcom had the gall to have it for everyone to see, and THEN remove it, causing outrage from people who didn’t even give a shit about the game until that happened.

    Anyways, kudos for the effort of this petition, your hearts are in the right place. But I enjoy the days where we fought for Japanese games to come stateside, PERIOD. Now we’re fighting for games to come stateside totally untouched without considering any cultural differences between Japan and the US. Before jumping on this gamer bandwagon, go talk to someone who works in localization and find out why things get changed, censored, or edited.

    Nothing is good enough for you “gamers.” And to have the nerve to say “we are the actual consumer base.” This is like that episode of South Park where all the Yelpers think they speak for all Yelpers.

    Also DOAX sucks, and that series did not sell well. Like, at all.

    is DOAX3 coming out for the Vita btw? I’d like to play that on the toilet

  127. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Please explain why it’s creepy,we wait;

  128. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    December 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    because its inappropriate and they had to edit it and everyone else get to wear the bikini so its no big deal that they edit out lynlee outfit and its understandable

  129. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Still fail to see why it’s understandable.

  130. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    December 14, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    so your ok see lynlee a 13 year old being sexualize

  131. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Her age is irrelevant,she is not real,she doesnt exist.Should we also label western gamers as muderers now?

  132. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    December 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    A right call to who though? Certainly ain’t mine. Do I have problems with an age going that low? Probably. I know I won’t draw erotic pics of people at that low an age. But that’s all on ME and MY WORK. Same way I don’t like people telling me what to draw, it’s not my responsibility to demand and talk down someone from their vision, even if it’s something I might not like. If that’s how they do it, that’s how they do it. Plain and simple. If she’s gonna have a bikini, then so be it. All I gotta do is not equip it. Done.

  133. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    December 14, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    its sad how people in this site defend pedophilia whether its real or not

  134. C4
    C4
    December 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    She’s fully clothed in a bikini. Where is issue?

  135. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    December 14, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Hell yeah!!!

  136. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    It sad how we have to constantly explain to mentally ill people what is real and what’s not.

  137. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    He probably also sexualizes children when he goes to the beach,that tells us more about him then it does about us.

  138. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    December 14, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    That was the RPG I was forgetting to remember, thanks.

  139. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    December 14, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    at least i’m not just blaming sjw instead of the publisher for the edits

  140. Feniks
    Feniks
    December 14, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Remember to go to Kotaku with adblock on. This actually costs them money ;)

  141. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 14, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I avoid that site like the plague,with or without adblock.
    I have adblock on on every site minus this one.

  142. Bananalint
    Bananalint
    December 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    No thirteen year old acts like that. I mean she drives for fuck’s sake! Japan always makes “younger” characters as adults anyway.

  143. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    December 14, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Well, the game itself is being developed by Tri-Ace not Square Enix, but then again Tri-Ace has done a good job stealing defeat from the jaws of victory with their recent output in their own right.

  144. TylorW
    TylorW
    December 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I think what he means is that even though it’s minor alterations now, later on the complaining actually could reach a point where imagery that does have context to either plot or gameplay will be censored because others don’t like it.

    Trust me, it may sound stupid, but it’s a domino effect that’s just waiting to happen unless we do something about it.

  145. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 14, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Yes, DOAX3 is on the Vita. We don’t have any concrete sales for the series but I can make many cases of games aiming for the same market which didn’t need high numbers or sold well in the west.

    Nothing is good enough for gamers? Perhaps. Still I don’t think it is a massive leap to ask for content which can legally be shown in media, is welcomed by the rating system under a T rating and so on to be shown.

    I’ve seen games chopped in half when localised with the publisher asking fans to buy both separately. Nothing I’ve seen is that egregious, but why even let a second slip by?

    Code Geass had our rating system cut a second of content, but I’ve personally written the series off till I find another means to see it: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/code-geass-lelouch-rebellion-r2-turn-10-when-shen-hu-wins-glory-1970

    I know that other anime from the same director, studio, publisher and so on go further.

  146. Kazkari
    Kazkari
    December 14, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I do wonder how well this will work though…. They don’t seem to care about our opinions if it looses them any sales they just give up.

  147. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 14, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    As someone who lived in South Korea before, I didn’t know that the country was a hellish place to live.

    Granted it is illegal to film or distribute porn, but I’m pretty sure Korea isn’t so backwards to not allow porn viewing. As far as I know, they’re extremely strict with child pornography.

    Also, I didn’t know South Korea was a place with such strong feminism. Last time I visited the place, the place was still culturally backwards where the men gets a bitch load of benefits compared to the women and they’re rarely outspoken enough to be heard.

    Care to give me a source?

  148. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 14, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Owning porn is a usually a 2 year sentence or a fine.

    Murder is minimum 5 year sentence in South Korea.

  149. blackice85
    blackice85
    December 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Whelp I’d be screwed lol

  150. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 14, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    I will admit I don’t like Samsung, but how the fuck did we get from talking about game censoring to bashing South Koreans?

    Stay on fucking topic people.

  151. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 14, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Unfortunately, that may also give them the wrong impression that we don’t give a shit about their games anymore, so they don’t even try to release any more games.

    Yeah it works, but it’s a double edged sword.

  152. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    December 14, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I just wish they’d come up with something original. They have an insane amount of talent and skill but there’s always that nagging feeling that I have seen that before.

  153. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    December 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Legitimate question: Japan has weeaboos. What’s the equivalent for fans of Korean animation and manhwa?

  154. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 14, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Korea is affected pretty big by Christianity. A fourth of the country are protestant and it’s not surprising because Christianity brought vast amount of education and shelter for the poor when Korea was left devastated after Japanese colonial occupation.

    Japan is different because they’re not affected by Christianity that much. A majority of the country practice Shinto or Buddishm because a lot of Christians were persecuted in Japan during the 16th century during Hideyoshi and Ieyasu’s ruling. By early 18th century, Japan lifted the ban, but the damage was already done and a lot of Japanese people already left the faith and there weren’t as many missionaries who traveled as well.

    The two are vastly different in censorship. Don’t know how much of the religion is a cause, but Korea does favor more heavily on censorship of porn because of their Christian background.

  155. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    인터넷 폐인 (Internet Fiend): They’re the equivalent of hikikomori otakus I suppose. It’s just that instead of animu and whatnot, it would be with obsession with MMO games.

    Other than that, Koreans just call otakus, otakus just like Japan. Don’t know how the word spread and became the same instead of a translation. If you go to Korea and say otaku, they will know what you’re talking about.

    I don’t think they’re is anything similar with weeaboos mainly because it’s an American slang that’s categorized for any otakus, regardless of a person’s race.

  156. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    December 14, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I had a S. Korean teacher who told me that Koreans are pretty good at assimilating foreign words. That would explain why radio and ice cream sound exactly-ish the same in Korean and why Otaku means the same.

  157. scemar
    scemar
    December 14, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Yeah that’s it more or less.

    What developers and gamers want is the same: and open industry where all kinds of experiences can be made and enjoyed.

    But developers depend on publishers to fund games, and publishers depend on some sources to let them know what to fund and what to do.

    And those sources are people like the media, the localization companies and their PR teams.
    And a lot of pro censorship PC type people and SJW work there, they’re the gate keepers of the message, and keep the publishers in the dark.

    Publishers get told : PEOPLE LOOOOVE THE CENSORSHIP! and who can tell them otherwise?
    Right now, no one.
    That has to change.

  158. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    December 14, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Youth celebrating games? Come on now, let’s now mince words – underage sexual content.

    Honestly, if Japanese devs learn to stop including that garbage in their games entirely, good.

    That’s the one part of their culture they can keep. The rest? Keep it coming.

  159. InzMovi
    InzMovi
    December 14, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    She’s actually 3, and an android. And a fictional character. But you wouldn’t know that unless you played the game instead of regurgitating mindless banter.

    Sorry for the spoilers everyone :/

  160. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    December 14, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Hope something good comes out of this!

  161. iceloops123
    iceloops123
    December 15, 2015 at 12:03 am

    its funny KIA is not my sauce. and i SUPPORT GG because i support videogames but i still get it from SJW types

  162. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    December 15, 2015 at 12:05 am

    South Korea is run by women. Look also how much they shit on vidya, freedom of speech and on the use of Internet.

    “the place was still culturally backwards where the men gets a bitch load of benefits”
    I like how this sentence implies feminism offer anything positive, but propaganda, destruction of relationships & family values, and complete control over its population in the West.

  163. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    December 15, 2015 at 12:24 am

    “where imagery that does have context to either plot or gameplay will be censored because others don’t like it.”

    You mean like in the latest Fatal Frame where the girl, who is a gravure idol recalling events where she has to pose for the camera while wondering about her own autonomy, had the outfit she was wearing removed?

  164. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    December 15, 2015 at 12:44 am

    An option to toggle off possibly offensive content would be the best option, at least for all the reasonable people. Maybe have it tied to a console’s parental control settings too. But something like this needs to be done during the development phase. Most localizers don’t actually have good programmers that can do that and so the costs would be too much at that stage.

  165. raymk
    raymk
    December 15, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Doax series as a whole still sold terrible in the west, it was just morr than japan.

  166. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    December 15, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Sooner or later, we can make a bingo game out of it.

  167. raymk
    raymk
    December 15, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Thats because boycotts in general for gaming doesn’t work. I glad doax is selling well however

  168. raymk
    raymk
    December 15, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Aside from sf5 the rest of those games are super niche and werent likely to sell boycott or not. Well xeno x is doing well in the west i hear but meh.

  169. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 15, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Nah, that’s just bullshit, man.

    Square doesn’t seem to have any issue standing by the vision of the products they create, such as with the faux outrage over FFXV’s protags or Cidney’s outfit.

    And I honestly don’t perceive Tecmo-Koei as currently “expanding”; they mainly just cater to the same niche as XS and IF do, and continue to fade in irrelevancy when it comes to studios like Team Ninja, which actually had a decent reputation these last two gens (on that note, where is my Ninja Gaiden series re-release?).

    Same would go for Nintendo, except they’ve been making an unfortunate series of poor decisions for much longer by now, and the end result is that they’re not even considered to be a relevant part of this market anymore.

    And Capcom is a prime example of how catering to the purile delusions of the easily offended will get you nowhere, but in the budget bins faster when their actual fans won’t simply get their last product anymore after they offended them. You may still see them as a healthy giant right now, but they’re currently at the crossroads between growing like those who actually know their audience, and fading into irrelevancy like the previous two examples because they cater to something which simply isn’t there…

    There is no “getting in trouble” unless you assign some imaginary value to the voice of those completely irrelavant to you; it’s just make-belief.

  170. Kainevil Rc
    Kainevil Rc
    December 15, 2015 at 3:19 am

    You obviously haven’t played japanese games if you think a buttslap is being over the top or ridiculous LEL

  171. Dgnfly
    Dgnfly
    December 15, 2015 at 4:45 am

    then you have to take into account that it was a XBOX exclusive also and if you look right now at KT are releasing games they would never release during the ps3 Era. when the majority off ps4 sales are in the west 28 milion how could they not sell enough i diden’t buy the psvita version cause it was digital like many.

  172. Softclocks
    Softclocks
    December 15, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Bro what, the Japanese established all of Koreas first universities.

  173. XERW
    XERW
    December 15, 2015 at 8:58 am

    This is an extremely important intel. If you’ll excuse me, I need to talk my wallet into it.

    Edit:done!

  174. XERW
    XERW
    December 15, 2015 at 9:01 am

    That, and the abundance of English-only audio track. If they had licensing fee problems, offer them as paid DLC and I’ll bet people will gobble it up. Yes, quite an arsepull – but a middle ground to the “muh license fee”

  175. XERW
    XERW
    December 15, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I’m going to RT this to high heaven. Need to find out the pass first XP

  176. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 15, 2015 at 11:09 am

    “South Korea is currently run by women.”

    Wait what? In which part of the country do you mean by currently run by women? Like the whole country? I sincerely hope you’re not talking about the current president and basing it off of that one information. You do know that the current South Korean president was the daughter of a general in the military, not to mention becoming president and getting assassinated later. She’s not overly brusque or strict as her father, but if you would ever see her on the news, she’s always surrounded by men, some of the same fucking ones who used to serve her father. And I mean old geezer men.

    “Look also how much they shit on vidya,”

    It’s a difference in culture. They’re not that big a fan of vidya except for their fucking MMOs. Korea was always into PC gaming moreso than any console gaming.

    Other than MMOs, I guess second would be fighters like Tekken. Other than that, they just don’t give a shit about it.

    “freedom of speech and on the use of Internet.”

    Do you even know how much the Korean government is lax and people are outspoken in the country? Koreans are some of the most outspoken people whenever they rebel about stupid minor shit. The law enforcement is absolutely pathetic in the country. People usually speaks out and even outright curse at authorities and STILL doesn’t get arrested. Please don’t generalize the whole country as not having freedom of speech bullshit just because of porn censoring.

    Seriously, you don’t sound like you’re familiar with the country at all, except for the minor grievances that you picked up over teh interwebz. If you’re going to post shit, at least back it up with facts.

  177. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_South_Korea#cite_note-Grayson.2C_2002._p._158-5

    Methodist and Presbyterian missionaries were especially successful. They established schools,
    universities, hospitals, and orphanages and played a significant role in the modernisation of the country.

    And no, Koreans first had to attend Japanese universities during the colonization. It doesn’t mean that they established it because it was the same school Japanese had to go to.

    If you’re talking about industrializing then yeah I would agree with you, but those brought in commerce, electronics, and theater mostly.

  178. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 15, 2015 at 11:34 am

    You’re welcome.

  179. Derek
    Derek
    December 15, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I think you should leave before people calls you a social justice warrior or a white knight.

  180. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    December 15, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    “Korea was like a Sub-Saharan African country in terms of sophistication before the Japanese colonization.”

    Really? Considering that China, Korea, and Japan each had their own dynasty with their share in wealth of culture and education, I honestly doubt that’s the right analogy to make.

  181. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    December 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    COME OVER HERE AND GIVE ME A BIG SLOPPY KISS SHADOWLORD

  182. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    December 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Sales wise the first 2 games got most of its sales from the US. I think each of the 2 games totaled around somewhere within the 100,000s or so worldwide. Plus the fact that is a volleyball game with some light sim mechanics does have something of a niche following so i doubt anyone would think that the DOAX games would pull in CoD sales. But then again Koei Tecmo has release games that have a much smaller fanbase than DOAX ( or even the mainline DOA fighting games for that matter).

    Developers and publishers have been coming out more speaking on why they’re unable to release certain games in the States which almost always comes back to the current climate in gaming in the States to an extent. Yes its their choice to censor/alter the games they release and/or get localized. However I find it troubling when companies like KT bank off these risque titles but turn around try to take a passive moral stance whenever they get any sort of negative feedback cause of these said games.

    You say that nothing is good enough for us gamers, but I honestly dont understand what you mean by that statement. The fact that people are fighting against censorship of any sort in games ARE the consumer base because they refuse to sit back and let people decide on whats acceptable and whats not in the games that they buy with their own hard earned money.

  183. Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3
    Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3
    December 15, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    “plus a generation that seems to be easily offended by two-dimensional images ”

    HUGEST understatement of the generation sadly. Today’s new generation of kids 5-18 or whatever is largely anti-Japanese and Eastern culture. They rather stick to embracing what they know than different outlets so they end up being naive and complacent to anything to do with it unfortunately. hopefully 10-20 years from now, more will embrace it, in not just games but anime, food, Japan itself, other Eastern countries and not just think they’re trying to corrupt the youth. That’ll be the day.

  184. edge
    edge
    December 16, 2015 at 1:04 am

    I’m told Square Enix, usually has no problems censoring if requested by a publisher. Some examples from earlier years seem to indicate that they only censor when the publisher makes them. I could be wrong, of course we didn’t have the whiny SJW problem until recent years.

  185. dunno
    dunno
    December 16, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Something that does not exist cannot have an age.

  186. dunno
    dunno
    December 16, 2015 at 5:03 am

    6200 now

  187. magicalfollower
    magicalfollower
    December 16, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Funny enough some people from other countries make the same statement, but against violence in games.

    Cultural differences i guess… There’s even a video made by Gaijin Goomba talking about this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3gaKgdjJsY

  188. Black_Bob
    Black_Bob
    December 16, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Signed. This is just getting silly.

  189. Ruggarell
    Ruggarell
    December 16, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I guess this is the consequence of video games making more money than most medias. It just got too popular and people get offended easily.

  190. Justin Mathis
    Justin Mathis
    January 12, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Underage? I’m pretty sure that videogames don’t contain any sentient life just yet. But if they did, we would count their age by cpu or gpu cycles. God knows how old they must be and what they know. All the more reason to play the game if you ask me.