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EB Games Australia Pulls Gal Gun: Double Peace, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus from Stores

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Being a gamer in Australia can often be a difficult task, what with the countries very strict ratings board, with many games not reaching it’s shores.

Well it just seemed to have gotten a just a bit more difficult for Australian gamers, as EB Games has pulled both Gal Gun: Double Peace and Senran Kagura Estival Versus from store shelves.

The reason for the removal of both games appears to be quite unclear, with no official reason given as to why both games were removed.

The only statement given as of now was given to Stevivor, with the EB Games Australia representative saying this:

Australians who are 18 years or older have the right to make their own choices about what video games they play,” an EB representative told Stevivor via statement.We assess our product range on a regular basis using a number of key business factors, including sales rates. In this instance we have made the decision to no longer stock these products.The extremely small number of customers who have an existing preorder are still able to collect their copy of these titles.

The representative clarified that the games would not be stocked in stores with the exception of the pre-orders. The statement implies that the games aren’t banned within the country, but rather the decision was corporate.

To make matters stranger, it appears EB Games has gone as far as to call customers who’ve purchased the game to return it with a promise of a full refund, if this Reddit post is anything to go by.

Gal Gun: Double Peace is slated to release on August 2nd in North America for the PS4 and PS Vita.

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192 comments
  1. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    July 27, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    “Australia pulls games from stores”

    Like saying the road’s wet after a rainstorm.

    “you have to return it if you bought it”

    ahahahaha

  2. patyos
    patyos
    July 27, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Who the heck would return this masterpiece XD

  3. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    July 27, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    I missed some things and apparently you ain’t gotta return it but if that phone call thing were all true about asking their customers to return their games then ha.

  4. patyos
    patyos
    July 27, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Most likely some store owners are trying ask for refunds to then resell them in store somehow or make more money some other way these copies are gonna become really rare with that decision

  5. Darkrulershadowlord007
    Darkrulershadowlord007
    July 27, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Calling the costumers for a refund is stupid, but hey, at least the costumer service is good I guess.

  6. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    July 27, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Banned for HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE!

    Also hilarious that only NOW they remove Estival Versus from stores months after release. Just imagine how triggered Australia’s board rating system is gonna get with Valkyrie Drive.

  7. Lukia Zeng
    Lukia Zeng
    July 27, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    what should I do, if I want to post a news like this?

  8. James Hewitson
    James Hewitson
    July 27, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I imported these so I still got them but SJW Feminazi Bullshit this is, how come extreme violence is OK but anything sexual in games are immediately shunned and your branded as an outcast/pervert? This has become the norm in western culture and it has to stop. Censorship because of ” Mur western values” is insulting to Japanese developers, If you don’t like it that’s fine DON’T PLAY IT SIMPLE AS THAT sigh. F****** SJW/Feminazi/Nanny country/ culture we live in -__-

  9. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    July 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Banned for HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE!

    Also hilarious that only NOW they remove Estival Versus from stores months after release. Just imagine how triggered Australia’s board rating system is gonna get with Valkyrie Drive.

  10. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    July 27, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    More like “EB Gays”

  11. James Hewitson
    James Hewitson
    July 27, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    That’s why I’ll be importing Valkyrie Drive from Europe directly, taking zero chances with this one (^-^)

  12. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    July 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    That return part made me laugh my ass off. Australia is going to hell with all its feminism.

  13. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Australians who are 18 years or older have the right to make their own choices about what video games they play,”

    lolwut?

  14. Jack
    Jack
    July 27, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    you gotta be fucking with me

  15. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    July 27, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Sugarcoating for “too ecchi for Australia”

  16. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 27, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Ah i see.

  17. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Australia;We have noticed you bought Gal Gun,please report to your nearest police station.

  18. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 27, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    This will be the next game banned in Australia no doubt,the Japanese games witch hunt must continue.

  19. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    July 27, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    *High Impact Sexual Violence joke*
    Political correctness is a cancer that must be eliminated.

  20. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    “No anime tiddies for you. Mild sexual content is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!” -EB Games

  21. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    July 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Won’t someone please think of the feminists?

  22. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 27, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    We must think of the children! They need to be conditioned to support feminism at all costs!

  23. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 27, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    From what i see here I think Australians can forget IFI games in the future or anything with ecchi content.
    The called the customers if they want a refund,what a fucked up country.

  24. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    July 27, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    So what are they gonna do? Destroy every copy?

  25. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 27, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Remember;feminists are not gona take away your games.

  26. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 27, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Clearly they’ll bury them somewhere far away, like what happened to ET for the Atari 2600.

  27. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 27, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    That’s right! They’ll just censor them to tone down, if not outright remove sexual content and rewrite dialogue to include shitty tumblr memes!

  28. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 27, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    How about they bury themselves,would all do us a big favor.

  29. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    July 27, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    And if all else fails, THEN they take them away. It’s for our own good. Otherwise, we would go into a frenzy of violence and rape after being exposed to such triggering content.

  30. Sigurd Chalphy
    Sigurd Chalphy
    July 27, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Europe:”We realized you just tried to defend yourself with a weapon. Please report to your nearest police station.”

  31. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    They should just bury their heads in the sand like ostriches, to think about what they’ve done.

  32. Bromi
    Bromi
    July 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    >it appears EB Games has gone as far as to call customers who’ve purchased the game to return it with a promise of a full refund

    While it is a policy that games can be refunded there wasn’t a directive at my store to call customers about that, only to sell it out to people who preordered. I’d say that was either the sole store’s decision or it’s a fabrication.

  33. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 27, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Video games clearly are directly linked to violence and rape, as long as you ignore facts and statistical evidence that say otherwise! Those otaku are certainly filthy rapists! That’s why they swore off 3D women! :v

  34. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 27, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Yep it’s all the video games fault,not the criminals in our government.

  35. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Indeed,2D>3D.

  36. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    July 28, 2016 at 12:03 am

    EB Games, also known as “Everything’s Banned Games”

  37. OtakuBrony230
    OtakuBrony230
    July 28, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Australia a shit with games. This is no surprise because they’ve always been the “no fun allowed” type.

  38. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 28, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Stop spending your money on games and spend it all on women you misogynist shitlord.

  39. Kenta_Ikegami
    Kenta_Ikegami
    July 28, 2016 at 12:14 am

    White men, Seriously, Stop letting White women ruin entertainment for everyone else. WTF is wrong with you guys, HANDLE YOUR bitches.>:^(

  40. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    July 28, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Australiaaaa fuck no.
    Come to ruin your motherfucking hobby
    Australiaaaaa fuck no.
    Communism is the only way, yeah!

  41. GrimFate
    GrimFate
    July 28, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Pretty culturally insensitive of them to ban Japanese games!

  42. GrimFate
    GrimFate
    July 28, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Nothing like a controversy to convince me to buy a game that I had not previously heard of xD

  43. Guin
    Guin
    July 28, 2016 at 12:54 am

    If it’s any consolation, at least Yahtzee won’t get his bloody hands on it so he could “critique” the games.

  44. Guin
    Guin
    July 28, 2016 at 12:56 am

    That’s ironic coming from a country known for its “chill” stralian stereotype.

  45. Guin
    Guin
    July 28, 2016 at 1:01 am

    It’s not insensitive because it’s sticking it to dem perverted Japs.

  46. GrimFate
    GrimFate
    July 28, 2016 at 1:05 am

    True. Are they counted as white? Cos then I guess I’d have to retract my statement.

  47. Troy Tarling
    Troy Tarling
    July 28, 2016 at 1:07 am

    i still love ZP after all these years. i’ve watched it every week for what feels like a decade

  48. Guin
    Guin
    July 28, 2016 at 1:11 am

    He’s Phil Fish only I guess successful?

  49. Troy Tarling
    Troy Tarling
    July 28, 2016 at 1:13 am

    That is the least logical comparison I’ve ever heard. His reviews are satire. They are not meant to be taken seriously.

  50. Guin
    Guin
    July 28, 2016 at 1:16 am

    He’s a bad liar then. I know his disdain for Quick Time Events and Japanese Games in general are for real.

  51. grgspunk
    grgspunk
    July 28, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Needs moar F88 AUGs. Remember, this is Austrailia we’re talking about.

    That, and the guy needs to die for supporting the shipbitches.

  52. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    July 28, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Wait a minute, wait a fucking minute here. Australia is supposed to have an 18+ rating system yet you’re depriving adults of a said product despite saying that adults have the freedom to buy whatever they want? Wow I feel sorry for me fellow Aussie otaku’s out there. Hey EB Games did it ever occur to you to just oh I don’t know LET ADULTS BUY THE FUCKING PRODUCTS THEY WANT WITHOUT SOUNDING LIKE COLOSSAL HYPOCRITES!

    Here’s a thought, why not just keep the games behind the counter and only let adults buy them and get proper ID from those who look underage. Unless the parent in person gives the employee permission to purchase the title. That’s a lot better than just throwing out everything with the bathwater. But then again that would actually take effort lazy motherfuckers.

  53. Robert Cisneros
    Robert Cisneros
    July 28, 2016 at 1:57 am

    America: ” we realized you dont have a weapon, here have a colt”

  54. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    July 28, 2016 at 2:04 am

    wew Australia

  55. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    July 28, 2016 at 2:05 am

    We gave up on them a long time ago. They’re passed saving.

    All hail Asian female/White male offspring!

  56. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    July 28, 2016 at 2:06 am

    #Trump2016

  57. LDM
    LDM
    July 28, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I thought Australia can buy 18+ games now. Did they change the law again or something? Or is EB Games cowering to the SJW community?

  58. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    July 28, 2016 at 2:24 am

    The country didn’t ban them? So then what’s the problem, Gamestop? Jesus christ, guys…

  59. Ryan Smith
    Ryan Smith
    July 28, 2016 at 2:25 am

    This is at least one thing the US is doing okay at. Sure, a few sensitive whiners might complain, but ultimately their bellowing amounts to nothing. In Australia the state steps in because it thinks it knows what’s best. In Canada you might get arrested for this content. The US? A few “Think of the Children” stories from the news media and some whiny comments on social media. It’s only when publishers become afraid of the whiners whining that things get pulled or censored.

  60. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    July 28, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Good old Australia.

  61. Kenta_Ikegami
    Kenta_Ikegami
    July 28, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Have you guys ever heard of http://onemillionmoms.com/ ?
    It’s a bunch of Soccer-Moms and religious zealots who organize mass complaints in the form of Copy & Paste letter’s to get TV shows and other things they don’t like cancelled by pestering their sponsors…They’re lazy bullies, but their tactics seem to work. Think maybe people like us could use the same tactics to harass and bully companies who capitulate to feminist/sjws in the same way?

  62. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    July 28, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Truly a freedom fighter.

  63. ChaoticPesme
    ChaoticPesme
    July 28, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Translated : “18 years old gamers have a few rights (don’t get cocky though !). Less than 18 ? Fuck them, they don’t get shit other than Cooking Mama !”

  64. Jigsy
    Jigsy
    July 28, 2016 at 3:05 am

    JB HiFi don’t stock it either according to someone on IRC.

  65. malbhet
    malbhet
    July 28, 2016 at 3:38 am

    I would just import if I lived there, but they probably get screwed on import price gouging too! I think the gaming industry is in dire need of a long hard reset in order to get rid of the morons making current choices in what will/will not be released where and how!

  66. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 3:49 am

    UK: We have noticed you bought Gal Gun please unreport yourself from your nearest police station.

    Go Home.

  67. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 3:52 am

    You cant called Australia the land of the free, how about Australia Land of censorship, or better still Australia Land of SJWs cucks.

  68. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 3:57 am

    “Who the heck would return a masterpiece”

    A druken SJW that stone out of they mind. :D

  69. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Their must Purge every thing from these land rings any bell.

  70. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Is there such a thing of LOW IMPACT SEXUAL Violence?

  71. tccboss
    tccboss
    July 28, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Australia sounds like they hate fun.

  72. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 4:18 am

    Is that true because the last study in a long line of study says they no evdince to prove it.

    Or have they find that golden gun at last after the long line of study if that is case that would happen.

    If you keep podding you finally get what you what.
    But i simply dont believed it as history tell us differently.

  73. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 4:19 am

    They be a riot at tea partites No fun at all.

  74. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 4:35 am

    And there’s Anita Sarkeesian and Jim Sterling saying they won’t take away our games.

  75. CyborgNinja
    CyborgNinja
    July 28, 2016 at 4:38 am

    “To make matters stranger, it appears EB Games has gone as far as to call
    customers who’ve purchased the game to return it with a promise of a
    full refund…”
    WTF

  76. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 4:39 am

    The only way a long Hard reset against pro-Censorship SJWs cucks is when the Video games be not as important basically a crash.

    Billions lost on market shares, industry in dire dilemma job loses, then and only then people will go after SJWs fucktards.

    I dont think any government would side with any SJWs when the money goes down the tubes. As encomey suffers.

  77. Petr Kolář
    Petr Kolář
    July 28, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Why Australia hates videogames? I don’t get it.

  78. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 28, 2016 at 4:39 am

    In the hope people go back to sleep,it only works to sheeple though.

  79. Guin
    Guin
    July 28, 2016 at 4:40 am

    The gubmint don’t want its citizens to become rapist murderers again :/

  80. disqus_bJmMo9hhNJ
    disqus_bJmMo9hhNJ
    July 28, 2016 at 4:45 am

    why do they think they r p[rotecting us, how come adult cant choose which media he wants to consume, but the rating board people will choose which movbies and tv shows they want to watch in their free time? wtf its not right, its not right

  81. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Im sure they got a hidden stash of banned echhi games in they’ve houses.

    “we not taking away your games, we are playing them :p”

  82. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Sounds similar to Collective Shout, which is yet another disgraceful puritan feminist online movement in Australia that is focused on shaming companies that use “sexual objectification” of women (they don’t have any problems with men being objectified of course) to advertise and sell products, and they are one of the reasons why the rapper Tyler The Creator was banned from entering the country.

    These kinds of movement campaigns, which are clearly used by mostly hateful, bitter and ugly women/feminists to bully and harass, need to be fucking nuked.

    “Think maybe people like us could use the same tactics to harass and bully companies who capitulate to feminist/sjws in the same way?”

    Women/feminists act as a collective by nature. Men act as individuals by nature.

    Therefore not enough dissenters to do it. And then you have the problem of too many male feminists, white knights, manginas, and censorship apologists.

    So that’ll be why it’ll never happen.

    As much as we are against censorship, we are still a minority.

  83. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Ask the male politicians that keep passing their laws.

  84. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 4:55 am

    I do. I think of them drowning in the sea and never to be seen or heard of again.

  85. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 4:58 am

    That is true have you ever hear of a guilt trip syndrome people that feels uncomfortable about themselves that are ugly feels why this sexy person have fun.

    The 1s who are pushing hard for new sexist icons.

  86. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 4:58 am

    The guy is at risk being labelled a “sexist” and “misogynist” if he doesn’t comply to feminist demands though.

    Which if that happened, it would lead to him being fired from his job.

  87. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Basically their way of saying: “Australian adults are moral enough to not buy and play this sexist and misogynistic garbage”

  88. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Feminists have been doing this for decades. It’s one of the main roots of feminism.

  89. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 5:09 am

    They don’t. They just hate anything which depicts so-called “sexual objectification” or “violence” against women.

    Yet they have no problems with the above happening to men.

  90. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 5:11 am

    “Or is EB Games cowering to the SJW community?”

    Highly likely the case. Or they’ve got some feminist-SJW cunt on board with an axe to grind.

  91. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Don’t forget the straight white males, patriarchy, etc.

  92. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 28, 2016 at 5:18 am

    In fact they be in the front line 1st to cut off msysognist shitlord male Penis.

    That is in poor taste wasn’t it but then i remember something a femmist SJW Wrote death to all men whatever happen to that write was she arrested as that is clearly a hate crime not as a Joke.

    You see the difference from what i put down take it as a poor taste joke opinion or funny what im saying is my pet hate is censorship, hers she got serious issues.

  93. Shinobu
    Shinobu
    July 28, 2016 at 5:39 am

    California: “We realized you defended your home and family from an invader with a Colt. You were supposed to let the invader murder you and your family.”

  94. Flat Club
    Flat Club
    July 28, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Australia is the nightmare scenario that we must all work to avoid. A land where social conservatives and feminists work together to censor our games…. and media.. and speech.. I’m triggered just thinking about it.

  95. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    July 28, 2016 at 6:23 am

    How long until something destroys Australia?

  96. Bender Rodriguez
    Bender Rodriguez
    July 28, 2016 at 6:25 am

    I love their bullshit statement. You have a choice, except now you don’t! Censorship is disgusting.

  97. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    July 28, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I don’t know, if your government can be triggered by plastic knives, they might bust your door down and drag you to jail after beating you within an inch of your life for having a video game with imaginary guns.

  98. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 6:54 am

    The country is fine. It’s Social Justice and feminism that needs to be destroyed.

  99. Jigsy
    Jigsy
    July 28, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Actually, I remember reading that one Australian MP wanted Tamagotchi classified as an R-18 product ’cause it contained a slot machine. (This was in 2005.)

  100. Jigsy
    Jigsy
    July 28, 2016 at 7:36 am

    >The extremely small number of customers who have an existing preorder are still able to collect their copy of these titles.

    Yet they want people who bought it there to return it… Um, what?

  101. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    July 28, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Man that’s sucks but atleast it wasn’t banned

  102. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 7:50 am

    With the greatest of respect, go and fuck yourself. Thanks.

  103. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    July 28, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Just for saying it wasn’t banned, stay classy

  104. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I said that because you’re a dishonest Anita Sarkeesian loving and censorship apologizing male feminist. Glad to help.

  105. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    July 28, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I am not feminist if I was I wouldn’t have duke nukem as my Twitter avatar when sjw hate him

  106. EinMugenTenshin
    EinMugenTenshin
    July 28, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Funny thing is that both those games are actually pretty decent gameplay wise. Why couldn’t they pull some of the worse ecchi games out there, there are plenty to go on?

    Oh well, guess this keeps me inspired to continue to learn Japanese.

  107. TaciturnBadger
    TaciturnBadger
    July 28, 2016 at 8:44 am

    The statement mentions sales, I think the article has more to do with poor sales, rather than censorship.

  108. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 28, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I think he was cut off mid sentence. He meant to say “…just not this one. Or GTAV. Or MeiQ. Or…”.

  109. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 28, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Not to mention there isn’t much risky material in the game. It’s PEGI 16 here in Europe.

  110. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    July 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

    In spirit of the old Foster’s beer ads, what is Australian for “cuck”?

    In seriousness, these kind of moves would make me consider just getting games elsewhere. Like Amazon.

  111. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I think if they don’t honour preorders they open themselves to a lawsuit.

  112. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 28, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Well that’s terrifyingly Orwellian, but at this point expected from Australia. Might as well rename them to Oceania. EB is basically the pre-Big Brother merchandise store used to catch thought criminals.

  113. Jigsy
    Jigsy
    July 28, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Ah.

    I wonder how that’ll go down? Like “Here’s your game. Now, can we have it back?”

  114. Jigsy
    Jigsy
    July 28, 2016 at 9:13 am

    頑張って!

  115. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 28, 2016 at 9:15 am

    I would say that the seller would get a weird look, but I imagine that Australian gamers are used to this type of bullshit.

  116. Palodin
    Palodin
    July 28, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I didn’t realise we used dollars in the UK now?

  117. Choppinfoot
    Choppinfoot
    July 28, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Hah, nobody buys these kinds of games from EB anyway. It’s actually cheaper to import from overseas than it is to buy through that joke of a franchise.

  118. Aliens_Of_Gold
    Aliens_Of_Gold
    July 28, 2016 at 10:32 am

    You wouldn’t remove a game because of poor sales though. If they want to use that excuse then they need to remove all those other puzzle and adventure games that bloat the PC section from store shelves.

    Bullshit excuse is bullshit.

  119. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    July 28, 2016 at 10:45 am

    i hope they get bitten by a poisonous koala or some other weird shit in the australian wilderness

    that being said the decision does seem to be corporate in nature

  120. Aliens_Of_Gold
    Aliens_Of_Gold
    July 28, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I’m not sure they ever did. I think EB managed to snag exclusive retail rights for both titles. They also don’t stock Mortal Kombat XL so who the fuck knows. JB have been falling into the shit dump over the last few years.

  121. catazxy
    catazxy
    July 28, 2016 at 11:12 am

    your avatar looks like an egg on a blue background to me…..

  122. catazxy
    catazxy
    July 28, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Nothing from australia can surprise me now…..

  123. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 11:29 am

    “that being said the decision does seem to be corporate in nature”

    Even if it is, it’s no excuse.

  124. Marc Duarte
    Marc Duarte
    July 28, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Two words: Jury nullification.

  125. alterku
    alterku
    July 28, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Poor Australia. If I lived there I’d either import everything or kill myself.

  126. Brandon Wolfley
    Brandon Wolfley
    July 28, 2016 at 11:49 am

    You mean the same Yahtzee who is constantly importing banned Australian games so he can lead off his rant mocking Australia’s censor happy tendencies?

  127. AnimeFan89
    AnimeFan89
    July 28, 2016 at 11:59 am

    My reaction:

  128. Feniks
    Feniks
    July 28, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    “Nobody is coming for your games”

    And we believed them.

  129. Marc Duarte
    Marc Duarte
    July 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    If I lived there, they’d have to pry my copy from my cold dead hands before I gave it up.

    Businesses are supposed to be there to provide enticing products and/or services to consumers, not push some warped agenda. EB deserves to go bankrupt for it’s stealth attack on freedom of speech.

  130. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    July 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Anyone else remember when Jam Sterling said that the SJWs wouldn’t take our games away? Yea, me too!

  131. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    July 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Cringing so hard right now!

  132. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Well the studies don’t prove that it does or doesn’t. Honestly, I don’t think it does. It just depends on person to person. Folks who have mental problems might do bad things, but most folks who don’t have mental problems should be fine.

    If anything, competitive games with online multiplayer might make folks more aggressive, if they take the game too seriously, but again, it’s not the game’s fault; it’s the player for taking things too seriously.

  133. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    July 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Gamestore: Hello Musou Tensei, please return your copies of Gal*Gun DP and Senran Kagura EV.
    Me: Uh, no, and don’t expect me to buy from you ever again *hangs up, blocks their number*.

  134. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    July 28, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Everything offends them, they’re better off with their heads in the sand.

  135. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    The studies/research projects is another thing I worry about for the future.

    Given the PC-feminist climate of today in the West, and how SJWs are able to infest everything, I can see the results of these studies being manipulated to be biased against the gamers. Very similar to those biased feminist studies.

    All it takes is just one SJW/feminist with an agenda on board the research project and he/she can ‘adjust’ the results to make it so that it completely goes against the gamers. I mean, no-one else is going to know that the results have been manipulated.

    So far it seems to be fair and biased. I can see that changing soon if there isn’t enough regulatory checks on this kind of thing.

  136. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Utter bullshit.

    Isn’t it funny then that they’ve specifically chosen two games which feature so-called “sexual objectification of women” and fan-service?

  137. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    July 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I don’t get it. They’ve already been selling Estival Versus since it released. Why pull it now?

  138. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    July 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Is that where the jury basically says “Yes the crime was committed, but circumstances mean they should not be punished”?

  139. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    July 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    “Public” outcry. Or one SJW got the ear of a politician who wanted to virtue signal to win votes.

  140. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    July 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Some vocal minority in Australia with a lot of pull hates sexy women, even if they aren’t real.

  141. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    July 28, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    This had nothing to do with the ratings board, though.

  142. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I wonder if it was Collective Shout? That movement is full of bigoted, hateful hypocritical feminist cunts

  143. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    July 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    California: “We’re gonna pass a law where you men have to get consent for every single movement during sex otherwise you’re a rapist!”

  144. GlacialSolace
    GlacialSolace
    July 28, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    LMFAO This!^

  145. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    July 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    The country allows it to fester in its own government with the only real opposition I’ve seen so far being some woman throwing a dildo at their Prime Ministers face.

  146. Marc Duarte
    Marc Duarte
    July 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Actually, it would be more like saying, “I don’t recognize the validity of the law pertaining to this case, and therefore refuse to convict the person who has been charged with breaking it, regardless of what the evidence shows period”. You’re essentially giving the judge the middle finger by going against what the law says. That’s why the courts don’t inform prospective jurors about this power; it poses a threat to their way of thinking, which says “the law is absolute based on the simple fact that it exists as law”. Of course, reality paints a much different picture. A lot of these so-called laws are passed by politicians for the vile purpose of oppressing certain segments of the population. When this injustice occurs, it’s our civic duty to oppose it through any means necessary.

    “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -Thomas Jefferson

  147. Eliaaan
    Eliaaan
    July 28, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    That’s why you always gotta have your asian psn ready, nobody can stop me !!

  148. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    July 28, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    On a lighter note, I need to refill my Reaction images cause working with four year old images is terrible.

  149. sanic
    sanic
    July 28, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    This is why Australia is a 3rd world country/continent.

  150. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    They can call the sand their ‘safe space’. :v

  151. Jigsy
    Jigsy
    July 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    I’m sure the wildlife there would see to the latter…

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the Pokémon there are deadly.

  152. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    July 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Give them enough power, and they can influence the world. It’s a scary climate the world has gotten itself into, sadly.

  153. Guin
    Guin
    July 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Gamergate shows that men are just as capable of creating a countergroup to protect their interests. I’m saying this as someone who was neutral to the whole debacle.

  154. HCO3-
    HCO3-
    July 28, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    The reddit user who got the phone call said it was just an option. Like if you’re somehow offended by a perverted game that was advertised as having sexual elements from the start you can return it for a refund. Still weird as all hell but it doesn’t seem like they’re flat out telling people to bring it back.

  155. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 28, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Do you have a problem with GG/Men protecting something they enjoy?

    You don’t get men whining and moaning about stuff that women enjoy. Stuff like romance novels and Twilight, Justin Bieber, Magic Mike, etc. that over-sexualizes men purely for the visual pleasure of women.

    Men are not complaining about entertainment geared towards women. They just want to be left alone to enjoy material that’s geared towards men. After all, women have always been able to enjoy sexual material that’s geared towards women without criticism or fear of reprisal.

    Feminists/SJWs are the aggressors trying to censor, ban and take away something that males enjoy. Men/GamerGate are the ones on the defence. That’s the difference. Which is something that seems to have completely flew past over your head.

    GamerGate’s original core principles is to stand and advocate for ethical journalism, freedom of expression/creativity, free speech and anti-censorship.

    SJWs/feminists advocate for censorship, restriction of expression/creativity, policing content and thoughts and corrupt journalism.

    So be a goody-goody moral high-horse neutral all you want, but let me remind you that there is a huge imbalance of power here, and the ones that have all the power are women and feminists. They are ones trying to censor and ban material. And they are complete hypocrites as well.

    For example:

    Hot Ryu = empowering for women, justice, good, awesome, best thing ever, etc.

    Rainbow Mika = sexist, misogynist, woman-hating, promotes [email protected] culture, etc.

    If SJWs/feminists are not going to practice what they preach (equality) then fuck neutrality.

  156. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    July 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    i dont know, games are also a product at the end of the day, you cannot expect a company to work at a loss forever

    what i dont understand is why are they encouraging people to refund their games, if the leddit post is to be believed, it makes me suspicious other reasons might be behind this decisions

  157. Guin
    Guin
    July 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    It was the former and I don’t wish to engage in an argument when we are both on the same side of the fence.

  158. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    July 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Why even bother giving an excuse anymore? Everyone knows the games are being pulled for authoritarian moralistic reasons. EB could have just as easily stopped carrying the games and said nothing if that’s how they felt. Harassing their customers into returning the games was cute though. Truly no shame.

  159. Kenta_Ikegami
    Kenta_Ikegami
    July 28, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Our enemies are hive-mind, but they are a minority too. Even if there are more of them than us, at least making our voices heard is better than just letting companies think that feminist/sjws are the ONLY ones whohave an opinion. Threatening to lighten their wallets WILL get their attention, even if it’s just a few of us. Million Moms takes all the hard work out of writing angry letters cause they’re pre-written. If there were a watchdog site like MM for people like us, anyone visiting could just copy & paste and make their feelings known in an instant.

  160. Maria Adelaide Borromeo
    Maria Adelaide Borromeo
    July 29, 2016 at 5:32 am

    That is not feminism. That’s closed-minded conservativism at its worst.

  161. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 29, 2016 at 7:11 am

    “Harassing their customers into returning the games was cute though. Truly no shame.”

    Basically their way of saying:

    “we’re so dedicated to feminism that pulling the game from our shelves is not good enough – we have to go a step further and do our best to ensure that the people who pre-ordered the game won’t get to enjoy it”

  162. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 29, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Dont think they bother with imaginary guns as COD has done the rounds for god knows how many years.

    Sold millions that sold wordwide and authorties dont do shit.

    Anything that dont get you arrested is good right.

    Monday night will be intreasting i shall called it the night of the SJWs.

    People keep saying UK going soft on issuse of taste have they forgotten channel 4s the word, the red light zone series how about channel 5 softcore films.

    And the icing of the cake will show full blown Male penis on our screen well this is their chance they been bitching on & On of women nudity in media they cant keep calling this out.

    But they will as it in bad taste, not the 1st time both channels were in trouble. It be rather intreasting to see how it played out.

  163. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    July 29, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Australia is one of the most left-wing nations in the world and feminism is purely leftist. Your bullshit is convincing nobody so get the fuck out of here.

  164. Sigurd Chalphy
    Sigurd Chalphy
    July 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Not to mention the congressional hearings on Mortal Kombat were started by two Jewish Democrats…

  165. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    July 29, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks man. Super interesting.

  166. Palodin
    Palodin
    July 30, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    If you go into any town centre with a lot of clubs on a Friday/Saturday night you’ll be thankful for that law, trust me. And even more thankful that we don’t do guns. But yes, regarding your above plastic knives, nowhere here has age restrictions on those, only blades that could realistically do damage.

  167. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    July 30, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I guess Pong is the only game Aussie will soon be able to enjoy.

  168. Sigurd Chalphy
    Sigurd Chalphy
    July 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    No, because Pong is only played in black and white. Obviously racist.

  169. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    July 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    This can be fixed by making it all black.

  170. GameZard
    GameZard
    July 30, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Just another reason why retail game stores need to go the way of the dinosaurs.

  171. Bong-chan
    Bong-chan
    July 31, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    all good eb, not like i wanted a physical vita game. fucking cunts,

  172. Alistair
    Alistair
    August 1, 2016 at 8:06 am

    That like a similar story in UK as you can be send down if you self defense yourself.

    So to play it safe if you dont want a life sentence in prison do the logical thing you are trapped let the fuckers Kill you.

    WHAT the fuck is the logic in that oh wait its social justice again you being unmoral again by taking some-One down by same Some- One that tried to put you down.

    SJWs logic at its worse.

  173. FFStray
    FFStray
    August 1, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Well I am not longer buying games from EB Games

  174. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    August 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Hard earned money

    Bought thing you wanted with it

    Store: bring it back NOW

    Fucking rolling in lols

  175. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    August 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Or both

  176. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    August 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    They can bury them up their ass

  177. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    August 2, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    They can bury them up their ass.

  178. Nier
    Nier
    August 17, 2016 at 7:02 am

    “Australia is one of the most left-wing nations in the world”

    Yeah, no. Australia is all about conservatism. Remember the “White Australia Policy” remained in effect until 1975, to this day there is still a mad discrimination against immigrants from the asian continent and aboriginals.

    Keep your cop-out to yourself please.

  179. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    August 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Feminism cannot survive in a conservative environment so yes, I know exactly what I’m talking about.

  180. Nier
    Nier
    August 17, 2016 at 8:38 am

    A conservative who whines online about liberalism and feminism is pinning the blame of Australia’s regressive conservative infrastructure on liberalism and feminism.

    That deflection…

    They are banning JAPANESE games because they are discriminatory against japanese (non-white) media and culture (non-western), not because they care about “wimminz rights”.

  181. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    August 17, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Oh cut your faggotry. I’m not whining at all. In fact, I don’t even give a damn about Australia.

    First of all, your claim on why it was banned doesn’t change that it’s liberal. Second, Australia is riddled with political correctism which mirrors that of the liberal Western world. Third, your claim of Australia banning games because of Japanese discrimination has no source at all so I can only declare that you either made that shit up or got it from some place like MarySue.

    So yeah, do yourself a favor and get off this site and spread your cuckold bullshit somewhere else. I deal with enough bitch boys already.

  182. Nier
    Nier
    August 17, 2016 at 10:05 am

    You are the one claiming that Australia is I quote: “Australia is one of the most left-wing nations in the world and feminism is purely leftist.”

    It bears then that the burden of proof falls on the one making the claim, not the attemping to rebuke it. As of right now, the one who made the ludicrous claim (you) has not provided any proof to back your claim, as such your claim has no merit.

    Secondly, I think it is you who should get off this site, your overly alarmist, reactionary nonsense and explitive use of insults aimed at homosexuals (as you call it “faggotry”) and non-racist people (or as you call them “cuckold”) would be more welcome on a white supremacist site rather than here.

  183. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    August 17, 2016 at 10:26 am

    And you’re probably also the one who thinks feminism is about equality despite all evidence against that. If it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. In today’s political world (which obviously has a liberal agenda pandering to the nutjobs of Western society), censorship is abundant. The banning of Gal Gun is no exception. You have to completely gullible or really stupid if you can’t even see that. Your claim about censoring for Japanese discrimination is something I can’t find anywhere so yes, you either made it up or got it from same sources that claim rape is everywhere.

    As for me getting off the site, don’t even make me laugh. This is a site that doesn’t give a rat’s ass about political correction and I think it’s pretty clear where my stance is. You, on the other hand, are behaving like the typical SJW and trying to claim I’m racist (I’m Hispanic, by the way). You can’t handle the heat, get lost because I’m not going anywhere.