Sony implements new policy censoring Japanese games for possible fanservice content

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http://operationrainfall.com/2018/10/13/senran-kagura-burst-renewal-cuts-ps4-explained/

When FE:Fates was localized, the head patting feature was removed in the american version. This causes the weebs to go and be outraged about it and talking bout how they refuse to buy the game. Thankfully their cries are muted out by regular people who shouldn't care about this feature

And now Sony has gotten rid of that feature in future games, looks like the Weebs got what they deserved for importing games like these instead of quality games like Yakuza.

I'm not particularly bothered by this, but Jesus Christ you are poisoning the well man.

erttheking:
I'm not particularly bothered by this, but Jesus Christ you are poisoning the well man.

How exactly am I poisoning the well here?

gyrobot:
looks like the Weebs got what they deserved for importing games like these instead of quality games like Yakuza.

That's how.

erttheking:

gyrobot:
looks like the Weebs got what they deserved for importing games like these instead of quality games like Yakuza.

That's how.

Looks like we're still shaking off the Japanophobia that was rampant during the previous generation

It's been quite fun seeing weebs screeching and squealing for their right to grope children in video games these past couple of days... sad, disturbing little buggers, them weebs.

Aiddon:

erttheking:

gyrobot:
looks like the Weebs got what they deserved for importing games like these instead of quality games like Yakuza.

That's how.

Looks like we're still shaking off the Japanophobia that was rampant during the previous generation

You do you - if the censorship of underage frottage sims is Japanophobia, I'll take two.

Man, I hate people who categorize me for just one aspect of my life. Besides, at least I'm not one of those weebs, am I right?

I am confused, was the weeb comment sarcasm? I know I have debated with you in the past about these types of fanservicey games and I remember you usually falling on the side of pro Japanese games of all stripes. I distinctly remember you once claiming that female characters in Western games were all ugly while Japanese female characters were beautiful. I distinctly remember in regards to Fire Emblem Fates, you being the guy that bought into some conspiracy theory that With Iwata's death, Nintendo was going to start censoring itself to appease the West.

On topic: while Japan's penchant for fetishizing 16 and under girls often gets super creepy in my opinion, Sony issuing a sort of blanket ban seems a bit heavy handed, it's their platform, but hopefully They don't get Carried away, while Senran Kagura is not my cup of tea, I would prefer we get as many games localized as we can.

The Rogue Wolf:
Man, I hate people who categorize me for just one aspect of my life. Besides, at least I'm not one of those weebs, am I right?

No kidding, right? Sure is nice to put that out in the open! Those gosh darn weebs and their... animes and pocky. Thanks Gyrobot for being the pinnacle of normal for us all and showing me the proper way to enjoy games!

All that aside, I mean... Ok? Sure it's weird. Sure it's Japan. I don't even get why you'd want this feature in the first place. I understand fan service and all, but this kind of fan service is so strange, and I say that as someone who loves JRPGs the most. I guess this is what people want, and won't buy a game for unless they have it? I dunno man, you do you in that case. But surely the entirety of games with these features isn't hell bent on being good on this feature alone, right?

Weebos are real? I thought they were just an Encyclopedia Dramatica myth meme, like 'nice guys' or slenderman

That's just Sony of America. Japan is fine so I'm just gonna import those few games. No big deal. Unlike with the nintendo controversy where the 3ds was region locked so you had to import a whole new 3ds to get to play the Japanese version of the game, ps4 is region free.

Sucks for people who can't speak Japanese though.

I do have to say it is a funny worldline we're in though, where Steam allows outright eroge with unpixelated genitals showing (which is more than the pixelated versions shown in Japan) but Sony removes skinship modes. I don't know when but the roles turned here.

Oh and everyone who is into senran kagura and is upset about this, check out Evenicle on steam, it has art by the senran kagura artist and is a fantasy rpg about a quest to fuck your sisters. Best of both worlds.

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EternallyBored:
I am confused, was the weeb comment sarcasm? I know I have debated with you in the past about these types of fanservicey games and I remember you usually falling on the side of pro Japanese games of all stripes. I distinctly remember you once claiming that female characters in Western games were all ugly while Japanese female characters were beautiful. I distinctly remember in regards to Fire Emblem Fates, you being the guy that bought into some conspiracy theory that With Iwata?s death, Nintendo was going to start censoring itself to appease the West.

On topic: while Japan?s penchant for fetishizing 16 and under girls often gets super creepy in my opinion, Sony issuing a sort of blanket ban seems a bit heavy handed, it?s their platform, but hopefully They don?t get Carried away, while Senran Kagura is not my cup of tea, I would prefer we get as many games localized as we can.

It is a history of love and hate. My relationship with the niche fanservice is always been love/hate since the localization hub bub involving Yakuza and the bitterness certain Sony fanboys have with the niche companies.

Yeeeeeah...not really going to complain that I can't groom children in a video game.

I mean, is anybody actually shocked that Sony of America is banning something that could be actually ruled illegal with the now-conservative Supreme Court the US has? Like, sub-18 characters in sexual situations is on extremely shaky ground to begin with, and now we've got the nationalistic Christian brigade in charge.

altnameJag:
I mean, is anybody actually shocked that Sony of America is banning something that could be actually ruled illegal with the now-conservative Supreme Court the US has? Like, sub-18 characters in sexual situations is on extremely shaky ground to begin with, and now we've got the nationalistic Christian brigade in charge.

If anything, such content is more likely to be seen as legal now since it makes more money for corporations to be allowed to sell it than to not be and the courts always side with corporate interests.

Also this policy was in place for months already since they used it to ban Omega Labyrinth Z back months ago, before the courts changed.

Dreiko:

altnameJag:
I mean, is anybody actually shocked that Sony of America is banning something that could be actually ruled illegal with the now-conservative Supreme Court the US has? Like, sub-18 characters in sexual situations is on extremely shaky ground to begin with, and now we've got the nationalistic Christian brigade in charge.

If anything, such content is more likely to be seen as legal now since it makes more money for corporations to be allowed to sell it than to not be and the courts always side with corporate interests.

Also this policy was in place for months already since they used it to ban Omega Labyrinth Z back months ago, before the courts changed.

It was a smart bet to think that Trump was going to get at least one more SC pick before the end of his term, though I thought it would've been Ginsberg.

And if you think the GOP being regressive against "the wrong sorts" would be prevented by losing them money, well, check out how many billions of dollars red states are willing to lose trying to spite LGBT folks.

The American "left" (ha!) is pro-corporate to the extreme but will begrudgingly accept some social reform if the corps back it, the American "right" is pro-corporate and extremely evangelical. A good chunk of them aren't worried about the environment going to shit because they think they're going to be raptured before they die. And popular media is "leftist", so fuck'em.

The GOP and the Christian Right are 100% not on the side of a foreign entertainment corporation importing foreign games where you grope 16 year olds.

Bait, into intolerance, into slurs, into xenophobia, into Trump on thread about corporation over reacting to 'social media feedback' of less than 10% of their customers. Riveting.

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Nintendo Treehouse disappears on us, some Brits with horrendous accents are now localizing Nintendo games with all the fanservice intact, and now Sony has become the new Nintendo Treehouse.

What an unexpected turn of events.

... and apparently weebs are pedophiles, hmm. Well, the bulk of them are fapping to ultra-titty Bowsette or 2 dudes going in barebacked.

I'll just point out the first comment in OP's link, "underage lesbians and child molesters are fine as long as Naughty Dog creates them." But I'll one up that one. Don't google Last of Us SFM porn, because most of it is Ellie and Sarah. It is revolting. It is the closest thing to actual child pornography as possible. Sony fans, y'all fucked up.

It ain't the Japanese making and watching these, that's for sure.

I don't like my name anymore:
I'll just point out the first comment in OP's link, "underage lesbians and child molesters are fine as long as Naughty Dog creates them."

Yeah, but they're not getting fetishized by Naughty Dog, are they? One simple kiss between two 14-year old girls, and a creepy pedo clearly framed as a creepy pedo hardly stacks up to the years worth of questionable content from Japan featuring underaged girls getting sexualized. Not even the Metal Gear franchise or One-Punch Man is free of it.

But I'll one up that one. Don't google Last of Us SFM porn, because most of it is Ellie and Sarah. It is revolting. It is the closest thing to actual child pornography as possible. Sony fans, y'all fucked up.

It ain't the Japanese making and watching these, that's for sure.

Don't worry, the Japanese make plenty of their own close to realistic, underage CG porn.

Elvis Starburst:

The Rogue Wolf:
Man, I hate people who categorize me for just one aspect of my life. Besides, at least I'm not one of those weebs, am I right?

No kidding, right? Sure is nice to put that out in the open! Those gosh darn weebs and their... animes and pocky. Thanks Gyrobot for being the pinnacle of normal for us all and showing me the proper way to enjoy games!

All that aside, I mean... Ok? Sure it's weird. Sure it's Japan. I don't even get why you'd want this feature in the first place. I understand fan service and all, but this kind of fan service is so strange, and I say that as someone who loves JRPGs the most. I guess this is what people want, and won't buy a game for unless they have it? I dunno man, you do you in that case. But surely the entirety of games with these features isn't hell bent on being good on this feature alone, right?

I've played some of the games and it's not a big loss for me. Also, ain't the game gonna be uncensored on Steam? So those have a problem can just play that version or import the Japanese version. Though I do find it odd that Sony cares now. Why they did not have a problem before is beyond me, as this comes off as hypocritical. Sony, if you're trying to please others not buying games, because of fan-service, odds are they are not going to buy it anyway.

Jamcie Kerbizz:
Bait, into intolerance, into slurs, into xenophobia, into Trump on thread about corporation over reacting to 'social media feedback' of less than 10% of their customers. Riveting.

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Where did you get that awesome gif?

Extra Note - I am surprised Critical Gaming is not all over this yet.

Casual Shinji:
Yeah, but they're not getting fetishized by Naughty Dog, are they? One simple kiss between two 14-year old girls, and a creepy pedo clearly framed as a creepy pedo hardly stacks up to the years worth of questionable content from Japan featuring underaged girls getting sexualized. Not even the Metal Gear franchise or One-Punch Man is free of it.

It's not stopping pedos from sexualizing it.

When I see Senran Kagura, I never played it, the girls could be 14 years old to 30 year old wearing a schoolgirl outfit. I honestly can't tell and I don't care. They're all fat and look like they took too many estrogen supplements. Honestly like most anime I can only tell them apart by their haircut.

I also don't care when some 30 year old pornstar pretends to be a high school cheerleader.

Honestly if the author says their fictional character is 18 I'll take it. People don't believe I'm older than 18. I've been mistaken for a girl once. Doesn't mean I'm a trap shota.

When I stumble on TLoU's SFM porn, Jesus Christ almighty. Also so many views, yikes.

Don't worry, the Japanese make plenty of their own close to realistic, underage CG porn.

I think I know what you're talking about. That's just like one super determined dude.

CoCage:
(...)

Where did you get that awesome gif?

Extra Note - I am surprised Critical Gaming is not all over this yet.

Eh, I googled 'popcorn gif'. Guess their algorithm has me down to being old and pigeon english using :P

I don't like my name anymore:

Casual Shinji:
Yeah, but they're not getting fetishized by Naughty Dog, are they? One simple kiss between two 14-year old girls, and a creepy pedo clearly framed as a creepy pedo hardly stacks up to the years worth of questionable content from Japan featuring underaged girls getting sexualized. Not even the Metal Gear franchise or One-Punch Man is free of it.

It's not stopping pedos from sexualizing it.

A mad man creeps on what a madman creeps on. There's little the artist or artist team behind the product can really do about it.

Honestly if the author says their fictional character is 18 I'll take it. People don't believe I'm older than 18. I've been mistaken for a girl once. Doesn't mean I'm a trap shota.

Not me, I'm not buying that excuse. You draw/write a little kid character, than that's a little kid character, 18+ or not. It's everybody's right to express themselves in that way if they wish, but I'm not going to view it as anything other than creepy exploitation. If it's in porn, whatever, you usually seek that stuff out yourself, but when it's in regular mainstream media it just just poisons it for me. Whenever Tatsumaki shows up in One-Punch Man (in her non-imp depiction) I'm like 'Ugh, this again!?'. And Made in Abyss got ruined by it entirely (along with other issues)

Don't worry, the Japanese make plenty of their own close to realistic, underage CG porn.

I think I know what you're talking about. That's just like one super determined dude.

I couldn't say. You stumble on some weird shit sometimes, and I just try to instantly forget it.

I don't like my name anymore:

Casual Shinji:
Yeah, but they're not getting fetishized by Naughty Dog, are they? One simple kiss between two 14-year old girls, and a creepy pedo clearly framed as a creepy pedo hardly stacks up to the years worth of questionable content from Japan featuring underaged girls getting sexualized. Not even the Metal Gear franchise or One-Punch Man is free of it.

It's not stopping pedos from sexualizing it.

When I see Senran Kagura, I never played it, the girls could be 14 years old to 30 year old wearing a schoolgirl outfit. I honestly can't tell and I don't care. They're all fat and look like they took too many estrogen supplements. Honestly like most anime I can only tell them apart by their haircut.

I also don't care when some 30 year old pornstar pretends to be a high school cheerleader.

Honestly if the author says their fictional character is 18 I'll take it. People don't believe I'm older than 18. I've been mistaken for a girl once. Doesn't mean I'm a trap shota.

When I stumble on TLoU's SFM porn, Jesus Christ almighty. Also so many views, yikes.

The chars range from 15 to 21 in senran kagura. Most are 16ish which is the age of consent in most of the world and definitely past the age where you're a pedo for finding someone attractive. I think people confuse being attracted to someone with whom you can't have sex without it technically counting as statutory rape for being attracted to prepubescent kids which is what actual pedos are.

Casual Shinji:
Not me, I'm not buying that excuse. You draw/write a little kid character, than that's a little kid character, 18+ or not. It's everybody's right to express themselves in that way if they wish, but I'm not going to view it as anything other than creepy exploitation. If it's in porn, whatever, you usually seek that stuff out yourself, but when it's in regular mainstream media it just just poisons it for me. Whenever Tatsumaki shows up in One-Punch Man (in her non-imp depiction) I'm like 'Ugh, this again!?'. And Made in Abyss got ruined by it entirely (along with other issues

Are there really that many actual kid chars who are aged arbitrarily over 18? I think most chars just seem outwardly young but act like adults, on top of being of age too. Made in Abyss certainly didn't ever state the chars were young looking adults for one. They're just kids. Not seen OPM yet so can't speak on that.

But yeah, I think as long as a char is mentally mature like Mina Tepes from Dance in the Vampire Bund it's fine to have them in mature situations. The appearance of someone's body does nothing to affect their capacity to consent in their fictional setting. Especially when you add all the anime magic factors and so on.

altnameJag:
I mean, is anybody actually shocked that Sony of America is banning something that could be actually ruled illegal with the now-conservative Supreme Court the US has? Like, sub-18 characters in sexual situations is on extremely shaky ground to begin with, and now we've got the nationalistic Christian brigade in charge.

Don't worry I'm sure the 12 year old fondled is actually a consenting 300 year old immortal character

I don't like my name anymore:
Nintendo Treehouse disappears on us, some Brits with horrendous accents are now localizing Nintendo games with all the fanservice intact, and now Sony has become the new Nintendo Treehouse.

What an unexpected turn of events.

... and apparently weebs are pedophiles, hmm. Well, the bulk of them are fapping to ultra-titty Bowsette or 2 dudes going in barebacked.

I'll just point out the first comment in OP's link, "underage lesbians and child molesters are fine as long as Naughty Dog creates them." But I'll one up that one. Don't google Last of Us SFM porn, because most of it is Ellie and Sarah. It is revolting. It is the closest thing to actual child pornography as possible. Sony fans, y'all fucked up.

It ain't the Japanese making and watching these, that's for sure.

No, it's people in general that are revolting. Ever seen Faces of Death? We don't deserve to be at the top.

It's disturbingly odd, how *most* people could acknowledge and even agree with the above sentiment, but somehow it's human nature that a great number of people will manage to betray their better sensibilities, especially in large group settings.

Any links to the details on Sony's new policy? The site only links to tweets that give no details whatsoever.

You suck sony. Let me be a creep in the privacy of my own home.

Is there something I'm missing here? Why is patting someone's head considered sexual now?

Specter Von Baren:
Is there something I'm missing here? Why is patting someone's head considered sexual now?

"patting someone's head"
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altnameJag:

Specter Von Baren:
Is there something I'm missing here? Why is patting someone's head considered sexual now?

"patting someone's head"
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Why did Jeffrey Dahmer go to jail just for being a people person?

Please do not touch underage girls, digital or otherwise. Thank you.

Kyle Gaddo:
Please do not touch underage girlsCHILDREN, digital or otherwise. Thank you.

hanselthecaretaker:

No, it?s people in general that are revolting. Ever seen Faces of Death? We don?t deserve to be at the top.

It?s disturbingly odd, how *most* people could acknowledge and even agree with the above sentiment, but somehow it?s human nature that a great number of people will manage to betray their better sensibilities, especially in large group settings.

You're right, fellow misanthropist, although I didn't want to find out such a movie existed.

Most people are potential murderers and rapists, and the only thing holding them back from acting on their perverse fantasies is the state. Every animal is a murderer rapist cannibal, even the cuddly ones. The only other animals that deserve to be on top are like sloths or something.

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