Sony implements new policy that affect all games that forbids any form of interactive fanservice

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crypticracer:

Something Amyss:

altnameJag:
Seriously, how is "multinational corporation gets antsy around sexualized minors" such an odd concept?

It's an odd concept because of how common the alternative is, really. The fact that this hasn't been raising many flags for the last 20-ish years is kind of weird.

I blame the eighties. They wanted teenage sex comedies so they hired thirty year olds to play teenagers... I remember, when I got to high school, being confounded at how young we all were. I think two generations have grown up with this image of teenagers being older seeming than they really are. I still hear kids are in high school and I'm like, "what? They look twelve."

I'm not sure "I wanted to force myself on a teenager, it just turned out she was 12" is much better. Then again, it's been about 20 years since I last had interest in high schoolers, so maybe I'm just too old to get it.

Mothro:
Well I think they also be banning violence in their games. After all, isn't violence worse than nudity?

Depends on the culture. Japanese localizations tend to ramp down the US's hyper-violence, excessive gore, and/or manipulation of dead bodies.

altnameJag:

Mothro:
Well I think they also be banning violence in their games. After all, isn't violence worse than nudity?

Depends on the culture. Japanese localizations tend to ramp down the US's hyper-violence, excessive gore, and/or manipulation of dead bodies.

Didn't the Saints Row crew have to edit their dildo bst to look less penis-like, too? It's not just violence. Peen is still somewhat limited.

Something Amyss:

crypticracer:

Something Amyss:

It's an odd concept because of how common the alternative is, really. The fact that this hasn't been raising many flags for the last 20-ish years is kind of weird.

I blame the eighties. They wanted teenage sex comedies so they hired thirty year olds to play teenagers... I remember, when I got to high school, being confounded at how young we all were. I think two generations have grown up with this image of teenagers being older seeming than they really are. I still hear kids are in high school and I'm like, "what? They look twelve."

I'm not sure "I wanted to force myself on a teenager, it just turned out she was 12" is much better. Then again, it's been about 20 years since I last had interest in high schoolers, so maybe I'm just too old to get it.

I think I said that wrong. I meant that the eighties and continuing into the nineties, put this image in people heads of teenagers being these fully grown sexual beings. It's like Cordelia in Buffy. She a highschooler, but the actress is like thirty. It creates a dissonance I'm not even sure people know is there. We had more than two decades of media telling people teenagers were hot and horny and we have only begun to show that, no, that's not really the case.

TLDR - Highschoolers are children, but movies and tv don't present them that way, and thus neither do vidya games. I'm not sure interactive fanservice was the problem, but then it could just be a pr-emptive move for VR.

crypticracer:

Something Amyss:

crypticracer:

I blame the eighties. They wanted teenage sex comedies so they hired thirty year olds to play teenagers... I remember, when I got to high school, being confounded at how young we all were. I think two generations have grown up with this image of teenagers being older seeming than they really are. I still hear kids are in high school and I'm like, "what? They look twelve."

I'm not sure "I wanted to force myself on a teenager, it just turned out she was 12" is much better. Then again, it's been about 20 years since I last had interest in high schoolers, so maybe I'm just too old to get it.

I think I said that wrong. I meant that the eighties and continuing into the nineties, put this image in people heads of teenagers being these fully grown sexual beings. It's like Cordelia in Buffy. She a highschooler, but the actress is like thirty. It creates a dissonance I'm not even sure people know is there. We had more than two decades of media telling people teenagers were hot and horny and we have only begun to show that, no, that's not really the case.

TLDR - Highschoolers are children, but movies and tv don't present them that way, and thus neither do vidya games. I'm not sure interactive fanservice was the problem, but then it could just be a pr-emptive move for VR.

That should still shift the ages lower. When we think of high schoolers, we should think of fully-developed adults. Vidyua games have "fan-service" with girls who don't even look pubescent. And, I mean, that's what "gamers" have been losing their shit over all these years. children or barely pubescent tweens being edited out of video games. being made less skimpy. 90210 and Power Rangers shouldn't be responsible for wanting to touch children, period. Rather, we should be looking at 19 year olds and thinking they're clearly too young.

At the same time, teens actually are sexual beings and we need to recognise them as such. Part of why it's so easy to prey on teens sexully is that we try and pretend that they're not and it won't be an issue. Humans start getting sexual impulses at puberty. Some even before that. We can accept that and understand it without preying on them. I get skeeved by this supposed fan-service, knowing it's fantasy, because it's still kids. I'd probably feel at least a little better if instead of trying to age up clearly prepubescent kids they tried to age down adults.

'Basically, it's easier for me to swallow people being attracted ot Cordelia because Charisma Carpenter is ten years older than me, and thus was 25-26 when Buffy first dropped. Getting roused over a clearly fully adult woman is very, very different than getting aroused over someone who looks like a child.

But where we're at is different. We're at a place where people get angry that they might lose access to 'sexy" 14 year olds, when the response should be, as you already pointed out, to look at kids in high school and be surprised at how young they are. That should be the effect hollywood has had on us with their pornedies and sitcoms and dramas. We should be looking at 20 year olds and going "ew no, get that kiddie crap out of here!" not looking at 12 year olds and going "man, if they take away my ability to feel her up...I'ma be so mad!"

This topic is the gift that keeps on giving it seems.

Now there's leaks that Sony is preventing game developers from disclosing the fact that their games are being censored. Also it sounds like all games are subjected to a "western standard", even games which are not even intended for a western release, which is just odd. They're also scrapping ports of eroge for some reason. It's like they really want Steam to do well with its new allow everything policy haha.

https://archive.fo/gVI6K

"leaks" which don't link directly to any specific content,seemingly to obfuscate the lack of any sort of verifiable or specific valid content. #purplemonkeydishwasher

This isn't going to stop anything. It will just cause people to get a PC.

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