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twintail said:
DonFerrari said:

You are on the it needs to go out because it harms child, so proof would be adequate.

If legal stuff plays a bigger role then it is quite ridiculous to start witch hunting on things because you don't like them.

Sorry, I didn't realise you held a PhD in Japanese crime. Of course you don't need to provide evidence, my mistake.

and your constant use of the comparative form doesn't deny my claims, but rather highlights it

couchmonkey said:
I question whether Sony is implementing a broader anti-sexualization campaign and trying to obfuscate it behind the only underage banner based on Devil May Cry...or is the female character in DMC supposed to be under 18?

I cant totally argue with the underage stance, Japans permissive stance on media depicting sexualized young girls is disturbing to me and I dont like how it is even creeping into mainstream products like Fire Emblem (Nowi). Free Speech is great, but I am not surprised if a platform holder wants to distance itself from this type of content.

I suppose that brings one more option to the forefront, maybe Sony is signalling this to try to get its competition in trouble for allowing the content on their platforms...although if thats the case why would they still allow it uncensored in Japan?

There is no proof that DMC 5 was a Sony mandated thing: their policy affects every region. So DMC5 not being affected in JPN doesn't add up to being Sony's policy.  

Interesting, suppose Sony is announcing the “policy” to clear up confusion for devs/publishers?  Otherwise, why would Capcom self-censor on ps4 only?

@LivingMetal (sorry, forgot to multi quote): I am not a big free speech guy, but I see your point, and sure thre could be a slippery slope there.  One thing I will say is Sony picked the right topic, because it is difficult to even start a rational discussion about this in mixed company. I remember a local political debate where someone asked the candidates to support a zero tolerance policy for child porn;one candidate fell for the bait and tried to imply the topic was not black and white and was almost booed off the stage. I was about 20 at the time and the internet was growing, we were maybe two years away from the first teens getting jailed for sharing nude images with their boyfriends/girlfriends, but of course in the minds of the audience it is not about the edge cases formed by random cut off dates for “adulthood”, it is about abuse and exploitation of actual kids.

Last edited by couchmonkey - on 26 April 2019