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That's a very important update.

This entire thread is an example of our age of outrage before facts.

No one should have a problem with this.



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HoangNhatAnh said:
Hiku said:

If it's games that feature things like groping underage-appearing girls, then that's a good thing.
Based on what they said here, I don't think this is suggesting an extension of what they're already doing primarily in Japanese niche games, but an affirmation on their stance.

If they haven't talked about it publicly before, and considering the content of the article, that seems probable.
They didn't elaborate on their stance on not wanting cross platform gaming either until some months later.

Ah, Hiku, i just remember about DMC5, here is what people on Resetera and Neogaf thought: "Devil May Cry 5 wasn't hentai though and that had its nudity censored for a scene that was acceptable on every other platform. It was so embarrassing that Sony had to go back and remove the censorship after people complained. Is that going to be the standard going forward with every game that has the mildest of nudity?
What's even worse is their hypocritical double standards against Japanese developers. They never dare to censor big western games (they were totally fine with the strippers in Metro Exodus to have their full breasts out in suggestive poses) yet all hell breaked loose when a Japanese developer like Capcom dared to show a naked butt in a scene that had nothing to do with sex."

Did anyone get to the bottom of that or are we just assuming its Sony? Other platforms were also censored in equally weird places. I mean butts are allowed in PG-13, I struggle to see how this would be out of sony's guidelines. And as you mentioned, they have no issue with Exodus. And as for the removing of the censorship, that only appilied to NA version, Europe is still censored. Anyway thats one of the weirder cases which leads me to believe that its Capcom trying their best to gauge the political landscape in each region and doing an aweful job at it.



ArchangelMadzz said:
That's a very important update.

This entire thread is an example of our age of outrage before facts.

No one should have a problem with this.

Obviously you didn't read the entire thread before making such broad statements. Because the update doesn't in the least changes my concerns. I already gave an example for Sony deciding more than the public body making such decisions for my country, the USK. Based on which rules did Sony decide? We don't know. It is quite possible they don't even have a fixed set of rules but decide on a whim.

We have a public body deciding already on what the defenders of Sony here in this thread assume Sony is doing. But the public body has transparent rules, transparent decision that can be challenged in a court of law, a general accountability. All of this lacks this internal process at Sony. So nobody else has concerns if a multinational company makes decision the public should make?

So yes, everyone thinking this through should have a problem with this!



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Mnementh said:
ArchangelMadzz said:
That's a very important update.

This entire thread is an example of our age of outrage before facts.

No one should have a problem with this.

Obviously you didn't read the entire thread before making such broad statements. Because the update doesn't in the least changes my concerns. I already gave an example for Sony deciding more than the public body making such decisions for my country, the USK. Based on which rules did Sony decide? We don't know. It is quite possible they don't even have a fixed set of rules but decide on a whim.

We have a public body deciding already on what the defenders of Sony here in this thread assume Sony is doing. But the public body has transparent rules, transparent decision that can be challenged in a court of law, a general accountability. All of this lacks this internal process at Sony. So nobody else has concerns if a multinational company makes decision the public should make?

So yes, everyone thinking this through should have a problem with this!

If they feel that the public body isn't strict enough on under-aged depictions then they can choose to control that on their platform if they wish to. They aren't halting the producting of the game, they can't do that. It just means you gotta go somewhere else to play it. 



Ka-pi96 said:
DonFerrari said:

I'm even more against government censorship than private company.

100% agree.

At least if it's a private company you have the option of just going to a different company instead (and hoping the shitty pro-censorship company goes bankrupt). Government censorship though.... just remember that the nazis and north korea were/are big fans of government censorship and that's about all that needs to be said!

Your post is beyond crazy , you are comparing nazi censorship to oposition to Sony not wanting garbage underage shit content on their platforms. You the Ones that want to censor Sony , demanding them to put this type  of content on their consoles... You all  free to buy a Xbox, switch or go to Steam to see your porn teenager japanese school games... 



 

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And that, children, is the day when Medisti stopped buying Sony products. This is why rating boards exist. It really bothers me when companies from one culture try to enforce their views onto another.



If only companies built in software filters into their devices, like clear at and vidangel do for movies/shows, then gamers could game the way they want to and see/hear what they want to as well.



Medisti said:
And that, children, is the day when Medisti stopped buying Sony products. This is why rating boards exist. It really bothers me when companies from one culture try to enforce their views onto another.

Agree 100%.

These same people preach about tolerance, acceptance and understanding, too. Then pull shit like this.



Otter said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Ah, Hiku, i just remember about DMC5, here is what people on Resetera and Neogaf thought: "Devil May Cry 5 wasn't hentai though and that had its nudity censored for a scene that was acceptable on every other platform. It was so embarrassing that Sony had to go back and remove the censorship after people complained. Is that going to be the standard going forward with every game that has the mildest of nudity?
What's even worse is their hypocritical double standards against Japanese developers. They never dare to censor big western games (they were totally fine with the strippers in Metro Exodus to have their full breasts out in suggestive poses) yet all hell breaked loose when a Japanese developer like Capcom dared to show a naked butt in a scene that had nothing to do with sex."

Did anyone get to the bottom of that or are we just assuming its Sony? Other platforms were also censored in equally weird places. I mean butts are allowed in PG-13, I struggle to see how this would be out of sony's guidelines. And as you mentioned, they have no issue with Exodus. And as for the removing of the censorship, that only appilied to NA version, Europe is still censored. Anyway thats one of the weirder cases which leads me to believe that its Capcom trying their best to gauge the political landscape in each region and doing an aweful job at it.

Let say: Xbox 1/PC/PS4 censored A because of rating board reasons.

However, only PS4 censored B (Trish and the lens flare scene).



DonFerrari said:
eastcoastrider said:
I 100% agree with Sony some of the games look like they were designed for child molesters not players, underage looking females with oversized breasts impossible figures. All ties in mostly with the JRPG s from certain companies. This should not be a concern to 99% of Sony's base.

Considering most of these games sell on Japan that have very low criminal rates, then it hardly is for child molesters. Also there are plenty of 12 year old girls with big breast.

I'm even more against government censorship than private company.

Just because a country has a low crime rate does not mean they have a low molestation or an unusually high percentage of the population has an attraction to physically mature females with a childs face.  Incest molesting sexual abuse is one of the most under reported crimes their are, obvious you don't have a daughter or you would be a little more concerned about exciting weird fantasies.