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The article doesn't want to format on VGC properly, so here is the link and the relevant tweets:

https://www.dualshockers.com/sony-playstation-censor-blizzard-kern/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter



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I must say that I agree with everything he said. Ever since Sony moved their headquarters from Tokyo to California we've seen more and more games being censored on PS4. Sony USA is trying to enforce modern US leftist political views on Japan, and Mark is right, that is cultural oppression.



Agree 100%. You don't like that a product is risque? Don't buy it. Instead we have a minority bitching about it loudly, making companies think they are the majority. Or the company heads just agree with their stance/politics. Then, they change the product to adhere to those views, it turns off half, or even the majority, of the fanbase, while the ones bitching never intended to buy the product anyway.

Get woke, go broke is a real thing. It's happening to SW and Marvel comics. May even happen to MCU, depending on how they go about their next phase. And while the numbers aren't out, yet, I doubt Gillette did anything to help bolster their marketshare with that woke ad. Dollar Shave Club must have seen a major uptick in new customers for them to feel the need to tweet about it a day or two later. Eguard did a great ad opposing the Gillette one and saw so many new orders, even though their cheapest watch is $155, that they are giving $10,000 to charity and there is going to be a big delay in shipping.



shikamaru317 said:
I must say that I agree with everything he said. Ever since Sony moved their headquarters from Tokyo to California we've seen more and more games being censored on PS4. Sony USA is trying to enforce modern US leftist political views on Japan, and Mark is right, that is cultural oppression.

What is "leftist" about this?

Puritanism, and religion in general tend far far more toward the right than anything.

In the tweet I assume you are failing to quote says " Sony USA is dictating what Sony Japan's standards are for censorship.". It doesn't bring up the left or the right. So why are you?



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Bandorr said:
shikamaru317 said:
I must say that I agree with everything he said. Ever since Sony moved their headquarters from Tokyo to California we've seen more and more games being censored on PS4. Sony USA is trying to enforce modern US leftist political views on Japan, and Mark is right, that is cultural oppression.

What is "leftist" about this?

Puritanism, and religion in general tend far far more toward the right than anything.

In the tweet I assume you are failing to quote says " Sony USA is dictating what Sony Japan's standards are for censorship.". It doesn't bring up the left or the right. So why are you?

He speaks of the "reee" crowd and going woke.  Those are both terms referring to the SJWs on the Left.  And the things he lists, SW and Marvel comics, aren't doing so hot because they have been trying to pander to that crowd, instead of their core fanbase. 

@ bold, that may have been true decades ago, but for the last decade or so, it has been the SJWs crying for censorship of both thought and speech because opposition to their own beliefs triggers them.

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thismeintiel said:
Agree 100%. You don't like that a product is risque? Don't buy it. Instead we have a minority bitching about it loudly, making companies think they are the majority. Or the company heads just agree with their stance/politics. Then, they change the product to adhere to those views, it turns off half, or even the majority, of the fanbase, while the ones bitching never intended to buy the product anyway.

Get woke, go broke is a real thing. It's happening to SW and Marvel comics. May even happen to MCU, depending on how they go about their next phase. And while the numbers aren't out, yet, I doubt Gillette did anything to help bolster their marketshare with that woke ad. Dollar Shave Club must have seen a major uptick in new customers for them to feel the need to tweet about it a day or two later. Eguard did a great ad opposing the Gillette one and saw so many new orders, even though their cheapest watch is $155, that they are giving $10,000 to charity and there is going to be a big delay in shipping.

Eh? Didn't Gilette's stock go up after the ad? 

Puritanism is not exclusive to the right or left. The difference is that now the left is just as much a part of it as the right, for different reasons but it all goes back to censorship and it isn't good in the slightest. 



Glad I'm not the person who only owns a PS4 as a way to play games. Imagine playing NekoPara 1-3 and NOT being able to buy the 18+ edition.



Bandorr said:
shikamaru317 said:
I must say that I agree with everything he said. Ever since Sony moved their headquarters from Tokyo to California we've seen more and more games being censored on PS4. Sony USA is trying to enforce modern US leftist political views on Japan, and Mark is right, that is cultural oppression.

What is "leftist" about this?

Puritanism, and religion in general tend far far more toward the right than anything.

In the tweet I assume you are failing to quote says " Sony USA is dictating what Sony Japan's standards are for censorship.". It doesn't bring up the left or the right. So why are you?

His other tweets do suggest that he is referring to the left though. Notice that he uses the term "woke" and mentions the recent left-wing politics that were forced into Star Wars hurting the series at the box office. 

From what I have seen, it is mainly the left wing who is responsible for this current wave of game censoring. They dislike that Japanese culture and law allows for the sexualization of underage (underage by US law anyway) fictional characters, and are trying to put a stop to it by censoring all games that feature under 18 characters. However, that left wing movement is not just stopping at the under 18's, they are also trying to force a removal of the sexualization of overage female characters, because they believe that it perpetuates a toxic male culture where women are judged mainly for how attractive they are instead of for the rest of their attributes. In the end though, the whole thing is silly because it is all fictional, these characters aren't real. 

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Sony as a whole has been infested by SJW

 

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1. Make a game with 3D models that are based on women that are 18+ but don't quite look it. Have these women come into your office and do the mocap. Also have these women pose for photographs so, that your 3D artists can reference them to model their likenesses into your game.

2. Publish game to PS4.

3. When Sony bans your game take them to court, and prove that all your models were based off of real life people that were 18+.

4. Profit!

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