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Absolutely HATE censorship and if this is the way Sony is going to move forward then i guess i will eventually just move on to PC gaming for most of my games and will only use my PS console for whatever worthwhile exclusives it may have.

Aura7541 said:
And the thing is that these games were approved by the ESRB, CERO, and so forth. If Sony gets to dictate what can go on their platform because of their personal feelings, then what's the point of rating boards in the first place? You know, their function is to determine if a game's content can be legally shown or not.

Yeah pretty much this.



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setsunatenshi said:

don't the "hornies out there" get the right to play what they want? sounds like you'd only bothered with censorship when it affects you directly and your tastes

censorship is bad 100% of the time. put a 18+ rating and give out any warning desired, but it's never ok to censor art of any type

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dx11332sega said:

Everybody buys the switch version now while the ps4 versions of those games will now barely sell . KLAMarine is right about the Mortal Kombat thing Though I'm unsure about Sony if they'll change to uncensor ? maybe PS4 and in 2019 needs to take a hit in console sales but it wont happen :( because its Sony so there'll be more and more censorships in future

Its gonna be hard to fight this since i imagine the group of people affected isnt big enough to make a stand against this, not to mention they probably all have already bought a PS4 by this point in the gen so Sony already got their money.

Right now there arent many games affected by this policy on the console but if in the future all games affected by it start tanking in sales on the PS4 due to public rejection, maybe then something will be done.

Medisti said:
I can't believe I live in an era where Sony censors and Nintendo doesn't care. And I REALLY can't believe it reversed in the span of like a year and a half.

Yeah it sure happened fast.

iron_megalith said:

Ok. Now Sony needs to die. Seems like their Politically Correct movie division infected SCE. They're really getting ahead of themselves again.

I understand the screening western audience because it's a fucking loss cause but for fucks sakes leave the other regions alone. This conformist behavior is killing everything.

Depending on how bad this may end up being the PS4 might be the last console i buy from them, PC and Nintendo certainly cover all the games i want (except for the very few PS exclusives that i care about).

Shiken said:
Well if the Switch did not have Japan on lock before, it certainly will now!

XD



VAMatt said:
That's pretty lame. But, Sony is a private company, and can do as they wish. As consumers, were free to take our money elsewhere. Unfortunately, I don't know that MS is substantially better (maybe they are, i truly don't know), and Ninty is far worse, as I understand it.

Nintendo controlled content back in the NES days to ensure a kid-friendly environment. They stepped back from it as national age-rating commitees stepped up, to rate games. Nowadays Nintendo instead focuses on strict parental control functions in the system. Switch for instance is the first system that passed certification of the german USK as a completely working age restriction system. With that in place, Nintendo starts to get more relaxed about the contents of the game, if they have correct age rating.



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shikamaru317 said:
Ganoncrotch said:

what game is that from? ....

 

Asking for a friend.

I believe it is called Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart, and is a game that is not planned to be released outside of Japan currently. 

Thanks! I'm the friend he was asking for.



Mar1217 said:
Still doesn't change my stance that if it's inputed mindlessly into the game with no reason than just for the hornies out there, then I certainly won't cry over such things.

While crass violence is usually OK with american ratings (not with the german stuff though). There are a lot of games out there for violence porn fans.



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Sony has been acting like the political moral society dogs since the betamax videotape era. Actually Nintendo were/is doing the same. But looks this time they are getting vicious with it. I thought with the resign of Kaz Hirai things were going to change but seems not. It´s unbeliavable this company could tyranize the whole japanese sector, like who the hell they think they are?

Whatever I´m done with consoles. This pricks think they will do beter with rubish politics but actually is going to be quite the opposite. Maybe devs should stop asking help for distribution with Sony. If they try hard enough, they could sabotage a considerable sector of their bussiness. For example when Team Ninja deicide to censor DOA Xtreme 3 and they refuse it. I just decline to buy a PS4 and for them it worked,with justice. I don´t own consoles this gen.

Besides companies like Evil Arts or Activision with their terrible games, microtransactions and aditional content have turned very annoying and complete turned away form ém. I ask myself if I could be playing games for the rest of my life and the obvious answer was: no. So I sugest to everybody to search for something else to spare yout time. If you try hard enough you´ll fin it and realize that you aren´t chained at videogames like you think today, and nothing esential have lost of your lives. Greetings to all.



This is just ridiculous, but western can be pundits.



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CuCabeludo said:

Forcing the western sjw way on games and mangas won't work well in Japan. If so, the manga industry will take a dive just like comic sales dumped to historic lows once Marvel/DC began hiring sjw writers/artists.

You're talking out your ass cause comics sales were always going to decline from remaining niche for many years. 



Suky said:

Sony has been acting like the political moral society dogs since the betamax videotape era. Actually Nintendo were/is doing the same. But looks this time they are getting vicious with it. I thought with the resign of Kaz Hirai things were going to change but seems not. It´s unbeliavable this company could tyranize the whole japanese sector, like who the hell they think they are?

Whatever I´m done with consoles. This pricks think they will do beter with rubish politics but actually is going to be quite the opposite. Maybe devs should stop asking help for distribution with Sony. If they try hard enough, they could sabotage a considerable sector of their bussiness. For example when Team Ninja deicide to censor DOA Xtreme 3 and they refuse it. I just decline to buy a PS4 and for them it worked,with justice. I don´t own consoles this gen.

Besides companies like Evil Arts or Activision with their terrible games, microtransactions and aditional content have turned very annoying and complete turned away form ém. I ask myself if I could be playing games for the rest of my life and the obvious answer was: no. So I sugest to everybody to search for something else to spare yout time. If you try hard enough you´ll fin it and realize that you aren´t chained at videogames like you think today, and nothing esential have lost of your lives. Greetings to all.

Then why are you on a gaming site?



That sucks. Whats the enjoyment in most Japanese games without the nudity (I don't play them so someone please explain how anyone gets actual enjoyment from them lol)



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