Games News

 2015: Oct-Dec



 Offsite Article: The PC Games...


Link Here 24th December 2015
Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Wii U Sex-Negative Beliefs Are Ruining Gaming, and Society at Large

See article from nichegamer.com

 

  Avoiding a slap in the face...

Confirmation that Street Fighter V was censored to avoid 'offence'


Link Here 9th December 2015
Capcom 5050013389390 Street Fighter PS4 Last month video game reviewers spotted that review copies of Capcom's Street Fighter V had been censored. The reported cuts were:

street fighter v buttslapIn the previous build for Street Fighter 5, R. Mika would hold her opponents legs in a split during a move, this is not longer the case. Now her opponents legs are much closer together. Maybe coincidently but comparison shots also show some cleavage being lost in reframing.

R. Mika's invaluable butt slap has been replaced with a very different camera angle -- one that shows her upper body, instead of her very robust lower body.

Now Capcom's Yoshinori Ono in a recent interview to Jogos has confirmed cuts to the game. He explained:

Our objective with 'Street Fighter V' is to start over from zero explains Ono. We want the professional players and the casual fans of the series to return, but we also want to reach those who have never even touched a fighting game. So we can't have something in the game that makes people think, 'This is not acceptable'

We didn't make any change because of external influences. Those changes came up internally. We decided to remove that because we want the biggest possible number of people to play, and we don't want to have something in the game that might make someone uncomfortable

Probably we won't be able to remove everything that could offend someone. But our goal is, at least, to reduce that number as much as possible so that they think 'Ok, there is this issue here, but it is within the limits'. We want that everyone can play and enjoy without worrying about anything else Ono said.

Street Fighter V will be released on 16th February 2016.

 

  Xtreme Political Correctness...

Console game Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 won't be distributed in Europe and the US


Link Here 25th November 2015
dead or alive xtreme 3Game developer Team Ninja Has announced that the console game Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 won't be released in North America or in Europe. And there are no plans to change that decision.

The developer explains that political correctness does allow for a game with so many sexy bikini scenes: Team Ninja write:

Do you know many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female in video game industry? We do not want to talk those things here. But certainly we have gone through in last year or two to come to our decision. Thank you.

 

  A scary thought...

PEGI will consider whether PG rated jump scares will be a lot more scary when young gamers are immersed in virtual reality


Link Here 20th November 2015
PEGI logoEuropean games ratings body PEGI says that it will re-evaluate its ratings system when Virtual Reality games arrive next year.

The firm says it will take a closer look at how it assesses fear and horror in terms of suitability for young audiences. Presumably the group is considering whether a PG rated jump scare could turn out to be far more scary than that in virtual reality.

It follows comments from Sony's Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida, who told Digital Spy at Paris Games Week that a new ratings system might be needed for games that could cause 'trauma'.

PEGI operations director Dirk Bosmans told MCV:

PEGI should examine the coming wave of VR products using the current questionnaire, but reserve the right to reassess certain elements -- more specifically the criteria around fear (currently rated PEGI 7) and horror (as in non-violent scary imagery, currently rated PEGI 12) -- once a broader range of products hits the market in the coming period of time.

 

  Slapped Down...

Computer game Street Fighter V toned down


Link Here 14th November 2015
street fighter v buttslapStreet Fighter V is a PlayStation 4 game set for release on February 16, 2016.

Review copies have been circulating and cuts have been spotted. Sights of cleavage and butts have been toned down between pre-release versions. An article from gamezone.com reveals:

In the previous build for Street Fighter 5, R. Mika would hold her opponents legs in a split during a move, this is not longer the case. Now her opponents legs are much closer together. Maybe coincidently but comparison shots also show some cleavage being lost in reframing.

R. Mika's invaluable butt slap has been replaced with a very different camera angle -- one that shows her upper body, instead of her very robust lower body.

 

 Offsite Article: Dutifully Whingeing...


Link Here 10th November 2015
Call Duty Black Ops Xbox Crave follows up some Daily Mail bullshit about the computer game Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

See article from craveonline.com

 

  Nintendo doesn't skimp on the censorship...

Skimpy costumes replaced by cover-all garb for western releases of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water


Link Here 20th October 2015
project zero maiden of black water The Wii game, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water , has been censored for western release

Princess Zelda and Samus Aran's skimpy attire from the Japanese release has been replaced by cover-all garb.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water launches in North America later this week on Wii U and then in Europe on October 30.