Censorship topic (out of the news thread)



  • So weird, I can only imagine they are doing this for consistency sake, likely the first example I see where I can't justify it in any way.

    It is something so insignificant and that has so little weight that it is just difficult to understand what could be the rationale for it, that said it is at the same time something so miniscule that it won't really have an effect on the game.



  • @bard91 said in Censorship topic (out of the news thread):

    that said it is at the same time something so miniscule that it won't really have an effect on the game.

    Everyone knows that, it's not the point though.


  • Banned

    Loving the huge amounts of projecting going on in this thread.

    Apparently that light is controlled by a graphic setting called "flare" that can be turned on or off.

    Either way, eh, not too miffed about it. If I need to see a bum, there are platforms I can do that on.
    Vote with your dollars instead of pretending this is an ethics issue.



  • @el-shmiablo said in Censorship topic (out of the news thread):

    Loving the huge amounts of projecting going on in this thread.

    Apparently that light is controlled by a graphic setting called "flare" that can be turned on or off.

    Either way, eh, not too miffed about it. If I need to see a bum, there are platforms I can do that on.
    Vote with your dollars instead of pretending this is an ethics issue.

    I have actually picked it up on Xbox One in this case, though I have the rest of the series on Playstation. It is an ethical issue though, so where exactly is the pretending?



  • Funny how that image mentions uncensored Raiden butt in MGS2 but fails to bring up the very censored ass of Johnny in MGS1 when you take his uniform.

    The censorship of a single butt is not a hill I'm willing to die on, personally. I do imagine the hill is shaped similar to the one found in Sir Mix-a-lot's music video though.


  • Banned

    @el-shmiablo said in Censorship topic (out of the news thread):

    Loving the huge amounts of projecting going on in this thread.

    Apparently that light is controlled by a graphic setting called "flare" that can be turned on or off.

    Not on the consoles. The only way you can disable it on the PS4 is by uninstalling the game and playing it without any patches or network support. Now that I think about it, the fact that they sneaked this onto a day one patch, making it unknown to reviewers who might have affected the early sales (even a little bit) makes it even worse.



  • @ezekiel said in Censorship topic (out of the news thread):

    The worst thing is that most people don't care. Some act like you're perverted for wanting bums in games and tell you to watch porn instead. Comments like this:

    "It is pathetic that you guys care for a censored butt. Go watch porn or something instead."

    "Lol only creepy pervs care about this. Oh no! They blurred out a digital butt! Boooo bad guy Soyny! Lol"

    Gamers are really immature.

    I don't really see any reason to care. I don't belief the doom and gloom projections people are so fond of. This isn't the attack on freedom of speech on the integrity of the medium.



  • I think a lot of people see stories like this and write it off as one random butt getting censored and decide it's not a big deal worth caring about, but the way I see it and the way I think a lot of other people see it is that it's a piece in a large puzzle. There's clearly a trend going on lately, with Sony in particular. I've seen a lot more stories than I post here. I don't know, honestly I thought the medium matured enough by this point that games clearly aimed at adults didn't have to go through the same censorship practices that plagued children's games on the NES back in the 80's and 90's.



  • @hanabi This isn't only censored on PS4



  • @iboshow apparently it is. There is a similar scene with lady that is on all







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  • @dmcmaster said in Censorship topic (out of the news thread):

    Youtube Video

    To be honest, I called that. Feared into a corner by a current, short lived, social climate. I'm sorry, but I don't see how encouragement for women to come forward to report sexual harassment has anything to do with videogames. You could attempt to try and paint some big picture about how it's all intricately involved, but it just speculation at its finest.


  • Banned

    @sheria You don't see how the objectification and exploitation of girls has to do with rampant sexual harassment in the workplace and rape culture in a broader sense?

    In other news, Mortal Kombat 11 is being blocked from sale on Steam in Japan thanks to excessive violence.



  • @el-shmiablo said in Censorship topic (out of the news thread):

    @sheria You don't see how the objectification and exploitation of girls has to do with rampant sexual harassment in the workplace and rape culture in a broader sense?

    There's a place for objectification on both ends, be it Showgirls or Magic Mike, both examples have more than their place in entertainment. Women enjoy seeing hot men and men like to see sexy girls, that's just playing to nature.

    Do I think any of the recent examples of censorship have any correlation with ongoing sexual harassment? Of course I don't.


  • Banned

    @sheria In the case of Show Girls and Magic Mike, both products deal with the topic of sexual exploitation because that is the subject matter. Of course a movie about strippers is going to have strippers in it. Side note: The ratios of objectification are very out of whack. Perhaps if men were sexualized nearly as much as women are in media you might have a point, but as it stands they aren't, and you don't.

    And of you really can't see a causal link between the normalization of oversexualization and objectification of women in media and how it relates to the treatment of women, well, I'm not sure I can help you there because I'm not certified to deal with that level of delusion.



  • I'd have to raise delusion as well then I'm sorry. Maybe if there's some good hard proof its out of whack, you'd be happy to provide it.


  • Banned

    @sheria Certainly.

    This is fromthe film study Men Talk and Women Show Skin

    "female characters were more likely to wear sexy, provocative clothing than males (26% vs. 5%) or to appear partially naked (24% vs. 8%).

    29% of teen girls were called attractive by another person in the movie vs. 18% of women ages 21 to 39 and 8% of women 40 to 64.

    The study also found that 29% of teen girls were called attractive by another person in the movie vs. 18% of women ages 21 to 39 and 8% of women 40 to 64.

    Marc Choueiti, the project administrator, commented that this sends a message to teen girls that they are "eye candy": "the data speaks to an overemphasis on beauty, thinness and sexualization of women at younger and younger ages."

    This is further compounded by the fact that there is a gross deficit of females in prominent roles in general.