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Discussion in 'News' started by Jamtea, Nov 26, 2015.
Censorship hits us where it hurts... in the boobs!
DOAX 3 too sexy for EU!
it is crazy its only a game and im sure there will still be women playing it and not caring 1 bit.
if they had blokes playing volley ball on the beach they would do it with even less clothes.
..blokes don't need as much clothing to be 'decent' in public.
My friend and I will probably import it from Play-Asia. I got the first DOAX bundled with my original Xbox yeeeears ago, and it was a nice little game. Volleyball was intense and controlled well. Collecting hundreds of items of clothing really worked for me, as I love customisation in games. A lot of the clothing was shorts and T-shirts, too, for variety's sake. And you could import your own MP3s and have two separate playlists for daytime and night-time.
I never really played the second game, but I could definitely play the third. My entire close circle (my girlfriend, my 13-year old brother, my best friend, and myself) all like the characters and aesthetic of DOA and we've collectively put a ton of hours into Last Round on the PS4.
Just too bad that Mila isn't in it! It makes sense that Japanese gamers would vote for a mostly Japanese cast, but still. Mila would smash those frail girls at volleyball!
EDIT: Oops, somehow double-posted!
I'm putting my hands up to say anything DOA is my guilty pleasure...ok might have worded that last bit a bit wrong, but always been a fan of the franchise, from the fighting series, Ninja Gaiden and of course, Volleyball.
Games, merchandise, posters, figures, erm....mouse mats, I have a large pile of them all.
There is a multi-language 'Asia' version (has English subtitles) up on play-asia I've already pre-ordered.
I'm buying this as a protest against censorship. That's the only reason. I swear.
The words 'oh grow up' spring to mind whenever people put pressure on games (and tv/films/anime etc) over this kind of stuff. Its a real shame when just the fear of the pressure they'll get has forced this kind of shift.
But how else are we meant to get our fix of serious gaming?
So females might find this offensive
Regardless of the fact the person who got me into this game, and who has played countless hours of Xtreme 2 and Beech Volleyball was very much female
I don't think I've ever met someone who's found these games offensive... everyone just seemed to love the visuals and enjoy the game as a game
I think I got a worse "well that was uncalled for" reaction from Clock Tower 3 when it comes down to treating women bad
I don't think anyone actually is offended by DOAX. It's too up-front (no pun intended) about its intentions that it's pointless complaining. These are attractive anime girls playing beach volleyball and having fun at the beach. In context, they would wear bikinis, and the first game let you put them in dressed and shorts if you really wanted to.
I've been following this argument for a few days and people who don't like the game aren't offended, they just turn their noses up and ask why guys would go to the trouble of importing a volleyball game when there is porn on the internet, as if that is literally the only reason someone would play it. I hope they didn't catch any of the London Olympic volleyball a few years ago. A match came on while I was in the pub and every male pair of eyes was transfixed by the tiny sports bikinis. Art imitates life!
It'll be the usual concern trolls and social justice warrior types who are kicking up a fuss over this sort of thing with their usual claims of "mysogeny" and "troubling content" amongst other issues they like to fabricate to cause controversy out of nothing.
I predict play-asia will get a sudden uptick in sales of the game as folks protest buy copies purely to show tecmo that the whiners are the extreme minority and dont represent the majority of gamers.
I totally understand people wanting more even-handed representation in games, but that really doesn't mean that fanservice games should cease to exist. There are all forms of media that appeal to different kinds of people for many different reasons. Not everything has to be targeted at everyone.
The only thing I really disagree with when I read these endless comment arguments is that it always seems to be two groups of men arguing with each other over how women should be portrayed, with actual women rarely chiming in, or making a point of saying they don't care. Sure, I guess men can be feminists, but it seems rather condescending and (ironically) patriarchal to me to presume men can truly understand the problems of, and speak for, women.
This is not censorship. This is a company making a decision about localisation.
To be clear before people jump on me:
I strongly reject the leading tone in this article, particularly the phrases:
"It appears that the ongoing battle between those who would have gamers cover up and sit quietly in the corner and the champions of jiggly justice has yielded yet another casualty."
"It certainly seems clear as to what is happening and why. It's a shame too, as it denies punters the opportunity to vote with their wallets as to whether or not they want these kinds of games, instead of being sidelined by the implicit censorship that comes with pandering to protestors."
This is conjecture, seemingly born out of a feeling of victimization and is only thinly borne out by the events that occurred.
I fear the fundimental behind the decision is simpler than this thread is making out. DOAX 1 and 2 have been so heavily slated here and EU for being mediocre games that it is simply a business decision to go where the money is.
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At the end of the day if I want boobs, why pay 50 when I get google and other resources for 30 a month.
Y'know, every time I see or hear someone referring to women as females I immediately think:
You HUmons with your tobacco and atom bombs.
I completely agree that people who refer to women as "females" have probably never interacted with a "female" in their life. And there's nothing inherently wrong with that, but it doesn't give them license to assume what "females" want or think.
If this is a hit at me (seriously don't get the reference as I've not watched the show that pictures from)
I was only wording my comment as the facebook post was worded