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Iran is the first country to ban Pokemon Go

Iran has become the first country to ban the hugely popular Pokemon Go. The decision was made by The High Council of Virtual Spaces, the wonderfully-named authority on such things.. According to the BBC, the ban is related to "unspecified s...   read


Publisher of obscure JRPG censors outfit just for the attention (Fauxclusive)

Unable to garner any media coverage for its upcoming JRPG, the publisher of Sun Blanket Star Pastry Chef ReB;rth confirmed today it has altered one of the costumes in the game just so somebody would start paying attention to it. Kevin ...   read

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Japanese SJWs are carpet bombing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 user reviews

Dead or Alive Extreme 3: Fortune is an objectively excellent game, that much is not up for debate. This is despite the fact that Jed "Jed!" Whitaker reviewed it here and found it to have earned only 1.5 out of 10 points because of re-used a...   read

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#Kongate #FreeTheNipples

Bet you didn't realize that Donkey Kong has been 'censored' all these years

People are keen on calling out Nintendo for anything they view as censorship when it comes to localization these days, but what about the games of old? Where is the outrage over what very well may be the first case of Nintendo denying fans ...   read

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Germany lifts Fallout 3 ban en route to re-release speculation

Germany banned Fallout 3 in 2009 over its violent content (it also missed India and, briefly, was under fire in Australia). Eventually a censored version was offered for German players, but the original, uncensored version is no longer bann...   read

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Mother 3 localization
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What changes can we expect from an official Mother 3 localization?

We've waited nearly 10 years for Nintendo to officially localize Mother 3. The wait has been so long, it's started to seem like an impossibility. However, due to some rumors over the past week, it's beginning to feel more and...   read

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Hitmanime banned

Yandere Simulator is the latest game banned from Twitch

The controversial stalking and murdering game Yandere Simulator has been banned from being streamed on Twitch, joining the likes of BMX XXX, Hatred, and Second Life. This isn't all that surprising considering YouTube removed one o...   read

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Anita Sarkeesian blows the pants off widespread censorship of butts

Feminist Frequency's latest episode in the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series has revealed a shocking amount of censorship that has slipped beneath our noses: the butts of male characters have been systematically censored for year...   read

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Booby games publisher Marvelous' YouTube account suspended

[Update: Marvelous' channel has been restored.] Marvelous Entertainment, the publisher of many booby games such as the Senran Kagura series and the upcoming lesbians-that-turn-into-weapons game Valkyrie Drive, has had its YouTube accou...   read

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Electronic Super Joy
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Electronic Super Joy Wii U team talks self-censorship and the ESRB

It pains me that some game publishers and developers feel the need to arbitrarily add or remove sexual content to their games in order to make them more marketable, but that need is an inevitable part of any art business. If you're a game p...   read


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Street Fighter V

R. Mika butt-slap close up removed from Street Fighter V

It wasn't long ago that Capcom claimed Chun-Li's absurd level of boob movement in Street Fighter V was a "glitch" and it was working on a fix before the game was released. I wonder if it will also claim that R. Mika's original super-ending ...   read

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X? More like PG-13
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Xenoblade Chronicles X localizations to have less skimpy outfits

Nintendo is starting a trend with costume changes during localizations, this time in the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X. Outfits for the character Lin, who is 13 years old, have been changed to be less revealing.    read

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Fatal Fame Wii U
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Fatal Frame localization removes smutty outfits

Just as some corners of the Internet feared, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water's newly-revealed Princess Zelda and Samus Aran outfits have replaced the skimpy attire from the Japanese release. Nintendo, placed in a no-win situation, likely...   read

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Sony: Chinese censorship limiting PS4 sales

Sony feels China's strict censorship laws are limiting the PlayStation 4's potential in the country. "We are still challenged somewhat with a censorship regime that we have to work with. This can be time-consuming," SCE boss Andrew House to...   read

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Don't get cocky
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Expensive dick moderation helped kill the last LEGO MMO

Someone think about the children! Like my own personal brand, LEGO is a family-friendly, name-stealing company. And so the open-ended, Minecraft-like builder LEGO Worlds has some problem what with immature idiots' propensity to build cock. ...   read

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Atlus censoring upcoming RPG for western audiences

While publishing our initial report on Dungeon Travelers 2, a PlayStation Vita role-playing game based on an erotic visual novel, I wondered what sort of concessions Atlus would have to make to localize such a game for western audiences. No...   read

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YouTube bans Yandere Simulator anime panty shots, commenters are pissed

The developer of Yandere Simulator made a recent unfortunate discovery. YouTube removed one of his videos for violating its policy on nudity and sexual content -- a claim that he seemingly vehemently disagrees with. The offending cont...   read

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L4D2 uncensored

Took long enough! Left 4 Dead 2 uncensored in Australia

It's sad that Australian gamers are only now getting an uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2, but at least we finally have some closure. After resubmitting the cooperative zombie shooter for classification, Valve is now able to sell an R18+ ...   read

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Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 on PC is finally reclassified as R18+ in Australia

As a former Australian resident, one thing I don't miss there was the lack of an R18+ rating for videogames; despite the fact that the R18+ rating has now been introduced, there have still been cuts to games like South Park: The Stick of Tr...   read

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Evil Within CENSORED in Japan, Gore Mode DLC unlocks Western version

So Japan gets the ability to cattle prod moaning, ass-up anime girls and the rest of the world doesn't (quite). Meanwhile, we get a gross out Evil Within, while in Japan it has been edited down. I assume the same people mad about not hearin...   read

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Criminal Girls' sexual punishment will only be mildly censored

A lot of people were upset after NIS America announced it had "edited certain aspects" of Criminal Girls: Invite Only for Western release. The "c" word (censorship) was thrown around nobly as it always seems to be when erotic Japa...   read

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Sexual punishment probably scrubbed from Criminal Girls western release

Criminal Girls: Invite Only, a touched up version of the 2010 PSP game Criminal Girls, is coming to Vita in North America and Europe next year, NIS America announced. Criminal Girls involves guiding seven girls through hell and, in th...   read

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Russia brands Sims 4 18+ because of same-sex relationships

Look, The Sims can get villainous. You play god and can deprive a simulated individual of basic necessities or trap them in a swimming pool or whatever. But Adults Only? Due to a backwards 2012 law that restricts the promotion of same-sex r...   read

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It won't be easy to release console games in China with all the censorship rules

China has lifted the ban on foreign console sales, opening up a potentially huge market (if not per capita, then by volume). There's money to be made, but Chinese regulations aren't going to make it entirely easy. Games in Asia picked up on...   read

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South Park

South Park: The Stick of Truth censorship 'not that big a deal,' says Matt Stone

Speaking to The Guardian about South Park: The Stick of Truth's censorship in Europe and Australia over a scene involving anal probes, series co-creator Matt Stone said "It's not that big a deal. It doesn't change things that much, but we ...   read

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