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Xbox Live Indie Game banned for 'sexual assault reminders'

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An Xbox Live Indie Game has been banned following concerns that it was too erotic and implied sexual abuse. And Yet, I Love You is a visual novel by Naoki Sagawa and, to its credit, there are no sex scenes. Despite this, Microsoft Europe took a dislike to the game and brought up three key elements they found offensive about the game:

  1. One of the girls has one restrained hand.
  2. The girl's head is being pushed down.
  3. The girl's underwear can be seen.

Sagawa didn't want his game pulled so he attempted to compromise, offering to remove the offending content and restrict sale of his game to Xbox Live Japan customers only. However, this was not deemed good enough, and Microsoft still demanded the game pulled. The 240 Point game is no more. 

Very interesting situation. It seems that if one Microsoft territory is offended by something, then all other territories march in step. Ultimately, it's Microsoft's decision whether to public or bar any content from its own servers, so it's not exactly outrageous. Still, it's funny that something like this goes and utter crap like Kitchen Sink Wars is still allowed to charge people money.

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