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I don't buy into the Cult of Kojima, so no.
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I'm not even convinced it's a real game
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It depends by which standards said people were brought to tears. If it's by the strength of the cinematics, then there you go.
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For *months* now Hideo Kojima has been bringing selected people to his lair to show them Death Stranding, and all of them have said afterwards they were practically moved to tears by its magnificence. This is supposed to make me feel hype but instead it just makes me suspicious. Anyone else?
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*sips* Yup. They don't make games like they used to.
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because it's a kind of fun that is different form when I was a youngin', and that makes it wrong! Back in MY day, we played stick hoop! Uphill, BOTH WAYS, int he snow, with no shoes! And America was GREAT for it!
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Sheeple can't have genuine fun, they just flock to whatever's popular. I exaggerate, but I can't help but think that the latter is true a bit too often.
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Kids just find it fun, mang. Why do we have to be so cynical?
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I wouldn't know how it became a meme in the first place. Maybe because of that dance?
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I'm pretty sure Fortnite is booming because it's a meme. It's the new minecraft in the sense that little kids love the hell out of it for some reason.
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@Mea_K Japan has the most strict rating board though. Imagine the outrage if something like GTA5 was censored in America but uncensored in Japan. Japan has the problem where stuff like MGS and Resident Evil is only censored in Japan.
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I thought fortnite was booming due to Skyrim effect of being on literally every paltform, free, and having soem REALLY good shillery on social media platforms. Essentially following the same model CoD did for so long, just now they're not having to ask mommy for 60 bucks every year.
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That's why Fortnite is booming. Because Battle Royale, a setup no one would've touched twenty years ago, is currently sitting in a thriving environment of just as many kids, if not more, than adults.
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Sentiment about toys isn't going to change just due to death of a generation. Businesses will, by design, seek out new facets of a trusted market
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Got a bridge in Brooklyn going real cheap.
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With the average age of gamers going up (and boomers dying off) there will come a day when videogames are longer be considered children's toys. When rating boards can no longer pretend to be protecting the children perhaps they'll lose their power and influence.
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I don't see how that's a problem specific to Japan. Rating boards have game developers by the balls all over the world. Since there can't be a console release without compliance there's not much else a developer can do.
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I mean why has no Japanese game dev ever stood up to CERO and said "you know what, your restrictions are ridiculous" as they are forced to censor their games only in their home country
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I don't have hope for Japan ever growing a spine, considering how long they're been censoring their porn and console games
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I hope when the Olympics finally begin it turns out they missed a spot when they were sanitizing their entire country and the international community zooms in on that lone surviving body pillow and shames them for it. Maybe then they'll grow a spine.
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If any other non-western culture were to sacrifice portions of itself to appease an international audience there would be cries about the harmful impact of cultural imperialism or whatever, but since the left hates Japan I guess that's not going to happen.
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They still don't care, it seems, because "MUH OLYMPICS", and "THINK OF THE CHILDREN".
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Movies still make them money, this censorship doesn't
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Well, just look at Sony's movies. I don't think the head branch cares. It could be completely woke for all we know.
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Only SIE moved to California, the head branch in Japan should still have complete control
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I'm suprised nobody from Sony has stepped in to stop this madness yet, it can't be good for their profits or their image
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Well Sony, have fun with all the fags and trannies that are now suddenly going to buy your games. Oh wait...
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Emily...the crowd has gathered here...once again they fail to see
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Welp, I guess I'm skipping SK7.
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Fuck Sony for screwing over devs like this
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IIRC, Steam said that it planned to ban lewd games that had all the characters be 18+ arbitrarily in high school settings, so the game hiding the ages isn't a free pass, but Senran Kagura probably makes too much money for Steam to actually care.
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Being trans and being depressed probably has a lot of overlap, hence why so many trans people are mental snowflakes. I don't think the 41% is solely due to dick chopping regret, but it probably doesn't help much. Not every depressed person is trans, and probably not vice versa, but there are probably a ton of overlapping factors.
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2: We ALREADY have people outspoken about regretting their transitions. Ain't seen any who did the chop yet, but then again there's that 41% suicide rate so that may be it.
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1: Lobotomies re great, I will fucking fight you.
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A decade from now we'll have a lot of scarred people that regret buying into a certain fad when they were teens. Like today's former emo kids, but with genital mutilation.
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Lobotomies are the perfect analogy to sex change surgery.
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That's ignoring the fact that surgery isn't a viable tactic for any other mental illness I can think of. We used to have lobotomies, but those turned out to be bad.
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Trannies are in a weird situation where they don't want to be called mentally ill, but have to be called mentally ill to justify health insurance payment for surgery. Sadly, in current year + 4 or whatever, people don't care about logical inconsistencies for the sake of feelings.
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Trannies should just be banned, and their 'sexuality' should be considered for what it truly is: a mental illness.
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I'd rather they not go down that rabbit hole period
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Well trannying DOES sterilize you anyway so, guess they're just making sure the fairysexuals don't accidentally reproduce before they transition.
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Japan saying people having to be sterilized before identifying as the other gender is a great idea. It's not like completely transitioned people can make children naturally (though once nanomachines are a legit thing, that might change)
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womp womp
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That's hilarious
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Added a latest post sidebar and edited the CSS to actually take you to the latest post. Not sure why it refuses to go to the right, but I'm gonna work on it.
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Since the Vita console is dead now, I decided to finally go through the trouble of hacking it. Miraculously, I had the last currently hackable version of the Vita (3.68) since I haven't used it for a while. I don't know why Sony bothers to update a console they don't care about.
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Patiently waiting for a death that will probably never happen.
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Do not support NISA
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inb4 they are fired for being too slow
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At least they're far more likely to actually try than in-house NISA would've been?
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Indeed. XSEED achieved their level of quality by being slow as shit. The entire reason NISA is getting these deals is their quick and dirty localization process. The ex-XSEED staff are going to end up very frustrated and with a subpar product that has their names on it.
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As I just said on Twitter, familiar faces doesn't automatically equate to familiar production process. This is NISA, not XSEED. They're not obligated to run in the same manner.
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Don't buy NISA games
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NISA could still screw up QA or something though.
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Well, it might be pirate tier as a best case scenario.
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Hatsuu is confirmed to be working with NISA for Cold Steel 3.
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Well, if nothing else, someone's using Title IX against that, so it might not stick. But, who knows?
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Considering that "traditional" (not even toxic) masculinity is considered mentally debilitating to the American Psychological Association, SRW might be censored for being too manly for mental health reasons.
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fair
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Please do not support Konami
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On a completely unrelated note, I wish we had more ZOE complete with naked space Ken :{
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I can imagine the usual suspects getting triggered by Yoji Shinkawa's Orbital Frame designs
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paranoia is understandable since all bets are off in current year
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A cadre of fans who are quite low on the totem pole of "this game is X-ist—change it!" targets. At best, you'd see an assload of songs go missing given how many soundtrack houses would have to be paid for specific tunes n'shit.
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Bandai would handle if content for SRW's license quagmire DID get settled, and there's hardly content that would invoke any kind of social backlash, given the series is aimed specifically at the mecha fans.
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Your paranoia's showing.
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>Thankfully
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Thankfully, Super Robot Wars (the non-OG ones anyways) are impossible to license in the West. I haven't olayed V or X, but I heard those two had a significantly better TL than Moon Dwellers, so I'll try out T for my Switch.
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Hah, knew it. I'll probably finish Trails in the Sky ar some point, though time to never touch Cold Steel. Not even mechs can get me to support NISA.
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Guess we'll just have to see what happens. Either way I have a feeling its going to be a long ride. Trails of was XSEED's #2 money maker wasn't it? XSEED's current quality state is questionable with Tom gone and Hatsuu (heavily implied) being fired, but they've been doing a lot of small time stuff the past year haven't they? Losing Falcom and Senran Kagura being hit by Sony, do you think XSEED is going to survive throughout the year?
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Get ready for more "Big Holes"
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Also, I apologize for defending Falcom in 2017.
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Even if NISA hired Hatsuu, which I really doubt, they wouldn't be able to achieve their usual level of quality because the whole point of NISA getting these games over XSEED is a quicker localization.
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NISA lies all the time so I wouldn't be surprised if the staff they got were all people who got fired for incompetence.
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Apparently NISA got some of the staff that's worked on past localizations. So did a bunch of XSEED leave for NISA at some point?
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lol NISA got CS3
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Benis.