Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Country's Censorship Going Too Far?

The title should already tell you where I'm going with today's blog post. A story has been circulating the net for about a week or so now about how the upcoming 3DS fighter, Dead or Alive Dimensions will not be distributed throughout the majority of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. This is because three of the characters in the games are under the age of 18. In a fighting game, this isn't anything especially new (many traditional fighting games feature highschool characters after all) but the issue lies in the fact that the game features a mode where you can take pictures of the characters from every angle. So what does this mean in simple terms?

The game is being banned under child pornography laws. So basically, because characters like Eliot (a 16-year old highschooler taught by the master Gen-fu) are viewable in this mode, this game is being banned. Make no mistake, these characters are FULLY CLOTHED (well by DOA standards). But the photography of any characters, real or fictional under the age of 18 in a pornographic situation (being turned while fully clothed in a model viewer) is marked as illegal in Scandinavia. Fans of the series here in America won't have to worry though. We'll still be getting the game. Going by past DOA games though, maybe the claim wasn't entirely baseless.



What are your thoughts? Have censorship laws gone a bit too far or is this ban in certain countries a step in the right direction?

29 comments:

  1. I think they should cencor the beaches, we're all pedophiles since we all looked on under 18 girls on bikinis at least once in our lives.

    Huge bullshit, the worldwide society become more an more puritan by the day, i think we're at a point where we can say that people were much more free 40 years ago. That's just sad.

    ReplyDelete
  2. this is crazy... what is the world coming to

    ReplyDelete
  3. censorship is defintely getting way too intense

    ReplyDelete
  4. uggg pornography laws need to be limited to vaginas and penises.. penni... penissess .... dicks.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yes they have gone way too far.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's taking it a bit far.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Censorship has gone too far!! Those countries are far too close to Britain for my liking, that's the reason people buy DoA! ^.^

    ReplyDelete
  8. Censorship sucks bro, its only a game!
    Fuck the stupid laws!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fucking ridiculous, imo. The more people take things away, the more other people want them.

    ReplyDelete
  10. That is a little bit to far with censorship.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Personally, I wish more countries will banned this. Then maybe they will dumped this crap and go back to it being a good fighter like it was in DOA2.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Why didn't they do this for Final Fantasy about 72 yrs. ago?

    ReplyDelete
  13. bunch of bullshit they went way to far

    ReplyDelete
  14. Not really something that effects me, but still FUCK censorship!

    ReplyDelete
  15. wow. but maybe theyre not necesarrily blokcing it as much for pornography as much as they are for the violence with underage girls

    ReplyDelete
  16. japanship = censorship lol, but a lack of common sense is always welcome

    ReplyDelete
  17. Censorship laws are stupid in most cases. This is one of them.
    Love DoA, by the way.

    ReplyDelete
  18. who cares about censorship in a game!
    let it be played

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is ridiculous censorship since there is no pornography, and it doesn't feature real people.

    ReplyDelete