3DS DoA banned in northern Europe

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... GAME & GameStop customers in Sweden have been receiving emails to inform them that sale of Dead or Alive Dimensions in the Nordic region has been banned due to child pornography laws. According to sources, the game's distributor, Bergsala, received a police threat and crumbled at the end of the long arm of the law ...[/p]
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gg Scandinavia.
 

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LOL! Wait....what child pornography??

It's DOA - It Only Does Bouncy Boobies .-.

Besides, there's no nudity in this version, Sweden needs to grow-up, it's a wild world out there and they are acting like undeveloped countries.
 

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SamAsh07 said:
LOL! Wait....what child pornography??

It's DOA - It Only Does Bouncy Boobies .-.
Girls under the age of 18 are depicted "sexually".

Around here we have to respect the rights of minors, whether the minors are fictional or not, if we don't want to go to court.
 

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Lol, but it's a virtual girl, wtf! If I lived in Sweden I wouldn't abide to this rule, no way. If it's an actual real life under 18 girl then the story is acceptable, but not in some "virtual" world.

I hate it when ppl combine both worlds as one. Lol.


EDIT: @8BitWalugi, I said that about the Nudity because it's a Nintendo console/handheld game, and they never accept any "nudity" so makes sense
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DoA banned in sweden because of this. I hardly seen any of this "Child pornography" in any gameplay trailer. Are they basing their judgement on something non-existent in the game? I might be wrong, but still, banning a game for this is just plain lame.
 

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SamAsh07 said:
Lol, but it's a virtual girl, wtf! If I lived in Sweden I wouldn't abide to this rule, no way. If it's an actual real life under 18 girl then the story is acceptable, but not in some "virtual" world.

I hate it when ppl combine both worlds as one. Lol.


EDIT: @8BitWalugi, I said that about the Nudity because it's a Nintendo console/handheld game, and they never accept any "nudity" so makes sense
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I know, I was making a joke.
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Oh and Mercluke, we're finally getting an R18!
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Of course if we saw actual virtual porn that featured a minor (virtual, of course), we'd be up in arms. That shit is gross.

But of course if it's a minor depicted sexually in a video game, fuck that, the girl is virtual!

Seriously, any depiction of a minor in a sexual manor (hardcore or softcore) is really fucking gross. The DoA developers could probably just say "Yeah, um, the young-ish looking girl? She's actually 18". It's not that hard.

Even then, who gives a shit? It's DoA. On the 3DS. I don't think people have cared for a while. Go play SSFIV or Blazblue II (BB2 coming out at the end of the month).
 

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SamAsh07 said:
Besides, there's no nudity in this version, Sweden needs to grow-up, it's a wild world out there and they are acting like undeveloped countries.
That's a bad parallel, this is not acting like an undeveloped country but rather the opposite. This is taking the trend in developed countries to censor the fuck out of everything one step further.

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It's not like it really matters - people who really want to buy a DOA game will go out of their way to import it *anyways*.
It's the principle that matters, both for those trying to push this ban and those opposing it.

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So, what, does Sweden classify under 18 as child pornography, no exceptions?
Pretty much, at least there's no way of knowing what is an "exception" and what isn't. See below.

For those who don't know, there is an on-going child pornography debate (although it's not highlighted by mainstream media) in Sweden after a guy was convicted for possessing pictures of fictional children deemed as child pornography. This was no random guy, he's done the translations for much (possibly most) of the manga available in Swedish and is an avid manga collector with lots and lots of manga of all kinds. He was initially charged for possessing ~50 manga-style images judged as child pornography of which around half were duplicates. The images were not published so there's no way for anyone worried of being put in court to know what is deemed as too much.

QUOTE(Guild McCommunist @ May 21 2011, 02:47 PM)
Even then, who gives a shit? It's DoA. On the 3DS. I don't think people have cared for a while. Go play SSFIV or Blazblue II (BB2 coming out at the end of the month).
Man, everyone who cares for their freedom should give a shit whether they have a 3DS or not and regardless of whether they care for DoA. This is a bullshit censorship law, one of many small steps in the wrong direction that it's important we all work against before it's too late.
 

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no surprise there, the guy who made this game series (Tomonobu Itagaki) is a complete perve anyway all of his games have women who are classed as sexual objects with big boobs.
 
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