Nintendo wont allow The Binding of Isaac on the 3DS eShop

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This is insane. Can you imagine if Sony didn't allow the DVDs of the movie Sleepers to play on their TVs or DVD players because they didn't want a movie about childhood sexual abuse to be "associated" with their hardware? That sort of thing would never fly in the world of cinema, but it looks like that kind of thought policing is still acceptable in "lesser" art forms like videogames.

This article makes a good point. How dare we say videogames are art if this shit is still going on. Meanwhile in Japan, Nintendo has no problems with 3D lolicon boobs bouncing games on the 3DS.

http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-wont-allow-the-binding-of-isaac-on-the-3ds-eshop-222917.phtml
 
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There's a difference between stopping media that someone else has produced in an open freely available format and producing it yourself in your own format. Nintendo has every right to not permit this, just as you have every right not to make a hand written copy of the bible.
 
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There's a difference between stopping media that someone else has produced in an open freely available format and producing it yourself in your own format. Nintendo has every right to not permit this, just as you have every right not to make a hand written copy of the bible.
Because it's on Steam? That's bullshit.

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There's a difference between stopping media that someone else has produced in an open freely available format and producing it yourself in your own format. Nintendo has every right to not permit this, just as you have every right not to make a hand written copy of the bible.
i get what you're saying but i still think it's not fair. What would Miyamoto say if he wouldn't have been allowed to release SMB because eating mushrooms glorifies drug use.
 

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The thing is that this is a downloadable title and not a retail one, so the chances of this game getting in the wrong hands are pretty big.
I don't think that Nintendo want to handle more ridiculous lawsuits involving their name.
I mean, if they sell games like these to under aged boys/girls at the store it's ultimately the store's fault and not Nintendo's .
 
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Can you imagine if Sony didn't allow the DVDs of the movie Sleepers to play on their TVs or DVD players because they didn't want a movie about childhood sexual abuse to be "associated" with their hardware?
Sony didn't allow porn on their Beta tapes (one of the main reasons they lost to VHS) because they "didn't want porn associated with their hardware". So, yeah.

So Nintendo wants to keep their console baby-proofed. Is anyone really surprised by that? Anyone?
 
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I understand totally if they want to prohibit the online distribution of such a title through their eShop because of an image they need to maintain.
I can imagine work-arounds though, such as you buy the uncatalogued item through their website instead of using eShop credits, and you are given a download code (like 3D Classics Kid Icarus promotion).
From there you download the item, the only stipulation would be that Nintendo would have to set up some sort of payment option for these kinds of transactions.

But then I still imagine they would prohibit it because it looks like a shady practice after that. Just set up a content filter on the eShop or something.
 
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There's a difference between stopping media that someone else has produced in an open freely available format and producing it yourself in your own format. Nintendo has every right to not permit this, just as you have every right not to make a hand written copy of the bible.

Actually, the NIV verson of the Holy Bible is copyrighted by Zondervan.
 
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There's a difference between stopping media that someone else has produced in an open freely available format and producing it yourself in your own format. Nintendo has every right to not permit this, just as you have every right not to make a hand written copy of the bible.
i get what you're saying but i still think it's not fair. What would Miyamoto say if he wouldn't have been allowed to release SMB because eating mushrooms glorifies drug use.

Who ever said he ate the mushrooms? O.o

Anyway, I think it's fair for them to deny this game on the eShop. It is Nintendo's choice afterall. Just because it is on Steam doesn't mean it should be everywhere else.

Besides, the entire arguement they are making on that article is on the basis that games are considered an equal 'art form' to movies. I don't consider movies an art form, and I don't consider games an art form. There are examples of art work in both of them (through stories, the way messages are portrayed, even the visual styles sometimes..) but I don't think Nintendo should be bad-mouthed just because they didn't wish to put a certain game on their store. It could be an NOA/NOE decision, and sometimes movies are banned from certain countries based on what the movie contains. Here in Australia we even have R 18+ games banned since it is deemed offensive, despite the possibility of an 18+ rating.

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That is pretty much an issue inherent to the licensing of individual titles. An evil that is the main source of income for the platform developer, yet drastically limits the freedom of development on that platform (and probably jacks up the price (funny note: I almost wrote off instead of up) of the media quite a bit). Without such licensing measures, of course, there would be no distinction between homebrew and official indepentently developed titles, and a large group of capable hackers would no longer be trying to find a weak point in the system and pave the path for piracy without actually wanting to do that. Anyone could just develop software for the platform, just like anyone can burn a video onto a DVD-R, or copy a recording on a memory card / flash drive / hard disk and play it back with the corresponding player. The flip-side is that it would probably increase the hardware price a fair bit, and subsidized cutting edge hardware like the PS360 and stuff like that would no longer be possible.
 

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Well this doesnt suprise me but i think people are just looking for something to get pissy about coz the game aint that great and is way way overated. If you wanna play it so desperately then play it via steam.
 

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They're just doing what they think will gie the the least backlash. People can't sue them becaus they didn't release it, but If they did releaseit someone could come along and say "my dipshit of a child learned bad things from a game they pblished, gimme money".

It's all about what's socially acceptable in certain places. PSV does bad in Japan, PSV does good here. 3DS does wonders in Japan, 3DS doesn't do as good here. (I haven't checked the statistics but you get my point)
 

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Personally I think this is a bullshit move....Let me start off by saying I kinda don't care if this game is released on the 3DS as I have it on my computer which is just as portable, but isn't this way Nintendo has parental controls. I mean its like PS3/360 caters to hardcore gamers and Nintendo is trying to cater to pleasing parents and non-gamers to a degree......Why can't we find a middle ground

EDIT:I apologize if I went off on a tangent/rant there :/
 

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