Splatoon Girl Hand Gesture Removed from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Deemed "Offensive"

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  1. VinsCool

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    And yet they kept Paper Mario's Nazi salute :unsure:
  2. DeslotlCL

    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's official lewd axolotl

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    What about metal mario? It's so offensive... and nontendo does nothing about it...
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  3. Tomato Hentai

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    Nah, nah. That's gotta be the Olympic salute.
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  4. MarioFanatic64

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    itt: bitching and moaning
  5. petethepug

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    So like, what about the other inkling :unsure: doesn't he do that to?
    Regardless I think its clever how Nintendo can manage how to hide these little quirks in game, sadly though I'm to stupid to understand them for the most part :P
  6. Jayro

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    That's so stupid...

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    I'm changing my avatar to the "offensive" gesture, just to stir the pot in protest.
  7. Dionicio3

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  8. Biff627

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    You have just made my day.
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  9. Sliter

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    yeha this is why it's lame most of the time :v
    Wtf robotech how I had never heard about that? XD

    well I really understand what you mena there, but I still think a lot of " time influence" here, in old times stuff like middle finger where totally offensive , now i'ts mostly like a joke
    " wow how mature he is giving me the finger" or something alike?
    Also other stuff became very offensive .. so well I think the her gesture was " on the past", I know this varies but I don't think this can be terrible for a children...
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    the most problem is not the kids but how the parents gonna handle that ... it could become a funny story " How I got slaped as a Kid for wha i learned in a videogame" hahahah
    And if it was because the parent could don't let the kid play it because of this gesture ... now, in 2017.. please xp he gonna see it soon or latter in somewhere, if not had learned about yet
    You know that this screen gonna only be seen before the game was bough, right ? it don't change the " cover effect at all" even more because they know the thing came from japan ... I don't know .. I was the only expecting stuff different form what I "have in my neighbor" when I watched or played something from another country? :/ why for usa it was really necessary to be changed?
    hentai anime where really well know that time, when anime where starting to get known by the world? ? I mean .. there was no internet haha the "adultier cartoon" I heard when I was a kid was Akira :v
    I know that porn spread faster than nice shounen adventures but idk XDD
    Also ok, maybe the girl looks less serious but still, why ?it just to show that you entered the animation, anime isan animation, i'ts talk even more than stick figures looking a TV

    Lets look at this again
    they need to show about animation
    whats talk more abou that?
    -An japanese animated cartoon girl
    - A guy watching TV, taking photo , painting (to tell about music? wat)
    also the western teaches about bad posture watching TV , totally wrong must be changed or our kids gonna get humps!!! Don't me that it don't because you agree that the inkling gesture can make your kid a rebel!
    (I'm just joking, obviously XD)
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  10. Eddypikachu

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    I cant believe there are still people talking about this, please move on its such an insignificant little change that none of you wouldve even noticed it had they not mentioned this in the patch notes.
  11. Sliter

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    sorry if I wasn't in home when the topic was hot and new, but I too have my opinion :P It's not like it was posted 3 years ago, you know ...
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  12. duffmmann

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    Well its because you can play with people all around the world online. As soon as you start having animations appear differently in the same play session with other people you start to affect how the game plays. I'd have to imagine that keeping the gesture the same in some territories while changing it in others would lead to unforeseen effects in online gameplay. Now, I can agree that in terms of offline play, I don't see why they couldn't keep the animation as is in territories where its not an offensive gesture, but I completely understand why online it has to change worldwide.
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  13. XDel

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    The human race has survived dinosaurs, plagues, disease, each other, and other threats from nature and elsewhere, and this is how we behave once we reach a comfy spot in history?!?!

    FUCK OFF!!!
  14. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Human weren't around for dinosaurs.

    And hey they could keep the offensive gesture if they wanted to up the rating to Teen, which would be incredibly stupid and counteractive to what the entire Mario Kart series aims to be.
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  15. SomeKindOfUsername

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    Ironic that a change meant to avoid offending people ended up offending a whole bunch of ninnies.

    A change doesn't automatically equal censorship, get off your self-righteous crusade already and learn how the world works. Even Japan alters products to fit their market so drop the "USA just hates anime and freedom" dribble. No Japanese developer is crying themselves to sleep over this waiting for you to fight for them because they're adults.
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  16. ertaboy356b

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    America, the land where people get offended by almost everything.
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  17. scottydog27

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    your completely right they arnt the same cause if you notice the offensive gesture is holding your arm in front of you were the squid girl has her arm out to the side which as far as I new wear 2 different locations tho I could be wrong and a persons front and side may acully occupy the same space
    ether way holding your arm out to the side is not the same as the offensive gesture
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  18. osaka35

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    let me put it this way. let's say you have a game in the States, where you use the word "fanny" because you think talking about butts is funny. Try and take that to the UK? You're going to have to change that word or else you're totally going to be misunderstood. (it means something very different there and isn't terribly polite).

    If you see that as "censorship", then I think you should look into how censorship is defined. This should probably be seen more as translation error than speech restriction.
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  19. TheDarkGreninja

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    I wonder why.

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    That's just pathetic, this looks nothing like a nazi salute:
  20. Foxi4

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    Offensive to whom and why? This gesture is universally understood as one of triumph all around the world, it's not exactly a Nazi salute or a middle finger. This kind of censorship offends me more than others because it's based or kowtowing to people who invent reasons to be outraged, and if you give them an inch, you're giving them a mile, every single time.
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