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Dead Alive Xtreme Fortune Japan A new video game set to be released on Playstation’s virtual reality system is set to outrage a few feminists.Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is already controversial on conventional consoles and has been self censored and withdrawn from US and European release.

In a video showing the platform’s new VR technology, the man playing clearly uses the motion controller to touch her inappropriately, despite her protests. The feature lets players ogle the female body, even though she tells him in translation: I don’t like it . She also uses a word that directly translates to bad that is often used to flatly deny permission.

Founder and Creative Director of Games We Play, Kate Raynes-Goldie complained:

Very often women in video games are sexually objectified and don’t have any agency in the game and this is taking that to the next level.

I think that video games play a strong part in contributing to the larger culture and what social norms are. The problem with that is the more you see that the more it becomes ok.

It’s normalising it… It’s definitely going to be changing the norm and further contributing to that norm that women are objects and no means yes and adding to that problem we have in society.

It is unclear if the Japanese version being demonstrated is the version to be released in the west on October 13.

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Valkyrie Drive Bhikkuhni PlayStation Vita Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuhni is a 2016 Japan fight game

From the creators of Senran Kagura – Valkyrie Drive is an intense brawler set in a universe where girls turn into giant super-weapons when sexually aroused. Wielded by partner girls called Liberators, players must use this power to take on levels swarming with enemies and giant bosses. Box Contains

The console games has been banned the Australian Censorship Board.

The board claims that the game promotes elements that offend standards of morality, and also uses sexuality as an incentive and reward. A major factor in the refusal of classification is due to implied sexual violence in the game, especially if they pertain to incentives or rewards..

In the game, the girls are able to turn into weapons by kissing and touching one another. This may be part of the reason for the ban.

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Criminal Girls Party Favors PlayStation Computer games censors from USK (Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle) have banned Criminal Girls 2: The Party’s Over, a 2016 Japan RPG adventure game. The USK is self regulating trade group rather than an official state censor.

siliconera.com also reports that the game wont be distributed in Australia but there is no indication that this is due to the official state censors, Australian Classification Board.Criminal Girls 2 has previously been in the media spotlight as the content has been censored for western releases when compared with the original Japanese release. NIS America explained the changes made prior to submission to the US Entertainment Software Ratings Board,.

  1. Some artwork, especially during the motivation scenes, were altered over their explicit nature. It seems NIS America worried the ESRB would take issue with women tied up against the their will.
  2. Swapping the term punishment for motivation. In the Japanese version of the game, the motivation scenes are actually punishment.
  3. There won’t be any English voice overs. All of the text will be displayed in English, but the voice tracks are staying Japanese.
  4. All dialogue has been removed from the motivation scenes.
  5. The stated ages of some the girls have been changed

The games is et for UK release on 23rd September 2016

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bug butcher Bug Butcher is a fun shoot ’em up computer game from Awfully Nice Studios.It has just been banned by the Australian Censor Board for reasons which are not yet apparent. The censors have provided just an uninformative stock statement on the website noting the game as ‘Refused Classification’.

The description of the game does not really make the game sound very bannable:

You play Harry, an exterminator who gets tasked with slaughtering bugs in a futuristic research facility, in order to buy the surviving scientists time until the total decontamination process is complete. It’s a simple game where you face wave after wave of enemies, picking up new weapons and power-ups in order to enhance your slaying skills.

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paranautical activity logo Paranautical Activity is a 2014 first person shooter by Code Avarice developed further by Digerati in 2015 as the Deluxe Atonement Edition The PC and consolde gamen Paranautical Activity made the news in 2014 when developer Mike Maulbeck got involved in a twitter storm over incorrect details and was pulled from Steam.

The game reappeared in February last year as a Deluxe Atonement Edition . But this has now been banned by Australian censors.

The Classification Board listing is dated 5th January 2016 and lists the film as banned or ‘Refused Classification’ The Australian censor does not give reasons for the ban beyond vague words about it not fitting within the censorship rules.

Current distributors Digerati told kotaku they would look at removing the ‘offending item’ to comply with the Classification Board’s requirements:

The reason they gave was ‘illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives and rewards’ — the prescribed drug in game is Adderall and picking up the item gives you a 15% speed increase.

I have asked if we can resub [Paranautical Activity] without the item, waiting for a reply.

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project zero maiden of black water The Wii game, Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water , has been censored for western releasePrincess Zelda and Samus Aran’s skimpy attire from the Japanese release has been replaced by cover-all garb.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water launches in North America later this week on Wii U and then in Europe on October 30.

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Anthropophagus DVD Tisa Farrow Anthropophagus is a 1980 Italy horror by Joe D’Amato.
Starring Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, horror for:

Reviews

  • See review from starburstmagazine.com : ” Thirty-five years after it was made, it’s been given an official UK release, fully uncut and in high definition, to boot! ”

Video Nasty

Famously banned as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD in 2015.

Promotional Material

Perhaps the most notorious ‘video nasty’ of all time, ANTHROPOPHAGUS is back to deprave and corrupt a fresh wave of horror film viewers!

Joe D’Amato cemented himself into genre film history with this slickly directed, and sinisterly suspenseful, creature feature which has some unprepared tourists arriving on a desolate Mediterranean island only to find themselves stalked by a silent cannibalistic Neanderthal! Featuring gory special effects, that convinced some British moral guardians that ANTHROPOPHAGUS was a legitimate ‘snuff movie’, there is little doubting that this timeless terror totem still holds up today. Also boasting a cast of genre legends, such as Tisa Farrow (ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS), Zora Kerova (CANNIBAL FEROX) and George Eastman (RABID DOGS), 88 Films is proud to present ANTHROPOPHAGUS, fully uncut and uncensored, and re-mastered for its worldwide HD debut!

Also includes the feature length documentary 42nd STREET MEMORIES: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA’S MOST NOTORIOUS BLOCK!

Extras:

  • Feature length documentary 42nd STREET MEMORIES: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA’S MOST NOTORIOUS BLOCK!
  • Alternative Italian Opening Title Sequence
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