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Visual novel “Raspberry Cube” now the 30th PS4 product to be censored by Sony; Switch version remains unaltered

The Japanese website Switchsoku has revealed that iMel’s upcoming visual novel Raspberry Cube is censored on PS4, while the Nintendo Switch version remains intact. According to Raspberry Cube‘s official product listing, the changes are significant enough for the PS4 version to receive a CERO C (15+) age rating while the Switch version has a CERO D (17+). So what was

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“PUBG” banned in Jordan; “Fortnite” and others could follow

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been banned in Jordan by the Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), citing “negative impacts for players of all generations”. The TRC is now considering banning at least six other popular battle royale games, including Fortnite. According to the TRC’s Director of Beneficiaries Affairs, a study was conducted to deal with complaints from citizens about the terrifying

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Disney censors “Toy Story 2” twenty years later after nobody asked for it

Disney recently re-released the first three Toy Story movies in conjunction with the theatrical release of Toy Story 4, but the company has decided that one of the jokes from Toy Story 2 was no longer acceptable and that it needed to be censored out. The removed scene is part of the end credit “blooper reel”, and features the film’s

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More games censored on PS4: “Crystar” and “Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars”

According to Japanese developer Spike Chunsoft’s website, two of the company’s upcoming releases will be censored on PS4, Crystar and Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars. Here are the disclosures from Spike Chunsoft: Crystar We would like to inform the community about a content change in the PlayStation 4 version of the title, the pre-title screen cinematic has had

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“Final Fantasy VII Remake” director confirms censorship by Square Enix’s “ethics department”

In a recent interview with Weekly Famitsu, Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that several elements of the long-awaited RPG were being altered from the original. While the physical magazine is not available online, summaries of key points have been translated and provided by Ryokutya2089 and Games Talk. Among these changes, there are two which will stand out for those

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Indian government arresting children caught playing PUBG

In March, the Indian state of Gujarat banned the incredibly popular battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). While government officials tried – and failed – to have the game removed from the Google Play Store, the Gujarat government is enforcing the ban by arresting citizens caught with the game – including children. PUBG is available on both PC and mobile

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The Huffington Post takes victory lap after pressuring game developer into censoring their game (Opinion)

In their relatively short life as an entertainment medium, video games have a rich history of “killing.” Since the advent of the hobby, there have been games in which players are tasked with killing criminals, soldiers, politicians, police officers, lawyers, zookeepers, movie stars, circus acrobats, babies, animals, even sushi chefs. For activists journalists at The Huffington Post, however, only one

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