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Sony Censors “Aokana” on PS4; Nintendo Switch Version to Remain Uncensored

On Thursday, publisher PQube Asia announced that their upcoming game Aokana: Four Rhythms Across The Blue will be censored when it releases on PS4 in the west. Developed by Sprite and localized by NekoNyan, Aokana is a romance visual novel originally released in 2014, and has since been released uncensored across several platforms. However, due to Sony’s censorship policies put

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These “Exploded” Console Prints are the Perfect Complement to your Retro Gaming Room

Have you been spending time at home to upgrade your ultimate gaming lair? If you’re a fan of the late 90s & early 2000s era of gaming, then independent artist Angeline N Pear (aka “Angerinet“?) has some killer tapestries for you to adorn your walls. Without any more beating around the bush, have a look for yourself below.   These

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Sony, Microsoft, Google, Ubisoft and others collectively agree to infuse environmentalist messaging into their video games (opinion)

At the UN Climate Action Summit this week, the GRID-Arendal center special interest group published a press release stating that several video game developers and publishers including Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Google, Rovio, Supercell and WildWorks had committed to a climate change awareness initiative known as the “Playing for the Planet Alliance”. Among the commitments listed in the pledge are improvements

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“Predator: Hunting Grounds” gameplay trailer unveiled at Gamescom

The Playstation-exclusive Predator: Hunting Grounds was given a proper gameplay trailer Monday at Gamescom 2019. Without further ado, give the multiplayer-focused shooter a look below: Predator: Hunting Grounds is developed by Illfonic, who you may recall is responsible for 2017’s Friday the 13th the Game, which turned out to be a fun, franchise-faithful multiplayer game. Here’s Sony’s official breakdown of

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First gameplay of “Predator: Hunting Grounds” to be revealed at Gamescom 2019

According to Gamescom host Geoff Keighley, Sony Interactive Entertainment will debut the first gameplay trailer for Predator: Hunting Grounds on opening night of Gamescom 2019, which begins on 19 August. Predator: Hunting Grounds is an online asymmetrical multiplayer shooter developed by Illfonic and scheduled to release for PS4 in 2020. You can watch the May reveal trailer below. Source: Gematsu

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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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New interview from Japan contradicts previous Sony statements on PlayStation censorship

Earlier in April, a Sony spokesperson noted that the MeToo movement and video streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube were the reasons behind the company’s decision to start censoring mature-themed content on PlayStation platforms. They also noted that Sony has adopted a new guidelines and an internal regulatory board (based in California, the self-righteous, politically correct capital of the world)

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Sony blames #MeToo movement, video streaming sites for its PlayStation censorship policy

On Tuesday, Sony finally revealed details on why it has taken such a censorious stance towards mature-themed content in Japanese games. The company has adopted a new internal regulatory board (based in California, the pearl-clutching capital of the world) to scrutinize and approve games submitted for publishing on PlayStation platforms. It’s important to note that Sony’s new review board is

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Konami issues safety recall for Justifyer light gun 25 years later

Konami has issued a safety recall for the “Justifier,” a light gun peripheral used with the Lethal Enforcers series for SEGA Genesis and SEGA CD, roughly 25 years after its original release. Note that the Super Nintendo and PlayStation versions of the Justifier were not mentioned as neither are included in the recall. A representative from Konami explained the company’s

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Mature-themed action/RPG “Dead or School” coming to consoles

Studio Nanafushi’s action/RPG Dead or School is making the jump from PC to consoles, according to the creators. Dead or School is an ultra-violent, ultra-sexy hack-n-slash where a teenage girl named Hisako uses a variety of customizable weapons to slice and dice an army of the undead. What’s the sexy hook? Hisako’s clothes rip away as she takes damage, so

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“SNK 40th Anniversary Collection” coming to PS4 in March; full game list

While SNK’s actual 40th anniversary was in 2018, NIS America is set to release a PS4 version of the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on 19 March. Available on Nintendo Switch since last fall, now PlayStation owners will get a chance to enjoy the girthy retro gaming collection. To mark the occasion, NIS and SNK released a retro-themed trailer, which you

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Sony Japan Asia President responds to new PlayStation censorship policies

During a recent promotional event in Japan, a fan asked SIE Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita about Sony’s recent censorship of games with sexual themes and how the company balances freedom of expression in mature games. “About the censorship, we tried to meet global standards,” Morita said. “Regarding the balance of the freedom of expression and safety for children, it’s a

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Altus’ response to “Catherine: Full Body” censorship concerns raises more questions for PS4 owners

Atlus recently responded to fans concerned that the re-imagined Catherine: Full Body would be censored by Sony just as many other risqué titles have in the past few months. One such game is the visual novel Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart, in which jarring beams of light cover up many of the sexier images in the PlayStation version of

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The strange state of modern gaming – SEGA publishes “Crash N.Sane Trilogy” for Nintendo Switch in Japan

It doesn’t seem long ago that SEGA fans were asked to get used to seeing Sonic the Hedgehog appear on Nintendo and Sony consoles. Only a few years later, SEGA would actually be producing a game featuring Mario in the form of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games while Sonic himself would become a regular in the Super Smash

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“Welcome to the new ’90s” – Sony insists that XSEED censor “Senran Kagura Burst: ReNewal” in the West (opinion)

In a unsettling turn of events, the release of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal has been delayed for both PlayStation 4 and PC. Why? According to the game’s publisher, XSEED, Sony has insisted that a feature of the game called “intimacy mode” be removed. XSEED has chosen to do so rather than not release the game in the West, but the

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Sony to adapt Valiant’s “Faith” comic to the big screen, 6 actresses who could do the part justice (humor)

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a solar eclipse! It’s an angry Egyptian manatee god! It’s FAITH! Sony Pictures has announced plans to develop a movie version of Faith based on the Valiant Comics series with Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe and Dan Mintz attached to produce and Escape Room writer Maria Melnik to pen the script. Created by Jim Shooter

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