Entries in 'censorship' (16)

Blizzard to remove sexualised Tracer pose, provoking predictable outcry

Blizzard to remove sexualised Tracer pose, provoking predictable outcry

Subsets of the games community are crying ‘censorship’ once again after Blizzard has said it will pull sexually exploitative Overwatch artwork.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
Target Australia enforces plain packaging for R18+ games

Target Australia enforces plain packaging for R18+ games

An Australian retailer has taken steps to reduce the appeal of games designed for those aged 18 and above.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Xenoblade voice actress doesn't think cuts constitute censorship

Xenoblade voice actress doesn't think cuts constitute censorship

The voice actress of Xenoblade Chronicles X character Lin has spoken out in favour of the alterations made to the game for its Western release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 12:38PM in News
Street Fighter V 'butt slap' removed to avoid risk of offence

Street Fighter V 'butt slap' removed to avoid risk of offence

Capcom has said that some recent tweaks to Street Fighter V were born of its want for the game to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2015 at 10:40AM in News

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Street Fighter V tweaked to reduce gratuitous close-ups

Street Fighter V tweaked to reduce gratuitous close-ups

Eagle-eyed gamers have noticed that a recent update to the Street Fighter V beta has altered the way some of the female characters are presented on screen.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2015 at 11:59AM in News
Nintendo covers up underage girls in Western version of Xenoblade Chronicles X

Nintendo covers up underage girls in Western version of Xenoblade Chronicles X

The Japanese version of Wii U title Xenoblade Chronicles X features a 13-year-old girl in some of skimpiest clothes you’ve ever seen. The Western release, fortunately, will not.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 11:07AM in News
Nipples and penises cut from Japanese versions of The Order: 1886

Nipples and penises cut from Japanese versions of The Order: 1886

It has emerged that some sexually suggestive content has been cut from the Japanese version of PS4 title The Order: 1886.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 1:31PM in News
Sexually explicit dialogue cut from DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition

Sexually explicit dialogue cut from DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition

Capcom has confirmed that a particularly explicit line of sexual dialogue from DmC: Devil May Cry has been removed from tomorrow’s Definitive Edition re-release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 12:57PM in News

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Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Valve appears to be automatically monitoring the blocking the content of some Steam chat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 3:52PM in News
Nudity restored to Papers Please on iOS

Nudity restored to Papers Please on iOS

The option for nudity in indie hit Papers Please has been restored after what Apple described as a “misunderstanding”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2014 at 12:44PM in News
Apple forced pixel nudity removal from Papers Please

Apple forced pixel nudity removal from Papers Please

Indie hit Papers Please is now available on iPad, but creator Lucas Pope has revealed that Apple forced him to remove the game’s nudity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2014 at 9:54AM in News
China outlines console censorship rules

China outlines console censorship rules

Gambling, drugs, racism and superstition are amongst the many things that will see console games being banned in China.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 9:45AM in News

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UPDATE: South Park co-creator: Stick of Truth censorship is "stupid"

UPDATE: South Park co-creator: Stick of Truth censorship is "stupid"

The co-creator of South Park has attacked Ubisoft for its decision to censor South Park: The Stick of Truth in some regions, including Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2014 at 10:32AM in News
The Pirate Bay launches censorship-bypassing web browser

The Pirate Bay launches censorship-bypassing web browser

UK residents are now able to access The Pirate Bay using a dedicated web browser designed by the controversial organisation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 1:58PM in News
European version of The Last of Us is censored

European version of The Last of Us is censored

Elements of the multiplayer component of The Last of Us were censored in the European release, it has been discovered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 12:45PM in News
OPINION: Ignore Cameron's censorship plans at your [REDACTED] peril

OPINION: Ignore Cameron's censorship plans at your [REDACTED] peril

It is not yet known whether the ‘child protecting’ web censorship plans proposed by XXXXX XXXXXXXX David Cameron ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 9:58AM in News