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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. In much the same way as some territories have enforced the use of plain packaging for cigarettes, Attack of the Fanboy reports that Target is now displaying games with an R18+ …

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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. The US and European versions of the Wii U RPG omit some of the raunchier costumes and character mechanics found in the Japanese release – …

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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. The developer yesterday said that it had made several gameplay changes to try and ensure the game is accessible for as many …

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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. Eurogamer reports that prior to the update, Cammy’s arena entrance featured an absurdly gratuitous crotch close-up. R.Mika, meanwhile, used to slap her already …

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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. As reported by Eurogamer, the original game sees Lin in a black-strap costume, complete with crotch window and underboob. In case you …

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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. Kotaku reports that a scene – which takes place in a brothel, incidentally – that in the standard release featured both an exposed breast and a penis has been …

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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. Eurogamer reports that a scene involving villain Mundus and mistress Lilith had originally seen the latter speak the words: "The world is at last your bitch, …

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Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Valve appears to be automatically monitoring the blocking the content of some Steam chat. Torrent Freak reports that mentions of KickassTorrents made via Steam’s in-built instant messaging tool are not delivered to their intended recipient. However, rather than censoring out the name of the site the message itself is completely …

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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”. Just talked to Apple,” developer Lucas Pope said on Twitter. The initial rejection for porn was a misunderstanding on their part. They suggested I resubmit with the nudity option.” He later …

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