How it is going everyone? This is MAS, and here is my first article for the blog. Like everyone else, this will be a part of a series of rants. Whenever I do rants, I am going to call them, "Rants in Under 500 words." This is where I will rant on things that seem to be the biggest things discussed (in my opinion) and to quickly rant on (or summaries my thoughts) in under 500 words. It can range from Video Games, to News Articles and anything else I feel is important to discuss.
So what am I going to do my first rant on? Well, I want to keep things simple so let’s take things slow with Nintendo Porn!
*start the count!*
You would think that was something that was completely made up, but this is an actual title of an article in Australia: Nintendo Child Porn Game PG in Australia. For those who don't want to click the link, this picture should summarize the article nicely.
If you are turned on by these two girls, then you like underage women. That's right kiddies, Dead or Alive is considered Child Porn! Nice to know that Team Ninja promotes Pedophi-
My God, was I really about to do there!?! Seriously, why the hell does it seem that the whole wide world of video game controversies have something to do with Uwe Boll's slaughtering of video game adaptation, Jack Thompson's Crusade of Suing Video game companies in spite of being disbarred, or how Australia looks at video games!?! ((and don’t worry, my axe will stay sharp when I get to them later)) Normally for that last one, Australia would normally, A) Not allow a game to go into their country due to violence, or B) completely slaughter the game to a point that it turns the game into a complete pile. Here is a comparison video for those who don't know what I mean.
Oh yea, this is one of the many reasons why I'm glad to be in the US. Anyway, in case if you didn’t already know, this is the first DoA game on a Nintendo system. This is a pretty big feat for Nintendo since they are normally known for having more family friendly games (they do have M-Rated games too, but not as much as their competitors) and now (with the recent announcement of Ninja Gaiden 3, Darksiders 2 for Wii U and other recently announced violent games) have begun to satify the hardcore gamers, showing the nintendo is officially not afraid of going past the M-Rating now (I know this is T-Rated, but you get the idea.) However, due to apparently Australia giving this game a PG rating, several Nordic countries have cancelled the game due to how it violates Swedish child pornography laws. Yes, some of the girls are under 18, but then you might as well say that they are 16 and 17 if you are going to make that claim. They maybe underaged, but then they have been for about 10 years.
So where am I going with this topic? Well...
(caps) I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW!!! (/caps)
So I'll let you, the reader, decide. What should we be the most concerned about?
a) Australia's way of handling games?
b) Misexplanation and exaggeration of things shown in-game?
c) Nintendo taking the leap towards. "these kind of games"?
d) None of the above: pick your own argument to argue about
Leave a comment of what you think about this. I am MAS, and that was my Rant under 500 words…
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