Chinese KH3: A good example of ACTUAL censorship in video games

 
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https://gamerant.com/kingdom-hearts-3-winnie-the-pooh-censored/


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Reports out of China have confirmed that in the Chinese version of Kingdom Hearts 3, Winnie the Pooh will be censored. Rather than removing the bear from the game altogether, the game has instead been edited slightly to blur his appearance. According to screenshots of the censored version, Winnie the Pooh just has a bright, white blot over his body. Strangely, the blot doesn’t cover all of Winnie the Pooh as his feet are still visible, something which has been the subject of many jokes on social media.

Given that Winnie the Pooh seems harmless, many fans in the west are totally baffled over this censorship. However, the Chinese government has ordered this censorship due to its fear it will cause instability within the country. Back in August, China banned any depictions of the character after some compared Winnie the Pooh’s appearance to that of Chinese president Xi Jinping. One of the memes compared a 2013 photo of Winnie and Tigger to a photo of Xi Jinping and Barack Obama walking together.

in case anyone still thinks a localization team removing child molestation minigames from a nintendo title for the sake of being sensitive towards cultural differences is at all comparable
Last Edit: November 23, 2018, 11:45:20 AM by Verbatim


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haha that's actually hilarious


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Garlemald did nothing wrong.
>Child molestation mini-game

Lmao


 
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>Child molestation mini-game

Lmao
the japanese version of fates allows you to literally rape children incestuously in a basement
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
What the hell. Why?
the japanese version of fates allows you to literally rape children incestuously in a basement
Seriously?


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>Child molestation mini-game

Lmao
the japanese version of fates allows you to literally rape children incestuously in a basement

Do what now?


 
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What the hell. Why?
something about how winnie the pooh vaguely resembles Xi Jinping, so they want to quell the meme potential or something

their ban on winnie the pooh was already in effect when people over there started pointing out the resemblance
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Seriously?
i'm exaggerating to trigger ian but yes there's some really creepy shit in the japanese version of a fire emblem game that was taken out of the western version, which is not the same thing as censorship because the government didn't force it and it was done to better suit a foreign audience


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What the hell. Why?
something about how winnie the pooh vaguely resembles Xi Jinping, so they want to quell the meme potential or something

their ban on winnie the pooh was already in effect when people over there started pointing out the resemblance
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Seriously?
i'm exaggerating to trigger ian but yes there's some really creepy shit in the japanese version of a fire emblem game that was taken out of the western version, which is not the same thing as censorship because the government didn't force it and it was done to better suit a foreign audience

That's still censorship my dude


 
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That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.


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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.

"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."


 
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That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.


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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.

Censorship is censorship. The mpaa isn't a government entity but they're responsible for everything that hits theaters.


 
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That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.
Censorship is censorship.
And localization is localization.


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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.
Censorship is censorship.
And localization is localization.

And censoring something to localize it is still censorship.


 
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That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.
Censorship is censorship.
And localization is localization.

And censoring something to localize it is still censorship.
You cannot censor something to localize it. The two terms are incompatible.


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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.
Censorship is censorship.
And localization is localization.

And censoring something to localize it is still censorship.
You cannot censor something to localize it. The two terms are incompatible.

I mean, nah.


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I'm with Verbatim that it isn't the same thing, but it is censorship in the end.
"an official who examines books, films, news, etc. that are about to be published and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security"


 
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That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.
Censorship is censorship.
And localization is localization.
And censoring something to localize it is still censorship.
You cannot censor something to localize it. The two terms are incompatible.
I mean, nah.
Even if you were right, it would simply mean that some forms of censorship are not only 100% okay, but something everyone should support.


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That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.
Censorship is censorship.
And localization is localization.
And censoring something to localize it is still censorship.
You cannot censor something to localize it. The two terms are incompatible.
I mean, nah.
Even if you were right, it would simply mean that some forms of censorship are not only 100% okay, but something everyone should support.
What about shit that's not suitable for children but okay for adults?


 
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That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.
Censorship is censorship.
And localization is localization.
And censoring something to localize it is still censorship.
You cannot censor something to localize it. The two terms are incompatible.
I mean, nah.
Even if you were right, it would simply mean that some forms of censorship are not only 100% okay, but something everyone should support.
What about shit that's not suitable for children but okay for adults?
well, that's what the ESRB is for, or PEGI

the problem with fire emblem though is that it's a nintendo game, and in the west, nintendo has a reputation for being squeaky clean with their IPs, and i don't think that's a bad reputation to have or maintain


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Excuse me, I'm full of dog poison
That's still censorship my dude
I explained precisely why it isn't, but you're a fucking idiot so I'm not surprised you don't get it.
"They censored it to better suit the puritan American audience."
It's not why they do it, it's who does it.
Censorship is censorship.
And localization is localization.
And censoring something to localize it is still censorship.
You cannot censor something to localize it. The two terms are incompatible.
I mean, nah.
Even if you were right, it would simply mean that some forms of censorship are not only 100% okay, but something everyone should support.

Normally I'd disagree with you, but no one needs an anime dress up game in an RPG.