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Overwatch Skin Criticised by Hindu Statesman

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Overwatch has been the target of another round of criticism this week. This time, rather than accusations of sexism (or misogyny as some people incorrectly label it) Blizzard has been accused of “cultural appropriation.” Though some of the other Overwatch Skins have been labelled offensive too, the specific skin under scrutiny this time is the Devi skin for the character ...

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions Censorship Comparison – Censored Gaming

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Welcome to a special Censored Gaming Recap featuring YouTube’s Censored Gaming! Localisation changes, cut content, and outright denial of sales is an unfortunately ever-growing trend in today’s industry. We’re going to do our best to document gaming censorship as it happens, to make you aware of just what’s being affected and what content is being deemed too objectionable for your libraries. ...

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UN Attempts To Mandate Japanese Culture

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Earlier today I read an article on NicheGamer, stating that the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), was wishing to investigate Japan’s treatment of women and women’s rights records. Now, this is coming from the same UN that has Saudi Arabia on its Human Rights Council. Surely the fact that some video games are sexualised is ...

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After Six Long Years, Project M is Calling it a Day

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For those of you out there who enjoy playing Project M, the popular modding sensation that gripped Super Smash Bros Brawl players, I have some bad news. The six long years of support and new versions has finally come to an end. The team itself have announced on their website that they shall no longer be working on the project. ...

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Play-Asia Decries SJW Nonsense, Receives SJW Nonsense

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The current climate in Western games media sees critics take a firmly aggressive stance, advocating for social justice, feminism, and a collective agenda of lashing out at anything seen as problematic. This is no secret, with the #GamerGate movement still active more than a year later, and a constant political battle between those who celebrate censorship, and those who are pushing ...

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The Game Awards 2015 – Nominees Revealed and Rated

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Geoff Keighley’s show The Game Awards 2015 has revealed its list of nominees for the games of the past year. December 3rd will see the jury of international games media recognise what they decided were the best games across sixteen categories. There are also six award categories voted for by fans. Since I’m not on the panel and it’s not an ...

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Scholars Around The World Speak Out In Defense Of Video Games

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It’s safe to say that every time we hear of a survey conducted on video games – more specifically, the nature of this particular branch of entertainment and its possible, adverse effects (if any) on us – it’s often led up with negative connotations and claims that it can instill aggression, violence…and often be a primary source of some of ...

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Hitman Closed Alpha: A Mixed Affair On PC

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Videos and footage of the closed alpha testing of the new, upcoming Hitman game (easily-titled simply Hitman) have been uploaded to the web by a myriad of players over the past couple of days. It goes without saying, for those who hoped IO Interactive & Square Enix would offer unto us a scorcher of a Hitman game for PC as ...

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