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12skippy21



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:27 pm Reply with quote
So it is not a true ban then if it only applies to physical sales, you can get it over Steam I assume.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:04 pm Reply with quote
I can think of 2 big reasons why it was banned
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Catsplay



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:49 pm Reply with quote
Glad I don't live in the UK, they've basically become a parody of themselves at this point.
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MaskOfBrutality



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:05 pm Reply with quote
Didn't have an interest in the title (don't have a platform to play it on) but it being banned from physical release is incredibly sad and another backwards step for us in the UK. It is also yet another example of the double standard between anything sexual and violence being treated completely differently.

Yes the girls are school girls but it is fictional and the girls are quite clearly as far away from realistic as you could get. Their points don't stand to scrutiny and blatantly say their own age ratings are useless! And this:

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There is a serious danger that impressionable people, i.e. children and young people viewing the game would conclude that the sexual activity represented normal sexual behaviour. There is a constant theme of sexual innuendo and activity throughout the game that suggests behaviour likely to normalise sexual activity towards children...

What a load of [insert expletive of choice]. No evidence at all to support this in general just like there is no evidence to support violent video games influencing others to become more violent (as certain politicians in US are pushing atm).

I hate this country sometimes as this is not a singular issue but part of a larger issue of controlling what adults can and cannot consume, thank god for the ability to import media so easily these days or we would miss out on a lot of material as the creators intended.

What worries me most is they've passed similar games in the past so is this them tightening up what they allow and don't? We're getting worse and worse as a country in regards to this, would not surprise me to see us sink to Aussie levels.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:24 pm Reply with quote
Catsplay wrote:
Glad I don't live in the UK, they've basically become a parody of themselves at this point.
They let this on store shelves in the UK.
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IanC



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:05 pm Reply with quote
Oh noes, a crappy roguelike has been banned, oh the humanity. Yawn.

Can't wait for the usual idiots to throw a temper tantrum over this.
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Catsplay



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:06 pm Reply with quote
IanC wrote:
Oh noes, a crappy roguelike has been banned, oh the humanity. Yawn.

Can't wait for the usual idiots to throw a temper tantrum over this.


Would you actually care if it was a better game getting banned? I'm guessing not.
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CatSword



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:58 pm Reply with quote
Considering they didn't bat an eye at Gal*Gun or Criminal Girls...what the hell is this game?

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ETX



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:14 pm Reply with quote
Looks like I'm importing it then..
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