Jason Schreier of Kotaku, Dragon's Crown, and Hypocrisy

#1 Edited by Letter11 (33 posts) -

For those unaware, Jason Schreier of Kotaku posted an article in which lead artist and president of Vanillaware George Kamitani was likened to a 14 year-old boy for his character design of Dragon's Crown's sorceress.

Original Article: The Real Problem With That Controversial, Sexy Video Game Sorceress

Kamitani soon followed with a response that was likewise a bit controversial, as it ran the risk of being misinterpreted by many and was questionable in nature.

Relevant Thread: Kamitani responds to Kotaku criticism of the characters.

I told myself that I would refrain from visiting Kotaku in the future because of its deeply sensationalist nature, but low and behold, here I am posting this thread. The same editor in question recently posted this article:

JRPG Censorship Is Such A Silly Thing

In it, he proceeds to argue that censorship of Japanese games is ridiculous and undermines the original intent. WTF? Am I going crazy, or is this a massive contradiction of his directly insulting tone when attacking Kamitani's work?

Is Jason Schreier secretly laughing at all of us for taking the bait and using our clicks to bring in advertising revenue?

Seriously, how could any sane person produce these two articles in such a short time frame?

#2 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -


#3 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6288 posts) -

He wrote the shitty article about the Cross Assault issue and made the fighting game community look like a joke. Jason Schreier is an inappropriate person. He deserves to get blown up; my friend did and it was so good.

He is baiting for MAX CPM...

#4 Edited by rebgav (1442 posts) -

If I were localizing a jrpg for the US market and wanted to avoid controversy I'd be inclined to censor the shit out of it to avoid rabble-rousing idiots like Shreier and Kotaku in general. I can't blame the publishers who chose to do so. It is completely unsurprising that christian imagery and drug/alcohol references were altered during the 80s and 90s, just as it's completely unsurprising (and often commendable) that fanservicey stuff gets cut from games today.

#5 Edited by deathstriker666 (1349 posts) -

Not this again....

#6 Edited by Kaiserreich (825 posts) -

Don't read Kotaku and don't discuss it with people that do read it. Problem solved.

#7 Posted by Milkman (18092 posts) -

Can we just stop?

#8 Edited by geirr (2938 posts) -

What's Kotaku and who's Jason Scheinewfg-something?

Nothing and nobody, that's what. .. and who.

#9 Posted by MindOST (219 posts) -

To be fair, censorship is not the same thing as criticism

#10 Posted by PsychedelicET (124 posts) -

Sounds like another schizophrenic hypocrite who's playing his "White Knight" role.

#11 Posted by mlarrabee (3271 posts) -

I don't read Kutaku, but one can be against censorship and against childish exploitation of human sexuality without hypocrisy.

#12 Edited by Nekroskop (2831 posts) -

Kotaku is a shit news site with tons of click-baiting. Half of the things they say are just so that you'll click on their article. They're desperate now that linking their website from Reddit has become illegal over there.

Just ignore it and it'll go away.Japanese developers won't change the characters like some western developers have recently(you know the one I'm talking about)

#13 Edited by Nicalranter (7 posts) -

http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=9616.msg284358#msg284358 So Kotaku hired Trolls, and morons who love buzzwords? HOORAY!?

Honestly, all this rack-et (HA!) for a game that has been known for about 2 years now. This shit bashing, and now reading that Rpg fan post. Makes me sick to my stomach.

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