Why hello Pixels, Oh goodbye Pre-order...

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#1 Posted by DH69 (61 posts) -
Well its official all nudity is censored in the game, with those hidious pixels. Making me wonder YET AGAIN what the hell is wrong with the world when you can have a game that lets you beat homeless people to death with a 4ft long plastic penis yet can't show a single barebreast or "real" penis

So how is this "The most over the top video game ever made" if its censored? Too bad the game looked good too, oh well.
#2 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

The Bible.

Also why are you buying a game for fucking virtual nudity. Virtual nudity is free.

#3 Posted by Enigma777 (6070 posts) -

Kids these days are so spoiled... Back in my day all we had was a picture of the lady from the Sears catalog and some good ol' fashioned imagination.

#4 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Are you a horny 14 year old boy? They are just boobs dude. Other games have done them, God of War and Penises if those are your thing in GTA IV

#5 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

Yo check out the internet. A lot of real and virtual uncensored dicks on there. ALL FOR FREE!!!!

#6 Posted by DH69 (61 posts) -

Its not about the nudity. I despise censorship in any form with a passion, it shows a lack of character that a studio or company decided to sell out, and censor their product so more people (children who shouldn't be playing it in the first place ) would be able to buy it. Its the same reason i don't waste money going to movies while theyre in the theater because nowadays, they'd rather make money then give people the real finished product, and just squeeze out a teen friendly pg13 pile of crap. Forcing people to rent or buy the UNRATED dvd version 7 months later. 
 
I cant stand censorship in any form be it nudity, violence, free speech or any other form.

To me its an insult

#7 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

Go play the Witcher 2. full frontal female nudity in the first 5 minutes

#8 Posted by Enigma777 (6070 posts) -

@DH69 said:

Its not about the nudity. I despise censorship in any form with a passion, it shows a lack of character that a studio or company decided to sell out, and censor their product so more people (children who shouldn't be playing it in the first place ) would be able to buy it. Its the same reason i don't waste money going to movies while theyre in the theater because nowadays, they'd rather make money then give people the real finished product, and just squeeze out a teen friendly pg13 pile of crap. Forcing people to rent or buy the UNRATED dvd version 7 months later.

I cant stand censorship in any form be it nudity, violence, free speech or any other form.

To me its an insult

Pro-tip: You are being censored right now.

#9 Posted by ComradeKhan (687 posts) -

So you're not buying the game because you won't be able look at "real" penises... 
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

#10 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@DH69 said:

Its not about the nudity. I despise censorship in any form with a passion, it shows a lack of character that a studio or company decided to sell out, and censor their product so more people (children who shouldn't be playing it in the first place ) would be able to buy it. Its the same reason i don't waste money going to movies while theyre in the theater because nowadays, they'd rather make money then give people the real finished product, and just squeeze out a teen friendly pg13 pile of crap. Forcing people to rent or buy the UNRATED dvd version 7 months later.

I cant stand censorship in any form be it nudity, violence, free speech or any other form.

To me its an insult

No one is forcing you to see a version of the movie not rated. Unrated does not mean the content is any more promiscuous than what you saw in theaters, it is scenes of that movie not presented to the MPAA for review, so it was not rated, most of the time is needless stuff that were probebly taken out for a good reason.

#11 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -
@Swoxx said:

Go play the Witcher 2. full frontal female nudity in the first 5 minutes

This. Unless he wants to look at male organs...
#12 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1850 posts) -

This is definitely one of the stupidest reasons for canceling a preorder I have seen.

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#13 Posted by DystopiaX (5297 posts) -

@DH69 said:

Its not about the nudity. I despise censorship in any form with a passion, it shows a lack of character that a studio or company decided to sell out, and censor their product so more people (children who shouldn't be playing it in the first place ) would be able to buy it. Its the same reason i don't waste money going to movies while theyre in the theater because nowadays, they'd rather make money then give people the real finished product, and just squeeze out a teen friendly pg13 pile of crap. Forcing people to rent or buy the UNRATED dvd version 7 months later.

I cant stand censorship in any form be it nudity, violence, free speech or any other form.

To me its an insult

You realize that the ESRB would have rated it adult if they let your character go nude for the whole game, right? Meaning no retailer carries it and essentially kills their game. Not "selling out" is great as long as you can sell, at all.

#14 Posted by Slaker117 (4836 posts) -

There are times to be very concerned about censorship. It can be a legitimate issue with ugly implications.
 
This is not one of those times.

#15 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@valrog said:

@Swoxx said:

Go play the Witcher 2. full frontal female nudity in the first 5 minutes

This. Unless he wants to look at male organs...

ain't nothing wrong with looking at male organs :)

#16 Posted by DH69 (61 posts) -

if gears of war cut out the blood and gore, or GTA cut out the drugs and course language i'd cancel those as well.

#17 Edited by rjayb89 (7720 posts) -

I'm on the Internet. I'm looking at porn in another tab this very second. These tits are huge. Whoa, this girl's name is... Gianna Michaels. Whoa, this guy's dick is huge, too.

... I want to leave the Internet now.

#18 Posted by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

@Enigma777 said:

Kids these days are so spoiled... Back in my day all we had was a picture of the lady from the Sears catalog and some good ol' fashioned imagination.

Truth.

Oh man those were the days, National Geographic was awesome.

#19 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -

@Enigma777 said:

Kids these days are so spoiled... Back in my day all we had was a picture of the lady from the Sears catalog and some good ol' fashioned imagination.

i think it was common for people back then to fap to the lingerie catalog. It was the sensible thing to do.

#20 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Fuck you guys.

BRING ON DA TITTIES!

#21 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

@Seedofpower: National Geographic, what the hell. Did I miss something?

#22 Posted by DH69 (61 posts) -

Should have known this topic was screwed the moment i typed penis... 
 
What i was hoping would be an open discussion on censorship has turned into this crap... 
 
The internet is sadly a pathetic yet beautiful thing...

#23 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1850 posts) -

@DH69 said:

Should have known this topic was screwed the moment i typed penis...

What i was hoping would be an open discussion on censorship has turned into this crap...

The internet is sadly a pathetic yet beautiful thing...

You complained that you can't see a virtual dong or a set of pretend titties. How can you expect anybody to take you seriously?

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#24 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@DH69 said:

Should have known this topic was screwed the moment i typed penis...

What i was hoping would be an open discussion on censorship has turned into this crap...

The internet is sadly a pathetic yet beautiful thing...

It is just boobs, who cares?

Maybe it was the devs intent to have them be pixelated? They know they are working withing the ESRB so why bother stretching the rules for something like boobs. Boobs, dude, they are everywhere and add little to games.

Boobs.

#25 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

@DH69: Ok, I get where you're coming from. If they're going for an M rating anyway, I see no reason as to why it shouldn't have some nudity or rather censor the nudity that's already there. As I said earlier The Witcher 2 has a lot of it, and if handled well it can add character to the story. I doubt It would get an AO rating, since The Witcher 2 is M

#26 Posted by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

@Swoxx said:

@Seedofpower: National Geographic, what the hell. Did I miss something?

Topless Tribals.

#27 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2136 posts) -

Why is the OP getting all this flack? He doesn't want to support something so he isn't going to buy it. WTF is so wrong about that?

I see plenty off people telling anyone who will listen that if they don't like something, they shouldn't buy. So why is this stupid?

#28 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -

The game is supposed to over the topic, stupid and very silly.

Showing fully detailed nude characters isn't the same as showing them censored. It's no longer funny, it's god damned creepy. I can't stress enough how horribly out of place that would be in a game like SR.

It's the same reason they chose to bleep out the swears in the Conker remake. It was funnier having the cute little animals beeped out, instead of outright swearing. If you're that opposed to censorship, don't buy the game then. No one will miss you, least of all the developers.

#29 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

@Seedofpower said:

@Swoxx said:

@Seedofpower: National Geographic, what the hell. Did I miss something?

Topless Tribals.

Ah, of course

#30 Posted by Shirogane (3567 posts) -

Truthfully, i think having the stuff censored is quite in line with the way Saints Row feels, like some crazy reality show or something insane like that. It's probably actually more amusing this way.
#31 Posted by HatKing (5876 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:

The game is supposed to over the topic, stupid and very silly.

Showing fully detailed nude characters isn't the same as showing them censored. It's no longer funny, it's god damned creepy. I can't stress enough how horribly out of place that would be in a game like SR.

It's the same reason they chose to bleep out the swears in the Conker remake. It was funnier having the cute little animals beeped out, instead of outright swearing. If you're that opposed to censorship, don't buy the game then. No one will miss you, least of all the developers.

THANK YOU!  It's the same reason those videos on Youtube where they insert bleeps into children's cartoons are pretty funny (sometimes).  To be honest this game would look kind of stupid with uncensored nudity.
#32 Posted by DH69 (61 posts) -
@Manhattan_Project said:

Why is the OP getting all this flack? He doesn't want to support something so he isn't going to buy it. WTF is so wrong about that?

I see plenty off people telling anyone who will listen that if they don't like something, they shouldn't buy. So why is this stupid?


cause the moment i mentioned anything about nudity, thats where their minds went. 
 
completely ignoring the fact that i'm complaining about censorship in general.
#33 Posted by ShaggE (6403 posts) -

I admit, my first thought was "Oh god, really? This is what people cancel their preorders over?". But considering it a bit more, I guess I can see your point. I personally wouldn't cancel a preorder over that, as much as I despise censorship, but I'd certainly make a "can you believe the double standards?" facial expression at the screen. 

#34 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -

@DH69: Again, it's not censorship, it's done this way for comedic value.

#35 Edited by Tennmuerti (8059 posts) -
  1. buy PC version
  2. wait for a nude mod
  3. ...
  4. profit

Saint's Row 2 had a pretty quick mod to remove the mosaic, and then another one shortly after to add actual genitalia/tits (because default ingame models below those mosaics are actually dolls)

#36 Posted by left4doof (286 posts) -

So thats why  your cancelling your preorder?

#37 Posted by dragonzord (811 posts) -

BRO IM GONNA BUY THIS GAME BECAUSE IT HAS TITS. AWHHHHHH!

#38 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1562 posts) -

@Artemesia said:

This is definitely one of the stupidest reasons for canceling a preorder I have seen.

No, it's THE stupidest.

#39 Posted by Ksaw (342 posts) -

Who knows what else is in that game? They may have been facing an adults only rating if they added full frontal nudity to the already long list of ESRB offenses that game already probably contains. If they get an AO rating, certain retailers won't sell their game which means they make a lot less money on a game they spent millions of dollars creating. Rockstar and Sony might be able to get away with it, but Volition and THQ? Maybe they don't have as much clout.

#40 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -
@DH69 said:

Should have known this topic was screwed the moment i typed penis... 
 
What i was hoping would be an open discussion on censorship has turned into this crap... 
 
The internet is sadly a pathetic yet beautiful thing...

And yet, you're ignoring every intelligent counter argument and instead focusing on the dick jokes.  The USA has an issue with sexual content.  Other countries--such as Germany--have an issue with violent content.  But just about EVERYONE has issues when you mix the two.  Kratos or the Witcher can get it on with some naked women, and every game protagonist ever can kill pretty much everyone who gets their way, but mixing the two just isn't done.
 
Furthermore, I'm sure this was a CHOICE made by the developer, which means that the game that they'll be releasing is the game that THEY want to release.  Why would you have an issue with that?  And lastly, I'll quote this again: 
 
@DystopiaX said: 

You realize that the ESRB would have rated it adult if they let your character go nude for the whole game, right? Meaning no retailer carries it and essentially kills their game. Not "selling out" is great as long as you can sell, at all.

#41 Posted by alternate (2694 posts) -

Obviously - they don't want an AO rating.  Is it coming out for PC?  user mod might solve this.

#42 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5140 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

Also why are you buying a game for fucking virtual nudity.

I will explain it to you when you grow up.

#43 Posted by DeF (4852 posts) -

what's up with this trend of gamers finding ONE TINY THING about a game wrong and then going "no X, no buy" ... it's ridiculous.

#44 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Swoxx said:

Go play the Witcher 2. full frontal female nudity in the first 5 minutes

that is not the reason i'm determined to buy Witcher 2 as soon as i upgrade 
 
 
it ISNT 
#45 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

Play it on PC. The first mods are always nude mods.

#46 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Boom, PC. Have fun sucking censored dick while I"m busy enjoying the full monty ;)

#47 Posted by rmanthorp (3911 posts) -

@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:

Fuck you guys.

BRING ON DA TITTIES!

This guy gets it.

LOLATTHISTHREAD

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#48 Posted by _Horde (839 posts) -

Because, according to the world, it is more normal for gamers to beat down people than see titties. It's just there so we won't get scared, people!

#49 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

The OP is right about americans accepting horrible acts of violence and being shocked half to death when in front of nudity. Seriously here in France we have titties all over our day time tv. Also sex scenes and nudity don't warrant an R rating, people have been naked for thousands of years. Grow up.

Where the OP is wrong is complaining because the lack of nudity to which I say grow up :)

#50 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

@DH69 said:

Well its official all nudity is censored in the game, with those hidious pixels. Making me wonder YET AGAIN what the hell is wrong with the world when you can have a game that lets you beat homeless people to death with a 4ft long plastic penis yet can't show a single barebreast or "real" penis

So how is this "The most over the top video game ever made" if its censored? Too bad the game looked good too, oh well.

Wow. You're kind of a freak. Even by Giant Bomb's standards.

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