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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A mere 4% said yes
    Says a lot

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    moar like exaggerated ahoge.

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    Comment by maga
    04:23 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Say no to censorship.

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    Comment by Palmtop Tiger
    03:17 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Many top selling games are M rated and I know of no stores reluctant to sell them. Wal-Mart has gone back on it's policy and sell GTA now. The only restriction for M rated games is prohibited sale to minors, which is only store policy.

    Is the article not confusing M with AO (adults only)? Stores won't sell AO games, of which none have been made.

    And DOX2 was rated M, and showed way more skin than this game.

    Comment by AmericanOtaku83
    04:03 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, this is an M rated game or an AO rated game? There are tons of M rated games out there. All the Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto Games are rated M and places like Wal-Mart, Target, Gamestop and Best Buy sell these games. I'm pretty sure the ESRB just doesn't want a repeat of the Hot Coffee incident.

    And if you want proof that Americans get all pissy about sex and nudity and don't mind violence too much, watch the South Park episode "Good Times With Weapons".

    Comment by Reiko
    04:33 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was rated M but the holding company seems to be throwing a fuss about it. They wanted a Teen Rating but since it got an M they want to scrap overseas distribution rather than have a toned down Teen Rated version.

    Comment by AmericanOtaku83
    12:30 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, that's stupid. So what if its an M-rated game? I've been playing M-rated games since I was 13! Valcon is just being stupid.

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    Comment by PLrin
    01:58 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL the result is radical!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've got a solution for you: Hand the license and publishing rights over to Atlus.

    Comment by toastedsub
    01:55 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    # Yes (3.0%)
    # No (97.0%)

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    Comment by Omega Original Zero
    01:46 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is damn HERESY!!!!!!!!!
    Those censorship bastards should shove a boot up their asses!!!

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    Comment by muteKi
    01:17 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, Dead or Alive somehow managed to get a T rating... though I've not seen any of this game's content, the description certainly suggests nothing racier than was in there.

    Of course the bosom-juggling in that one was so extreme as to be comical rather than erotic, really.

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    Comment by Vampire Lord
    02:28 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they are intelligent enough they will put an "english language" option in the menu and make a few more copies for importers, that way even english speaking users will fully enjoy the game.

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    Comment by Atma
    02:42 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is because America is more sexphobic than it is afraid of violence and such. Everyone sees nudity at some point, especially since we have to be naked to do things like shower. It's an all natural part of life. Ripping someone's arm off and beating them over the head with it is not so nice but we'd rather see that than a nipple. I hate our backwards morals. Maybe if we loosened up a bit we'd be happier.

    Though I could always go for some exaggerated breast jiggling myself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If all guys could see boobs and pussy somehow when they showered I'm sure there wouldn't be as much of a problem, lol.

    Comment by Y10NRDY
    02:54 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yah itz a fighting game. don't need to know japanese to enjoy it.

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    06:45 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    whats the big deal? the game probably wouldnt be good anyway being based on a cartoon and all...then again there are exceptions somewhere...

    Comment by overlord
    07:14 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously people would buy it if instead of the tits and skirts and shredded clothes you put in explosions, gibbing and set it as an fps

    Comment by kenjiharima
    03:57 23/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by halotoo
    18:09 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They could release 2 version of the game one being mature and other being censored.
    Final option get the imported one.

    Comment by onionHEAD
    16:46 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes (4.0%)
    No (96.0%)


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When is the ESRB gonna learn that the majority of boys learn to fap in their early of before they even reach their TEENS? Teens need to fap. If only they didn't have to feel so wrong about it.

    Comment by ShibariComplex
    13:29 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol let it be rated "M". its not like ratings matter anyways

    Comment by Char
    06:38 23/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    96% no


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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    08:12 23/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As much as I'm not into boobs, this is just wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 08/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How funny. In the Sega Saturn game, Fighting Vipers there were several Female characters who you could strip down to nearly nothing by destryoying their armor, and how about Soul Calibur? The Breasts in that game Jiggle nearly as much as they do in Dead or Alive.

    Sounds like the publishers just got lazy to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't even know about this game before this. :P I hope they end up releasing it uncensored with an M rating at least.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 24/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    But it won't make a lot of money, especially since you can pretty much bet it won't show up at Wal-Mart.

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    Comment by Nochegame
    08:50 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moralfags must die!
    if you get the game censored is possible that you can hack it and the history of Manhunt 2 will be repeated :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "All the female characters are dressed in short skirts or skirts with a high slit. The game features frequent depictions of panties, cleavage, and exaggerated breast jiggle. A special attack move allows some characters to rip opponents’ clothes to shreds - exposing even more of the female anatomy (legs, breasts, partial buttocks)."

    WTF? The reasons why they gave it an M basically EXACTLY describes other games already on the american market that have a T rating, like SOUL CALIBUR 4. If they can be released with a T then why can't Ikkitousen? That's just majorly FUCKED UP.

    I say they just release it uncensored but with the M rating. Dead or Alive 4 had it and it sold well. I would have liked that option in the poll.

    What did this game get rated in Japan?

    Comment by zero
    09:12 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    who are the 3% ????

    Comment by lol
    09:12 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's interesting how they are reluctant to release an M rated game, and yet 96% of the poll says they'll only buy the uncensored version.. bad marketing judgement? I'd say there's more than enough "Mature" guys to buy this game, should they ever release it as it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've heard of this kind of thing happening with AO ratings, but this is the first time I've heard of M rated games having a hard time getting on shelves...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:05 24/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    AOs aren't going to be on display in major markets that don't specifically deal in sex-related things anyway, so they already know what's what about that. Ikkitousen, however, is far more known for its echiness than insane fights; you can bet most people that pick up the title aren't looking for an engaging storyline or the actual gameplay.

    It's just a really expensive excuse to see big-titted girls get naked. I bet there's not one selectable non-boss guy in the whole game.

    Comment by Peter Barton
    11:24 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    An M rating wouldn't have done anything to the title. Every game store sells M rated games. This more on the lines of the company not wanting to release it as such.

    11:23 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is like Rapelay all over again!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "All the female characters are dressed in short skirts or skirts with a high slit. The game features frequent depictions of panties, cleavage, and exaggerated breast jiggle. A special attack move allows some characters to rip opponents’ clothes to shreds - exposing even more of the female anatomy (legs, breasts, partial buttocks)."

    Soul Calibur 4's Ivy Valentine would like to have a word with you...

    Comment by NTX
    00:33 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game looked horrible anyway, I doubt it would've sold.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:28 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wasn't even expecting this game to come to the US, this would be the only game I would want play from this publisher if it's not censored, on their site every other game is just whatever.
    Even if they're aiming for a T rating it still wouldn't sell well. And I'm sure the diehard Ikkitousen fan already has a import, or a burnt copy.

    Comment by SinnerXSinner
    21:29 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I;ve had the jap version for 2 years now not that much to censor

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    21:09 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Censors in Ikkitousen? Fuck that, its better just to drop it :P

    I say they made the right decision

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    Comment by GourmetPrince
    03:15 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck him in the ass faggot

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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Something isn't right when "jiggly breasts" are given the same rating as "severing an enemy's testicles by pulling a sickle between his legs" and "stabbing an enemy in the back with a crowbar, following it up by jamming it into the enemy's head, wiggling it in the skull, and finally prying the head off from the spine" (from the game Manhunt).

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    most obvious is the Grand Theft Auto argument i suppose. that franchise has always pushed the line with game ratings and im surprised they havent passed M yet. With that said,the franchise has never had real trouble generating profit off their famous products and i believe that either the japanese company that produces ikkitousen didnt want to fight harder for their game's release or couldnt afford to. Probably being sold on a near obsolete model console(ps2 is somewhat phased out at this time lol) didnt help either. It really shouldnt and probably couldnt of been the pure violence vs sexual conflict,but more so a well thought out pro con decision.

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    Comment by Meido_Guy
    21:34 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I think it's a bit pointless to censor a game which has been promoted almost completely on the breasts that move, the clothes that are torn apart and panchira...
    I mean you don't watch Ikkitousen or Queen's blade only for its story or you'd be lying, you watch it also because you can see all of this so why the fuck would you want to censor it if it's done specically for all this?
    But I guess it was more or less predictable ... Unnecessary but predictable ... -_-'

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    Comment by Hinode_Hinoiri
    21:36 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok to be hounest i think this is a load of horce S#$%
    mostly cas um wev already had all of that in previous games sutch as rumble roses, teken, soul caliber and pretty much every fighting game to have ever come from japan i meen in gulty gear they show an up skirt vew of Bridget with no underwear on don't really see the difference here

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So how did Soul Calibur 4 get a T rating again?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because much like Famitsu and Cero ratings for game quality and age ratings it all depends on who and how much you pay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoops, that was suppose to be a new comment.

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    23:38 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're sure you weren't looking at an edited sprite gif of Bridget?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:11 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "in gulty gear they show an up skirt vew of Bridget with no underwear on"

    When does this happen? It's not in XX normal. I've only seen a sprite edit like that. Is it an accent core thing?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:55 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol man why do you like that? Bridget is a man ya know xD

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    Comment by Yggr
    23:21 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone is gay for Bridget.

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