Game developer Idea Factory have unfortunately followed suit with other companies in refusing to kowtow in response to the feminist mania corroding the western gaming industry, announcing that they will no longer release games in the west if they require censorship and artistic compromise, paining fans greatly but perhaps being the lesser of two evils.

A recent interview with Idea Factory president Haru Akenaga brought up the Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 fiasco and how it convinced the company to go this unfortunate route; he also goes on to state that he does not want to censor games as it is not true to the original art.

Naturally, this latest turn of events has many western fans wondering whether a new entry into the Neptunia or Moero franchises (amongst other such games) will ever see the light of day again in the lands so blighted by political correctness, “gender equality” and religious fervor.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 08/12/2015 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Every fucking day that goes by I get another reason to hate this goddamn country. Feminists and sjws need to be burnt at the stake like the fucking Salem witch trials.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Gamergate tried to do that in the beginning anon, then the reddit cucks coopted the movement and cried "muh PR!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm completely with you. Just let me know when and where.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Spain. XVI Century.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    right here. right now. and you're the first guest for our bbq.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:13 10/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please send out invitations for the event. I'll make sure to bring popcorn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not a single country. It's the entire west...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 08/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.7)

    This is stupid. It's not as if the government or the ESRB is enforcing some kind of censorship. It's simply that these companies are a bunch of pussies that are afraid to release a game because internet feminists/SJWs made some noise.

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    Comment by Palmtop Tsundere
    19:18 08/12/2015 # ! Quality (+1.0)


    Does no one remember all the controversies over Grand Theft Auto? The only time Rockstar were forced to "censor" their game was when the ESRB found out about the Hot Coffee mod and would change their rating to an AO which in turn would have stores not carry the game.

    SJWs are all bark and no bite.

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    Comment by Cheese-kun
    07:50 09/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Agreed, being afraid of SJW'S is silly. The worse they can do is send you baseless threats.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:19 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If only that were true. SJWs are actually a force to be reckoned with. Media is power, and they control what, 85% of the media?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yeah but these are niche games, fuck media, fuck SJWs, bring me games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, companies always have censored this and changed that, and transformed those.
    This is not something new, companies have always been cowards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 10/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really don't think companies "have always been cowards", they kowtow to access a different revenue stream. Marginal games can only make so much money because of social media reviews, opening overseas markets can make the game profitable or break even.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:41 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Truth. These SJW/third wave feminist dipshits are just a VERY very loud and obnoxious vocal minority. They weren't going to buy you damn game anyways, so fuck what they think. There is nothing they can do about it and this climate of fear that they've created in the industry is just being perpetuated by the devs themselves at this point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Part of the problem is despite being a minority, many of them happen to be in positions of power. So people seem to automatically assume that everyone else shares their views, when they DO NOT.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:55 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    With all due respect they are pretty much toothless even in their 'positions of power' in the real world.
    They try to abuse their positions in government or elsewhere and the courts will smack 'em down like a 500 ton Megaton hammer.

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    Comment by Trigrim
    19:52 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You are forgetting the part where a lot of game journalists have sided with SJW/third wave feminists. Game journalists can make quite a lot of problems for people for anyone developing or publishing games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    well them fuck them too. I haven't given a fuck about any "game journalists" for years.

    The few people I do watch for game reviews (like somecallmejohnny or toonami's game review) I watch those for entertainment not for a recommendation because I can watch a youtube vid, see what the game is like then decide if I want it or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:10 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Any press is good press. Just ask rapelay. Feminist made a stink about it and the downloads of the game quadrupled.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not 2 mention I bought Dragon's Crown just 'cause of Shitaku's bitching.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    you mean the illegal downloads which pay shit for the developer?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    But who are the ones making trouble and complaining?

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    Comment by Siveria
    05:46 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't even know why they pay attention to a group of people who doesn't even buy their products in the first place, I'd just ignore them. Censoring will stop fans from buying it, but bitching stupid femnists? they won't stop any fan from getting it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:10 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong. Threats of AO do basically force censorship. This has nothing to do with sjws.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:46 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    And yet full on sex and nudity in western games escape AO without issue.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:11 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's called corruption.
    If you have a large legal/bribes budget, no one messes with you.
    Small companies like Idea Factory, on the other hand, get all the hate because they're easier targets for feminist groups who need to justify donations and such.

    Comment by WEL
    00:54 09/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.4)

    And some people dare to say that SJW's don't exist and that feminists aren't taking away your games... What a bunch of delusional idiots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    More like straight up shills and brainwashed puppets, like most of NeoGAF.

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    Comment by Siveria
    05:47 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like most gamers today are pretty much stupid cattle, I mean look at the so called AAA games these days, they are all the exact same game wrapped in a new skin, yet the cattle keep buying them in droves so nothing changes, FPS games I am mainly looking at you.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:14 10/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    NeoGAF isn't brainwashed. NeoGAF is bought.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:20 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Is this why the broke up with NISA? Cause they keep censoring shit?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much...

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    Comment by Pururuu
    06:03 09/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Just release your shit on Play Asia with Eng subs and everything will be OK. For me at least...

    I could care less about a dub. Fuck a dub.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dubs are universally garbage, almost.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't blame them.

    Fuck SJWs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Don't let your feminist ideals get it in the way of my income.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too bad she deleted that tweet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So Ironic, how come western games with sex and nudity contents are okay to be release in US while Japanese games are not ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:30 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its ok for murica to sexualize women and young girls because its under their terms but not ok for anyone else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:34 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Imaginary 13 year old android in a bikini in a vidya! MUH SEXUALIZATION OF CHILDREN! Actual teens and tweens slutting it up on the Disney channel / Nickolodeon / MTV? A kids show feeled with cuckold innuendo produced by a former cuck porn producer (Bella and the Bulldogs)? No problem!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan also censors(alter) western games over there. It has to do with culture.

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    Comment by Poop
    19:23 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    80's and 90's - Christian nut-jobs and parent watch dog groups (the two are generally interchangable) pushed for censorship in video games.

    2000's - Jack Thompson pushed for censorship in video games.

    2010's - Feminists and SJW's push for censorship in video games.

    It's pretty fucking sad that both sides of political spectrum are pro-censorship. Can we agree to keep government out of the video game industry? I don't want these shit-headed politicians trying to regulate and industry they don't know shit about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Difference Poop is that

    2000 Jack Thompson attacked the product, GTA

    2010 Feminist/SJWS are attacking the developers in video games not the product.

    In the first Anita video she didn't blame dinosaur planet not being released cause of no audience, she blamed the developers for changing the whole game.

    IN DOA, various videos didn't label the game they blame Tecmo Koei for being sexist.

    Same with Ubisoft and Assassin's Creed.
    Same with Capcom and SFV

    It's getting worse cause they are blaming the developers not the product. Fucking getting sick of this.

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    Comment by Poop
    07:12 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jack Thompson didn't focus solely on GTA. He essentially tried to censor any video game with gratuitous violence. But in a way, he made it his life mission to end the GTA franchise in particular.

    Addressing your second point, who gives a fuck? How about they stop attacking both the developers and products all together. How about they exercise some common sense and stay the fuck out of things they don't know shit about.

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    Comment by Usagi
    05:50 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There is no political spectrum in the US any more. There's only a social spectrum between right and left. Politically they are identical. They both want more government, more control, more intrusion into people's lives. They just have different social goals. They are all the same political party now save for the occasional, and increasingly rare, outliers like actual fiscal conservatives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Both sides trying to censor game kinda goes hand in hand with the horseshoe theory.

    If one goes too far right or too far left, they both meet in a place located in crazy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:44 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The thing is, the gov't isn't involved at all.

    At least the crazy Christian zealots of the 90's felt strongly enough to try to make it a legal issue. The SJW trash of today just sits around pissing and whining on social media... and for some fucking reason the developers are groveling at their feet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:05 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The government is contributing to it in several ways. They are pressuring companies, schools etc to have balanced gender ratio, even in things females aren't interested in. Obama has been trumpeting the disproven wage gap myth. Certain rich people are throwing money at feminist and other troublecausing groups.

    Most of this flies under the radar because people are focusing on the puppets dangling on the end of their strings. They're not looking at it in the big picture, ie. who stands to gain from all of this confilct.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:13 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    femenist landwhales have nothing better to do with their free time, they just LOVE to complain about games that have too much service to the targeted market. they must be jealous male gamers don't complain about moho games.

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    Comment by Siveria
    05:48 26/02/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually they are jealious because people prefer to pretend to date those hot 2d chars over the real life landwhale femnists.

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