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  1. I do highly recommend wizards of legend to anyone who likes rogue-like games. The game was already great but just a few weeks ago it got a huge update that made it better. Also golden week always starts on April 29th. So if you're waiting for the golden week sale it should happen next week.
  2. @nyonmyan I'm not sure what you are looking for in this thread about "Why is MK11 allowed to be sold (in the US?)", but you have gone from asking questions about how US media works to quoting homicide rates. I guess you are doing this to hold on to your biased against the US or something like that. While our conversation up until this point was a little off topic I continued it mainly because it was about media, which can be wrapped into the topic of this thread. However, I have no interest in doing whatever it is you're trying to do now. So i'm ending my part of this conversation and you can go on your crusade or whatever alone.
  3. 1. Whether you believe it or not, that's how things work when you are dealing with over the air TV. Even after 10 P.M. you can only do so much. Especially for a show rated TV-14. 2. This has already been said by others in this thread, but America's morals are based in the Abrahamic religion of Christianity. Because of this both sexual content and violence are censored quite heavily in our country. It's actually way too much to get into in this conversation, but there have been hundreds of lawsuits that have shaped our media regulations over the decades. Our country is not drowning in violence. Our country is no more violent than any other country in the world. To believe such a stereotype while completely ignoring the violence that happens in other countries is foolish. 3. Nope. To even begin to show nudity you have to be rated TV-MA. On top of that even after 10 p.m. nudity will not fly on over the air TV. To even attempt to do so will get you sued. 4. No, The Walking Dead is not an outlier because it's a cable show. If you want to know what type of shows come on over the air TV in the prime time slots which are 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. here is a short list of examples: Dramas and action: Grey's Anatomy, ER, CSI, NCIS, Bones, The Blacklist, Criminal Minds, The Good Doctor, How to Get Away with Murder, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Elementary, The good wife and many more. Comedy: Community, Friends, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, Frasier, The Good Place, Roseanne, Will and Grace, Scrubs, That '70s Show, Two and a Half Men, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, and many more. Reality shows: Survivor, The Bachelor, American Idol, The Bachelorette, Big Brother, Dancing with the Stars, The Amazing Race, The Voice, Hell's Kitchen, Shark Tank, The Biggest Loser, America's Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, MasterChef and many more. All of this shows are the standard for what is allowed on over the air TV. There may be an envelope push here or there, but none of them tried has hard as Hannibal did. 5. I gave the evidence as to why in a much earlier post. Here it is again https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/obscene-indecent-and-profane-broadcasts I'll quote some of it but it's best to just go read the whole thing. The work Fuck is considered Obscene not profane so they can't really say it due to the law. Here is a list of popular cable shows that don't have to follow the indecency and profanity rule: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, The Sopranos, True Detective, Mad Men, Westworld, South Park, The Wire, Curb your Enthusiasm, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Wilfred, Louie, The Americans, Archer, The Daily Show, Key and Peele, Tosh.0, Chappelle's Show, The Colbert Report and many more. All these shows are aimed at people 18 or older, but for each of these type of shows there are dozens of shows on cable aimed at kids and teens that follow the indecency and profanity rule for 24 hours. A short list of channels that are like this: Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, FreeForm, Disney Channel‎, Discovery and more. 6.
  4. Now I'm questioning can you even understand what I'm typing at this point. Because you couldn't possibly be skipping an explanation to the point you are trying to make right? I just said not 4 paragraphs before, that neither butt, breast, or genitalia are allowed on over the air TV. So yes the butt is not a genitalia, but you still can not show it. Therefore it got blurred. Breaking Bad (that the only show I can think you are talking about with the letters BB) was a rated TV-MA show that aired on cable. It flies under entirely different rules than what Hannibal had to deal with. The Ice pick scene has very interesting cutting to get around regulations. You don't actually see Hannibal stab the guy, just the reaction to the stab and the aftermath. While seeing a knife in a head is slightly disturbing, technically it is not breaking any rules for something shown after 10 p.m. Now when she pulls the knife out they had to be cut very carefully not to get in trouble, a.k.a an pushing the envelope moment. You only see the hole in the head and blood trickling out for one second in a blink and you'll miss it moment. I assure you they had to fight for that one second in a TV-14 after 10 p.m. on over the air TV. The little amount of blood you see pooling at the end of the scene is within regulations since they don't show the hole anymore. No, they are equally offensive for anything shown on over the air TV. Even after 10 p.m. you can only do so much. I don't know why you're trying to play into that stereotype even though I'm telling you is not true. Maybe you're just one of those people who have to rely on things like stereotypes when you run out of ways to structure a proper argument. However, I'll say it again. In America there is no such thing as tolerating extreme violence over sexual content. Both are regulated quite heavily in all of our media. When it comes to over the air TV nothing that is envelope-pushing is allowed before 10 p.m. However, cable television which is an optional choice can push the envelope as much as they want within a certain reason. Trying to use an envelope pushing outlier like Hannibal as the source of your argument is not a very good idea. Using a cable show like Breaking Bad isn't a good example either since it's a cable show. It is the same as saying all movies are violent, but only using R rated horror movies like SAW and The Human Centipede as the examples or saying all anime is perverse using only Bible Black and Boku no Pico as the example. It's just a very disingenuous way to have a conversation / argument with someone.
  5. Since you want to get into it, let's do it. Since I want this to be clear as possible, I will now briefly explain how television works in America. In America there are three levels of television channels. The basic over-the-air channels ( NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and a few more) Basic cable channels ( FX, A&E, lifetime, truTV, and many more) Premium cable channels ( HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and a few more) Number 1 is free for everyone who owns the TV, number 2 requires you to pay extra to get the channels, and number 3 requires you to pay an extra premium fee on top of what you pay for number 2. Because of how this is set up, each type of channel has slightly different standards when it comes to what you can show. Since number 1 is free for everyone, those channels have to follow the 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. FCC rule which basically means you can’t show anything that is Obscene, Indecent and Profane before 10 p.m. this is to make sure kids don’t stumble upon shows they are not ready for. However, number 2 and 3 channels do not have to follow this rule. This is why even if a show has a rating of TV-14, if it comes on a number 1 channel you won't see any nudity, but if it comes on a number 2 or 3 channel you may see partial nudity. Also believe it or not, partial nudity usually means being seen in underwear, lingerie, swimwear, maybe a sideboob or sidebutt. No full breast, full butt or genitals. You can read about the 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. here: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/obscene-indecent-and-profane-broadcasts Now that we've established this, let's talk about Hannibal. Hannibal was a show that aired from 2013 to 2015 on NBC. It was also aired in the 10 p.m. slot. However the wrinkle with Hannibal is that it had a rating of TV-14. Now it is a bit of an unspoken rule but you will rarely ever see anything rated TV-MA on number 1 channels. Just like the AO rating is considered unsellable for video games in America, the airing of TV-MA rated shows on number 1 channels will kill the ratings for that time slot. Usually only miniseries decide to go that route since they won't be around for long. So Hannibal was a show in the 10 p.m. slot, which is the time slot when channels are allowed to push boundaries slightly, however it was still rated TV-14 because if they rated it TV-MA it probably wouldn't have lasted one season. So in order to tell the stories they wanted with the level of violence they wanted they had to carefully maneuver around many different regulations. However, even following those regulations, Hannibal was known for being extremely violent for a show that came on a number 1 channel. Many were shocked that the show wasn't being aired on a number 2 or 3 channel with the level of violence they were showing off. So now we get to the examples you provided: Whether or not something is considered "fine art" doesn't change the fact that showing genitals on a number one channel, in a show rated TV-14, is a big No-No. So in order to show the picture they had to blur out the genitals. All those examples listed were in fact quite disturbing to a lot of people. However, the key thing is that they didn't actually show the acts being done they just showed the aftermath. So technically they didn't break any of the three rules I talked about. Like I said because it was a rated TV-14 show they technically could not show a butt, and while a back being cut open is a disturbing image, you didn't actually see them being cut open you just saw the aftermath. Nice interesting little wrinkle to the rules is that certain words are completely banned regardless of time on number 1 and 2 channels. So yes in 2013 through 2015 people could not say the word Fuck on TV. Up until 1999 they couldn't even say the word Shit on TV. Now if this show had been on a number 2 or 3 channel they would have had a lot more freedom to do what they wanted, however they made the decision to pitch their show to a number 1 channel so they had to deal with the legal hoops that come with being on a basic over the air channel. Now something of interest to note is that Hannibal got canceled after three seasons due to poor ratings, A fact that many attributed to the fact that a lot of people did not want to see that level of violence on a number 1 channel even after 10 p.m. On top of that Hannibal was rated TV MA on both Hulu and iTunes when the show reach those platforms for the first time. I believe later Hulu eventually switched it back to TV-14. So yes outliers to the example do exist, but even they have to follow rules. Since we're at it let me just say I really don't get why people act like America has all these super violent shows on our basic TV, because we really don't. Yes we have a lot of police, military, and hospital dramas, but in terms of violence they are no more violent than any other show shown in other countries in the equal time slot. Yes our cable shows do push the envelope, but other countries cable shows also push the envelope. Like if I wanted to I could try and structure some argument talking about how obscene and perverse Japanese TV is by only use those weird sexual base game shows that used to come on or the most extreme violent anime I could find. However, I realistically know that those shows came on cable channels and usually in late night time slots where kids could not see them. Just like how things are here in America. I could also talk about the the vending machines that deposit used girl's panties, the various nonsense that happens Host Clubs, or soap lands. But that would not be fair because that is not an accurate description of what actually happens in like 80% Japan.
  6. While there is a stereotype of Americans being okay with violence in their media and are desensitized to violence. Like most stereotypes that is highly inaccurate. There's a certain level of violence that is creepy and really uncomfortable for a lot of Americans. There's a reason most American Media is rated either PG-13/TV-14/Teen or lower. Believe or not you can get away with a lot in terms of violence and sex in mature-rated stuff in America, but if there are usually three key things you have to watch out. The sex or violence has to be tasteful. The violence can't be to realistic. The sex or violence cannot be happening to a kid or perceived teenager. As long as those rules are followed generally the rating boards will just slap the MA rating on most things with sex or violence and not care. Now when it comes to Sony censorship stuff based on what has happened to some games so far, combined with what they said in the Wall Street Journal article. it seems they want to take a look at games that are towing the line with number 1 and number 3. If we take the latest Senran Kagura game for example, out of all the suggestive themes and images in that game, the only thing they had them take out was that groping mini-game. This is because in that mini-game you are groping teenagers. Which is distasteful and a sexual act being done to teenagers. In fact most of the censorship from Japanese games seem to fall under this problem. However, contrary to how it is being portrayed by certain people, while it does seem like Sony a little worried about number 3 and how it will affect their reputation as a company, they haven't actually done anything that bad yet. The worst thing done so far is have the groping mini-game removed. Everything else has been censoring a few pictures of perceived teenager girls in a few game. However, I will say there seems to be a massive miscommunication between Sony and the developers on what is allowed and what isn't. Also since this is a Mortal Kombat thread, I will say the reason MK games can get away with their violence is because of number 2. Mortal Kombat's violence is very cartoonish. However, as I'm sure we all know by MK has still repeatedly gotten in trouble in America for its violence.
  7. @AnimeFanTalk No worries looks like you are in for a nice long grind.
  8. The state of threads on this site sometimes is the funniest thing.

    Start the week before the game is out: X game plat is too easy!!!!!!!
    End of the same week: X game is full of the worst kind of grind walls, plat it too hard!!!!!!
     

    How many more time are we going to do this in 2019?

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    2. MMX20

      MMX20

      Oh, I can relate to that.

    3. Fat Chocobo

      Fat Chocobo

      In all seriousness, it's like nobody wants to work for it anymore.

    4. MMX20

      MMX20

      @Fat Chocobo Yeah. I mean, where's the effort and stuff into it?

  9. Nah, if you don't play online you can't get the Platinum anyway due to the online trophies. What it is basically saying is that just like in Injustice 2 certain stuff is unlocked through loot boxes. While at the current time nothing seems as bad as cat call, just like in Injustice 2 after you buy something offline next time you get online it will check how much currency you spent equal to how much you had last time you where online. Which means just like an Injustice 2 it is possible to have negative credits. In other words it's exactly the same as Injustice 2's loot box system the only thing that has been added is apparently character intros, fatalities, and brutalities. Which is not surprising considering even in MKX you had to unlock most of the extra fatalities and brutalities anyway. At least that's how it reads to me. Edit: also just like Injustice 2 nothing forces you to buy any of the microtransactions stuff. All the loot box stuff is earnable in game with in-game currency you get from playing.
  10. XCOM 2
  11. Why are people surprised? After Injustice 2, did people think things would be different?
  12. @weavsxx One thing I forgot to say in my first post was that MK11 is banned in Japan for excessive violence and Gore. So unlike in the US, Mortal Kombat 11 is not allowed to be sold in Japan. I believe Mortal Kombat X was also not sold in japan. I thought someone in this thread would have brought this up by now considering the topic, but it looks like no one did.
  13. What you consider to be a justification and what Sony considered to be a justification are two totally different things. For all you know reputation and core values are super important things to them. I thought that would be pretty understandable, but maybe you are one of those people who think if something doesn't align with how you feel about it, that makes it wrong? What questionable things are you talking about? I didn't say anything about either MK11 or other games really being questionable content, but if you feel there are games on the store that shouldn't be on there what are they? Kind of silly to put money aside when all this is really just about money, even the #MeToo stuff really just boiled down to being about reputations and money. Some people who hated other people use #MeToo to hurt certain people's reputation which in turn made it harder for all people involved to make money. But, that's what happens when you let stupid radical people take over a movement. It happened to Gamergate, Black/Blue/All lives matter, Occupy Wall Street, and many other movements. However, that's besides the point of this conversation. Edit: Also yeah, things like intimacy mode in Senran Kagura are creepy. The whole point of the mode is to grope the girls with your control sticks. That's all it does, it has nothing to do with the story of the games or the major gameplay of any of the games. I honestly don't see how anyone would spend more than like 2 minutes in that mode for the trophies. That mode has no impact on whether I would buy a senran kagura game though so it doesn't matter to me whether the mode is in the game or not. You could give me a Senran Kagura game with no exploding clothes and I wouldn't care because I play those games for the gameplay and the story. If those are the things Sony wants to remove from a game I have no problem with it, because it really doesn't affect anything. Now they turned around and said senran kagura can exist at all because of X reasons then it would be a actual censorship problem I could get behind. Unfortunately, as someone who like niche things I have to deal with the niche market/audience full of people who say things like "I'd rather have nothing" because some steam or lens flares were added to one scene or picture in a game. Like fuck off with that noise you stupid weebs.