May Contain Suggestive Themes; Censorship in Japan

May Contain Suggestive Themes; Censorship in Japan

Oct 21, 2010

Censorship and video games have always shared an uneasy relationship. By and large, the industry has successfully  self-regulated, with a few notable exceptions. Any controversy relating to graphic violence or sexually explicit content has been generated by fabricated moral outrage through mainstream media. Japan, on the other hand, still suffers from a more...

Nintendo, Sony close week sour

¬†Currency fluctuations, American and European debt, and a shaking Wall Street landed squarely on the Asian market’s head, Japan experiencing a 6-week slump. Asian stocks dropped sharply at week’s close with poor company forecasts and a nuke-cloud of Western debt slowing global recovery. Financial strategists Yutaka Miura said Japanese investors were...

Japanese investors wait for Obama’s speech, videogame moguls unmoved

As stocks plunge, most Japanese investors cautiously await American President Barack Obama’s Wednesday State of the Union address. Associated Press reports Nintendo and Microsoft as companies less worried. Japanese shares fell for the fourth day straight. Investors paused to wait on a stronger populist tone from Obama. Yutaka Shiraki, senior strategist at...

Western release for Yakuza 3?

Yakuza 3, the fighting adventure game that Japan has been enjoying since February may be seeing a western version if a slipped release date on amazon.de is to be believed. The German wing of the online retailing giant made a similar release date slip up when they advertised the new slim line PS3s early, so a mistake like this would be understandable and also...