Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dead or Alive: Too Hot for Europe?

Dead or Alive is a fighting game series produced by Tecmo and was first released in 1996.  Its reception was greatly acclaimed, as it put an emphasis on fast-paced fighting, a 3D perspective, and a quick reaction-speed requiring countering system. 

Anybody that's familiar with the Dead or Alive series is also privy to the rather..  voluptuous animation and suggestive attire of its constituents.  Well, as graphics get more and more realistic, they also have the potential to get a little explicit.  Apparently, several European governments: including Sweden, Denmark, and Norway have ceased all shipment of the new Dead or Alive: Dimensions due to it's graphic content. 

Apparently, a few of DoA's feminine fighters are under 18.  This constitutes a big taboo, given their scantily clad and near-nude 'armor'.  This unfortunately propels this game into a realm of child pornography under their regional laws.

Nintendo has cancelled all DoA releases in the aforementioned countries in order to avoid legalities.  The characters in the game are only as old as the developers say, so if they were to change the ages to 18, wouldn't that alleviate the problem?





I've seen the beauties of DoA, and I don't think they look like teenagers...  Do you?

17 comments:

  1. fighting chicks! awesome ^^

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  2. I like how the titties jiggle when they fight.. Sorry

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  3. Nice post, its odd what is allowed in some areas of the entertainment industry but not in others.

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  4. nice it's the first time I read about this game

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  5. Apart from tits the graphics surprised me.3DS is really something.

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  6. that's nonsense. they definitely don't look like teenagers. this game seems awesome btw!

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  7. ... They are computer animated drawings.. they don't look like children... who cares?

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  8. yeah that country might be overreacting a little

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  9. Holy hell. Nostalgia, this game brings back some good memories..

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  10. this kind of things makes piracy stronger

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  11. It's stupid to have characters that are less than 18 in a game of this kind to begin with.

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  12. I cant say anything about europe problem with hot chicks but 3DS doesnt reflect the Nintendo's older productions.It's really something new.

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  13. DOA = guilty pleasure.
    Actually not that guilty (if noone sees).

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  14. Sweden has always been a bit over the top with a few of it's laws.

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  15. Oh, my. Well, the producers are obviously trying to be suggestive. What's the big deal if games have boobs? All you have to do is google the word 'boobs' and there you go... Just make their ages ambiguous and slap a Mature rating on it. Boom. Instant blockbuster.

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  16. It's so stupid... I don't have word to comment this.
    But the game looks nice (even when I like my fighting games with -1 dimension).

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