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[–] Chuck_Testa 0 points 79 points (+79|-0) ago 

From the article " Regardless, once again we see that standing up to bullies isn’t just good judgment, it’s good business."

Oh yes :)

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[–] 3328895? 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

This is giving me a serious justice rager.

It's refreshing to see that, while they are very loud, the collective nonsense these people can foist upon unwilling parties is limited in its scope.

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[–] causuistry 0 points 55 points (+55|-0) ago 

These tirades just serve as an advertising platform for what they are against. I didn't know about fph until it made the news.

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[–] ratsmack 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago 

Did I just hear someone yell Barbra Streisand's name?

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[–] dreMD 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Nah I didn't but have you seen her awesome house?

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[–] didntsayeeeee 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Ooo-ee-oo-woo,woo-woo-woo,woo-woo-woo-woo.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Classic heckle sheckels

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[–] DoomMantia 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Beautiful backfire.

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[–] SteelKidney 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Anyone else old enough to remember the political left in America railing away at the "Moral Majority" in the 1980's? You know- for trying to dictate what media could be available based on what offended them. Meet the old boss. Same as the old boss.

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[–] Teebor 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This reminds me of the attempt to boycott Married With Children.

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[–] SteelKidney 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Indeed they were. Much like SJW's, they were what happens when you let ideology run wild. One group tries to force game publishers to restrict their sales, another pressurs Poison to re-do the cover of one of their albums. Either way, you end up with a group that's a parody of what they started out as.

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[–] SecularPenguinist 7 points 12 points (+19|-7) ago 

This censorship is stupid but it's self censorship and not government mandated. If they want to cost themselves sales it's pretty much shooting themselves in the foot.

Ultimately when shit like this happens I lose respect for the company and it might ultimately affect my future buying decisions. Companies like GOG have my eternal respect. I will buy games from them on a whim because I support their business model. Companies like EA I avoid because I don't like the way they do business. I speak with my wallet.

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[–] Troll [S] 1 points 31 points (+32|-1) ago 

Funny you say that, because it was GOG that refused to sell Hatred.

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[–] SecularPenguinist 8 points 8 points (+16|-8) ago 

I don't know what Hatred is but GOG sells DRM free games. This is more important to me.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It doesn't surprise me. I have never liked GOG for a number of reasons. This just adds another

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[–] InfoTeddy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

GOG also refused to sell Five Night’s at Freddy’s. I think they just don’t like indie games.

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I said this in another thread, but I wonder if it might have been done to make a statement. Nothing says "I'll take my ball and go home" like a foreign dev deciding to do just that. It could be their way of shining a spotlight on the west's emerging anti-gaming prudishness in the most effective way possible.

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[–] SecularPenguinist 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago 

I doubt it. Businesses operate on bottom line models not principle.

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[–] Pattoe 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Companies like GOG have my eternal respect.

This is a dangerous statement to make. You never know what the future holds, CDPR has already had it's fair share of controversy.

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

We should probably celebrate this victory and get back to fighting the TPP, right guys?

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[–] cynoclast 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Funny. I only have one friend that really likes this game. Plays it at least weekly. That friend is a woman.

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[–] SandorClegane 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Rumble Roses actually has little bitty self-sponsored tournaments in South America, and Bloody Roar as well. Guess what gender?

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[–] Laserchalk 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Or was it just a marketing strategy?

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[–] cointelpro_shill 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Duh. The only people ever keeping them from releasing it in the US: themselves

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[–] Porphyrogennetos 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The Japanese aren't that clever.

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[–] SandorClegane 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's amusing how badly you would've been downvoated, possibly even banned for 'rayzizms', on plebbit for that. But their businessmen really aren't. They built a corporate culture where the appearance of work creates more value than work. Thousands of hours of unpaid salaried overtime per year rather than hiring extra people. The workers just as complicit as their managers. Nobody wishes to break this system. No one wants to be the first one to rock it.

In the US major businesses stagnate often, but they're at least rocking a little bit. Just enough to make small adaptions to market crises. The Japanese boat doesn't waver a single centimeter and is easily capsized by sudden waves.

You could see the younger more flashy devs like Itagaki, Hayashi, and Kamiya complain of this often before they had their own studios. Even Miyamoto falls into that thinking a lot. He was just on the edge of having been young enough to avoid it.

The youthful devs of Japan want to follow the western style of technological development. But so long as they're under someone older, they're not able to break away. And if they don't get away in time they get ground down into automatons.

There were a series of books 2 decades ago during Japan's first major economical surge by someone named Lester Thurow that did a good job of outlining all those problems. Japan was in position to overtake America's economy easily, but it would have been terrible for everyone as the soul-deadening everyone associates with bad retail would've spread everywhere.

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[–] sir_edge 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't think Japan has the history to justify that accusation. Nintendo of Japan listens to fans on pretty much every Zelda game and gets endless bitching every time, though I think Nintendo may have figured it out by now or filters it through NoA well enough. I think Japan listens a lot more closely than people acknowledge and to a culture like Japan, getting chastised and shamed is one of the most feared things.

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