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In Episode 4 of the Super Podcast Action Committee, hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight talk about censorship in the European version of Frogster's MMO TERA (check out Andrew's latest YouTube video for some context on the discussion), and the controversy over game cloning - this time involving an iOS game from Ustwo called Papa Quash that copied the mechanics from the popular PlayStation Move title from Die Gute Fabrik - J.S. Joust. Download it: Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 4 (65 Minutes, 67.5 MB)

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Credits: The Super Podcast Action Committee is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen, and produced by James Fudge. Music in the show includes "Albino" by Brian Boyko and "Barroom Ballet" by Kevin MacLeod. Both are in the public domain and free to use.

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  • Guys thanks for the great feedback. It's much appreciated!

    posted by: James Fudge on 2012-06-04 10:07:05

  • Wow, I did not know that. That is quite shocking. I guess this world is funked...

    posted by: Reminator on 2012-06-01 18:01:16

  • I prefer the originals over the censored even more so simply because of the way it was handled. I changed mine back to the originals because of all the glitching issues with it that will be forever unfixed and put aside. Which brings to the question why elin was censored if the shorter castanic female is left unaltered in the game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWryMZZny4Q Censoring elin didn't stop the trolling. It didn't stop people from reacting. All it did was create a one-sided debate about the entirety of asian art-styles in an asian mmo game while other games have these styles and haven't been altered at all. just for a stomach and bottom-wear. I don't know about anyone else but in 10 years from now these decisions may look rather knee-jerkish in reaction. @Reminator Might want to check out Second-Life. They have sims on there that they allow rape itself right in the U.S. because it's profitable to the company who's large customer base is sex. It's been talked about before by interviewers but passed off as " consenting user generated content" so it's been allowed. In that game that's pretending to be a substitute for real life for those who play it.

    posted by: Belona on 2012-05-31 03:18:32

  • I would like to state my actual stance on the Elin censoring issue. I am not offended by the uncensored version, but I do understand why they wanted to censor it and so that's why I am OK with it. On the comment about the censoring not solving the problem. Obviously, for someone who doesn't see a problem it would be hard for them to see it gone. To be honest, when I saw the video comparing the two (it shows the censored version first) I didn't have any reaction until they showed the uncensored version. I was pretty shocked when I saw that and I immediately understood why they would want to censor it. And to Zachary about the swimsuit comment. The difference here is that they are swimsuits. Swim wear is meant to expose some skin, or a lot in most cases. And as a side comment about the guy getting kicked out for a game about bombing Bush. I don't know the whole story, but it seems like it might have been for security reasons that they kicked him out... Anyways, my "issue" with this censoring issue is that a lot of people aren't seeing why this could be a cause for concern. And the argument that "It's just a game" is imprudent. It's like you are saying you're not concerned about a game that allows players to rape people because "it's just a game."

    posted by: Reminator on 2012-05-29 19:35:13

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