Saints Row 3 Dildo Smoothed Out in Japan

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Saints Row 3 Dildo Smoothed Out in Japan

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Apparently there are some things you just can't show in a videogame in Japan, like veins.

One of the oddest moments early on in Saints Row: The Third happens when you walk into a weapons shop and look at the melee implements for sale. What's the big purple thing? Oh. That's ... amazing. Wielding it on poor unsuspecting souls in Steelport is one of the weird joys of SR3, but reports are coming in from Japan that their localized version is not quite so life like as the North American version of the gang simulator. The "Penetrator" in question has been smoothed out and the wobbly physics have been removed. That's right, Japan has censored the big purple dildo.

The law in Japan states the "depiction of genital parts" is illegal, and the big floppy member was apparently in violation of that statute. Instead of removing the weapon from the game or pixelating the image like I've seen in some Japanese videos - my friend told me about that, I've never actually seen them *cough* - Volition decided to remodel the Penetrator for the Japanese release.

GameInformer was able to snag screenshot of how the Japanese Penetrator looks. Is it just me or is that just a huge flesh-colored lightsaber?

Check out my review of Saints Row: The Third as you wait for the North American release on November 15th on the Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC. Poor Japan, not only will they not have a realistic dildo weapon, but they have to wait until the 17th to pick up their copy.

Source: GameInformer

(Image: Dengeki)

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Huh?

I thought that the sex dating sim was big in Japan, why isn't some "veins" allowed on a RUBBER SWORD DIDLDO?

They could have just put a black bar over the tip.

Not G. Ivingname:
Huh?

I thought that the sex dating sim was big in Japan, why isn't some "veins" allowed on a RUBBER SWORD DIDLDO?

Daystar Clarion:
Really Japan?

Really?

That's where you draw the line?

The strange thing about Japanese censorship is that your not allowed to show the entire sexual organ. It's quite amusing to see the pointless blurring and token bars in hentai.

Really Japan?

Really?

That's where you draw the line?

Resisting...urge...to make...racist...penis...joke

Not G. Ivingname:
RUBBER SWORD DIDLDO?

lol, diddledo. Much more appropriate name.

OT: Japan keeps one step ahead of the game. You never do know what it's going to do next! Lured everyone into a false sense of predictability, then bam! it changes the stance people believe it generally takes.

I've seen enough hentai to know where this is going.......

Why didn't they just turn it into a tentacle?

You know what I'm goddamn referencing.

Dude, Japan has no right to censor anything. Hell, look at this monstrosity. LOOK AT IT!

Can I buy that censored version? Cause saying "I'm gonna get 24th century on his ass" is even more win when the punching lightsaber is in fact a dildo.

Man, what a dick move!

OT: This is really, really silly, isn't it?

sravankb:
Dude, Japan has no right to censor anything. Hell, look at this monstrosity. LOOK AT IT!

Monstrosity?

Why, this is art!

CM156:
Man, what a dick move!

OT: This is really, really silly, isn't it?

Question: does that qualify as a dick joke or a pun?

Doesn't Japan have more than its fair share of weirdos with sex toys and anime porn? Heck, even their scientists seem to be aiming for sex robots, judging from their advances in technology. Maybe Japan has an equal number of sex-obsessed juveniles and banhammer-happy politicians.

Or maybe I'm just being racist by saying this.

The Gentleman:

CM156:
Man, what a dick move!

OT: This is really, really silly, isn't it?

Question: does that qualify as a dick joke or a pun?

Why can't it be both? Only a prick would say it has to be one or the other.

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Alternate Titles

The Phallus is strong in this one.

Japan frightened of huge American phallus.

You're So Vein

Japan: "Dildon't!"

A Genital Warning

Japanese Saint's Stand to Attention.

Wangs for the Memories.

Dildowned.

Vibrator? I Hardly Knew Her.

Japan Pull Off a Dick Move

CM156:

The Gentleman:

CM156:
Man, what a dick move!

OT: This is really, really silly, isn't it?

Question: does that qualify as a dick joke or a pun?

Why can't it be both? Only a prick would say it has to be one or the other.

Well, I ask only because I find it my duty to shoot people who make bad puns. It's a matter of nipping it in the bud.

I let it go on the flamethrower pistol, and it grew out of control. I still have nightmares from that day oh so many hours ago...

Speaking of which

The_root_of_all_evil:
Alternate Titles

The Phallus is strong in this one.

Japan frightened of huge American phallus.

You're So Vein

Japan: "Dildon't!"

A Genital Warning

Japanese Saint's Stand to Attention.

Wangs for the Memories.

*plugs The_root_of_all_evil 6 times*

May you learn to not pun in your next life...

The Gentleman:

CM156:

The Gentleman:

Question: does that qualify as a dick joke or a pun?

Why can't it be both? Only a prick would say it has to be one or the other.

Well, I ask only because I find it my duty to shoot people who make bad puns. It's a matter of nipping it in the bud.

I let it go on the flamethrower pistol, and it grew out of control. I still have nightmares from that day oh so many hours ago...

Speaking of which

The_root_of_all_evil:
Alternate Titles

The Phallus is strong in this one.

Japan frightened of huge American phallus.

You're So Vein

Japan: "Dildon't!"

A Genital Warning

Japanese Saint's Stand to Attention.

Wangs for the Memories.

*plugs The_root_of_all_evil 6 times*

May you learn to not pun in your next life...

You better not make a mistake and cock it up. I'm not the loser here, I'm the weenier

Ok, that was bad

Racecarlock:
Why didn't they just turn it into a tentacle?

You know what I'm goddamn referencing.

Certainly do!

sravankb:
Dude, Japan has no right to censor anything. Hell, look at this monstrosity. LOOK AT IT!

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is the most epic and gobsmackingly awesome thing I have EVAR SEEN!

The Gentleman:

*plugs The_root_of_all_evil 6 times*

May you learn to not pun in your next life...

Yeah, like I ever learn anything. ;)

Fun fact: Hentai exists because while they can show female parts they forbid male parts and that's how tenticles got involved. Yes I am sick for knowing that.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Alternate Titles

The Phallus is strong in this one.

Japan frightened of huge American phallus.

You're So Vein

Japan: "Dildon't!"

A Genital Warning

Japanese Saint's Stand to Attention.

Wangs for the Memories.

Dildowned.

Vibrator? I Hardly Knew Her.

Japan Pull Off a Dick Move

This wins the entire thread

Greg Tito:
Is it just me or is that just a huge flesh-colored lightsaber?

I suppose it is, if you happen to have purple flesh...

I think if they left the jiggle in it, they could have just taken off the balls and veins, colored it green and called it the Tentacle Bat or something. Not the same as the Dildo but tentacles is how they originally got around the law against showing that certain bit of the male anatomy.

The dong saber: an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

Xan Krieger:
Fun fact: Hentai exists because while they can show female parts they forbid male parts and that's how tenticles got involved. Yes I am sick for knowing that.

That's actually a pretty good argument against censorship

"Censorship created tentacle porn!" Best argument. Ever. Of all time.

Aureliano:
The dong saber: an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

Not quite as clumsy and random as your custard gun.

Not G. Ivingname:
Huh?

I thought that the sex dating sim was big in Japan, why isn't some "veins" allowed on a RUBBER SWORD DIDLDO?

Their sex laws are really weird.

Just think, their kiddie porn and age of consent laws are younger than most of the users here. Possibly all.

"Kiddie porn? That's cool, but for God's sake, DON'T SHOW THE TIP!"

Not G. Ivingname:
Huh?

I thought that the sex dating sim was big in Japan, why isn't some "veins" allowed on a RUBBER SWORD DIDLDO?

Yeah, but the penis's are always blurred out with mosaics or covered with (often pointless) censor blocks.

Maybe it's, not censorship and just some normal localization they do for all dildos in japan...

You know, I'm not too sure I'm happy about knowing that: "Well that's how they do it in Japan."

...and I'm immediately reminded of the joke: What if The Hulk was Japanese?

...damn you, Internet.

Is there a way to censor it in the english version? My dad loves Saint's Row but I don't think he'd enjoy this joke...

This, this from the country that brought us Rapelay and tenta-rape......

sravankb:
Dude, Japan has no right to censor anything. Hell, look at this monstrosity. LOOK AT IT!

I .. uh ... wha?? ...... WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT @_@?????

But...Japan has an annual penis festival where they celebrate the penis. I don't understand.

Also, I think my character will look exactly like that picture.

if that happened in america there would be riots in the street

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