Neoseeker : News : Team Ninja studio head says DOA 5's female depiction is cultural
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kik36 Aug 23, 12
I think it's amazing how far Japan has come in terms of breast physics. They're soft, jiggly, AND defy gravity! It just makes you wonder what they put in the tea.
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JacqueseVonRIP Aug 23, 12
Let's face it. One of DOA's big selling points is the way the women in the game are dressed. Not sure what all this nonsense about "Japanese sensibilities" is. Nothing particularly sensible about it.
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Krantos Aug 23, 12
It's the "it's our culture!" excuse.

Basically, they're saying they don't have to change because it's their culture. That's fine, but we don't have to like it. Nor buy it. And we don't have to shut up about it.

That's our culture.

Cuts both ways Hayashi-san.
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Zombie_Barioth Aug 23, 12
I'd like to know if the outsider's view hes referencing is aimed at DOA itself or Japanese games as a whole. Either way a series doesn't become known for its "boob physics engine" for nothing, I recall reading a quote from one of the higher ups saying "because what guy doesn't like tits" as the reason for it. Since when is going into battle wearing skirts and high heels "Cultural"?

Otherwise its no big deal after all the game's pace is fast enough you'd have to be trying to see it for it to really matter.
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bluexy Aug 23, 12
Zombie_Barioth In regards to his responses here, he was asked directly about DOA5 and its over sexualization of women.
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DedValve Aug 23, 12
I don't know if what he says should be taken as an insult to the Japanese people or a blessing since you know...gravity defying boobies and all
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Zombie_Barioth Aug 23, 12
I know I couldn't sleep last night but I read that at least twice to be sure I got it right and even then I still couldn't have been that tired. Wow derp.

At any rate he said its a culture and Japanese sensibility thing so you can also look at it as judging those as a whole. The way he talks about it being a cultural difference also suggests he could be talking about east vs. west as a whole as well.
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Tenklis Aug 23, 12
He was talking east vs west. Americans are huge cry babys when it comes to showing skin. Its a game, big deal.
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bluexy Aug 23, 12
Mystic Aurora I'm sorry, but I'm becoming extremely uncomfortable with your comments on this subject as of late. I would appreciate if you refocused on positive and less argumentative statements, at least in my stories, if not Neo's news as a whole.
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JacqueseVonRIP Aug 23, 12
Sorry what? I'm not American, but when did this turn into the America-bashing thread? How are Americans "cry babys"? Some people don't like playing games where there's a bunch of people running around with their bits half hanging out or whatever - yeah, I'm one of them. So I'm a cry baby because I don't buy into cheap crap like that?

Mystic - I really don't think men in gaming are over sexualised as much or to the extent as women are. Maybe I just don't know any examples, but if I don't then that's testament to the fact that they aren't really. I don't understand you're second point either. "Religious influences" have hardly affected the content that is seen in any game, and I think the tired old excuse of "blame the religious people" is getting old.
Besides, *bleep* and *bleep* are linked so I don't understand what you're getting at. If there is an explicit *bleep* scene on tv then it's still a *bleep* scene, albeit a more violent and gruesome one. Personally, yes I would rather watch or play something without having an awkward *bleep* scene suddenly thrown in my face, and then having some lame as excuse like "it's an artistic thing" or "it's a cultural thing". *bleep* is *bleep* - I play games to have fun by trying to achieve something. Not by trying to turn myself on.
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Tenklis Aug 23, 12
Mystic, don't worry about blue. Not a mod and can't do anything about it. What you posted was on topic and 100% true.
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Zombie_Barioth Aug 23, 12
Leave it to a society where your told your body is natural and you should be proud of it, but then turn around and teach you to hide it and be ashamed of it. Not saying public nudity is cool or anything but when all men and women have the same parts (respectively), it ain't gonna scar little Timmy for life to fine out what his man-hood will look like in 10-20 years.

I find it interesting how gawking at virtual women in games is lame or creepy, but then things like playboy, porn, movies/tv, or even gawking at your neighbor is at least simi-ok depending on who your talking to.
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kik36 Aug 23, 12
quote Tenklis
Mystic, don't worry about blue. Not a mod and can't do anything about it. What you posted was on topic and 100% true.
Ummmm I'd be careful what you say...the writers do have the power to ban you! Muwahahahahaha!!!! Well....at least I do anyway.
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JacqueseVonRIP Aug 23, 12
Zombie,
Nobody is telling anyone to be "ashamed" of their body. It's called humility. I know a few girls who don't exactly cover up themselves, and they've got the personality to match. The only reason a person would wear revealing clothing in public is to appear sexually attractive. If you're wearing it IN PUBLIC then you are basically trying to appear sexually attractive to anyone who'll look. And I don't see the advantage of showing "little Timmy" what his manhood is going to look like in a few years either...
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