Dead or Alive 6 Hasn't Toned Down the Sexualization, It's Just Tucked It Away

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The Dead or Alive franchise thrives on sexy female fighters with skimpy outfits, so longtime fans were understandably upset when Tecmo unveiled the sixth entry with characters who were covered up and “lacking” in certain areas. After months of deflection, DOA6 producer and game director Yohei Shimbori appears ready to admit it was partly a ruse: “at a recent hands-on preview opportunity with a near-final build of Dead or Alive 6, I found female sexualization very much up-front and center, with the franchise's outlandish boob physics easy to see.”

"The thing is, DOA was developed with a new game engine, and the new game engine was developed together with the game. So, it was just that the physics weren't ready last year at E3. At Gamescom we gave a sneak peak that there would be some physics to the media. At Paris Game Show we showed there would be some movement. Now, we've reached a different level of realistic movement. This was just a development issue, not an issue of we want to go in another direction. The direction was clear from the beginning, but it just took more time to develop this in a new game engine."
 

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I don't care about the fan service. The fighting has always been something I enjoyed much more than tekken's system - blocky and clunky.
 

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Skyrim also didn't tone down sexualization and tucked it away as well... at Lover's Lab.

Yeah, cause third party mods at an obscure site for a moddable game are 100% under the control of Bethesda. :rolleyes:

It's exactly like how the skimpy outfits and unrealistic physics are implemented by the developer in the DoA series of games. /s
 

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Oh hey, it's the most transphobic movie ever. (I loved it.) But we're not gonna go apeshit on it as long as Jim Carry keeps painting republicans as demons.
You realize Finkle/Einhorn isn't trans, right? He didn't transition because he had gender dysphonia, he stole a woman's identity (and possible murdered her?) entirely to aid him in years-long psychotic revenge plot to kidnap and murder Dan Marino. Now that being said, the ridiculous over the top puking, barfing, coughing, choking response to every cop having made out with Einhorn the "man" was a bit much. Certainly by today's standards that movie would never get made let alone become a career defining role for an actor/actress.
 
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None of the characters in the game are under 18 last time I checked.
Check again, the 3DS and other versions were banned in several countries for this very reason,
https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/05/22/3ds-dead-or-alive-banned-as-child-porn-in-sweden/
Although the Bio will state different in some games it was doctored and changed to not trigger Child Porn laws in several countries. Leifang was one of them and If I remember correctly was 14/15 or something and then changed to be 18 latyer to satisfy ESRB.
 

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Yeah, cause third party mods at an obscure site for a moddable game are 100% under the control of Bethesda. :rolleyes:

It's exactly like how the skimpy outfits and unrealistic physics are implemented by the developer in the DoA series of games. /s
You didn't get the joke.
 

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with the franchise's outlandish boob physics easy to see.”
That was one of their key selling points for an older version, wasn't it? Sending the waifu pillows sales through the roof... well parents' roof, but a roof none the less.
 

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So they needed to invest 6 months of "research" (probably several hundred hours of mo-cap's) to work on it rather than cutting it entirely. The hero's we need.

Tecmo should start selling their old boob physics module to other developers now that they got a fancy new one.

I envision a heavily modded Cyberpunk 2077 with a city full of women with big bouncy DOA boobs and cry a little tear of a joy.
 

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There's going to be riots in the streets due to those jiggly boobies!
Fortunately, there will be less outrage media to go after it due to all the activists posing as journalists that were laid off last week.

You'd think these publications were gearing up for a major Gawker-level lawsuit incoming (sees the Covington situation) ... Oh wait...
 

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Honestly doa2 was one of my favorite fighting games but the later games were so fanservice-y that it just completely turned me off of the series.
Doa2 and then 3 on the 360 were my favorite fighting games. Having a group over and just dominating with Bass was always hilarious.
 

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Oh hey, it's the most transphobic movie ever. (I loved it.) But we're not gonna go apeshit on it as long as Jim Carry keeps painting republicans as demons.
Are we supposed to go apeshit on a 22-year-old movie? Gotta say, I got my fill of Jim Carrey movies about 15+ years ago and would actively avoid anything he's in now.
 

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I've never understood the DOA outrage. The internet is full of porn - some of it seriously Eichenwald-level weird shit - but this is the hill activists want to die on. Bikini boob physics in a fighting game. Surely, even for those inclined to activism, there are more pressing concerns?
 

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Check again, the 3DS and other versions were banned in several countries for this very reason,
https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/05/22/3ds-dead-or-alive-banned-as-child-porn-in-sweden/
Although the Bio will state different in some games it was doctored and changed to not trigger Child Porn laws in several countries. Leifang was one of them and If I remember correctly was 14/15 or something and then changed to be 18 latyer to satisfy ESRB.
They're pixels! Beautiful, bouncy, bubbly pixels, but how can you claim the pixels are "underage?" Some people are taking this too seriously. Their ages are as real as their tits!
 

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Check again, the 3DS and other versions were banned in several countries for this very reason,
https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/05/22/3ds-dead-or-alive-banned-as-child-porn-in-sweden/
Although the Bio will state different in some games it was doctored and changed to not trigger Child Porn laws in several countries. Leifang was one of them and If I remember correctly was 14/15 or something and then changed to be 18 latyer to satisfy ESRB.
there's a handful of things sweden is good at.

begin a country ins't one of them.
 

DukenukemX

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I've never understood the DOA outrage. The internet is full of porn - some of it seriously Eichenwald-level weird shit - but this is the hill activists want to die on. Bikini boob physics in a fighting game. Surely, even for those inclined to activism, there are more pressing concerns?
Those people clearly haven't been using the internet properly.

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Why do these companies even care about the out rage. The out raged people were never going to buy it to begin with. Those same people probably don't even play games outside Candy crush.
 

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I've never understood the DOA outrage. The internet is full of porn - some of it seriously Eichenwald-level weird shit - but this is the hill activists want to die on. Bikini boob physics in a fighting game. Surely, even for those inclined to activism, there are more pressing concerns?
I’m not sure anyone is actually outraged by boobs in a game anymore. I might have believed it 15 years ago, circa grand theft auto “hot coffee” controversy. Today, no way, there are too many games that are worse in a myriad of ways. I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole thing was contrived by the DOA marketing team...
 

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Oh hey, it's the most transphobic movie ever. (I loved it.) But we're not gonna go apeshit on it as long as Jim Carry keeps painting republicans as demons.
We're not going to go apeshit because it was acceptable humor back then. Kind of like the entire show "In Living Color" could not be made today, and that was a fucking masterpiece of comedy entertainment.


And FYI those who do go apeshit about that, probably already did, along with every movie from Mrs. Doubtfire to Tootsie for doing the "guy dressed up as a woman" gag.
 

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They're pixels! Beautiful, bouncy, bubbly pixels, but how can you claim the pixels are "underage?" Some people are taking this too seriously. Their ages are as real as their tits!
Some countries and states have laws banning pornographic drawings of fake underage people. So even being pixels would mean that it would get the games banned in those places.
 

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Fortunately, there will be less outrage media to go after it due to all the activists posing as journalists that were laid off last week.

You'd think these publications were gearing up for a major Gawker-level lawsuit incoming (sees the Covington situation) ... Oh wait...
Oooh, which ones? Always good to hear about a bunch of cunts getting the fucking they deserve.
 

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why they arent nude already i dont know.. its 2019 we can have nude fighting chicks if we want
 

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why they arent nude already i dont know.. its 2019 we can have nude fighting chicks if we want
Because then the game would get AO rating and only sold in shops that also sell pornography. With softcore they can get away with it and still have their game sold in every store around to globe.
 

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They're pixels! Beautiful, bouncy, bubbly pixels, but how can you claim the pixels are "underage?" Some people are taking this too seriously. Their ages are as real as their tits!
You have to draw the line somewhere. If I took an actual nude video of a minor and just added a cell-shaded overlay or a very high def rendered mirror of this, would that be ok?
 
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