Tekken 7 Loses Playable Character Roger the Kangaroo to Public Shaming from PETA

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  1. Dekoth-E-

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    I'm not certain you could say that with a straight face when you consider what is in the white house right now.
     
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    Well, I say shame on PETA!!! They should have been thankful that the kangaroo punching man was probably an avid Tekken player and thus learned the proper fighting technique to take down that kangaroo in a non-lethal way. XD
     
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    If we where not suppose to eat cows, god would not have made them taste so good :p
     
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    I live in California which is dominated by progressives fringe lunatics.

    What we have in the white house would be a massive improvement.
     
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    Why? Trump is an entirely different kind of of crazy. I wouldn't even call that crazy, because what he does works for him. He has chosen a demographic and panders to them all the way. I wouldn't even call him a lunatic, it's the very opposite. What he does works for the most part. His actions achieves the results he desires.
    How bad his policies are in the greater scheme of things that's another issue. He's a perfect example of what's wrong with the system, the very embodiment of a self serving politician. But he's not a lunatic, he has his reasons, even if they are childish and two bit. He uses the system for his own short term advantage. He's a typical business man.

    The progressives are completely detached from reality. They think that not acknowledging issues will somehow make them go away. If they were given free reign, the world would be a totalitarian fascist shithole where every aspect of your lives would be controlled even your thoughts. You don't think based on the prescribed way? You're an undesirable and you must be publicly shunned.
    This is just one more example of that behaviour. And it's not like social justice and political correctness is a new thing. It was around for at least 35-40 years. But it didn't have the fertile soil for its spread on that is social media on the internet.

    We have multi millionaire celebrities gulping on how they're oppressed. Making totally unhinged speeches at award ceremonies with zero self awareness. They literally think they're going to save the world by calling everyone a racist and / or sexist. To the average person they're pompous self indulging crybabies, who have lost all perspective on what is actually going on in the trenches.
     
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    Harada is a bit of a troll, so I'd question the validity of this no matter what. Even if it does hold true, I guarantee Roger will be available within the PC version within a week of release.
     
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    I can't believe they removed the character. I hope they don't remove Alex, the boxing Velociprator.

    I think the fighting styles are the same. Maybe they'll add a DLC later and add Roger back in. Doubtful but here's hope.

    This game has gone downhill for a while. It used to be so much more fun in the earlier ones.
     
  8. Iratus

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    Kangaroo is so tasty, and one of the healthiest meats going.

    One of my local pubs does a coat of arms pizza, kangaroo and emu. Not sure how many other countries eat their national animals.
     
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    Does NAMCO have that large of a purchasing base who are PETA members? NAMCO should have tied the removal to special pre-purchase ordering to support the possible loss to the company resulting from the loss of this popular character. Only those secured orders would be counted towards the possibility of the character being removed. Alternative pre-purchase ordering for the game with a full roster plus bonus characters Kimmy the Killer Koala and a cyborg version Roger wearing a torn pink bandana with only the letter "P" showing and other smeared "characters" could've been set up as the counter weight to the voting scale.

    At this point, I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see Roger and bonus characters as a post release DLC!

    This type of bull**** runs down both sides like a disease and isn't relegated to a single side of the political spectrum. People as a whole don't fit as neatly into the stereotypes as you portend.

    How about we keep it to the dynamic of this wacko organization and their followers and NAMCO? It makes for less BS and keeps it on topic;)
     
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    Ok so both of you don't realize there is a black and white difference between being socially progressive and a complete lunatic. What you are stating would be no different than me stating that "All conservatives are insane bible thumbing, gay hating racists". See how stupid that sounds when you generalize an entire demographic by the far extremes of it? I certainly hope so.
     
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    I wouldn't get upset about this, harada is clearly having a laugh. He said the something similar to about cutting lucky chloe from the american release.
     
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    My best friend came back from Australia raving about a pub doing precisely that pizza, and it quickly made my Australia to-do list.
     
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    Yup. Preemptive caving to PETA. PETA are scumbags. I'll be skipping any further editions of Tekken. Which is probably for the best as they seemed to be getting kind of crappy anyway.
     
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    The hardcore reality denier lunatics have completely appropriated the "progressive" title. So when anyone says progressive we think about them. I cannot know that what you mean by being socially progressive is not the actual people who claim to be the progressives.

    And BTW I'm a left wing liberal so you can say whatever you want about conservatives. I don't like their ideas any more than I like social justice warriors, but at least conservatives aren't trying to take over every form of entertainment.
     
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    Which is exactly what is happening in the US right now on the left. If the news article isn't in line with the left's agenda then it must be fake news, propaganda, or otherwise something that is one of many "ist" words. That is one of many reason why I am completely happy that Net Neutrality has been shot down, it gives the government way too much power over the Internet. What happens in four years when a Democrat is back in the White House? Is Fox News suddenly going to end up on the "propaganda site list" and end up being forced to be blocked because it's not in line with the left's agenda? You may laugh at me, you may criticize me, but all you have to do is look at China and the Middle East to see what happens when you give the government control over the Internet.

    I'm not sure eagle would taste very good.
     
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    WARNING: CLICK BAIT!
     
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    That is even worse. Companies are pre censoring and removing content from just the fear of it offending someone.
     
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    Just people in general.

    Everyone has to get their persecution and oppression points on everything and Japanese gaming companies are especially getting it as of late. A perfect example that's recent is that guy who had to tie the PC version of Bayonetta to MRAs by somehow saying increased resolution and frame rates draw people to that movement.

    You know because the whole PCMR thing is actually Nazism... /s

    You can't win no matter what side you choose, and limited English capabilities tend to make it worse. He's probably just trying to get it out of the way so it won't hurt sales as much.
     
  19. Dekoth-E-

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    It sounds like we can both agree that there are far too many fringe lunatics on both sides getting media attention. I just want to live in a nation that spends its budget responsibility and people no matter their background have equal opportunity and are free to live their lives as they see fit but understand that with freedom comes personal responsibility and accountability. For example you are free under freedom of speech laws to yell bomb on an airplane, but there are going to be consequences to doing that...like getting the shit beat out of you or jail or both.
     
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    If PETA is being blamed when they had nothing to do with this, that's not cool. If PETA did have something to do with this: Roger isn't a kangaroo, or an animal, nor is it even a living thing. It's a bunch of pixels on a screen, and that's all.
     
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    PETA been know to o go after games and shows that had depiction of animal violence in the past.
     
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    I'm a progressive and I think this is fucking stupid.
     
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    Did you know PETA abuses animals? Look it up.
     
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    Sigh...guess I'll have to give up on my dreams as an underground kingpin of Man vs. Roo cage fighting. Curse you PETA weak-willed developers?! If you hadn't shamed the developers in to removing that character I would have went ahead with my plans and made millions.

    oh well, back to plan B. Arcade whack-a-mole with baby seals instead of moles.

    Fuck it, the above doesn't make sense as PETA was not to blame, but I'm leaving it.

    What if I told you the two aren't mutually exclusive...
     
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    Not soon enough!
     
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    Did you know that baseless assertions rot your teeth? Look it up.
     
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    The things you can do to animals in some games, make this looks like pong. Videogames are like a religion to many people, STAY THE FUCK OUT OF THEM IF ITS NOT FOR YOU.
     
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    I don't really get the feeling that the kind of person whose opinions matches PETAs would also play Tekken in the first place.
     
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    PETA is majorly politically charged, but they have nothing to do with progressives or conservatives exclusively.

    They are their own brand of crazy, and no one likes PETA once they find out how truly batshit insane they are. They simply veil their bullshit with good intentions and wanting to save animals or whatever. I would go as far as to think that there are an even number of conservatives and progressives. They just view PETA as something akin to religion, much like how Scientologists are batshit insane and are considered fringe lunatics.

    Anyone that wants to degrade the thread just to throw in a cheap shot by that progressives or conservatives are lunatics and likening them to PETA can fuck right off. Seriously, I don't mind having a chat about politics and the policies we agree/disagree with, but for fuck's sakes don't bring that shit to every thread.

    And now apparently PETA didn't even have anything to do with it. Christ.
     
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  30. cyclone3d

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    This makes me want to make a video game where all you do is beat up and kill endangered species and then cook and eat them.
     
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  31. Can we have an easter egg of an angry Kangaroo beating the crap out of a PETA person?
     
  32. Cataulin

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    It's a scam from namco. They'll make you pay for the Alex/Roger DLC for an extra 10 bucks. FFS its in the japanese and european versions.
     
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    Dude needs to hire a social media manager who speaks fucking English.
     
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    How many PETA type people would actually buy a Tekken game in the first place? 0? 3? 6? Why should an organization that has little if anything to do with another organization be able to force this type of change in a VIRTUAL environment? Absolutely fucked.

    Maybe if Namco as a company was going out and killing kangaroos for sport or something, but including one as a completely viable character in their game? Bullshit... Makes me want to throw kangaroo blood at PETA people, and I personally would never harm an animal.
     
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    No they haven't. You've conflated two separate things.

    Namco chose to pre-emptively drop Roger the kangeroo because the backlash against a viral video of a guy punching a kangaroo showed an increase in the vocality of people against such things.

    The writer of the linked-to article then independently decided to ask PETA, after the fact, what their take was on Namco choosing to drop Roger, and PETA then gave a quote.

    Reading comprehension - it's a useful skill to have.

    As is reading the linked-to articles instead of just believing the title of an article you've read on the internet and wading in guns blazing.
     
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    Do you have a GoFundMe started yet?
     
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    another one for the "who cares?" file...
     
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    Exactly. People use it to mean anything now.

    When I think "progressive" I think someone like Teddy Roosevelt. Wants to reign in the power of big money, protect the environment, have clean air and water, safe food, protect worker rights, affordable health care and education, is against unnecessary wars (maybe not Teddy Roosevelt on that one), military bloat, and is for most populist activities and against corruption. They're someone who thinks the government should work for the people and make society better for everyone.

    When I think of "Democrat", I think of Hillary Clinton. Pro-war, pro neoliberalism, pro-crony capitalism (with minor caveats), has no real platforms, likes to point to social issues as a smokescreen, does not represent the people, and does whatever big money wants them to while pretending otherwise.

    When I think of "SJW", I think of any dipshit you see on internet news articles. Someone completely unreasonable focusing on some extreme social issue that very likely has mental problems, with narcissism almost certainly among them.

    When I think of "liberal" nowadays, I think of "could mean any of the above"

    I'm very curious how conservatives define all that.