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Fearnavigatr

Fearnavigatr

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#1

Fearnavigatr commented on Feature: Our Favourite 3DS Games so Far:

Petty detail, I know, but I like to point out that Dead or Alive: Dimensions was not in any way "banned" in Scandinavia, merely undistributed by local importers. This basically meant nothing for the consumers apart from the language on the box and instructions, retailers could stock the game anyway.

Whatever though, on the main subject, Ocarina of Time has undeniably given me the most fun out of this system's library, but sticking to original 3DS games it's probably even ground between Super Mario 3D Land and Kid Icarus.

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#2

Fearnavigatr commented on Child Pornography Law TKOs DOAD Release in Swe...:

@100 The Swedish laws on child pornography aren't necessarily more strict than other European countries, what actually caused NoE's concern was isolated incidents of arrests related to lolicon possession along with, supposedly, some random person making threats against Nintendo should they have released the game. Despite this person's reports being completely ignored by Swedish police, it was enough to make NoE paranoid. Also consider Nintendo's family-friendly image coupled with the nature of a franchise like Dead or Alive.

If law was the actual concern as opposed to "fear of getting caught", this game would be undistributed in the UK as well. Personally, I severely doubt that Nintendo would have faced any consequences had they chosen to distribute the game over here, despite the unnecessary discussion around it that caused these concerns in the first place. After all, the game is still being sold by retailers, perfectly legally.

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#3

Fearnavigatr commented on Child Pornography Law TKOs DOAD Release in Swe...:

Let's clarify what this actually means. The game has not in any way been "banned" in these countries, the only thing that's happened is that Nintendo of Europe have made the choice to not hand out any copies to the regional distributor. This doesn't stop any retailers from stocking up on the game by importing it themselves, meaning Scandinavians can still easily get their copy even without having to order it online.