Patches are an important part of gaming in the modern era, and allow developers to tweak aspects of a game as well as fix issues that have slipped through testing into the final product.
They also permit companies to correct embarrassing mistakes, as is the case with the Switch title Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix. When it was reported online that the game often gave players a brief (no pun intended) glimpse of the underwear of various 'Vocaloid' characters, Sega announced that it would be dealing with the issue as soon as possible.
It wasn't joking, either. The 'Version 1.03' update went live yesterday and solves the irksome panty problem with immediate effect.
If you'd like to gawp at the objectionable images as they appeared pre-patch, you can find them below (with a filter applied, thankfully):
Version 1.03 also offers the following additional fixes:
- Fixed a bug in Arcade Mode where the Slide Note sound effect happens twice
- Fixed a bug in Mix Mode where a long note is incorrectly displayed smoothly
- Fixed a bug in Mix Mode’s sorting selector
- Fixed a BGM/note synchronization issue with the song ジターバグ (Jitaabagu)
- Fixed a problem with the recommended songs module
- Fixed a timing problem after the player exits practice mode
- Fixed control issues with the 2nd and 3rd DLC packs
- Fixed other issues not listed above
Thank goodness for that, eh? The game has been confirmed for a western release this year when it will presumably arrive without a single unintentional panty shot in sight.
[source blog.esuteru.com, via gonintendo.com]
The whole vocaloid thing confuses me. It’s essentially a vocal synthesis program but because Japan, most of the voices (basically a sound bank) take the form of school age children with virtual panties. This is the world we live in 😂😢
Happened to me too in the game, but the way it looked seems more like a bug (comparable to texture or physics issues in some games sometimes)
So yeah it looks like a bug only
@nessisonett you are kind of wrong in most regards, but that doesn't surprise me because only the people that are really into vocaloid know most of the stuff about it (just like certain other games, they are meant for specific fanbase)
For most people it looks like "computer generated "easy peasy" copy paste stuff"
@Rayquaza2510 I play the Miku games because I’m a huge rhythm game fan but from what I understand it’s just text-to-speech except it’s taken on different personas for each ‘voice’? Idk, it kinda creeps me out because to me it’s no different from a Roland drum machine performing live with a hologram of a big muscly shirtless man called Roland.
Ib4 artistic freedom or whatever.
Good for Sega.
@nessisonett SEGA please do the ROLAND GAME
Heh it's a bug. When Sega programmed the AI, they wanted the AI to think for itself but for some odd reason the AI wants to show panties to everyone. Must be Japanese AI. Hehe
@nessisonett You literally missed the entire mark there buddy... maybe next time use google... just a thought...
@LUIGITORNADO It was a glitch, everyone knew it was a glitch... noone is crying censorship.
With this filter it looks much more perverted. What wrong with pants? I wear it every day
I hope we will get version without censorship. Censorship is evil.
Obviously not a bug. Just more censorship due to crying we-tods :/
It’s weird that companies bend to the vocal minority when it comes to stuff like this, but when there are actual issues (anything with Nintendo and online) companies ignore everybody
Now how many of you guys want a patch to return the ‘Offending’ Images ?
You should see my pants my pants are great they have like cool vertical stripes in 15 different colours and have inspirational quotes from Shakespeare and Qui-Gon Jinn laced into the seams. They’re like, wowzers trousers, except more like, wowzers undergarments. They’re NICE pants.
Some people clearly don't know Miku games are not that type of games, just because they are japanese doesn't mean it's automatically perverted (meanwhile nobody would make same comment about Nintendo games, even while those are japanese too)
Not to mention it was a bug...
But I give up, some things will never change online.
It is a syntetiser with a voice bank used for singing.
Crypton it's the main Vocaloid maker and to better promote their (at the time) new voice bank named Hatsune Miku, decided to use an original character on the box.
A lot more people started making music with her and a fan base formed, producing a lot of things with her.
The current success of vocaloids is thanks to the fanbase since it's thanks to them that the characters are more than a boxart (+ more fans = better chances for aspiring mucisians to be noticed).
You seeing pantys on a 3d model representing a vocaloids it's mostly because they are represented as women, thus you'll get some skirt and thus some panties.
... Also, real musicians perform at vocaloids concerts (and someone has to make the songs too, vocaloids are more like hiring a singer for a band).
@konbinilife it was a bug because this is a port of a PS4 game which did not have this situation (and the previous Miku games gave always prevented you from seeing the character's panties).
They should make these games showing young ladies wearing dirty stained baggy whitefronts
@nessisonett please release this game
@Orpheus79V It uses the same engine as the PS4 game, never saw this issue there plus knowing the whole Miku character it's a no-go so patching this bug was logical.
@RandomLeo00 Most vocaloids are indeed female, there are male ones too.
The whole vocaloid got mostly that popular because of her, some even say she "doomed" other vocaloids because of her succes but that is a story for another day.
Now it looks like a Japanese porno.
Our crops are saved.
Thank God someone is thinking of the children.
Ah, so they know of sensitive nintendolife users
I’m starting to think NintendoLife is not as much of a game news site as it is a Pun-apedia of sorts 😂
I saw the uncensored images on One Angry Gamer, and they're not as "disturbing" as this article is making them out to be. I get that SEGA is patching a glitch and not deliberately censoring its game so I'm not really upset about that. What annoys me more is the idea that our "sensitive eyes" need to be protected. I guess sensitivity is all the rage these days though.
Well the two most popular characters are supposed to be 16/14 so I'm not surprised, but the they've patched DLC packs 2 and 3? They aren't out yet!
@Anvold literally not censorship. A bug with the physics engine
@StevenG That seems like definitive overreach. Reminds me of 1984.
@konbinilife never saw anyone complain about this. Stop whining about the 'vocal majority' that doesn't exist
I swear the male obsession with seeing panties especially on young girls is beyond creepy.
Play the game for the music. Underwear shots being fixed should not somehow make the game worse for you.
It's political correctness gone mad.
Yeah, gotta protect those snowflakes
@Orpheus79V seems like an upgrade over the ps4 version then.
Low angle camera plus realistic skirt physics during dancing.... they are definitely censoring.
@Peterjr1 literally every article about a games being censored, there are commenters praising it. They are the “vocal minority” calling everyone perverts and trying to impose their misguided political correctness on everyone else.
@nessisonett from what i gather vocaloid is a lot more involved than simple text to speech, with loads of variables going into each syllable.
Unrelated to that, this game launched to little fanfare, i should pick it up
That's a shame.
I could have sworn I have seen two of those photos uncensored on twitter this morning or yesterday. So depending on how bad the other bugs are, may not update the game once I get it.
@nessisonett if it exists, Japanese pop culture can make a cute anime mascot for it - but that's not the only reason. Vocaloid is an evergreen pasture for many beginner and/or indie composers out there (like Ryo of eventual Supercell and Egoist fame; gamers may also know him as the Bravely Second composer among other things), and all the Vocaloid personae arguably provide the same kind of attachment and inspiration that one can draw from the experience of writing for any fictional character (which, given the abundance of songs in anime and video games, is a useful experience to gather in itself). The audiences perceive the singers as endearing fictional characters as well, and when Miku or Luka perform a holographic "live", it's not a single bit more peculiar than, say, Gorillaz concerts in the west. All these singing anime boys and girls aren't even supposed to be humanizations of a computer program, just subfranchises spawned by and associated with it. Vocaloid itself is much more than Miku & Co anyway.
@Sebatrox Switch: autodownloads the patch because the game icon was sitting on the main screen
@aetios the actual vocaloid software used to be a huge pain in the bum to work with. Around v.3 it was more user friendly. I think it might be up to v.5 now but not sure.
As a long time music producer (not pro) I’ve played around with vocaloid and it’s quite difficult to coax a good performance out of.
no......what the heck Censorship is alive and growing agian.
@Cromwell Now how many of you guys want a patch to return the ‘Offending’ Images ?
I say those fanbase whom buys this have more control then the wider public whom talks about doing Censorship because they think they can be the Moral Police for the rest of us. These are the very hypocrites that if you look at their own lives/lifestyle would be very different from the facade they show us everyday.
Just imagine along with this line WoW, COD, Assassins creed, GTA and similar were censored for having too many gore and violence. Do people who think buyers of such games can't think for themselves nowdays. I think most that buys these are fanbase not a majority. Alot of people should really so Public self evaluation rather then doing censorship for everyone by looking at their own life to censor before censoring others because they don't wear panties/pants in public.
First they came for our underage panty showing children and you did nothing. Now they're coming for it all. I warned you.
Hadn't heard about dooming the rest of the Vocaloids, if anything Miku made them famous enough.
It released only in Japan, it's coming to the rest of the world at sometime this year. That's probably why you haven't heard a lot of it.
That depends on the buyer. There are too many out there to believe they're all sane.
I remember growing up watching some japanese cartoons in which some characters peeked at females' panties, but I was a child and back then I didn't fully understand the meaning of those actions. Now it would feel weird to know that an adult seeks for that kind of contents. Really weird.
@DrDaisy How so?
VISA reports all kinds of stuff already.
I LOVE Miku games but this is dumb: why do they even render that stuff in the models in the first place?! Just make the whole area a black shadow or something, if you don't want the camera to see something, don't create the textures for it! Bang, done
But yeah, either way, a patch will do, just seems it could have been a non-issue
@StevenG by your logic we could call everyone money hungry, child molesting murderers.
Not only Nintendo fans though
(yaay I am a child molester by liking certain games, yaay) /s
I love simple minded people like you (based on that comment) that cram out stuff they don't know anything about, claim stuff they don't know about and don't even try to cover their mistakes by using Google, what they are talking about means.
(Moral police pretty much never does it's research)
But my comment is a waste of time, and I know that.
@CTMike I wonder why they make textures for it, but thinking about the past many devs japanese and western did some strange stuff that didn't make much sense.
However every time I see such post I can't get off the feeling NintendoLife does this for the clicks, because they know part of their audience hates everything Japan
@CTMike This is the most sensible comment here.
@Gamesurfer those games weren't just for those specific reason but if you looking at that already then your reply is ironic in it's on reply. Since your not of the Japanese Anime/Manga audience then you have missed everything already. I state this out there people need to stop using their own Facade moral high ground when talking about these types of Japanese Genre games as I can guarantee they don't have a leg to stand on themselves. Here's another example of hypocrites. Kid/Teen models for magazine/online ads show different skin parts and yet you don't see so called Adults clamoring to censor this. This is why I call all those saying to censor this just pure Hypocrites. Let's start Censoring such magazines and online ads showing such as well. Then we can come back and talk about Censorship on risky games.
Sounds like it's a good idea to not update lmao
@CTMike That’s a very good point, they could have just made it a supernova vortex like under Rosalina’s skirt in Smash.
What's Going On ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_Going_On_(Marvin_Gaye_album)
@konbinilife I wouldn't be surprised if the actual vocal minority is people who give a damn one way or the other about this.
I'm still not entirely sure what SEGA is correcting, but if the skirts are going up when they're not supposed to (and staying that way), it looks like they're just correcting errors. If it's just quick flashes that are most likely to get attention from people who are trying to see them, I think the fix is unnecessary.
@Rika_Yoshitake @Rika_Yoshitake it's not a glitch when they are wearing striped underwear it's just Japan. Unless there's other modes in the game that allow you to see underwear then it was designed that way.
First they came for the panties, and I did not protest—
@SwitchForce no, I wasn't being ironic. Anyway, I'm into anime/manga enough to know there are several kinds, but not all of them can be considered acceptable in the West. Afterall, with all due respect, we're talking about a country that still has some record numbers for harassments on public transport.
I don't really know if those ads/magazines you're talking about are diffused outside Japan, I've personally never seen them, but if they exist then I agree on censoring them too, together with risky games.
"Just a brief look, but still"
I don't know if that was on purpose, but I'm still giving you full pun credit for it.
@SwitchForce @Gamesurfer I think society would be much better off by censoring extreme violence than panty shots.
Of course parents should not let young children play the new mortal Kombat, or shooting game. But kids will find a way. And/or some parents just don’t care.
Violent movies and games 100% negatively impact young minds. I know that’s not a popular opinion.
Point is, I would much rather any youth play music games with panties, than some super violent games.
@Maxz The real question is why we don't ALL have underwear with Qui-Gon quotes printed on 'em. =P
"with a filter applied, thankfully"
Pathetic. We can see Shulk stripped to his boxers in Smash Bros. It's just some pants. Grow the hell up.
See, we wouldn't have the embarrassing situation of panty shots if they just didn't wear underwear. Problem solved.
@SwitchForce Please learn to use "whom". Thanks.
Here is an idea for the Miku panty fans, don't ever update your game and keep automatic updates turned of for that specific game title and maybe you might be able to get away with keeping your game uncensored forever (and full of other glitches)
Aha, so now they aren't wearing panties anymore?
@Zimon : Only previously-worn ones from vending machines.
@Silly_G now that's a patch XD
I think a lot of you are missing the point. There are further reaching issues here with what you may have seen in a game that you liked and based your purchase on and have now been changed since you bought it. It would be like buying a red car, then a day later the manufacturer decides it was sprayed the wrong colour by mistake, so sprays it black, and you cannot do anything about it.
An awful lot of people in this comment section are unfamiliar with these but just to clarify Project Diva games have never been that kind of low budget ecchi infested titles like the ones Compile Heart pumps out. This is nothing more than a bug, no game in the series has ever let you peak at the characters underwear, it's even hilariously lampshaded if you try to do it so your censorship cries have no basis. Sega is very protective of their loids as the characters are very appealing among younger players, especially girls, so it's understandable they want to keep it as innocuous as possible
As a fan of low-budget ecchi/hentai games and an advocator against all forms of censorship, this really was just a weird bug for a "mostly" non-perverted series.
I can't wait to get my eventual US copy!
God bless Sega getting this filth out of our faces. Glad someone still thinks about the children.
@Kuruwin You think about having this filth in games & say Think about the children....WTF!!!!!!????...Oh I see now.
Put this way censorship is just that nothing more. This game in terms of fanservice is far less compared to online content that I can guarantee young adult and kids can view on daily basis. So why not put their time and effort to that. Oh wait this is the low hanging fruit that is why. Yet the online video and images does more damage but those adults are also viewing this as well. So tell whom needs to be censored.
@Cromwell sad reality check just go to internet and search fporn and see what is real filth. Then we can talk and see how skewed your comments are.
@teamdoa no, you are missing the point in this case. This has nothing to do with censorship. The physics engine on the Switch version glitches out and produced unintended panty shots. This is just a bug fix.
Why would they retroactively censor the Japanese version anyway? They usually only do it for the western release and that hasn't happened, yet.
@SwitchForce go and get your self a sense of humour and a life. You seem to like commenting quite a lot through out this thread. One may even suspect you need to seek/want the attention...? ’Sad reality’ (or did you men sad really ?) . Sad really.
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