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Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2008, 09:18:18 AM »

I really don't see anything "offensive" about Bowser's pose in the left image.
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The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2008, 09:29:16 AM »
That's considered an offensive hand gesture in Italian.

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2008, 03:48:51 PM »
Well, then they could've just changed it in Italy (I've never seen a picture of it... I thought it supposedly looked like he was giving the fingers or doing that "up yours" gesture or something).

Also, is it just the computer I'm using right now, or are those pictures in blurry sepia?
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TEM

  • THE SOVIET'S MOST DANGEROUS PUZZLE.
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2008, 04:52:05 PM »
Bowser's gesture is extremely offensive, it's the same as getting flipped off.
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Captain Jim

  • TwinklyMuffin
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2008, 04:53:46 PM »
Some refer to it as the "Up yours" gesture.
No! I don't want that!

Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2008, 05:08:33 PM »
Maybe it's just the small size of the image, but I just don't see how it's interpreted as "Up yours". 
Regards, Uncle Dolan

Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2008, 05:46:18 PM »
Well then you don't know anything about it and being in motion helps you understand it a little. It is. So know and be silent.
That was a joke.

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2008, 06:00:28 PM »
Maybe it's just the small size of the image, but I just don't see how it's interpreted as "Up yours". 

It's more or less the same thing as giving someone the middle finger.

« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2008, 06:15:46 PM »
So he pulls his arms farther apart now?
CURSE YOU... SOMEBODY!

« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2008, 07:03:17 PM »
That's proof Bowser hates Mario.
ROM hacking with a slice of life.

« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2008, 09:28:13 PM »
Well, then they could've just changed it in Italy

They changed it in other places because there's more likely to be an Italian person in America, or a European country other than Italy, than in Japan.
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Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2008, 07:14:06 AM »
Some of what was censored simply had to be censored, but others were just ridiculous.
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but death is life and so we move on"

Glorb

  • Banned
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2008, 11:25:49 AM »
I have to disagree. Nothing has to be censored. People who would be offended by something shouldn't view whatever offends them. Parents shouldn't let their kids see gaphic violence, swearing, and what have you. All this talk of "censorship is neccesary" is, to put it politely, misinformed. To me, censorship means either laziness (I don't want my kids to see this porn, but it's too much trouble hiding it, so I'll just get a version that covers up the naughty bits) or, worse, propaganda (withholding of information from the people by a government and all that). But responsibility regarding children's entertainment lies with parents, not with whoever makes the entertainment.
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Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2008, 02:04:01 PM »
I think the SMRPG issue undermines everything Glorb just said.
That was a joke.

Glorb

  • Banned
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2008, 10:35:06 PM »
I mostly take issue with the attitude around here that censorship is a neccessity of life that we should all live with. I mean, take SMRPG's hand gesture; it's not out of character for Bowser, and is of no consequence to the story. So Bowser's celebrating victory in a rather crude way; so do a lot of football players. Deal with it. Nintendo put it in, so it's obvious it was meant to be seen. On the other hand, it's a very minor change so I shouldn't get too up in arms about it. Still, I think it's dangerous to view censorship in such a positive way.
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