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Possible violation of child porn laws has Tecmo fighter pulled last minute

Nintendo and Swedish distributor Bergsala have decided not to release Tecmo's Dead or Alive Dimensions on 3D in Sweden due to concerns over the country's child pornography laws.... read more

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Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby TheCrimsonFenix » 23 May 2011, 23:30

I haven't stuck with Dead or Alive so maybe I'm wrong in assuming this but, are the characters eternally of a specific age? Because it seems whenever I read the ages for characters in these games they're usually always the same age. In the same way that the Simpsons never seem to age.

I have never seen a male Dead or Alive character's shlong, and I am willing to bet even with camera tricks that they do not own an accurately modelled one inside their slacks. Do they really count as male fighters? :wink:
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Re: Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby ste hicky » 23 May 2011, 23:45

what's swedens age of consent again?
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Re: Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby alan666 » 23 May 2011, 23:56

they are having a laugh aren't they :roll:

Sweden strongly protects freedom of speech and was a pioneer in officially abolishing censorship. A small number of restrictions remain such as child pornography and hate speech.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_in_Sweden
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Re: Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby KippDynamite » 24 May 2011, 00:09

Not that I really care about any of this at all, but couldn't they just say that those characters are 18 in this game? It's not like they're actual girls with birthdays.
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Re: Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby The_KFD_Case » 24 May 2011, 02:04

ste hicky wrote:what's swedens age of consent again?


Probably 15 like several other European countries. However, there is a caveat! The age of consent may be 15 (haven't checked this, but it's 15 in Denmark, France, and several other countries, so it seems likely Sweden will be similar), but for commercial purposes - such as pornography - the people involved must be at least 18 years of age since it involves money and contractual work (i.e. there are official legal statutes involved). That might be one possible angle of objection in this instance.
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Re: Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby TheCleip » 24 May 2011, 06:03

f**k this! I live in Norway and won't get to play this game over a stupid, SWEDISH law?!!
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Re: Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby rossva » 24 May 2011, 07:53

Playing devils advocate here; I can kinda see the other side of the argument.
Some sicko's would get off on that; something as serious as child porn does need to be black and White in the law.

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Re: Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby rbt2 » 24 May 2011, 09:20

Have a look at the name of the journo at the bottom of this report on child porn law.
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Re: Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby boskersrevenge » 24 May 2011, 09:37

HAHAHA!

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Re: Dead or Alive 3DS canned in Sweden over child porn law

Postby Laughlyn » 24 May 2011, 10:53

I forsee DOAD going for a pretty penny on't ebay to norway, denmark and sweden shortly.
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