Back In September I wrote the following text in my “Is Capcom´s Street Fighter V too sexy for its own good? – The West Vs Japan” article:
“I hardly doubt that Yoshinori Ono (and Capcom) will tone down Street Fight V one bit (at least not in Asia) even if they do add a fully “customizable fighters” feature (think NFL, NHL, The Sims). So in other words, the SJW´s and feminists will still rant about SFV being sexist and full of misogyny. However, judging by the look of things, it doesn´t seem like Yoshinori and Capcom could care any less. Just take the Mika reveal trailer for example (which Capcom released about two weeks ago). Well, If I didn´t know any better, then I would think that Yoshinori (and Capcom) was trolling the living hell out of both feminists and SJW´s”
Well, I never thought that Capcom would ever cave in and censor anything in “Street Fighter V”, sadly enough I was wrong. Yes, it´s true. As Capcom has removed R-Mika´s signature butt-slap move and censored Nadeshiko and Mika´s split attack (as seen in the pictures down below).
That´s only the half of it though. Because Capcom has also changed the camera angle view for Cammy, so that you no longer can see her crotch. For some people, this may not be a big deal, but I think it is. And I´m going to tell you why. 1. So far, it only seems like Capcom is censoring female fighters, not male fighters, why is that? Not that I want the male fighters to be censored, but how comes it´s only the female fighters that get censored? And 2. If Capcom gets the idea that it´s alright to censor their games, then who knows what more Capcom will end up censoring? And I´m not “just” talking about booty and naked skin. It could be everything from violence, texts to whole characters. Not only that, if Capcom made all of these changes due to pressure from the SJW movement, then Capcom has signaled that they will bend over to their will. In other words, we might get to see even further censorship in “Street Fighter V” in the near future (I bet that they will censor Laura Matsuda for sure…).
With that fresh in mind, I can´t say that I´m surprised to hear that there are quite a lot of angry and disappointed Gamers out there right now. I mean, Mika´s butt-slapping move was her signature move, for crying out loud. And that´s probably why the Internet is full of comments such as these (most of them are from Youtube and NeoGaf):
“steam purchase refunded”
“At this rate, Laura’s intro will be changed. I wouldn’t be surprised.”
“That looks like a feminist edit to completely remove Cammys ass from the shot. Whoever did this, what a mistake.”
“So in other words someone got offended by some butt slappin’ action?”
“I don’t see any reason to censor her. I mean, she’s not an underaged girl wearing a bikini with underboob and crotch window. I don’t think Capcom ever censored anything in the last 10 years or so. I didn’t saw any outrage about her outfit, which is actually less revealing than her Alpha version. All I can think of is that it was some bullshit mandate from Sony, since they are paying for development.”
Personally, I think that the SJW movement has gotten way too much power and say of things. And when I think back to what I said and wrote in August last year, I actually scared myself quite a bit. Because most of the stuff that I foresaw back then, are now happening for real. And it´s not “just” video games either. No, it´s everything from movies, comics, cartoons to real-life ads. I have said it before, and I´m saying it again. It´s time to put our foot down against the SJWs, and we should do so by voting with our wallets (that´s also why people have started to cancel their “Street Fighter V” pre-orders). However, it remains to be seen how much money Capcom will lose due to their sudden urge to censor SFV (Street Fighter V is set for a release on the 16th of February next year, to PS4 and Windows).
So what do you guys and girls think? Did Capcom do the right thing by censoring R-Mika´s butt-slap, split attack and Cammy´s crotch view? And will you cancel your “Street Fighter V” pre-order?
This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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