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GTA V Torture Scene Censored in Japan

Posted on 10/26/2013 by with 2 comments

Japanese copies of Rockstar Games‘ multiple records-holder game, Grand Theft Auto V, have gotten quite some censorship on them, as reported by Kotaku.

According to the report, if you were interested in the sexual and violence departments of GTA V, and you live in Japan, you might be disappointed, as quite a lot has been edited and even completely removed from Japanese copies of the game, but don’t believe these words, check out the video yourselves, but be warned, the game contains some potential spoilers of the game!

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What are your thoughts about censorship in video games? Do you think they are needed even when a game is rated C (in Japan that means you must be 18 years or older to get the game, basically a Rated M game)?

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2 responses to GTA V Torture Scene Censored in Japan

  1. On October 26th, 2013 at 10:05 pm , NAPALOMO said...

    I find it interesting that the USA versions of Japanese games used to be censored; now it’s the other way around. I wonder why that is.

    I don’t think it should be censored. You go around mindlessly killing people. Why would you censor someone’s bare bottom? What harm would come from someone seeing bare bottoms anyway? Do they think if gamers see that they’ll want to go and in some sort of rage and feel the need to rape people? It doesn’t make any sense.

    The torture part was included as a criticism of torture. They added that part to show the audience the horrors of torture. (At least that’s what I think.)

    You’re already a mass murdering psychopath in the game. If a gamer is torturing in the game, would that make him want to torture people in real life? If it did, I’m pretty sure they’re already a psychopath.

    Video games doesn’t make violent people. Sometimes violent people play video games, but video games doesn’t create violent people. If anything video games makes people less violent, because they are stress relievers.

    Plus this is all make-believe fantasy. Everything your doing in the game is a virtual reality. You’re not really torturing a real live person. It’s like a cartoon.

  2. On October 26th, 2013 at 10:12 pm , John Heatz said...

    I totally agree with you on this, there have been plenty of debates about this same matter, I see video games as something quite useful, without them a lot of us might be mass murderers in real life…but we prefer to have a healthy life and become violent in video games, because it is fun, and has not repercussions!

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