This might not actually be a weekly article, but at the rate things are going, it’s starting to look like it.
News has hit the Internets that the recently announced Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 (releasing in Asian markets Feb. 25) will not ever see a Western release because of essentially the potential of “Social Justice Warriors” striking, according to the DOA official Facebook Page.
Well there goes my birthday present… (mine’s the 26th)
Of course, the first article I search up on this issue ends up being IGN’s article on it, which as sexy game related articles tend to be, was very short and shaming the game itself. While not directly talking about Xtreme 3, they referenced the last Dead or Alive entry, DOA 5: Last Round with the following excerpt from their review of it:
“When you’re in the midst of a tense, down-to-the-last-read match in the middle of a battlefield erupting with explosions, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is great. When that fight is compromised by out-of-place barely legal schoolgirls in bikinis or a game-crashing bug, it’s decidedly less than great, and the experience you’ll get will depend whether your online opponents choose to play as one of the more interesting characters.”
Once again, a game because it has
game-crashing bugs sexual content in it, they have to take shots at it. They even say at points the actual game itself is pretty good and DOA has always been a pretty good fighting game. But apparently people just cannot get past the fact that the series will always have sexualized characters in it, nor have they just accepted the fact it will always be a part of the Dead or Alive series.
You can make every excuse you want about the game. At the end of the day, you’re doing nothing more than wasting oxygen and everyone’s time by getting all up in arms about the fact that the series features girls in sexy costumes, bikinis and more and then have a side series of games that’s literally just them in swimsuits playing volleyball and butt-bumping into a pool.
All you have to do, is not acknowledge its existence. Don’t buy it, don’t click on anything about it and most of all, DON’T TALK ABOUT IT! It amazes me that these SJWs believe that yelling about it anywhere and everywhere will solve the problem. It’s not hard, kids. If you want something consumer-related to go away, you don’t consume it. That saying “vote with your wallet” applies tenfold here. Companies will change what they do if no one’s buying it, nor talking about it. I believe that’s actually a large part of why DOA Xtreme 3 won’t be getting a Western release, it didn’t sell. I don’t know a single person who ever owned a copy of it. Japan on the other hand, will buy the fuck out of this content, because unlike the reserved North American society, they have no problem saying they like pretty girls in bikinis and will pay money for it.
Was I planning to buy the game? Absolutely not, but not because of the content and certainly not because people would judge me, I could care less what people I don’t know think about me. The games generally cost as much, or almost as much as a big AAA title and games like Destiny and Fallout 4 are certainly going to offer me far more hours of gameplay that DOA Xtreme 3. If that game came out at $20? I might actually consider it. But at $60+? Not a chance.
Just remember folks, the game is a massive over-exaggeration on every aspect. The women are impossibly perfect in their looks, their personalities are fake like any excited group of girls you’d see playing around in a cheesy movie or commercial.
And let’s be real, if there was a place where ONLY the most attractive women on the planet got together to wear basically the skimpiest swimwear around, play games and essentially flirt with each other, they would not have any cameras around to film it.
Just ignore it, people. It’s really not that hard. I don’t mind sexual content in games and I completely forgot that these games existed until they announced the third installment.
It’s just girls in bikinis playing volleyball and stuff, sheesh. Not like the game’s called Dead or Alive Xtreme Big Black Dildo Sexy Party 3. Shit, rule 34. It’s going to exist now. Sorry guys!