Gavin Moore: Japan will never care about sexism, it’s a non-issue

Otixero - I had the chance to interview Gavin Moore, Creative Director of Puppeteer, a new game by Sony’s Japan Studio, at a preview event in Hamburg Germany. My preview will be published in the next issue of the German print magazines ConsolAT and ConsolPLUS at a later date. We talked about all sorts of stuff regarding the incredibly charming Platformer Puppeteer. One question though clearly stood out and gave me an opportunity to take a look at the Japanese video game culture (developers and players alike), which seems impenetrable for us westerners sometimes. I slightly edited the interview (mostly “you know”s and “I mean”s and “right?”s) and my questions and statements are bold for a more comfortable reading experience. To understand things better, you should watch the game’s reveal trailer first.

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sinncross1200d ago

omw finally.. someone who just says it as it is.

" but, I’m not going to change my creative vision over something because somebody tells me that that’s what’s important now"

man... if only all directors were like this. IT is great to hear of a director sticking to making the game him/ her and their team want to make, instead of making a game to attempt to appease others.

Cant wait for this game. Looks awesome.

TheRealHeisenberg1199d ago

I don't have a problem with it either. Just give me a demo so I can decide if I want to buy the game that they wanted to make.

3-4-51199d ago

All the best games are usually the ones the dev's wanted to play themselves. That is when the creativity is flowing and it's natural and not forced.

I'm so excited for a fresh start this gen. If all dev's listened to everyone else we would have 50 of the same game released every year.

We see some of that, thus some dev's are making games nobody really wants except for the money guys at the top of the company.

Brucis1199d ago

He has a point. Who gives a fuck about the protagonist's gender? It didn't stop me from playing Bayonetta or the Tomb Raider games. It didn't stop females from playing Uncharted or Legend of Zelda games. Just play games.

fsfsxii1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

People need to mature up and stop bitching. Especially in the case of Dragon's Crown, remember how Kraptaku moaned about the sorceress?? Yeah, fk em.
Now i'll wait for crossingeden to moan some more

Can't wait for the Puppeteer, the demo was amazing

Dunpeal1199d ago

Japan is a crazy place man. Lived there for 3 years. Awesome culture! even if i don't quite understand how their porn is riddled with some crazy fetishes that would make most americans cringe and yet they blur out the money shots lol

_FantasmA_1199d ago

That's why don't I watch American cinema. Its weak. Its all about explosions and bullets flying by but its so watered down and as soon as a nipple comes on screen, protesters and feminists make a big deal. Foreign movies are the best!

NihonjinChick1199d ago

All porn is riddled with fetishes.

Dunpeal1199d ago

yes, of course. My point was that it just seems counterintuitive to get wildly kinky but then blur out the primary parts. There are things about american culture that make me scratch my head and I was born and raised an american.

iceman061199d ago

I can agree to that. I also lived there for 3 years and thoroughly enjoyed the culture. As you said, there are some things that are pretty...umm...interesting about it. But, I have lived in and around many OTHER countries and I can say that they all have their "crazy" aspects to them. That's why I enjoyed at least exploring some of them.

NihonjinChick1198d ago

The reason they censor porn is because of the laws.

Dunpeal1198d ago

yes, i'm well aware of that. and there's also plenty of laws over here that make 0 sense. laws don't always stem from logic and reason

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SnakeCQC1199d ago

America and austrailia complain about EVERYTHING thats even remotely sexual in nature. Europe seems to have a good balance but in the uk people complain and blame everything on violent video games etc. Japan yeah i agree it may be considered a little excessive but seriously the people complaining need to grow up.

AedanClarke1199d ago

Australia complains about EVERYTHING, period. "Use of drugs in a game? ADULTS-ONLY!" or "Oh my God, SIDE BOOB? WE CAN'T RATE THIS UNHOLY PIECE OF TRASH!"

Australia's weird, man. The US is mostly sensitive to nudity and it's like... why? I don't think kids should go out and be banging until they're truly at least old enough for at least a decent amount of them to understand the consequences of it (so, about 18), but a 13 year-old shouldn't be denied the ability to see fake, polygonal tits. It's ridiculous, especially in a country where the news describes each death with creepy amounts of detail.

SnakeCQC1199d ago

america stance on sex is weird they have porn conventions but want to deny kids sex ed etc citing religious reasons but in reality it really isnt a big deal. Hell in biblical times people married around 10 and obviously consumated those marriages to. We're biologically wired to be attracted(and all that pertains to) to the opposite sex

cyguration1199d ago

Seeing polygonal boobs could entice young kids to want to see MORE boobs and real boobs and then do more than just see the boobs. Get the drift?

Teens are usually highly captivated with sex because it's that time where they're changing and stuff, so it holds a much stronger interest for them. I can easily see why people would want to refrain younger audiences from being exposed to too much and reacting on that (sort of like if a teenager sees porn and then decides to re-enact that with whoever they're dating).

Violence is a bit different because unless you're a homicidal maniac, it's highly unlikely that a violent game will encourage someone to go out on a killing spree.

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