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Submitted by Pozzle 113d ago | opinion piece

Gaming culture takes a hit as Sony demos its virtual reality headset with schoolgirl leering sim

RN24: If, like me, you’ve dreamed of the day when the world comes to realise that video games are so much more than the pastime of Call of Duty-obsessed teens and neck-bearded basement dwellers, the arrival of mature, genuinely evocative titles such as last year’s Gone Home and The Last of Us will no doubt have sparked excitement that the dream is almost a reality. With games that are no longer afraid to broach any number of mature themes and issues, and in some cases even have the power to make players cry, non-gamers may one day soon–instead of scoffing at the images displayed our on screens as they pass by–actually want to sit down and watch, caught up in the scenes unfolding before them.

Unless, of course, the images on that screen are anything like those from the newest tech demo for Sony’s virtual reality headset, Summer Lesson, which looks to be mostly about leering at a schoolgirl in her bedroom while pretending to study. (PS4, Summer Lesson)

SmokingMonkey  +   113d ago | Funny
DLC tentacles-$4.99
Dontworrybhappy  +   113d ago
Hahaha XD
Mr Pumblechook  +   113d ago
Awful substandard blog jumping on the White Knight bandwagon failing to realise the xenophobia of his attitude towards Japanese people.
fr0sty  +   113d ago
Just wait... now millions of unsuspecting perverts will be caught wanking, and won't even know it because they can't see or hear who just walked into the room.
cleft5  +   113d ago
I loved Sony's presentation. Clearly Japan doesn't give a shit about the Pro-idiot movement. I love that the head of the Japanese studio was like hey we are making these Pink Vitas and they are being marketed towards women. And this demo for the VR stuff was super awesome. Glad to see that Japanese developers aren't letting the pro-idiot movement get in their way.
Dontworrybhappy  +   113d ago
I love Japanese culture, doesn't mean I have to like the weird perverted stuff. There's a machine that looks like a bent over ass and random dudes come up and fuck it. Look it up, no lie. Also love anime, I want a new season of Steins Gate now!
Oh and don't call me prude, girls wearing cat ears is soo cute its retarded. Just in my opinion, the ass fucking machines, and buying girls used panties is a tad much. But who am I to say.
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gangsta_red  +   113d ago
That's what the Move will be used for!
PickAShoe  +   113d ago
tentacles multiplayer
Jughead3416  +   113d ago
I knew as soon as this video was shown, that some too sensative people would have a problem with it. There are mature themes in all forms of entertainment. Video games aren't just for kids anymore. Hasn't been for some time now.
camel_toad  +   113d ago
Haha you nailed it. +funny bubble
our_games_are_art  +   113d ago
whoa that looked amazing ! Though I do I see the authors point, I believe sony may have just been working with what their presummed audience would've been impressed by. Because when I think japan I think businessman and horny teenage gamers. plus I'd love to play a slice of life type of game on vr I'd be lying if I said I had no interest
il-JumperMT  +   113d ago
That Demo is targeted for Japan, are you new to the internet? That is nothing compared to what Japan usually does.

Attached are videos Japanese Oculus Rift game. Its basically an anime chick stomping on your face. Don't ask, just Japan never fails to disappointed

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

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WeAreLegion  +   113d ago
There is room for everything and everyone, even perverts. Stop trying to censor video games.
EinRobot  +   113d ago
Business as usual for Japanese culture. Some Japan only games are crazy creepy.
LightDiego  +   113d ago
Here we go again...
Of course, every article like this always has a mention for Gone Home, best game ever according to Kotaku and friends.
DJustinUNCHAIND   113d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
Lucreto  +   113d ago
I may not agree with the subject matter but the demo looks amazing.
johny5  +   113d ago
Me love u long time
We all know where this is going.....
Baka-akaB  +   113d ago
Screw people always seeking to "mature and evolve the medium" throught those pointless complaints . It's your puritanism and disdain that keep sending everyone back to the dark ages .
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mcarsehat  +   113d ago
It's shocking, how many people approve of this vulgar paedo game.
Torque_CS_Lewith  +   113d ago
People will defend anything Sony related. ANYTHING. No exceptions.
Gh05t  +   113d ago
Its shocking how you are not outside of every Halloween store picketing them for selling school girl outfits... After all if you even remotely play into that you are a "paedo" by your standards. Shame on Amazon for selling them too, in fact do you buy from any retailer who sells a school girl Halloween costume because after all its playing into the same narrative.

Besides who said shes not 18 virtual years old. I was in high school at 18.

You people really need to get a new tactic rather than name calling.
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mcarsehat  +   113d ago
Age doesn't mean anything, it isn't even a real girl. That's whats weirder.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Plus, to the immature twonk underneath, i am not in high school, haven't been for years (Unlike you, using it so comfortably that way.)

But yes, i, along with every other teenage boy was a bit "pervy." That absolutely doesn't make sense.
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Dir_en_grey  +   113d ago
No you are the perv here for assuming this is sexual.

Why can't this be just a game to bring back high school memories of pure hearted dating?

Because maybe you are either a geek or a perv during YOUR high school years and assume that high school dating is nothing but sex, doesn't mean that it is the case for everybody else.
Gh05t  +   113d ago
"Age doesn't mean anything..."

Really? How the hell can you call it "paedo" if age isnt a factor.

You cant even stick to your own ignorant narrative.
Spotie  +   112d ago
It's hardly even a game, for one.

You, yourself, admit age doesn't matter, for another.

You also admit she's not even real, which kinda invalidates any claim of anyone being the degenerate you want to say they are.

It's also Japan, where it's pretty common.

Even if it weren't, the schoolgirl outfit is a fetish that is usually separate from the girl (note how much porn featuring of-age actresses there is with schoolgirl themes).

How sad are you? I mean, how pitiful must things be that you essentially make up ignorance to spread around to make yourself feel better? You're not even getting paid for it, like the creator of the article; at least there's an obvious motivation there.

What's in it for you, though?
Gh05t  +   113d ago
Im sorry but I dream of a day when a developer can make a game however they want without some "I took gender studies in my progressive parasite university" telling them that its not acceptable. It is not like this is the only demo for VR as you pointed out yourself. If you dont like it walk away. Speak your peace but stop trying to feed us the BS that this is the worst and its harming us all. Its not a game for you... just say that and move on.

Live and let live you anti-liberty, freedom hating, social justice, white knighting, troll... I mean warrior!
Sharius  +   113d ago
this is the only 1 VR game i looking for
CerealKiller  +   113d ago
I don't get it why can't we have adult games as we have adult movies?
OverlordMao  +   113d ago
From what i've heard its mostly because of retailers wont sell it.
Have you ever seen a porn movie at wal-mart? I think it would be the same for vidya games.

At the end games with AO rating would only be available on selected store (sex shop i guess) and there is no profit to make on a game that isnt available at retailers like gamestop, wal-mart bestbuy...
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Scatpants  +   113d ago
I think VR is going to revolutionize socializing on the internet. It probably a big reason why Facebook wanted to buy Oculus. You'll be able to sit across from a person and have a conversation. Playstation Home would have sucked much less if VR was around. I'm looking forward to the coming VR revolution.
Scatpants  +   113d ago
They guy talking about it in the video looks like the type of guy that would design a game where you leer a schoolgirls.
RPG1201  +   113d ago
VR... Metal Gear! Liquid!
Asuka  +   113d ago
day one buy for me!
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bloodybutcher  +   112d ago
Yupp!i hope they have limited edition, bundled with a pack of tissuee!
esemce  +   113d ago
I imagine the guy saying "Hey middle aged guys, if you've ever wanted to be alone with a schoolgirl in her bedroom without getting arrested, then we have the game just for you!".
spartanlemur  +   113d ago
lol. Gaming culture?

This is Japanese culture...but of course SJWs aren't allowed to *directly* bash the ways of other countries, as that would be "racist". They have to find a proxy, which in this case is "gaming culture".

Not that I have a problem with this demo. It isn't to my taste, but each to their own.
_LarZen_  +   113d ago
That is aimed for Japan. That said I can't wait for the porn industry to embrace VR. There will be allot of wonderful fantasies to explore...

Can't wait to see what crazy shit I am going to strap on my little fella in a near future. LoL
mydyingparadiselost  +   113d ago
"Can't wait to see what crazy shit I am going to strap on my little fella in a near future."
Look up the autoblow 2. The future is closer than think...
DanteVFenris666  +   112d ago
I love japan
cruzngta  +   112d ago
The ones mostly complaining about this and other types of media that shows younger girls in their teens are the same ones that were gawking at Taylor Lautner when he was shirtless in The Twilight films. They are mostly women (moms) who took their kids to see the films or saw them themselves and were turned on by these images of highschool aged hunks running around. That was okay to them but God forbid if something like this exists that may make an older man or younger man feel the same way when he sees this. A ridiculous double standard is all it is.

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