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Xenoblade Chronicles X Has Scantily Dressed 13 Year Old

Straight off the bat, this is NSFW, as you might have guessed from the article title.

Some lucky people in Japan have received their copies of the new Xenoblade game, which is due to release on April 29th. Many have decided to stream the game on Twitch and hitbox which has shown off new content

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BrandanT911d ago

Don't all teens nowadays dress scantily.

Bansai911d ago

what's wrong with faces in this game, they're horrible :/

MrSwankSinatra911d ago

I said the exact same thing and people blasted me for it. You can't critique anything about nintendo otherwise it's a sin.

Activemessiah911d ago

Faces can be customised so don't worry... most people don't like the default look anyway.

LOL_WUT911d ago

Yeah the faces really stick out like a sore thumb wish they would spend more time on that. ;)

Griever911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

@Activemessiah

You cant fix the faces of the NPCs and party members. lol

As for 13 year old girl; they will just make her 18 years old in the western release. As an Asian I find it very amusing how the age 18 is an absolute standard and set in stone for Western people. I have been playing Bravely Default and was quite annoyed that they made every character above 18 in the western release and even censored some of the costumes. What if the government made 15 years of age the legal age of consent/maturity tomorrow?? Or what if they made 30 years the legal age of consent/maturity? Will people adjust their views suddenly? People need to understand that THEIR ways and THEIR laws are not absolute and not the only right ones. IMO it is all just cultural and quite arbitrary. No need to make a fuss over it if she 13 and wearing a bikini top.

N4g_null911d ago

Some one puts a custom outfit on the girl and some how monolith are the preverts. Interesting. Well you guys asked for this. You don't want nintendo to censor anything and that is what we get! No hold bars everything.

I think I'll leave her clothes on. Incoming patch in 3 2 1... imagine hearing the bastard that did this in voice chat... people on the Internet are just messed up that's all.

Griever911d ago

@Clown_Syndrome

A pedophile is a person inflicted with the mental illness Pedophilia who is unable to find sexual gratification with adults. He solely targets children for his sexual gratification. Cultural and legal differences between countries cannot be labelled as pedophilia. In Japan legal age of consent/maturity is 13 years and they are well within their laws. In my country we consider 15 years of age old of enough to get married. They are not considered kids except for when speaking relatively in comparison to other older individuals. Western laws of 18 years of age do not apply to the whole world. Please educate yourself. A Sociology course would do you much good.

XenoUltra910d ago

apparently someone didnt play XenoSaga lel

Loadedklip910d ago

@ Griever People here in the United States are ignorant to the fact that 18 years of age is not even the age of consent in a lot of states.

New York is 17 while New Jersey is 16.
Every state has it's own rules for consent.

DragonKnight910d ago (Edited 910d ago )

First thing I thought of when I read the title.

*In complete sarcasm* "Oh no!"

Second thing I thought of.

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

Geez. You know, I really think there are people in the world actually determined to make video games have the impact on life they want them to have. What I mean by that is that countless studies have proven that games don't have the negative impact on life that people like Jack Thompson or Anita Sarkeesian have said that they do, but there are people determined to be examples of the idea that they do so they exaggerate every little thing as being a problem.

@Clown_Syndr0me: That was completely uncalled for. You aren't funny, or smart, for having said that.

@Griever: Exactly, cultural ideals are different across the world. There is even sociological and biological arguments stating that because society, Western mostly, forces people to remain as being seen as "children" until the age of 18 while their bodies have already entered adulthood at the onset of puberty, that many behavioural issues endemic to the ages of 13-18, and long term personality flaws afterward, are the result of the body being forced to suppress its adulthood to an arbitrarily decided societal age of maturity.

All minds develop at different rates, but all bodies are technically adult once puberty has started and fully matured once it stops. Some places in the world recognized this fact and developed their culture around it. Others strictly followed Puritanical religious thought and created arbitrary societal rules to govern what is and is not considered adulthood. Naturally, laws had to follow to "protect" the innocent. The motive isn't horrible, but the implementation has always, and will always, be woefully imperfect.

MilkMan910d ago

Same as Star Ocean 5. Compare them and you'll see.

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Xavior_Reigns911d ago

Pretty much... its called jailbait.

Naga911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

Except the age of consent in Japan is 13... so I guess there's no jail - just bait.

Eww. I felt dirty even saying that.

Xavior_Reigns911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

@ Naga

I was referring to girls elsewhere and especially in the US. It's disturbing how some of them can pull off the 21 look when they're just 14 or so.

Gotta have a good eye or you're** screwed.

dragongod64911d ago

Before I was even 13 years old i fell in love with a girl & if it was not for the law i would have mared her, 15yr old still in love, 18 still, For the past 20 I have loved her, I am 30.
Your age has little to do with when you should get mared.
Take it from some one who knows.

maximus1985911d ago

and all pedophiles have an excuse for what they find arousing

Concertoine911d ago

Are you calling him a pedophile for making an observation? Lol, this site...

BrandanT911d ago

Dude, I'm in high school and I often see girls dress in very revealing ways.

TrollsBringer910d ago

Two sisters in front of me. One is 18 and the other is 17. I find the latter sexier. Am I a sick pedofile pervert?

Snookies12911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

Haha, after reading all these comments I had to see the pic... Normally these issues with younger looking characters being under dressed are blown out of proportion. This time... It definitely does go a bit too far. I mean, I think strippers have more coverage on their chest than this outfit, lol.

Concertoine911d ago

I doubt this'll even make it to the west. They remove stuff like this from western versions all the time.

Lukejrl911d ago

Yea. I agree with everything. I will still play it for the actual game content, it is story that I focus on. Also in the last xenoblade chronicles changing armor actually change the character drawing. So I imagine that this is probably the generic swimsuit armor that fits on everyone. It would be your choice to put it on this caharacter

I work in a area where I had to get several record checks done Because dealing with minors is as common as adults. these kids dress as skimpy as possible. at one teen dance the organisers brought in couches for the kids to lounge on. We had to kick several out for basically screwing on the couches. They left the place a mess. We found tons of hotel shampoo bottles in bathrooms because they would empty the stuff at the hotel and fill them with liquor to sneak it passed security.

so from what I have seen this is not far off from what actual kids have worn. Does that make it right for adults to dress them that way? No, and really it is the parents who see that conduct as harmless that really degrades their own kids.

AWBrawler911d ago

oh shut up already! its no worse that sheena's swimsuit in Tsles of Symphonia, and she was what? 14? its a game. sheesh

Snookies12911d ago

@AWBrawler - Telling me to shut up is quite immature. I'm normally fine with whatever. I just said this goes a little overboard with it... Not outright crucifying it. Just saying, they should have been a little more tasteful...

Segata910d ago

Star Ocean 3 the girl is 14 and her fly is always open first couple hours of the game.

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Bigpappy911d ago

that doesn't make it right or tasteful. People's little children should be looked on by adults as sex objects. That's just plain wrong. I could see if it were other children making the game and they were just imitating what they saw 13yr olds doing. But these are grown men making these games.

AWBrawler911d ago

its a game character not anybodies child, technically her age is 0 until the game releases or they can say she's whatever age they like. Heck there's grown women who look like her in japan. they just young looking anyway.

rainslacker911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

Guess the author should never go to the beach or a pool. There are 13-16yo girls there that wear much more revealing clothing than what's shown in this picture.

@big

I agree in general. A little moderation by parents would be quite welcome.

That being said though, I see this picture, and it doesn't look like the character is dressing to be sexy. It's just one of those ridiculous outfits that some RPG's like to think of as appropriate armor that hardly covers anything.

benji101910d ago

I think the people who get the most offended by this stuff are the people you should not leave your 13 year old daughter around.

rainslacker910d ago (Edited 910d ago )

Couldn't say. I can say they are being judgemental without actually having all the facts though. It's easy enough to see a person, and make a decision immediately on how you think they are, and i see this as no different really.

I see young girls who dress "sexy" all the time. I don't seek it out, it's just around. I don't automatically think that they're sexual objects though, nor am I offended by it. I've been around too long on this earth to not spend time gawking at something like that, and I would never presume to know how a person is just because of the way they dress. People dress with what they are comfortable in, and if a young girl is comfortable wearing something like this, then it's not really anyone's place to make them into something they're not.

Dir_en_grey910d ago

I always wonder, by middle eastern standards, western women all dress like scants anyway. So why should everything be on western standards?

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noxeven911d ago

Dont really care. Just change the age in the manual done. Stop censoring this stuff or just dont bring it over here at all.

Concertoine911d ago

I'll take the whole game without a skimpy outfit over it not coming here at all.

Sonyslave3911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

-___- In some places this would be consider child porn.

Wow that news to me Japan age of consent is 13 years old now I know why some many anime character r under age.

maximus1985911d ago

I notice your getting disagrees but its true.

FlyingFoxy911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

In the USA and UK you can buy anime figures of underage characters that let you remove clothes, exposing certain parts.

The law makes little sense with this stuff, it's random. Basically something is only illegal if people kick up a fuss. Disagree all you like, ignorance is bliss.

maximus1985911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

laws are sometimes slow to catch up with what society finds to be immoral. For example slavery was legal but wrong.

Big_Game_Hunters911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

I don't think you know what porn is.
But tell me, i assume you are a fan of western comics judging by your avatar. So how are half of Marvel and DC's teen female heros dressed in skimpy outfits like super girl not child porn if this is?

@below
I'm not making excuses, i'm only curious whether sonyslave3 is a hypocrite or not.

However my point is vald either way, because i know there are plenty of people who would be okay with one but not the other.

maximus1985911d ago

now your trying to make excuses using western comics? look your just using the straw man argument. nice try

ShockUltraslash911d ago

maximus1985 Stop trying to dodge the question and answer the thing.

q8kik911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

@Big_Game_Hunters

You know what's funny?

Everyone freaks out about Japanese games or media when it involves these types of subjects

BUT.......when Eric Cartman (a 9 years old kid) gives Ben Affleck(a grown ass man) a FREAKING handjob everybody is ok with it "cuz it's too funny"

People are hypocrites.

Sonyslave3911d ago

-__- My avatar pic is SheHulk and she well over the age of 20 and most of Dc and Marvel are adults or at least the age of 18 or older.

rainslacker911d ago

I think he's asking about the one's that aren't over 18(or whatever you consider acceptable) and are still dressed "scantily".

To add to the question, what about ones that wear skin tight body suits that leave little to the imagination like say any of the Xmen?. Many would consider that clothing sexy, so is it now porn?

Since most of the characters in Xenoblade Chronicles are older and not scantily clad, is the game now OK based on your reasoning?

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FamilyGuy911d ago

Porn = sexual act
This is not that
It isn't even nudity

I disagree with your terminology.

Halo2ODST2911d ago

The girls in my school wear less clothes than her, either transparant leggings or skirts that don't cover anything, so would the girls in my school - aged 12-18 be considered child porn by you? (in the UK, at high school)

Lukejrl911d ago

no, but really those girls that wear that can't say anything when someone attracted to them looks. they are inviting it. looks not feels mind you. i thank god i have 2 sons. when you have boys you only have to worry about their dicks, with girls you gotta worry about everyone elses

rainslacker911d ago

I've seen worse on the Disney channel. Seriously, this is less revealing than a bikini, and any aged girl could legally walk around in one.

I'm against the exploitation of children as much as the next guy, but this outfit is more ridiculous than it is sexy. It may be revealing, or scanty, but pornographic it is not.

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fatneal911d ago

oh gawd here we go with this nonsense...im so sick of people critiquing and criticizing and just overthinking other people creations...you cant censor art!!!!

todays society needs to relearn how to mind their own business and learn to not indulge in what they dont like or agree with...why is it ok to attempt to have things banned or removed or altered just because YOU dont like or agree with it? if i dont care for something them i simply dont indulge

MrSwankSinatra911d ago

Having a underdressed 13 year old is not art, under any stretch of the imagination.

Big_Game_Hunters911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

True but you don't have to equip it. Its not like underdressed young girls is anything new n JRPGs. Look at FF10. Riku is 15yrs old and is even more revealing. Not sure why suddenly its a huge deal.

@Vishmarx
yeah and that was a 40 year old man.
I know that the swimsuits aren't the best armor because i watched the original stream, when the japanese guy playing found the bikini bottoms in the item shop he went bonkers like a typical pathetic weebo and equiped them on his entire party including his female character. The oils in Xenoblade were only lategame items because the WII didn't have the power to have more than a few visually unique armor sets. Its clearly different in X. Its not like oils were the only viable option anyway.

vishmarx911d ago

@big game
you played xeno c?
you might HAVE TO.theyre not purely cosmetic you know.
in xeno c, some of the best gear(depending on build) for certain characters was a bikini.
one char had a build solely designed around him/her not wearing any armor

goldwyncq911d ago

There are plenty of paintings of nude children way younger than 13 in the olden times that are considered art though.

wonderfulmonkeyman911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

It's only an issue if you're of a mind so sick that seeing an undressed fantasy minor makes you lust after the real thing.

It's a f#$%ing cartoon!
A moving drawing on a computer!
Who gives a crap if its buck-a$$ naked or if you're getting horny over it!
Just keep hands off the real thing, and never lust over the real thing, and that's all that matters.

MrSwankSinatra911d ago

@wonderfulmonkeyman Why is it that every comment section I see you in all you do is damage control.

fatneal911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

see thats the thing...people being put off by nakedness regardless of age this speaks to a deeper issue...why is nudity bad? why did certain societies around the world make being nude bad or automatically sexual? it makes no sense to me...imo people are afraid of their own dirty thoughts thats why the project unwarranted hate towards something so natural and liberating

rainslacker911d ago

According to US law it actually can be. The child can not depict the underage person in an erotic way though. Otherwise, half the people who post pictures of their kids on face book would be in jail right now...along with about half the kids who post on facebook.

Laws vary from country to country as well, so you're applying you're own cultural interpretation to what this is....wrongly if I may add.

Spotie911d ago

Having an underdressed 13 year old is called modern day life in America. Freakin get over it.

And while you may be right, Swank, about monkeyman's other comments mostly being damage control, he's absolutely right here.

Half the reason any of this is a problem is because it's made to be such a big damn deal. LIFE is sexualized, so even when there should be nothing to get aroused about, there's almost an involuntary arousal because it's something you're not supposed to get aroused by. Like how Prohibition only made alcohol that much more desirable here in the US.

One more thing: 13 year-olds play games, too. I know when I was that young, I wanted to see what my female classmates looked like naked, not some 30-something blonde that was more silicone than flesh. For a kid that age, this may be the closest they'll get for quite a while(though there are certainly those who have seen far more than that, these days).

Seems like you're all so busy being prudes you've forgotten that more than 40 year old virgins are gonna be playing games. It's no different than the "feminists" who think they speak for all women when they create controversies and generally disparage men in a bid for superiority under the guise of equality.

magiciandude911d ago

"Having a underdressed 13 year old is not art, under any stretch of the imagination."

Well then welcome to the dull, boring, PC-driven world of "I am unable to separate fantasy and reality."

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maximus1985911d ago

fatneal we have rating systems for a reason. I can understand that there are people like your self who enjoy underage images (since your kind doesnt like me calling it child porn) but that doesnt mean the rest of society will agree. There should be rating systems for your kind of audience so that the rest of us dont have to be subjected to underage imagery.

AWBrawler911d ago

sigh This is Starfire, a TEEN Titan. keyword TEEN. But this is okay?
http://img2.wikia.nocookie....
http://img2.wikia.nocookie....
http://fc03.deviantart.net/...

and what about these good ole american characters?
http://l.yimg.com/os/publis...
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--...

they've done far worst things than wear a skimpy outfit, and even somethings that would easily be called child porn if their show was real people instead of cartoons.

MRMagoo123910d ago

Its not real , no one is being harmed or traumatized.........get over it ffs

spicelicka910d ago (Edited 910d ago )

And I'm sick of people defending it. Criticism is a part of our freedom as much as art is a freedom of expression. If we feel a certain way towards something and have good reasoning why shouldn't we say it? I'm not talking about legal matters, just ethics.

And it's not necessarily art, if the creator of this sat there and thought "oh I'm gonna make this girl look 13 year old and skimpy as possible because I'm so creative" then there's something wrong with that. It's CLEARLY used for exploitation and publicity. Anything can be passed as art because art has no parameters. Criticism determines our values as a society and we shouldn't let those values be skewed so easily.

Now it's 13 year olds, soon it's gonna be 10 year olds or some or craziness. The envelope will keep getting pushed as long as it garners attention and publicity, which in turn means money, that's all it is, money.

Hoffmann911d ago

Inb4 Anita Sarkeesian tweets about it

KrystofKage1910d ago

"Another example of cis male fantasies, i'm a gamer, but i hate games except the ones my douchebag, pink haired, hipster friends make."