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Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 1492d ago | news

Capcom comments on death threats made due to DmC: Devil May Cry

Capcom’s Christian Svensson recently made a short comment regarding the death threats Ninja Theory have been receiving for developing the upcoming DmC: Devil May Cry. (DmC: Devil May Cry, PS3, Xbox 360)

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BrutallyBlunt  +   1492d ago
There's a huge difference between being passionate about a franchise you like and making death threats because you don't like the direction a game studio is taking that franchise. Yet this isn't surprising. Not when you hear the comments people make on online services like XBOX Live and PSN. Would people be so bold if the comments were attached to your personal Facebook account? Anonymity shelters them, that's why they act the way they do.
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princejb134  +   1492d ago
is just a bunch of nerds talking BS on the mic
i hate cyber bullies cause i in real life i bet they dont act or say things like that
im glad capcom didn't say much on the death threat comment they shouldn't waste their time
BrutallyBlunt  +   1492d ago
Seeing as I already have 2 disagrees it's obvious there's a group here on N4G that are content on being disruptive. Did I say something that wasn't reasonable?
Army_of_Darkness  +   1492d ago
If your someone that makes death threats because of a video gaming going in a direction you don't like, it's obvious your a loser and full of shit, like someone that will never be taken serious! so shut the F@UK up!
I don't like the new DMC either, but it ain't the end of the world. These dumb-ass's need to get their priority straight.
RememberThe357  +   1492d ago
N4G needs to start showing who agreed and disagreed.
Hozi  +   1491d ago
Im sure the losers who sent death threats to NT were hoping they could scare the dev. into not making the much for that plan. I'm actually lookig forward to the new DMC. We'll have to wait and see if it lives up to it's predecessors though.
MWH  +   1492d ago
don't mind the disagrees, there are people like that and this, i believe you know.
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fei-hung  +   1491d ago
I agree with the what you say, but Capcom are silly for ignoring the bigger picture. Let's face it, the death threats aren't as serious as the DMC franchise going to hell and costing Capcom lots of money.

Capcom needs to realise the reason behind the negative emails and the so called death threats. If they can come out saying death threats are wrong, they can also come out openly and say what they are doing with the DMC franchise is wrong.

Not saying one is better or worse than the other, but the principles are the same - if something is wrong, admit to it, apologise and stop making matters worse.
Flatbattery  +   1491d ago
I agree that Capcom need to take notice of the hate, while death threats are unacceptable they certainly convey the mood of the fans that have kept the DMC franchise popular.

If they are trying to sell this DMC to the Twilight crowd then so be it, but at least be honest. Personally I don't like where it appears to be going, but I'll judge it when it's released.
KwietStorm  +   1491d ago
rezzah  +   1491d ago

And being able to change from a disagree to an agree.

I sometimes make the mistake of acting out of a emotional response, only to later realise that I should not have.
dredgewalker  +   1491d ago
I usually don't agree with Levelhead but time this I think he has a point. I don't like the direction that DMC is heading but making deaththreats is just plain low.
onyoursistersback  +   1492d ago
"Trrrrroll comment"
"Whatcha gana do Capcom, get Megaman on us?!?"
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ZombieAssassin  +   1492d ago
Didn't you hear? MegaMan is retired.
soundslike  +   1492d ago
Capcom Comments on MegaMan:

"Who's Mega-Man?"
xer0  +   1492d ago
While the death threats are extreme.

Capcom and Ninja Theory should just focus on the game.
But judging by the news reports, they have taken the fan back-lash to heart. And this shows, with changes to the games story last year, and the introduction of emo Dantes' 'Devil mode'.

If Capcom gave a crap about DMC, they'd be developing this game themselves, or chosen a capable developer like Kojima did with Metal Gear Rising (MGR).

In my opinion, Capcom are about to learn an important lesson. "Don't f*ck with the fan base".
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testerg35  +   1492d ago
You do know that a bunch of PS3 fans are pissed at how MGR is turning out right?
Double-D  +   1492d ago
PS3 fans

I think Metal Gear Solid fans in general are annoyed over whats happened to rising. Don't just pin it on PS3 fanboys.
ShaunCameron  +   1492d ago
I guees it's because

1) Raiden's the main character and it's gonna be a straight-up hack-n'-slash action game


2) it's gonna be a multiplatform game.
Man In Black  +   1492d ago
People are pissed with the game because it looks like a pile of shit. Don't try and spin it, fanboy.
dredgewalker  +   1491d ago
It's not because people are PS3 fanboys that we're complaining about the new DMC. It's simply because this new DMC is alienating the fans that made the series successful. I'm simply not buying this game cause this is not the DMC I love.
RazMaTaz0121  +   1492d ago
Publicity stunt at its finest. NT have been a bunch of attention seeking morons since day one. Capcom been a bunch of saps this generation. MML says hi. Screw you NT, screw you Capcom. Release this title and lets see if you can put your money where your mouth is...
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ziggurcat   1492d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
jc48573  +   1492d ago
As much as I like the franchise, I do not ever ever let myself become too attached to something I like. Not even the slightest. You approach every game as if it were new, then you review the game fair and square.
BrutallyBlunt  +   1492d ago
Exactly. Too many people don't give things a chance. The Fallout community did the same thing but little did they forget that a new game is better than no game. Sales and reviews also showed millions of people didn't care that Bethesda was going in a different with the Fallout franchise. If people don't like what they see with this new look of DMC then don't buy it. It's as simple as that. Nothing stopping them from enjoying the previous games.

The truth is the most vocal people don't automatically represent the majority.
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Bimkoblerutso  +   1492d ago
God it's good to hear from reasonable people in the midst of all the hyperbole and idiocy that this game has been generating.
Whitefox789  +   1492d ago
It won't stop them from enjoying the older titles but it might send a wrong message to Capcom that people don't care about DMC as a franchise that's where it hurts.

Capcom as a whole doesn't seem to care what the fans output is anymore as is shown with the response of the Megaman Legends 3 cancel, I also remember Capcom having a section open up on Facebook to have people express their views on Raccoon City or about the RE franchise where the site was always close due to too much traffic.
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mynameisEvil  +   1491d ago
Well, LevelHead, we bought Fallout 3 thinking it would be at least loyal to the canon of the franchise it's named after. Maybe, you know, have some of the old weapons, hell, even use the same statistics.

Boy, were we surprised. What we got what a great game, hell, a FANTASTIC game, no matter how buggy.

I don't care what Bethesda says, it feels like the story and other changes were made by a mod team, not a professional team of game developers dedicated to reviving a classic series.

But, anyway, people these days need to calm the fudge down, take their vitamins and minerals, maybe have their mothers bring their food down to the basement for them so that they won't have to do the physical activity that I'm sure makes these basement-dwellers so pissy.

Think of the children, fat basement-dwellers. Look at this face... Oh shit, I guess Elvis will substitute here, do you want this face to die of starvation? Wait, Elvis is already dead. Anyway, donate to save the Elvi- I mean, children. They need food.

My God, what is this post even about?
Ness-Psi  +   1491d ago
you should see the people getting their knickers in a twist over the ninja gaiden 3 non-dismemberment. it's hilarious to the point of worrying.
Double-D  +   1492d ago
Do you think there actually is death threats....I mean if you think about this in another way it's a great way to make people feel sorry for you and then "support" your game.

They've tried everything to make people come around. Parallel Universe, Origin Story, Parallel Orign Story, Differen't Dante...using this as a sympathy card is quite genius if I may say so.
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Redempteur  +   1492d ago
all this sympathy cards are just masked "bullsh*t" cards of course it didn't have any of the intended effect.

it also show how firm their direction for the franchise really is. ( aka Nowhere )
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Double-D  +   1492d ago
I like to see them as the developer with Nothing else to loose.

Your right they don't even know what direction they are going with this.

I kind of think they might of got a "F-You" NT and a few "Your Mother" jokes sent to them and they are milking them as "Death threats" why don't they tell us what some of them said or least give us some proof, usualy when this happens the developer/studio tells us how extreme these comments were.
ziggurcat  +   1492d ago
i think you underestimate gamers and their broken logic.
Studio-YaMi  +   1492d ago
i like double d
no homo
dorron  +   1492d ago
Bias. Free marketing campaign for Ninja Theory. Stop lying!!!
Colonel_Dante  +   1492d ago
I cant condone violence..
but, the new Dante still sucks.
ElliePage  +   1492d ago
Really no such thing as "new Dante" considering the Dante is Ninja Theory's DMC is the same one that is in Capcom's older DMC games. Capcom is over looking the project so this is also what Capcom wants. DMC is an origin story that is going back further than the prequel (set before DMC 3 which was set before DMC1).
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1492d ago
They said it was an alt. universe origin story. In other words, the dante from the old game and this one are different people.

hell just think about it logically.
old dante was half human half demon.
this new one is half angel half demon...and looks like a human for some odd reason. they're definitely not the same guy.
Baka-akaB  +   1492d ago
Instead of addressing the ramblings of lunatics , address your own fans capcom .

They havent spoke much if ever since "DmC" was announced and left NT take the(still much deserved) brunt force of the complaints .

There are more important issues to discuss , explains or even PR than pathetic death threats
yokokoroma  +   1492d ago
This whole thing is propaganda, to which the outcome will be the same! The fact is, there is NO one who can replace Dante (Original) he's an icon and essentially is Devil May Cry! One would think Capcom would realize the error of their ways and correct it! If the creator (Hideki Kamiya) himself shows dis taste for the game, then you know it's a disaster! The project shouldn't have been put into production in the first place, especially by an outside company! There are other IP's Capcom has that they should bring back (i.e. Rival Schools, Breath Of Fire, Power Stone, etc...) instead of ruining a legendary flagship title such as Devil May Cry! However getting back to these so called "death threats", it's apparent Capcom is using this as a gateway to bait gamers, who they haven't already brainwashed into thinking DMC is actually going to be a good game. It looks nothing like a Devil May Cry game and looks more like a Prototype clone!
baldulf  +   1492d ago
This is a whole new level of stupidity.

There were no real death threats, it was a comic strip someone posted on the web about Dante going to NT offices and going wild after the emo-dante reveal.

It was a JOKE, not real, no one with an ounce of common sense would take that as a death threat.

Capcom is losing it.
Almir908  +   1492d ago
Water is wet
Ness-Psi  +   1491d ago
but the ice is slippery!
iliimaster  +   1492d ago
ahh ill buy this game used for 25 bucks within a few months of the release just so they dont get a credit for a new buy just like i did for their other game they put out before talking alot of crap on the ps3 i think they need to change their whole name and start from there because its tarnished
Whitefox789  +   1492d ago
"Ninja Theory, the studio best known for Heavenly Sword (Playstation 3) and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Playstation 3 and Xbox 360)"

More like only known for Heavenly Sword and Enslaved
Trenta27  +   1492d ago
Maybe, but both are great games. Enslaved was so underlooked last year. I thought it was brilliant. It had it's issues, but what game doesn't?
L6RD7BLU3  +   1492d ago
I swear gamers nowadays are spoiled stupid dumb azz'z now watch the disagrees fly!
tiffac008  +   1492d ago
Death threats have no place in civilized society. Period.
^That goes for any kind of threats that is intended to cause harm to another.

Fans opinionated backlash is one thing but death threats... it just doesn't make sense.
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Colonel_Dante  +   1492d ago
I dont believe their getting deaththreats. I think this is for hype! NT.. the things you do for love!
AdmiralSnake  +   1491d ago
Hmmm reminds me of N4G.
Zha1tan  +   1491d ago
Alot of people have had death threats from time to time and its nothing but empty promises usually delivered over text message and the internet.
WitWolfy  +   1491d ago
I WILL KILL ALL OF YOU!!!! See I can do it too... Thank you internet!
kingPoS  +   1491d ago
Say what you will about the new DMC but to me that pic is full win. ^_^
xtreampro  +   1491d ago
"Death threats have no place in civilized society. Period."

Civilized society? you must be joking.
gypsygib  +   1491d ago
But killing people does?

How long has the US been at war now.

I actually agree with the Capcom guy, problem is there isn't a civilized society anywhere on this planet - just more and less uncivilized.
blaze22-qwerty  +   1491d ago
But the new DmC still.......SUCKS!!
LettingGo  +   1491d ago
No. It really doesn't. I've played it. It's AWESOME!
GenoZStriker  +   1491d ago
GIMME ME A NEW MEGAMAN LEGENDS OR I WILL KILL YOU! Is that a death threat? Perhaps.

But it just shows that capcom/ninja theory are more worried and concentrated about comments made online than actually showing us and giving us more information about the game.

They shit on DMC fans from the start, have thrown potshots at them here and there, and you expect them to be civil about it? No. This is all PR fluff. I'm sure they are not the only developers that get "death threats", but are certainly the only ones who make a big fuss about it to get attention.

Stop talking shit and stop talking about what others are saying online to hurt your feelings and start showing us more about the game you are convincing us we should buy because you claim it will be better than its predecessor.

NOTE: I do not condone death threat, but there is a difference between a death threat and simple hate comments made online like the example I gave at the start. They have never cared about the fans, releasing mass DLC, new versions of the games after a few months and canning stuff they like, now all of the sudden they care? If you are familiar with how PR works, then you shouldn't be surprised.
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LettingGo  +   1491d ago
I'm excited for this new DMC. I don't care what you people say. "Emo" means "emotional". Dante cried in the first Devil May Cry, which everyone loved. He had NO emotion in the second Devil May Cry, which everyone hated.

You guys can't seem to make up your minds about wanting "emo" Dante or not...
chadwarden  +   1491d ago
If this "Emo" Dante turns out to be a badass emo dante then people will be satified. Of course the game has have its usual dose of smoke show girls.
LettingGo  +   1491d ago
Agreed. As far as we can tell, he actually IS pretty cool. These people may not like Ninja Theory's gameplay mechanics, but they can definitely write!
fallingdove  +   1491d ago
I don't think people 'loved' the first Devil May Cry because Dante cried.
DwightOwen  +   1491d ago
Gotta love secondhand journalism. Who approved this crap?
Venjense  +   1491d ago
You should threaten to kill...oh never mind.
Tzuno  +   1491d ago
Bad bad world. The one who threats is a puss...y.
Venjense  +   1491d ago
Some people deserve death threats....or even death (IMO).

100 percent of game generally wouldn't IMO
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