Starting this weekend, there were supposed to be events for mecha arcade game Starwing Paradox at four cities across Japan. Those events have been canceled due to death threats.
A quiet week at kotaku.
No, this has to be taken seriously after what happened at the animation studio. A lot of lives were lost
Square Enix canceling large events because of death threats isn't news worthy?
50 IQ comment
Are you for real? Do you even watch the news or just stuck in video game la la land? By kotaku standards this is actual news rather than the usual drama they try to stir up. In Japan Kyoani had threats sent to them and eventually 35 people lost their lives. These treats need to be taken seriously. Japan has a lot of people who are social recluses which results in some with mental issues. So it is easy for loonies to cause harm to other law in public.
'Japan has a lot of people who are social recluses which results in some with mental issues. So it is easy for loonies to cause harm to other law in public.'. You write that after criticizing me?
I'm usually the first to shit on Kotaku and Polygon, but no this is not the right example for this.
It's actually kind of a serious situation over there. I would say this is a very important news article ...
You have to take these death threats in Japan serious now. After what recently happened to Kyoto animation studio. Kyoto animation studio was getting constant death threats and unfortunately something did happen that took 33 lives at the studio. These death threats in Japan can be real warnings
35 died last I heard.
What the hell is wrong with people? Why would you threaten someone's life? Those people are sick. What is this about anyway?
Damn that's horrible
Though there are many good people in this world but right along with the good folks there are some bad evil twisted miserable psychotic fked up people in this world as well.
I understand why they're cancelling, and it's a damn shame. But realistically, is society going to spend its existence in fear of what may happen? Take serious threats seriously. Take precautions. But if things get cancelled because of every threat, it would be too easy to shut things down, because there will always be someone who's pissed off about something. Then you have this stuff happening where everything is getting cancelled, so nothing happens, then it just becomes white noise, so serious threats get lost in the fray, at which point, something happens because no one took it seriously. I don't know what Japans laws are on investigating or detaining those who make threats, but in the US it is illegal, and if it can be traced, you will be detained and likely tried to some extent.
Japan needs Detectives working overtime in 2019 =(
Sometimes it feels like the whole world does.
People are disgusting. Idk why so many gamers feel entitled that they go off the rails like this and threaten people. These threats should be taken 100% serious. “The threats are the latest in a string of incidents. This month, a man was arrested after allegedly threatening Square Enix with a repeat of the terrible Kyoto Animation arson over mobile game displeasure. Another man was arrested earlier this year for threatening to kill Square Enix staff over a game.”
Always from the same people. Always a non descript "death threats" report. Real danger happens without a threat like what happened to the animation studio. This feels like the other hundreds of times "death threats" were reported and, as always, amounted to nothing. Its fine if they want to be cautious. But the usual sites always use that tired term to the point where it doesn't feel legit anymore.
Jesus Christ people need to chill the f out. Hopefully they find whoever is sending threats and gets this person the help they truly need.
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