Namco released another edgy Soul Calibur V poster, but this time, it was so offensive that they had to pull the ad from their Facebook page.
A dude's junk this time?
now this is an ad, that should say "only on Xbox 360" lol....
because of this, i will make sure that i will never buy namco game ever in my life nor my children! damn these perverts! cant they make a descent fighting game? do they have to go into such low levels and also show women with milking cow breasts?
@bwazy And you must be worse than however you happen to perceive Americans, considering you're throwing pathetic insults like that while unprovoked on the internet. Stay classy.
@HardCover (what are you a book or something?) If irony were strawberries, we'd all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now.
@bwazy if you think violence is more bad than showing gays and lesbians and promoting sexual things for kids, then i expect u to at least protest about the use of violence not just talk ideally about how it shouldnt be allowed for only the purpose of promoting sexuality and immorality. and just because there is something bad (violence, if it is considered as bad) then allowing 1 bad thing does not mean we should open the doors to allow all bad things! what a corrupt mentality and logic u have. based on ur corrupt mentality, next time if a game allow sex and rape in fighting games it should not be condemned because they already allowed violence. i think u need to see a mental doctor. as for violence, not all violence is bad! otherwise u wouldnt have police and soldiers doing their rightful duties, so we shouldnt generalize all violence, however there r some bad violence games like GTA which is very bad, however as for fighting, its too unrealistic and i dont think it matters so much, at least it shouldnt for teens, but i agree it shouldnt be allowed for kids younger than 10. kids get affected by almost anything they watch. and if all violence is removed from gaming, then what else will remain? singing with Wii dance and party? i am not American, I am Arab.
"if you think violence is more bad than showing gays and lesbians and promoting sexual things for kids, then i expect u to at least protest about the use of violence..." Now stop just there. Nobody here is saying that violence or sex. Are wrong AT ALL in games.
@ The Killer Well your name alone already suggests that you perceive violence as acceptable. I like how yoy say 'not all violence is bad' but make no such admission for sex. Erm, how do you think you got here?! Your mum and your dad had sex and 9 months later out you popped. Sex = love, happiness and general awesomeness. Violence = pain, death and general crappiness. Oh, and by the way - rape usually has NOTHING to do with SEX, and is usually motivated by VIOLENCE. EDIT: Oh, and I've just noticed how you have lumped homosexuality in with rape as being instantly bad. Homosexuality = CONSENTING ADULTS. Just because you disagree with it (on religious grounds no doubt) that doesn't make it evil. However, getting back to the topic of this poster - what's the problem? My He-Man action figure was no worse than this when I was growing up. What, are people so scared that teh kidz will see a vague bulge and ask 'mummy, what's that man got in his pants??'??? Come on people, priorities please.
I wouldn't listen to anything The Killer says. This is a guy who said in another article that 'sluts' are the reason America has a higher rate of rape than the Middle East.
Heh, did he mention how women have virtually no rights at all in several Middle-Eastern countries? If he is a Muslim, it's truly embarrassing to be of the same religion as this idiot.
I don't care if you're an American or an Arab or have a brain, being conservative is being backward and going backwards is bad (unless in some circumstances when you decide not to wear a johnny and you're about to...).
I suspect the only reason the Middle East has a lower recorded rate of rape is because sexual assaults against women in the Middle East are not seen as rape, and very often, the rape victims are the ones who are punished for "tempting" the men. Plus, the worse punishment of all is that the rapist marries his victims in the Middle East, so women get raped and then are forced (by law) into marriage with their attackers.
Not to mention, it's really irresponsible to blame the victim for being raped. Rapists should be blamed for committing a crime. Not the victim. Just because a woman dresses "slutty" or gets drunk at a party or walks home alone, that doesn't mean she should EVER be raped. And it's disgusting that anyone would blame a woman for "not being more careful" instead of blaming the rapist for BEING A RAPIST!
@The Killer In the Western world, women have the freedom to dress how they want, learn what they want, marry who they want, and do what they want. We try to treat genders with as much equality as possible given the circumstances. Yes, we make mistakes, too, such as paying women less for doing the same job men do, but we're trying to change that. In your Islamic world, women are forced to dress a certain way, they are not allowed outside without being escorted by their husbands. They are not allowed to sit at the same table as males (Gender Apartheid in Saudi Arabia). You think we're lying about Islam and Arabs? Here: http://articles.cnn.com/200... A 19 year old married woman was abducted and raped by 7 men. She was a victim, so why did the court sentence her to 200 lashes? Why is a victim of rape being punished? Because she allowed the devil to "possess" her and tempt the seven men into raping her? And you're upset because we don't execute gays and lesbians in our country? Are you daft? If I saw you in real life, I don't know what I'd do.
@The Killer Stop claiming you're a Muslim. You're not. You're a sad, pathetic little person, the kind that uses religion to further their own idiotic ideologies and views.
I respect Namco for doing this, now everyone you got your crotch shot you all wanted, everyone made a big deal about the Ivy ad, when did nerds become feminists lol
Tits? OK Junk? No..No... GOD PLEASE NO........... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
@Gravelord Lol How am I being a hypocrite? Are you talking about the rant I made when Ken Levine was upset about peoples intrests in Elizabeths boobs? What... you taught I was serious...( Im talking about this joke... not what I said about the Bioshock Infinite story... I was serious about that) Lol Come on... do you really think Im like that? Or do you need to see /s whenever someone makes a joke? Or that -_- emoticon. I find it funny that everyone is fine with a pair of boobs and you can actually see quite a bit... But a Codpiece is instantly flagged as offensive... I mean its not showing anything...and gamers have no problem shoving digital codpieces in some on elses face (teabagging) So why flag as offensive... I find it funny
Especially when it's a guy's junk....not to mention a guy named Voldo.
Totally agree... LOL
Hah, I honestly couldn't care less if it has boobs or junk... I just want a good game... -_-
Thank you for using that term correctly. And yes, agreed with your statement.
Voldo's junk alone would kill you dead.
Yeah...usually which is killed, ends up being dead...
I heard people die when they are killed. Is that true?
I thought it was a girl.
Aww that means you never played this game, you should give it a try. Easy enough to pick up and play and complex enough for the hardcore vet.
Umm I wear that to the gym, spiky crotch plates have been in for weeks.
Guys.... don't forget the fact that Japanese have a total different taste in what's appealing or not than Westeners. Since the develeloper of this game is a Japanese company, then they might have thought that their ads would receive a positive reaction. Just keep this in mind
Border-line nudity and bouncing breasts but please no crotch plates.
The other one wasn't offensive at all. It was very tasteful. This one IS offensive.
Both are offensive and stupid. Edit: What's the purpose of showing the boobs of Ivy and Voldo's junk? It doesn't speak well of the game with advertising like that. Its stupid and juvenile. Show all of the character and not emphasized there private parts which have nothing to do with the actual game.
And yet when movies do it in which they show their parts, when it's not the emphasis of the movie, no one goes in an outrage: Le Divorce http://www.impawards.com/20... Homeland Security http://www.bestweekever.tv/... What's even more funny, is that if you saw say Sigfried stabbing Nightmare, no one would have an issue...
^It is a FIGHTING GAME. The shallow inclusion of TnA in a game that has no context for it is what is offensive, not the content itself. No one is offended by the sight of boobs, goddammit. And I'm not even saying anyone has to agree with the sentiment. Just stop saying idiotic bullshit like "oh, they're just scared of boobies, lololol" or "can't show boobies but I can kill whoever I want!? That's America for you, lolol."
"^It is a FIGHTING GAME. The shallow inclusion of TnA in a game that has no context for it is what is offensive, not the content itself. No one is offended by the sight of boobs, goddammit. " Yes, and those 2 movies I linked don't focus on TnA. One is an action comedy, the other is drama. That was my point. People are crying foul in droves on this, but not on other areas or fields? MY point is that people should expect the crossfire if you complain about one doing this, but not others.
The only reason I could see you being offended is because Voldo has a bigger package than you.
I want to know who at Namco thought of this and who approved this LOL Seriously they must have been wasted when they done this.
It's so offensive! Yet, I can't seem to be able to stop staring at it.........Is there something wrong with me?
is his name Wang?
No, I think it's Johnson
You're both right, Wang Johnson is a new character on here.
ahahahah.. i like that.. funny...
I lol'd. I didn't feel offended from Ivy's ad, but this should make up for those who criticized it, eh? Pretty funny haha, I wonder how NBGI of America is going to advertise this hehe
Eliminate all sexual references - oh my god, sexual references! - and replace it with the most gruesome violence imaginable, then it will work out just fine.
lolz So true.
The game is rated Teen...what's up with you people and America and violence? I'm sorry but just about every anime I've seen was way more violent than the standard American action film...Gantz, anyone? Not counting drudge like Hostel and SAW, most Americanized violence is pretty tame, they even replaced squibs with digital blood so it looks giggle-worthy and fake. I'm not sure where you get this American = Violence from but it comes off as childish and uninformed. I avoid most American flicks because they aren't violent enough that's not to mention that just about all the big "action" flicks from America are PG-13...hurr durr. Apparently someone is 13 and doesn't read much or keep up with the times.
It's quite suprising - seeing you make an interesting point and then concluding it with such a nonsensical phrase
@vortis Thats not accurate at all. Gantz is far from a typical example of violence level in anime. Most shounen anime dont display blood and have a generally cartoony type of "violence", if any. Seinen anime vary just like american movies from no violence to extremes but its definitely not common to find the extremes. Seinen is targeted at audiences older than 18 years. All in all, id say its about the same, theres some extreme animes and some extreme live action movies (horror genre is pretty extensive). And thats not even mentioning shojo and josei anime in which you'd be hard pressed to find any violence at all.
@Vortis: "I'm not sure where you get this American = Violence from " You have to admit, America does have past form on railing against sexuality in the media - games, films, books, whatever - while huge amounts of violence is shown on TV and in cartoons (perhaps less so nowadays). It comes off as puritanical, and is probably explained partially by how religious America is, on the whole. Sex = bad according to Christians. However, I agree that this stereotype is probably a bit out of date now.
@smithdown Out of date is an understatement. Most of American TV is all about sex, affairs, adultery, etc., violence has been pushed out the window a long time ago. I used to get a good action-thriller fix with 24 but they cancelled that. Cable TV is kind of anyone's game so I don't count that but even then it's not like there's a ton of action shows on TV like there was during the 80s and early-mid 90s. Even with movies it's hard to find violence in American flicks that justify it as a "violent film". Heck all the violence in the new Batman flicks are completely muted. I do agree there was a time where America had a "holier than thou" mentality about the sex vs violence thing but it's the complete opposite now.
hahahaha, what a bunch of hypocrites.
It's not like it's really showing anything. I don't see the problem.
um wtf......this is what happens when women get equal rights.... JK lol man this is crazy haha, why not do a contest by pulling a saints row the 3rd? release a character creation only download, see who makes the best character,, and use that character in a poster? or just make a Badass poster featuring the norm characters and that nominated character?
How is it any worse than showing nearly exposed breasts? Plus, Voldo's crotch = major lolz.
Probably a bunch of overly sensitive Americans whining about these types of ads aaaas usual.
Oh my yes. I mean, America only has the most successful pornography industry in the world, after all. We're obviously still stuck in our puritanical bubble over here.
One would've thought that the Germans had the most successful porn industry.
No, it's the U.S. In fact it's so big, analysts believe that if they were to outlaw or restrict it in any way, it would negatively affect the economy. And it's not like we're walking around in habits and robes over here, either. Apparently because we have a screwed up rating system headed by a bunch of old white guys, it gives some Europeans the right to make sweeping generalizations about our ENTIRE nation.
..Firstly. Why do they have to use these kind ads to sell SC? Im sure it'll sell regardless. Ive bought every single one, and even Soul Blade.Why? Because its a great game, not for breasts. And secondly......WTF is that Voldo crap all about?
his milkshake brings all the boys to the yard :o lolz
I find this hilarious and smart, and props to Namco. Part of me even hopes they planned this from the start, first show the boobs so people go "Yes please" and "oh my god that's so unnacessary but ok", and them CROTCH BAMING their faces so they get offended and say it's innapropriate. Madams and Monsiers dissing this add after commending the first one, your brains are innapropriately biased.
totally agree.props to namco for going there too.
@vortis its nothing to do with the game being any good, its just funny for what it is. anyway i would never pick a game based on a poster or screen shot. it could be cack for all we know but thats not really the point of what we are laughing at.
I don't know who agreed with you but they must be brain dead. Last time I checked I pick up fightings game based on promotional ads that make it look fun (i.e., SSF IV), not because some tits fell out or a schlong slapped me in the face. There's p0rn for that, thank you very much.
I'm with Vortis on this one. Some of the great fighting games I have: Blazeblue Super Street fighter 4 Mortal Kombat KOF XIII None of them needed to advertise like this and they seem to have sold ok. Hell, even KOF XIII has got Mai, and they didn't even focus on her. Sorry Namco, I've seen the gameplay trailers and after this, I'll just give this one a miss
There have been various examples of ads throughout various industries that had the objective to provoke audiences instead of plain selling (example: benetton). I cannot say that this was Namco's objective at first, but Voldo's poster was a clever response to a hypocritical gender-centric community that can't see past their own joysticks. I mean, think about it: if they wanted to go for "sex sells", they wouldn't put this ridiculous crotch with that weird protection over it since 99% of people attracted to men could tell you it's neither appealing nor sexy. They would've gone for one of the male character's chest/buttocks/real crotch (if they wanted to push the line) Summing up: this was more than a simple ad gig.
So ultimately you're siding with a company who was stupid enough to waste money on proving a point about sexual hypocrisy? That's the dumbest thing I've come across in the last three days on the internet...and the internet is full of dumb stuff. As a big fighting fan this kind of advertising did nothing to make me want to buy the game. Heck, even 505 knew how to get controversial while keeping the promotion for Supremacy MMA within context of the game's fighting nature. Aside from the Ezio ads Namco hasn't done much to promote SCV as a worthy fighting game and it seems they're wasting resources on public stunts instead of winning over consumers.