Weekly Recap Oct 7th: Funimation Localization Woes, SJWs Force Dev To Cancel Game
Weekly Recap
(Last Updated On: October 7, 2017)

Every single time it seems like we’re moving one step further from the craziness of Social Justice Warriors, it seems they pull everyone right back into their orbit of insanity. The latest case includes SJWs forcing a developer to cancel a mobile game ahead of its release due to them claiming it was racist.

On the other side of the spectrum, SJWs have included more of their talking-point propaganda into animes… this time Hajimete no Gal. Funimation was called out on the not-so-subtle slip-up but they decided to side-step the conversation about the politicized localization by talking about harassment instead. These ridiculously silly stories and more in this October 7th, 2017 edition of the Weekly Recap.

Funimation Doubles Down On The Crazy

After being called out by the anime community for a cancerous dubbing of Hajimete no Gal, Funimation decided to ignore the pleas to remove politics in their localization and instead talk about harassment and doxing. If that’s mind-boggling for you, you’ll probably also dig the news that politicians both in America and Canada have been coming down hard on a game called Dirty Chinese Restaurant that satirizes Chinese culture. Politicians and media have been aggressively calling for the game to be censored and banned. Also, an SJW-centric news site called AlterNet found themselves on the wrong side of censorship when Google implemented its new algorithm, causing the site to lose 1.4 million pageviews a month. And Bethesda has apparently removed the bloatware from the PC version of the Creation Club, making it slightly more tolerable for Fallout 4 and Skyrim users.

 

Game Journalists Now Want To Skip Bosses

RPS did an article explaining why it’s important to be able to skip bosses in games for people who don’t want to play challenging games. Nope, it’s not a joke… it’s real. It comes on the heels of Ubisoft taking out all the combat and quests in Assassin’s Creed: Origins in order to make a tourism mode. After years of a troubled development, Hawken is being shut down starting in early 2018 next year. Get in the play-time while you can before it goes kaput. GOG.com did a massive favor to fans of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 by restoring the game’s multiplayer, so you can now go back and play the original 2005 outing ahead of the release of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 for the eighth gen consoles. And gamers have become fed up with Turn 10 and Forza Motorsport 7’s loot boxes after paying $60 for the game and finding out that the loot boxes seem poised to support microtransactions.

 

Randy Pitchford Tries To Play Both Sides of The Diversity Debate

Randy Pitchford is hiring at Gearbox, but instead of simply saying “no white males”, he attempted to make a tweet about hiring based on the quality of the person’s work and not their skin tone or gender. Pitchford was quickly called out for being a social media snake. Ys VIII has run into a fandom problem, as some gamers feel as if the translation doesn’t quite live up to the standards of Nihon Falcom’s original work, and so the fans have started an e-mail campaign to improve future localization efforts of Nihon Falcom’s games. Also, Ubisoft could find themselves under the ownership of Vivendi soon, but they’re trying their darndest to stave off the hostile takeover by attempting to buy back their shares. And GOG.com has added eight classic SNK games from the heyday of the Neo Geo.

 

SJWs Try To Start Controversy Over A Hat In Time

Gears For Breakfast’s A Hat in Time is a charming little 3D platformer that has mostly been receiving a lot of praise and laud from critics… except for SJWs. Polygon and NeoGaf have been leading a charge against A Hat in Time because it features a small bit part from YouTube JonTron, and they still have a hate-boner, wanting to force the developers to remove JonTron from the game, just like what happened with Playtonic and Yooka-Laylee. Speaking of SJWs (as if we ever stop?) Big-O-Tree Games have apologized to social justice warriors and cancelled the release of their game Dirty Chinese Restaurant after politicians and SJWs campaigned to get the game banned. There’s also a new Assist Mode in Super Mario Odyssey that will surely delight game journalists who don’t know how to play the game.


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