Weekly Recap Jan 26th: Japan Shops Purge Hentai, Anime Games Banned From Steam, Nintendo Wins 2018
Weekly Recap

We haven’t even finished January and already 2019 is turning out to be twice as bad as 2018. The first month of the year decided it was going to round out in the most heinous way possible, with the Sword Art Online creator saying he was going to become more politically correct with his work, with Japan convenience stores saying they’re purging all adult and hentai magazines in August, and with Valve banning even more anime and visual novel games from Steam as part of their war against “legally grey” games.

The only shining spot on the dirty piece of coal that was this week was that Nintendo managed to win 2018, beating out Sony and Microsoft and showing some ray of hope for the future of gaming. Obviously, none of that compensates for the fact that a trans organization called Mermaids was given $340,000 to promote hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery for young kids via a Donkey Kong 64 charity stream hosted by YouTuber H. BomberGuy, and the moderators on the DOOM sub-reddit were actually banning people for being against it!

Anyway, all of this stupid-arse nonsense and more in this January 26th, 2019 edition of the Weekly Recap.

YouTuber Tries To Help A Trans Group Trans-Up Some Young Kids

It’s getting bad these days. A group called Mermaids is trying to get young kids turned into trans by promoting transgenderism among the youth with a $500,000 grant. The grant was blocked by Graham Linehan, but then a YouTuber named Hbomberguy stepped in to host a Twitch stream to raise money for the Mermaids so they can fund the 45 groups across the U.K., to help kids transition. More Sony censorship news, this time Conception Plus has been censored for the PS4, with the Touch Communication mode being removed, which disables the ability for players to touch and rub on the girls. After Bethesda settled a lawsuit with Warner Bros., over the Westworld mobile game, Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros., announced that the Westworld mobile game would be shutting down in April. A fan-made Gillette Venus ad featuring women being despicable is probably one of the best videos you’ll see all week. And a trans manager at Facebook quit the company because Facebook employees denied the existence of white privilege.

 

Japan Shops Getting Rid Of Hentai Magazines

You thought the SJWs wouldn’t affect the land of the rising sun and all those nippons? Well, you were dead-wrong onii-chan. Various Japan stores are getting rid of their hentai selection and adult magazines in order to accommodate the upcoming 2020 Olympics. Some gamers asked Eurogamer to stop being political activists, and they said “no”. The brand director for Ace Combat 7 took aim at IGN for going with the noob route for playing Ace Combat 7 during the review. Sword Art Online will become more politically correct to appease Westerners… and the author will spend more time working on improving his female characters after he received criticisms from Social Justice Warriors. And Valve has admitted that even if your character is stated to be over the age of 18, if they look like they’re underage and in a school, they will ban your game.

 

More Dead or Alive 6 Misunderstandings

Dead or Alive 6 is the most misunderstood game coming to the market if producer Yohei Shimbori is to be believed. He says that when they said that the game was being “toned down” that it was all a misunderstanding. It’s hilarious because just days later Shimbori later stated that they had to tone down Dead or Alive 6 because that kind of sexualization isn’t acceptable in today’s era. The DOOM sub-reddit has banned users from saying anything “transphobic”, but if you do choose to say something transphobic it won’t just be met with a ban but a perma-ban. Crytek has teamed up with Improbable for an upcoming AAA game. Nintendo is restarting development on Metroid Prime 4, this time with Retro Studios at the helm. And Activision is now officially being sued as part of a class action suit for securities fraud involving the dissolution of their partnership with Bungie.

 

Nintendo Switch Wins The Console Wars of 2018

Nintendo pulled out a clutch victory in 2018 within the United States by moving millions of units across the region and totaling more than 1.77 million units in the month of December alone. The massive sales for the system helped push it over the top to become the console that generated the most revenue and moved the most units in 2018. All hail the king; all hail Nintendo. In a twist of hilarity, the founder of the Anime News Network found himself being falsely accused of being a sex offender even after the Anime News Network staff derided The Rising of the Shield Hero for including a false-rape accusation as a character building element, calling it an “imaginary boogeyman”. The game NekoMiko managed to get caught up in the waifu holocaust 2.0, with Valve preventing the game from releasing with an indefinite postponement and no communication on why it can’t be released. And Volkswagen has gotten woke by coming out with its own anti-male, anti-gamer ad as they attempt to appease feminists and SJWs (and hopefully go broke).

 

Valve Goes On A Waifu Banning Spree

The waifu holocaust 2.0 is back on. Game developers making anime games and visual novels need to fear for their waifus’ lives. Valve is cracking up and coming down on the weeb games like an east coast hurricane during the middle of autumn. Thankfully, other storefronts are offering refuge for the abandoned waifus escaping from Steam’s purge, this includes JastUSA, MangaGamer, and Nutaku. Other developers are intent on censoring their games and going back to the old ways, before the adult filters arrived; HuniePot mentioned that HuniePop 2 will launch on Steam in a censored format, but offer an off-site patch to bring the game back up to its real version. According to Breitbart, Microsoft has produced a browser extension called Newsguard, which has labeled various Right-wing websites (and a few sites on the Left) as untrustworthy. And there’s a new ransomware virus going around posing a video game icon, and sites like Techradar are warning gamers to steer clear of any online games that might seem suspicious.

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