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OB1
We can't handle teh boobings!

From GAF: (http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=440)

Posted by
Sean Borycki at 02:23:32 PM EST on 12.14.2003.

Following the recent trend it seems the stateside release of King of Fighters 2000/2001 for the PS2 has been censored. Content purportedly removed includes blood, guns and Maiís jiggling jugs. One can only assume that SNK Japan fears the US can no longer deal with such mature themes. It warrents mention that several of the past KOF releases have been censored as well, such as KOF 99 for the Dreamcast.



Source: Slashdot Games

How stupid.

A Black Falcon
Nah, it'd just mean a port of the US NeoGeo versions of those games, which were censored for blood and Mai's jiggling already for some idiotic reason.

The European versions, in a bizarre twist, don't seem to be censored...

OB1
Are all of the DC versions censored? I have two DC KOF games but I never noticed any sort of censoring.

A Black Falcon
Uh, you talking about Japanese or US? Japanese ones aren't censored... not sure about US, I'd think they are since the Neo-Geo US releases were...

SNK also crippled the US releases of the two Last Blade games, removing all the blood and the ability to kill your opponents... idiots...

OB1
Guess I should get the japanese versions then...

A Black Falcon
You'd have to check on the DC versions of the games, since I obviously haven't played those ones... but I have played the Neo-Geo games. But Last Blade 2 at least I'm pretty sure is censored here. And some KOFs.

You know, it's handy that each Neo-Geo rom contains in it all three versions (US, Japan, Europe) in the same rom, easily switchable in the emulator. :)

Oh yeah, the US versions of the Metal Slug games have white blood. The Japanese and European ones have red blood.

OB1
And the GBA games?

A Black Falcon
Ooh, good question. I don't know.

OB1
I really need to get all of those SNK DC games before it's too late.

A Black Falcon
I have the roms of both KOF GBA games, but the Japanese one for the first game and the US one of the second... but it's from several months ago. I don't know if when they finally release KOF2 GBA it'll be that version (which seems to have been finished, in English, for quite some time given that I've had the rom for months). I checked. The English "US" Rom of the second GBA KOF game was released 6/22/03... I've had it since late July.

OB1
How is it? I was thinking about buying the game.

A Black Falcon
Better than the first KOF GBA game, I'd say. :) The first one wasn't bad, but just isn't as good as the Neo ones... this isn't quite there but it's closer. And fun to play, which is what really matters...

There are reviews of both games at www.neo-geo.com ... it clearly shows that the second one was a big improvement. :)
Here it is. http://www.neo-geo.com/reviews/gba-reviews/kof-ex2/kof-gba2.html

http://www.neogeoforlife.com/nonneoreviews/gba/kofex2.shtml

Another review.

Seems to say that it's better than KOF EX, but not as good as the homecarts... which I'd expect. Still, it is fun, and if I see EX2 for like $15 or $20 I'll probably end up getting it.

Oh, BTW, in the rom I have I'm not sure about blood, because the KOF games don't have much of it, but Mai is intact.

OB1
Awesome.

You might want to check cheapassgamer.com regularly for good deals.

A Black Falcon
Oh yeah, and I think it comes out today or tomorrow.

Now SNK/Playmore... why is Mai as she should be in the GBA game but not on the PS2? Does that make any sense?

OB1
What do you mean?

A Black Falcon
Huh?

OB1
why is Mai as she should be in the GBA game but not on the PS2?

What did you mean by that?

A Black Falcon
bouncy...

OB1
Oh...

OB1
Haha, these Koreans sure do love their KOF.... http://www.crocess.com:8000/cms/79/27379/sdfgsh.wmv

OB1
...

A Black Falcon
What? Oh, fine, I'll download it...

OB1
Lazy bunch of...

A Black Falcon
That's pretty good... :)

OB1
It sure is. :D

A Black Falcon
They have way too much time on their hands.

OB1
And you don't? :p

A Black Falcon
Well, um... I wouldn't spend it that way...

OB1
Then how do you spend your time?

A Black Falcon
Not re-enacting video games.

OB1
Just re-enacting Star Trek episodes. :p

A Black Falcon
... no! Being able to recognize just about every Voyager episode within five minuites isn't re-enacting them... and I don't even know the episode names. :D

OB1
And of Voyager... such a waste of a waste of time... :p

A Black Falcon
I like it. I do. I think it's good. And I don't get why everyone hates it...

OB1
it's because we've got brains...


:D

A Black Falcon
Oh yes, I'm sure that's the reason...

OB1
It is!

A Black Falcon
You just can't handle its coolness.

OB1
Yeah it's just beyond my comprehension.

A Black Falcon
I watched Enterprise yesterday... it was okay, but not better than your average Voyager ep from its third season. No way.

OB1
Even the worst Enterprise episodes are better than the best Voyager episodes.

A Black Falcon
I can't even begin to describe how wrong that statement is... it's just so absurd...

OB1
Dude, you like Voyager more than TNG. That shows just how crazy you are.

A Black Falcon
It just has a better cast... and similar execution.

OB1
:muddled:

Guys... please shoot him for me. Please.

A Black Falcon
Essentially, this is just taste. Which casts you like more is just opinion... all the Trek shows are decent shows, which ones you like is mostly taste. Especially so for the ones that are exploration... as in, everything except DS9...

I just like the cast of Voyager. I think Janeway is a good captain. Why do so many people hate her? I don't get it... but I hate Archer while some people love him so I can understand that it's just an opinion and that both shows are good. I certainly know that if I liked Archer I'd think a LOT more of Enterprise...

OB1
No shit, Sherlock, it's about taste??!!

Gadzooks!


But you're still wrong. :p

A Black Falcon
Janeway is a good captain.

OB1
My stool is a better captain than Janeway.

OB1
Haha, I love how almost all of our discussions used to turn into Voyager debates. :lol:

Great Rumbler
I used to watch Voyager for a while, but the later seasons just weren't any good.

OB1
It was never good.

*waits for ABF to come in and start another argument*

A Black Falcon
You brought it back so it wouldn't be me starting it. :)

And Voyager is still a good show.

Really, I like a lot of sci-fi shows... all the Star Treks, Stargate, Battlestar Galctica (old and new), Babylon 5, Farscape, Andromeda... all are good...

OB1
Voyager isn't. :p

Great Rumbler
It was never good.

It wasn't THAT bad. But it was definitely weaker than Next Generation and DS9.

OB1
It was the weakest Trek series of them all. The only reason I watch almost every episode was because that's all they showed in Croatia.

A Black Falcon
It's definitely better than Enterprise, probably better than TNG (though they are close), and I don't know about classic Trek... haven't seen much of it really... read a bunch of the books, but I've only seen a few classic Trek episodes. The movies are good though. :)

OB1
Man you are nuts. Comparing it to TNG, even. Yikes.

Great Rumbler
The only Trek series I would consider Voyager as being better than is Enterprise, though admitedly I haven't seen much of Enterprise. The recent Enterprise episodes have been pretty good though.

probably better than TNG (though they are close)

Not even close. Not by a mile, is it close.

OB1
Even Enterprise at its worst is better than Voyager at its best (which was never, really. It was always at a consistent level of crap).

A Black Falcon
That's a typical OB1-ism: a statement made that is wholly innacurate not because there is no truth behind it at all (in OB1's opinion) but because it is exaggerated beyond any reasonable level.

OB1
Dude you just said that Voyager is better than TNG. That's just so ABF I can't even believe it.

A Black Falcon
And saying that every episode of Enterprise is better than every episode of Voyager is so OB1...

OB1
Sorry bubba but you have to come up with an original insult. Copying mine isn't funny.

Great Rumbler
The doctor on Voyager was cool.

OB1
He was the only not-completely-annoying character in the entire show.

Seriously, just thinking about Tuvok and Janeway make me want to ABFing throw an ABF at someone.

Great Rumbler
I don't remember it as being THAT bad, though it has been a number of years since I've seen any episodes of Voyager. Actually, I haven't seen much of Star Trek at all in some time, except the movies.

OB1
... well then.

A Black Falcon
Janeway is a million times better captain than Archer. At least.

Great Rumbler
So what do you think is better, OB1: Next Generation, TOS, DS9, or the Star Trek movies?

OB1
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crummy Voyager >>>>>>>>>>>>>> ABF

And I never really watched DS9.

Edit: Yes I realize how weird that looks.