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Censorship Mary Skelter 2 confirmed censored

Migi

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What has been speculated for a while has become a reality.

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According to those at Ghostlight : "it was out of their hands.", typical load of bullshit when trying to get away with censorship.

Screenshot 2022-01-04 at 22-44-55 Ghostlight on Twitter.png

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NretsewThePerv

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The patch is a 0-byte file that's placed in the root of the game folder. You can basically create the file 'Minigame.dat' and achieve the same result.

wait a min does this mean that the game data for the minigames is still sold with the game and technically in the game files but cant be accessed by the game without the unlock file?

what the fuck is this on-disk DLC style shit. like this just raises more questions

if the data was not removed from the game does steam know about it or care?
are you telling me people could have just done this day one?
why did they even lock the content in the first place?

I'm fucken confuse boiz
 

lewdthewides

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wait a min does this mean that the game data for the minigames is still sold with the game and technically in the game files but cant be accessed by the game without the unlock file?

what the fuck is this on-disk DLC style shit. like this just raises more questions

if the data was not removed from the game does steam know about it or care?
are you telling me people could have just done this day one?
why did they even lock the content in the first place?

I'm fucken confuse boiz
There has been 3 patches so far, so it's possible that the minigame content was removed at release, then added back in with one of these patches. Steam has never liked "unlock" patches for content that they don't approve of, and has always forced devs to move unapproved game data into offsite patches before uploading to Steam servers. If Ghostlight is able to provide a patch like this, then Steam weren't the ones who started all this

The patch notes that Ghostlight provided says that it should only be used while in ESRB territories, although that's pretty unenforceable. We know the uncensored version was looked at and rated by PEGI before, so I guess the omission of them from "approved" patch territories suggests that PEGI might be involved in what happened? I mean, they did blame PEGI before for why the EU PS3 version of Agarest 2 was censored, and that turned out to be a lie. But in this situation, why blame PEGI while also uncensoring the game because it's still fine with the ESRB?
 
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Solar Blade

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Ghostlight are a UK based company if I recall correctly, it's strange to me why they would let them handle the distribution of a game with softcore lolicon content in it considering it's supposed to be illegal there but I digress.

Was the patch always in the game or did they add this in post after the backlash?
 

Migi

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Ghostlight are a UK based company if I recall correctly, it's strange to me why they would let them handle the distribution of a game with softcore lolicon content in it considering it's supposed to be illegal there but I digress.

Was the patch always in the game or did they add this in post after the backlash?
The content seemed to have been always present in the game. The patch only switched it from off to on.
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