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Dead or Alive creator chastising developers for eroticism?

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When the topic of sexism in games is brought up the shining, textbook example of where characters are overly sexualised is normally the Dead or Alive series.

This is the fighting game series that created a beach volleyball spin-off which only featured the female fighters of the series in bikinis and…well take a look for yourself.

So colour me surprised when I saw the original creator of the game, Tomonobu Itagaki, stating in an interview that the latest movies by Team Ninja to milk their loyal players out of money with erotic DLC as disgusting.

It does need to be remembered that he left Team Ninja under rather unpleasant circumstances back in 2008 and that he also goes on to state that everyone is a bit perverted which is why he made the aforementioned Dead or Alive Xtreme.

“Everybody is a little perverted; even I’m a little perverted,” he told Orochinagi. “But, it was for that very reason I created DOAX [Dead or Alive Xtreme]; in order to target the people who wanted something a little bit more casual and sexy but at the same time keeping that tone separate from the ‘fighting game’ that is DOA. DOA is now a total mess”

He believes the remnants of Team Ninja are exploiting the series’ loyal fanbase,  selling “disgusting” erotic DLC as a way to “milk loyal players out of money.”

So is Itagaki just spitting sour grapes or is there really a difference between skimpy erotic fighting costumes and an entire game developed so that players can perve over virtual characters?

Last Updated: January 28, 2015

35 Comments

  1. HairyEwok

    January 28, 2015 at 11:38

    Now I see how people go about buying the game. They get hypnotized by teh boobz physics. “selling “disgusting” erotic DLC as a way to “milk loyal players out of money.”” At least the Japanese know how to speak their minds and be honest about things.

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  2. HairyEwok

    January 28, 2015 at 11:38

    Now I see how people go about buying the game. They get hypnotized by teh boobz physics. “selling “disgusting” erotic DLC as a way to “milk loyal players out of money.”” At least the Japanese know how to speak their minds and be honest about things.

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  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 28, 2015 at 11:42

    O_O… booooooooooobs!….. O_O

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 28, 2015 at 11:46

      Why is it all the best things in life start with B? Boobs, Beer, Beef, Burgers…

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      • HairyEwok

        January 28, 2015 at 11:47

        You forgot bacon….. can’t forget bacon.

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 28, 2015 at 11:47

          Hence I never ended the list. The list, in itself, is endless.

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          • Anon A Mouse

            January 28, 2015 at 12:13

            And beekends, can’t imagine life without my beekends.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 12:20

            and bayday, that magical day in the month when wages are paid into the bank account.

  4. Hammersteyn

    January 28, 2015 at 11:42

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 28, 2015 at 11:43

      Look how happy Umar looks!

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 28, 2015 at 11:44

        BWAHAHAHA!!!

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 28, 2015 at 11:48

        Daily life for me, I’m always surrounded by hot babes and tentacles.

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          January 28, 2015 at 11:53

          You’re the calamari cook at Hooters? ;P

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        • HairyEwok

          January 28, 2015 at 11:54

          I’m totally jelly of you Umar…. get it jelly…. guys?

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

        January 28, 2015 at 12:11

        yoh yoh yoh yoh yoh

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      • RustedFaith

        January 28, 2015 at 15:19

        ROFL comment of the week

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    • HairyEwok

      January 28, 2015 at 11:46

      The tentacles…. THE TENTACLES!!!!!!

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    • RinceThis

      January 28, 2015 at 12:05

      You wonder why I never wanted to head over there… China was bad enough…

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    • Rock789

      January 28, 2015 at 12:45

      Big in Japan?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 28, 2015 at 12:47

        hahaha cool song

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    • oVg elfroot slayer

      January 28, 2015 at 15:25

      lol

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 28, 2015 at 15:43

        LIES I wanna know everything.

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  5. Mandom (Umar)

    January 28, 2015 at 11:47

    DOA always had that pervy aspect which is why they made Xtreme, if you look at trailers for DOA5/U you’ll see they’re pretty much focused on the core game. It’s a shame though, DOA is a really solid fighter overall, it’s not jus all about boobs or sexualization. That said, Itagaki has always been sour about this, but DOA hasn’t been that bad without him. Ninja Gaiden however….SHEEEEEEEEET, what a mess NG3 was.

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    • RinceThis

      January 28, 2015 at 12:06

      Agreed, the mechanics are well ahead of what is actually ‘looks’ like if you know what I mean.

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  6. Ghost In The Rift

    January 28, 2015 at 11:48

    How does that shirt still stay in place?:/

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      January 28, 2015 at 11:49

      Velcro nipples

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    • HairyEwok

      January 28, 2015 at 11:50

      They had to focus so much on boob physics that they didn’t have enough time to work on proper shirt physics.

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  7. Lardus-Resident Perve

    January 28, 2015 at 11:49

    Is it not a bit early for the ION?

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  8. RinceThis

    January 28, 2015 at 12:04

    Hehe, you said ‘MILK’ the players, hehe hehe hehe

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 28, 2015 at 12:07

      XD

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  9. Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

    January 28, 2015 at 12:10

    Lol. That’s the porn director calling a hooker black…. or something like that… Or did it have something to do with pots and kettles?

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  10. Anon A Mouse

    January 28, 2015 at 12:14

    I hope that’s water splashing on her boobs in the vid.

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  11. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    January 28, 2015 at 12:56

    Game of the year?

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