Dead or Alive publisher sues modder who sold DVD of nude game characters

midian182

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Recap: The Dead or Alive series is a strange beast. While not in the same league as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, some of the 3D fighting games are pretty good and have earned glowing reviews. That's not what they're best known for, of course—that would be the titillation on offer from its ample-breasted characters. Despite its infamy, publisher Koei Tecmo is firmly against people making nude mods, especially if footage of said mods ends up on a DVD.

As reported by Japanese publication Famitsu and translated by Siliconera, the offending DVD, which was sold on an auction site, contained recordings from several titles, including Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation. But this wasn't just footage of the vanilla games; it had been modded for "the removal of character clothing."

DOA publisher Koei Tecmo is far from flattered by the DVD, and considers it to be copyright infringement. The company is looking to file both a criminal case and civil suit against the person or persons responsible as it seeks restitution for the violation.

Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation is a spin-off of the DOA beach volleyball series. It's free-to-play, with players able to spend real-world money on characters' bikinis and accessories. The game is only available in Japan, but you can check out the trailer here.

DOA's developers have spoken out against nude mods in the past. When Dead or Alive 5: Last Round became the first in the series to land on the PC, game director Yohei Shimbori threatened to pull future games from the platform if players took liberties. While not mentioning nude mods explicitly, he asked people to "play our game in good moral and manner." It took about a day for the nude mods to appear, but Shimbori's threat never came to pass. We saw a similar nude mod controversy when Final Fantasy XV arrived on PC.

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Avro Arrow

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DVD's are still a thing?
Why, did you throw all of yours out? :laughing:
And there happens to be a lot of people with severe sex addiction.
Yeah, they're called "everybody". :laughing:
Virgins? In this day and age? Is that even a real thing or just a fleeting memory of long gone times .......
Virgins are totally overrated. I'd choose someone who knows WTF they're doing over a terrified virgin every time!

One of my friends once asked me if I'd ever want to hook up with a virgin. I told him "Hell no! If I wanted to bang a corpse, I'd be a mortician!" :laughing:
"play our game in good moral and manner."

Sorry I can't help but laugh at this statement. The game is already sexualizing women, so what good morals does the developers and publisher have?
Corporations don't have morals, only profit margins
That's one of the many problems with our society... brutally beating someone to death is not a problem - but God forbid we see an exposed nipple!

What would you rather your kid doing? Having sex, or killing someone?
Yeah, NetherRealm Studios should respond to this by making something called a "Pregnality" in the next Mortal Kombat! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
 

Cubi Dorf

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Is there legal precedent for distributing mods? Could this changing legal precedent for mods? Just because we are not liking the mod does not make it illegal and if it is determining illegal by court it could affecting other mods that we are liking.
 
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Avro Arrow

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Is there legal precedent for distributing mods? Could this changing legal precedent for mods? Just because we are not liking the mod does not make it illegal and if it is determining illegal by court it could affecting other mods that we are liking.
Yeah, they don't have a leg to stand on. I once tried out a nude mod for Skyrim and it was hilarious. This whole thing is stupid. I mean, with real porn being so ubiquitous, who would rather get off on nude video game characters? Sure, maybe in Japan, that's the only way to actually see nudity (without that childish blurred-out censorship) but the rest of the world (especially the Western World) thinks that this is just insane.
 

Dennis83

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Hahh, had a look at the trailer, lol, boobs everywhere in your face. Wondering how they got the guts to sue people and say to 'play the game in good morale and manner' for creating a mod that naturally follows the release of such a game. Like inviting all your friends to a party and forbid music, sex, drugs and alcohol...for sake of good morale and manner..
 

Rayneofpayne

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How can you talk about morals and ethics when you have $1000 worth of dlc?
Also the game code is crap on pc, steam reviews has a lot of complaints so no loss losing a game built for marketing semi nude dlc and no real support
 
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Rayneofpayne

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Why, did you throw all of yours out? :laughing:

Yeah, they're called "everybody". :laughing:

Virgins are totally overrated. I'd choose someone who knows WTF they're doing over a terrified virgin every time!

One of my friends once asked me if I'd ever want to hook up with a virgin. I told him "Hell no! If I wanted to bang a corpse, I'd be a mortician!" :laughing:

Corporations don't have morals, only profit margins

Yeah, NetherRealm Studios should respond to this by making something called a "Pregnality" in the next Mortal Kombat! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
Naw they went full SJW as well, blood gore and guts, but no sexy dressed females for you.
 
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willhen50

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Seeing a virtual character running around with DIFFERENT virtual "bikinis," is more titillating than seeing all the same virtual characters running around with the SAME virtual nude body.
 

kmo911

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We ar born witouth them but need s them. what are the needs for boo bu bu when we got real ones beside you. nudety in games are nice but you cant give life to them. when you undrees them they are just chicken fences.