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iPhone: Freeverse against Japanese whales hunt

03-02-2009, 04:13 PM
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Freeverse against Japanese whales hunt

Sounds like Freeverse did the wrong thing:

"While the Japanese government sponsors illegal whaling, all incomes from sales of games developed by Strange Flavour in Japan will be donated directly to the Sea Shepherd [A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION] Conservation Society.

www.seashepherd.org"

They wanted to sound cool maybe, or politically correct (?), but in fact they're getting a really bad reputation in Japan.

For example, now SlotZ Racer is rated 1 and 1/2 stars in the App Store and Japanese users boycotts the company.

Is it good to involve politics in videogames?


D.

Last edited by daniglue; 03-02-2009 at 04:16 PM.
03-02-2009, 04:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by daniglue View Post
Sounds like Freeverse did the wrong thing:

"While the Japanese government sponsors illegal whaling, all incomes from sales of games developed by Strange Flavour in Japan will be donated directly to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

www.seashepherd.org"

They wanted to sound cool maybe, or politically correct (?), but in fact they're getting a really bad reputation in Japan.

For example, now SlotZ Racer is rated 1 and 1/2 stars in the App Store and Japanese users boycotts the company.

Is it good to involve politics in videogames?


D.
Forget the Feaken Japs if they've rated your game 1 or 1/2 stars OK??

Sorry I'm just a little Ticked here!

03-02-2009, 04:16 PM
#3
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is it good to involve politics in videogames? music? movies? books?
yes, of course. specially in that kind of issues.

BIG YES TO FREEVERSE!
03-02-2009, 04:17 PM
#4
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Someon'e going to say something racist now.

I'm a staff editor at GamePodunk.com. Follow me on Twitter (@HLLivingLoco) for games and fun!
03-02-2009, 04:18 PM
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Someon'e going to say something racist now.
NOT ME!!! :/ I dont wanna be banned form these forums yes I know God loves everyone.........
03-02-2009, 04:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pante View Post
is it good to involve politics in videogames? music? movies? books?
yes, of course. specially in that kind of issues.

BIG YES TO FREEVERSE!
Do you know who Sea Shepherd are?
Do you know what they do?

I think you and the guys at Freeverse don't know about this stuff.
So, please research and come back here to comment.
03-02-2009, 04:23 PM
#7
There are good ways to protest, and there are bad ways.

Those on the Sea Shepherd prefer to use the latter.

It is never a good idea to involve politics in your company UNLESS your company is one that was designed to be on a side from the get go. But a company like Freeverse that is trying to sell as many copies of these games as possible shouldn't limit themselves to one demographic.

Poor choice IMO and I won't be purchasing anything from them, as I would die before I dime of mine gets sent to those anti-whalers.
03-02-2009, 04:23 PM
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It's interesting that all profits from Japan, specifically, are going towards the organization. In any other country it is possible that the organization would be looked well upon, but in Japan it is easy to see why they are considered terrorists. So, they're basically telling Japanese customers that if they buy the game they're giving money to terrorists... that's not a good marketing strategy (at least not in Japan)...

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03-02-2009, 04:24 PM
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Someone should find the link for that Japanese whaling game.

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03-02-2009, 04:25 PM
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Someone should find the link for that Japanese whaling game.
lol and send it it freeverse and say PLAY THIS!!