Kakuto Chojin pulled

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  1. Philip_S

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    For offensive relious content, according to Gamespot anyway:
    http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories...910399,00.html

    This was a game I was interested in until all the bad reviews came in. Figured I would pick it up real cheap at some point. The demo on the new OXM wasn't bad, not great but not horrible either. Best Buy marked it down to $40 last I saw. If you're at all interested, now is the time....
     
  2. Joseph Young

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    Just what we need, another mediocre product developing a cult following because of its rarity. Controversial iconography aside, here is a splendid plan:

    If you are a developer midway or nearly through with a project and realize that nothing short of a miracle will exhalt it, just hide a bunch of offensive unlockables (use your imagination)..

    Then, once you confirm that the sales figures will not save your game, issue a kamikaze flurry of codes to the gaming public, and unveil the horrible, offensive content to the world. Watch your mediocre game pulled off the shelves, but a sharp spike in sales and an eternal life on Ebay.

    Not a bad plan. Obviously I am not implying there is a conspiracy.

    ~j
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    Of course, how does the developer profit from the Ebay sales... And, for that matter, even if there's a sales spike, how does that help them? Once it's at the store, they've already been paid for it, and recalls are expensive.
     
  4. EdR

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    So what's the offensive content?

    EDIT: Ah, found it at gamepro.com :

     
  5. Eric C. Mylonas

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    I'm curious (not looking for a fight): does anyone think this is really an issue?

    And before anyone answers, would they have been as sensitive to the concerns of other 'special interest' groups?
     
  6. Eric C. Mylonas

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    Delete this.
     
  7. GlenHaag

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    Personally, I think they just took this as an excuse/opportunity to pull a very bad game off the shelves.

    Just my opinion.

    Glen
     
  8. Joseph Young

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  9. Calvin Watts III

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    So, will anyone pick this up now,purely from a collector's standpoint?
     
  10. Damien

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    basically i agree with glen,
    this is one of the worst games released this generation, and microsoft is trying to get some trust that they themselves can make good games, which will be important if xbox2/ps3 launch at the same time.
     
  11. JamesH

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    I'll be keeping my eye on the market for these, could be the next Air Force Delta Storm. I can see my auction title now:

    "NEW SEALED NIB!!! Kakuto Chojin Xbox, RARE OOP UNCENSORED!!! BEST GAME EVAR!!"
     
  12. Travis Olson

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    Got my copy. I'm not even going to bother playing it, I'll just bide my time till it starts going for around $60-70 on eBay then dump it.
     
  13. Richard Waller

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    Now why on Earth would they fake a recall? The PS2 has plenty of crappy games and you don't see them getting recalled.

    This is just another case where a group of people got offended by a game and contacted people to get it off the market.

    Needless to say, I'll be watching the second-hand market on this title as well. Ebayers will buy anything marked OOP. Just look what they're paying for the Halloween III DVD, previously available for under $10.
     
  14. Mark Dubbelboer

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    I just found three copies of this game at a pawn shop in town here. It's factory sealed still, gonna hold onto it for a month or so to see what it's going for.
     
  15. James T

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    I work at a video store and when I came in today, I was told to destroy the copy. The request from head office was to physcially destroy the disc. That was it. No explanation other than Microsoft will pay back later
     
  16. Eric C. Mylonas

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    Best Buy in my neighborhood has four brand new copies of Kakuto Chojin @ $40/each.
     
  17. Brian Kidd

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    Is the potential of offending Muslim extremists (remember, I said extremists) reason to pull a game off the shelves? In today's world, you bet. I'm sure Bill Gates doesn't want a fatwa on his head.
     
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  19. Mark Dubbelboer

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    I've got four copies now. I'm willing to part with 2 of them if anyone wants them.
    I'd let them go for like $50shipped.
    Let me know through e-mail.
     
  20. GlenHaag

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    It's funny that things like this happen.

    The game got horrible ratings from most websites and gaming mags. It's got an average of 52% on gamerankings and people might pay $50 for it after it's pulled off the shelves.

    I guess there is one born every minute.

    Glen
     

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