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Old 2012-05-18, 03:54
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Agarest 2 to be censored in the EU, no word from the US version AFAIK.

A Closer Look at the Deluxe Edition
http://blog.ghostlight.uk.com/post/a...deluxe-edition

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Firstly, while she remains a playable character, we have had to remove the 1st generation version of Fiona from the minigames (and only the minigames). Don’t worry, affection levels have been taken into account when making this change.

In addition to this we have had to remove 4 static images from the game. Please understand that we are making these changes under advisement from PEGI and the USK
Edit: it seem like the US version will be uncensored https://twitter.com/#!/aksysgames/st...24026037391360 [link taken from GL site, posted by Rena]

Edit 2: details of the School Days HQ CE is out
http://jastusa.com/blog/2012/05/18/s...-for-preorder/
Sekai Project's logo looks nice on the box art! Good work guys!

Edit 3: Kotaku.com post's a review of My Girlfriend is the President!
Schoolgirl Presidents, Aliens, and Super Saiyan Panda Fighting!
http://kotaku.com/5911348/schoolgirl...panda-fighting
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Old 2012-05-24, 10:30
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Long time seller of all things doujin related, DLSite is offering to localize any doujin game of your choice (or manga for that matter) as part of their anniversary campaign http://www.dlsite.com/eng/campaign/anniversary1 People can vote up to three titles from DLsite's existing stock. The game with the most votes gets localized pending permisson from the developers.
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Old 2012-05-28, 13:18
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Seems like Eiyuu*Senki project is dead:
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KannaRei: on 16.05 I received a dmca mail from tenco making me stop translating and the team abandoning the project. None of us intend to go against tenco's wishes with this so we will not take it up again unless tenco themselves give us an ok. If you really want/need it in english either find someone else who does not care about dmca and such or use atlas or whatnot.
I will never understand all these C&Ds.
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Old 2012-05-28, 18:20
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What's not to understand?

The company perceives a threat to their sales due to facilitated piracy (whether real or not), and there's the added bonus of a chance that stupid do-gooder international groups will pressure their government to restrict their businesses, further hurting their sales.

Sending out C&Ds doesn't require too much effort on their part, and if it can stop these projects, well...
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Old 2012-05-29, 02:58
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The company perceives a threat to their sales due to facilitated piracy (whether real or not), and there's the added bonus of a chance that stupid do-gooder international groups will pressure their government to restrict their businesses, further hurting their sales.
Probably I have problems in understanding simply because I don't as real these threats. If we talk about the "facilitated piracy", those Japanese users who pirate games will pirate them anyways, whether there is an English pirate audience or not, and the Western pirates wouldn't buy the game anyways, while those English speakers who want to support them might actually buy their games, increasing their sales.
I don't think the second issue you mention is really probable, and those "stupid do-gooder international groups" have already done and will do that in future, whether a translation for a game like this will get an English translation or not.
However, I guess the major issue here is about perceptions. I don't know how a Japanese company perceives an English translation of their works, but probably most of those companies fear the threats you talked about. On the other hand, Western community tends to see C&Ds like a form of racism. I won't go as far as really calling this C&D racism, but I guess a lot of people will see it this way.
However, i don't really care about this C&D, since I couldn't care less about this game and I don't use English patches to read novels. It's just that I don't like to see C&Ds for games that don't look like that dangerous exposed to a Western audience. I mean, this doesn't look like a silly nukige where you go around the world brutally raping all the girls you see before you.

Anyways, it irritates me to see official sites blocked for foreigners visitors and sites where you see "Overseas can't buy/download this game" (actually in most cases you can download or buy those games without any difficulty, expecially when they're sold on DLsite or similar sites)
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Old 2012-05-29, 16:53
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Anyways, it irritates me to see official sites blocked for foreigners visitors and sites where you see "Overseas can't buy/download this game" (actually in most cases you can download or buy those games without any difficulty, expecially when they're sold on DLsite or similar sites)
Yeah you can thank the international lobby groups for that one. Pretty much all the IP blocks started happening after the Rapelay incident and "This game is meant for sale in JAPAN only" messages started appearing with much higher frequency after that. You say the second point I mentioned is not probable, but it has already happened once before and can easily happen again (In that case, there wasn't a translation patch involved at all, just to clarify, however the whole incident was sparked when a certain game caught the attention of Western media and everyone decided to jump on the bandwagon).

The other thing I forget to mention is that if your game gets a fan-patch out then there might be less incentive for any company to license it and release overseas due to market saturation issues (although apparently JAST and MG's market plan currently is the exact opposite, picking up fan-translated projects and translation-in-progress (this one makes a bit more sense) projects left and right)

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Old 2012-05-29, 17:43
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<rant>Welcome to the post-Rapelay world, where any future interactions between Japanese eroge and the rest of the world will be tainted by the actions of fundamentalist groups who can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality and have too much time on their hands. I saw a post somewhere (I forget the details) where someone on the Japanese side of the industry said this was the real problem with fan translations - not pirating, not the loss of potential Western licensing opportunities, but this shit. When someone gets a hair up their ass when they discover "omg teh horrible pr0n" on their child's computer, who are these outraged fundamentalists going to go after - a few fan translators on the Internet, or the company whose name is plastered on the game? (Hint - it's the one with the money.)</rant>

I was surprised when I read the license agreement for Period that it didn't say "thou shalt not play outside of Japan" like I was expecting. It just warned "the sale and play of this product in other countries is subject to punishment according to the laws and ethics regulations of that country."
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Old 2012-05-31, 20:21
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The fansub group Doki is going to release Tomoyo After English Patch on July the 20th
http://doki.co/2012/05/31/riddle_me_this/
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English patch for Higanbana no Saku Yoru Ni - The First Night was released.
http://ronove.blogspot.com/2012/06/h...rst-night.html

I hope this is better than the last episodes of Umineko :\
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Old 2012-06-15, 05:04
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Swedish Manga Translator's Child Porn Charges Overturned
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...ges-overturned
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The Supreme Court explained that while it considered the drawings to be pornographic depictions of children, they were nevertheless imaginary. "The criminalization of possession of the drawings would otherwise exceed what is necessary with regard to the purpose which has led to the restriction on freedom of expression and freedom of information."
I wonder if the guy will sue them for destroying his life
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Old 2012-06-15, 09:46
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MangaGamer partners with Nyu Media to release the latter's games on MangaGamer.com

http://blog.mangagamer.org/2012/06/14/nyu-media-games/
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Old 2012-06-16, 21:58
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Grisaia partial patch released.

Grisaia is a very good game and this is a very good translation so give it a try if you're interested.
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Old 2012-06-20, 23:27
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offtopic and not site related.

today I received the longest (time wise) parcel that was shipped to me. Highschool of the Dead Color Omnibus was shipped to me from Amazon on the beginning of September 2011, and I only received today!
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Old 2012-06-21, 06:50
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Law Penalizing Downloaders, Criminalizing Ripping Passes in Japan
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...asses-in-japan
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The law includes sections outlawing the "ripping" of content, for personal use, that involves the bypassing of digital copy protection such as the CSS system on DVDs.

The law also includes a section added in committee that imposes a penalty to the already illegal act of knowingly downloading copyrighted material without permission, and those charged with illegal downloading will now face up to two years of prison or fines of up to 2 million yen (about US$25,400)
Artist Yuki Takano Leaves CIRCUS But Will Still Freelance
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...till-freelance
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Takano worked with CIRCUS on the game art for D.C. II: Da Capo II, Princess Party, and RPG Academy. She also worked with La'cryma on the games Sora wo Tobu, Nanatsu-me no Mahou and fortissimo game.
Copyright Legislation Moves Forward in Canada, Stalls in Europe
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...alls-in-europe
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Similar to America's Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Bill C-11 would bar Canadians from bypassing digital copy protection such as the CSS system on DVDs, even for personal use.
but there is some other good news... tomorrow is Friday :-p
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Old 2012-06-25, 20:34
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Cinders, A Mature Visual Novel Based On Cinderella
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/06/25...on-cinderella/

official site: http://moacube.com/games/cinders/
the site include a demo for Windows and Mac, plus a youtube video trailer
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