Sony blocks ‘pick-up artist’ video game

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Sony has blocked the publication of a video game designed to teach players of male psychological tricks to convince women to date.

Super Seducer was planned for release on PlayStation 4 on Tuesday.

The title has been criticized for being vulgar and for the promotion of “toxic behaviors and attitudes”.

Sony is limited to say that “it will not be made available”, but the BBC has confirmed that the Japanese company has prohibited the title.

Kickstarter had previously suspended the game and the crowdfunding campaign.

Super Seducer, however, it was released for Pc and Mac via the Steam platform of Valve.

The Motherboard, the news site was among the first to notice that the PlayStation version had not been released.Dating tips

Super Seducer does not have nudity, but it does not show women in their underwear sitting next to its British creator, Richard La Ruina, as he offers tips.

Live-action sequences show the author of “capturing” the parts of a date, the body and the attempt of kissing a woman he just met, to illustrate the actions that the player must avoid.

His proposal of techniques you talk about immigration and trying to change a woman of faith.

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The title of the marketing campaign bills as “very questionable”, but Mr. La Ruina said he had been surprised by the scale of the game.

“I was expecting a small segment of the population to take issue with it, just as you might do with everything that affects the dating skills for men,” he told the BBC.

“[It] has received a lot of negative coverage from people who have never played the game.

“They want to trademark is sleazy, sexist, misogynist, and even ‘rapey’. I found it all very aggressive and not at all helpful. “

But games reviewer welcomed Sony’s intervention.

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“It is not good to sell a product that pushes the idea that women are things that you can press the right buttons to win,” said Ellen Rose, from the Outside Xtra.

“In the last analysis, it is up to each platform to decide which games they want to sell.

“I don’t know if Steam will be more active – but because of the subject matter, it should at least make it as difficult as possible for minors under the age of 18 years to obtain.”