So that Kotaku article on FE:F miiight not be accurate, and here’s why.

I’ve never made one of these before, so if It comes off as a mess I really apologize, but I really recommend giving this a read as I have provided numerous photos of the japanese version of Fire Emblem Fates in comparison to what we’ve seen of the western version as evidence on why that article is wrong. Click the read more (Since the post is pretty long!) to see what I mean, putting this together took time :)

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This Bloodborne comic is too cool for still images
Do the pics change with high insight?, Bloodborne comic. The hunt is a wonderful, terrible thing. A sentiment perfectly captured in this gorgeous, lightly animated Bloodborne webcomic, The Master o...
By Nic Rowen

The latest comic written by myself and drawn by @nick-foo made its way to Destructoid’s front page, and Kotaku too! 

This is quite a milestone, and I want to give huge thanks to everyone who keeps up with the comic and shares it!

There is still facetouching in FE14

All of the articles i’ve read lead back to Kotaku and there has been no evidence of an interview. Now if you did your research, in Nohr (Conquest) you cannot repeat battles so there is no way to get your supports up besides facetouching, and compare the english website to the japan one and the japan one says the exact same thing. They wouldnt make this announcement this close to realease. Thank you for your time.

Whoa whoa whoa....wait
  • I saw some people talking on Facebook and comparing to that what I've already read before
  • The only site that is credited as the source for the story about the petting game being removed from "Fire Emblem-Fates"
  • .....was Kotaku
  • There's no other originating source other than Kotaku
  • and nobody as far as I've seen has any confirmation on the censorship of the mini game despite the news of it swirling about for 3 days
  • Did they make it all up for clicks?
Let me explain something here

Now, I understand that FE fans everywhere are getting their respective undies in a wad here about this whole “petting censorship” fiasco that’s going on, but let’s take a deep breath and think on this a moment.

There’s an article on Kotaku stating that the Western release of Fates http://kotaku.com/the-english-version-of-fire-emblem-fates-wont-have-the-1755121353
Kotaku’s not really the first place I’d go for news. After this debacle a few months ago: http://www.gamezone.com/originals/opinion-no-kotaku-you-weren-t-blacklisted-for-speaking-the-truth-jxh2

That being said, is it really not striking people as odd that such a popular part of the game would suddenly have mentioned of being removed less than a month before it’s release? Not only that, but even in footage of game play by Nintendo still shows the icon of the “My room” where the petting takes place. Not mention, if you’re reading other articles, they’re all pretty much citing Kotaku or other articles that are citing Kotaku… which is rather odd.

Either way, I won’t take this information at face value and if it’s actually true, I’d imagine NOA would’ve had something to say about it (and would’ve probably done so MONTHS ago)

Tl;Dr take what Kotaku is saying with a grain of salt. Don’t believe the first thing you see kiddos, just take a step back, breathe, and do some research.


This… this is gold holy crap.

Popular YouTubers Stop Trying To Trademark 'React,' Apologize
Last week The Fine Brothers drew mass internet hate after they announced they wanted to let other YouTubers monetize and license its “React” format shows. Tonight, they’re taking all of it back.
By Patricia Hernandez

The official apology letter from Benny and Rafi:

We’re here to apologize.
We realize we built a system that could easily be used for wrong. We are fixing that. The reality that trademarks like these could be used to theoretically give companies (including ours) the power to police and control online video is a valid concern, and though we can assert our intentions are pure, there’s no way to prove them.
We have decided to do the following:
1. Rescind all of our “React” trademarks and applications.*
2. Discontinue the React World program.
3. Release all past Content ID claims.**
The concerns people have about React World are understandable, and that people see a link between that and our past video takedowns, but those were mistakes from an earlier time. It makes perfect sense for people to distrust our motives here, but we are confident that our actions will speak louder than these words moving forward.
This has been a hard week. Our plan is to keep making great content with the help of our amazing staff. Thank you for your time and for hearing us out.
Benny and Rafi Fine
*This includes “React,” “Kids React,” “Elders React,” “Lyric Breakdown,” etc. Please note: It takes a while for the databases to update, but the necessary paperwork has been filed.
**Content ID is YouTube’s copyright system that automatically flags content that looks like or sounds like copyrighted content. This mostly flags videos that are direct re-uploads of our videos (which is what the system is built for), but if you know of a video that has been claimed or removed incorrectly, please email us with “false claim” in the subject line.

While I still think that they are just doing damage control right now, I’m glad to see that the biggest concerns have been addressed and they are cancelling their trademarks and React World.

Only time will tell if they actually learned anything from this.