Nintendo Doesn't Want DSi Associated With Porn

Tom Goldman

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Nintendo Doesn't Want DSi Associated With Porn



In the least surprising move ever, Nintendo is cracking down on websites that decide to use its name alongside videogame porn.

Videogames and porn have gone together since the dawn of the modern age [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotcha_%28arcade_game%29], but the pairing has been making Nintendo uncomfortable lately. A website that used the Nintendo name in a porn shoot was given a stern warning about using the house of Mario's properties.

The site in question posted a gallery of a nude woman posing with a Nintendo DSi. The text of the photo gallery made the mistake of actually using the words "Nintendo DSi," which caused a surveillance company called Cyveillance to jump into action, presumably under Nintendo's orders.

Cyveillance sent a notice to the website that read: "We are an Internet monitoring agency representing Nintendo of America Inc. ("Nintendo"). We are writing to ask you to stop using the Nintendo properties in the hidden text/visible text/meta tags and/or title and/or links of the above-referenced sexually explicit Web site. Nintendo's customers include many children and their parents. Unauthorized use of Nintendo trademark(s)/work(s) is harmful to those customers and will tarnish Nintendo's reputation."

The woman seen in the photos is understandably up in arms about the situation. I think the company is only trying to prevent innocent internet searches from landing on a pornography website, so in all fairness maybe it's for the best. Nintendo isn't requesting that the entire gallery be removed, but just the words referring to Nintendo's handheld.

By law, the photographed woman claims that Nintendo has no right to ask her to stop using the term "Nintendo DSi." Alas, going up against Nintendo in court is unlikely to be worth the fight, so Nintendo won the day and the terms appear to have been removed. I'm not for corporate bullying or internet censorship, but still feel that Nintendo is doing the right thing here.

Am I wrong? Should it be up to people's parents to keep their kids away from porn when they're searching for information about kid-friendly handhelds? Porn has a way of making it to the top of many internet searches, and I think it's reasonable for Nintendo to want to keep "Nintendo DSi" safe for work.

Source: GoNintendo [http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=144796]

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Baldry

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Does any company want to be associated with porn? Except a company that works in porn.
 

Tom Goldman

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Nintendo...I love you...I truly do. But what you must understand is, that most video game nerds such as myself practically survive on porn. Just because you have child friendly Mario games doesn't mean you can't also release a game featuring Donkey Kong having a threesome with Zelda and Samus. Jeez, most of your fan base are single men in their late 20's/early 30's. This is the stuff we crave. Expand your horizons a little.

Disclaimer: anyone who takes that post seriously will be pimp slapped.
 

Thunderhorse31

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I suppose it's inappropriate to ask for a link to the offending gallery in question. I'd look it up myself, but, uh, I'm not that desperate.

 

ramboondiea

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well actually if its a porn site and shes making money from it, she shouldnt be using other companies trademarks ,also its understandable that nintendo (a very child/family friendly company dont want anything to do with porn, its just good business.

so yeah your completely right, nintendo is completly right and i dont think its got anything to do with corporate bullying
 

varulfic

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..but they're okay with being associated with censorship, okay.

That's a bit harsh maybe, but still, things like this is pointless at best.
jamiedf said:
well actually if its a porn site and shes making money from it, she shouldnt be using other companies trademarks ,also its understandable that nintendo (a very child/family friendly company dont want anything to do with porn, its just good business.

so yeah your completely right, nintendo is completly right and i dont think its got anything to do with corporate bullying
Dude. She makes money of her body, not her gaming console. You seriously think it should be illegal to make money of pictures if an item created by a company is featured somewhere?
 

SomeBritishDude

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I have to say, I'm extremely disappointed by the image used with this artical. Mr Goldman, you have wasted a very fine oppitunity. The possibilities were virtually endless.
 

Mr. Omega

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You can't fight rule 34. I wish you could, but it's not gonna happen.
 

RatRace123

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Well if Nintendo doesn't want to be associated with porn then they'd better start taking down all the rule 34 featuring their characters.

Good luck with that they'd also have to purge my harddrive.
Uh anyone who looks at game character porn is perverted.
 

moretimethansense

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As long as they don't actually try to take down the porn then I won't cry foul,
Still if she was posing with one why shouldn't it be in the description?
 

varulfic

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I'm a bit suprised they choose to protest against posing with a nintendo DS when there's like a million videos of naked ladies playing Wii.
 

PeePantz

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When I think of Nintendo, I think of Japan. When I think of Japan, I think of weird porn. Sadly, every time I think of Nintendo, there will always be a loose connection between Donkey Kong and Donkey's Dong.

Also, every nerd's fantasy will forever now be a hot chick draped in Nintendo gear. Atari will always fall short and ColecoVision doesn't have a chance. To a certain demographic, the sexual fantasy (which essentially why porn is made) of hot nerdy chicks will always be visioned with Nintendo. It's a balance between being mainstream enough and still respected.
 

Ironic Pirate

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Frankly they were asking for it when they put a mustache like that on Mario. And he's a plumber, too...
 
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I don't think posing with video game gear is bad in itself, but making "Nintendo DSi" a search term to point to that site is going too far, in my opinion. I mean, sure, the two or three people out there who are deliberately googling "DSi porn" will be out of luck, but I have a feeling their luck has been empty for some time now.