Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"

Via reddit, there's word on Ars Technica confirming a practical, if profit-eating response from the developer of Hotline Miami 2 to the game being refused classification in Australia. "If it ends up being not released in Australia, just pirate it after release," designer Jonatan Söderström wrote in an email reply. "No need to send us any money, just enjoy the game!" Devolver Digital confirmed for Ars this is genuine, and Fictional Devolver CFO Fork Parker tweets a confirmation that this is legit as well. "He’s said similar things in the past," a Devolver Digital PR rep told Ars. "And yes, I can confirm he wants people to enjoy the game."
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Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:36:
People are making a case for portrayal and simulation of rape...

No, they're not. However, let's delve in to your weird obsession with shoving your idiosyncratic morality on society as a whole and assume that they are. How is that different than, say, The Accused? Irreversible? Baise Moi? Those movies not only simulate rape, they graphically portrayed it to a point where even a jaded asshole like me was uncomfortable. However, in doing so, they garnered Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA awards, Sundance Festival awards as well as nominations for a slew of other awards for telling powerful and compelling stories.

But I guess all those people who worked on those films, labored to bring them in to being and acted in them, people who were lauded for their efforts, were just sick, amoral anarchists tearing at the belly of the lily white purity of society? Rolleyes

Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:36:
Sure, I would love to live in a society where freedom of expression exists, but that reality is merely a pipe dream. You can't have a free society where a criminal element exists. I am not an enemy of freedom. I do, however, recognize that there is something inherently wrong when a person tries to capitalize on forces that oppose the society in which we live.

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Payne, John Adams, and James Madison are all in the next room and have some wonderful ideas to share with you.

Nevertheless, define "criminal". Anyone whose speech and behavior you disagree with? The funny thing is, you speak in a manner daily that even a hundred years ago would have caused you to be ostracized. The fact that you don't know that, while haranguing about the impossibility of free speech existing is, well, hilariously ironic.

Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:36:
I just don't believe the government needs to sanction the portrayal and simulation of heinous crimes that have already been outlawed in society.

You don't? Holy shit! GET ON THE PHONE WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS RIGHT NOW! There are people (AND COMPANIES!) making these things called "movies" that do exactly that and, oh horror of horror, they've been doing it for more than a hundred years! HOW CAN THIS SICK FILTH GO ON???? Rolleyes
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