I like Sakurai more and more each day.
So do I, but he did take a hit from that interview.
Both restrictions mentioned in the interview are silly but Sakurai's argument is more likely to convince CERO they need to police the violence in the game more, not the potential panty shots less.
If I was going to worry about one or the other, it actually would be the panty shots. I grew up in the American Midwest during the 80's and 90's; if the guys exposed to "gun violence" were as likely to murder someone as the guys exposed to sexually stimulating materials were likely to masturbate, the "gun apocalypse" would have already happened. XD*
Just like I'd probably worry about "Strong language" more because I've already seen how my six-year-old nephew just doesn't get it. It ain't even swearing; just because his slightly older brothers would talk about "killing" each other in video games, he somehow got it into his head that it was appropriate to go all Bakugo and tell folks he was going to kill them when he meant he was going to defeat them in a game or contest. O_o
Addendum: No, I'm not trying to call these things moral equivalents. Some folks care about all three things I just mentioned, some only one or two, and some none. The point is, it isn't just "how bad" something is but "how bad the response" it generates is.
Edited by Otaku, 09 November 2019 - 03:37 PM.