Blizzard cracking down on Overwatch porn

The developer is issuing DMCAs for copyright infringement.

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There's a disturbingly active community around Overwatch porn (so I've heard), and Blizzard's none too happy about it. Creators of illicit videos featuring characters from the game such as Tracer and Widowmaker are receiving DMCA threats from the developer warning uploaders to remove it immediately.

"We have disabled the following material as a result of a third-party notification claiming that this material is infringing," one creator of a video titled 'Crossing Worlds – Tracer, Widowmaker, Liara [FUTA].'"

I'm pretty sure I have at least three letters in that acronym pegged—sorry, poor choice of words—but I haven't decided how curious I am about the fourth.

In somewhat related news, check out our review of Overwatch, which does not account for expanded character lore revealed in now-prohibited pornography.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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    May 27, 2016 4:40 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Blizzard cracking down on Overwatch porn

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      May 27, 2016 5:14 PM

      that falls under fair use though....

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          May 27, 2016 5:28 PM

          It may fall under parody use if they avoid trademarks. There's a reason all those Batman / Seinfeld / Brady Bunch XXX movies are still available.

          I don't really think it should be fair use, but the prevalence of so much "parody" porn makes me think the legal justification has to be pretty solid.

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            May 27, 2016 5:33 PM

            Making a parody is probably possible, but I suspect these are more of the "and then Character X and Character Y had sex" variety, without even the pretense of parody. The title in the article certainly gives that impression.

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          May 27, 2016 5:51 PM

          It is, which is why Nintendo had to buy the rights the the Mario bros porn so it would never be released.

          its common knowledge that they are called "porn parodies" now

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            May 27, 2016 6:13 PM

            See me response to Conan.

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              May 27, 2016 10:27 PM

              the reason why the others are up is because there was no claim made against them

              once a claim is made, valid or no it is taken down until disputed. So, either the other ones were disputed successfully or the others did not have claims against them.

              not all claims are valid, and if this one is found invalid... they can be taken to court because false claims are illegal.

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            May 27, 2016 8:30 PM

            Can't have the world watching Mario and Luigi laying pipe.

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      May 27, 2016 5:17 PM

      Awesome! This will inevitably lead to even more of it being made.

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      May 27, 2016 5:18 PM

      Probably get more views than the World of Warcraft movie.

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      May 27, 2016 5:22 PM

      I refuse to believe Overwatch porn exists. Go ahead. Prove me wrong.

      vvvvvv - Right down there would be a good place to prove me wrong. GO AHEAD, I DARE YOU!

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      May 27, 2016 6:32 PM

      rule 34 cannot be stopped.

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      May 27, 2016 6:41 PM

      I wonder if they think thought long and hard about it.

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      May 27, 2016 6:44 PM

      heh

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      May 27, 2016 7:08 PM

      Lol they managed to get mass effect in there huh

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      May 27, 2016 7:54 PM

      CONTEXT!

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      May 27, 2016 7:58 PM

      FUTA isnt an acronym, its a japanese genre

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      May 27, 2016 8:33 PM

      Blame Valve. A hell of a lot of that stuff is made using Source movie maker.

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        May 27, 2016 11:12 PM

        lol its their fault people are making porn with it? People also use it to make Valve IP porn but you dont see Valve crying about it.

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          May 28, 2016 11:07 AM

          BLAME THE INVENTOR OF THE INTERNET, AL GORE

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      May 27, 2016 11:18 PM

      Almost every female character is a cheesecake anime porn type in this game. Asses and bodies in skin-tight liquid-like spandex, but this is too far? I love when companies act indignant like this.

      Like Capcom's recent ruling about porn companies sponsoring players. Can't have the kids being demonized by adult imagery. But all their female characters are showing their ass cracks and putting their vaginas in peoples faces in the game. Not to mention that most of the alt costumes take it even further.

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      May 28, 2016 2:45 AM

      lol, totally work safe alternative: http://imgur.com/gallery/e0MyT

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      May 28, 2016 2:54 AM

      Pre-order canceled.

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      May 28, 2016 3:03 AM

      cracking down.. hurr hurr

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      May 28, 2016 3:18 AM

      Screen grab from their press conference http://i.imgur.com/NCWzIAb.jpg

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      May 28, 2016 7:10 AM

      Absolutely ridiculous. Just like the Tracer thing, this will only lead to a ton more of this stuff being made.

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      May 28, 2016 7:25 AM

      They better fucking hope this game doesn't take off in Japan.

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      May 28, 2016 7:57 AM

      Because this worked out so well for Esurance.

      http://priceonomics.com/how-esurance-lost-its-mascot-to-the-internet/

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        May 28, 2016 8:30 AM

        holy shit this is like a cottage industry

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        May 28, 2016 9:09 AM

        “For God’s sake, sex and auto-insurance are not two things that go together.”

        ~ Kristin Brewe, creator of Erin Esurance


        Neither do spies and auto-insurance.

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        May 28, 2016 9:12 AM

        This is kind of hilarious.

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          May 28, 2016 9:55 AM

          Up until I happened across that article by accident, I had no idea people were generating Esurance porn. I wasn't surprised, mind you, but I never imagined it could be to such a degree that the company would try to get involved.

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        May 28, 2016 12:57 PM

        that was a great read... thanks for the post

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      May 28, 2016 9:09 AM

      Worked so well for Google Maps when they allowed people to draw on their maps and ended up with national parks the shape of a penis.

      They locked it down eventually but still there's stuff that are cook shaped when it shouldn't be.

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      May 28, 2016 10:29 AM

      So.. stupid question. But does someone actually animate these things from scratch or do they use some in game engine? The one I looked at, for research, looked pretty high quality.

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        May 28, 2016 10:40 AM

        i think they export the models from the game and then animate them in something like Maya or Source Film Maker

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          May 28, 2016 2:13 PM

          those models have fully working reproductive organs, mouths, its safe to say that the models were probably ripped from the engine and rebuilt meticulously. unless blizzard was in the habit of building widowmakers and tracers with functioning vaginas lol

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      May 28, 2016 2:02 PM

      Good luck with that Blizzard. :/

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