"It seems to be more of a phenomenon found in the west."
November 24, 2012 11:06 AM   Subscribe

"Yoshiomi Kurisu and his team discuss how difficult it was to create auto-detection of penis drawings." From an interview in "Iwata Asks", a series of interviews conducted by Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata.
posted by Greg Nog (10 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: hoax! -- mathowie



 
I, on the other hand, pretty much automatically clicked on that link.
posted by bicyclefish at 11:08 AM on November 24, 2012


"Kurisu-san suggested we study different types of penises in order to create figure out the relative shape and size people would draw. We spent a week doing that before we realized that we should have been looking at drawings of penises rather than real-life pictures. (laughs)"

Hahaha! Oh, Kurisu-san!
posted by yellowbinder at 11:10 AM on November 24, 2012


Kurisu: Ahem, uh. Some users would take to drawing penises.
Everyone: (laughs)
Kurisu: Well, it’s true. It seems to be more of a phenomenon found in the west.
Well maybe if we Westerners had the Festival of the Steel Phallus, we'd get it out of our system elsewhere.
posted by griphus at 11:11 AM on November 24, 2012


Plainly, a cock and bull story.
posted by gallus at 11:12 AM on November 24, 2012


This is a recurring problem in Nintendo games; how many penises do you see in this image?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:13 AM on November 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sorry, all; just realized the article is a fake, which makes this still hilariously juvenile, but far less whimsical and wonderful; I have asked for this thread to be deleted.

In the brief period before deletion, though, please feel free to share any lovely anecdotes about penis drawings.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:13 AM on November 24, 2012


Would it be jumping the gun to call shenanigans on this story? There's no way in hell a family/kid-friendly company like Nintendo is putting out an interview like this.
posted by Strange Interlude at 11:14 AM on November 24, 2012


Did anyone catch the subversive message here?

They are practically pleading with us to draw pics of vaginas on Miiverse. There are 0 checks for that.

You know what to do.
posted by clvrmnky at 11:14 AM on November 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you didn't guess, this is not a real thing, it is satire.
posted by neustile at 11:16 AM on November 24, 2012


He said "penis". sniggers, juveniley
posted by Wordshore at 11:19 AM on November 24, 2012


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