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February 13, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Similar to Tecmo's Dead Or Alive, Playboy magazine is reclaiming its identity #NakedIsNormal

Playboy brings nudity back
Dead Or Alive just can't decide if it wants to be a fighting franchise or M-rated beach volleyball. They know how Playboy felt this past year.
Thoroughly stoked about Sony's "eNOS" campaign in 1995, I was excited to dive into the kind of gaming that a shiny disc could deliver. Cartridges were limited in size by comparison, so that was an exciting time. Years later, I wasn't interested in Microsoft's foray into gaming - especially after having to use their MS Office product. I'm still a PlayStation fan and have tried a few of Tecmo's Dead Or Alive games, but have never had the opportunity to check out the Xbox exclusive spinoff, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball.

With an M-rating, Tecmo took characters from the DOA games and put them in a sexy set of mini games, volleyball included. That's right up my alley, but having gone the PlayStation route, I accept that Tecmo's jiggly sports franchise isn't meant to be - for me. But I do get a kick out of the way they chose to keep the DOA name as though a double-D romp around a volleyball court needed a connection with the fighting franchise.

Despite the varying sports featured across the DOA franchise, I'll bet Playboy Magazine knows a thing or two about such divisions. With the onslaught of online porn, Playboy opted to remove nudity from their print magazine. After a yearlong trial... nudity is back. As they are putting it - naked is normal. And nudity is back on newsstands under the Playboy moniker.

Playboy brings nudity back For those who may be unaware, this post is rife with satire.

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