The butt-slap is back. Modders have re-added the camera angle that shows Rainbow Mika slapping her own behind before performing her Critical Art in Street Fighter V. The camera angle was originally removed to avoid offending anyone. The mod itself isn’t necessarily new since a rough version of the mod was made available based on the beta build a short while ago, but now it’s available to download for the full version of Street Fighter V... on PC.
Modder CENAWINSLOL posted up the mod over on /r/Kappa/. You can download the butt-slap mod from Zippyshare.com. You can also download the Cammy intro crotch-shot mod from Zippyshare.com. Take note that you can use the mod at your own risk because Capcom hasn’t said if they’re banning people for using mods… yet.
Nevertheless, The Gaming Ground reported that the spread of the mod became its own little event, as a lot of people who downloaded it attached a video and shared it on Twitter, tagging in #GamerGate and forum board NeoGaf.
Twitter user Jodie Mae has up a Tweet with the video that was entirely aimed at the pro-censorship NeoGaf board. Check it out below.
Just installed the R.Mika fix c: #Gamergate #Neogaf #StreetFighterV pic.twitter.com/BSf3Vuvxnd
The the message spread loud and clear and made its way to NeoGaf, where users became querulous about the tweets from gamers who are happy about the mod bringing back the butt-slap.
It began devolving into a #GamerGate hate-bash, with users like NinjaCoachZ writing…
“I mean the video literally says “Fuck you NEOGAF” in it, has the Gamergate hashtag in the description and is posted by a Dongo Trunt supporter. It’s like the triple triad of stuff that’s not big around here.
“Even aside from all that it’s just kind of a whatever thing to me personally.”
L Thammy tried offering context on why the NeoGaf community may not entirely be thrilled about the mod bringing back the butt-slap and how it ties into #GamerGate…
“A lot of Gamergators also believe that feminists are literally controlling the video game industry. As in actively censoring products instead of just influencing their decision-making through criticism. So NeoGAF is part of the evil vagina hive that is destroy video game boobies.”
Before the thread was closed Dark Ninja made a very interesting comment, explaining that a lot of NeoGaf members might be more supportive of gaming and freedom of creative expression if it didn’t result in being banned…
“Well people on here don’t fully express themselves and hold back or many people would get banned easily. You gotta learn how to not get banned and which threads to stay out of because they are just traps.
Shortly thereafter the Modbot locked the thread because of the sources used.
Apparently you can’t link directly to the source of information on NeoGaf? NeoGaf doesn’t bother to explain it, but it’s odd considering that the source used is where the mod originated from. It seems anti-gaming to prevent people from making threads directly linking to the creative work of modders. In a way, it diminishes the value of the modder’s work with NeoGaf promoting gamers to not directly support or link to the modded content.
It’s unfortunate that NeoGaf has turned into an anti-gaming, pro-censorship forum board, but that’s the kind of world we live in today.
Street Fighter V is available right now on PS4 and PC. However, only the PC version supports modding.
[Update:] It appears the thread on /r/Games/ informing users about the butt-slap mod has also been removed for being “off-topic”. Apparently video game mods aren’t video game related, according to the moderators of /r/Games/.