Dicks, why does it always have to be dicks? Before the Wii U's user forum, dubbed the Miiverse, launched, I said that it would be a dick drawing inferno. Little did I know that Japanese Xbox users would launch their own Miiverse clone.
But, I'll tell you what, I sure saw the dick drawings coming. Isn't that always the case? These aren't just dicks for the sake of dicks. Okay, well, maybe they are.
The Miiverse clone is called "Xboxverse". In Japanese, it's called "Hakoverse" (箱バース), with "hako" (箱) meaning "box" and being one of the console's nicknames in Japan. To be clear, this isn't a Microsoft Japan joint, but rather, the work of Japan's fledgling Xbox 360 owners. In Japan, the Xbox 360 hasn't exactly lit the country on fire.
The Xboxverse is browser-based and obviously not part of Xbox Live. Community members, however, are uploading Miiverse-style drawings—as well as drawings that would most likely be clamped down on pretty quick in the Miiverse.
So far, all the dick drawings seem to be confined to the board on the Tintin game. There's a clever reason for this! Did I say clever? Ha, I meant juvenile. SORRY.
In Japanese, Tintin (yes, Tintin) isn't called TinTin. Instead, the comic (and its titular hero) is known as "Tantan" (タンタン). The reason for this is that in Japanese, "ti" is a tricky sound. In traditional Japanese, the sound for "ti" was pronounced as "chi" (in today's Japanese, "ti" can be written out—more here). Thus, the name "Tintin" was changed, because it could be pronounced and written as "Chinchin". "Chinchin" (ちんちん) means "penis". The Adventures of Penis sounds like a very difference experience.
Hence, the Xboxverse thread on the Tintin game is covered with cocks and "chinchin" jokes. So, for once, dick doodles are fitting, no?
箱バース [Official Site]
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