Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What About This Game, Fox News?


Recently, Fox News got themselves mixed up in a little debacle about games causing rape. You might've also heard some hub-bub about a game called We Dare, developed by Ubisoft for the Wii. The game, self-termed "a sexy, quirky, party game" isn't about to cause any rapes, but its much-talked-about trailer is on the spicier side (watch it below). Now, here's the irony: PEGI awarded the game a 12+ rating. PEGI then requested that Ubisoft take down its "misleading" ad, as they felt that the "content of the game and the interaction that the game itself implies" weren't quite mature enough. Ubisoft countered by pulling the game from being released in the UK, saying, "We Dare is intended for a mature audience and Ubisoft created its marketing campaign accordingly." How are games ever going to be taken seriously if, on the one hand we have games that are obviously not serious being accused of causing rape, and on the other, games insisting on their sexiness and begging for more mature ratings than they receive?


If you do pick this one up (which you won't be doing without importing if you're in the US or UK), be careful not to eat your Wiimote.

via Kotaku

2 comments:

  1. Wow. Lmao...Umm I don't know about this but it seems to be a little weird that it was a four person game. It's like the advertisement is saying "This Wii game will cause group sex...or your money back". I can't imagine how embarrassing it would be for naive grand parents to buy this to for their grandchildren. It's definitely not a game you want to play with any of your family!

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