Ubisoft's Sexy Minigame Collection Too Naughty for U.S.

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Ubisoft's Sexy Minigame Collection Too Naughty for U.S.

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Sorry North America, you won't be spanking each other with a Wii Remote shoved down your pants on Ubisoft's dime.

When the commercial for We Dare was first revealed, it got a reaction that Ubisoft probably didn't expect. Now, Ubisoft has confirmed that We Dare will never come to markets other than Europe and Australia, and it's trying to hide the game's trailer.

The We Dare commercial baffled much of the gaming media, and the trailer was dubbed over with the soundtracks of anything from the Dead Island teaser to Inception. Ubisoft has started to block instances of the commercial on copyright grounds in regions such as the U.S. in an apparent attempt to quell the practice.

Ubisoft also told IGN that We Dare would "absolutely not see release in the United States." Notably, this statement isn't as vague as the oft-given: "There are no plans at this time."

The cultural divide between Europe and the U.S. might be too large to survive the PR storm that could surround We Dare. It's too bad, because I really wanted to lick a Wii Remote saucily and have it matter in a game.

Source: IGN

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bwahahahaha. That's surely someone's early-released april fools joke?

If not: Are american's really so repressed that this game would cause an outrage? Or even be better than fracking aweful?

Sigh. the world we live in.

I don't know about you, but thank god that game isn't over here...

Knowing my family, someone might rent it thinking its something else, and I'll be stuck watching my little sisters licking the wii-motes and spanking each other... and while that would be totally hot if I WASN'T me, I am me, so it ain't. Its the exact opposite.

Thank you Ubisoft, you're rare glimmer of intelligence in crappy shovelware Wii games has finally shone through...

Sex?! OMG HIDE YO CHILDREN, HIDE YO WIVES

Is America still that conservative? Oh well. Sex and video games; the two biggest evils of our time are once again one.
Now I'm happy to live in Europe.

Honestly I think the gaming community lately has flipped a bit. We're so traumatized by media demonizing us, and so desperate to prove to society that gaming can be an art form, that now we're attacking everything that strays from the concept. Even if a game only does it in the interest of some good natured raunchy fun.

In an effort to disprove our detractors we've become them, and it's kinda ridiculous. I don't see what the big deal is about this game however stupid it may be. It shouldn't be kept from the U.S.

Wait, why wouldn't it go over to you guys? The ad clearly shows ADULTS playing the game. What possible problem is there?

and so the message is: only Europeans and Australians are sexually deviant enough to have this game...
yeah that makes sense

Two sexy games not being released in America? I WONDER WHY NOT.

Wait it is too much for NA but Australia is getting it?

Can't get enough of that putrian guilt can you America? Calm the fuck down, de-repress. When you make the British look like twisted headonistic wild people you have a problem. Well we are but not on the surface you see =P

To paraphrase scrubs "America is so uptight it could use a pitcher of martinis and an afternoon on top of a smooth-chested pool-boy."

Looks lie the U.S. *shades* chose Truth.

Tom Goldman:
The trailer was dubbed over with the soundtracks of anything from the Dead Island teaser to Inception.

That has to be the funniest idea I have heard today.

Ontopic: I really can't see what the point of this game is, but what do I know? It may find a huge market in the untapped niche of games you can play drunk...

I don't want it! America please take it back.
Seriously though that advertisement was too painful to watch.

Come on Ubisoft, the stuff shown in the trailer was tame. I don't think americans are that sexually repressed. Or are you? I'm not sure anymore.

The only thing that baffles me around this whole game is, why would an adult have a Wii unless he had kids. And if he had kids, why would he play something so saucy on his child's Wii?

It's instances like this that make me sad to be an American. We need to stop pretending like we don't have and enjoy sex.

Not that I would play this game anyway.

Only in America!

Now i'm thinking.
IF Duke Nuken Forever will really release in the U.S.....
It's a funny thing to wonder

*Hides behind a shield*

Well, now FOX news might not see it since it isn't going to be advertised to them...optimism guys. Also, WTF!!!! HOW CAN ANYONE THINK THIS IS ANYTHING BUT STUPID! THE TRAILER SHOWS THE People acting really awkward...and how is pretending to eat the wii remote(probably covered in unmentionables) sexy? And smacking the remote into someone's butt, sexy? And the stripping is most likely, not the game. Please, please, please, please, stop trying to make sex console games(LSL anyone?) and just leave it to newgrounds...

carnege4:
Only in America!

Now i'm thinking.
IF Duke Nuken Forever will really release in the U.S.....
It's a funny thing to wonder

*Hides behind a shield*

I don't see how that is sexually explicit at all, it's less than what happens between adults/late teens at weekends in clubs. If this was marketed to kids then it would be bad but its clearly not so there is no issue what so ever.

Apparently in some countries, flirting is completely repulsive and is considered wrong and immoral. This game is just that, flirty fun for adults. It didn't even hint at anything related to a sex act, did anyone see people riding each other's wii remotes or sucking on a remote? No, it was playful harmless adult fun.

Christ knows what would happened if they had released a sex game for adults, adults of all people!

I mean they should ban this in all civilized countries so that teens who may get their hands on it will not be tainted and go back to doing things that healthy normal teens do...like experimenting with drugs, alcohol and sex. Oh wait...

DJDarque:
It's instances like this that make me sad to be an American. We need to stop pretending like we don't have and enjoy sex.

Not that I would play this game anyway.

What are you talking about? Americans don't make babies! We outsource them!

"But how do you have babies without screwing?"

Screw the screws! We have money!

Oh US...
Seriously? Spanking?

I'm as "shocked and appalled" by the suggestion that I might want to play that minigame collection as the next person, but the fact that it's not actually coming to the US made me laugh out loud.

Wait, wait wait.

So for once a game is going to be released in AUSTRALIA that won't make it to the United States over content issues? Finally someone else will understand what we have to endure :D

mrverbal:
bwahahahaha. That's surely someone's early-released april fools joke?

If not: Are american's really so repressed that this game would cause an outrage? Or even be better than fracking aweful?

Sigh. the world we live in.

Why is it, that if it happens in America it's because Americans are repressed, or stupid, or too guarded. But when Germany or Australia bans a game, it's "Oh well, that's those damn game boards. Can't wait for the next meeting."

Edit: Wow look at all these posts, that immediately ask if it's because of the American people. Not the government, nor the political groups, nor any other bias'd faction but the American people.

It got a 12-rating over here, so now all the Murdoch media-outlets are freaking out. Nevermind that the game itself clearly doesn't have anything as sexual as what they're actually doing in the trailer. Not that I'd describe that as sexual, exactly.

To be honest, I don't get this.
Are Ubisoft trolling?

Sex in video games isn't the issue here, the issue is this is the worst concept anyone could possibly expect to function as a game and it probably shouldn't show up in north America. I'm sorry for everyone else that will be seeing it in stores.

As for sex in video games, it needs to happen, it's an integral part of the human condition. Why would anyone feel threatened by it? The option is there to ignore it if it really bothers you for some reason.

Considering Ubisoft's reaction, that just makes me wonder, if they hadn't chosen to not release this in the US what would FOX news have said?

Well its best not to wonder.

Oh, America. Why the hell do we always freak out whenever sex is involved? Seriously,it's a part of life, so why can't we just accept that and move on? People have genitalia and a desire to use said organs, and the sooner we figure that out, the less time we'll spend sticking our heads in the sand. Besides, it's not like they're really saving the children or anything--even if sex WERE harmful (which it's not), a curious kid need only head for the nearest computer to find out what sex is all about.

I'm kind of going on a tangent here, but American opinions on sex and sexuality really annoy me. On the one hand, EVERYTHING is sexualized, and it's almost guaranteed that a piece of entertainment media will have a man or woman (depending on the intended audience) thrown in for eye candy. Conversely, if anything becomes obviously sexual, a storm of shit comes through shouting 'O MY GOD THINX OF THE CHYLDRENS!!!1!11!' I really, really wish that we could get past this puritanical view of sexuality and just enjoy it.

Getting back on topic, I'm not really surprised that this isn't getting an American release (for the reasons outlined above). I don't really think that it's necessarily a great loss, but it's still infuriating to see America's useless and contradictory views on sexuality muck things up.

mrverbal:
bwahahahaha. That's surely someone's early-released april fools joke?

If not: Are american's really so repressed that this game would cause an outrage? Or even be better than fracking aweful?

Sigh. the world we live in.

It is the media. They need new shit to rip on, or be stuck reviewing the same thing.

This is silly. Americans aren't against it because it's "naughty", we're against it because it looks horrible. It shouldn't be released anywhere, let alone in the US.

Bloodstain:
Sex?! OMG HIDE YO CHILDREN, HIDE YO WIVES

Is America still that conservative? Oh well. Sex and video games; the two biggest evils of our time are once again one.
Now I'm happy to live in Europe.

While I'd typically agree with you, this is one case where I'd rather be in the US. The game just looks that bad...

Shamanic Rhythm:
Wait, wait wait.

So for once a game is going to be released in AUSTRALIA that won't make it to the United States over content issues? Finally someone else will understand what we have to endure :D

A fleeting moment of shallow inconsequential joy followed by utter apathy?

Strange, that's not how I usually feel when I hear about the games delayed down there, I'm typically pretty miffed.

In case anyone's curious, this is the best remixed version of that trailer I've seen:

http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/32938

OT, maybe they just figured the game won't sell well here (for good reason). Does anyone really miss the opportunity to pass up on yet another shovelware game?

SL33TBL1ND:
Wait, why wouldn't it go over to you guys? The ad clearly shows ADULTS playing the game. What possible problem is there?

Well the game was rated 12+ for "Mild Sexual Themes". I doubt the U.S. rating board (ESRB) would EVER let that game be sold to teens, but the discrepancy between the rating and the marketing is really strange.
OT: I think I'm actually okay with this, mainly because the media would make a big deal about it. I'm sure that they'd say the game was promoting child sex/pornography, and oh dear that would not go over well.

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