PGI’s decision to issue a PEGI rating of 12 to the controversial party game called Wii Dare has been defended by the organization, which is the primary video game rating body. This controversial rating for the game which is available for the Wii and the PS3 was issued last week. This was followed by the release of the Wii Dare trailer from Ubisoft which became quite infamous after suggesting that the game was best played by couples who swapped partners and participated in games like Wii Remote Spanking. In their assessment of the title PEGI acknowledged the fact that the game contained sexual innuendos which were obvious images of sexual postures and explicit sexual descriptions, which led to an outpour of confusion amongst the gaming communiuty and in some instances an outcry of fury from the public.
PEGI, when speaking to the media this morning, stated that it considered its decision to grant the 12+ rating to the game as a correct decision and added that when people actually start playing the game, they will realize that it doesn’t contain anything that might be considered inappropriate for children of age 12 or older.
A spokesperson for PEGI said that the conclusions drawn by the commenters and the press have been based exclusively on a commercial of the game, whereas the decision of PEGI was based purely on the experience of the game. He added that the issue of a 12+ rating sure did give rise to a lot of confusion, however the content of the game and the interactions that are implied by the game itself do not warrant a higher rating for it. The spokesperson said that the advertising by Ubisoft may make people believe otherwise, however PEGI rates games, not advertisements. The announcement has still not quelled all doubts though, with people claiming that there is usually no smoke without a fire.
You know, I personally think that it’s just plain sick that all the damn video game consoles have to go ‘adult’ with their games. Nothing is sacred anymore. Nothing is for children anymore. Even Cartoon Network isn’t for kids anymore. And whatever happened to good ol’ Ronald McDonald? Adult, adult, adult. I am sooo sick of seeing that crap-assed word.
Jo Jo Rocky
Any1 else notice the first parental code was 6969?
oh for chrissake, can’t people have fun any more without some uptight moron crying “save the children”?
If it bothers you so much, go do something else. In the meantime… STFU
It’s not like age ratings are even legally enforced or enforced at all in some countries. Hell, in the US, the only one that gets enforced is “Adults Only” for obvious reasons. Still, it’s obviously suggestive, and even if kids will see it as something immature and humorous, these get looked at from an adult’s point of view.
Nothing was ever ‘scared’ some of the first video games were sex games, some of the first movies and pictures were porn related. Sex rules the advisement of the world. Do you remember when nick@nite was the playboy channel. None of this is new