Skip to comments.Warning: If your kid asks for this video game for Christmas-beware.
Posted on 12/01/2009 9:45:11 AM PST by autumnraine
There is a new video game out called "Dragon Age-origins". It is a knight/warrior elf type game (think Dungeons and Dragons) in the genre of Lord of the Rings.
There is more than one sex scene in this game and it's fairly graphic. The kicker is that there are at least three gay (men on men) sex scenes and I'm not sure how many female/female sex scenes, but I know there are a few.
Just wanted to warn you guys becuase I myself like role playing games but was really shocked at this with the nearly naked kissing guys and stuff. I wouldn't have thought much about the kids playing this or seeing me play it and would have been madder had I spent money on it.
Link posted to the release of this game.
Thanks for the warning! My husband lets our sons my new games fairly often, and I don’t think he pays much attention to the content. If I see this one turn up, I’ll have it returned before it’s unwrapped.
Thanks for the, ummm, heads up...
It’s got an “M” on the box, so I would question kids playing this, or adults or older teenagers playing it with younger children in the house.
“M” stands for “Mom says no.”
No problem! My son likes video games too and this one is available for Xbox and PC and some other systems.
The thing is, I would NEVER let him (when he was younger and not married, etc...) play those Grand Theft Auto games because of the filth in it. But I wouldn’t have thought anything about a Lord of the Rings type game! Maybe a fair maiden kissing a knight, but not an Elf warrior having GRAPHIC SEX with a DWARF warrior for crying out loud! LOL
Well it does have an ESRB of M. ESRB rating are actually kind of useful, unlike MPAA ratings which I think come out of a bingo machine.
I know it’s got a warning, and as horrible as this sounds, I probably would have assumed it meant it was for the fighting and stuff. Blood from a dragon’s head doesn’t seem as bad to me as gay sex. But you are right, if it has an M, it’s not suitable at all.
Well I hope parents aren’t buying this for their kid... It’s rated “M - Mature” for pete’s sake... Ages 17+
Do parents not even bother anymore to look at the ratings or review content? Guess that be too much work...
No, I wouldn’t expect that kind of content, either. I suppose most of the games my husband and sons play are “Teen” rated, so maybe he’d notice an “M” rating.
Gay sex? Are you effing kidding me?
I just told someone I would like this game based on the rave reviews. None of the reviews I read mentioned rump-rangers.
It's called "Brokeback Mountain".
You want a real horror story?
Back in high school, a friend tricked me into seeing “The Crying Game” in the theaters. I had no idea what it was about - he just told me it got great reviews. I think he knew and wanted to see my reaction.
No, I’m not kidding.
(DO NOT CLICK IF YOU ARE EASILY ICKED OUT! But it’s seriously what is in this game)
I have this game. It’s excellent. The “gay or straight” scenes are based on how you play out the story elements of the game. If your characted is female, and you court another female character you set the game up for one of these scenes later. It’s a 30 second oldschool movie love scene with passionate people that doesn’t show much. The offensive part is that it has gay romance options at all, but you get that everywhere these days no matter what the game rating is. You get that on nightly sitcoms. Not much different here but you can choose to NOT play the game in a way that ends up at those scenes.
The rest of the game’s story is top notch and plays out like a quality fantasy novel. I highly recommend it, but not to kids under teen. The story can be a bit intense in places.
There are others, but no need to post them.
Mostly I got Morrigan scenes & demon chick scenes.. no problem.
Then I got to this..
How aweful, no wonder the Islamic world calls us the great satan, in many ways we are, and then we export this all over the world ...
Maybe I’m not immune to gay sex “love” scenes or something, but it was quite disturbing to see a man and a man on top of each other and kissing while writhing to “love” music.
This one is worse, it’s got a little old man/young man pedophile feel to it.
I don't get militant faggotry on nightly sitcoms.
I don't watch nightly sitcoms. They were lousy even before they started promoting faggotry. In fact, I've pretty much turned network drama and "comedy" OFF (particularly antything on ABC) because of the unrelenting liberalism and faggotry.
They are metastatic cancer of the intellect/personality.
Please read “Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill” by Dave Grossman. (http://www.killology.com/book_stop_summary.htm
I struggle every day with the effects on my (now 27 year-old) son of 15 years of Operant Conditioning from increasingly violent video games. I rue the day I ever brought the 1st Nintendo home.
Media violence destroys lives!!! (http://www.killology.com/new_media_vio.htm)
Still, if I’m reading the clips right, you kind of have to ask for it.
Could be a good life-lesson there.
Anyway, I’m not an RPG guy, I’m strictly FPS.
There is no sex in Halo 2. The armor doesn’t even come off. ;-)
Yeah, I think there are steps involved, but I was always one of those people who would read EVERY solution in those ‘decide the book’ books where you “Skip to page 32 if you go into the house, go to page 46 if you walk past”.
I agree both with you and with the prior comments saying, in essence, “But it DOES carry an M rating (ESRB), so parents really shouldn’t be letting their under-17-ish kids get it anyway.”
BTW, the ratings on these games aren’t very helpful. I read that the raters play about 20 mins. and then rate the game. The designers know that and put the gross stuff so that it comes up after the gamer has gotten a few levels done.
Properly written, if your character begs for buggery then he would
thereafter have difficulty walking, be shunned by others, contract
a hideous disease and die alone and in shame.
That’s probably why they don’t let me write these things.
I don’t care what Advil says, I have never seen ANYTHING like this on a sitcom.
Yes, but that’s just good wholesome fun.
Not only these games but alot of games have “add-ons” or whatever they call them, that you can download from the internet.
GrandTheftAuto, for instance, had a download where the player got a prostitute (full graphic interactive sex - player changing positions - building to climax - whatnot)
even if the game seems OK, it can be made bad.
Agree whole heartedly!
And girly little sissy men, not necesarily queer. I stick to shows like Deadliest Catch and the like.
Whaddya expect; you get dragons - you get FAIRYS
It’d be nice if one could (virtually) hack ‘em up with one’s (virtual) sword.
“Kiss THIS twinkletoes!” (Hack, slash, crunch, splash, thud.)
Buy your kids a Lego set instead. ;-)
I’m actually all for this although I don’t play that particular game. The online games I do play are frequently made less fun by way of all of the 12-16 yo’s whose parents let them play unsupervised. They are loud, obnoxious, frequently foul-mouthed and they detract from the game being played by the adults.
Interesting links. Have you read Richard Rhodes book “Why They Kill?” which was about the theories of Criminologist Lonnie Athens? Athens detailed the creation of violent criminals through a process of “violentization”, and what you posted may certianly apply.
This isn’t an online game.
Heck, eldest son Michael and I have always played Doom, Quake, Halo, Call of Duty..
He’s in Army OCS in Germany.
The conditioning effects are real - I know how they work and I know that they work, I just was unable to keep it from negatively affecting my son.
The personal irony for me is that I worked for several years in using tactical simulators to "train" (condition) high-end security and military "operators", so when I see so many kids "playing" at games that are 100 times more realistic and effectively conditioning than our simulators, I shudder at what they are in for.
Some will be just fine, some will be affected in ways they won't even realize are related to what they are doing, and some will get so screwed up that they are a danger to themselves and society.
Is it the games themselves? Maybe - maybe not. But why introduce a potentially harmful (and uncontrollable) variable into the equation if you can avoid it? Why risk it?
Good genes I guess. ;)
I don’t think there’s a one size fits all answer where consequences are concerned. I’m old enough to have come late in life to computers, and that’s fine by me.
Did the article writer get a kickback from the game's publishers, or did he merely twitch like a puppet on a string to their Machiavellian marketing plan?
Hubby just finished this game, and it was awesome. You can choose your path, so you would have to chose the men. It’s rated for 17+, so parents shouldn’t be buying it for their children anyway, unless they are going to be supervising.
Dragon Age-origins... at least three gay (men on men) sex scenes and I'm not sure how many female/female sex scenes, but I know there are a few.Thanks autumnraine.
You are most welcome!
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