Skip to comments.Is Nintendo Sexualizing Our Children?
Posted on 02/27/2011 1:38:49 PM PST by AmericaTalks
There is a new raunchy game for the Nintendo Wii that has parents up in arms, claiming it promotes orgies and lesbian sex to children as young as 12.
The promotional video for the game, called We Dare, features two couples following on-screen instructions from the game console, engaging in such acts as stripping, lesbian foreplay and spanking. One version of the trailer ends with the couples swapping partners and going off to have sex.
The game is intended to be marketed to adults, so a spokesperson for the French maker Ubisoft said, but it has received a rating of 12+, indicating that the game is safe to be played by anyone over the age of 12.
Our children are our most precious resource. And yet every day, they are being bombarded by the media with all manner of sexual material. Shows such as MTV's "Skins" appear to glorify underage sex. Hollywood celebrities like Miley Cyrus have set poor examples for teenage girls by their deviant behavior both on and off the screen. Even some of the shows on supposedly wholesome television networks such as Disney Channel and Nickelodeon contain questionable programming which appears to promote suggestive behavior on the part of adolescents.
Most parents these days are not prudes. They understand that in the world in which we live, children are being asked to grow up more quickly. And it's difficult for even the most conscientious of parents to prevent exposure to things that those of us from an older generation did not need to contend with.
The Internet has played a huge role in making inappropriate material easily accessible to our youth. While it can be a valuable resource for education and information, many parts of the World Wide Web are dark portals into areas that can be extremely dangerous for young people. Even social networking sites are now available to kids who create pages which can make them vulnerable to attacks by predators.
At a time when all of these forces are coming together to strip the innocence from our children, the last thing we need is a video game manufacturer launching a program that gives hands-on instruction on every form of debauchery.
Parents have a right to be outraged, and Nintendo should be ashamed of itself.
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They must have got the US and Japanese rating systems mixed up
Not anywhere near as much as our "Safe Schools Czar".
Here we go again, the moral police, or decency police as called by the Taliban are trying to earn some fame by stirring up controversy. Last I checked this is a capitalistic society, and there is a rating scheme for a reason. If you don’t want your kids to see it don’t let them, or just simply don’t buy it for them! This is an adult interactive video game plain and simple. You don’t like the product then don’t waste your money. NEXT.
IMHO, the rating should be R. It promotes and encourages sexual promiscuity between same-sex young people! What other rating could it possibly be??? This is like a loaded gun aimed directly at our children.
Libertarian N00bie is satisfied with the 12+ rating, eh?
The Public Indoctrination Camps have been doing this for years.
And nary a peep from the parents.
I’m surprised this hasn’t happened earlier.
Relevant to your Hannah Montana interests ping.
I wish we were a capitalistic society, but we aren’t anymore.
The banks are being supported with future tax dollars today that our children will have to pay later if we don’t default.
And the school system is completely socialistic.
We haven’t been capitalistic since the FED was founded in 1913.
Otherwise, you are right. Don’t want your kids having it?
Don’t buy it.
It’s not up to me, it’s up to the parents if their kids can play it. If the parents were raising their kids right then their kids would not want to be playing this game. I remember there were ‘controversial’ video games out when i was a kid (mortal kombat), (beavis and butthead), and while I did play video games, most of the time I was out playing army with other neighborhood kids, or riding my bicycle. My point is, parents should be the deciding factor not some government or moral police. It’s funny how some so called conservatives scream out at government intervention, but when controversial products come out that involves sex they immediately scream for the government to put it’s hands into the gaming industry.
You are wrong. We musn’t decry anything,then, for the sake of capitalism? Then we musn’t decry anything ever, if we follow your logic. It is sickening, the pornographization of our children in this country, truly sickening, and people should let their voices be heard in protest.......even if there’s nothing we can do, precisely because of “capitalism”— the immoral saps who buy the crap legitimize it. A strip tease game for 12 year olds and you can’t even condemn that? God help us.
In other news... Israeli spoof of Libyan dictator on youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBY-0n4esNY enjoy :)
Just because I support a free market doesn’t mean I agree with the rating policy. I will not be buying this game or anything like it for my children. If you don’t like it then don’t buy it! There are a lot of other things that I can think of that a 12 year old can view/buy/or see without switching on a video game console.
I just recently saw CNN posted video of people gunned down by ant-aircraft guns in Libya. Any 12 year old can view this dispicable act of violence, and this would probably have a lasting impact on their development. It’s up to the parents to shield their children from the world. Game makers are a business, and though I do agree that the rating scheme should probably be bumped up - it’s not up to me.
Well, don’t buy it for your kids.
I saw the promo and it certainly doesn’t seem like a “kids” game but just because it’s available doesn’t mean that you have to provide your kids with it. You care for your kids. You educate your kids. You do your hardest to teach them wrong from right but at some point they’re going to screw up. It isn’t Nintendo’s fault or your fault or anyone else’s fault. It’s just part of growing up.
Don’t buy the game for your kids. Don’t allow them to play this game at their clueless friend’s house.
I do agree with parts of your assessment as to the state of our country. However, you could always homeschool, or put your kids in a private school like I will be doing with my daughter.
I have and do homeschool my daughter. She is a senior this year, and hasn’t decided what she is going to do.
Besides, it’s my way of waking other people up to the silliness of “public schools.”
This is not a game produced by Nintendo or Sony but by a third party French company, UbiSoft. It is available for the Nintendo Wii and the PS3. According to this article, it is only being sold in the European markets.
Ubisoft recently revealed a new Wii and PlayStation 3 title for the European market called We Dare. The game features an array of different mini games for players to compete in but with a spicy twist. The genre marker on the official website describes it as a “Sexy Party Game”.
“This is not a game produced by Nintendo or Sony but by a third party French company, UbiSoft.”
I was wondering if that was the case. In another video game era, there was a similar case with the Atari 2600. A third party company called Mystique developed a series of “adult” video games for the system. The most infamous being “Custer’s Revenge.”
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