A new “sexy party” computer game has outraged parents with lurid adult content which they claim will encourage orgies and under-age sex.
The Nintendo Wii game We Dare has styled itself “sexy” but has only been given a 12+ rating.
Many parents insist it is not suitable for a console which is popular with families and teenagers.
A risque trailer promoting the game features two couples in a series of sexually suggestive situations.
In an explicit trailer, two girls can be seen virtually kissing, the couples stripping to their underwear and spanking each other.
And other parts of the two-minute video, viewed over 150 000 times on the internet site YouTube, are suggestive of orgies, pole-dancing and wife-swapping.
The game is to be released on the Wii and Playstation 3 next month, with the promotion line “The more friends you invite to party, the spicier the play!” It is described as “a sexy, quirky party game that offers a large variety of hilarious, innovative and physical, sometimes kinky, challenges”.
And under the key features, producers offer the chance to “challenge your mates to a flirty striptease”.
Parents have described the 12+ certificate as “appalling” and “unbelievable”.
Laura Pearson, 52, from Birmingham, said: “I have a 13-year-old daughter and if I knew she was playing such a highly charged sexual game with boys, I would be appalled.
“It is encouraging under-age sex. The video pretty much shows them swapping partners, girl-on-girl kissing. That kind of thing is not something that young teenagers should be exposed to.
“Nintendo Wii’s are family consoles popular among children and youngsters. This is totally inappropriate.”
George Hardy, a 46-year-old father, said: “No wonder we have problems in society with unsafe sex and under-age sex when kids can get hold of games like this.
“This sort of computer game will only serve to fuel sexual tensions and, in a worse-case scenario, sexual touching or assault.
“Imagine a room of testerone-fuelled teenagers playing this, something could get out of hand. It sounds drastic but I could see it.”
Rachel Caswell, 28, who has a ten-year-old daughter Heidi, said: “Luckily I won’t have to worry about this for a while but to think that in just two years, my little girl could legally play this game is just unbelievable.
“The trailer shows alternative endings of lesbianism, both couples having sex or swapping partners.
“That is not appropriate for 12-year-olds to see.”
But another mother, Sandra Betts, who has a 15-year-old son, said: “It’s only like a modern day spin the bottle. It’s just a bit of harmless fun.” - Daily Mail
Well if kids are playing the f**ken game then that is sad. Why don't they run around outside or start a band? Then when it says "spin the bottle" then like, oh really Ms Betts, if you caught your kid spinning the bottle with the neighbourhood slut would you approve? Or would you join them?
I don't see the fuss either, but I think Nintendo is running low on creativity that's for sure with the Kinect and the Move over taking the motion control gaming system.
It's simple. If you don't want your kid to play a particular game, then don't buy it. Any responsible parent will know this. As for the censors... How did you let this one slip through?
considering that age restrictions are a guideline and parents are ultimately responsible for their children, I don't see the problem? if you as a parent say well it says over 12 so I guess you can play it then you deserve what you get. stop blaming producers for your inability to control your own offspring. the people getting upset here represent the portion of the population that should have been sterilized at birth
This is definitely not appropriate for 12 year olds! I don't even want my 16 year old playing this! Spanking, wife swapping, orgies, what the heck!!! And Sandra Betts, you are a fool if you think this is harmless fun for kids!
looks ok too me ,why the fuss?
wow, Sandra Betts.. modern day spin the bottle?!? im a teenager, and to be honest, this is sick.. the words 'Society gone mad' spring to mind..
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