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Submitted by AvidGamerrrr 1154d ago | opinion piece

'Far Cry 3' Sex Scene - Taking It Too Far?

Anthony Accinelli of RealSG writes, "Sex in video games isn't something new. It's been around for a while, but tends to be covered up.

Far Cry 3 is a different story."


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AvidGamerrrr  +   1155d ago
The point-of-view thing is a bit odd. Also I'm wearing athletic shorts and can't stand up now.
-Mika-  +   1154d ago
Why're you getting turned on by an animated character. That just weird.

Anyway, I think this is gross. What about the female gamers that are playing this game. When I saw this scene. I felt weird. I felt awkward and it left me wondering why it didn't get an "Adult" rating. It just was not classy or romantic in any way. It was just too much. I hope next time. The developers acknowledge that females will be playing their game and they would find an alternate option that would appeal to us.
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1154d ago | Well said
Not sure if you know this but sex isn't ever classy (well maybe if they are wearing top hats and monocles) and it's not always romantic.

I'm pretty sure the majority of females playing Far Cry 3 won't see an issue. Not many people are as prudish as you appear to be.
Detoxx  +   1154d ago | Well said
Why do you always complain about everything
Septic  +   1154d ago
^^^ What Detox said!
Btw, when on Earth is Detox going to come out?! I've just bought a pair of wireless Beats as well!

On topic: I find the inclusion of sex really odd in videogames. Maybe it's the execution, or it's implementation feels forced...I dunno.

Saying that, I actually find its inclusion in movies odd too. The only time I really enjoyed it was in the Black Swan....but hey...who didn't enjoy that scene ;)

Sex in games? For me...nah......I prefer to kill things, but that's just me.
Locksus  +   1154d ago
It wasn't supposed to be romantic, and you'd know it if you paid attention. I won't spoil it for the others here but go play the scene again.
DarkBlood  +   1154d ago
sure well replace it with a naked guy instead derp -.-
TekoIie  +   1154d ago
"The developers acknowledge that females will be playing their game and they would find an alternate option that would appeal to us".

Let me propose an alternative here :)

Ok lets say the new tomb raider game has lara "romance" someone and all the scenes focus on the man partaking in the act and we get all these amazing shots of muscles and other areas women find attractive... And 0% focus on Lara...

I bet you wouldn't be against that right?

Oh and how is it weird to find an animated character attractive? You've called atleast 98%... NEIGH!!! 99% of the human population weird.
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Muffins1223  +   1154d ago
How is it weird?Its only natural to get turned on by relatable things to human
Heavenly King  +   1154d ago
It is not rated AO, because it is not explicitly a sex scene. No penetration is shown, so it is up to the viewers imagination.
Bimkoblerutso  +   1154d ago
It really keeps with the "bro-tastic" themes of the game, though that should really be a condemnation of the writing, not of sex in video games. Mika seems to just generally dislike the presence of sex in any setting other than a dark, real world bedroom in which the participants cannot see each other.

....just to be clear, despite my distaste for the main characters it's still one of my favorite games of the year.
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capox  +   1154d ago
Dfooster  +   1154d ago
But it's not weird because you are playing as a male character. If you want to pretend the playable character is female then fair enough but I think that's weirder every time he speaks or shows his hairy arms covered in tatts.

Why do ladies get hung up over these things. When I'm playing tomb raider I accept I'm playing a female character and if Lara acts in a feminine way then so be it, I don't find that odd.

Obviously mass effect had the best solution but that's an awful lot of work for most developers and in the case of far crys story wouldn't have really worked without having two vastly different stories for each gender seeing as friends and girlfriend supporting characters are in there driving the story.
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BlackWolf  +   1154d ago
Says the same person who wanted to change the girl in the Zombie U sexy ad for a guy. Besides, it's obviously a game meant for an adult audience, with enough understanding of what's going on.
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Feralkitsune  +   1154d ago
If people made things while thinking "what if this group of people is offended by this" then we'd have cut and paste stories. Also, out of context with the rest of the game, it seems out of place, but if one actually plays the game it makes perfect sense. Your character starts off as a normal rich, Caucasian college guy, and begins to slip more and more into madness as the game progress. This isn't just mindless sex, and I'm amazed that people are more freaked out over the sex rather than the fact she just shoved a knife into his heart. Shows how skewed priorities are in american minds. Sex is worst than murder.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1154d ago
Why are video games taking it too far but movies and books aren't?
Lord_Sloth  +   1154d ago
Fun fact, girls like to get down and dirty with it too.
ChickeyCantor  +   1154d ago
" The developers acknowledge that females will be playing their game "

MeetMyHand  +   1154d ago

So an alternate option... you wanna see Jason penetrating you in first person? That just weird.
B-radical  +   1154d ago
You wanted romance in a fps? ahhahahahah
ShaunCameron  +   1154d ago
@ DSQD-Detox

She can't but complain. It's just her nature.
Darrius Cole  +   1154d ago
A couple comments.

An animated character can be porn like anything else. Whether it is an animated video game character, picture in a smut magazine, or a video on a screen, they are all artificial images that are not really there. Your mind is doing most of the work. But guess what...when you are having real sex with a real person your mind is doing most of the work there too.

@Mika - Men are simple, we like beauty and food. Men respond to visual stimulation. Be it a real woman or a picture, men respond to beauty. For a real woman it's a simple formula. 1)Keep the weight off + 2)Doll yourself up just a little = 3)Watch all the men around you get dumber and do all kinds of dumb things for you that they wouldn't do before.

@deep_fried_bum_cake - I don't know if sex is never classy but I know it is better when it is not classy.

@Lord_Sloth - You are right. That is all.

@MeetMyHand - Girls and guys like the same porn.
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ZombieKiller  +   1154d ago
First off, what is so wrong with sex anyway? Nobody ever bitches about gratuitous violence and killing, but once a chick flashes her tits on screen its OH MY GOD ....and WOMEN ARE THIS OR THAT....killing and war yeah, love no....great survival attiude.
Look I know thats not love per say, and I know survival attitude isn't a necessity. My point is that stop taking it personally. This is a mature game and it's to be expected. Women want equal rights, well she showed her tits like he showd his in the game. Besides, people know that not all women are like that and that was of this ones own free will. That doesnt make all women like that. It just shows this particular individuals choice to sleep with the character. Calm down, sex is more a part of life than killing is so why hide it. IT'S NOT A BAD THING
konnerbllb  +   1154d ago
Mika, did you enjoy your single post?
Spruzo  +   1154d ago
First off: You're argument is ridiculous. If you play the game in it's entirety then you would know that nothing about it is "romantic" or "classy." Secondly: The animalistic nature of the sex fits perfectly within the feel of the game. They are on rock and dirt. She still has her skirt on. And she kills him afterwards. It's perfect for the game.
asmith2306  +   1154d ago
Where I live the game has an 18s rating, the highest it can get. So what is the problem?
Farsendor1  +   1154d ago
my fiance she is 22 and it didn't bother her and im not sure why it would bother you. there are worse things out there than this sex scene
metalhead  +   1154d ago
Females will just shut the hell up, play the game, and enjoy the story just like guys should if they're playing games where you control a male and there's a romance scene with another guy. I mean unless you want the guy character being with another guy...if you're into that sort of thing. Just one thing....IT'S A VIDEOGAME YOU DON'T HAVE TO PLAY IT AND IT WON'T DESTROY YOUR LIFE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT!
pixelsword  +   1154d ago
Well, it's like what The Joker said:

"Well, if you gotta go...

...go with a smile!"

AAACE5  +   1154d ago
Anyone notice she looks like Aaliyah?
chriski333  +   1154d ago
U need to get back in the kitchen and make a sandwich
Temporary  +   1154d ago
Mika has proven herself to be a prepubescent child once again ... sex in games doesnt bother me. I could do with or without it, wouldnt make a lick of difference to me.
Bimkoblerutso  +   1154d ago
Well, because of Mika's stupidity, this has once again degraded into a bunch of dudes resorting to the old stand-by "why peoples like violence but no sex?"

....which is a ridiculous argument for so many reasons, one of them being that it's no less than a logical fallacy (tu quoque).

Sexuality, just like violence, is often inserted gratuitously into video games. The act's right to appear in our art does not automatically validate it's presence from a contextual perspective, but in the two instances it happens in this game, it actually makes contextual sense. That's what separates a simple depiction of sex from pornography.
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megamanX2  +   1153d ago
because their a bunch of losers who cant get a woman lol what do you think.
RickHiggity  +   1153d ago
Haven't seen it yet, but I don't see how it can be in the game without feeling unnecessary. Also I think most devs assume that most of the players will be male, while most females will go out to see twilight for the billionth time. Or maybe that's just my assumption. I don't know.
AboutLastNight5  +   1153d ago
I don't understand why you think females will get upset over this? He's not raping her, there is not violence between them, and in several scenes before this *spoiler* she begs him to stay by saying she loves him*end spoiler*. It's not typical sex, but then again what is? Sex is sex, but I find it interesting that more people aren't up in arms about the murder,several scenes of torture and rape, genocide, drug and alcohol use, human trafficking, prostitution, animal killing, many forms of torture, dismemberment, and crawling out of a pit of innocent civilians that were systematically killed and burned. Yes, this sex scene is totally the worries me that you think THIS is gross, but not when a guy is burned alive in front of a crowd of people in an animal cage in this game. nd I don't understand what an alternative would be? No sex? Sex with a man? So this means that only straight women will be offended by this? It seems during your argument about being offended, you're coming from a very narrow perspective.
rpd123  +   1154d ago
Well at least you're not wearing jeans.
fermcr  +   1154d ago | Well said
"'Far Cry 3' Sex Scene - Taking It Too Far?"

hummm... killing people violently in games by gun, knife, grenade, etc, is not going to far... but a sex scene that we hardly see anything at all, is going to far. /s

4 words... SHUT THE F*CK UP (STFU).
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kingdavid  +   1154d ago
Not to mention drug use and its effects. That also gets the tick of approval.
MRMagoo123  +   1154d ago
it really pisses me off how some tits and arse gets ppl angry and picketing out side the local mayors office but all the stabbing shooting killing and drug use is completely left alone. I think if ppl are going to complain about the sex they have to complain about the violence too either that or just stfu about it all. I play games as an escape and a wind down from real life, if ppl cant see games as not real they need help.
dredgewalker  +   1154d ago
It's freaking nuts that some people over react to the sex scene when there's been all sorts of killing in this game. Maybe the guy wants to get laid but can't and gets more frustrated when he saw that scene.
RyuX19  +   1154d ago
Truth was spoken by this man... Truth.
BozoLoco  +   1154d ago
This person. RIGHT HERE!
HenryFord  +   1154d ago
Can't really see the that one would argue against sexual content but not against violence.
Sexual stuff is everyday-stuff. You experience it from day to day, whether you're a man or a women makes no difference. It also plays a major role in advertising, TV, movies, books, discussion - really, everywhere you look.
Violence on the other hand is not - at least not in that drastic amount. The game deals with the problems of coming from a "normal" life and getting thrown into a violent hell where the protagonist is pratically forced to murder people and you complaing about a little sexual depiction?
roadtrucker  +   1154d ago
the sex scene in question

Related video
Darrius Cole  +   1154d ago
Here is my delimea If you are the guy after you get stabbed do you....

A) Think "she is probably pregnant with my kid and I'm dying so I should let her live to protect my offspring


B) Use your last breath to reach up and grab her, pull the knife out of your chest and stab her to death with it.

Decisions, decisions.
bayport  +   1154d ago
Doesn't matter, had sex
Mutant-Spud  +   1154d ago
So there's a scene where Brody is about to be homosexually raped and the would be rapist alludes to necrophilia and ends up being brutally killed in the same "intimate" POV, which raises no eyebrows but a fairly tame depiction of consensual sex sets tongues a wagging?
Young people are so conservative these days, I'm 45, people my age are way less uptight about these things than 20something gaming bloggers.
Pintheshadows  +   1154d ago
I apologise on behalf of my agegroup as a lot of us seem to be namby pamby twats who talk/type before the think and end up spewing meaningless drivel across the internet. And alot of these gaming bloggers have no clue about games before the 360 yet they seem to think they're experts. I hate them.
djslimzz  +   1154d ago
Honnestly, I found these scenes pretty hot! + come on, the game is rated M anyways and it says on the box that there will be sexual content.

1- If your a male and you are complaining about are probably just trying to get hits on your news.

2- If you are a female and think that these scenes are sexist...please...STOP what you are doing and look around you.

IN CONCLUSION, if the story permits it, sex scenes are appropriate! UBISOFT did a wonderful job with this game, so haters...stop F-in hating
FanboyPunisher  +   1151d ago
Horny nerds lol!!
ATi_Elite  +   1155d ago
1. Nice Boobs.

2. He wasn't hitting it right cause if he was she would not be quoting Shakespeare or whatever she was saying.

3. How is this scene relevant to the story...who knows but I'm sure the Developers spend way too much time watching POV Porno!

4. too me spending time on sex scenes in Movies and Games just takes away from the art of the Movie or Game....if you want sex scenes there's a Porno App for that!
MastaPiff  +   1154d ago
Not sure it's a "sex scene" due to her wearing shorts, hmm... If it is a sex scene it failed for a couple of reasons.

1. Any connoisseur of adult entertainment (approx. 3/4 of the ppl. who posted coments here, that includes the ladies, don't front! LoL) knows there is ONLY one correct way to end a "POV sex scene" & that wasn't it...

2. (Free tip guys!) That's why you don't let women on top. (LoL, fail'd bro!)

That said I love when a woman speaks a foriegn language while we're "doin' it". Usually it's spanish but extra points if she speaks something I've never heard before! (Free tip ladies!) Most guys love this so if you speak another language that's when you should use it! You could curse a guy out in another language, we don't care that's even hotter!
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PeZuS  +   1154d ago
Sex is a natural act. Why would that "take away from the art" of movies and games?
MisterNine  +   1154d ago
They can't even render her fucking mouth properly so she looks super awkward when she talks but those are world class titties.
BlackWolf  +   1154d ago
You have to die to get laid... No, thank you. I'll take normal, non-psychotic chicks anytime.
SonyStyled  +   1154d ago
i heard that the male praying mantis dies in order to get laid. the female rips the males head off to access his junk. why his junk is located behind the head beats the shit outta me
Detoxx  +   1154d ago
Dafuq did I just read
Locksus  +   1154d ago
Fuqqin' hardcore, man. 10 winternets to all the mantises.
Myst  +   1154d ago
I'm so shocked by this I think I will just give you an agree and a bubble for intelligence. Even though that still kind of scares me
BlackWolf  +   1154d ago
Sir, you just made my day!! HAHA
Pozzle  +   1154d ago
I had a praying mantis once who ate every part of her mate EXCEPT the head. The poor thing must have been alive for hours as just a head and a bit of a torso. :(
prototypeknuckles  +   1154d ago
shackdaddy  +   1153d ago
Actually his junk is where it's supposed to be. The female just eats his head to get energy or something.
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Deku-Johnny  +   1154d ago
Count yourself lucky you're not a black widow.
The_Infected  +   1154d ago
No it's not half as bad as movies. Why does everyone look at it that if its in a games it's made out to always be worse looked at?
ZodTheRipper  +   1154d ago
Unneccesary but imo not taking it "too far".
Conzul  +   1154d ago
I've actually never come across a sex-scene that took something "too far".

Irrelevant; poorly executed; or poorly paced, yes, all the time, but as matter of degrees - never.
Pintheshadows  +   1154d ago
"I've actually never come across a sex-scene that took something "too far".

Then you sir have not explored the internet enough.

dredgewalker  +   1154d ago
This article is a Far Cry from what it is implying.
MarauderShields  +   1154d ago
Agreed. I don't Citra point of making this article
dredgewalker  +   1154d ago
lol :)
blackbirdi  +   1154d ago
i love it
Tetsujin  +   1154d ago
Oh look, the media ran out of "Sony hate" articles so now it's "Attack of the sex in games" topics.

Who the f- cares; why not attack Heavy Rain for having a much more deeper sex scene, or Fear Effect 2 for having lesbian sex, or how about attacking Hot Coffee again after 8 years of nothing important? Some of these journalists need to grow up and stop copy-catting each other for hits.
Deku-Johnny  +   1154d ago
In a way yes, I mean did it add anything to the story? Was it needed? Or was it simply put there to cause a stir?
Cueil  +   1154d ago
it seems to get to the point rather quickly
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1154d ago
Movie sex scene: Oh it's all good


Pisses me off when something as natural as sex can be made out to be almost Taboo-like when it comes to video games.
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Spacemagic  +   1154d ago
I just went from six to midnight...
Soldierone  +   1154d ago
It's because people are insecure. A lot of gamers (not all) are insecure, see this, and feel uncomfortable about it. The world in general is very insecure, thats why people get offended EASILY and complain about everything.

Personally don't care. Sure might be a little awkward if you have company over and that pops up, but whatever. Not like sex isn't found in literally every other form of media..... try to watch R rated movies without running into it....
JimboG  +   1154d ago
NO. Everyone in the freaking world does it.
HoustonTexaz713  +   1154d ago
Wtf these is a sacrifice to satan fuck dat how is these romantic ya on some bs
capox  +   1154d ago
I think this goes to far
Y_5150  +   1154d ago
That's too old school. :P
_LarZen_  +   1154d ago
Sex...this is to much! Give me a gun so I can blow your brains all over the wall.


That's more like it! OH MY GOD!!! Look a breast nipple!! Someone call the police, this shit just got crazy!!!
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J86blum  +   1154d ago

Its not sex scene. if you move the characters view you can see your pants are infact on, also later you see the scene in a (VASS)hallucination and again you see your pants are on she is topless yes but she is dancing. Most cultures dance in combination with medication-or drugs. as it is part of their culture.
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helghast102  +   1154d ago
It is a sex scene though, Citra explicitly states it, she's doing Jason to have his child who will become the ultimate warrior.
J86blum  +   1154d ago
Well if it is a sex scene then Jason hs small as his pants are all the way on. during the scene you see his pants on if you look down and when you chase Vass during the fight you have visions and see from a 3rd party the whole things and Jason has his pants all the way on.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1153d ago
@ cupcake_ownage

My question would be why are you taking your eyes away from the chicks breasts to look down at your characters package?
CDzNutts  +   1154d ago
There are these things called zippers. You undo them to expose your private parts. Most pants have them. Check them out sometime.
MoB21  +   1154d ago
You understand that you are talking about the wrong scene here... this scene takes place at the end of the game, well after the Vaas hallucination sequence. You are referring to when he first drinks that liquid and sees the vision of the knife.
ALLWRONG  +   1154d ago
I seen more sex in PG13 movies
Steadyhndz  +   1154d ago
It's not graphic, you see bewbs and nothing's not taking it too far. Had a discussion about this the other day, and everyone (5 or 6 of us) agreed that the sex scene is nothing too fact it could have gone a bit further and be okay.
GrathiusXR  +   1154d ago
Another no name website with another article, sorry wouldn't even call this an article all it does is state there's a sex scene in Far Cry 3 and asks for our thoughts then ends it with a it's a little disturbing..


Can't believe crap like this is a top story on N4G once again.
KillerPwned  +   1154d ago
We have a ESRB and its rated M for a reason end of story.
CDzNutts  +   1154d ago
Books - Sex is ok.
Movies - Sex is ok.
TV Shows - Sex is ok.
GrathiusXR  +   1154d ago
Spot on more bubbles for you!
Neo-Axl  +   1154d ago
Rated 18 for a reason, if your not mature enough to see something like this, I doubt you should be playing it in the first place.
Valenka  +   1154d ago
I thought it was a bit too much, but it is rated M for a reason after all.
Sci0n  +   1154d ago
I would have hit from the Nothing wrong with this scene. The weirdo gamers who never get laid will have a field day with it though lol.
ninjahunter  +   1154d ago
Sex is the new locked door and key. If you know what i mean
MatriXcian  +   1154d ago
I seriously find this kind of thing completely ridiculous and im not talking about the sex scene. Im talking about the fact that society has us all so manipulated to think sex is so wrong in todays society yet vicious and bloody murder is not. Seriously people please wake up and use your brain what is natural about killing and murder absolutely nothing yet its all good to have it everywhere but when it comes to sex everyone freaks out. Sex is perfectly natural and actually the most important thing to keep humans as a species going. EVERYONE has sex barely anyone murders for a living. Please people get your heads out of your asses how is murder perfectly acceptable but sex is not? I mean WTF
MacDonagh  +   1154d ago
Pfft. Point and click games in the 90s were more adult than this. Check out Phantasmagoria or I have no mouth and I must scream for examples of adult story telling. I can guarantee you that no game company today has the balls to tackle real adult issues.
Megaton  +   1154d ago
Yep. People see a pair of tits in a game today and think boundaries have been shattered. I wish the industry could grow up and do some real mature gaming.
MacDonagh  +   1154d ago
You're so right Mega. I just find it galling to say the least when people claim that gaming has grown up because there's a sex scene in a game. There have been games that were back in the 90s that were far more daring than Far Cry 3. I have no mouth and I must scream tackled real issues like genocide, rape, paranoia, insanity, selfishness etc that put it way beyond a lot of games of this current gen.

Hell, even Mass Effect tackled issues like racism, freedom of thought, bigotry, artificial intelligence compared to the "Us vs Them" dynamic that is far too often all-encompassing in modern video games.
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Tetsujin  +   1154d ago
I remember Xenogears tackled Religion and yet it ended up being one of the top Square(Soft) games ever made.

Boy I do miss the 90's...
ShadowKingx  +   1154d ago
Rated ‘M” for Muture. Enough said.
ElitaStorm  +   1154d ago
ya and takes video games to the next lvl in a good way
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Tokyo_reject  +   1154d ago
I...dont think it was a sex scene....Jasons pants are still on....
taint  +   1154d ago
We kill thousands of people in this game, yet the sex scene where two humans are having sex is raising the red flag? This society is fucked up.
LKHGFDSA  +   1154d ago
because kids can indeed sex eachother at a young age. it only takes an ignorant mind for that to happen.
Murder, however, takes alot more than that and isn't a problem in today's society.
taint  +   1150d ago
So you're saying a kid is smart enough to see someone killing a person in a game, but not smart enough for a sex scene? What about movies? Books? Television shows? Not to mention this game is rated M. Do you take a child to a rated R movie and then complain when you see a boob?
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