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Submitted by Connoro 1956d ago | news

BBFC: Dragon Age Origins Is Porn

zConnection's Connor Beaton writes: "Interesting story for you today, and I'm not so sure if it's down to something as simple as a simple error, or whether it's a full-blown censorship scandal. The character creator for the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins is now available via Steam, but unlike the full game's page, which boasts a large red "18" age certificate, the character creator's page is showing a square, blue "R18" certificate.

"For the uninformed, R18 is the official age rating for pornographic media in the United Kingdom, primarily used for "explicit works of consenting sex or strong fetish material involving adults". Works given an R18 certificate can only be distributed in licensed sex shops, so giving a game like this an R18 age certificate is pretty much the same as slapping a "porno" label on its front cover." (Dragon Age: Origins, PC)

Ps_alm3k  +   1956d ago
yes!!!!
got it on pre-ordered baby!!!
SupaPlaya   1956d ago | Spam
Darkstorn  +   1956d ago
Ha!
Wait till Fox News hears about this. Remember Mass Effect? Yeah...
rockleex  +   1956d ago
Pun intended?
SupaPlaya?
SupaPlaya  +   1956d ago
^^
Buns and Huns

Intended
Monolith  +   1956d ago
not just fox but MSNBC, theyll be like doesnt any1 think of the children.
Darkstorn  +   1956d ago
MSNBC doesn't tend to hate on video games. They reviewed Uncharted 2, remember? (they gave it 10/10)
Fox News doesn't review video games on national television. Neither does CNN, for that matter.
Highwayman  +   1956d ago
I find MSNBC to be garbage. If I want news, I'll watch the NEWS.
If I want a game review, I go to IGN and other sites.

Dragon Age: Origins is not "porn" it's just like Mass Effect. You can't see anything.
Also, Dragon Age will be great!
Sanzee  +   1956d ago
Chapped Ass
Tits yes! Got it on Pre-Order too!

But if there's one thing that pisses me off, it's when wannabee gaming journalists submit their OWN articles, and start them off by saying "Connor Beaton writes"... like as if we all knew who he was. It just looks bad, ecspecially when he was the one who submitted. That same kid from PS3Center does it. "Nick McCandless from PS3Center writes..." God it's annoying. What really chaps my ass is the fact that this is actually a pretty good article. Well-written, good subject, nice description. Anyways, sorry for the rant, it just irriates the sh*t out of me. There are very few gaming journalists who can glorify themselves Connor, and at this point in time, you are not one of them. Until then, keep on truckin buddy.
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FarEastOrient  +   1956d ago
If that is porn than what have I been watching?
Connoro  +   1956d ago
I write "Connor Beaton writes" because it's an N4G submission guideline. I unfortunately cannot quote directly from the article because then any instances of "I" or "We" are out of context. I have to either change all of those instances to "Connor" or "zConnection" (which is tedious) or simply preface the description with the aforementioned text.
Timesplitter14  +   1956d ago
Well I wouldn't be surprised if there were nudity.

It's the kind of game that has nudity...
Tex117  +   1956d ago
The horror, The horror

That being said, Im really not one for sex in games if it doesn't add anything.

Like I care about polygonal "parts"

Im really hoping this game doesn't suck. Where are the reviews?
TwistedMetal  +   1956d ago
It does suck thats why its r18 get it ;)
im getting this game cant wait.
MetalGearRisingBan  +   1956d ago
omg
get a real life.
beardpapa  +   1956d ago
Maybe cuz there's like a sex scene in there... supposedly.... but from what I remember in Mass Effect, there's probably no boobies. heh heh.
Connoro  +   1956d ago
Maybe so, but the BBFC only gave Mass Effect an age rating of "12".
beardpapa  +   1956d ago
Oh seriously? Ooo... this must mean more boobage in DAorigins. hah!

I can only imagine seeing youtube being flooded with vids of dwarves & elves getting it on in the game. yuck. hahaha
champ21  +   1956d ago
preordered over steam ;-)

deluxe edition..comes with the dlc... 64usd on steam.

49usd for the standard game.
Sanzee  +   1956d ago
@Darkstorn
I remember when that happened! "Mass Effect shows full frontal nudity and allows players to engage in sexual minigames". Fox news... that lady felt so retarded after the fans called her out! It wasn't even Bioware who did it. It was us!
Napoleon1853  +   1956d ago
I don't know if the information in this article is correct because...
Someone posted this on another forum. BBFC rating is 18, not R18. http://www.bbfc.co.uk/websi...

It seems obvious that this is merely a problem with the display on the site with someone unfamiliar with the BBFC rating system
Connoro  +   1956d ago
It's worth noting that only the Character Creator's page is displaying the R18 certificate, whereas your link only accounts for the game itself. Additionally, it's interesting on its own to see that there's an R18 image uploaded on Steam in the first place, considering that you don't get "video game porn" in the UK.

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