GameAxis reports that Singapore has banned Mass Effect, apparently over a lesbian make-out scene.
LOL, look now at a "Sony Fanboy" now turned "Thought Police". It's really too bad that there is still plenty of racist people and countries still in existance. But in the grand scope, Singapore is no big loss. Hot, good looking Lesbians ROCK!!!
Completely agreed. Leaving all the great aspects of the game for a single love scene is more than stupid. Also, the scene was PG-13 (Partial nudity with no nipples is PG-13), how on earth people find it offensive is beyond me. Hollywood's PG-13 movies show much more and are more explicit, let alone R movies...
Good, what a stupid game.
obviously u dont like games then
Sexual scenes just alienates part of the market so its BioWare's own doing for this. Adding a visual sex scene, especially something which is Taboo like a Lesbian scene, is nothing but brave but I don't think the game could have possibly gained anything from this. I'm generally against sexualisation in video games. Too much sex in our society today.
nothing explicit was shown, but i do agree there is too much sex in our society.
did i just read that "to much sex in society today". dude i think thats takin it a bit to far, me i love sex so that line just completetly threw me off. but everyone to there own.
I really don't think you can call this a "SEX" scene. It's nothing but two characters making out.... "2nd base" if you will. But since there is so much ignorance and hatred towards same sex interactions, I'm sure BioWare was somewhat prepared for this reaction. Though, I'm sure the banning won't stop in Singapore.
I think there's definitely a lot of sexualization today, but I think theres more aggresion overall. And yes, I like sex, but I think kids are getting a very shallow view of sex and aggresion. But maybe im just getting old.
you've got to understand. these guys have let jewish lies control their lives. they, like their fellow mystics in singapore, believe sex is a shameful, evil act. perhaps we'd be better off wearing bed sheets over our heads like halloween every day! who's with me?? MORE CANDY!
on other news. intelligence has just been banned in singapore.
Games have certain limits and this crosses that limit. Good news for you though it gives you more excuse to use your right hand.
interesting their is a limit of what can and can not be done in a video game? and more importantly who is the all-seeing one that get's to decided the limit. I would hate to live in Singapore at the moment.
must not get too many games, huh?
Now that's done, where is the Hot Coffee mod!!!
i believe oral sex is illegal in singaopore. so lesbian alien sex is obviously a no no since it might corrupt poor innocent singaporean minds and force then to go out and seek dodgy sex with aliens.
yeah, seriously, oral sex is illegal - however it is only illegal to perform but not receive.. i bet that law was created by a man and not a woman.. lol anyway, let's be serious: alien sex is hardly a turn on - it's like watching two frogs mating... would you get turned on by this??
Okay... I'm going to pretend I didn't read that. p.s. Just messing w/ you man! Although... Robot sex?
LOL that's nothing. I saw a chart with the laws of sex for all countries. most of those places say u can have sex with little boys and girls, but then punish you by death for same-sex adults consenting to sex. lmao. no joke. i kid u not. and if u have sex before marriage? death. right away. LMAO. GOTTA LOVE CAVEMEN IDIOTS.
haha singapore u crack me up ... what a dumb reason to ban a game... whats the next one? these graphics are just to beautiful BAN THIS NOW!
@ 10.2 : "Oral sex is illegal in Singapore? Wow, what a sick country!" Well, the USA has the most laws about sex! Some are very funny and strange. I've already been in Florida and really enjoyed my vacations there. I don't wanna say "sick country".
actually i just found out that oral and anal sex is okay amongst heterosexuals but amongst same sex it is not okay so themart is obviously breaking the law but everyone else is fine... j/k just joking mart we all know you aren't gay.. you just prefers boys.. lol j/k no offence intended okay?
A bit of a crappy reason to ban a game isnt it?!
... you know, the one that warns you of content in games... but I'm sure tongue in cheek kissing in movies is perfectly acceptable...
isn't like half their population lesbians?
Isn't Singapore full of pirates?
you have been watching too many pirates of the caribbean movies.. lol
they should ban stupidity...which is pretty much in abundance in this forum.
"Sexual scenes just alienates part of the market so its BioWare's own doing for this. Adding a visual sex scene, especially something which is Taboo like a Lesbian scene, is nothing but brave but I don't think the game could have possibly gained anything from this. I'm generally against sexualisation in video games. Too much sex in our society today." MEUS I DECLARE OFFICIALLY: YOU SUCK (donkey balls if you like) Really. Taboo??? Taboo like a lesbian sex scene? So a hetero sex scene wouldn't be taboo? Damn hypocrit. It won't gain anything from this? Why not? You're against sexualisation in video games? HUH. So after games you say you're against some movies that have specific sex scenes? Are you one of those that still think sex is only for in the bedroom or worse: just to breed offspring? Jees. I didn't expect you to be that short minded. It's like this: in most games there is NO sex. Like nothing at all. If you want real innocent games, buy Mario. Same is for shooters or bloody games. It has a rating FOR A SPECIFIC REASON. If you don't like guns, sex, drugs, anything you can avoid it by not buying it. On the other hand, too much sex in our society, well sex is a big part of you life. A guy thinks about sex more times a day than you type messages here on N4G. My god. These things happen in real life, heterosexuals do it, lesbians eat each other out, if Mass Effect is an epic story that's the life of you in that specific universe and lesbians are a part of it learn to live with it or don't buy it. Stop crying, forbidding and like those religion people that try to force others to their thoughts. EDIT @ Whooop below Well I see you have eggs on your face, so I guess you're talking about yourself. BTW a lot, if not the majority of the males around here wouldn't mind if two lesbians (at least if they are good looking ones) would be playing with each other and to jump in that game. Two girls, no fantasy of you dude?
I think you need a date with ElementX...
Yeah I like eggs on my face... mmm :) Of course I enjoy 2 girls, but I don't need it on a video game.. ME will be a great game with or w/o lesbian or heterosexual love scenes.
bah...there is violence, blood and gore in sooo many video games, and they complain about that...that's just simply stupid....
a polar bear eating bananas in the wild, then locating two happy gay men walking hand in hand.. (not necessarily a bad thing i guess) But Singapore on the other hand has more "benny boys" (drag queens)per square foot than Las vegas, NY, San Francisco and Atlanta put together. If you visit you'll have to bring a dr along to help you tell the men from the women. how can they have so many gay men and then try to put the women in the closet?? double standards??
I like Lesbians
im playin this gamne now ha ha
But I think this was brilliant on Biowares part because of the hype alone. I bet my life on it this controversy will sell a ton of copies of Mass Effect. My thinking? The taboo is key! Kids in school will do anything to get their hands on a LESBIAN love scene in a video game. Adults will show all their friends the "first"(that I know of) lesbians getting down in a vid game.Fvckin genius. This game is taking RISKS................which IMO is also key. SonyONLY fans are the most jealous people on this site(Whooooop comes to mind). Sad folk really. PS Fvck Stinkapore................weir d lil country. But a blip on the radar.
You didn't take the nap right???? Do you actually believe all that crap you wrote??? haha Take that nap asap... ;) PS: I really like this game so far.. Just so you know little bot. You see... You should've take the nap when I told you, now you're One bubble away from a forced nap by the system who doesn't appreciate little fanboys like you.. :P
It is amazing how a purportedly educated, modern and globalized nation can be so primitive in its values.
This is nothing new for BioWare. In Jade Empire you could do the same, not necessarily a whole scene but you could have a lesbian love story. It's not like you HAVE to do it. It's an option.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.