Gaming’s Whacked-Out Week- January 11
Ubisoft proclaimed this week that the Japanese release of Far Cry 3 will have some of its blood-bleeding violence and raunch-ery mitigated. As Kotaku reports, Mr. Ubisoft has decreed that, ‘a sex scene as well as a scene depicting an open wound have been edited... killing three civilians in succession results in a game over penalty.’ The East has always been averse to civilian violence in video games (see also Sleeping Dogs, wherein CAR TO THE FACE drive-o-violence will jeopardize the mission), but editing a sex scene? When have our randy renegade friends from Japan ever done THAT? Was the sexy sex-sexiness INSUFFICIENT for them? (To wit, “we’ve 'edited’ the scene by adding a few more horny plumbers, shit-tastic dialogue and other such terrible you’d find in low-budget porn.”) Whatever the case, it’s quite a stretch to dignify any occurrence within Far Cry 3 as a ‘sex scene.’ To address this non-issue, here’s some bodacious boobitude. Mmm, gratuitous!