Well, this is entertaining. It was mentioned in yesterday’s ION, but it was too amusing to not write about.
Privates, the game about going into a woman’s vagina/buttocks to shoot things (And Geoff’s GOTY) has been denied access to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Indie Channel due to its content.
This is, naturally, completely unsurprising given you’re a condom-wearing marine shooting things in vagina.
Check past the jump for some comments from Zombie Cow studios
Dan Marshall, of Zombie Cow, had the following to say about the matter: “The guys at Xbox have been amazing. They’ve been really supportive and helpful throughout, but ultimately have advised that the game wouldn’t pass the Indie Games Peer Review process, purely due to its inherently sexual nature.”
David Dennis of Microsoft, said in May that, “We have guidelines in place that closely track requirements of content ratings boards worldwide and, among other things, prohibit the publication of strong sexual content.
“While we haven’t seen this game, we can confirm that if it is consistent with the description we have seen on the Internet, this game would not pass peer review and would not be permitted to be distributed on Xbox Live.”
I’m not sure how fighting germs in a vagina is sexual, other than the location being in key in that. If you played as penis battling away through the cavernous interior of lady’s unmentionables, I can see how it would have a distinct sexual tinge to it. However, since the Indie Channel doesn’t have a ESRB, and anyone can download anything, getting Privates on there was always going to be a long shot.
The game was commissioned by Channel 4, of the UK, for reasons that I cannot quite fathom, but I am so grateful that a game which is as bizarre as this exists. You can still download it here for free.
Last Updated: September 21, 2010