Ubisoft responds to “We Dare” 12 age rating

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We Dare – the kinky, very adult party game from Ubisoft is pretty much the best thing to happen in the history of the entire universe. For some reason, it’s not without controversy, mostly because of its PEGI 12 age rating.

Ubisoft has responded to the uproar surrounding the kid friendly rating for a very kid unfriendly game.

An Ubisoft spokesperson said: “We Dare is intended for a mature audience and Ubisoft created its marketing campaign accordingly. The PEGI ratings system is decided upon by a pan-European body and the rating for this game was bestowed by the independent PEGI board.Ubisoft has added a ‘Parental Discretion Advised’ sticker to the game in order to ensure that parents are informed of the potential sensitive nature of the game content.”

The game’s been rated 12 by the European ratings board, PEGI. Here’s what they had to say about the game :

“Since PEGI is a Pan European system, the questionnaire is designed to meet varying cultural standards in all the member states. So for example, mild violence may not be a very shocking element in your country, but the swearwords in some games may be. PEGI does not take into account the context of a game when rating it, we only look at the contents of the game. [We Dare] has been rated as a PEGI 12 because it contains mild swearing, minor assault on a human-like character and words/activities that amount to obvious sexual innuendo, explicit sexual descriptions or images and sexual posturing.”

So that’s why the game’s been rated 12, even though its intended for mature players who’re at least 13. Probably best to ignore the rating and just not pick this one up for your kids, eh?

Source : cubed3 (via CVG)

Last Updated: March 4, 2011

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