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Mass Effect: Lesbian Sex OK, Man/Man Sex Bad

gay-games.jpgMass Effect, an upcoming Xbox 360 action role-playing game, has submitted information to a games rating board that it will feature a sex scene that players can initiate. While I am glad to see games willing to take some risk and try things that would be completely acceptable in movie theatres, everyone is puzzled by the nature of the sex.

See, you can be a male character or a female characters. Males can have sex with human women or alien women. Women can have sex with a human man or an alien woman. Apparently, the game is okay with male/female sex (human/human or human/alien), woman/woman sex (alien only), but not man/man sex. I can think of several possible reasons:

  1. Alien men are extremely unattractive, and no one, man or woman, would ever have sex with them.
  2. Alien women are extremely attractive, causing the woman character to “switch teams”.
  3. They are balancing the scales after Bully, which featured man/man kissing.
  4. Commonly, the opinion is that man/man sex is not considered “hot”, while woman/woman sex is considerd “very hot”.
  5. Alien men don’t sleep with other alien men, they just eat their brains.

What do you think? I think the censors are going to go nuts, and the game may never ship with this scene, but we’ll see.

September 18th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Xbox 360, Xbox, General | no comments

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