Ubisoft Uses 'Copyright' Claim To Block Americans From Seeing Its Own Ad For Ridiculous 'Adult' Wii Game

from the we-dare? dept

Jay points us to the news that Ubisoft is offering up a new video game for the Wii, in Europe only, called “We Dare,” which appears to be a ridiculously awkwardness-inducing game designed to try to make people engage in sexually suggestive activities with one another. Since the game is only being offered in Europe, the advertisement for the game, which the company placed on its own YouTube account, is blocked for viewing in the US — though, ridiculously, it says this is so for “copyright” reasons. Still, it’s not hard for people to find proxies to view the video (took me a few seconds to convince YouTube I was watching the video from Europe). It seems sort of pointless to block the video from US audiences, even if they can’t order the game. The ad itself is hilariously painful to watch, and the comments on the video (also only available if you’re “outside” the US) are almost universally mocking Ubisoft for this game concept. Anyway, if you’re inside the US or don’t know how to use a proxy, you won’t be able to watch the video below. And you might be better off for it:

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Freedom says:

Re: Re: Ridiculous?

>> A Kinect sex game? I can’t even imagine how that would work, nor do I want to.

I can imagine, and sign me up for the first copy!

Frankly the most disturbing part of the Wii game was how the controller got in the way. Do this concept with the Kinect, problem solved – not to mention, would love to see what action shots it decides to take and replay ‘post-play’….

Sadly, due to Microsoft Control, we’ll probably never see it on the XBOX in a legit form, but maybe using open sourced Kinect drivers on the PC/Mac/Linux platforms instead – just not very living room friendly that way.


P Coughlin (profile) says:

My first post!

So let me get this straight. We British can’t get many music and film trailers via popular video sites (for music and DVDs that are available in the UK – cutting off advertisements to potential customers due to “copyright”, nice job entertainment industry!) but we can get this? Score!

It’s good to know that if there MUST be location-restricted content, at least in Europe we seem to be getting the best of the bargain.

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