When Mass Effect 1 was released in 2007, the issue of an intimacy scene (and probably the fact that it could involve an alien) made the local authorities decide to put the game on the list of bans, making it the first (and only) country to chose that move, and upon being reported by the internet (most to mock on the situation), the decision was overruled within a few hours.
It was only about six months later that a proper censorship authority on videogames was setup, kicking off the release of GTAIV under a new scheme of rules.
While Mass Effect 1’s famous intimacy scene (you can find this yourself on the net) grew old after a while, it was the hidden cutscene that seems to be get more attention.
From the dialogue, Commander Shepard was given a choice between pursuing romance with a human or with an alien, but instead if you chose your words carefully, Shepard would suggest for a threesome. While there was no way to make that option into a reality, it feels as though BioWare was testing how far it could provoke gamers’ perception.
So what can we expect to see stretched in Mass Effect2 releasing on 26 Jan?
We won’t know until we play it…