You know you’ve hit the big time when your cutscene gets a Penny Arcade strip all of its own, so congratulations to Brad on making headlines with his bi alien sex scene – reportedly the lone element that pushed the game into the Mature ratings bracket in North America.

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I seem to recall him spending an awfully long time on this one, despite the ESRB’s guidance that naked bodies can’t be on screen for longer than 10 or 15 seconds – presumably after which time North American teenagers’ heads explode.

There’s nothing new here as Jade Empire also allowed same-sex relationships, though the consummation was hidden by a fade to black unlike the heterosexual variations. Interestingly, this wasn’t the result of homophobia within the team, but instead a quick fix to disguise the mismatches given the sheer number of different sized characters that could become intimate with one another.