Mafia II's Playboy Gals To Enjoy Uncensored Exposure
For games like Mafia II, it's all about creating an authentic, believable environment in which to immerse oneself.
Therefore, in order to produce such an atmosphere, loaded with all the seediness of an underground organized crime unit, one must stay true to the formula. ...this is just a flowery way of saying that censorship won't be tolerated. According to a GamerZines hands-on session with 2K's upcoming sandbox title, the Playboy magazines featured in the game are entirely uncensored. No annoying black bars. No stupid fuzzy parts that make you squint. No "head-shot only" pictures. Perhaps you might be surprised but hey, this isn't 1990. Gaming has changed a lot and at this point, if it's in a movie, there's every chance it will be in a piece of interactive software, too. We knew that 2K had partnered with the men's entertainment monolith in order to give the game a realistic flair; one that is both titillating and, of course, faithfully historical. The idea that wise guys never kept a Playboy laying around 'cuz they're good church-going folk is...well, a little absurd.
Mafia II is slated to arrive on August 27. You can pick up next month's Playboy on...you know, I'm really not going to look that up.
Related Game(s): Mafia II
7/20/2010 10:18:07 AM Ben Dutka