Missed out on what? Well, on some pretty sick stuff. Okay, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs did have quite the gruesome scenery, but what I mean is some real WTF. In an interview with Kill Screen, the game’s writer, Dan Pinchbeck, told of a scene he decided to cut because it kind of went over the limit.
The scene I’m speaking of included a pig-man having his perverted ways with a corpse. Yes, all us gamers just missed out on some good old half-animal necrophilia love-making. What’s worse, he seems to have been inspired to create this scene while lying in bed next to his wife, the game’s music composer. What a romantic.
Pinchbeck: There was a pig fucking a dead body. The problem was it just looked like the pig was raping someone. It started off fucking a female body, and actually it just looked like rape. So we switched it out for a male body, and it looked like gay rape. No better. We were trying to make a point of how animalistic the pigs were. But it didn’t add enough to justify the schlock.
Jessica Curry: We were lying in bed together and Dan tapped me on the shoulder and woke me up and went, “Pigs fucking human corpse.” I thought, “Who the fuck have I married!”
Pinchbeck: But you’ve got to push it too far to find out where that line is. If you tiptoe cautiously up, you’ll always fall short. That’s how you find something with a real edge.
Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing he decided to cut it. ‘Cause me, I’m an open-minded fella.
Tom has been gaming ever since he could walk. As soon as he got his hands on an NES, his childhood revolved around the adventures of Mario and Link. Later on, he switched to Playstation, but eventually became a PC fanboy, and to this day it still remains his platform of choice. Tom studies law at Ghent University, Belgium and next to video games, his hobbies are a variety of martial arts, playing rugby and once in a while he also does a CrossFit workout.