It’s the burning question in the games industry today, so we sent investigative journalist Ross Everman to the British Academy of Lower-body Studies to find the answer.
This part is called the Grimsby Egg, and in real life is made up mostly of nitrates. In some men, though, elements of iron from the blood can seep onto the Grimsby Egg, which is where the phrase “balls of steel” comes from.
The egg is connected to two pipes which run bilaterally to the groin. These pipes, or spiff-tunnels (from the latin spiffius-jizztunnelus) are not red in real life, but a shade of orange. The tubes are often used as a key active ingredient in L’Oreal fake tan.
The spiff-tubes connect to the Grimsby through a fleshy membrane called “Shatner’s Cradle”. When you take a sharp kick to the groin, the pain sensation you feel happens because of swelling in Shatners Cradle pressing on nearby nerve endings. This is what causes the pain to last for so long.
The verdict: Sniper Elites testicles are quite accurate. We are glad someone went to the trouble of researching human balls and carefully rendering them in 3D.
Special Thanks to the British Academy of Lower-Body Studies (BALS)