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SHOULD SEX BE IN VIDEO GAMES?


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Posted on Oct 18, 2010 9:34:03 AM PDT
resevil239 says:
I don't think it really maters if its in a game or not. If the games good, I'd play it regardless. It shouldn't be in, though, unless it's relevant to the plot, just like with movies. Besides, if you really have a problem with it, you could just skip the cut scene/s (unless its one of those retarded games where you can't skip stuff. I hate that; it killes replayability). I hate when people make a big deal about stuff like this (like in grand theft auto, or mass effect, the latter of which didn't even show anything, and the former had to be hacked).

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 12:49:45 PM PDT
Sex in video games? Well, that depends-what is the purpose of it? I think anything that moves the story forward is okay, but at the same time graphic titillation for the sake of it is as gratuitous as graphic violence. Relationships between characters that drive plots or subplots - the implying of a sexual relationship is more than enough to fuel a plot line. Should eating be a included in videogames? How about using the toilet? Well, does the story have a scene set at a banquet? Does the character overhear a bathroom conversation? Sure that works. But a good bit of detail can be overlooked for the sake of moving the story along.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 1:46:54 PM PDT
I don't think using the toilet is necessary, your sort of heading of topic really.(But heavy Rain made you shower.) I think it was a good touch in Mass Effect and Dragon Age. Why in the real world would you put so much effort into keeping your party happy if you weren't going to have a relationship? It's a simpler version of real life, no one would brake into a deserted Cerberus base blow it up if you weren't going to get some sweet shaved head biotic tang...

S. O'Shea says:
Bottom Line sex shouldnt be in video games unless needed and games DONT!!!! I REPEAT DONT!!!!!!! need it!

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 2:01:01 PM PDT
Its true that sex isnt needed in games but who is to stop them from having it in games? It sells and depending on the story or situation it makes it more real. Sex is everywhere now a day tv, magazines, internet, books. Hell you cant even walk around the city without seeing a drawing of a penis.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 3:02:23 PM PDT
Funkwart says:
Why not? Why can't video games be for adults? I think you should be able to do absolutely anything in a video game. It doesn't mean I necessarily want to play it, but what are we some kind of fascist dictatorship where we can't have cartoons of naked people? Who cares.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 3:07:30 PM PDT
Funkwart says:
To those who say sex isn't needed in games, what is needed in games? Games are supposed to be entertainment, there are no requirements except fun. If sex makes a game more entertaining then what's the problem?

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 8:28:18 PM PDT
David L says:
I think they should. Not solely a game based on SEX but maybe with a adventure type of plot who knows. It would be great where you can control the enviorment and types of people you choose. It can be a relationship of a character's life for example. I do agree that most games will not need sex but it won't hurt to make a very interesting game.

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 9:59:44 AM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
I think triple x all the way for the mature posters. I would guarantee the software companies would have quite a following.

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 7:43:25 PM PDT
J. Martin says:
Video games are just interactive movies. Sex is in movies. Why shouldn't it be in games then, if that's what people want?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2010 8:05:40 PM PDT
whatever says:
I say yes if its like a comedy joke version like in Leisure Suit Larry but no they shouldn't do it on a realistic level.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010 1:10:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 23, 2010 1:38:12 PM PDT
Ghost says:
To the poster who doesn't understand why people would want to watch two video game characters have sex, and that its "dumb" and "irrelavant"...either that guy is a kid or simply doesn't like sex. Yeah, watching Mr. and Mrs. Pac-man humping would be pretty stupid...or Mario and the Princess banging away would be pathetic and silly...but today's video games are like movies. The characters are as close to human form as we've ever gotten. Just check out Heavy Rain. So that poster either must be too young to appreciate a good porn, or just not interested in sex to want too see a bit of it break up the monotony of gameplay and puzzle solving.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the act of sex. Its been made wrong by American puritanism. And thats just wrong. Sex doesn't corrupt unless you are corruptable in the first place...in that case, anything will set you off. Don't blame sex if you simply can't handle the form of a naked woman. Most normal, non-gay men ( the main video game buying demographic ) appreciate the perfect beauty of the female form in sexual bliss, so why not include it in our movielike video games ( when warranted by the storyline or subtext ). Its the next natural progression of this art form. If extreme violence in games is A-OK for these puritanistic morons, why not the beautiful, god given act of sex?

If you watch sex in movies, or see it in magazines, or read an erotic passage in a book, that doesn't make you a lonely loser. So why are you pathetic if you want it in video games? A lot of us who want it have wives and girlfriends who either like it too, or benefit from it in some way because it doesn't take much to make a guy horny...so we are not lonely losers.

What a stupid argument. Puritanism in America is finally losing. Good riddance.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010 1:33:58 PM PDT
resevil239 says:
I agree with Spartacus! If you look at countries in the UK, they have no problem with sex and are much more open about it then we are in the US. They, however, are much more against violence than we are here. There's nothing wrong with either of them, not matter how gratuitous it gets (at least with violence). At least sex is a natural thing that everyone does, as opposed to violence which isnt.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2010 5:06:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 23, 2010 6:07:48 PM PDT
Paige Turner says:
If sex were freely accepted in this country as it is in Europe then you couldn't get groups of people to vote based on whether somebody was against gays in the military, and you couldn't sell tickets using racy costumes and dancing to disguise lack of talent, and you couldn't become famous by making a sex tape and having it "stolen," and you couldn't fill your treasury by preaching damnation for the makers of Barbie dolls or selling fake boobs to woman or fake women on Jerry Springer or advice on keeping your boyfriend in line and on the marriage track.

Sex is a commodity in the USA and it's only valuable as long as its withheld. Every time Mrs Gore denounced rap lyrics, a sticker went on to tell you where to find outlaw lyrics and a music producer got a new Bentley. If men and women stopped fighting to control it, sex would be freed, like in the 1920's and the 1960's, but then where would the economy be?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2010 5:51:01 PM PDT
This is great. I have rarely read someone that writes with such a strong sense of culture and, well, sense. I completely agree with you: it really doesn't matter WHAT goes into games as long as parents are there to help their children understand what they see (and help decide on whether a game meets what they believe are the correct criteria for raising their kids - those that help strengthen their values -).

Most of all, though, the important part is NOT in the game, it's in the parents; it's at home. I don't think that a child who played puzzle games only would not turn out violent if her parents fought all the time or belittled her thoughts and needs! A change is definitely needed in society (I am from Costa Rica and we face similar problems to the U.S. in this matter... our society is growing more violent every year), and it has to come from WITHIN society first, from us. When a society is mature enough, the proper manifestations of its culture will surface because society itself will only support products that adjust to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2010 8:01:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 23, 2010 9:54:03 PM PDT
Ghost says:
Thats a very interesting take on sex as a commodity, Paige. Well thought out. My question to you is...if sex is as "free" as you say in Europe, how come THEY still profit by its use? There will ALWAYS be ways to make money off things, whether they are "forbidden" or not.

I think all of us here who agree developers should explore more sex in video games, only mean to explore it as they have in movies. We're not talking about suddenly having women walk around topless 24/7 or there being a porn store in every Walmart. We're simply saying that sex in video games should be more accepted as it has been in films for decades now. Video games ARE movies now...interactive movies. So why not allow as much realism as possible? Anything less and we would feel cheated. Do people honestly think video games have peaked with Pac-man and theres NO room for improvement, advancement and invention? Come on...life moves forward. Change CANNOT ever be stopped.

I do agree with you that the sexual controversy in America fuels the industry...same way that the fact drugs are illegal fuels the drug war and fills the warlords coffers. Just as California soon goes to the polls to vote whether to legalize marijuana, to help pull the government out of the ditch with the money it could make on its taxing...people will ALWAYS find a way to make money off of sex. As they still do in Europe...even though they are more "free" then the US is.

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2010 8:49:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 23, 2010 9:08:49 PM PDT
Ghost says:
Hey "dude"....its on the ballot in California as we speak. Not a joke. Its a way for California to pull themselves out of the budget hole they are in. Put down the Wii nunchuck and read some news sometime.

What a "silly ass comment" from you.... Now if you were joking or being sarcastic...I apologize. Otherwise, STFU

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2010 11:00:46 PM PDT
J. Revels says:
There is such a game. It is called Leisure Suit Larry. Check it out. Its been around for years and the earlier ones have terrible graphics but its all a stupid joke sex game.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2010 11:33:14 PM PDT
Ghost says:
Yeah J., those are campy, fun games. I remember playing my first PC version in the late 80's...the original. The only problem is, sex in video games shouldn't always be used as a "joke". Serious character development and interaction between game characters should allow for the possibility of a sexual relationship. Makes the characters seem more "real". After they've connected on that level...if one dies, you actually "care" about it. Its the same we require of our actors and scripts in movies. To make connections with each other and the audience so we are invested in the story. This is the new "normal" for video games. Deep stories and deep character development. To have a male and female character in a video game not pursue any sexual connection is just not "real".

I appreciate the campy comedy as shown in the Leisure Suit Larry games...but I appreciate the character realism and use of sexuality in games like Heavy Rain, even more. Games aren't for kids anymore...people have to accept that. The average age of today's gamer is now 35, as reported.

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2010 1:48:19 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 24, 2010 2:16:28 AM PDT
Ghost says:
And how old are you?

I never said it was a "brilliant" idea...but thats what they are doing. At least putting up for referendum. I have no opinions on the matter...whatever people do to harm only themselves in their homes is their business. I could care less.

But news is news...despite what you think.

Greymung -"makes me think you are the one with the wii nunchuks and constant munchies."

I belong to The Order...we don't even drink alcohol, silly little man.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2010 1:50:01 AM PDT
Ghost says:
Besides, California is our national joke anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2010 9:06:20 AM PDT
Tyler says:
If it adds to the story, like some movies incorporate it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2010 9:12:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 24, 2010 9:17:07 AM PDT
Ghost says:
I just watched the divinely perfect Kate Beckinsale in Underworld: Evolution last night, which has a story appropriate love scene. Although there was no full nudity...who WOULDN'T want such things in video games?? If you don't, theres a whole series of games for PS2 that feature retro games from the 80's and early 90's...when games had NOTHING offensive in them, and were quite boring. Maybe thats more you people's speed...

The reason I tied that movie to the topic is because I always thought Underworld would have made a great video game, if done right with a God of War or new Castlevania format, with Selene as the lead...thats why.
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