Cythraul: If sex is done well, it can enhance RPG video games greatly, and can be seen as a reward for complex interactions and play choices with certain NPCs. If done poorly, it makes the game laughable. But in the end, I can take it or leave it. If I was forced to choose between sex and no sex in all future games though, I'd probably pick no sex since it's the least risky option for a potentially enjoyable game.
meat0918: //And who really wants a XXXMMORPG?
Mike_LowELL: ITT: People who have never visited ULMF or Hongfire claim there is no sex in video games.(Obviously, that statement carries the mother of all NSFW connotations, should you choose to visit either.)
meat0918: Money, and they can make a hell of a lot more selling Teen rated games than Mature or Adults Only. Same reason studios want PG-13 over R movies.
verbal_jizm: Because sex in video games is creepy.
sithon: Leisure suit Larry disagrees.
Yuri Futanari: Because it's perversion. The reason we're such a morally corrupt society is the inclusion of deviant sexual media from other cultures. Frankly anyone who wants sex in video games probably also watches the pornography and should be locked up and given treatment, the same that we do for drug addicts.
fluffy2097: The Japanese have had ero-games for years. They are basically sexy choose your own adventure stories. If you're really lucky, you get a minigame, but for the most part these games are made to be played "one handed".Mass effect allowed you to romance and make love, but fade to black. Artistically, there is nothing to be gained from showing Sheppard bone their love interest.Duke Nukem 3d allowed you to pay a stripper money and she'd flash you.The honest truth is that for the most part, there is no good way to make a sexual intercourse game mechanic. This immediately makes sex as a game play element completely impractical.If sex cannot be used as a game play element, then it must be used for plot exposition. Given America's stupid obsession with not seeing naked bodies, It's much more sensible to move plot exposition to some non sexual situation and get the "E for everyone" rating for your first person shooter. ಠ_ಠUltimately, you can't make a good farking minigame, and sex is almost never required for plot exposition.
fluffy2097: Mass effect allowed you to romance and make love, but fade to black. Artistically, there is nothing to be gained from showing Sheppard bone their love interest.
MightyPez: Heavy Rain had an interactive sex scene and it felt totally out of place for the medium. It just comes of as strange and pandering when it's thrown in, even if it tries to do it tastefully.
keepitcherry: MightyPez: Heavy Rain had an interactive sex scene and it felt totally out of place for the medium. It just comes of as strange and pandering when it's thrown in, even if it tries to do it tastefully.Haha man I forgot about that scene in that game. That was the weirdest/funniest segment in any game that I've ever played.
Beaver1224: The biggest obstacle is that too many people who would oppose putting sex in anything cannot admit that "video games" can be for adults./Hot Coffee
netweavr: meat0918: //And who really wants a XXXMMORPG?You mean Second Life?
Aarontology: Because sex scenes in movies are stupid, unrealistic, and gratuitous even though there are real actors.Video game sex scenes are even worse.
some_beer_drinker: because porn?
farkeruk: And what sex would you put into a video game?Video games are about about achieving goals through a mixture of puzzles, speed and dexterity. You can make a game where someone has to shoot Nazis without getting shot. But simulating say, seduction isn't easy.Consider how you get the "Achievement Unlocked: 3rd Base". You've got to be attractive to a woman from a number of points of view like physical attraction, wealth, humour, youth, how you dress, hobbies and so forth. You then need time, the right environment, you need to pace things right. I once was getting on real well with a woman and just went too fast, going for a snog on the first dance, and she blew me out, wouldn't talk to me, answer my calls.And the problem is that simulating that is pretty complicated, even from just a verbal perspective, because we don't have advanced Turing Test-passing machines that simulate a woman on a date. You can, at best, end up with multiple choice situations, but then, people just work things out quite quickly. Fact is, the most advanced sex game that we have is probably Leisure Suit Larry.
Kuroshin: The games industry hasn't reached that level of maturity yet. Not "maturity" as in rating, "maturity" as in being able to tell a compelling story where sex taking part within the context of the game works as a plot element to improve the overall story being told.Some devs are still trying (BioWare, Quantic Dream, etc.), but we're still some years and some evolution away from really getting to where sex as an integral story element can work well within gameplay.If games were movies, we're essentially still in the porn and exploitation phase, with some stumbling movement into serious drama and art house territory. Give it time and another generation of game devs. It'll get there.
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