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(Digital Trends)   Surely by now, everyone realizes that the largest group of video gamers are adults. Why then, is there so little sex in video games? Custer's Revenge notwithstanding   ( digitaltrends.com) divider line
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3321 clicks; posted to Geek » on 25 Jun 2012 at 12:23 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-25 01:53:54 AM  
2 votes:
Because maybe we don't need sex in our video games?

Well that and polygonal breasts would look terrible.
2012-06-25 02:56:14 PM  
1 vote:

Codenamechaz: Well that and polygonal breasts would look terrible.

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You'll put your eye out...
/Hot like the Fire Temple
2012-06-25 01:11:21 PM  
1 vote:
Because DDR style game mechanics are hard to do one handed?
2012-06-25 12:06:23 PM  
1 vote:
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
2012-06-25 09:31:27 AM  
1 vote:
The real problem is that we can't have sex with video game characters yet.
2012-06-25 09:27:12 AM  
1 vote:
In my opinion, I don't really think sex scenes are necessary. And if they are included, if they're not done right, they are really difficult to take seriously. Throw in the possibility of modding, and you get all kinds of ridiculous 'skimpy' this and 'doggy style' that kinds of mods that sometimes make one roll one's eyes.

That being said; IF sex in a game is done well, it can be enjoyable. A good example in my mind is Dragon Age: Origins. A bad example would be its sequel, Dragon Age II.

Also, adding in sex to a video game can be a controversial decision. If you decide to budget the game more tightly by adding only heterosexual encounters, all the gays (myself included) get a little bit irritated by this, especially if the game company has a history of including homoerotic experiences in past games (see BioWare). If the game company decides to be inclusive, and add homosexual experiences as well, they run the risk of alienating the more conservative fan base.

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.
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