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Why do they add porn to videogames?

#161ThePonyColliePosted 8/31/2013 8:44:26 AM
DerPancake posted...
Seriously? Witcher 2 amazing game, but come on why do devs think we want to watch naked pixels and then they turn it into a sex scene...


Because we gamers are virgin and can't have real sex so porn is good for us. Why you don't like free porn?
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#162Kane90987Posted 8/31/2013 9:59:59 AM
I refuse to buy, or give my attention to, anything that has to use sex as it's selling point... Unless it's porn, of course... And even then, who buys porn? The internet has it for free...

If something has to use sex as a selling point, chances are the thing their trying to sell is ****ing horrible...
#163BDJaycePosted 8/31/2013 10:19:37 AM
Sex is rarely a selling point for video games, people just like to over-exaggerate things. "Oh no, it showed boobs.. way to use porn to sell games!"
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#164DiviDudePosted 8/31/2013 10:34:21 AM
Here's what I think is happening.

People are assuming that there's a lot of pathetic uber-horny gamers getting their jollies off by looking at boobies in The Witcher 2 (which there probably are), and thus conclude that the game is actively targeting pathetic uber-horny gamers with low-brow, pointless sex and nudity. These people then wish to differentiate themselves from pathetic uber-horny gamers by having nothing to do with games like The Witcher 2.

The mistake here, of course, is that just because the game has some elements that happen to appeal to uber-horny gamers does not mean that the game actively targets them, is intended to get jollies off, or that the sex and nudity are low-brow and pointless.


tl;dr - The nudity is incidental and you're just as silly for avoiding it as the dudes who are popping boners over it.
#165ZerbeePosted 8/31/2013 1:27:30 PM
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#166Zohar_MetatronPosted 8/31/2013 4:31:41 PM
The actual answer is there should probably be more sex in video games, since making it a taboo subject only limits what games can actually discuss, reduces the overall quality of writing in video games when the subject does come up (when was the last time you saw a sexual/romantic relationship in a video game that went beyond "one person does nice things to another person and then eventually they dry hump"), and extended to culture as a whole is the main reason why all our serious works are devoid of sex but our advertising is full of vapid titillation, our porn is gradually getting more extreme, and society as a whole remains hostile towards sexualities/gender identities and expressions/fetishes/etc. that aren't held by the extreme majority.

The status quo on sex actually kind of sucks for everybody.
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#167Golden MavenPosted 8/31/2013 5:11:51 PM
daemon_dan posted...
I just don't see games as purely a form of constant entertainment.
I love artistic expression in all forms.


What's the difference, though? I would say Chrono Trigger had lots of art, art which I found entertaining. Not in a macho **** yeah kind of way, but in a moving and engrossing sort of way.

If a video game isn't entertaining, artsy or not I'm not sure why I'd be spending time playing it.
#168Golden MavenPosted 8/31/2013 5:17:12 PM
Zohar_Metatron posted...
The actual answer is there should probably be more sex in video games, since making it a taboo subject only limits what games can actually discuss, reduces the overall quality of writing in video games when the subject does come up (when was the last time you saw a sexual/romantic relationship in a video game that went beyond "one person does nice things to another person and then eventually they dry hump"), and extended to culture as a whole is the main reason why all our serious works are devoid of sex but our advertising is full of vapid titillation, our porn is gradually getting more extreme, and society as a whole remains hostile towards sexualities/gender identities and expressions/fetishes/etc. that aren't held by the extreme majority.

The status quo on sex actually kind of sucks for everybody.


You're the kind of person who wants to suck all the fun out of video games. You take them way too seriously, you're trying to turn a toy into some masterpiece artistic expression to behold and expand our consciousness or some other pretentious stuff we really don't need in video games. I don't turn on my PS3 for some philosophical thought, I turn it on to play around with virtual action figures while enjoying some good music and visuals.
#169Zohar_MetatronPosted 8/31/2013 5:20:36 PM
Golden Maven posted...
You take them way too seriously, you're trying to turn a toy into some masterpiece artistic expression to behold and expand our consciousness or some other pretentious stuff we really don't need in video games.


I am relatively sure it is possible for more then one type of game to exist!

Expanding the scope is only good for everyone.
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#170blade6321Posted 8/31/2013 5:27:41 PM(edited)
Golden Maven posted...
Zohar_Metatron posted...
The actual answer is there should probably be more sex in video games, since making it a taboo subject only limits what games can actually discuss, reduces the overall quality of writing in video games when the subject does come up (when was the last time you saw a sexual/romantic relationship in a video game that went beyond "one person does nice things to another person and then eventually they dry hump"), and extended to culture as a whole is the main reason why all our serious works are devoid of sex but our advertising is full of vapid titillation, our porn is gradually getting more extreme, and society as a whole remains hostile towards sexualities/gender identities and expressions/fetishes/etc. that aren't held by the extreme majority.

The status quo on sex actually kind of sucks for everybody.


You're the kind of person who wants to suck all the fun out of video games. You take them way too seriously, you're trying to turn a toy into some masterpiece artistic expression to behold and expand our consciousness or some other pretentious stuff we really don't need in video games. I don't turn on my PS3 for some philosophical thought, I turn it on to play around with virtual action figures while enjoying some good music and visuals.


The dude just said he thinks that "some games" should explore the medium of sex in more ways than just a quick **** (basically).

That's it.

You can still play your mindless action games.

You can still play CoD 24/7 (if you so desire).

No one's going to take that away from you.

But sometimes, some people, maybe even you, want to play a game with some semblance of story, or depth past gameplay. Maybe you don't understand this concept, maybe you do, but can you at least respect that.

Also lolps3
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