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  • ncurry2 - April 4, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    Why is sex in video games such a sore subject despite its prevalence in other mediums?
  • samsneeze - April 4, 2012 6:57 p.m.

    Because it's always extremely awkward, robot-y, and unnecessary. Romance between characters is fine, but the concept of "show don't tell" isn't always applicable.
  • DoctorGonzo - April 4, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    Generally there's a sort of fear of mature themes in "new media", and they're often criticized simply for portraying violence or sex in any way at all. Radio and television went through the same thing. Ironically, I'm supposed to be writing a research paper on this sort of thing as we speak...
  • Redeater - April 4, 2012 8:29 p.m.

    Indigo Prophecy sex scene. Look it up and you have your explanation.
  • ncurry2 - April 4, 2012 8:48 p.m.

    Lol, I see your point. I just think it's funny. Like when Mass Effect came out and Fox News was making it out to be this terrible monstrosity when it turned out to be somewhere between PG and PG13.
  • potpan0 - April 5, 2012 5:47 a.m.

    Because, at the moment, many people do view all videogames as a kids medium. This is why stupid parents buy 18 rated games for their kids, and complain about the violence. If a game did have sex in it, news companies would jump onto them saying their 'giving porn to children' (similar to what happened with Mass Effect). The risk of backlash is too high, so game companies don't risk it.


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