28
Jan
10

sexbox 360

Hello ladies and gents. Yesterday the sequel to one of my all time favorite games came out. Mass Effect 2, if you have not heard of it shame on you :/. The first Mass Effect gained a ton of attention from main stream media sources. No not because of its eye-popping graphics or its unique blend of first person shooter elements with role-playing elements. Not for its incredible game play, but for a scene in the game that depicted virtual sex. Ohhhh nooo, I know what your thinking “not sex, no one does that”. Rigggghhht. It was the equivalent of  a sex scene in a pg-13 movie and  the game was rated M. You can judge for yourself by checking out the clip on YouTube.

With all the talk about ERSB ratings (check last weeks post), should sex be included in video games? Video games are the interactive movies that can span 20 hours and up. My view on sex in games is the same as my view on sex in movies. If it fits the overall theme and experience of the game then I think it should be allowed. The games are rated for a reason. Each rating carries content that is appropriate for that rating. As long as it doesn’t get out of hand I think adult themes can add to the overall experience of a game the way it does movies. What do you think?

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2 Responses to “sexbox 360”


  1. February 3, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I agree with you. Sex that’s shoehorned in for the sake of having it is annoying. However that isn’t a unique issue for video games; novels, movies, comics, and TV shows can suffer from the same problem (NYPD Blue anyone?).

    If it has purpose, pushes the story forward, and is executed with a bit of class, it shouldn’t be a problem.

    Gamers grew up. The medium is as well.


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