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Sex sells, but does sex sell video games? It obviously helped with the Tomb Raider games, but failed ridiculously with BMX XXX.

So we're seeing a new trend forming with Playboy The Mansion and the Guy Game where games are growing up, often the quality is pretty damn horrible, but could this be a necessary step for the industry? Is this another step in what I brought up in one of the first thoughts of the day, games becoming more mainstream? Is this what developers need to do to break that stigma of kiddie toy and solidify the gaming industry as something more similar to the movie industry: something for everyone?

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To me I could never see it happen as it seems to solidify the stigma of games being for "nerds."

If they make games with pixelated boobles, and the sole purpose of boobles is to get off on them, and there's a quasi stigma about games being for nerds, then therefore this will just solidify it. I think it's something that will be expanded but will flop.

The PC game (which was merely just an unofficial expansion of the Sims) Singles: Flirt Up Your Life was all about trying to get two people in your house to have sex was just bad. Sex should be kept to movies or photos or real persons. If it's done with fictional and created people, then it's counter to what other aspects of the industry are trying to do and that's make games more mainstream.

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For the most part, I agree with Godfatha, but I think that nudity in the right game, in the right context, could bridge the gap between games and movies as an art/entertainment form. Yes, gratuitous nudity in games like BMX XXX, reinforces the nerd-stigma, but a brief nude scene or 2 in the same contexts as brief nude scenes in most critically acclaimed R-Rated movies in a game like MGS3 on the other hand...

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If they make games with pixelated boobles, and the sole purpose of boobles is to get off on them, and there's a quasi stigma about games being for nerds, then therefore this will just solidify it. I think it's something that will be expanded but will flop.

Thats pretty much why I groan everytime I start up WWE SDvR. It's completely unnecessary, and it literally adds nothing to the game. But then as Fanku said, it could work in the proper game, such as Max Payne 2. On the whole I think it's not needed, but like Zero mentioned, sex sells. It's pretty much unavoidable.

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It'll never properly sell because well, even if I wanted to buy Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude or Playboy: The Mansion, there's a good percentage of people that would be way too embaressed to even think about bringing the game up to the counter. I don't agree with it in video games really, as Kaney said it serves no purpose, taking SDvsRAW as an example.

One, the main menu is something that's not needed. It's totally pointless for them to put polygonal women doing stuff like that without an option to turn it off, frankly it's embaressing to be playing the game in front of family. The other is of course the Bra and Panties match. I'm all for matches being in the game that I'll never really touch, like the Parking Lot Brawl, but seriously, that's just way too much. I can't think of anyone that would actually CHOOSE to play the mode because of the technical skills needed, and if they wanted to see women wrestling then they could gladly play them in any of the other modes.

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Sex sells, but does sex sell video games? It obviously helped with the Tomb Raider games, but failed ridiculously with BMX XXX.

So we're seeing a new trend forming with Playboy The Mansion and the Guy Game where games are growing up, often the quality is pretty damn horrible, but could this be a necessary step for the industry? Is this another step in what I brought up in one of the first thoughts of the day, games becoming more mainstream? Is this what developers need to do to break that stigma of kiddie toy and solidify the gaming industry as something more similar to the movie industry: something for everyone?

Sex really has no place in video games, aside from what I mentioned earlier in the hentai-style games.

Sure, having attractive characters is one thing, but what does the addition of T&A really add to game play, etc? Nothing.

The Leisure Suit Larry game seems like a cheap way for immature people to get off. I know, my brother has it, and I've never even wanted to play it. It seems like an attempt to revive a dead series from the 80s and 90s, by putting him on the PS2.

The Guy Game seems like The Man Show only for PS2. Answer questions, get girls to strip, yada-yada. Sad, really.

It's a way to earn a cheap buck. If you figure that each game costs, oh, 5 Dollars to manufacture (CD, Case, Booklet), and you sell it for 50 bucks, you make 45 dollars profit, minus what the retailer keeps.

I'm willing to be that both these games will sell at least 10,000 copies. That's 450K right there.

Sex as part of the story is one thing. In True Crime, you see polygonial boobs because that's what happens in one part of the game...you investigate a lead at a strip club. The game didn't use that as the selling point. Same thing with the GTA series. Sure, you could pick up hookers, and in VC and SA attend Strip Clubs and see varios sex objects, but that was just put in since it's based (to an extent) on life; big cities have titty bars and hookers walking the beat. Hopefully, you don't buy GTA to laugh at the rocking car after you picked a girl up...

So, all in alll, it's not a neccesary step for the video game industry. Yeah, they'll keep making games for perverts like they make things for pervets in all forms of entertainment, but I don't think it will be a dominate trend in the industry.

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Yeah, they'll keep making games for perverts like they make things for pervets in all forms of entertainment

Argue against polygonal poontang all you want, but at least be sure you know what you mean. There's nothing perverted about it, it's sad, pathetic, but not perverted. A guy touching up an underage kid is perverted. Looking at a pair of tit's isn't.

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Argue against polygonal poontang all you want, but at least be sure you know what you mean. There's nothing perverted about it, it's sad, pathetic, but not perverted. A guy touching up an underage kid is perverted. Looking at a pair of tit's isn't.

Poor choice of words on my part.

Playing video games just to see sex is pathetic...including hentai games. :shifty:

If you're going to spend any amount of money on a PS2 game just to see that tits, you're better off spening it at a porno house or on a website. More bang for your buck (pun intended).

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I thought that people getting the file for the Sims that got rid of the blur in the shower was enough, that was idiotic and pointless. If a company needs to use sex as the main selling point of a game, then you know they didn't try to make it a good game.

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I thought that people getting the file for the Sims that got rid of the blur in the shower was enough, that was idiotic and pointless. If a company needs to use sex as the main selling point of a game, then you know they didn't try to make it a good game.

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It's a way to sell games to adolescents and 9 times out of 10 it works. It's cheap, but it works. Personally I don't buy into it, however Leisure Suite Larry was highly entertaining, but that's mostly as the game itself is jsut one massive piss-take

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