I have to admit as an adult a good and sexy scene (and sexy parties) are all well and good, but it seems more and more lately they have been creeping into video games. My take on it? WTF, MAN!
I’m not even going to do the honors of displaying some sex scene from some game that I play (looking at you Dragon Age). What I will do is why do video games want to add sex scenes to their games? BioShock creator Ken Levine even questions if video games should include sex.
“I think it’s not about being interactive. I think it’s more about people not understanding what it is. If you think about the amount of, for example, nudity in a videogame… it’s not even nudity. It’s a puppet with its clothes off. There are other problems as well. It’s kind of silly in videogames right now, because – again – puppets with their clothes off.” – Ken Levine
I think the guy brings up a valid point. There’s something a little childish and awkward about a sex scene in video games. Most games for some time only implied the dirty deed by making the screen go black and you’d hear…sounds. Even then it was kind of weird. I mean, the voice actors probably finished with the cut, gave high fives and took a long cold shower (hopefully separate showers).
Now games are displaying the act in front of you. Sometimes the characters are naked. Sometimes the characters have underwear on which is just silly. Even still. These characters are often CG characters that just look weird doing it.
Now let’s put on a different situation. Let’s say you’re watching a movie like 300. Now that’s a good movie to watch, but in this movie there is a pretty (dare I say) entertaining sex scene. If my wife walks in and catches me watching the movie at this particular moment, she might say something like, “Watching 300 again?” I might say yes, and that would be the end of it.
Now if she walked in on one of the many different sex scenes in Dragon Age: Origins, Heavy Rain or Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. There might be a completely different discussion. Not because she is opposed to the idea of sex, but video game sex is just awkward, wrong and not to mention creepy as hell that someone coded it.
I may be in the minority here, but I won’t know for sure unless you let me know in the comments below. Let’s turn this into one “sexy” discussion.