Originally Posted by Mr. I'm So Rad
Why is it that sexual content in video games is more reviled than murder or other crimes? I've always thought it was funny how it's perfectly acceptable to ruthlessly murder people in all kinds of ways in video games but as soon as there is a nip slip or some kind of intercourse shown it's automatically too mature. (see GTA San Andreas)
Why is it that graphic murder is trivialized while explicit sex (or even softcore) is taboo in video games?
It's almost never done well. A god example of poor execution is DNF. That was a bad game, dressed up with sex, profanity and violence, pretending to be a satirical look at the gaming industry. It ended up being, a lazy, grotesque, heavy-handed mess of all the offensive shit someone could dream up.
I don't have a problem with sexing up characters (DOA) or banging hookers (GTA) as long as it isn't the driving mechanic in a game. Do you really see yourself having fun playing a QTE to direct your character through intercourse?