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Submitted by ssb3173 751d ago | opinion piece

A game about sex? Ban this sick filth

Steam has been banning fake games from its service, but it's also knocked back a legitimate -- if rather risque -- project. Seduce Me is an erotic strategy game "inspired by the lives of American socialites and celebrities." Ironically, the developer blames that very same American culture for the ban. (PC, Seduce Me)

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NastyLeftHook0  +   752d ago | Well said
I say we advertise the hell out of it, it seems great. sex natural and yet its condemned as being disgusting.
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Treian   751d ago | Immature | show | Replies(40)
Treian  +   751d ago
That may be true. However, that doesn't mean one has to follow that natural law. On another note, don't deny that our society glorifys sex out of proportions.
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Reverent  +   751d ago
Are you saying you don't engage in the sexual act of reproduction? Virgin? If so, I suppose I can understand your stance in this.
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colombiankilla01  +   751d ago
How did a nun got in here?
Ares84HU   751d ago | Personal attack | show
Lucretia  +   751d ago
and our society doesnt glorify violence in the games, cartoons movies and shows that our children watch or play?????

i rather my kids bone someone than put a knife in someones throat.

michael schofield would be dissapointed in you
TopDudeMan  +   751d ago
dude, there's movies and songs about sex. I'm not saying it's right, just that you can't have double standards. That's not how law works. You draw the line and everyone has to adhere it.
Scenarist  +   751d ago
songs about violence and killing too
which os also natural to some degree
Kurt Russell  +   751d ago
Although I think blahblah346 is a ninny on this subject... Ares84HU wins the award for hyprocritical douche. *stands and applauds*
maelstromb  +   751d ago
Sounds like the archaic sexaphobic ramblings of a "Teabagger" to me. In other words, ignore ALL natural instincts and ONLY engage in sexual acts under the banner of marriage and for the pure sanctity of reproduction. Sorry to burst your bubble bud, but it's 2012 and those leanings don't necessarily fit within the societal construct any longer.
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TacoTaru  +   751d ago
Just because something is natural doesn't make it fit subject matter for a game. Taking a dump is one of the most natural things there is but I don't want a game built around that dynamic.
amaguli  +   751d ago | Funny
Admit it, a pooping simulator would be awesome.
Qrphe  +   751d ago
If there were people willing to buy a take-a-dump game, what would it matter to you?

NO ONE would force you to buy such as game (or Seduce Me for that matter).
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Hicken  +   751d ago
Taking a dump isn't nearly as important in social, mental, and emotional aspects as sex is. Yeah, we'll die if we don't poop, but only one person will die; without sex, we die out as a species.

If you don't understand the significance of sex outside of the biological need for procreation, I suggest you fall in love and have sex with that person.

Hell, just have sex.

Ever notice how people say "friends with benefits" doesn't last for very long before something bad happens? That's because sex isn't just physical, like taking a dump.
Mr-Dude  +   751d ago
@Hicken
We even poop when we die... All our muscles relax when whe die

But to answer your question..
For me, pooping is also very emotional and intimate... It's not that i invite people to watch me poop...
But sex to me is very important, i would turn nuts if my girlfriend would deny me her "fruit"
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Scenarist  +   751d ago
anything can be fit for a game if done right...
spartanlemur  +   751d ago
You say that now, but very soon, you're going to come across an indie title which tries to do 'going to the toilet' well, and it's going to make you rethink your comment.
Like that game where you wait for your date and get really nervous. In a true group survival simulator (zombie type for example), finding an appropriate method for sewage disposal is important, as without it, dysentery would get you before the apocalypse does. This would really add to the sense of survivalism and desperation in such games.
I'm also shocked at how little human manure actually features in medieval games. In medieval London, people used to empty their chamber pots out of their windows onto the streets.
Gaming will never achieve the blunt realism it needs until it overcomes taboo subjects like these.
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AWBrawler  +   751d ago
lol then don't go on the appstore. if somebody makes it, somebody will play it, and we as gamers should respect other gamers opinions
Muffins1223  +   751d ago
Its being secretly advertised right now!OH shit,ive said to much.
Lord_Sloth  +   751d ago
It's supposed to be a private event involving 2 people. Condemned as being disgusting isn't the case here. It's trying to remain modest.
DragonKnight  +   751d ago
Sex was made to be a private event between two people by societal expectations. Sex is simply a biological act. When was the last time you saw any animal care about privacy when mating season comes around? And who cares about modesty? Witnessing sex isn't going to kill anyone, nor is participating in the act evil in any way.

And, one more pretty important thing, this is a game. Meaning the "2 people" are non-existent. I never realized gamers were such prudes.

Explain how mass violence is acceptable in games but sex shouldn't be because it's a "private event between 2 people" and modesty must be served.
Lord_Sloth  +   751d ago
There's a reason we call them animals. I'm not saying avoid sex all together, but there is a difference between sex and porn. Sex can be portrayed so long as it's not sex for the sake of sex alone in the game.

I feel that some games have portrayed it in a good light like Heavy Rain. Then there's games that toss it in there for the sake of doing so like Fable.

Honestly I don't care for excessive and brutal violence either, but nice try.
spicelicka  +   751d ago
@Dragonknight

Have you ever thought about why those societal expectations were created? If animals didn't care then why did we evolve to be so private. It's because we developed the sense of modesty. Animals don't care about privacy because they don't have the sense to acknowledge it. When was the last time you saw animals mate for others to watch?

You always see from the viewer's perspective, not the participant.

You see it's not necessrily wrong when the "2 people" don't exist, but the fact that violence is acceptable shouldn't just automatically justify it.
Kingnichendrix  +   751d ago
@spicelicka
"When was the last time you saw animals mate for others to watch?"
Have you ever heard of the Bonobo monkey?
"Animals don't care about privacy because they don't have the sense to acknowledge it"
Have you ever heard of gorillas?"
Another thing Because violence is seen as ok in video games, when sex is seen as 'Sick Filth' what is that about?
dboyc310  +   751d ago
Idk there ain't nothing wrong about these type of games being made but they should really watch where they have these type of things available. Honestly sex has more influence on the human mind than violance does especially in kids. Let's just remember the sole purpose of gaming and find gems that define it(obviously this isn't the case). But yea the idea of these type of games isn't new so there isn't a problem is just the equivalent of a porn flick. The important thing here is just watching where they release these type of things.
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dboyc310  +   751d ago
Just like someone above me said. Sex is a natural act just like violance but when you compare human conscious with one of an animal we truly differ and know what's right from wrong. If we threw our conscious away we would be no different from animals just screwing anywhere we want. We are a greater species and that fact alone justifies why many do have moral values especially when it comes to sex. Sex has a bigger influence on the human mind than violance does. If I had to choose from both on which to support it will have to be violance because most people don't have the guts to portray what they see on games.
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AlienLion  +   751d ago
But does sex exist?
SilentNegotiator  +   751d ago
Steam doesn't want to be associated with low quality porno games! Quick! Everyone throw a principled fit!

And then let's pretend like everyone against us plays violent video games! Just like when I claim that every living creature has pirated music when I justify piracy!
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ElitaStorm  +   751d ago
this will change the gaming and its not a good thing!!

they are not talking about sex in video games

they want to make porn games and it is not ok
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frjoethesecond  +   751d ago
Why not. Porn games have existed for almost as long as games have?
Mutant-Spud  +   751d ago
People also have sex for fun and play real life sex games in the bedroom (and elsewhere), does it have co-op so my wife and I can play it together?
Mighty Boom   751d ago | Spam
Persistantthug  +   751d ago
I'll take 2 please.
:)
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awi5951  +   751d ago
LOL Thats why i didnt by witcher 1 on steam they cut out all the good stuff. I didnt buy witcher 2 on steam as well i thought they would cut out all the nudity on that one as well. Witcher 2 wasnt sensored but the steam version of witcher 1 was.
FanboyPunisher  +   751d ago
Now I know why they made a game about this.

Because, some of the gaming community cant get none!
They cant get none! nananana They'll never get none! nanana. Never had sum. nanana. = Type of ppl who buy this.

I'll never buy a game like this; i'd have to kick my own ass.

Please go outside, talk to girls.
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tokugawa  +   751d ago
@tentonsoffanboy

one day you will actually get to experience it as well.... i bet you cant wait?? lol
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   750d ago
Cannibalism, fratricide. These are natural and considered disgusting. People throw the word natural like it normalizes some behavior because an animal does it. Sex is good, but a lot about sex is bad and disgusting. Calling something natural means nothing.

Too much of even the good kind desensitizes us to the bad. We have people with serious addictions to sex and porn. Our children are saturated with it. We treat a perversion like its a ethnic group or a TRUE genetic difference. We are becoming an oversexed society.

There is only one thing that can stem this. Marriage. Nothing kills sex like a good marriage.
Rettom  +   748d ago
It's disgusting to make a game out of it.
Superbig   752d ago | Spam
knifefight  +   751d ago
Yeah, ban bad games about bad things like sex!

...Now it's back to my games about stealing cars and driving down the street killing strangers, for me!
Qrphe  +   751d ago
Let's make war, instead of making love!

It's no fun when everyone is enjoying themselves instead of shooting each other.
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Carl_Shocker  +   751d ago
<sigh>

Time to get the Online Wet Floor sign out for this article
PockyKing  +   751d ago
Whatever happened to the "A" rating? Never even seen a game with that rating before. Steam should just incorporate an adults section if developers want to create something like this.
LAWSON72  +   751d ago
Manhunt 2 I believe is a rated
Dan50  +   751d ago
Adult games are banned from consoles/stores so they are not worth making if you're wanting to make lots of money since pretty much no one will carry them. But 18+ games are allowed in every country and soon to be Australia. Oddly enough adult games are just seen as filthy in the US and normal everywhere else.
FarCryLover182  +   751d ago
I'd love to play a game that simulates sex... Think of the achievements and trophies.
blackhammer  +   751d ago
Achievement unlocked!

Ass-to-mouth!
Bathyj  +   751d ago
You NEVER go ass to mouth.
Brownghost  +   751d ago
So sex isnt allowed but violence, gore, and cursing is?
AO1JMM  +   751d ago
Yup sex is bad and must be banned or highly censored. I'm going back to playing my "murder simulators".

/s
user7792788  +   751d ago
How much
DFresh  +   751d ago
I don't see anything wrong with this.

It's not like we're not seeing games sort of evolve in that direction anyway.

ex.)
Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, Mass Effect, God of War 3 (Athena scene), etc.

More variety the better.

Anyone would be a hypocrite to say that sex is filth yet your ok with tons of brutal, gory and bloody violence.

Just accept it people gaming is a mainstream thing now and like other forms of entertainment it'll evolve to attract more audiences.

Sex Sales!
dboyc310  +   751d ago
Well the games you mention don't go that far as the game in this article does. This is basically an adult game just like porn is an adult movie. There is a place for everything but people who think games like these should go mainstream are just wrong. There is a place for everything and ill admit games like these are fun to play but ill stick to my GOW's and uncharted's. I love sex just like the other person but that doesn't mean I want the whole concept being exploit to this extend.
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DFresh  +   751d ago
Yes you could make it mainstream just like you do with porn.
(Porn = $20B industry.)
You just put a higher mature rating on those titles and have another room where people over 18 could purchase said content.
There's a market for adult content always has been.
Another reason why I mentioned those titles is because it involved some type of sexual intercourse.
We didn't see games like that before until now.
blackhammer  +   751d ago
They wanna push the games they want to and this is a game they don't want on there. I think that's fine. Try getting wal-mart to sell it. Same thing there. They just don't want it. Respect for autonomy.

Oddly, sex does offend people. I mean, Rapelay was definitely something that should offend every single person, but this game seemed like it would only offend those people who think sex should not be satisfying or enjoyable.

The art is pretty nice.
Lockon  +   751d ago
Fox news will love this.
Kratoscar2008  +   751d ago
So i can remove a guy head quirurgically but i cant see a guy get laid? I dont want to live in this world anymore.
Romudeth  +   751d ago
Typical American puritan bullshit.

And yes I'm an American.
gamerben  +   750d ago
Gotta agree, so many non-pornographic movies show nudity every year, yet when a videogame tries to throw in a boob or two, everyone has a bitch fit.
Jirachi  +   751d ago
Sex is perfectly natural because if you try to make claims like "homosexuality is wrong" the only reason you would have to expalin why and "because i said so" isn't a valid excuse nor is "because god said so" because any rule most have a logical reason behind it. Like murder it's wrong because you are hurting someone.

And this is coming from someone who belives in the bible,but just because i doesn't mean i have to believe every single word after all the bible it's self says it is written by human beings,they can twist gods words to fit there own selfish desires.
TotalSynthesisX  +   751d ago
Games that have excessive violence, gore, strong language, and drug references: "Oh sure, no problem."

Games that show sex: "WE CAN'T HAVE PEOPLE PLAYING THIS! IT'S BARBARIC!"

Welcome to Earth. Year 2012.
aliengmr  +   751d ago
The irony is that banning this game from Steam was the best thing for it. Can't beat all this free advertising.

Sex is no more disgusting as violence, that is true. But I still think its Valve decision on what they sell. Steam isn't the only store in town, even though people seem to think it is.

If Steam were the ONLY way to get PC games and they banned this game, I would feel differently, but since its not, I don't.

I certainly hope this game actually deserves all the attention its getting.
chukamachine  +   751d ago
Penis - Run for the hills.
lyvon  +   751d ago
So many virgins on this page...

We live in an excerpt from Alice in Wonderland, directed entirely by Buck Rogers. What a world.

Where it's more "normal" and accepted to see blood, gore, violence, murder, swearing, drug and substance ingestion etc. than to see a man and woman have sex.

Bizarre doesn't cover it.
Mr-Dude  +   751d ago
Funny, here in Holland you can find sex anywhere...
Hookers are legal here, and sex isn't a BIG deal here...
Hell, you can even buy weed and hash here
swice  +   751d ago
Holland here I come
Sugreev2001  +   751d ago
Americans have to leave this increasingly prudish behavior behind.Like all the others have said already,Sex is natural and shouldn't be treated as a taboo subject.Among all Developed countries,the US is the closest to the closed-mindset of developing Asian-African nations....but they can blame it on illiteracy.
Shane Kim  +   751d ago
I juuuuuuuuust had seeeeeeeeeeeeeex, and it feeeeeeeeeelt so gooooooooooooooooooood.
Erudito87  +   751d ago
religious and right wing people are always quick to condemn everything
MrKingofVideoGames  +   751d ago
yeah... 'cause Steam is a religious organization?????
M1chl  +   751d ago
This is a well-known fact, but everytime I'l about this "issue" I get dissapointed. I don't even need sex in video games (if there is no reason to have one there), but seeing that is so much of a problem for someone to actually have the most natural thing on earth, yet murdering people is completly fine, its really brain hurting experience. Its makes you think of, how actually other people think...and not to be a drama queen, but I feel threaten by all of this. Really? You rather f*ck people with the gun, than with your genitals? And its not only in videogames, you can see this in many other cases. Lets hope that in real world people thinks differently than on the internet...
Sephris  +   751d ago
This article shows just how far America has plummeted into decline, and why the rest of the world laughs at us. What is praised on one form of media is an object of witch hunting on another.

I live in a country where parents have no problem letting their children play games where shooting the face off of other people is a good thing but letting them see boobs is an atrocity. Personally, I would rather my underage child learn about sex and nudity, something that might make their future relationships happier and more exciting, than giving them games of murder where one day they might talk shit and get shot. But I suppose that wanting happiness and love rather than death and murder is too liberal of thinking for an American to have.
Stoppokingme  +   751d ago
The article is just a rant but it has a point.

I'd prefer it if some people were inspired by a porn game to go get laid, rather than be inspired by CoD to go on a shooting rampage.

Make love not war, as they say.
Sephris  +   751d ago
Just an addition to what I said above, I wouldn't doubt that the very same people screaming for this game to be banned are the same idiots who are glued to their TV, waiting to see who Snooki bangs next. Ugly whores are celebrated in America, but showing boobs in a video game is evil. sometimes I wish I had the power to give the majority of Americans a mental enema.
Razgriz383  +   751d ago
If the game/book/movie etc. pulls it off maturely and in a way more focused on something that would take place in real life...it is completely okay with me.

I just hate when its thrown in and even I (who has a tolerance for such things) wonder why the hell they thought this was needed at all. I don't understand when they make it seem like the movie way is how stuff goes down for real people in real situations.

Oh and one last thing is that you should show enough for someone to get an idea rolling in their head...not feed it to them on a silver platter like a porno.
MilkMan  +   751d ago
Not the first nor the last sex game. I like BoneTown myself. PROMOTE this I say!
Newsman  +   751d ago
Crap like this really helps more nails in N4G coffin. This place is just full of this crap.
MrKingofVideoGames  +   751d ago
Thank you Newsman. You sir are correct!
Psychotica  +   751d ago
Are you saying N4G is dying? Seems pretty popular..
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