Submitted by 32froshes 989d ago | opinion piece

Is Pornography What The Gaming Industry Needs?

The gaming industry is suddenly becoming more accepting of the adult film industry. Does this mean that video game publishers will actually start releasing titles that aren’t targeted at children? (Culture, Industry)

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Snookies12  +   989d ago
Gaming and porn shouldn't mix... I mean shoot, there are some games that sell on sex appeal alone which is kind of weird to me. If you want to go look at porn, get on the freaking computer and go find some... -_-
guitarded77  +   989d ago
I don't think gaming should be defined by porn, but having access to pornography through consoles is a plus. I'm not a porn viewer, but I understand that adults own consoles, and porn apps from legitimate businesses provides a safe way for adults to access programming they want. It is not anyone's place to judge someone else's viewing habits.

As for porn in games themselves, I personally believe the system in place is working. The console manufacturers reject pornography driven games because they don't want their hardware associated with porn and that is their choice because they invested in building the hardware. Same thing goes for the porn apps... console manufacturers can reject them, but I personally wouldn't be offended or excited if it happened. I really don't care, but I do care when people want to police free speech.
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MRMagoo123  +   989d ago
but the companies dont mind being associated with violence and murder? what kind of world do we live in where shooting ppl in the face is ok with everyone but sex is wrong, are we all retarded Catholics or something.
vortis  +   989d ago

If someone was being a douche to your sister and you punched him in the face and broke his nose and blood splurted everywhere, most people would gasp but at the same clap because you decked a douche.

Would you really take your girlfriend and have sex with her in front of your sister?

See how that works?

Sex is a private thing between people, and it's personal and intimate (unless you're into the group thing). Most people are NOT comfortable having sex in front of other people or watching strangers have sex while in the company of others (again, unless you're a fetishist or something).

Violence is different because it's usually goal oriented: You're defending someone. You're defending yourself. You're fighting for a cause or you're trying to prevent a cause.

If you can't see the difference between why some people are okay with violence and not public displays of sex then I can't really help you, sir.
SilentNegotiator  +   989d ago

The "sister example" will forever be burned into my brain. That is one disturbing, influential example.
Bimkoblerutso  +   988d ago

Everyone likes to use the "oh, but MURDER is okay!?" line of logic, but just think about how tiring and annoying it has been to see developers exploit violence in so many games these days, and then think about what the industry would become if sexuality became an even more viable point of exploitation in the industry as well...

The point is, I don't necessarily want to associate the industry with sex and violence. I have no problem with their presence in games, but when I feel like the publishers are trying to sell me sex and violence instead of an actual game, then it becomes a problem, and "mainstreaming" pornography just means that we're going to get a TON of developers trying to sell our libido's back to us.
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MRMagoo123  +   984d ago

And you blindly ignore murder tho right cos you couldn't make an argument to cover that one huh? Sex maybe intimate yet porn is the number one searched thing on the internet hows that possible?
Dovahkiin  +   989d ago
Surprised Mika hasn't commented with her/his/it's usual spiel.
bwazy  +   989d ago
blah blah blah, this is sexist, blah blah blah look at me, blah blah blah how barbaric, blah blah blah, I'm non specific about my gender so it keeps people guessing blah blah blah.

Close enough for ya?
MuhammadJA  +   988d ago
Agreed, but judging from the disagrees you have, I guess there are people who want porn in everything. Weird freaks.
frjoethesecond  +   988d ago
Plenty of PC games have a certain amount of it. Not like this is a new thing.
aviator189  +   989d ago
Oh god, please no.
jrbeerman11  +   988d ago
Would we need to buy a peripheral? Like porn hero?
MultiConsoleGamer  +   989d ago
Custer's Revenge.
Godmars290  +   989d ago
And soon after the Atari 2600 died and the industry floundered waiting for Nintendo.
NYC_Gamer  +   989d ago
I believe the gaming industry should keep far away from porn
SageHonor  +   989d ago
BlackWolf  +   989d ago
Oh no, please no. Don't do it. Porn is porn, games are games
Metamorph93  +   989d ago
I never knew that just because you're not a teenager means that you suddenly need a game based on "pornography." If the gaming industry stoops any lower than it already has, it's doomed. I don't think people's love life would do well with that sort of thing either.

-Girl/woman starts walking towards the room.- "Hey honey, what are you playing?"

-Boy/man quickly flicks the tv over to football, hiding everything gaming related.- "Nothing, dear. I'm just watching some football."

I think that would get old. Of course, there's always the time of finding that secret stash too.

Honestly, I don't think it's needed in video games. Games like God of War and Mass Effect were really pushing it. When a game makes you uncomfortable to play around your parents or play at all, that's pretty bad. Pornography should stick with its corner and video games should be left as just video games.

Think about it, you walk into GameStop, and you have all these age sections or you have to show your ID before walking in. Lol.

There would be your oblivious family member that bought one of the games for their grandchild, and then there would be some upset parents after seeing what their kid is playing.

Video games have always been made to express video game creators. That would be really creepy if a game shows all of these naked people everywhere, and the creator goes "I made this to show all of the people I've fapped to and how I've fapped to them."

I think video games should just stick with how they are now. Less creepy and a lot more fun. I mean, who honestly wants to say "this is the game I literally get off to?" That's just weird.
vortis  +   989d ago

I was thinking about some stupid parent buying a game called "0069: Dick Masters" about a secret spy who shags his way to victory, and giving the game to their little Timmy...

Timmy's Mom: "So what did you do today Timmy"
Timmy: "Dick taught me how to toss salad."
Timmy's Mom: "Oh, that's nice. How about you show me what you learned?"
Ben_Grimm  +   989d ago
gamernova  +   989d ago
I would not say porn but add nudity. Sometimes this little spice is necessary to make love scenes in game more solid which adds to the story. Add nudity if it adds something to the gaming experience; not for wanking material.
vortis  +   989d ago
When does nudity add to the story and isn't solely there for wanking material?

Aren't all those nudy mods for Skyrim there for wanking purposes?

Heck, the running joke for that game Queen's Blade Online is that it's the first MMO designed to play with one hand.
DivineAssault  +   989d ago
Keep it neutral & about saving the world.. Sexuality isnt needed & if it is in, make it tasteful like how Kratos gets down or like the witcher.. Not too much but enough to be liked.. It could start an uproar with gay rights groups talking crap about why it isnt equally done so its best to stay out before it gets out of hand & more of what ME3 did gets into most games that have it.. Keep it optional & tasteful
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   989d ago
porn is boring,
Hanso  +   989d ago
so you have no penis or vagina?
are you an alien?
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   989d ago
yes im an alien, i have no sexes, :), now gtfo kid
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Blacktric  +   989d ago

inb4; "I have sex everyday, that's why I said porn is boring..."

Never stop2be2edgy
Gorilla_Killa_X  +   989d ago
You must be watching the wrong porn or something. Been watching skinemax, have you?
onyoursistersback  +   988d ago
"if you stop beating it ever 18 minutes, then mabe you won't find it so boring"
Aloren  +   989d ago
There are porn movies, porn books, porn comics, even porn music, or porn art... so why not porn games ?
Bakkies  +   989d ago
There are porn games. Hentai games... you name it.
Dlacy13g  +   989d ago
LOL...is porn games what we as an industry need? News flash.. we already have had it for many years.
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majiebeast  +   989d ago
Dont deny it guys you all want porn in game's imagine the creativity.

-Bayonetta and the killer pussy.
-Lara croft and the dildo of the mayan's
-World of warcraft(moonguard RP edition) look it up
-Lollipop chainsaw
-Zelda:Zelda does Hyrule
-Mass effect:Tali vas porno
-Metal gear solid:Snake gets laid.
nikoado  +   989d ago
I like the way you just left "lollipop chainsaw" as it is;)
Blastoise  +   989d ago
You missed an opportunity there with "Solid Snake"
kenoh   989d ago | Spam
Lovable  +   989d ago
Klonopin  +   989d ago
I'm a maniac, I don't like porn. I get my kicks with weapons.
WiiStation_360  +   989d ago
deathsarm  +   989d ago
Ffs when i will like towatch porn there is so meny sites i can watch give me action give me games give me fun por. Dont mix porn with games in theb end we will end up with porn games
NeoTribe  +   989d ago
I don't know what you said but... yeah!
League_of_Draven  +   989d ago
No. Gaming is what the pornography industry needs.
josephayal  +   989d ago
Pornography? NO! Needs more RPG's
gentlemanshat88  +   989d ago
Consoles have become a venue for all types of entertainment (movies, games, music, internet, etc.) Porn helped develop the internet (people didn't want to go to stores for porn LOL), so hopefully it'll do the same for gaming consoles.
vortis  +   989d ago
Yup, because without porn consoles will continue to stay under the radar in mainstream media.

Dan50  +   989d ago
The ESRB and Sony, Micro and DEF Nintendo would make sure they are NEVER sold in teh US. PS3 owners would have to import from over seas.
kenoh   989d ago | Spam
ShaunCameron  +   989d ago
And attract more feminist attention than it has already? I don't know.
Qrphe  +   989d ago
More nudity would be fine. I mean, we sell based based on bloodshed why not more sex appeal?

Why is killing on games fine but fantasizing about 3D models wrong?
DragonKnight  +   989d ago
The Puritanical and lackadaisical parents of the world would insist that nudity is evil and would scar their kids for life. The pseudo white knights would campaign against it in a vain attempt to either look cultured/mature or to hope it gets them laid (and it won't). The politicians would see it as a voting issue and pick sides with the aforementioned puritans. In short, humans are infantile as a race and still have a biologically erroneous sense of modesty fuelled by poor societal traditions and rules and have no problem living by double standards.

Pornography isn't needed, but it shouldn't be such a big deal if it's included. Since when is sex a bad thing? May as well say burping is just as bad. Both are biological functions.
MRMagoo123  +   989d ago
and most of them are fine with games about shooting and killing ppl tho
boybato  +   989d ago
games with porn had been around for ages, take this for example:

Miss Pacman- a girl, only for a quarter, will eat balls until she dies.
hazelamy  +   989d ago
i don't think i'm ever going to be able to play Miss Pacman ever again now. O_O

and what does that say about Pacman? o_O
Omnislash  +   989d ago
The gaming industry will ruin porn.

Because I would have to pay for it....
hazelamy  +   989d ago
i don't see why gaming couldn't do porn.
i mean there's nothing wrong with an adult enjoying porn.

that fifty shades of grey was like the biggest selling book this year wasn't it.

why are so many people so prudish about sex?
shooting people in the face? A-ok.
sex? no, that's immoral.

or maybe people just like to pretend that all the sexual imagery gaming already uses is somehow more worthy or justified than a game that honestly just sets out to titillate.
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