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Porn -- It's in the game?

Bitmob: "Playboy doesn't cause sexual thoughts. Sexual thoughts exist and, therefore, there is Playboy. Do you see?" -Bill Hicks

Since the inception of the video game age, the temptation to somehow include pornography has constantly ridden shotgun. From the one-handed text-adventure Leather Goddesses of Phobos, to the life-replenishing hookers in Grand Theft Auto, game designers and companies have walked the line as carefully as possible to include overt sexuality without getting the dreaded scarlet "P" attached to their game. Their fears are valid. The X rating was actually invented to rate serious movies only intended for adults (The Oscar winning Midnight Cowboy was one of the first), but the porn industry's embrace of the rating turned it into such box-office poison that a new rating had to be established. The Adults Only rating from the ESRB carries much of the same stigma, keeping any game carrying it from the lucrative aisles of big box retailers such as Wal-Mart.

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