Game Podunk examines some key turning points on the subject of nudity in video games to determine how nudity is used in video games today and possibly in the future.
Seems like there have been a few games out with nudity and were not banned with the AO rating and just got an M rating. Looks like the ESRB is growing up a bit and not being so puritan. :)
What I don't understand is what the point of AO ratings serve when everyone is so quick to start crying and ban games with left and right. I'm not COME ON. I would love to see developers be able to let loose without any restraints on their games getting banned. It's for ADULTS ONLY. I don't get why anything that gets that must be banned. It's ok for movies, TV, music, but games - get the banhammer! Putting restrictions on creativity is ridiculous.
I have no problem with that but real is better :D
im okay with it as long as it looks like it wasnt thrown in at the last moment like god of war could of done better if they worked on the hair
Game's are rated M for Mature for a reason. If developers want to put nudity in their game, let them. If parents are dumb enough to blindly purchase games for their kids without regard for what the game's rated, screw them.
lol yeah any self respecting parent is smart enough not to buy something like american pie for their 5 year old, so why do games get held to different standards? (it is changing however)
I don't think there's enough nudity. An M rating can let you decapitate and mangle an endless amount of spawning people if you want (depending on the game), but if you try to show some real nudity... BAM! AO! All we get now are boobs, and they're not usually in any sort of abundance. Gay Tony had full frontal male in a cutscene, but I can't think of any other to do that, or any non-AO game at all to do full frontal female. It's completely absurd when you think about it. Killing sprees are fine, but don't you dare think about looking at naked women. Might give you strange urges.
It was The Lost and Damned that had the full male nudity, not Gay Tony. Something on your mind? LOL (Yes, I'm joking.)
A M for mature rating is for people 17 and older. A movie Rated R is for 17 year olds or older (to get anyone under 17 in you must be accompanied by someone 21 years or older). Someone explain to me the difference and why nudity is not frowned upon in R rated movies as is in M rated video games.
Why is killing people an illegal act fine by the ESRB, but a nudity and sex something which is perfectly legal frowned upon? Kinded backwards if you ask me... while I don't believe that killing and death is bad, it's a part of life and without it humans won't be the way they are today but C'MON. We mock Japan for their sex games because they involve sex which I'm ok with I mean seriously it's sex, yet shooting someone in the yet no one even glances at. I play COD:MW2 and all those and I am not for banning violence I simply think that if we can promote sex and sexual responsibility not just in our games but in all media maybe issues like the alarming rate of the spread of STI's won't be quite so high. Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Japan have a lower percent of people infected with STI's compared to America?
Less is more in my opinion. Nudity, excessive violence and foul language aren't necessary when the story is good, and those elements aren't what makes something mature. The shower scenes in Heavy Rain didn't really add anything from what I could tell. Some of the later scenes fit better with the story, but could have been pulled off without showing it all. The nudity in God of War is as gratuitous as the violence and it adds nothing of real value. Maturity is measured more by restraint and self control than it is indulgence. Sex and violence as a gimmicks are cheap.
Have to agree with you too. For any game to gain recognition in a positive light, it needs substance and well-planned design elements. Whether that includes nudity or not, the game should be able to stand on its feet without them too. The article mentioned that parents shouldn't be negligent with what their children play. Even if the world keeps screaming that, too many of them just won't budge and they let their children play and think whatever they want.
Cracked me up in RDR when the Mexican was banging that chick on the table. If I had been drinking milk at the time, I'm almost certain it would have come out of my nose.
Meh, it is the natural order of things Sex and nudity is shown a lot more on mainstream public television too It's just a mature reality that is part of life, no reason not to portray it, if we can play a game in which we murder hundreds of people, why can't we see a bit of the naked natural human body?
Because it's offensive! xD
the reason why nudity is banned in games or it gets an instant AO rating is cuz of bad parents,inmature 12 13 14 15 16 olds,people like jack tompson and idiots who think there views are rightous.. lets get started with the parents..they ingore there children plop them in front of the tv and go about there lives let there kids run amok and do whatever they want an buy they games intended for adults then complain about immoral tv,games,music reaching there kids lets not forget that these parents will shift and place the blame for there kids actions on gaming marilyn manson and the like. now on to the teens they think they are grown and have a say in everyting and they shoot up schools and kill people they shouldent cuz they are in the trench coat mafia and they think this way cuz of there parents are too busy going to car key parties. so then the parents go and talk to jack tompson who then dubbs Games like GTA and the like cop killing sims and the bane of all things rightous and good and they go on a crusade to stop such evil and filth from warping our kids minds and this action spurs the rightous idiots who then decide whats good for the genral public and whats wrong and then they support people like hillary clinton and barack hussain obama who are anti-gaming at best and then we end up with no gaming or edited games like the german verisons of turok 64 and gta3 when this could have been stopped by parents not being worthless and taking care of there kids. and here is something to think on who the hell is the esrb and the goverment to decide on what we adults have in games who are they to say whats mature for us who are they to say that we cant have games like rapelay or mature storys and not just nudity and sex or extream violence and the people who think games with nudity,sex,blood,guts,gore make a good game the you need to grow the hell up. now im going to play super mario galaxy 2
nudity its ok if its done properly then im up for it. Ex heavy rain short and sweet unlike dantes inferno soo much boobs im surprised FOX didnt bitch about it so it failed with GTA series its about the underground thug life your bound to see tits. makes it real but too much gamers will be pissed that they have to play with 2 hands. lol
If developers are so hell bent on putting nudity in games, I just wish they would uniformly have an options setting to hide it or skip it. Sort of like Gearbox did for Brothers in Arms with the swearing. If RDR had this option, I would buy it.
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