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Submitted by RaidensRising 1032d ago | opinion piece

Is sex no longer relevant in selling video games?

Is using sex to sell video games something relegated to the past in today's cut-throat world of mainstream video games? (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider 2013, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Rainstorm81  +   1032d ago
When was it ever?
Snookies12  +   1031d ago
Haha, I had the intention of saying that the second I clicked this article... Man, if I want to go look up porn, what do you think the internet is for? Lol! I'm kidding, but honestly if something sexual about the game is the only reason you buy it, you're a moron. :\
ATi_Elite  +   1031d ago
Is sex no longer relevant in selling video games?
If Gamers wanted sexy advertisement all they got to do is hit up one of the Gazillion Pornsites on the Internet.

Sex in Game advertisement is a waste and mostly done to compensate for horrible games.

If your game has great control, great graphics, a great story, awesome gameplay, and it stands out as a AAA game in it's genre then your game will sale very well without having to result to half naked whores in the TV or print ads.

Skyrim, Batman AA, Minecraft, BF3, Gears3, all sold super well with no hoes cause they are just flatout quality games!
vil311  +   1031d ago
well said.
RaidensRising  +   1031d ago
The top tier games don't have to rely on sex to sell although Batman AC did utilize Catwoman's assets as unlockable bonus which I believe was the publisher using her sex appeal to entice gamers. Gears 3 added two sexy looking females as well when in reality they could have easily been male characters.

There are several games which still have used sex appeal to sell the games. It happens more in Japanese developed games like Catherine, or Bayonetta but this is probably due to cultural differences.

I think many developers are more subtle using sex in video games except EA and Need for Speed where they don't give two hoots about using women to sell the games.
Pyscho_Mantis  +   1031d ago
agree with Batman AC (though in fairness she is supposed to be sexy and seductive) and Gears as Cliffy said he wanted the girl to have a nice ass though you are wrong with Catherine.

Catherine is more mature than birth if the game above. It deals with mature issues such as marriage, pregnancy and fidelity never seen in games. Ys it did use slutty advertising but I think most pople bought it as it was an atlus game and so must have an awesome story which it did.
Lord_Sloth  +   1031d ago
No and I don't think it was really necessary to begin with. If anything it just makes the games come off as immature and Juvenile.
lorianguy  +   1031d ago
Nope, massive explosions and nice graphics seem to do the trick these days.
BlmThug  +   1031d ago
It never was
undercovrr  +   1031d ago
I clicked for the picture
Ness-Psi  +   1031d ago
I think sex is handled badly in games. they could improve in that area, and make it more sophisticated instead of treating it all like some horny dog humping the furniture.
rataranian  +   1031d ago
Ok, have the girls dress up like video game character girls. Then put them in stores and have them offer free sex, all you have to do is purchase the game. ...Then it might be a factor. Otherwise, waste of time.
Mutley416  +   1031d ago
BS...get me a copy of GTA5 and a hot Coffee!!!
RaidensRising  +   1031d ago
I guess Evony ads have been forgotten.

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Mutley416  +   1031d ago
i hope they make the AI better and the police & Military tougher...me and my buds could hold out and take down a whole city...

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