Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Video Games and Sex

This is starting to pop-up everywhere (here, here and here) but I still wanted to share it with you.

A Professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, Daniel Floyd, has summed-up very eloquently the current state of sex in video games, and the whole "controversy" around it. Very well put together.

Enjoy and pass around!


Anonymous said...

He's spot on about it, although more than a little depressing because of it as it's not going to be fixed anytime soon. Having finally got to the blue alien sex bit in Mass Effect not too long ago I was struck by the fact that it was almost well done, but still felt like it was there just for the sake of it. Then again most TV and films are the same and people don't complain about that. At least it wasn't the usual level of giggling schoolboy attitude that is the norm in just about every other game.

CCP have been saying promising things about ambulation and their depiction of women (practical clothing rather than the chain mail bikinis of other games) so maybe it is actually starting to change.

Check out his other video as well, which is on storytelling.

CrazyKinux said...

Yeah, though I haven't gotten to that point yet in Mass Effect, from what I've read so far, and from what you've just said, it's been done tastefully and is a step in the right direction.

It'll be interesting to see how developers and players push this aspect of video games.

As for Ambulation, I must say that I'm very happy about how CCP is moving forward. We'll just have to see what level of interaction there is when it finally gets released.

Anonymous said...

What is the relation between video game and sex?