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#51 Posted by audioBusting (1318 posts) -
@rafaelfc said:

I'd like to see a spy game where seducing characters was an actual mechanic in game...

Just remembered this ol' game:

#52 Posted by LeYcH (216 posts) -

This is the exact reason why Oculus Rift was invented.

#53 Edited by Pie (6937 posts) -

If I have learned anything from the BombCast it's that porn will popularize and make famous new technology

#54 Edited by Rafaelfc (1286 posts) -

@rafaelfc said:

I'd like to see a spy game where seducing characters was an actual mechanic in game...

Just remembered this ol' game:

Oh wow, I never played Alpha Protocol. Maybe I should give it a chance.

#55 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

@psylah said:

@darji said:

@psylah said:

As long as there's an option to be the woman, or gay.

Equality, people.

Would there be even a market for this? Only because it means they could do it doesn't mean it will sell.

gaygamer.net

That doesnt say that much. I know there are tons of gay people out there playing games but would they buy a gay pron game?

#56 Posted by CornBREDX (4459 posts) -

@zeforgotten: Oh sorry. Ya, good point. I have heard they want to remake all the old ones. I read one of the commenters here say that they would be making a new one, but I have not seen that confirmed by Replay. They've said specifically they wanted to remake the old ones.

So, I don't know how that is going to turn out. They could make a new one, and if Al Lowe's still around I suspect it would turn out fine. From what Replay has said, it's really up to how well Reloaded is received if they do anything else (Leisure Larry wise).

#57 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

@zeforgotten: Oh sorry. Ya, good point. I have heard they want to remake all the old ones. I read one of the commenters here say that they would be making a new one, but I have not seen that confirmed by Replay. They've said specifically they wanted to remake the old ones.

So, I don't know how that is going to turn out. They could make a new one, and if Al Lowe's still around I suspect it would turn out fine. From what Replay has said, it's really up to how well Reloaded is received if they do anything else (Leisure Larry wise).

they want to do both.

#58 Posted by afabs515 (850 posts) -

Nothing wrong with this.

#59 Posted by Example1013 (4750 posts) -
#60 Edited by Gelf513 (73 posts) -

Unless it's actually one of those fucked up japanese rape simulators then I'm fine with it. I've don't really play these types of games but for the folks that do that's fine.

#61 Edited by jimmy_p (278 posts) -

Sex trade is one of the worlds first businesses. What do you think one of the first games for the Oculus will be?

#62 Edited by dsi1 (137 posts) -
#63 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@zeforgotten: Oh sorry. Ya, good point. I have heard they want to remake all the old ones. I read one of the commenters here say that they would be making a new one, but I have not seen that confirmed by Replay. They've said specifically they wanted to remake the old ones.

So, I don't know how that is going to turn out. They could make a new one, and if Al Lowe's still around I suspect it would turn out fine. From what Replay has said, it's really up to how well Reloaded is received if they do anything else (Leisure Larry wise).

I'll buy 500.000.000 copies and just give them to friends just to make sure that Reloaded is considered a hit :P
Though, I guess if I was thinking like Square Enix that would be far to few copies sold to be even considered close to mediocre sales.

#64 Posted by JBird (484 posts) -

wow didn't expect such a strong reaction from so many! Although from most people's replies I think I was not clear about why I was frustrated. Whilst I have no problem with eroticism in whatever form I do consider it to be "easy" in that it's designed to titillate and little more. I was frustrated that a group of developers who have made well known titles were making this game when they could be coming up with really interesting story/gameplay ideas.

This duder: @winternet: made a really good reply by saying that "a) veteran game designers doesn't mean good game designers" and I cant disagree with him.

And in response to the arguments about sex in video games (summed up best by @jouseldelka) "the problem is people like you who perpetuate this ridiculous belief that sexuality is disgraceful and exclusive to gamers and 'nerds.'" - I repeat, In no way do I think that sexuality is disgraceful or exclusive to gamers and nerd, buts I do think it's an easy medium and a waste of talent for an experienced developer to spend time working on.

I'd be interested to hear an argument that Sex games serve a purpose beyond "boobs" and that we should get more talented game devs on them!

#65 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -

day one

#66 Posted by Reisz (1369 posts) -

More power to them, I'm honestly surprised that it took this long. There is a very real audience for this kind of stuff, it should be embraced as another genre of games as far as I'm concerned. Let them have what they want, I mean hell, Skyrim already has Rift support, no way these developers can come up with something more lascivious than the modding community.

@gamer_152: I wonder how much that image would be improved if erotic games became a real genre with real money behind it? I don't know if it's even possible but if that sector of the audience is catered to, maybe there wouldn't be as big a reliance on those stereo types across the board?

#67 Edited by Hockeymask27 (3667 posts) -

Fuck yeah..... I mean thats real bad way worse then killing dudes.

#68 Posted by BaconGames (3145 posts) -

@jbird: While I disagree with a few points here and there, I'm more or less on your side concerning this topic. Yes, in theory and out of context, an erotic adventure game on the Oculus Rift could be compelling sure, but has anything besides maybe one or two adventure games in the entire history of this medium justified trusting this to be a good product? I for one think not. Too many character designers either do what's been done before or deliberately titillate the audience when given the chance and purely as a function of inflation I'm getting less and less tolerant of it.

If it's not a game worth playing, and if it's not a game that does anything to buck the obvious of "hey fellas, bit titties" then what reason do I have to give this the time of day? Caveats that any game is unproven until release aside, past evidence shows no reason to be confident or expect that a given team of developers can make something worthwhile fitting the description of the article. It's a bold proposition when so much in the past indicates it won't live up to the ideal of a truly compelling erotic experience. Given the budget constraints, I highly doubt they can get the quality of writing, programming, and design into the place to make the immersive experience I would want out of it.

Long story short, I give this a long chance in hell of being anything other than a shitty Japanese-style hentai dating sim. If I already don't give a shit about porn games, then I probably won't care about this. Prove me wrong so-called veteran game developer. Still, can't fault the person for seeing an opportunity in the market and seizing it.

#69 Posted by Jace (1092 posts) -

@jbird said:

Sex sells, everyone knows and the internet lives off it, so something like this is inevitable but this particular quote is infuriating, "veteran game designers who worked on the likes of Rage, the Call of Duty series, Lost Planet, Madden and Planetside 2 are working on an "Erotic Adventure" game for Oculus Rift." Whatever your views on said games, why are talented and experienced developers wasting their time on making a cheap thrill? We have the Wii U, the PS4, the Xbox One and the potential behind the Oculus rift itself! It is a shame that such talent is going to waste.

WHAT!? HOLD ON!!

You're telling me that people experienced in their industry found a niche in the market created by new technology and want to MAKE MONEY? OH. MY. GOD.


So would you blame great film directors for moving into the porn industry in the 80's and 90's?

Stop trying to shove your moral outlook into everyone else's decisions. You know what decides if that talent goes to waste? The market. And I bet you "sexy time oculus rift" is going to sell like hot cakes. Modern Warfare hotcakes.

#70 Posted by isomeri (1177 posts) -

I've always been surprised how porn hasn't been able to penetrate (pun intended) the gaming market. There clearly are some technical limitations related to running out of hands while holding a controller, but I would honestly and unashamedly be interested in seeing an adult experience on a videogame system.

And like @video_game_king and @jams already mentioned an industry filled with "murder simulators" can't be this freaked out by pornographic content.

#71 Posted by TheHT (10316 posts) -
@psylah said:

THIS IS THE NICE THINGS.

I'LL BE IN MY BUNK RIFT.

#72 Posted by Demoskinos (13909 posts) -

First off this was inevitable and secondly I think it could be cool anyways. I watched their prototype video they have and its interesting that they are actually putting some real production value on this thing even opting to have a lady mocap the pole dance that they used in the tech demo video.

I don't think there is any reason to be ashamed or turn away from erotic material in games. Its the same as violent games some people are okay with the hyper violence. If you don't like violent games there are plenty without it. Some people like to explore eroticism and its role in games and I happen to think that's fine. At least its looking to be a classier affair then something like Sexy Beach Zero which I've played my fair share of.

#73 Posted by ThePickle (4149 posts) -

@psylah said:

THIS IS THE NICE THINGS.

my exact thought.

#74 Edited by HerbieBug (3858 posts) -

@buft said:

porn drives innovation, to stifle porn is to stifle creativity,look at DVD's and the internet.

Yep. This is proven phenomena over and over. And over and over and over and ov... *ahem!* Just recent examples, porn industry was on the bleeding edge for video sharing, video compression, flash video browser plugins, flash video players (skip functionality), gif previews on mouse cursor hover, higher quality resolutions, bandwidth speed (yes really). The internet as it exists now has much to thank the porn industry for. I doubt the tech would have progressed quite so quickly without it.

#75 Edited by Xymox (2025 posts) -

Just another thing prophesied in demolition man coming true

#76 Posted by BeachThunder (11278 posts) -

Stroker 3D?

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#77 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@psylah said:

THIS IS THE NICE THINGS.

haha came here to post this.

#78 Posted by Bummlmitz (68 posts) -

@psylah said:

THIS IS THE NICE THINGS.

#79 Edited by dudeglove (7273 posts) -

@rafaelfc: alpha protocol would like a word

#80 Edited by AndrewB (7198 posts) -

@jbird said:

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/17/oculus-rift-erotic-adventure-game-announced

Hi Duders, The above link is to a short IGN article about an erotic adventure game for the oculus rift. What do we think about this here at Giantbomb? Personally I think its an embarrassing headline for the games industry. I recognise that the crossover between "gamer" and "horny fucking bastard" is probably quite large but It is a shame that when our industry has so many things to get excited about something like this rears it's ugly head.

Sex sells, everyone knows and the internet lives off it, so something like this is inevitable but this particular quote is infuriating, "veteran game designers who worked on the likes of Rage, the Call of Duty series, Lost Planet, Madden and Planetside 2 are working on an "Erotic Adventure" game for Oculus Rift." Whatever your views on said games, why are talented and experienced developers wasting their time on making a cheap thrill? We have the Wii U, the PS4, the Xbox One and the potential behind the Oculus rift itself! It is a shame that such talent is going to waste.

Thoughts community?!

Where do I begin...

What's wrong with a depraved adult game for adults if it's a quality product? Are you aware of the existence of porn?

"Sex sells, everyone knows and the internet lives off it..." I'm pretty sure the other half of the world which remains blissfully unaware of the internet is also equally horny, because, you know, humans and the way we were designed/the way we evolved in order to continue to exist. Until *censored for video game internet board* Rod A finds slots A, B, or C, that biological urge exists in all human beings who aren't asexual.

The article supplies so little information that I might agree with you, because it's easy to draw the conclusion that it will be a really stupid game based on other "mainstream" attempts at porn games, but there's an industry for AO games waiting to be tapped by an actual adult crowd (no pun intended). There's a glut of talent in the industry, and if a small fraction of it has a good idea on how to make a tasteful adult game, there's no harm in it unless you're a "Mass Effect is a sex simulator" level prude.

*Let me again disclaim that I might just be talking about the concept as a whole rather than just this game, as I can find so little information about it to make a decision as to its specific quality at this point. Likening it Leisure Suit Larry doesn't help in the slightest, but I only hope that's nothing more than a line to draw in the closest parallel in a world where the adult game was shunned to obscurity outside of Asia.

#81 Edited by StarvingGamer (7582 posts) -
#82 Posted by Rabbykayn (213 posts) -

Pretending people don't like sex is the real joke. As long as they're doing their best to keep it out of the hands of minors there is no problem here. Be mature OP.

#83 Posted by supamon (1328 posts) -
#84 Edited by Dangerloves (78 posts) -

It's another case of reality emulating science-fiction. Also, in the future all restaurants will be either Pizza Hut or Taco Bell, depending on what part of the world you'll live in.

#85 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (565 posts) -

I'm okay with this.

#86 Edited by alwaysbebombing (1286 posts) -

Murder good, sex bad?

#87 Posted by Dark (356 posts) -

Sex, the basic human instinct that drives most of the human race. I like sex, it feels good, its fun. Why do people need to act all high and mighty about being 'above' sex? I can't wait to get my virtual reality sex on, CAN'T WAIT SIR!.

#88 Posted by shinjin977 (707 posts) -
#89 Edited by egg (1339 posts) -

We can't have nice things? Isn't it more accurate to say that we're about to get nice things?

#90 Posted by dudeglove (7273 posts) -

Just imagine the peripherals you can shift with this thing alone

#91 Edited by killacam (1284 posts) -

I don't see how a sex game has any less merit than those games you listed.

#92 Posted by Muttinus_Rump (814 posts) -

@walkerd said:

I'm pretty excited. As other people have said it's a bit odd that a solid 40% of games have us maiming and murdering people, yet the prospect of an "erotic adventure" shocks and disgusts you. In fact, I'm disgusted by your reaction.

#93 Posted by lightsoda (537 posts) -

Why is sex a bigger taboo than violence, it's ridiculous.

#94 Posted by Slay3r1583 (584 posts) -

Let me know when Japan starts developing eroge for the Oculus Rift. That is something I could get into.

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#95 Posted by Jertornas (5 posts) -

Well, I think I can say this with certainty about an Oculus Rift erotic game, it will make for an awkward TNT show.

#96 Posted by shinjin977 (707 posts) -

o god. Now this NEEDS to happen.

Well, I think I can say this with certainty about an Oculus Rift erotic game, it will make for an awkward TNT show.

#97 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

I'm actually impressed. Giant Bomb typically leans extremely prudish, I expected a circlejerk of moral guardians in here. Especially with the "what will the mainstream think about us!" Usually that kind of group message stirs the moral outrage up in people. Honestly, I am actually impressed.

So allow me to add to the chorus and say that porn exists, people are entitled to make it and people are entitled to enjoy it. Sex is something people enjoy and not some aberrant behaviour that must be ghettoized and shamed. You wouldn't run around slapping copies of Fifty Shades of Grey out of the hands of women, why would you do it for this Rift game?

Besides, it won't be as good as Bible Black anyway.

#98 Posted by PolygonSlayer (416 posts) -

I don't see the problem personally with the sex industry embracing new technology. They are already in books, magazines, movies and "normal" games, so why not?
And if you think this is bad, just you wait until we holodecks are invented!

#99 Posted by NicksCorner (400 posts) -

The danish mainstream movie studio Zentropa did a couple of high production porno movies a few years ago. It was a great success.

#100 Posted by AlexGlass (688 posts) -

@psylah said:

THIS IS THE NICE THINGS.

Yep.