These days, it seems graphic nudity ratings are something to brag about for video games. Whether you believe it or not, the porn industry and video game industry have quite a lot in common. In fact, one could say they are in direct competition with each other, as are all forms of digital entertainment.
Mainstream video game producers are not stupid; they understand that graphic sex sells. Integrating hot sex scenes into your storylines creates a strong buzz around a video game that helps boost its sales. The more explicit the sex, the more hype it will create. With today’s youth seeing casual sex as something completely normal and acceptable, with commitments being a thing of the past, there is no reason not to include it in video games.
Video games are one of the most profitable forms of entertainment. Today’s television shows, commercials, offline and online ads, pop music lyrics – all of them are strongly influenced by porn culture. It is not only widely accepted, but also promoted by all forms of media.
Video game producers do not want to be on the outside looking in, which is why we are seeing more and more mainstream video games include sexual fantasies in their otherwise realistic storylines. As a society, we should expect this trend to continue growing gradually over time. And why not? If video games such as GTA can include random killing and drug trafficking, why would should hardcore sex be any less tolerable?