BioWare: Sex scenes ‘make sense’ in some games (i.e, ours)

Mass Effect was the center of controversy when it released in 2007, thanks in no small part to insane fundamentalists and the dribbling mongs of FOX News. Despite idiotic sections of America pretending that videogames have no right to be sexy, BioWare has defended Mass Effect and the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins for their risqué encounters, stating that sometimes sex scenes make sense.

“I don’t think they need to have them, I think that in certain types of games it makes sense to have them,” explains co-founder Greg Zeschuk. ““It’s interesting because I think the Mass Effect thing was completely overblown. There wasn’t even really nudity; it was like the side of a leg. I think some of the press took huge advantage of the situation. The reality was that it was the kind of stuff you’d see on evening television.

“That said, I think from our perspective we want to reflect real human relationships. If you’re trying to have a relationship with a character we want to reflect that and the impact of the connection with that character. And if that involves some sort of intimate scenes, we want to provide those for the player. It’s based on the fact that this is a sophisticated, mature experience.”

Despite my well-documented issues with Mass Effect, I thought the sexual element was skillfully handled and executed in a way that nobody but an utter moron could find offensive. More videogames could stand to have sensible, mature sex scenes. Sex is a part of life, no matter how many so-called “adults” like to pretend otherwise. As videogames mature and tackle more real-life issues, sex will continue to prevail. 

Certain dry vaginas just need to get used to it.

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