Some views on the complicated issues of 'real life'
Published on September 13, 2004 By oneofus In Gaming
It seems "Games are growing up" Link and Link - at least that is how the 'mainstream media' describes the case of digital nudity.

There is more than one issue here so I'd just like to state those I'll refrain from commenting now:
- there's been provocative content in videogames from the start, so why the attention now? (probably because of the quality of graphics, but that's an excuse, not an explanation)
- how does a few naked bodies in a game mean that they have 'grown up' ? So, the interest for porno mags in a boy of 13 means he's grown up?

What I wanted to say is this - all the games containing nudity (or indeed bad language and violence) are marked as 'mature' and shouldn't be sold to minors or played by them. On the other hand, the minors (13 to 17 year olds) are the main audience at which the games like the new Leisure Suit Larry, Playboy and Grand Theft Auto are aimed. So, who's fooled?

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