History of Video Game Sex
Immersive technologies, such as the Oculus Rift and Microsoft’s Hololens, may mean video games and sex will never come out from between the sheets. The video game industry has had a rocky relationship with depictions of sexual acts. While HBO’s Game of Thrones and the BDSM-filled novel Fifty Shades of Grey are flaccid topics in casual conversation, video games including sexual acts cause legislators to stand erect in bipartisan union and rabble-rouse about the state of gaming. Games that riddle characters with blood-oozing bullet-holes or see players blown apart and painting HD televisions with intestines are perfectly acceptable, but throw sex into a game and concerned mothers start marching and chanting, while their children sit at home with an Xbox controller in hand. What happens when gamers wear a VR headset and enter the gaming world, when the black mirror preventing full immersion is broken? To know the future of sex in video games one must first understand its conception.