There has been a lot of talk about sexual content in video video games lately. There's the nudity in The Witcher, BioWare's take on sex scenes, and Obsidian's defense of the Alpha Protocol sex scenes. The latest sexytime news comes out of a synopsis posted by the ESRB as they reviewed the sexual content found in yet another BioWare title, Dragon Age: Origins (PC, Xbox 360). Article may not be suited for minors.
Apart from the usual heads-up for the game's violence and profanity, the ESRB summary contains detailed info on the sexual content, which is about as open-minded as anyone could get. There will be a brothel feature in the game, where a hostess asks you about your preference. "If players select "Surprise me," they can sometimes wind up face-to-face with a woman, a man, a transsexual, or an animal," said the ESRB summary.
Thankfully (or unfortunately, for some folks), the actual sexual activity will not be shown, nor has it been revealed as to what purpose the sexcapades serve in the game. Kratos-like, perhaps? Apart from the brothel, players can also initiate cutscenes wherein couples (both hetero and homosexual) will be depicted "kissing, embracing, and caressing one another as the screen fades to black."
Dragon Age: Origins, however, remains free of nudity - human nudity at least. One female demon character reportedly let her headlights hang out, which didn't seem to bother the rating board all that much.
And by the way, the ESRB rating info also has Dragon Age: Origins listed with a PS3 version, apart from the 360 and PC versions that we already know about.
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