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Video game graphics are quickly becoming astonishing simulacra of reality. And yet, video games still struggle to show someone taking off their clothes. At first glance, it sure seems as though he popped that sucker off like any of us might if we had perfect battle-hardened abs to show to an invisible camera man.
Video games were originally seen as a medium that was used exclusively by children. It took a lot longer for sexual content to be censored in games, simply because the technology didn't exist to show it for a long time. It's easier to show bursts of blood and viscera than it is to accurately portray a naked form on something like the Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis.
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This is a list of video games considered controversial. Some of the video games on this list have been banned or regionally censored. Activision later removed the Favela multiplayer map from Modern Warfare 2 following complaints from Muslim gamers, which shows picture frames on the second floor bathroom of one building within Favela.
The gaming industry, as we know, is a popular target for the press and tabloids. Sometimes, just occasionally, when all the planets align, and the blue moon rises, video games get positive attention. Magoo for a slice of Su Doku helps to keep their minds sharper.
However, for the most part, these games were on the fringes of the video game business. Many of these are examples of bored programmers trying to amuse themselves, but some of them actually tie into the themes of the game. See if these cases of pixelated naughtiness brings back any memories!
E ven the Soviets used it. Before the USSR collapsed, statues were erected in numerous Russian cities depicting a strong, proud and virtually nude woman triumphantly grasping a paddle. It's not exactly Caligula, but it can't be denied: she makes Lady Liberty look like a total prude. Sex has been used in marketing long before marketing officially existed, and videogames are not exempt.
Before the '90s, video games could include whatever content they wanted. Video games now receive age ratings on their boxes, in the same way that movies do. There are some video game developers who seek to defy the ESRB.
The following video games are noted for their negative reception. They include games that won ironic and humorous awards such as Golden Mullet Awardsgames that have been listed as the "worst" by major video gaming publications or websites, games that have received low review scores from such publications often determined by low aggregate scores on sites such as Metacriticand games that have been recognized to be poorly received by players. Some of the older or rarer games have gained newer attention through videos produced by popular YouTube personalities, such as Angry Video Game Nerd.