Markus “Notch” Persson has written on he’s blog recently about the issues of gender in Minecraft. Notch says he’s original intention when designing the game was to have the playable character “Steve” to be entirely genderless. He also says that he regrets adding a goatee to the character and that the character name Steve came from a joke response when someone asked him about the character.
This gave me an idea to explore about gender in games such as Minecraft and Tomb Raider while looking at how films handle this problem at the same time. Also I will explain why sex and gender is important in the various entertainment mediums.
While looking at Fallout: New Vegas rating and description at its Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) listing you might be surprised by some of the features it says the new game will have. This is my opinion on the following features and how this could be implemented and whether in general these are a good idea.
Male and Female Prostitutes
During the course of the game, players will encounter male and female prostitutes: the screen fades to black as suggestive dialogue is heard in the background (e.g., “Nice Charlies, too! Give them a shake for the Ben-man, will ya?”)
Having this in a game isn’t anything new with the Grand Theft Auto series being the masters. In Fallout this will be similar to the scenes in GTA IV when you invite your girl friend over for some ‘tea’. People hoping for a full on simulator like the one which was found hidden in the deep depths of GTA: San Andreas will be disappointed :p. I’m guessing you can’t beat them up for your nuka-cola caps back then. When using a black screen for a sex scene, good voice acting is of course important.