Chasing Maturity: Video Games and Sex

I found this 9-ish minute video lecture by Daniel Floyd, a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, to be funny and interesting. Floyd looks at the history of sex in video games. He states “for as long as sex has existed in games it has been exploitive at worst and superficial at best.”

Floyd argues that there needs to be more sex in video games. He also believes that video games are an artistic medium that is in its infancy and asks “How can you have an art that denies sexuality?”

I realize that this is not really relevant to many library collections. While some public libraries now have video game collections, I don’t know of any that collect Mature or Adults only rated games (Please correct me if I’m wrong).

Thanks Boing Boing again.

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4 thoughts on “Chasing Maturity: Video Games and Sex

  1. Very interesting and even useful for the article i am writing, anyone know how to get hold of this chap?

  2. On his 2007 animation reel that is on youtube his email is listed as: floydo_anitmation@yahoo.com, which is the same email listed on his website.

    I searched the Savannah College of Art and Design, and couldn’t find him. Also, he’s not listed under the lists of full time, and part time faculty. From reading his resume on his website, as he finished his undergrad degree in 2006, it seems unlikely he was a prof at SCAD.

    Post a link to your paper when you’re done? I’d love to read it.

    Good luck!

  3. No worries, I will. Got another 2000 word article I have to write by Christmas eve lol, so it will be awhile after that. Cheers

  4. Interesting article. Ultimately it comes down to censorship really. I am sure games will start heading down that route in the years to come, as gaming continues to grow with the current generation.

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