Rockstar Games is back with a new episode for 'Grand Theft Auto IV' and boy, does it bring the heat (and by "heat," we mean nudity).
'The Lost and Damned' is the first downloadable extension of 'GTA IV' created exclusively for Xbox 360, and it has boldly chosen to go where few (if any) mainstream video games have gone before. Where has it boldly gone, you ask? Why, to male full-frontal town, of course!
The add-on episode includes an awkward conversation between protagonist Johnny Klebitz and a shady, very naked politician named Mr. Stubbs. They talk while Mr. Stubbs is receiving a massage, and then -- bam! -- Mr. Stubbs is up and walking around completely in the buff. The final seconds of the clip we saw consisted of Mr. Stubbs, a "member," and a mirror. Well played, Rockstar Games!
What's your stand on male nudity in video games?
I approve of it.
I disapprove of it.
I'm not sure.
With all of the vices present in these games, it's hilarious that a few seconds of male nudity might case an uproar. It will, though, and Rockstar will be laughing all the way to the bank (after they stop by the peep show). Perverts!
(Check out our gallery below of other video games that pushed the nudity/sex envelope in recent years.)
While recent game titles have attracted media attention for nudity and sexual situations, risque role-playing games have existed since PC gaming first began. Early games, such as 'Sex Games' for the Commodore 64, demanded specific commands, such as "remove pants," and required specific sequential actions to achieve one's nefarious goals. Currently, a plethora of games with bawdy scenes have invaded, or graced, the gaming world and vary in degrees of lewdness. Here are a few significant titles with prevalent or graphic bawdiness:
'God of War I & II:' Press the right buttons, and gently twirl the thumbstick, to see the climax of mini-games in both God of War I and II for PS2 and PSP
'Grand Theft Auto III (consoles)' The infamous "don't come a knockin'" prostitute scenes created a stir when GTA 3 was originally released for PS2.
'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude; Box Office or Bust' (for consoles): These most recent incarnations continue to follow the exploits of love lorn Larry in versions for both PC and next gen consoles
'Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals' (for PC) Released in 1989 for PCs, this third installment of the groundbreaking franchise of risque role playing preceded GTA 4 by 20 years when the title character shows the full Larry in an infamous shower scene
'Mass Effect:' The backlash from FoxNews greatly exaggerated the tame innuendo and implied relations between the two sapphic lovers in Xbox's Mass Effect.
'Playboy: The Mansion' (consoles): Disappointingly demure, perhaps the highlight of this sojourn to the mansion is playing photographer in this release for PC, PS2 and Xbox
'Rapelay:' Amazon removed listings for this disturbing, yet readily available in Japan, DVD-ROM in which the main character stalks and, to put it mildly, torments young girls.
'The Sims;' nude patch: Denisons of young gamers were disappointed when learning that unblurred nudity in this game for PCs, consoles, and handhelds required downloading a censor patch
'Soul Calibur' (consoles): The character Taki from the Soul Calibur franchise continues to titillate thousands of pubescent gamers in versions for every console.