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Gamer Fans Demand Bigger Boobs

by Cris Clapp Logan on October 18th, 2012 in Parents

Following up with our last post regarding how kids may soon have easy access to free porn through their Xbox 360 gaming consoles, I wanted to highlight a topic I just brushed on before: the sexualization of games.  Likely, if you’re at least my age, then when you think of playing a game as a child, you think of running outside, riding your bike, building a fort, playing tag, and perhaps, at most, playing the original Tetris or Super Mario.

When kids today play games, they play their games primarily through gaming consoles (and many act as though playing outside is punishment instead of freedom).  While some parents may recognize the health risks associated with limited physical activity, few are thinking through the psychological consequences and risks associated with access and exposure to mature content and themes through gaming.  Take the extremely popular game, Dead or Alive (DOA).  Just last week, I overheard some teenage boys at the mall talking about how excited they were for DOA’s new release.  Interestingly, DOA fans have been demanding bigger breasts on the games main action figures (virtual beauties that move like ninjas but look like sex toys).

If you just spend a few hours familiarizing yourself with the game, you will encounter barely-dressed women with insanely large, wobbling/bouncing boobs, and virtual cleavage and butt shots.  As the gamer promotes, the game is so realistic, that as the players perspire, their clothing becomes more translucent.  The game is an excellent fighting game, but it’s coupled with such blatant and exploitive sexuality, that no child should be allowed anywhere close to it.

In response to it’s fan base, DOA creator said that, although International bodies had asked them to tone down the sexualization of its characters, it had ignored that request and chosen to listen to the fans, and, if in the future, fans want even larger breasts, then they will do what is needed to keep the fans happy.

Sadly, this game is not alone in its desire to push the limits sexually via multiplayer/console games.  Time and time again, I find that the most exciting games to the teens I work with are those games rated “M” for mature, and, like DOA, they are filled with sexual innuendo, exhibitionism, violence against women and even sexual exploitation (like in Grand Theft Auto, which has repeatedly been one of the top-rated gams amongst teens).  I wonder, where are the parents?  I have worked with so many adults and teens whose pornography addition began, or was closely linked to, their involvement with gaming.  Games like Grand Theft Auto and DOA are gateway drugs to pornography, and, in some cases, they even serve as a replacement for porn.

In our last blog, I highlighted our Gaming Safety Guide for parents—in it, we talk about the importance of understanding game rating.   As a parent, take the responsibility of establishing what is and what isn’t appropriate for your son or daughter to play.  Check out the content and rating of any game your child wants to play—establish a rule that they are only allowed to play and purchase parent-approved games.  Use parental controls to set game rating limits for your kids.  Sit with your son or daughter as they play, and if you encounter content that makes you uncomfortable, pull the plug on that game.  It’s just not worth it to let your kids dive into the murky world of highly sexualized games.

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  • TaylorA

    Games with sexual content don’t lead to porn addiction unless you’re 5 or at the age when your hormones are raging. That being said, I agree that their are game that people shouldn’t play, such as GTA, but because of reasons other than sexual content. Also, just because a game has sexual content doesn’t mean that there is a lot of sexual content in the game. I do disagree that parents should monitor their kids’ game play and unplug the game if they don’t like it. To me this is going too far. The best thing to do if you don’t want your kids playing a certain game is to gently suggest another game that is “cooler” than the game that you don’t want them to play. Another way to make sure your kids don’t play games that you disagree with is to not play those same games yourself.

    • Noah

      I disagree with the first line of your comment Taylor. I think it does lead to it. It has for me. You see it and you want more more more. That’s how it is with anything. If people could get 5 McDoubles for a dollar most of the time they would when they are very hungry * emphasis on the when but unlike hunger men crave sex sometimes non stop. If it’s only a click away than video games could inspire it. Did God really create us to be surrounded with half naked women all day long? Men would be thinking about sex non-stop and they do. The point is you can’t say if you see a half naked women in a video, than in the parking lot at school, than in your video game that those things don’t turn you on. They do and in many cases if you could get away with “taking it all the way” we would just like the McDoubles. It’s all about introduction and God didn’t design us to live in a society like this. Best example is an alcoholic with a predisposition. But all men are predisposed to strong sexual desires. If an alcoholic never tastes alchochol he will never be addicted to even though he is biologically. Point is that in my opinion all men are predisposed to uncontrollable thoughts and that the only way to control them is to stay away this goes for kids too. There won’t be a problem if you stay away.

    • Noah

      Now about your last line. I completely agree. Matter of fact it’s a proven fact, if I’m correct, that your kids will be far less likely to do something if you don’t do it. But if they see you do it it’s almost 100% certain. I’m pretty sure Dr. Dobson talks about this.

  • Sky_King

    Kudos on your continued ability to write clickable headlines. Booes for not having photo documentation to back up your claims! 😀

  • Noah

    as someone who has played games since I was little this is very sad. sexualized games do not make a game more fun in anyway they are purely used to boost sales. it’s sad.

  • PG

    I think that the game makers should actully do this but then as a kick they should be less agile than any other unit, slower in everyway, then in order to get quicker they have to purchase breast reduction “kit” and be out of the game for an hour while the kit does it’s work. I mean let us be realistic in games hey!
    this is just to boost sales nothing more and they are misusing imagery
    of the human form soon girls will want a bigger package with the guy units, because let’s face it American games get sold in Africa where the sizes are lets say slightly larger.
    I think then let’s enforce age restrictions on tese products like they do for films and see how many they sell.
    I hope the world will turn away from it’s ways and turn to God. All this “entertainment” is a distraction from reality we live in an escapist society. Thank God, Christ didn’t go sit in His room and play marbles all day.

  • PG

    HI Chris, what you’ll find if you look at the ages of people playing these games, are that they are well older than “children”. You’ll also find a very large amount of hate speach bullying during the games especially online. Something similar to Amada Todd.

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