Video games are good at many different things; they can inspire fear, make you happy, generate pure anger and even in some cases they can reduce a player to floods of tears. They have the power to create conversation, divide opinion and spark some pretty intense debates. As a form of entertainment, games have the power to tap into almost every human emotion and if they're done well they can prove to be more memorable than any film, book or album. However, one thing games have always struggled with is their portrayal of sex and sexuality. Even as they've become more realistic, video games have never been able to really capture that spark of desire between characters that can only really come with human performance. Worse than that, on the infrequent occasion when a game attempts to deal with sex or show it in any way, it can be pretty horrendous and sometimes downright worrying. Over the years there's been plenty of games that have tried (and failed) to show sexuality convincingly with results more often than not causing revulsion or fits of laughter rather than the desired arousal or emotion connection a sex scene can convey. Outside of those moments though, gaming is littered with little shots or sequences that, while most likely well humoured or intended to be entirely silly, come off as pretty wrong in almost everyone's eyes. Here's 10 of the worst offenders. Friendly warning, most of the embedded videos in this article should be considered not safe for work. There's spoilers aplenty too.
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