GS News - Online gamers prefer Xbox 360, DA: Inquisition has “tasteful, mature” sex scenes

Rockstar has said that GTA Online gamers who have lost their characters or rank will not be able to have them recovered, a report out of the US says gamers prefer their online experiences to be on Xbox 360 and Dragon Age: Inquisition will have tasteful sex scenes.

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ulgk
ulgk

This lady is pretty.

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

Oh dear: what did you think so strongly about India (if you control the weather)? ;)

Darkfibre
Darkfibre

Yes, let us hope that both Sony and M'soft deliver integrated online aspects. Xbox's online service is fully integrated. It flows from the dashboard into the games. It is therefores the same in every game. It is easy to see who is online, what they are doing and very easy to set up an online session. Sony has never got this quite right, although individual games have got better over time.

EXODYS
EXODYS

Loved Dragon Age. Origins, love the Beatles, love this show, thanks Jess :D

whynotdairy
whynotdairy

PS3 has a much more robust line up of offline titles. I couldn't imagine owning an Xbox without internet, but could go a while on a PS3 offline.

God of War, Last of Us, Heavy Rain, Uncharted, etc.

Chris Bruce
Chris Bruce

Now all we need is a seperation of kiddie online gamers and the mature adult gamer.

James DeBellis
James DeBellis

The new gamespot website seems slower now that they changed it

DoogyDonDoogy
DoogyDonDoogy

Yeah the switch is going to happen from 360 now to PS4 upon it's release...after it stacks up a few decent shooters. 

nick_000000
nick_000000

Of course gamers prefer playing online on the xbox 360 it's a paid service therefore Microsoft invested more into it as they were getting income from said service. 

Sony's PSN on the other hand was free on the PS3 therefore they didn't invest so heavily into it and therefore it isn't as good as xbox live gold (paid) online services, but it's still better than xbox live silver (free) seeing as you can't even play online with that. 

I imagine things will be quite a lot different with the PS4 though as you will have to pay to play online and Sony have invested more into their online services and will be charging for that said online functionality.

dukeluke124
dukeluke124

It seems to me that everyone on here are Right-Wing Fascists who have no grasp of what is truly tasteful or mature. For example, THE HUMAN BODY!

Xalaze
Xalaze

I'm having trouble watching videos on gamespot mobile.

Is this a known issue ? I'm using a lumia 920, and had no problems on the old site.


Anyone ?

notinghamii
notinghamii

ill admit I love Xbox live on 360 but that doesnt mean Ill forgive all of Microsofts transgressions both with the 360(RROD, Bland shooters and no diverse types of games etc) and what they tried to do with Xbox One(too many to name here).. Not to mention that their new console is a glorified spybox. So NO I dont think the love people have for Xbox live on 360 will translate into Xbox One actually doing well...sorry...millions of people agree with me too.

gamist
gamist

Sex scenes... big deal! If it's part of the story, bring it! Otherwise, make it a side mission or an easter egg. :/

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

Sex in video games? I don't really care. If I wanted to see a sex scene I could quickly find plenty on the internet for free, that contains real people (mostly), and not 3D models.

Using it for "character development" is complete bullshit. We don't need to have seen the entire (or even a part of a) sex scene to have character development. Nor is a sex scene required to tell people that the characters involved are intimate in some way.

Basically, the scene is there for the sake of it being there. If they wanted their game to be "mature" and "tasteful" they wouldn't have such a scene at all.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

I don't usually play online, but when I do I prefer to do it on PC.

Lobbies are prectically non-existant on consoles. I know the benefit of consoles is that they are easy-to-use and simple, but as far as online gaming goes a proper fleshed-out lobby system is a requirement.

One of the reasons I don't usually play online is because I hate playing with random strangers. I usually only ever play with friends/family and prefer private games just for us. Having a proper lobby system (or even LAN support) is great for this.

Cray-Z-Canuck
Cray-Z-Canuck

Why put sex in a video game at all?  Character development and role playing are interesting, but is the sex really necessary?  

Derek Martens
Derek Martens

Xbox does have better Online though. Thats because you pay for it while half the Sony Community has 8 year olds running around. Why i no longer own the Playstation 3

Aly A Hawana
Aly A Hawana

Well, get ready to pay like everyone else when the next generation consoles roll out

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

I found that Belladonna's recent GG scene with Kristina Rose to be very tasteful... mmm... yummy.

ra-seru
ra-seru

lol character intimacy? We do not need sex do have intimacy... Take Rinoa n' Squall for exemple (just an exemple pls --') Games do not need sex to show intimacy, the narrative, the story, it says for itself   ... Do you want sex... Find a real girl / boy! 

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

I love you Jess.

Yes, on-line gaming on the 360 is much much better than on the PS3.  PS3 on-line in America, and perhaps the world, doesn't cut the mustard.

Jess makes the best character for intimacy.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

360 have more online gamers...thats kind of obvious

MonocleOwl
MonocleOwl

Online gamers prefer Xbox 360, an XBOX Live study shows. A shocker that one...

On a different note: The Witcher 2 had "sex scenes" that were VERY tasty... TASTEFUL! Very tasteful.

skagpouch
skagpouch

If R* has just launched GTA online and said it was in beta, they would've avoided all of the bad press.

itsHumanity
itsHumanity

But are you really sorry about not using adblock Jess.. are you really..

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

Is it surprising that among the US gamers who prefer online gaming, they are more inclined to the XbOne?

hystavito
hystavito

For some reason what popped into my head for intimate game scenes was GTA4,  the view outside the apartment and her yelling "Ohhh Niko,  ohhh yes, tell me interesting things!", something like that :).

Side note: Just a little educational FYI, Monday was Canadian Thanksgiving.

be_ashketchup
be_ashketchup

Somebody just change this damn video player.. it sucks.. support team page shows 404 not found... where should i go now JESS ????

Onioki
Onioki

How about a game with distasteful sex scenes ? :-/ 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@whynotdairy Xboxes die faster too. My Xbox and Xbox 360 both lasted me a year b4 crashing, while my Ps1,ps2, and ps3 still work!

eddieham13
eddieham13

@Scorpion1813 That depends on the game though. If a game has romance in it and you care about the characters a lot then you will want it.

Just because you find sex to be immature or distasteful doesn't mean it actually is.

valium88
valium88

@Scorpion1813 

I agree, finished GTA V story and traded it for a BF4 PC pre-order at gamestop. PSN just ain't my thingy so GTA online is not that important for me.

RS13
RS13

@Cray-Z-Canuck I'd say there's an import difference between sex and a sex scene.  To illistrate, I think Skyrim would have been improved with some sex.  If I'm playing a bad guy, it's sort of weird that I'm perfectly chaste.  I can be as bad as I want, unless that involves sex.  What?  And even if my noble knight gets married, I can never bed my spouse.  Really?  You don't need a sex scene here, a suggestive fade to black would do, but the addition of sex would've been an improvement.

Syphen_bast
Syphen_bast

@ra-seru Why would i need a real girl if i have witcher? If she bothers me...uninstall ! Done.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@skagpouch  

They said that it was going to have problems on release regardless of the delay. Did people listen? Clearly not.

ra-seru
ra-seru

@eddieham13 @Scorpion1813 No you dont! If you really care about a character the last thing you ll want is a sex schene to ruin your "image" of the character. Its is actually kind of disgusting to see your favorite character nude... It cuts the "magic" of the chars

Cray-Z-Canuck
Cray-Z-Canuck

@RS13 @Cray-Z-Canuck Actually I agree...but only to an extent.  Just my personal feeling really.  A fade to black is far more tasteful in my mind than what they are offering instead.  

Onioki
Onioki

@GYTISLEE @Onioki 

Ewww. NO not that distasteful... !!!

Dear lord, were you reared on a farm ?

If so... by what?

DWalker131
DWalker131

@Cray-Z-Canuck don't give them ideas, last thing we need is a 'sex dlc' like what they did to our anal probe in SR4 lol

RS13
RS13

@Cray-Z-Canuck @RS13 Yes, it does seem like they mean "it can make you horny.  But just a little."

DWalker131
DWalker131

@Onioki distasteful sex in games, yeah "beat em and eat em" and "custers revenge" i don't think it gets more distasteful then those lol