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Do gamers want adult games?



Kotaku has a story about a PSP mahjong game that has some ... saucy imagery in it. It isn't an adult game persay, but it got me thinking: do gamers want adult games? In this month's EGM, they predict that 20 years in the future, gamers won't be playing adult titles on anything but the PC. While this seems like a believable prediction, is our society so puritanical that we can't accept adult gaming in the mainstream?

On the flip-side of the argument, one could point out that the popularity of adult movies has exponentially grown the past few years, and this may have a trickle effect to gaming. Also, gaming has yet to wriggle free of its "just for kids" perception. Once today's gamers are adults, doesn't it seem like the potential for adult games having success would be much higher? Will today's God of War sex mini-game be tomorrow's XXX portable gaming pornucopia? Is the concept of adult gaming appealing to you, or gamers as a whole? Let us know in the comments!

CNET editor says DS for girls, PSP for adults


David Carnoy, executive editor of CNET, has written an interesting piece about the appeal of Nintendo DS to females. Girls seem to love Nintendo's handheld, and they help make a large portion of Nintendo's current audience. For example, one CNET editor's girlfriend "liked the concept of the touch screen ... She thought it was more interactive than what you had with the PSP."

Certainly, women can enjoy PSP (see picture), but it's clear that PSP is largely targeted towards males. But is that really a problem? As Carnoy points out, focusing on this demographic has created a large library of games that can entertain an audience that simply won't be satisfied by the DS's numerous casual games: "Fact is, the number of really good titles for the DS is actually pretty thin, especially if you happen to be over 21 and don't worship at the altar of Mario or Pokemon. If you're looking to play more 'adult' games with any sort of backbone, the PSP is a far better choice with a much stronger game library."

Like almost every other analyst out there, Carnoy believes that PSP can better attract a wider audience with a redesigned handheld. The problem appears to be Sony's reluctance: "I wouldn't be surprised if I saw the DS Extra Lite before I saw the next iteration of the PSP."

[Thanks, Joel!]

When porn stars and pool collide


Oh no. It's yet another one of those NSFW PSP games. You know what I'm talking about: games that seem to offer no benefit other than displaying gratuitous amounts of T&A. Considering the older demographic of the PSP, and the relative privacy one has while using it, it's unsurprising that publishers are trying to take advantage with more "adult" skewed games. Pocket Pool rewards players with photos and videos of a questionable nature for playing a round of billiards. However, is taunting realistic "ball control" a good thing in a game like this?

Potentially NSFW video embedded after the cut.

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DealSexDuo: homebrew game for adults


This might be one of the hottest tips we've ever received. A French homebrew developer by the name of Cau'x has released a game he calls DealSexDuo. According to his website, "DealSexDuo is a sexual preliminaries game for couple on PSP. Make a deal with your mate and sort out the winner with mini games. Humour, Hot pledges, and sexy ambient are announced. Your PSP turns into the most usefull sextoy's for your night of love."

This game requires 2 players (of any gender). If you're over 18 and would like to have a scandalous evening with you, your loved one, and your homebrew-ready PSP, visit CauXPROD. (I haven't played this game, so the braver [and less single] individuals can leave a comment!)

[Via DCEmu]

[Update 1: Changed image, as per reader request.]

Badonka-donks show up on UMD; Hell gets a bit nippy

We all saw the signs. Playboy had their PlayboyStation Portable going on, and you know you'd be lying if you said you didn't use Bittorrent to explore your more carnal interests. Now, instead of having to wait several days to download your "educational" materials, you can simply buy them from your smut peddler of choice. Bouncy bills itself as the first ever Mature-rated UMD out on the market and it went on sale online last week.

Pr0n on UMD? Yeah, sure it was inevitable, given the more mature demographic the PSP targeted, we just didn't realize finding out about it would make us feel so freaky naughty awkward afterward. It's sort of like seeing your first unclothed cartoon character: it's cool, but somewhat disturbing.

Predictably, the link is considered NSFW, but it's also intended for our, er, more mature readers. Everyone else should just skeedaddle. Don't make us go all Republican on you young'uns!




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