Massively Multiplayer Orgies? Online Role Playing Bacchanals?


This is a tale of two long-term trends, and what happens when they intersect. I'm talking about increasing realism in Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games, and the gradual shedding of sexual innocence in overall gaming.

The age of ASCII-only MUDs, MOOs, MUSHes, and MUCKs (text-based online role playing, one and all) seems so very long ago when you look at games like Everquest, Ultima Online, the Sims, or World of Warcraft. Gamers have come to expect graphical realism, and online role-playing is no exception, as every new release attempts to suck users into a more perfect and more engrossing alternate reality than the last, and the online, massively multiplayer virtual reality of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash looks more plausible every day. Massively Multiplayer Orgies? Online Role Playing Bacchanals?

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 5th January 2006 9:03PM