Dragon Age Demo Unlikely, But There Will Be Sex

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Dragon Age Demo Unlikely, But There Will Be Sex

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BioWare says it's unlikely to release a demo for Dragon Age: Origins before the full game launches but on the upside, there will be sex.

BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk said the nature of Dragon Age: Origins, built around the concept of numerous character origin stories that lead to differing RPG experiences, makes it difficult to come up with an effective demo, especially when the studio is focusing on the development of the game. "The way the game's set up actually makes it hard for a demo because there are six origin stories and we don't know whether to just pick one or a couple," he told CVG.

He did say, however, that a demo was a very real possibility at some point after the game comes out. "It's not likely that we'll have a demo ready for release, but very shortly after we'll probably figure out some parameters where we chop the game into pieces and make them available for people to experience," he added.

While a demo might not be in the cards, Zeschuk said sex - or love scenes, at least - definitely will be. BioWare's previous release, Mass Effect, came under fire for including a brief sex scene between the protagonist and an NPC but according to Zeschuk, the inclusion of such material "makes sense" in some games.

"It's interesting because I think the Mass Effect thing was completely over-blown. There wasn't even really nudity; it was like the side of a leg. I think some of the press took huge advantage of the situation. The reality was that it was the kind of stuff you'd see on evening television," Zeschuk said.

"I think from our perspective we want to reflect real human relationships. If you're trying to have a relationship with a character we want to reflect that and the impact of the connection with that character. And if that involves some sort of intimate scenes, we want to provide those for the player," he continued. "It's based on the fact that this is a sophisticated, mature experience."

Dragon Age: Origins is scheduled for release on October 20 on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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This is going to be one hell of a game to run on the PC, wasn't it a 20GB install?
(read it on some other thread)

and...where we chop the game into pieces and... made me lol a bit.

Sounds like a good game with or without sex

I agree about the sex part. Mass Effect was blown way out of the water, and at least Bioware doesn't care if people recognize it as offensive.

I'm getting it specifically for the sex scenes. I'm interested in how they'll be sophisticated and mature.

Okay, Bioware. You need to stop advertising your sex-scenes. Right now.

Sex scenes in games are fine. However, constantly advertising them and making them a selling point of your game is not. Not to mention it's a blatant way of guaranteeing you have the teenagers' cash, but it also attracts all the attention you even said you didn't want.

Sex?! Oh my god this will be the greatest game ever!!

(Laughing turning into crying.)

... At this rate, it seems Bioware is putting all it's hopes for selling the game in the promise of a few sex-scenes.... hell, they might as well link porn-sites....

Fox is going to have a field day, Bioware is going to get free publicity, and it's going to be HILARIOUS(ly stupid).

Rhayn:
Okay, Bioware. You need to stop advertising your sex-scenes. Right now.

Sex scenes in games are fine. However, constantly advertising them and making them a selling point of your game is not. Not to mention it's a blatant way of guaranteeing you have the teenagers' cash, but it also attracts all the attention you even said you didn't want.

It also makes purchasing the game awkward.
"Isn't that the game with all of the sex?!"
"You'd know better than I, random motherfucking cashier, considering you probably haven't known a woman's touch since you were smacked by the doctor. Now ring up the fucking purchase already."

Awkward.
On the upside, there will be a demo, so at least I'll know if buying this is possible.

hmm... i wonder when they make a sex game ? :P

MaxTheReaper:

Rhayn:
Okay, Bioware. You need to stop advertising your sex-scenes. Right now.

Sex scenes in games are fine. However, constantly advertising them and making them a selling point of your game is not. Not to mention it's a blatant way of guaranteeing you have the teenagers' cash, but it also attracts all the attention you even said you didn't want.

It also makes purchasing the game awkward.
"Isn't that the game with all of the sex?!"
"You'd know better than I, random motherfucking cashier, considering you probably haven't known a woman's touch since you were smacked by the doctor. Now ring up the fucking purchase already."

Awkward.
On the upside, there will be a demo, so at least I'll know if buying this is possible.

Reminds me of when I was picking up a WoW game card for a friend and the cashier starts rambling about the fucking thing. He even yells after me as I walk out, facepalming, "THEY SAID THERE WAS NO COW LEVEL!"

I can't even show my face in that freddies anymore.

I knew there was going to be sex in this game, I just didn't know that Bioware was soo eager to jump into this sex scandal debacle again!

If you're going to put sex in the game, fine; just don't advertise it too loudly, or the Republicans might hear it!

Also, give us a demo!

Was sold ages before the sex!

Malygris:
"It's based on the fact that this is a sophisticated, mature experience."

...which will result in a completely immature reaction from everyone beforehand.

Aries_Split:
Reminds me of when I was picking up a WoW game card for a friend and the cashier starts rambling about the fucking thing. He even yells after me as I walk out, facepalming, "THEY SAID THERE WAS NO COW LEVEL!"

I can't even show my face in that freddies anymore.

God, that joke is old.
You should've stabbed him in the face on principle.

And yeah, that is incredibly embarrassing.

Y'know what, though?
If my computer can run it, I'm gonna get this game regardless of the sex.
Bioware doesn't let me down.

The problem isn't that they are putting in sex/romance as part of the game...

The problem will be if it looks anything like that teaser trailer. That just looked wrong.

Andy_Panthro:
The problem isn't that they are putting in sex/romance as part of the game...

The problem will be if it looks anything like that teaser trailer. That just looked wrong.

Very true,it didn't look like a particularly sophisticated addition in the trailer.

And surely a simple demo of one origin would at least provide a taste of the gameplay? Which is all I want of a demo really.

And, Malygris, where did you come by his comments about sex in Dragon Age? It's not on the CVG link you provided, and I like to know the context of a comment before ranting about it being treated as a titillating feature in a fairly mindless blockbuster, rather than as a complex exploration of relationships.

Regarding sex... I just lost a whole lot of interest for the game. In-game sex is a cheap way to get sales for an otherwise crappy product.

And agree with above... Dragon Age: Online has a Mori valley problem that sex is only going to complicate.

Bioware, I don't care how much sex is in this game, I just know that video game sex is weird, awkward, and creepy. All because of that wonderful "uncanny valley". We're humans, we see and have sex a lot, we know what it's like, but then we see the video game characters with their choppy/unfluid animations and weird textures and facial animations and we'll either laugh, cringe, or do both, because it looks like 2 disneyland animatronic robots are trying to fuck.

All I'm saying Bioware, is that this sexing should be perfect if you're gonna advertise it like it's important.

Why do so many people care when there is sex in a game? Watch porn for fuck sake, its free!!! (depending where you go obviously)

No one gives a rats ass how much sex there is if this isn't a good game.

"Dragon Age Demo Unlikely, But There Will Be Sex"

This sounds like a list of things my wife will offer me if I do the dishes without her asking.

pigeon_of_doom:
And, Malygris, where did you come by his comments about sex in Dragon Age?

Sorry about that, CVG split the interview into two separate posts (at least I'm assuming it was one interview) and I forgot to insert the link to the second comment. It's there now. Thanks for letting me know.

Rhayn:
Okay, Bioware. You need to stop advertising your sex-scenes. Right now.

Sex scenes in games are fine. However, constantly advertising them and making them a selling point of your game is not. Not to mention it's a blatant way of guaranteeing you have the teenagers' cash, but it also attracts all the attention you even said you didn't want.

This X10000
I don't mind sex/love scenes as long as their tastefully done. But don't blatantly draw attention to them, that's a surefire way of gaining the unwanted attention a angry parental groups who are too busy bitching about video games to actually raise their kids.

Malygris:
at least I'm assuming it was one interview

CVG:
Lookout for the full interview later today

Suggests that it was just two news pages based on comments from the same interview.

Looking forward to seeing that. I'm not really a big fan of these bite-sized quotes from interviews. I'll wait for the full interview to come out before making accusations at Bioware. Hopefully it's fairly extensive and asks a question or two about Bioware's marketing approach with the game so far.

Regardless of the sex, I'm very much looking forward to this game. It looks like another excellent RPG entry from Bioware. The sex scene in Mass effect was tastefully done, and while that doesn't look to be much of the case for Dragon Age, it will not attract as much attention as Mass effect did, regardless of overall content. I think they learned their lesson.

Um... So, there will be sex in the game... Huh.

That's good to know Bioware, now I'll definitely buy the game.

--Xvito, keeping it sarcastic...

MaxTheReaper:

Rhayn:
Okay, Bioware. You need to stop advertising your sex-scenes. Right now.

Sex scenes in games are fine. However, constantly advertising them and making them a selling point of your game is not. Not to mention it's a blatant way of guaranteeing you have the teenagers' cash, but it also attracts all the attention you even said you didn't want.

It also makes purchasing the game awkward.
"Isn't that the game with all of the sex?!"
"You'd know better than I, random motherfucking cashier, considering you probably haven't known a woman's touch since you were smacked by the doctor. Now ring up the fucking purchase already."

Awkward.
On the upside, there will be a demo, so at least I'll know if buying this is possible.

*snort* I'm strongly tempted to say those exact words if and when I end up buying the game.

Good thing Bioware hasn't lost its marbles- they implemented sex well in Mass Effect and if they implement it the same way in Dragon Age, I'll be content.

The_Oracle:

*snort* I'm strongly tempted to say those exact words if and when I end up buying the game.

Good thing Bioware hasn't lost its marbles- they implemented sex well in Mass Effect and if they implement it the same way in Dragon Age, I'll be content.

Just make sure to credit me at the end of your scathing retort.

Would they stop advertising sex in their games, it just causes unjust controversy. Games like The Wicher, Fable II etc have got away with it.

(100th post)

Yes! Bring it on, Fox!

MaxTheReaper:

The_Oracle:

*snort* I'm strongly tempted to say those exact words if and when I end up buying the game.

Good thing Bioware hasn't lost its marbles- they implemented sex well in Mass Effect and if they implement it the same way in Dragon Age, I'll be content.

Just make sure to credit me at the end of your scathing retort.

I'll do it somewhere in between cradling my precious, precious copy of Dragon Age in my arms right after purchasing it, and walking out the door.

PRECIOUS

I have been following this game for a while now, I'm actually happy that they make the games they want to make, rather than what the media or society wants them to make.

Put all the sex and violence in the game you want. But please, as above posters have said, don't make it the selling point. Bioware games have always been some of the best story driven games. Let's keep it that way.

The_Oracle:

I'll do it somewhere in between cradling my precious, precious copy of Dragon Age in my arms right after purchasing it, and walking out the door.

PRECIOUS

If you bite off my finger, we're going to have a long fucking talk.

Bioware don't need demos.

You know it's going to be good.

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