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Video game unlocks orgasm secrets (with pic, safe for work)
canada.com ^ | 12-5-05 | Sarah Staples

Posted on 12/07/2005 9:19:58 AM PST by cloud8

He may look like an innocent cartoon bunny, but the star of a new award-winning video game by a Montreal-based designer has sultry intentions in mind.

Lapis, the blue-hued main character of a prototype video game by Heather Kelley, a designer with Ubisoft, wants to help women take a "magical pet adventure'' to their "happy place."

Lapis the cartoon bunny teaches how to reach orgasm by simulating the affect of pleasurable sensation.

The prototype teaches how to reach orgasm by simulating the affect of pleasurable sensation on the cartoon. Players tickle, touch, tap, and stroke Lapis using the touch screen of the Nintendo DS, a hand-held video game device. They can also talk, sing and blow on the bunny's fur using the device's built-in microphone.

The more they stimulate the bunny, the happier he becomes until eventually he begins flying through the air. But Lapis is also an unpredictable creature who needs a variety of sensations. Sometimes, no amount of stimulation is going to work.

"Sex is a perfectly natural part of the human experience and there has to be a way to handle it meaningfully and tastefully in games," said Kelley, who took first prize for the prototype at the Montreal International Games Summit last month.

Kelley, 36, has helped design blockbuster titles ranging from Splinter Cell to Thief, and serves as chair of the "Women in game development'' committee of the International Game Developers Association.

Her game, downloadable for free at http://www.moboid.com/lapis/index.htm, offers "a stealthy primer" on female sexuality, and is meant primarily as a conversation piece to stimulate debate around the prevalence of sex in video games today, she said.

"It's not like (sex is) going away, either in the virtual or the real world."

With record numbers of women and older men becoming avid video gamers, and developers who make the games themselves maturing, sexuality in video games is slowly evolving from the days when the industry catered to an audience overwhelmingly made up of teenage boys.

While impossibly busty heroines wearing slinky outfits a la Lara Croft continue to dominate, the industry is showing signs of incorporating sexual depictions that are more complex and nuanced, and reflect "the full range of the human condition," said Jason Della Rocca, a Montreal games designer and the executive director of the International Game Developers Association.

"To date, we've explored more the violence, fear, conflict aspects, and we've not really engaged on stuff like social relationships, sex or love (in video games)," said Della Rocca. "What we're seeing now is a maturing of the industry."

The sex-themed game development competition that Kelley won was inspired by public outcry over the so-called "Hot Coffee Mod," a downloadable patch created by hackers and released online this summer that unlocked pornographic scenes hidden in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

The scenes were supposedly "extras" that were never meant to be revealed. But the ensuing controversy caused the game to be re-rated "adult only," prompting an expensive recall by the manufacturer.

The International Game Developers Association this fall created a committee on sex in gaming. And in future, the public should expect to see games that depict the full range from raunchiness to romance, Della Rocca said.

"Games are really a medium of artistic expression (that should be treated) like other forms of entertainment, literature, film or art."


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I'll stick with Tetris, thanks ;-)
1 posted on 12/07/2005 9:19:59 AM PST by cloud8
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To: Sofa King

Pong


2 posted on 12/07/2005 9:21:44 AM PST by indcons (Don't question either my intelligence or my ability; I have none.)
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To: cloud8


GORF


3 posted on 12/07/2005 9:22:16 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: cloud8

Too pointy for some tastes.

: ^ )


4 posted on 12/07/2005 9:22:17 AM PST by George Smiley (This tagline deliberately targeted journalists.)
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To: cloud8

""magical pet adventure'' to their "happy place.""

There have been debates for decades over how to get more women to play video games...


5 posted on 12/07/2005 9:24:46 AM PST by gondramB ( We don't get no government loan and no one sends a check from home-we just do what what we wanna)
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To: cloud8
...Sometimes, no amount of stimulation is going to work...

Modeled after my ex-wife, no doubt.

6 posted on 12/07/2005 9:25:32 AM PST by FReepaholic (Admitted FReepaholic since 1998.)
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To: cloud8

Chicks need a video game to figure that stuff out?

Personally, if you need instruction in this act, please do not reproduce. We already have enough retards in the country, they're called Democrats.


7 posted on 12/07/2005 9:27:19 AM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: gondramB

Men should play it.


8 posted on 12/07/2005 9:27:29 AM PST by Hoodlum91
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To: cloud8

I like DUKE NUKEM better.


9 posted on 12/07/2005 9:29:03 AM PST by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: gondramB

"There have been debates for decades over how to get more women to play video games..."

I don't need some weird cartoon bunny to enjoy video games. I prefer the kind of video games where you get to shoot things and blow stuff up.


10 posted on 12/07/2005 9:29:21 AM PST by JillValentine (A government that wants to ride in and save the day must be small enough not to crush the horse.)
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To: JillValentine

"I don't need some weird cartoon bunny to enjoy video games. I prefer the kind of video games where you get to shoot things and blow stuff up."


It's a shame more women don't feel that way.


11 posted on 12/07/2005 9:31:39 AM PST by gondramB ( We don't get no government loan and no one sends a check from home-we just do what what we wanna)
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To: exile

I believe it is for men to brush up on their "skills".


12 posted on 12/07/2005 9:34:39 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: cloud8

"we've not really engaged on stuff like social relationships, sex or love (in video games)"

Maybe those things aren't meant to be engaged with video games. Well, sex might be. Not "love" or "social relationships." Those aren't things for video games.

Someday, they'll come up with a video game called Try to Score with Maureen Dowd, where the player will have to spend hours and hours pretending to admire her juvenile whining. The cheat code to winning could be "My name is Clinton and I want a Lewinsky."


13 posted on 12/07/2005 9:35:12 AM PST by JillValentine (A government that wants to ride in and save the day must be small enough not to crush the horse.)
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To: cloud8; Quick1; indcons; somniferum; KoRn; Duke Nukum; expat_brit; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; ...
Video game ping!

If you want on or off this list, Freepmail me


Maybe it can become one of the 10 Naughtiest Games of All Time.
14 posted on 12/07/2005 9:35:43 AM PST by Sofa King (A wise man uses compromise as an alternative to defeat. A fool uses it as an alternative to victory.)
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To: gondramB
Most women do...it is a hidden little secret. : ) We have lots of pent up aggression.
15 posted on 12/07/2005 9:35:57 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: exile
*LOL*
16 posted on 12/07/2005 9:36:34 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (A fun way to send care packages to troops: anysoldier.com)
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To: JillValentine

Amen to that! .50 caliber fun for all...

A.A.C.


17 posted on 12/07/2005 9:36:59 AM PST by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: cloud8
"Sex is a perfectly natural part of the human experience and there has to be a way to handle it meaningfully and tastefully in games," said Kelley, who took first prize for the prototype at the Montreal International Games Summit last month.

Beyond stupid.

18 posted on 12/07/2005 9:37:13 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: cloud8

Heather Kelley

19 posted on 12/07/2005 9:38:09 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: frogjerk

Which one is her? ;-)


20 posted on 12/07/2005 9:38:47 AM PST by JillValentine (A government that wants to ride in and save the day must be small enough not to crush the horse.)
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To: cloud8

Aha! That's why controllers for the Playstation, Xbox, and Gamecube all have a "rumble" feature!


21 posted on 12/07/2005 9:40:04 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: JillValentine

The one on the left.


22 posted on 12/07/2005 9:40:16 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: cloud8
Lapis the cartoon bunny teaches how to reach orgasm by simulating the affect of pleasurable sensation.

 

Heck, I could do the same thing, and I'm probably cheaper too.


23 posted on 12/07/2005 9:41:11 AM PST by Fintan (Suppose there were no hypothectical questions?)
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To: cloud8

"With record numbers of women...becoming avid video gamers"

Baloney. Where is this myth coming from? Go into any gaming store in the mall or the XBOX section of best buy/circuit city and find one girl who's actually playing or looking at a game.



24 posted on 12/07/2005 9:41:19 AM PST by rjp2005
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To: rjp2005
Baloney. Where is this myth coming from?

Most likely marketing.

25 posted on 12/07/2005 9:42:24 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: Yo-Yo

No wonder Mrs. Exile is constantly playing video games. (They bore the cr@p out of me. I can't handle any game more advanced than Donkey Kong).


26 posted on 12/07/2005 9:43:36 AM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: frogjerk

Well, so much for my "Geeky chicks are hot" fantasy. Thank God for cheerleaders.


27 posted on 12/07/2005 9:44:31 AM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: rjp2005

Um...you'll find me.

And I'm not the only one. Almost every time I go, I see a fair number of women there.

Rosie and Oprah can kiss all our skinny butts!


28 posted on 12/07/2005 9:45:16 AM PST by JillValentine (A government that wants to ride in and save the day must be small enough not to crush the horse.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
I believe it is for men to brush up on their "skills".

I think I'll just practice on the real thing.

29 posted on 12/07/2005 9:46:47 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: cloud8
"...and reflect "the full range of the human condition," said Jason Della Rocca..."
Read: gay characters engaged in computer generated sex acts.
30 posted on 12/07/2005 9:47:00 AM PST by Ignatz (I misunderstood you correctly the first time.)
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To: cloud8
Lapis the cartoon bunny teaches how to reach orgasm by simulating the affect of pleasurable sensation.

Just what my wife needs...someone teaching her another way to simulate the affect of pleasurable sensation.

31 posted on 12/07/2005 9:51:37 AM PST by Sensei Ern (Now, IB4Z! http://trss.blogspot.com/ "Cowards cut and run. Heroes never do!")
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To: cloud8

Is there a sniper or medic in there?? (TFC PING)


32 posted on 12/07/2005 9:54:11 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: Sensei Ern

LOL - my thoughts


33 posted on 12/07/2005 9:56:50 AM PST by listenhillary ("Mainstream media" is creating it's own reality~everything sucks)
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To: exile
Chicks need a video game to figure that stuff out?

That or watch Oprah have a show about it

34 posted on 12/07/2005 9:59:45 AM PST by Mo1 (Message to Democrats .... We do not surrender and run from a fight !!)
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To: JillValentine

> ...a video game called Try to Score with Maureen Dowd, where the player will have to spend hours and hours pretending to admire her juvenile whining.

LOL I'd rather shoot things and blow stuff up :)

Hey Maureen, today it's your turn in the bunny suit...


35 posted on 12/07/2005 10:01:59 AM PST by cloud8
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To: cloud8

I downloaded the demo and tried it out. I didn't get it. Explains my problems with women I suppose. :) (wink)


36 posted on 12/07/2005 10:09:43 AM PST by spower
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To: JillValentine
I just wanted to say that I really like your 'conservative feminist' thing. And I want to compliment you on your posture, with your gun *and* with your mind! ;^)

As for this video game... the socialist liberal left seems to be obsessed with promiscuity, casual sex, sex with a friend of the same gender, sex with your dog, sex with any inanimate object, and now sex with a video game. They seem to be stuck in some kind of permanent pubescent sex fanatasy. Here's to hoping that someday, somehow, the left grows up and wakes up.

ps- Ok, I'll bite- where does your screen name come from? (See? People do read your profile)

37 posted on 12/07/2005 10:19:08 AM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: JillValentine

Ah, but what if you can shoot & blow stuff up *plus* have the bunny?


38 posted on 12/07/2005 10:44:28 AM PST by Starter
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To: cloud8
The sex-themed game development competition that Kelley won was inspired by public outcry over the so-called "Hot Coffee Mod," a downloadable patch created by hackers and released online this summer that unlocked pornographic scenes hidden in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

That is NOTHING compared to this....and no, it is NOT work safe. I AM NOT KIDDING!

39 posted on 12/07/2005 11:00:31 AM PST by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: cloud8

40 posted on 12/07/2005 12:46:28 PM PST by polymuser (Losing, like flooding, brings rats to the surface.)
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To: polymuser

LOL Pat the Bunny ;-)


41 posted on 12/07/2005 12:58:38 PM PST by cloud8
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To: Brian Mosely

LOL


42 posted on 12/07/2005 2:02:52 PM PST by CharlieOK1 (Ideally pacifism would be great, but only if you've got an army of non-pacifists to protect you)
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To: cloud8; Dashing Dasher; starfish923; Squantos; najida; hiredhand; patton; Eaker

playtime FYI.....


43 posted on 12/07/2005 2:06:23 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: JillValentine
I don't need some weird cartoon bunny to enjoy video games. I prefer the kind of video games where you get to shoot things and blow stuff up.

LOL!!!

That works for me!

Why are they treating us like idiots?

44 posted on 12/07/2005 2:26:00 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.)
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To: sit-rep

Sheesh...who'da thought? :-) I'll stick to Enemy Territory and paintball. :-)


45 posted on 12/07/2005 2:35:14 PM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Dash...I'd stay away from a woman who wanted to play a game like this.....it sounds pretty weired! ;-)


46 posted on 12/07/2005 2:38:40 PM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: hiredhand
I posted for the view point of the concept... Line the women up, and put 'em on a lie detector. Ask the question, "Which turns you on the most A or B?" and log the results. It would be interesting to analyse...

  

47 posted on 12/07/2005 2:49:26 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: sit-rep

At the VERY minimum it would be INTERESTING! :-)


48 posted on 12/07/2005 2:50:58 PM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: rjp2005

I know quite a few adult women that do play games, mostly MMORPG's but then, most of them have gamer husbands that gave them the bug..


49 posted on 12/07/2005 2:56:58 PM PST by Trampled by Lambs (I think, therefor I Zot!)
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To: cloud8

Players are supposed to give the rabbit a hand job?

That's just wrong.


50 posted on 12/07/2005 3:01:21 PM PST by Redcloak (We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singin' "whiskey for my men and beer for my horses!")
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