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I thought it would be interesting to write about sex and relationships in Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS lite and PSP games. I'll also touch on other areas like how women are portrayed, gender roles, and being gay.

I'll be looking at new games as they are released, as well as looking back at some notable older ones which are already on the shelves. You'd be surprised what you learn over a game of Play Video Poker Online. Read more about me.

I have never played a game quite like Nier before. But it took a while for me to realise what exactly that meant. Characters, relationships and story overtake its gameplay mechanics, and invite us to intrude on the painful loss of intimacy between a father and his sick daughter... read now

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Ms Splosion Man may be pink but is no more intimate than her masculine counterpart. The same formula is fun for a while, but in the end I went looking for interesting characters and conversations elsewhere... read now

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Oblivion is a timely reminder of the intimate experience a role play game generates. How I felt about the game mirrored Oblivion's complex character relationships, but like real life these were at times slippery and contradictory... read now

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow creates relationships with a sense of ambivalence. In a see of classic character traits and Greek types, if the intimacy on display here is intended, Capcom are to be roundly congratulated... read now

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Deus Ex Human Revolution is full of words, full of people speaking. But more than these conversations it was the sense of tragedy and loss of truth that really hooked my heart... read now

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Mass Effect 2 creates some wonderfully intimate moments with the spoken word. As we look forward to a voice controlled Kinect Mass Effect 3, I wanted to revisit the conversations I have had in Mass Effect 2 and find out why they meant so much to me... read now

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Assassin's Creed II is everything I hoped it would be. I thoroughly enjoyed the game, but where was all the sex we'd been promised? We might not get to see that kind of action, but fortunately what remains is a fantastic game on the PS3, 360 and PC... read now

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After four years waiting, Final Fantasy XIII was a sad disappointment. Not just because of the linear gameplay and lack of towns to explore, but because there was no real romance... read now

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The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity adds rom-com cliche to its platforming gameplay on the DS. Romantic missteps aside, although I enjoyed the gameplay for a while, no saving resulted in too much repetition for me... read now

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After playing Bayonetta I'm a little mystified as to how it's got such universal acclaim. Although by no means a bad game, it's dated and has plenty of flaws. I also found myself uncomfortable with some of the game's content -- and trust me, that takes a lot... read now

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