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Friday, March 19, 2004

ACCIDENTAL VIDEOGAME PORN
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We all know videogames are tools of the devil. They make you twitchy, nervous, violent and disrespectful toward your parents. Of late, they've even been accused of killing TV ratings. Evil, I tells ya.

The pixelated violence has been a given. But sexually explicit images? Yup, those game designers are one filthy lot, and they've been demonstrating that ever since the days of the infamous "Custer's Revenge" on the Atari 2600. Some people, particularly those at Berkeley, choose to believe that all those examples of joystick porn is accidental; but I say, a wink is as good as a nod to a blind man. Whatever that means.

The image above, by the way, is from 1989's "Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode", for the NES. Secret-agent-man Golgo has come a long way since then; these days, he's fighting against international currency fluctuation plots.