It feels like video games got raunchier in 2015. More games tackled sex in novel ways this year, and many of the biggest controversies of 2015 revolved around nudity.
Oh, and lots of people continued to draw video game dicks in 2015, too. Some things never change.
Here’s a look back at the biggest sex stories of the year.
More than ever before, 2015 surprised me in the ways games handled sex. There was unicorn sex, virtual reality sex, and even shockingly honest depictions of romance in video games. It wasn’t all good, though. The fringes of video game sex were also startling and dark, in their own ways.
A Game About Finding Love and Sex Through an MMO
The Dark Side of Nintendo’s Miiverse
A Space Sex Game That's Surprisingly Good
Blow-Up Dolls Make VR Sex Worse
A Video Game About Scrubbing Naked Men in the Shower
A Game Where You Have Sex With Your Car
A Better Take on Video Game Sex
Sex and Sexuality in the Future of RPGs
No Sex Please, We're Gamers: Oculus Rift and The Future of Porn
I Tried VR Porn, and it Was Weird
The People Who Make Brutal Video Game Porn
VR Porn Has Made Some Progress With Breasts, at Least (NSFW)
Every Sex Scene in The Witcher 3
How Games Get Sexual Fetishism Wrong
How Games Fail (and Succeed) at Depicting Female Sexuality
Months Later, YouPorn's Pro Gaming Team Looks Kinda Dead
One of the biggest controversies of 2015 had to be censorship. I’m not certain that this was a particularly bad year for game alterations, but I do think the internet makes it easy to spot and talk about any changes made within a game. 2015 was just the year we started paying more attention to this stuff.
Koei Tecmo Finally Responds to Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Controversy
It's Complicated: Steam's Relationship With Sex
The Sex Games That Steam Censors (NSFW)
Atlus Making Four Cuts in Upcoming Game to Avoid an Adults-Only Rating (NSFW)
Why a Street Fighter "Butt Slap" Was Removed
From Japan, With Changes: The Endless Debate Over Video Game 'Censorship’
In lighter news, our communal obsession with dicks stayed strong in 2015.
The NSFW Creations of Besiege Players
Mortal Kombat Nut Punches Are Brutal
New Game is a Celebration of Dick Pics (NSFW)
Guy Spends Entire Splatoon Match Drawing Dicks, Still Wins
Maybe the New Smash Bros. Stage Wasn't Such a Great Idea
An Abridged History of Video Game Dicks
2015 had some fun with sexy video game stuff, too.
Welp, Dead or Alive 5 on PC Has Nudity Mods
Thousands of People Have Watched Leaked Fallout 4 Footage On Pornhub
Excerpts From an Erotic Shadow the Hedgehog/Borderlands Fan Fiction
I Filmed A Sonic The Hedgehog Orgy
Sex: The Kotaku Review