MMOrgy – Sex in Games Has a New Home

Slow news day today. Most interesting thing I’ve read was a post by Kotaku drawing attention to MMORGY, a new site focused on virtual sex in multiplayer games. “Porncraft” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

The phenomenon is neither new nor surprising, of course. The zillion-dollar question is: what will happen when game developers manage to transmit the feeling of sex, not just the visuals? Might not be as far off as people think… remember Sony’s non-invasive, brain-sensory patent? Good thing we’ll probably have perfected growing babies out of test tubes by then. We might need to.

PS. I read somewhere that porn-related queries account for 25% of search engine traffic in the US. I wonder if 25% (or more) of the content in games like Second Life will ultimately shift towards sex?

4 responses to “MMOrgy – Sex in Games Has a New Home

  1. Dude, I was just blogging about this after a related discussion over lunch when I saw your post as well. A fine excuse to send a shoutout… We need more people writing frankly about cybersex, cybermafias, and hijacking of ‘official’ game engines for the use of community subgroups; since this is a major part of how and why people gather online.

  2. Hey! Found your site through my Technorati account, just wanted to say thanks for the link! MMOrgy is on my network and I’m the technology writer there, have my hands too full with my other sites to deal with yet *another* blog :)

    Anyways, on your point about transmitting the feeling of sex… You might want to check out the other blog on our network, Slashdong.

    http://www.slashdong.org

    I actually do teledildonics (the fancy work for remote controlled sex) engineering projects, and we’ve already managed to get Second Life working with our toys..

    http://www.slashdong.org/content/projects/freesex_network/freesex_network.php

    It’s really crude (I built it in my first two days on SL, could make a million improvements now, but I’m busy on other things :/), but it’s a version of what you mentioned. So, we’re getting there, albeit very, very slowly.

  3. Lol great graphic for this article.

  4. I was just eating my lunch and came across this. I feel compelled to shoutout “We need more people writing frankly about cybersex, cybermafias, and hijacking of ‘official’ game engines for the use of community subgroups; since this is a major part of how and why people gather online.

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