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Stripping Down the Nude Mod

Since the earliest 3-D videogames, enterprising players have found ways to slip their characters into something a little more comfortable. But will a lust for profit put an end to these expressions of adolescent curiosity? Brendan Main takes a closer look at the phenomenon of the nude mod.

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Great article, but the Nude Raider patch really did exist (there are screen shots to prove it). It was only for PC though.

BTW: I have not used it.

Nice article. And from now on, if anyone catches you watching naked ladies on the web you can just say "I'm researching for The Escapist!".

Good article.
And the whole Oblivion nude patch controversy pissed me off to no end.

Bah, I hate politicians...

And when can we expect your nude patch for tetris? You know, for "research".

oliveira8:
Nice article. And from now on, if anyone catches you watching naked ladies on the web you can just say "I'm researching for The Escapist!".

You mean people don't already do that?

Irridium:
Good article.
And the whole Oblivion nude patch controversy pissed me off to no end.

Bah, I hate politicians...

And when can we expect your nude patch for tetris? You know, for "research".

oliveira8:
Nice article. And from now on, if anyone catches you watching naked ladies on the web you can just say "I'm researching for The Escapist!".

You mean people don't already do that?

Not for The Escapist no.

Good article. One of the weirder nude patches I've heard of was one for one of the Colin McRae games... now seriosuly, someone was taking the piss there, I hope.

Jiggle physics, thats a good line actually, adding that one to the list of things to say

As long as the internet exists, I've got better ways to look at porn.

Also, if a mod can change a game's rating, why aren't all PC games rated for adults?

Good article, i also want your nude patch for tetris, for.... research...... of course.

oliveira8:
Nice article. And from now on, if anyone catches you watching naked ladies on the web you can just say "I'm researching for The Escapist!".

Hmm, better not, who knows maybe your partner (or parents) block the escapist from your Internet :P

Onyx Oblivion:
As long as the internet exists, I've got better ways to look at porn.

Also, if a mod can change a game's rating, why aren't all PC games rated for adults?

Because the skins the moders used were already in Oblivions codeing, just unreachable to the average gamer.

Cpu46:

Onyx Oblivion:
As long as the internet exists, I've got better ways to look at porn.

Also, if a mod can change a game's rating, why aren't all PC games rated for adults?

Because the skins the moders used were already in Oblivions codeing, just unreachable to the average gamer.

Well, that is totally Bethesda's fault, then.

Macgyvercas:
Great article, but the Nude Raider patch really did exist (there are screen shots to prove it). It was only for PC though.

BTW: I have not used it.

From the article: "The notion was popularized by an apocryphal cheat rumored to be in the original Tomb Raider, called "Nude Raider." It was complete fiction, but that didn't stop enterprising modders from turning their hand to the task. "

He's saying the cheat was fictional, not the later mod which actually accomplished it.

Nice article, bringing up something that is in the back of all true gamers minds - somewhere in the corner, tucked away discreetly, sometimes in plain sight.

Near the end was an interesting quest - "The stripper becomes the stripped and the viewer becomes the voyeur." Instead of being erotic or titillating to the player, eventually the avatar you play as simply becomes that - a model of nakedness, a nuisance, something that was interesting for a few minutes but soon lacks its appeal. You find yourself wanting to go back to your avatar (lets say Lara Croft, for example) dressing back up in, at least, a bikini - for reality's sake at least.

...Not that raiding tombs in a string bikini is realistic in the least, but neither is climbing down a hole with your breasts flopping around.

I had never known that piece of information about Oblivion. Its the same as GTA: San Andreas, and that eponymous Hot Coffee mod. Something that is hidden, and inaccessible without in-depth knowledge of game coding (i don't know the exact terminology), causing grief to the gaming community or the developers themselves. Its the same as Hillary Clinton walking into any random American house and charging the owner for illegal possession a gun, even though he'd bought it and locked it within a gun cabinet, hid the gun cabinet in a closet out of reach from small children and had it locked with a four-digit combination. Even though the owner of the firearm has done everything possible to keep it out of his child's hands, it cant stop someone from finding out and alerting the authorities - and then its up to the authorities to act accordingly.

If people think nudity in games are a problem, then they should think about nudity in movies, nudity in trashy romance novels (which is worse, in most cases), nudity in TV, even nudity in real life...

...I'd bet Hillary (or whoever has got the 'games are bad' hard-on these days) would jump all over a censor patch for real life. 'Blurred! Feel better in the school shower, nudist colony or awkward towel/doorknob incident in your packed house with Blurred!'

This was a great article and really makes you think about not only the evolution of gaming nudity but also how it does feel to be playing as those characters. There is little time while you are shooting zombies to be worried about Zoey's clothing or lack there of. I really enjoyed your take on the movement.

A great article, I enjoyed reading it.
And I must say that I think body mods for Oblivion outnumber other mods 10:1. I swear, why does there have to be so many to do that same thing?

which included, among other visual delights, a half-naked hippo. (Of course, as an optimist I would consider the hippo half-dressed.)

As an optimist, admittedly with obviously different goals, I'd consider the hippo half-naked.

good article , i always hated the blur patch , gives me nightmares ,i not a perv but with all the nudity on the internet and kids having access to it , it seems pointless to blur any nudity anymore , as for nudity being the norm , sooner or later it will happen

Good article BUT...

No Hot Coffee?

I would have thought that was the epitome of the article?

Chasmodius:

Macgyvercas:
Great article, but the Nude Raider patch really did exist (there are screen shots to prove it). It was only for PC though.

BTW: I have not used it.

From the article: "The notion was popularized by an apocryphal cheat rumored to be in the original Tomb Raider, called "Nude Raider." It was complete fiction, but that didn't stop enterprising modders from turning their hand to the task. "

He's saying the cheat was fictional, not the later mod which actually accomplished it.

Oh. well okay then.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Good article BUT...

No Hot Coffee?

I would have thought that was the epitome of the article?

I was surpirsed this was absent.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Good article BUT...

No Hot Coffee?

I would have thought that was the epitome of the article?

Given than the thrust of the article, and indeed the entire issue, is user created content; an unimplemented feature designed by the developers of the game, is a little outside its scope.

'Meh, I don't wanna buy it.'
'There's a naked patch.'
'A NEKKID PATCH?! I AM SO THERE!'

Sex sells, what can I say.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Good article BUT...

No Hot Coffee?

I would have thought that was the epitome of the article?

Hot Coffee was (in its first form) not a nude patch -- it was a rythm "sex" minigame where both participants were fully clothed.
The nude skins for it came only later.

Brendan Main:
And that might the heart of it. How can I ogle her when she's me?

Perfect, PERFECT, ending. i haven't really been interested in nude patches (the only one I ever was interested in was the one for Oblivion, and that was only because it pist me off I couldn't loot the undershirts - I didn't care about anything sexual, just had some sort of messed up idea for revenge... "If the developer can't get it right, than dammit, I will!") but, because I'm one of those gamers who tries to BE the character (absorbing his/her thoughts, emotions, ideas, situations, etc.), I suppose that it would sort of defeat the purpose.

Few people are asexual.

I lold at the message to your wife :')
Good article, nude game characters have never really intrested me because well, they dont look real.

Funny thing, it was only a few weeks ago when I started to modify Fallout 3 with mods from the Fallout Nexus. I sorted the list by 'most popular' to get the best gameplay-enhancing mods available, and what did I find? A bunch of nude patches. Huh.

To me, mods like that are there simply for laughs. Sure, I could create a female character and watch her explode the heads of raiders butt-ass-naked, but I'd find that more funny than arousing. It's a hell of a lot easier just to download porn if I wanted arousing.

Loved the article, never really understood the facination myself. Probably becuase sex wasn't a taboo topic in my house growing up.

To the signoff of your article I have to call shinanigans. The reason us Canadaians don't have the sexual "Oh no a nipple" additude of our southern siblings is becuase we know stripping down with someone is the best way to stay warm in our igloos.

To the signoff of your article I have to call shinanigans. The reason us Canadaians don't have the sexual "Oh no a nipple" additude of our southern siblings is becuase we know stripping down with someone is the best way to stay warm in our igloos.

Yeah, but you got to be careful not to get too steamy, otherwise the damn igloo starts to melt. Don't you hate it when the internal temperature goes above -30?

Slayer_2:

To the signoff of your article I have to call shinanigans. The reason us Canadaians don't have the sexual "Oh no a nipple" additude of our southern siblings is becuase we know stripping down with someone is the best way to stay warm in our igloos.

Yeah, but you got to be careful not to get too steamy, otherwise the damn igloo starts to melt. Don't you hate it when the internal temperature goes above -30?

Usually when it gets to that point I'm forced to make the moose wait outside.

Usually when it gets to that point I'm forced to make the moose wait outside.

And don't forget the beavers, those little rascals generate a lot of heat.

Well, worst comes to worst, you can always cozy up inside the steaming guts of a freshly-killed Tauntaun. And I thought they smelled bad on the outside!

Wait, is that Canada or is that Hoth? I...

I get confused sometimes.

Nudity.

Or, as I know it: another way for people to take over our lives with harmless things such as the human body.

It p*sses me off to no end that Nudity is banned in games, when every man and woman have sex organs anyway.

Logan Westbrook:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Good article BUT...

No Hot Coffee?

I would have thought that was the epitome of the article?

Given than the thrust of the article, and indeed the entire issue, is user created content; an unimplemented feature designed by the developers of the game, is a little outside its scope.

Also nowadays hot coffee seems to always be the focal point of topics like this. Feels like focusing on it after all the previous attention would be limiting to a fuller understanding :) .

I crave to see a "Nude Patch Fail-Hall of Shame."

True, the nude patches can be hilarious. I downloaded a Laura Croft patch for Dungeon Siege once. It was a lingerie patch instead of a nude one, & my warrior had become a swimsuit clad bouncing E-Cup & I was thinking that it was like watching Baywatch if the beach had been invaded by monsters.

The even funnier part is the amount of nude patches made by & used by girls, when we keep putting the blame on men for being the pervs.

Now what about reverse-nude patches. Can I make the already naked rabbity thing Max wear a tuxido?

Horrible brutal violance=A O K
Nudity=Bad
Sex=RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!

yea america is weird... I live in america, it is weird.

I can hear the soft sound of fapping in the distance...

Nude patches certainly are odd. Especially the L4D Zoey patch. It just looks...odd.

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