Fallout: New Vegas was destined to be a mature game, but nobody expected it to be so mature that even robots would be going at it.
The ESRB is requiring that robots be at least 17 years old to purchase Fallout: New Vegas due to the game including a sequence featuring robot sex. The sequence was outed by another great ESRB rating description found on the association's website.
The description says that Fallout: New Vegas is an "action role-playing game, set in a post-apocalyptic Mojave Desert, in which players assume the role of a survivor hero who investigates a mystery and performs a series of quests." Sounds like just what it should be so far.
Players will "use chainsaws, laser rifles, knives, and sledgehammers to kill enemies," engaging in combat that can be "frenetic and intense" with "depictions of dismemberment, blood spray, and blood trails." A little gross, but still what we expect from New Vegas.
Then a later portion reads: "There is also an extended sequence suggesting (no depiction) sexual activity with a robot." Oh ... okay then. Players encounter both male and female prostitutes and engage in actions with them while the screen fades to black, but there is apparently also a third choice in New Vegas. Players hear the robot say: "Fisto reporting for duty ... Please assume the position," and "I suppose I should test you out ... Servos active!" A character aware of the robot coitus says there is "Something wrong with someone if they got to f**k a machine."
It's good to see that the classic Fallout-style sense of humor is still progressing into New Vegas, but once again I'm a little saddened to have this hilarious sequence spoiled by the ESRB. However, I suppose it's a good thing that parents know what's in the game so they can educate their kids about the dangers of a physical relationship with a robot. We don't want kids, or anyone, trying out the practice for themselves without being safe.