Saturday, 6 March 2010

Porn & Pong, 100 word review


 

Intriguing look at the narrative of sexual content in video games against the backdrop of wider Western culture and its changing attitude to pornography via video recorders, reality TV, Prince and Will & Grace, among others. Porn & Pong is light on penetrating analysis but very approachable and well researched, although sometimes Brown seems too ready to read significance into sales figures, stating them as if they prove a point (other than the obvious ‘sex sells’). The proofing is a little sloppy, while too much space is afforded to the execrable Leisure Suit Larry games and Dead or Alive’s bouncing boob technology.

1 comment:

Damon said...

Thanks for the review, Jon! I agree with some of your feedback and respect all of it.

I'm still continuing the Porn & Pong discussion as a journalist and blogger, and I encourage you to check out my daily posts as I work on appropriate follow-up books to the original.

Damon Brown
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