Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Leisure Suit Larry Lives Again!

Remarkably, Activision is reviving the long-defunct Leisure Suit Larry franchise. For those who don't remember the 1990s, LSL was a tongue-in-cheek game where the titular character tried to score with women.

A couple of years ago, I was talking with an old friend about the killer app of pornographic MMOPRGs, but we concluded that graphical sophistication just wasn't sufficient. Not many men are desperate enough to derive titillation from pixelated or polygonal women.

However, I'm sure that within a few years, we will have that level of graphical sophistication, which scares the heck out of me. To quote Scott Adams, "the holodeck will be society's last invention." As the quality of graphics increases, and the sophistication of MMORPGs rises, we are rapidly approaching the point where real life just won't be able to compete.

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