It's a story GamePolitics passed on more than a month ago and, to be honest, we're still not sure how much ink the user-modified topless female characters in Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion deserve. On April 2nd a source we know and trust pointed us to the patch at Adult Game Reviews definitely not safe for work. Maeyanie's comments to the file seem to place responsibility for the creation of the breasts in question with the developer: " In the process of trying to create a nude skin for Oblivion, I found Bethesda had already done all the work for me.
The follow was a news item relating to controversy surrounding the discovery of 'naked' character skins in Oblivion. The ESRB recommended that these 'omissions' be fixed, presumably by painting out the offending 'breast' area of female characters as shown below. The default image used by the game.
This must be willfull ignorance. Despite the fact that "public nudity" and scanty clothing is becoming more accepted, American culture is stull much less comfortable with it than they are with good old fashioned violence. Witness the fact that all forms of entertainment recieve higher ratings for sexual content and nudity than they do for violence, such as the game mentioned in this article.
When The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion blew past its tenth anniversary last year, I remember thinking that it felt like just yesterday I was playing it for the first time. If you fancied your chances being a high-fantasy Lara Croft, you could raid tombs and dungeons for artifacts. Become a vampire, a ghostbuster, or spend your days fighting demons.
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With that, I began to start loading up some of the games I couldn't run with full graphic eye candy and just started maxing things. Some of the games are taking on a whole new life for me. With S.