The history of sex in video games is... not so sexy. Cara Ellison's "Gloriously Stupid History Of Sex In Games" feature on Vice looks back on the early days of sex in games, all the way up to the present. And you thought Custer's Revenge was a travesty. It gets worse—but also thankfully better.
Leisure Suit Larry may not have exactly stood the test of time in terms of sheer staying power, but the series of famously salacious adventure games will always be remembered fondly for being some of the first major titles to broach topics like sex and human intimacy on their own sloppy terms. Norwegian DJ Todd Terje…
Last year, the future looked unexpectedly bright for Leisure Suit Larry. This year, however, the creator of the original 1987 classic PC game has told Kotaku that he's resigned from the publisher who brought Larry back to the public. In fact, Al Lowe may not be involved in the future of gaming's iconic loser lothario…
Sex was gross, unknowable and weird. Yet, for some reason, I was supposed to want it. These were the lessons I learned from Leisure Suit Larry way back when, which I had no business playing as a teenager. In 2013, the updated sex/comedy game still feels like something I shouldn't be experiencing. But, this time, it’s…
Bars, clubs and noisy taverns are always crucial locations in a story-driven game. They are save points, places where we can sell useless stuff from our inventory, gather information, meet a key character, or just simply get into trouble.
Lewd adventure game Leisure Suit Larry and the funny parody DLC Quest are among the latest batch of Steam Greenlight games, announced by Valve today.
Not long ago I had the pleasure of having a long talk with one of my all time favorite game designers, Al Lowe. The godfather of sleazy adventure gaming had plenty to say about the past, present and future of his famous polyester protagonist, but also had some very interesting thoughts about the way we protect our…
Yesterday, Al Lowe told me a dirty joke.
Turns out not everybody is Tim Schafer.
The guy on the left is Al Lowe, adventure game pioneer and lead creative force behind the Leisure Suit Larry games. The guy on the right is Tim Schafer, adventure game pioneer and lead creative force behind Day of the Tentacle and other LucasArts classics.
Al Lowe, creator of the lecherous adventure game series, has started a Kickstarter to develop a "Reloaded" edition of the original Leisure Suit Larry. They hope to raise $500,000 and release the game for PC, consoles and mobile. [Kickstarter]
Leisure Suit Larry will return, no in glorious, extra-titillating high-definition, next year, thanks to the people at Replay Games. The remake of Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards is coming to everything, just the start of a planned Larry revival.
A copy of the On-Line Systems' 1981 Apple II game Softporn Adventure is about to sell on eBay, and you could still be the one to walk off with it!
These days, if you're stuck in a game, you hit the internet. YouTube and GameFAQs are your best friends. Back in the 1990s, things weren't so simple!
Though the front of Sarien.net still says the site hosting classic Sierra PC games has gone dark, its owner, Martin Kool, says that it's secured permission from Activision and will "become an authorized game portal with a bright future."
Alright Ashcraft. I'll see your Japanese schoolgirl drumming and raise you a one-man band, who is named after a classic 80's/90's adventure game series from Sierra.
There once was a time, before closures, before Lucasarts, when the name "Sierra" meant premium PC adventure gaming. Those days are, sadly, long gone. But they will not be forgotten!