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June 24th, 2013, 20:01
I hope no game developer spends any more resources on putting sex in their game. Every attempt I've experienced has been god awful awkward and ludicrous. Tasteful/romantic does not mesh with gaming developers for some reason
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June 24th, 2013, 20:10
@Trasher -> yep - awful awkward and/or a clumsy try to enhance the sales figures.
There are a few good exceptions, but there are very rare - it's such a shame.

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June 24th, 2013, 22:11
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Tasteful/romantic does not mesh with gaming developers for some reason
Casanovas excelling in the art of seduction, in social skills, work in areas where they'll meet women. Exit game development.

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June 24th, 2013, 22:13
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I can imagine to play a game like this with you - would be hilarious
Hilarious? Time with me, hilarious? Hm. Not the sort of compliment Casanova would make… Your job's in the game development industry, by any chance?

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June 24th, 2013, 22:16
haha, yeah geekdom doesn't equal sexy…. usually.
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June 24th, 2013, 22:26
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Hilarious? Time with me, hilarious? Hm. Not the sort of compliment Casanova would make… Your job's in the game development industry, by any chance?
Worse - I'm a system analyst, mathematician & database developer in the chemical industry - no joke!

My romance skill is on par with Data of the Enterprise…

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June 24th, 2013, 22:30
It depends on the chemicals.
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June 25th, 2013, 07:39
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Worse - I'm a system analyst, mathematician & database developer in the chemical industry - no joke!

My romance skill is on par with Data of the Enterprise…
As I recall, Data got a lot more lucky than you'd expect
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June 25th, 2013, 12:56
I can imagine quite a lot in the chemical industry. Perhaps that's because my home town has a massive chemical plant.
Chemistry was once almost a hobby of mine - until I found out that it is very calculations-heavy. Then, my interest dropped considerably, simply because of my slight dyscalculia.
Without my dyscalculia, I'd perhaps be working in a chemical plant nowadays, too.

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June 25th, 2013, 16:10
why are you guys talking about chemicals when the topic is sexuality?

oh right… I'm not in that age group.

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June 25th, 2013, 16:37
Still astounding the relatively low number of women working in the natural science department, meanwhile the number of men working in the social department is relatively low, too.

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June 25th, 2013, 18:39
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why are you guys talking about chemicals when the topic is sexuality?

oh right… I'm not in that age group.
Young Padawan - you have much to learn
Chemicals can affect all men - young and old:

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June 25th, 2013, 18:42
I'm on the safe side, I don't eat cash-register receipts.

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June 25th, 2013, 18:46
So thankful that medical insurance pays for old farts who need help in this area, but God forbid contraception.
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