Sex. Sexy sex. The place of it in games is something of a hot button issue in the industry right now, but more often than not when we do decide to discuss digital coupling, we keep returning to the very worst examples of it. Personally I'd love to see a bit more of the old rough n' tumble in games as a whole, but is it too much to ask that, if we're going to Do It, we at least do it right?
Wolfenstein: The New Order topped the charts recently with its robo-Nazi take on what would have happened if things went differently in World War 2, but Machine Games was hardly the first developer to rewrite history books in search of a premise.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is the first title in the series to be granted an official release in Germany - not surprising, really, when you consider that the use of Nazi imagery and slogans has been restricted in the country for over 60 years.
We've discovered a sneaky Easter egg hidden in Wolfenstein: The New Order that allows you to play some of the series' 22-year-old classic Wolfenstein 3D, re-made in the game's engine.
Hi Eurogamers! Welcome to your weekly dispatch from outsidexbox.com. It has been a war-themed week and, as Fallout has it, war never changes - except in video games, where it changes all the time. You probably think you know who won the Second World War, for example. Not so, according to Wolfenstein: The New Order.
I don't think Machine Games' Wolfenstein: The New Order is the first game to be inspired by Quentin Tarantino - let's not forget the Reservoir Dogs tie-in game (actually, let's) - but it's certainly one of the most brazen. Taking the slightly kitsch tone of Inglorious Basterds, Wolfenstein: The New Order takes its own peculiar brand of irreverent melodrama to an alternate history that carries lurid shades of Phil Dick's Man in the High Castle.