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The But You Screw One Goat! Episode
There are only two things that I want to mention in this installment, about the fourth episode of the series. The first is Des Blood, a series of sci-fi themed Hentai PC games. This episode actually shows two installments in the series - DB VR, which has action segments like that of a Survival Horror game, and Des Blood:The Race, a jokey Gaiden Game.

DB VR seems to have the combat and canted angles of a Survival Horror game, but it also has sexual segments. Unlike the game we talked about in the last installment, the characters in this game are very realistically rendered. In these first-person scenes, you have sex with the girls, but you can also use tools to help you fill up what I assume is their "arousal meter" in the upper right corner of the screen. You can even engage in a bit of bondage with a ball gag, if you're into that sort of thing.

I don't think that this is one of the more unpleasant Hentai games around (because otherwise, they wouldn't have shown it - right?), but there does seem to be a bit of... hesitancy on the part of the females. There's a sense that they don't feel like they deserve to participate in the pleasure that you're trying to experience with them. But that's just my interpretation.

Tellingly, in one of the clips (it may not have been from this episode, though), they show a part from one of the exploration segments of the game where the hero (presumably) can aim and shoot at a salesman behind a counter... to no effect. It's like a premonition of the NPCs that you couldn't shoot in Duke Nukem Forever.

But what of DB: The Race? It's not a straightforward racing game, but actually an on-foot racer, where you play as various girls from the Des Blood series. As you can probably assume, this looks really awkward and poorly done. The "tracks" are awful, and the women somehow reach speeds of up to 300 kph. It doesn't really look like they go that ludicrously fast.

That's not what makes the game infamous, though. High production values aren't entirely the point of porn. What makes this game infamous is - and I wouldn't have known if it weren't for X-Play back in the day - the frog character. A very large frog, that is actually one of the playable characters. And he has a beastiality sex scene with at least one of the girls.

The other thing that I wanted to talk about is a nonsensical ad for a Game Boy Advance game. It has a catchy theme song, and shows a man in a pig suit riding a bicycle. On one of his hooves, he carries a sliced pork dish called a tonkatsu. The plate rotates in an obvious use of stop-motion animation. The pig does curly-q 180s on the dirt road. Then, it shows some gameplay. It could be a Wario Ware type of game, a few of which are shown in the ad: a circuit connection game where you try to cook tonkatsu in the microwave, a match-three puzzler, and a tile-switching game where you try to help a little character get across platforms.

Next: The lonely tale of Poke-kun.
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