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Submitted by skyward 620d ago | news

Hitman: Absolution Artist Reveals Stunning, NSFW Character Renders

NowGamer: Agent 47 and friends are the subject of a new CG character gallery from former character lead Tom Isaksen. (Culture, Hitman: Absolution, IO Interactive, PC, PS3, Tech, Xbox 360)

chukamachine  +   620d ago
faces are like men in drag,lol
Slugg3r  +   620d ago
Following the tradition. There was always something in the females of Hitman games that wasn't quite right.
SilentNegotiator  +   620d ago
The redhead looks....passable. But the "NSFW" pics.....well, I think I'm glad they weren't TOO NSFW.
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thorstein  +   620d ago
Sincerely... and no sexy nuns but now we have *ahem* tranny nurses.

Great job at giving in to pressure from people who WON'T buy the game in first place. Saints Row has a dildo bat, but oooohh nooooo we can't have hitwomen dressed as nuns. /s
SilentNegotiator  +   620d ago
@thorstein

Another person who doesn't understand the controversy, I see.

The issue was with the gratuitousness and lack of context in the original video. Women appeared, took their clothes off, and were killed in violent ways. That doesn't represent the game well and it features incredibly primal, overly simple thrills. It lacked context and the studio even admitted themselves that it lacked context and made changes to the game to make sure it did.

"We learned from the trailer that we really needed to give these characters some context and some backstory. We're working within the game - within that level - to build these characters up before you meet them. That way you know what you're getting and you aren't put off by them."
--blystad

The "whining" lead to an improved game.
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BozoLoco  +   620d ago
@SilentNegotiator It led to an improved game?

How? Elaborate. And from a mechanic, engaging standpoint, not from an ideological, morality standpoint.
thorstein  +   620d ago
@Silent Far smarter people than you or I have said much about such things:

"Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but, unlike charity, it should end there."
Clare Booth Luce

"There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches." -(the late great) Ray Bradbury

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost."

Thomas Jefferson

The point is, it is censorship, be it by an authority or by kowtowing to a outspoken minority group. My statement was that they bowed to pressures from a group that never would have purchased it in the first place.

You claim that it is now a better game. How do you know that? Did you have an alpha build of the original? And now you have a preview copy? The retail version isn't available until 11/20. How is it that you are privy to information the rest of the gaming public and journalism has not put its hands on?
SilentNegotiator  +   615d ago
They ADDED CONTEXT. They didn't censor anything.

The developers themselves said that the scene lacked context and went back and added story to make sure the scene made sense and the characters were understood.

You guys don't understand the issue and I even tried to explain it. All you guys did was type out tropes about censorship and morality, when even by the developer's words the issue was context.

Rude, rude, ignorant people.
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thorstein  +   615d ago
This is from the Devs:
"The nun characters did "fit" the Hitman universe, Blystad argued, explaining that previous games have always been "colourful and cartoony".

"The Saints fit into that somewhere, but it is a more extreme level in the game than others."

And, with the changes in place, developer IO Interactive does not expect any further fallout from the footage."

And with the changes in place. Censorship -the suppression of words, images, or ideas

The key word being suppression. It doesn't necessarily mean elimination. IE Manhunt 2 was censored when Rockstar suppressed the images of the most brutal kills.

As I said in a PM, I am not trying to be snarky about the definition, silent. I don't think you understand what it means.
badz149  +   620d ago
OMG!!
my eyes!!
jb1276  +   620d ago
Pic of that one girl reminds me of Charlie Murphy's Hollywood Stories...

"one eye was on me.... the other was on Rick" XD
ThanatosDMC  +   620d ago
At first, i doubted you, but i clicked and immediately closed the tab. I'm sorry...
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crxss  +   620d ago
oh gawd thanks for the warning. *puke*
showtimefolks  +   620d ago
Everyone i spoke to about this game says the same thing either this will be the best hitman game to date or it will suck. There is no middle ground.

I do hope this turn out to be great game because hitman is a very under rated and under appreciated series,

SE have 2 huge reboots. Tomb raider and hitman
bozebo  +   620d ago
They said it's a change from the usual, so in my mind that makes it suck - because it isn't really Hitman anymore (and the x-ray vision and stuff, wtf?). Still, it could be a great game otherwise.

It involves Enix, so don't expect much.
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attilayavuzer  +   620d ago
Can't believe this is still ahead of all the GTA V articles...
knowyourstuff  +   620d ago
Right, becase nobody knows men in drag quite like chukamachine.
-Mika-  +   620d ago
SMH, Now watch this become a top news article. Sigh... The n4g community needs to get out more.
DragonKnight  +   620d ago
Do you really think that people who go out what you would consider a sufficient amount of times are dead and stop looking at hot people? They don't you know. It's just biology.
Bimkoblerutso  +   620d ago
This time I wish my biology would have just shut the hell up.
attilayavuzer  +   619d ago
But it's not "hot people", it's awkward cg models
DragonKnight  +   619d ago
The point is that Mika believes that n4g is filled with sexually starved outcasts and thus news like this always reaches high degrees for that reason. It's an implication that people who "have lives" or "go out" wouldn't be inclined to look at things like these. Sorry, but it doesn't work like that. Whether it be sexually suggestive writing, or full on nudity, everyone will pay attention unless they are asexual. It's biology.
Omnislash  +   619d ago
Shes basically calling us basement dweller, kissless virgins that get too excited over news of hot CG rendered video game girls...

I guess we should all go fist pumping and have sex with random leather couch girls from the jersey shore so we wont be looking at these character renders and make it a top news article.
BioDio  +   620d ago
You've seen AND commented this article... so.. by your way of thinking... you need to get out more =/
KiRBY3000  +   620d ago
they look like aliens.
SilentNegotiator  +   620d ago
1) You comment in like, all of these articles.

2) Getting out has nothing to do with anything....people don't get bored of looking at attractive people (even though these happen to be horrendously disappointing and ugly) just because they get out.
Hicken  +   620d ago
I have to wonder if you're some sort of Puritan who somehow got a computer, as what you have to say about this stuff is... ignorant, at best.

On topic, the renders look pretty freakin good from a graphical standpoint. Don't know how bikinis are NSFW, though.
Ducky  +   620d ago
Bikini's are usually not valid work-appropriate attire. For some employees (such as those involved in construction work, assassinations or cooking) bikinis can indeed be unsafe for work. Thus the precautionary tag.
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J86blum  +   620d ago
The models look down to earth, not huge breast like in alot of games. and the faces dont like men in drag, they look like natural women, not hyper-stylized.
2pacalypsenow  +   620d ago
Yeah compared to Blood money they learned cuz that game all women where DD's and huge asses
CaptCalvin  +   620d ago
Just like how agent 47 is bald with a bar code on the back of his head, and always wears a suit with a bright red tie, because its super inconspicuous and is how all assassins would look to blend in with surroundings when they carry out hit right?

I like some of my games to be hyper stylized thank you very much, especially the ones that are MEANT to be hyper stylized. There are enough down to earth women down here on earth.
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CrazyRap  +   620d ago
Ugly as f*#@
strigoi814  +   620d ago
Those women are supposed to look like women..but this are like men dressed up to be a women..
Captain Qwark 9  +   620d ago
yeah they are flipping gross lol
crazysammy  +   620d ago
That nurse is a dude.
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kriauciuniux  +   620d ago
Holly shit, the last guy is egzactly like me.
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DavidMacDougall  +   620d ago
Thats so funny, have the people who made these ever seen a womens face?
memots  +   620d ago
wth
stuntman_mike  +   620d ago
the blonde one has a Five o'clock shadow.
pwneddemocrat  +   620d ago
Oh my oh my
aliengmr  +   620d ago
They look pretty good for being low poly. Textures are good but could be better. I can't help but think there is something slightly off about them. Might be the low-poly count, or just the actual design choices (like choice of colors).

That's just me being nit-picky though. Its far better work than I can do.
Bathyj  +   620d ago
Hmmm, slutty, yeah, but hardly stunning.
paydayp  +   620d ago
the only thing that can stand up to the GTA info on hottest of the day/moment is with NSFW tag :)
jc48573  +   620d ago
wow, here I thought people would never complain about how the girls looked in video games. cough Gears of War cough ugly as hell cough cough*
Enigma_2099  +   620d ago
Well, I can totally see how this was necessary for the game.[/sarcasm]
violents  +   620d ago
The girls faces look a little down syndromy but the rest look pretty damn good.

And how is this not suitable for work, there's no nudity. Its not like its porn or something.
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Orionsangel  +   620d ago
You can have the best graphics ever but are the females attractive looking? No.
Yukicore  +   617d ago
Just photo-shop a paper bag on their faces and enjoy.

I agree, the faces are just not attractive at all.

Actually you'd have to do a lower and upper body swap.

Chest from girl on the left and bottom from the one on the right.

They really should have done better job on these girls, but not a bad start. Bewbies should have been bigger and longer hair preferably.
gemugurl  +   620d ago
As a girl, I really dont see how guys can find video game characters "hot". Its kinda insulting...
violents  +   620d ago
Most of these comments say they don't. However just because its not a picture of a real woman doesn't mean you cant think an image of a woman is attractive, be it real or not I suppose.
gtr_loh  +   620d ago
heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeey sexy lady

These renders are really good. Might even persuade me to buy Hitman at launch ;)
Ricdog  +   620d ago
Could have been better, but oh well. Hitman girls have always been a little weird.

Glad to see a real man's game like Hitman being released. At least I will have a real stealth assassination game to play, while all others can settle for their AC3 crap. LOL
chobit_A5HL3Y  +   620d ago
those aren't women, that's agent 47 in disguise ;]
PureSophistry  +   620d ago
Having played the game- booby graphics are just OUTRAGEOUS
HarryPS3  +   620d ago
Just 11 days left to go!!!
Yukicore  +   617d ago
Just? It's 1 fucking long week and 1 extra long and painful day...

But at least I know that it's worth the wait. :)
HarryPS3  +   616d ago
Setting it off to the six years it has been, eleven days is nothing :D P.S. Now it's just 8!
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Valenka  +   617d ago
Does anyone think the girl in the silver bikini looks like the female villain in The Getaway?

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