A simple and fun article highlighting the real women behind games and the game industry. Not just pictures in a magazine, what these women have accomplished so early in life can be the envy of anyone, man or woman
Oliva Munn really just needs to get naked already.
that's what make her respectable. She can be a tease all she wants but the fact that she doesn't pose nude and has a career is why i put her in :)
Personally I think she's a tad too crude and boorish to be respectable. I find somebody like Jade Raymond to be much more respectable because even though she's stunningly pretty, she doesn't feel the need to flash her body and talk like a frat boy to get attention. Pardon my language but I think it's kinda disgraceful how the only reason we know who these women are is because they flash their t*ts. Is it a law that states that if you're a woman in gaming you've gotta show some t&a? Same for Morgan Webb, even though she's not on the list. I'm not a prude, they just kinda feed the stereotype that gamers are drooling, sex-less virgins. Don't get me wrong, I'd bed them in a heartbeat because they're attractive women. I just think they kinda put gaming in a tacky light and as gamers who are always trying to bring more women into the hobby, we should have some higher standards.
i dunno, posing half naked with game characters and licking lots of gaming consoles just dosent seem that sexy, maybe they should stick to kicking ass online and nothing more, that if they really are gamers . and yes i agree with yewles1, no amy hening = fail, this woman was behind legacy of kain and uncharted, comon.
"highlighting the REAL women????"...say what?? last time i checked Munn embarrassed the hell out of herself at E3...what is it that people find special about her besides the show she hosts on G4TV? does anyone have a video of her playing some games, or how about her reviewing some games? any articles from her on the gaming industry? i would really like to know...if anyone has links please do provide them to me...the only one on that list that deserves to be there is Raymond, she's actually been involved in game development...the other 3 sell due to sex...hell if Brad Pitt went and took a picture of himself kissing a DS3 or 360 controller, would we be calling him the next pioneer in gaming
How is Olivia Munn a pioneer in gaming when she said that her weakness was gaming? Retarded article.
i don't know what it is about oliva munn but she makes me melt.
I thought this was about women who did something to pioneer the gaming world. Didn't realize. Should of been titled HOT GAMING INDUSTRY GIRLS. I was thinking more of Sherry McKenna, VP from Oddworld, or the senior executives of MX vs ATV or Uncharted. They are women who improve the industry. Olivia Munn is an embarrassment and made a fool of herself at E3. I would of fired her. Being pretty isn't an excuse to be a retard. Which, slightly of topic, is why I hate G4 for firing all their hosts with degrees for hot idiots.
I would have added "Choco", a female Street Fighter 4 player. She single handedly handed Mago, who at the time was considered one of the baddest ever players in Japan, his ass to himself on a silver platter. And what she did to beat him was absolutely insane.
Why didn't they call it Jade Raymond and 3 talentless flesh peddlers. The fact that Amy Hennig isn't on the list clearly defines this article was really written by a pubescent 14 year old. As far as Olivia Munn being above any woman that gets naked for a living that is a load of tripe. First there is nothing wrong with that for a career choice. But don't kid yourself. Munn is selling herself in the same manner as those women. Keeping three small areas of flesh covered doesn't alter the fact that she is hawking her physical wares for money. If anything the women that drop everything are more honest about their life whereas that imbecile Munn is walking around in an illusion.
Totally agree morganfell I'm just wondering why they picked Olivia Munn when she know nothing about gaming and not Morgan Web who knows 10xs more than Olivia she may not be the best at what she does but you still can't leave her out over someone who is just some eye candy to keep people watching something.
Notice how only one of them are involved in the actual CREATION of games. And even her involvement is quite questionable.
What a joke article. Jade Raymond is the only appropriate entry on the list. The other 3 are Barbies. Replace them with Amy Hennig, Morgan Webb and perhaps the lesser-known Kim Swift (creator of Portal), and you've got a respectable list. Olivia Munn can't even follow a script about gaming without looking clueless.
lol @ "doesn't pose nude". Include her for a myriad of reasons, but please not *this* one with *that* picture on the story. You may not be able to quite see her nipples or the good china, but the woman is half naked splayed for the camera. That image doesn't scream "pioneer" so much as "Brazilian". ;)
For sure, she is the ULTIMATE girl-gamer role model that's why she is first. No one can compare to her hands down. But like her or not, i know a lot of people don't, Olivia has carved a huge niche for other girls to get into cross-genre game coverage, one that doesn't require nudity, fake sex scenes in movies or being a socialite. Its still a fan base with her not a celebrity really and that's something to be admired.
What are you talking about? Olivia Munn is an attention *****, who knew almost nothing about videogames when she started on G4TV. She replaced some of the girls who actually knew something about gaming and the reason is not very hard to figure out. She is NOT a role model by any means, she`s eye candy that along the way got educated about videogames. She is not a pioneer, the woman who directed Uncharted 2 is more of a pioneer or that crazy chick who works for Nintendo. Sex is nothing new. Look at the pic that`s why she`s famous and that`s why people will come to this artical.
Crickets0: U are hot.
You have got to be trolling Crickets
WOW i thought i had seen some FAIL lists but the title should read. Ho's in gaming, every single one of them could be replaced by a potted plant and the gaming industry would be none the dimmer. Raymond is the only one who actually has any status and the attention she got wasn't her fault. Pioneers of sausage eating, you searats need to get some new idols. And if you want to get hits post some cosplayers that make their own outfits least you know they are otaku and HOT :P
@Crickets0 Come on man! Olivia is my absolute favorite. She is truly funny and sexy as hell. I like all of them to be honest however, they all should do some motion controlling in bikinis or less on video and post it. Now, Sarah is cute and you're on the radar hun.
I agree she is really hot.
This list is full of fail for not even including people like Carol Shaw and Dona Bailey, they were by the very definition pioneers in the industry. Take this list for example, http://classicgames.about.c... And three of the four on this list aren't even game developers yet the opening paragraph talks about creating game worlds.
@Elven6 I agree with you completely. That is an awesome list.
Girls that are bone thin should not take their clothes off. (for the camera) These women are respectable and have done alot for the industry. Theres no need for them to do lingerie shoots. But I guess that ship has already sailed. Good article though.
No mention of Amy Hennig = FAIL!!!
Whilst I agree entirely what with the Success of NaughtDog's Uncharted franhise and all, I think this list is to appeal more for the, lets say; "TITS or GTFO" crowd. IMO, Chobot, Munn and Mackay are nothing more than eye-candy presenters, whereas Jade Raymond has actually done somethhing worthwile, which was back the brilliant new IP known as Assassins Creed. But alas, gamers alike took this beutiful, intelligent women into a sexual joke.
There's a woman who works at Naughty Dog who if I'm not mistaken is the lead creative designer or whatever. She was the one in the videos talking about the game. I know she's not very physically attractive, but doesn't she deserve to be on this list more than Olivia Munn, who is about as smart as a banana?
Scientists have confirmed Bananas have a higher IQ and is actually benefitial to your health
Jade Raymond is the cutest thing I've ever seen. She's one of those girls that can make you smile when she smiles.
olivia munn, one of the most annoying pieces of eyecandy around
Jade Raymond is the real deal. The others are just hosts. In the work place how many people do you know that do their job for a living and actually love it as a hobby. I'm sure the other three go home and say "I don't want to see another video game until work tomorrow", they then meet up with their little social network of friends and discuss and make fun of people that game and get worked up over whether console a/game a is better than console b/game b. Jade may get tired of programming, development and all. But at least before she was well known, she began originally being interested in the notion of software programming and development. The others all just looked good on camera and were offered nice sweet pay packages and I can tell you for sure they will jump ship if an offer to host some lifestyle/holiday show comes up. I could be wrong. But have we actually seen any articles on them actually knowing what they are talking about without having to read off a script? And I agree with SOAD who mentioned it earlier. The Naughty Dog woman though not attractive is another true pioneer of gaming. She is brilliant.
That's a pioneer alright.
What about Morgan Webb
i can think of 2 women at G4 that better fit the list then Munn. Webb and Abbie Heppe are both attractive, one of the standards the writer was looking at, and they both are actual gamers.
Am I the only one who thinks PSN Pulse's Christina Lee is good looking? Agree or Disagree.
I'd love to get me some Jessica Chobot ;)
not sure how munn made this list over morgan webb. webb may come off a lil snobby at times but then again at one point and time every gamer has. quite honestly outside of jade raymond none of those girls have done anything remotely worthwhile except take pics in a bikini with a controller in hand..... also on a side note. I follow females on twitter who actually work on games at EA, Epic, WB games, just to name a few and many of em look just as hot if not hotter than 90% of this list. Actually talk games without the need for a reader board and know what they are talking about. Hell Tanya Jessen producer at epic actually looks hot, works on games, and is from Raleigh NC (shameless carolina plug)
Olivia Munn is pioneering video-game landscape? She's not even a gamer. She's a funny Booth Babe. I can't believe there was no mention what so ever of Morgan Webb. She's been on G4 for .. forever, and actually plays games. Ridic.
Morgan Webb should of definitely been on that list
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Amy Hennig should be at the top of any legitimate list, although this list obviously is far from that. I think many have the wrong idea about Jade Raymond. She has a computer science degree from McGill University, which is an excellent university, is bilingual, and began as a programmer. She is quite bright and seems like a very pleasant person. Most people know her because she is unusually attractive, but she's a lot more than a pretty face. She's nothing like the other women on this list.
Where the heck is Amy Hennig on this list? I'd say she's easily number one. And also, Olivia Munn... I dunno, she's more looks than anything and, in my opinion, hasn't done a ton to move gaming forward.
These women aren't pioneers, pioneers would be Roberta Willams (King's Quest/Sierra cofounder), Jane Jensen (creator of the Gabriel Knight series), you know, women who were in industry 13 years ago when these "pioneers" were still in high school?
Oh wow, you mentioned Roberta Williams. I'm ashamed I forgot all about her. Colonel's Bequest and the King's Quest series will always have a special place in my heart. If it weren't for those games I wouldn't be typing as fast as I do now. Come to think of it, Sierra had some remarkable women at the time computer games were not even well known to the public. Lori Ann Cole and her husband did Hero Quest(Quest for Glory) my all time first and fav pc game. Thanks for bringing those people up, brings a jolt down memory lane. :D
Nope. Tina Sanchez? Morgan Webb? Both better than all of them women and much more respectable.
I find humor in 3 of the 4 listed women are half dressed. And Amy Hennig should be somewhere on list named "The Top 4 Women Pioneers of Gaming and Gaming Entertainment". Dressed.
gaming angels! you need to do a proper "women of the gaming industry" make sure you include angie smets, amy hennig just make sure you use tasteful random nakedness or cleavage in the article pic lol :) this article suckz
So evidently women in gaming's biggest accomplishment is posing like a whore in a men's magazine? There's virtually NO research done in this piece and is a huge slap in the face to women who actually contribute to the business and don't take off their clothes in order to gain attention. Not that you guys would have a fucking clue about that. You guys stay classy, sea rats.
Very disappointing article. Jade Raymond is the only one of the four who deserves a place in this article. No disrespect to the others, but when you want to have a list of the 4 top pioneers of the gaming industry, you need to set your standards higher.
I respect your article, but I think you could have done better with the list. The list only has one developer on it, and while you say it's good Munn doesn't use sex appeal to get big don't forget she posed in Playboy. How Morgan Webb isnt on the list surprises me? Even if you hate her she was doing G4 and Tech TV when Olivia was still in high school. She has longer tenure at G4TV, she is more well known than Amanda McKay, and she didn't have to lick a PSP to get a job. Other female gamers you should consider: Kim Swift: Developer and one of the creators of Portal Laura Fryer: Game developer for Microsoft Studios Alyssa Finley: Producer on Bioshock, and other games for EA Amy Henning: Director on Uncharted 2 There are women out there that are much more important to advancing women causes in gaming than the other three you mentioned besides Raymond. Munn wants to get out of the industry as soon as possible, McKay does nothing to move forward women besides stupid skits on GTTV, and Chobot is just chobot
Apart Jade Raymond... the girls are all just ladettes who skank up the gaming media; being ignorant beyond this article, of course.
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