Sex, Standards, and SoulCalibur V

A real ad, a fake ad, and some NSFW close-ups may make for a compelling marketing scheme, but what does it reveal about us as a society? In this article, we look at the history of the Soul Calibur V “Go Big or Go Home” advertising scandal.

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-Mika-2255d ago

Great article. I was disgusted at the negativity that the voldo ad got. Like seriously breasts is ok but a penis is not. As a girlgamer, it disgusting to see the immaturity of male gamers. Like just grow up.

Inzo2254d ago

I disagree, cleavage is beautiful, a weener is not but I do agree about the immaturity of gamers.

Skizelli2254d ago (Edited 2254d ago )

If a guy is offended by another guy's extremities, then they're insecure about their own sexuality.

(Those who disagree fall under that category as well.)

zeal0us2254d ago (Edited 2254d ago )

A cover peenor is more offensive than a mountain full of cleavage. /S

I burst out laughing when I saw the Valdo ad. My eyes was somewhat glue to the monitor when I saw the Ivy ad for a few secs. Personally I could care less about the ads but its not the case for everyone else. Could the ads been handle better? Sure they probably could have. Should you let something like this bother you? Not really, especially in this day and age with all they types of commercial that get played daily.

Tanir2254d ago

the game has far less sexism in it than most fighting games.

for create a character theres not even standard bra and panties or a thong like the 4th game from what i saw

AngelicIceDiamond2254d ago

Yeah I noticed that to. so far from what they've shown us at least.

AngelicIceDiamond2254d ago

Well no one really took into consideration that these adds are for the soulcalibur fans who understand what this games about I don't think it was for a general gamer knowledge who never played the series, they'll probably come out with a real ad either before or after launch. Now the Voldo ad was uploaded on Namco's facebook wall, now you have to ask the question who uploaded it? A fan of the series? Somebody who's completely new to the series? we'll never know but in some sense this ad was pretty effective from a psychological stand point. It raises curiosity, whats this game about? Is the game really that provocative? Whats the ad have to do with the game itsself? Now those are the kind of question are from gamers who never played this game. So in a way is pretty effective because it gets people talking.