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The Problem With Media Trade Events

GR's Sean Hegdahl writes:

As I walked into E3 six months ago I noticed one thing in common with almost all the attractions for a company, women dressed in very tight and short clothing. Now I guess Living with a woman who is for gender equality and everything–my view point is no longer the same as my peers...

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h311rais3r2104d ago (Edited 2104d ago )

Men like women. Men will go where the women are. Men like games. Men go where the games are. Put them together and the entire male race shows up. Just get over it. Those women are not being forced to do that. It is their job. If it works for marketing why complain?

Hufandpuf2104d ago

while i agree with you, the author is trying to say that if we want to be taken seriously as an industry, we must get past the use of booth babes and instead let the games speak for themselves in a professional environment. I also doubt booth babes will go away but it kinda makes video game conventions look similar to the adult industry.

tee_bag2422104d ago

While what the author of the article said may hold some truth. It's really no different to cheer leading and F1 pit lane girls. Gaming is entertainment too and actually engages the same part of the brain as sex and lust, so for better or worse I don't see it changing any time soon.

h311rais3r2103d ago

It's all about attraction. They stick with what works. It brings in the money. Can tu really blame them for it? I dont go to those for the boobs and my gf goes with me cuz she's a mild gamer but sex sells. We may not like it but it's true.

Tameel12104d ago (Edited 2104d ago )

I don't know. I don't like the implication that men will just gravitate towards anything with boobs on it. I'm a gamer, I'll go to a gaming expo to look at games because I enjoy games as a hobby. Not because a bunch of scantily clad ladies are there. I don't base my purchases on whether or not there are sexy ladies selling it to me. I buy games based on how good the game itself looks.

I hate that game developers seem to think we're all just mindless animals who think with our dicks and will buy anything with boobs and asses attached to it. No wonder the gaming industry is thought of as juvenile by the general public. >_<

PwnerifficOne2104d ago

Just another small-time website trying to get some hits. Nothing to see here, please move along.

The_Kills2104d ago

The article isnt trolling so i fail to see the problem

Ray1862104d ago

So.... You took your partner to an event and this article is the result.