Stolen Pixels

Stolen Pixels
Stolen Pixels #120: Her Scandalous Past

Shamus Young | 28 Aug 2009 12:40
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Yeah, there was a nude patch for L4D. No, I didn't try it. Yes, I saw some screenshots. Zoey is right: It is sort of creepy. Her pants are missing but she's still got her jacket and her gear. She looks more senile than sexy. Now that I'm thinking of it, a mod where all four survivors run around without pants would be unstoppably hilarious as all of their in-game banter took on twisted double-meanings.

It's unusual to see nude mods for a strictly first-person game, since by definition you don't see yourself. This means that you'd have to jump into a game and leer at someone else being Zoey. The last thing I would want is for one of my gaming buddies to inhabit the body of a naked girl. That can't be good for either of you.

But now when I jump into a game and end up being Zoey I have to wonder: Does this guy have the mod? Does he see me naked? Is he really covering me, or just staring? Why does he always make me go up the ladder first?

Shamus Young is the guy behind this website, this book, this other webcomic, and this program.

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