Jimquisition: Booth Babes

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I KNOW!

How about we get one convention to be the standard old booth babes at a booth per developer and only that.

And one is just developers/publishers not presenting themselves with booths and babes or any allocated areas, but with an allocated amount of time on a stage. A stage per platform, so 4 then, maybe 1 extra for free to play/browser/phone/arcade/downloadable games. Everyone gets a certain amount of time, no extra for the big bully publishers. No booths, just four presentation areas. Actual real information can be drawn from this, people don't have to fucking wander around finding one booth they like amongst millions they ignore, we won't have people wasting their time standing around at a show were two women dance and every 2 hours throw around some shirts. (Yes I've been to gamescom, this was there, there was a huge crowd in the morning and a huge crowd still when I left and it was nothing more than 2 women dancing)

Although I guess this wouldn't work either. Major publishers would hog them, we already basically have this and at e3 last time they were shit. (Oh gee fucking internet explorer on 360 controllable with your MOBILE AND TABLET DEVICES POWERED BY NEW AND IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY and some crappy sequels/shooters bladebladeba I've already shut down the video fuck you very much)

Yeah I guess I don't know.

All I do know is that presentation means nil, when nothing worthwhile is presented at all.

Gee look at our trailer, it has twice the explosions, cg budget, and dramatic piano music as the next leading competitor. Gee, look at our gameplay, it has way more cinematic set pieces than the previous one. Gee, look at us, we reintroduced a 20 year old mechanic/genre look at us innovating it up.

Lyri:

Oh come on now, you can't compare slaves to the modern booth babe and expect it to be taken seriously.

You just acknowledged you misinterpreted my last post. Please don't then do it again in this post.

I'm sorry, I probably should have read on, but this is a serious problem. I do not appreciate being repeatedly misrepresented.

Zachary Amaranth:
You just acknowledged you misinterpreted my last post. Please don't then do it again in this post.

I'm sorry, I probably should have read on, but this is a serious problem. I do not appreciate being repeatedly misrepresented.

Unless you have some mystical meaning that is hidden between the words of

"I just want to point out that a lot of slaves were happy" when I claimed that porn stars liked their jobs, you're not being misrepresented.

What's with all the hate for booth babes? I love 'em, and think they should be naked! If they offend you, don't go!!

While this is a very good discussion, it misses one voice: That of booth babes ! (well more than one).

Jim, why didnt you use your charm, wealth and influence to bring some booth babe to the show? I am curious how the gaming-cons compare with car shows and photo shows (which also have booth babes, which EVERYONE "tests" their cameras on) from their point of view.

The public (me) is attracted to flashy lights, loud music and sexy people. A developer/publisher that hires attractive staff definitely grabs attention.

It is also weird that besides arguing about both babes without having no input from them, the gaming community is discussing whether it is a great idea to fire a bunch of women from the conventions.

Go talk to a woman. They talk back. Most have things to say.

rbstewart7263:

Jimothy Sterling:
Booth Babes

The punditry of the videogame community have been chatting an awful lot about booth babes this past year or so.

Watch Video

Thank god someone who's not treating these ladies like some kind of plague. There people too and I intend to treat them as such. also the fact that you can still have cosplayers where the booth babes are banned is hypocritical to me.

My solution: Find a middleground. since no one is objectively right instead of causing these poor women to lose jobs. Why not just dress em up a bit and hell teach em something about the games, make them knowledgable about the product.

What I don't get is this strange demeaning sympathy for booth babes as if they wouldn't be able to get another job that would dignify and reward them for using their brains? Why is that such a bad thing? I just don't think that this level of objectification is healthy to anyone.

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