Well done everyone involved in games, well done! The last 12 months or so have been somewhat healthy in regards to the people making and consuming games being a little bit more mature and tackling some serious issues. Sexism being the biggy, the issue was by no means ‘solved’, there’s still a hell of a lot of work to do, but it was at least discussed (for the most part sensibly) and brought to the front of everyone’s attention. Like I said, well done. Thumbs up.
Crysis 3, or most likely the people paid to get it some attention (it’s working guys!) decided it’d be a good idea to demonstrate how great this game is by… painting a half-naked woman to make it look like she’s in a nano-suit? Hmm.
We all know what this is. Lowest hanging fruit. Show ‘em some tits, let ‘em hear some explosions and Bob’s your uncle, the game’s sold. Showing how well thought-out and superbly executed this whole exercise was, they’ve only gone and done it to none other than – Ashley Roberts? Who’s that?
Google tells me she’s a Pussycat Doll and is now on some sort of TV programme. Well done, this is a massive coup. Oh wait, was a Pussycat Doll. BIG difference.
I’m not really upset. That’d be silly. It’s just disappointing. I thought that ‘gaming’ was over this cheap and easy sales technique. ‘Sex sells’ but it also diminishes the perceived quality of the product as it’s clearly a bad game if the only way you can convince me to buy it is by flashing some knockers at me.
Crysis 3, I’m out.