I am certainly not a major gamer. Chances are that the cool games everyone is talking about are ones of which I know nothing of. And while my favorite game will always be Bubble Bobble, I also enjoy some of the contemporary more mature games. I wasn’t so out of the loop as to not get a PS2 or Xbox, but I am also not going to die if I don’t get every new console that ever comes out.
As a non-gaming girl, I find many video games to be quite amusing. I certainly don’t expect females to not be sexy in games because honestly, who wants to play a game where you look at some revolting person — be them male or female? Males in the games go shirtless too, so I see no reason to demand better for females, but let it slide for males. Heck, I don’t even denigrate the codes to play Nude Raider or see the characters in The Sims 2 without being blurred over. I think those things are funny.
That humor is partially why I tend to laugh at video games more than anything. Because the women wear revealing clothing or nothing at all, I pay attention to how ridiculous some of the women in video games are. So yes, they have extremely large breasts. That doesn’t bother me. It is the fact that in games like Dead or Alive 2, the breasts jiggle in the most unrealistic of ways. If you really want bouncing boobs in your game, you might as well make the entire chest area bounce, not just the area surrounding the nipples. Though it is amusing that setting the age of these girls to be older makes the boobs bounce more, it is still in the wrong area. Nipples don’t jiggle, boobs do!
Now, a game with the sole purpose being to gain as many conquests as possible, like Leisure Suit Larry, seems to me to get rather boring after a while. I don’t think games should get rid of their sexual content. I love playing The Sims 2 and part of that is getting them to make “whoopie.” But I do take up issue if it becomes sexual violence against women. If the violence is simply beating them up like you would any other character in the game, I will be bashing her head in with the rest of you. But when it crosses that line and becomes sexual assault, I would have a problem with it. And I mean more violent than Grand Theft Auto. But so far the most sexually offensive thing I can find happens to be the bad boobs. And that is because mine look a lot better than video game boobs.
And sure, it gets a little old when games have yet another girlfriend sidekick or princess to rescue as your options for a female character. I think it would be hilarious to have the choice of being some supreme bitch in a game. Give her the bouncing boobs if you must, but I like a good bitch in my entertainment. Sure, that is just another stereotype of women, but at least it is different than being a submissive twit.
So yes, as a girl in the gaming world, I recognize it is a world largely created by men. I have no problem with it being a man’s playing field. I’m just saying I notice where the men fall short and don’t really get the bouncing boobs just right.Powered by Sidelines