I’ve been reading this, has anyone else seen this?
as opposed to this
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So I don’t know what everyone thinks about the whole booth babe thing . . . but honestly, it annoys the heck out of me. I know that many might think its because I’m a girl and I just can’t “handle” the competition.
Give me a Break . . .
Here is my issue with the whole booth babe thing, they know absolutely nothing about gaming and it’s just insulting. Some people like to compare them to the women who lay across cars in auto shows, but there is a difference there. When someone comes into a car show or a boat show, they know about the cars. They know all the new ones, they know all the old ones, and they don’t really care to discuss cars with the woman in the bikini standing next to it. Now if you flash back to a video game conference where people walking about are overflowing with questions and want to know EVERYTHING about these new releases and what’s coming out next . . . the booth babes fall a little short. They aren’t even dressed in costume, that would be a bit cooler.
There is another issue, if you dress as a character . . . at LEAST know something about the character. I think booth babes should go through a training session, I’m SERIOUS! They should go through a training session to know about the franchise, the company AND the game they are representing. They are getting paid for the job, they should learn something about it.
I’m not writing off all booth babes here, don’t get me wrong. I’m sure there are a few, I repeat, a FEW who know something about video games. I highly doubt they are the majority though.
Before we get into the entire “You are just jealous”, I’m really not, honestly, no joke. I’ve seen pictures of booth babes with their highly make uped faces and Hooters style outfits, I’m not impressed. I’m NOT saying that they are not pretty, but if I was walking through the conference with Brad and I was wearing a long sleeved shirt and jeans, his eyes wouldn’t wander. Oh, and I’d be wearing a reasonable amount of make up.
So now that we have that issue aside . . .
Think about it guys, what’s more attractive? A girl in a bikini who stares at you blankly and thinks atari is a lipstick color or a girl who is fully dressed, who thinks that Mario is the ideal Italian man for any woman. Okay maybe making Mario the ideal Italian is going a bit far . . . but you get the idea. We’ll say she’s a girl who launches into a full fledge account as to why Super Mario Bros 3 was superior to Super Mario World because (fill in the blank). OR girls that could sit and actually play a game AGAINST you and kick your butt . . .
So what would you want?
I’ll slap the guy who says the girl who stares blankly, you are the problem with the gaming industry today.
I mean come on, even Hooters girls know the menu . . .