Booth Babes and the Expo Page 2

  • Page

    of 30 First / Last

  • skintrade 3 Oct 2012 15:04:25 4 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 3 years ago
    Simple answer for the exhibitors following:

    DON'T hire models to act as representatives
    DO use your fan-base / gamers at large for promotion teams.

    It takes less time to get a gamer into a tee shirt and up to speed with your product than someone who is just paid to be pretty and honestly doesn't give a crap about your wares.
  • MetalDog 3 Oct 2012 15:04:59 23,706 posts
    Seen 3 days ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Good post, good policy.

    Discouraging roughly half the population from being interested in your game by fronting it with light porn was never the smartest move in the world by devs.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • thedaveeyres 3 Oct 2012 15:05:50 9,710 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Dancing Monsters.

    D****** ******r

    XBLA: Hamster Trippin
    Steam: thedaveeyres
    PSN: HamsterTrippin

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 3 Oct 2012 15:06:49 36,281 posts
    Seen 41 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    rauper wrote:
    It was Virgin Gaming not Virgin Media, BTW.
    Maybe if I had scanned the QR codes on their arses I would have realised!

    I totally called it.
    Follow me on Twitter: @MrTom
    Voted by the community "Best mod" 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • neilka 3 Oct 2012 15:08:16 14,942 posts
    Seen 3 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Razz wrote:
    Boyatsea wrote:
    Brilliant post by Rupert.

    Depressing replies by the community.

    Hey-ho.
    I think you'll find that 100% of the people in this thread agree with rauper (well possibly not neilka), we just have an... odd sense of humour.
    I do agree with rauper, we should stone all of these slatterns before the inevitable collapse of society.
  • Zomoniac 3 Oct 2012 15:08:22 7,402 posts
    Seen 17 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    rauper wrote:
    Cosplayers and staff in character are absolutely fine - i.e. Hitman Saints, Lara Croft and so on.
    Excellent, won't be the last we see of Ami Nakajima in her WipEout costume then?

    For the most part I just see it as a bit of a giggle, the Carmageddon girls looked ridiculous but it's all tongue in cheek and part of the game's ethos so it doesn't bother me at all, but the Virgin Games girls in hotpants with QR codes on their arses was really tipping the scale from a bit of fun to cringeworthy.
  • Inertia 3 Oct 2012 15:09:47 675 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 4 years ago
    MetalDog wrote:
    Good post, good policy.

    Discouraging roughly half the population from being interested in your game by fronting it with light porn was never the smartest move in the world by devs.
    I'm pretty sure that that half of the population don't attend game expos and don't even buy the kind of games the booth babes are advertising.

    It's a strange decision but in a sense if EG want a different vibe with developers talking among consumers and fans it might focus people on the right things as opposed to eye candy.

    I still think it is a little weird to dictate what women can wear or not. Even if it is for good intentions.

    Edited by Inertia at 15:10:44 03-10-2012
  • Deleted user 3 October 2012 15:11:59
    skintrade wrote:
    Simple answer for the exhibitors following:

    DON'T hire models to act as representatives
    DO use your fan-base / gamers at large for promotion teams.

    It takes less time to get a gamer into a tee shirt and up to speed with your product than someone who is just paid to be pretty and honestly doesn't give a crap about your wares.
    Hmm, not so sure about this one.
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Oct 2012 15:12:44 38,899 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    It's not dictating what women can wear. It's dictating what women can wear when they are commercial employees promoting a game.

    I'm sure I could turn up in a boob tube and hot pants and no one will care.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Deleted user 3 October 2012 15:12:47
    Inertia wrote:
    MetalDog wrote:
    Good post, good policy.

    Discouraging roughly half the population from being interested in your game by fronting it with light porn was never the smartest move in the world by devs.
    I'm pretty sure that that half of the population don't attend game expos and don't even buy the kind of games the booth babes are advertising.

    It's a strange decision but in a sense if EG want a different vibe with developers talking among consumers and fans it might focus people on the right things as opposed to eye candy.

    I still think it is a little weird to dictate what women can wear or not. Even if it is for good intentions.
    Where are they dictating what women can wear? It is a pretty clear policy, and one that should be applauded.
  • OldCrow 3 Oct 2012 15:12:54 148 posts
    Seen 7 days ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    The Virgin Media girls had QR codes on their arses? I must have missed that. I was there for the games so I focuses on the games and not the booth babes and for somewhere like Eurogamer I don't see the purpose of booth babes, somewhere like ComicCon is somewhere where I would expect more of them.

    Edited by OldCrow at 15:13:19 03-10-2012
  • Deleted user 3 October 2012 15:13:13
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    It's not dictating what women can wear. It's dictating what women can wear when they are commercial employees promoting a game.

    I'm sure I could turn up in a boob tube and hot pants and no one will care.
    Train tickets bought!
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Oct 2012 15:15:44 38,899 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    You'll go blind.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • GiarcYekrub 3 Oct 2012 15:16:41 3,583 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    :( I liked the booth babes they were hot esspecially when they were playing Just Dance 4
  • TheSaint 3 Oct 2012 15:17:00 13,629 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    You have to feel sorry for the girls really, that's a pretty demeaning way to have to earn a crust.
  • Razz 3 Oct 2012 15:17:13 59,994 posts
    Seen 19 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    You sure? MCM is possibly the hairiest dude on the planet

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Steam/PSN/XBOX: Razztafarai | 3DS: 1246-9674-8856
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

  • Whizzo 3 Oct 2012 15:17:19 42,760 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    The Company of Heroes 2 girls also had QR codes on their arses, at least their shorts weren't quite so tight as the Virgin girls but wearing an ushanka, a crop top and shorts seemed rather daft as the game they were promoting has death from exposure* as a new feature.

    *although if they were wearing that in the Russian steppe I doubt the thermometer icon would have flashed very long.

    This space left intentionally blank.

  • Inertia 3 Oct 2012 15:17:28 675 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 4 years ago
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    It's not dictating what women can wear. It's dictating what women can wear when they are commercial employees promoting a game.

    I'm sure I could turn up in a boob tube and hot pants and no one will care.
    I'm sure the clothes they wear has been agreed by the employers. It's a third party that takes offence. But ultimately if you are advertising a product and it upsets people why would you keep doing it unless it doesn't really upset people. If it did these things would have stopped long ago.


    @mowgli

    Well if a women wants to wear hot pants and boob tube but is otherwise decent in the sense of being covered up enough and you don't allow it then you are dictating what she can wear.

    But I repeat I don't disagree with the policy as Rauper wanted the focus to be on developers interacting with the public and wanted a more serious vibe to the show. That's fine.
  • glaeken 3 Oct 2012 15:17:37 10,976 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    I guess we know which thread the lefty pinko's are going to hanging around in this afternoon.
  • Ted_Breakfast 3 Oct 2012 15:19:38 1 posts
    Seen 11 months ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    @MrTomFTW Yeah I think Nvidia. Also there where those, I think, Company of Heroes girls with QR codes on their arse.
  • Zizoo 3 Oct 2012 15:20:43 7,705 posts
    Seen 26 minutes ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    But it isn't the women deciding what to wear, it's the company they are doing promotions for telling them what to wear. I'm sure given the choice they would rather not be dressed in hot pants and boob tube at a gaming expo.

    If they do want to dress risqué (for cosplay or just because they feel like it) as civilians, they can do so.
  • LeoliansBro 3 Oct 2012 15:20:44 41,865 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    MetalDog wrote:
    Discouraging roughly half the population from being interested in your game by fronting it with light porn was never the smartest move in the world by devs.
    You're better at reasoning than this MD. Look at the target videogames demographic.

    That's like saying Playboy shouldn't have tits and minge in it because women won't want to purchase it.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • psychokitten Moderator 3 Oct 2012 15:22:17 7,791 posts
    Seen 4 days ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Inertia wrote:
    MetalDog wrote:
    Good post, good policy.

    Discouraging roughly half the population from being interested in your game by fronting it with light porn was never the smartest move in the world by devs.
    I'm pretty sure that that half of the population don't attend game expos and don't even buy the kind of games the booth babes are advertising.

    It's a strange decision but in a sense if EG want a different vibe with developers talking among consumers and fans it might focus people on the right things as opposed to eye candy.

    I still think it is a little weird to dictate what women can wear or not. Even if it is for good intentions.
    I don't know if you were at the Expo, but times are changing. I remember going to events and LAN parties and being practically the only girl there, but this is very quickly changing. The Expo was filled with girls who are very serious about gaming and want to enjoy their hobby. We all understand attractive people being hired for booths, but when you have women walking around in (essentially) underwear where you are actively encouraged to photograph their arses, that is going to put girls/women off. I don't see how curbing that/reigning it in is a bad thing.

    I don't think anyone is dictating "what women can wear or not", cosplayers gonna cosplay (etc). This is promotional staff who are being paid to do this and have zero interest in the expo or games. It doesn't fit with EG Expo IMO, it doesn't fit the tone of the event.

    That said, things like this would never put me off going to something like the Eurogamer Expo, but I think a stance like this goes a long way for making others more comfortable that are newer to these events and maybe new to gaming in general.
  • Zappanale 3 Oct 2012 15:22:43 83 posts
    Seen 2 months ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    @glaeken If anything, it's conservative puritans, surely? Joking aside, I honestly don't mind this decision. Eurogamer is supposed to be kid friendly for the most part- perhaps restricting booth babes to the 18 section is another option, but clearly you didn't want to go down that route.
  • Deleted user 3 October 2012 15:24:33
    Have not read all the posts but the first one is excellent, completely pointless having semi naked women hanging around at a game event.
  • GiarcYekrub 3 Oct 2012 15:24:57 3,583 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    The Nvidia girls were just dressed in black with NVidia logos on hardly the same as the Virgin Gaming,Mountain Dew and another one was a war game girls had russian hats also had QR codes on shorts)
  • whatfruit 3 Oct 2012 15:25:32 1,080 posts
    Seen 51 minutes ago
    Registered 3 years ago
    Can we have Booth Hunks instead.

    Bronzed oiled Adoniss in silver sparkley speedos.
  • Zappanale 3 Oct 2012 15:26:20 83 posts
    Seen 2 months ago
    Registered 2 years ago
    In fact, can we have more like the zombies please?
  • skintrade 3 Oct 2012 15:27:17 4 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 3 years ago
    @mowgli ok so the less time bit was misposted - rewrote some of it and didn't see that mistake - however the point about getting your target market to act as ambassadors for your product was really what I wanted to make.
  • Stickman 3 Oct 2012 15:27:54 29,407 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    You'll go blind.
    He'd probably want to.

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • Page

    of 30 First / Last

Log in or register to reply