View Full Version : Question: How can we make even more money off our hot heroines?

30-08-2004, 21:48:37
That is the question that many game shops and publishers seem to be asking... "How can we make more money off our hot, steamy female characters?"

Answer? Let them pose for Playboy! Seriously!

Playboy is doing a "spread" in the October (2004) edition featuring some ladies of pixels showing off pixels that have never been "officially" seen before. And the companies are laughing about the free cash!

Majesco's half-vampire BloodRayne and Luba Licious from the upcoming Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude will be showing off everything that has been previously hidden. Other companies, while including their lusted after heroines in the same piece, are only going topless or just slightly tasteless (and no further out of fear of alienating conservative parents who buy their teens games). I wonder if the animators and still artists are getting any share of that money?

I suppose the next step is full blown porno for the top pixelated poptarts? There are several games where porn stars have been added to video games, and that would complete the circle.

Well, anyways, for you up and coming video and graphic artists... remember... make her hot, so that if she's a popular character in a popular game, Playboy or Penthouse are willing to pay you money to show off her naughty pixels!

(Mention of this found at: http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/08/27/news_6105956.html)

30-08-2004, 22:15:16
Truly we live at the end of times...

30-08-2004, 23:35:11
Are you kidding me? That's the perfect woman...
"If you max out my credit card again I'm pressing delete!"

And who among us hasn't wondered what LuAnn is like buck naked?

30-08-2004, 23:36:16
Actually, modern game companies are just catching up with the Japanese then. Cross licensing game characters to appear in manga and hentai anime is relatively common there.

31-08-2004, 00:48:45
Hmmm...wonder if I'd get in any less trouble at home if caught surfing cartoon porn?

Probably don't want to find out.

31-08-2004, 02:05:26
Maybe Firaxis will be next. I'm thinking either Deirdre running naked through the trees or Cleopatra running naked with Marc Antony.

I considered buying Bloodrayne 2 just for the violence. I might eventually get around to it, though it could be 2006 by the time I pick it up, judging by how long I sometimes wait. Especially if Rockstar decides to port GTA: San Andreas to the PC, though that's not a sure thing.

It's probably a positve move for Majesco, but I'd urge them to make sure that the beauty isn't just skin deep.

31-08-2004, 07:20:10
fucking high time to show some tits

I was wondering if the gaming industry would cater to people above 8 years old

so DS, you find it questionable that companies want to make money with some pixelised pussies, yet making money with bodies exploding to the rythm of shotgun bullets is fine

more sex, less wars

01-09-2004, 02:56:30
Well said Maroule. =)

Besides, in the average guy's experience, Lara Croft is as real as Pamela Anderson. The answer to the question 'Does it matter is there's at least a vaguely real person in the pictures' is 'No.'

01-09-2004, 06:00:35
Maroule, frankly, I'm surprised that it has taken them this long to start doing this. The "adult" or "mature" label for most games just means that "realistic" organs are shown flying out of zombies or cops or random innocent people that you blaze down in a rain of terror with your portable mini-gun or BFG 40K.

I found it strange that only 2 companies, and 1 if those is making an "adult" or "eros and humor themed" game, were willing to go "erotic" for Playboy. If companies are trying to dodge the "damned for being naughty with skin" label, then they shouldn't be in it at all. They are still going to get painted as bad by the people that get upset about that sort of thing. If you are going to be damned, don't be a wimp about it, earn it! That's what I'm laughing about and ridiculing. ;)

01-09-2004, 21:41:56
BFG 40K. That sounds like Warhammer as a shooter game. :)

Since video games are a convenient target on which to blame all of society's ills, they don't gain much by keeping their characters clothed in Playboy. On the other hand, a company releasing a game that "tells all" in-game could look forward to uncomfortable moments from parents, sponsors, village elders, the ESRB, etc. Unless a company knows they have a superior produt, and that their faith will be borne out by sales, they shouldn't risk making a game that's too explicit. Safer to put the naughty bits in Playboy, so a senator prone to asking questions can be answered with another question: "What are you doing reading Playboy?"

On the subject of violence, Mortal Kombat and Doom were something new in their day. Politicians had a good old time discussing how those games would lead to a generation of pasty-faced serial killers.

02-09-2004, 21:51:22
Yeah, but they really cannot have it both ways, even though they try to. Either seeing stuff doesn't cause people to go do that sort of stuff (the argument of why it's okay to show violence and sex on TV) or it does (the argument of why games shouldn't include violence and sex).

03-09-2004, 00:50:56
I think it's a case of slowness and an inability to extrapolate from previous experience. The surgeon general looked into TV years ago, and predictably couldn't reach any conclusions. A cynic would say that the 1990s critics of video games at least learned that they'd better not ask any questions for which they don't have the answers.

03-09-2004, 06:31:34
Originally posted by Darkstar
Either seeing stuff doesn't cause people to go do that sort of stuff (the argument of why it's okay to show violence and sex on TV) or it does (the argument of why games shouldn't include violence and sex).

if games or movies made people fuck more, our societies at large would be in much better shape

I'm still at a loss to understand why most religions (at least religions 'of the book', aka christian/jew/muslim) try to morally limit our rights to fuck around

03-09-2004, 10:31:52
no point trying to guess the motivations of an inherently irrational concept

03-09-2004, 12:13:20
either ways, I find pixelised pussies to be highly erotically charged, and I want more

I want a full porno game, either on a high end PC, or on the xbox
I'm sure I can write a decent scenarii

03-09-2004, 14:48:54
you'd find your time better spent fucking your wife i imagine

or is mrs m boring in bed? :cute:

03-09-2004, 18:31:05
Originally posted by maroule
if games or movies made people fuck more, our societies at large would be in much better shape

I'm still at a loss to understand why most religions (at least religions 'of the book', aka christian/jew/muslim) try to morally limit our rights to fuck around

Well, actually its social stability (people tend to get upset when their partners are stepping out, and then act irrationally) and for inheritance purposes (make sure that woman was only with her hubby so you know the kids are his, and therefore entitled to inherit his stuff/titles/leadership role).

Now, often things that are disruptive to a society (killing, disobeying your parents/elders, sleeping with the neighbor's wife, stealing, etc) become spiritual offences or crimes (sins).

However, seeing as we aren't as quite as hung up about making sure that the Duke's son is really the Duke's son, and therefore endowed by ancestoral blood with the divine right to rule us, it's not that big a deal as it used to be to "society".

Scabrous Birdseed
04-09-2004, 12:10:27
Well, you'll find a large majority of chistian rules are either what our genes would tell us if they could speak, or are at least not detrimental to spreading your genes. "Faithfulness and virginity" = "one sexual partner whose offspring you're certain will carry your genes and whom you can thus protect cost-effectively".

05-09-2004, 03:18:40
you'd find your time better spent fucking your wife i imagine

The problem with this is, real women have lives. They aren't always around when you need them. This is where the pixels help.

Not to mention that variety is the spice of life, and you're a lot less likely to lose your house because you admired a digital image than the real thing.

06-09-2004, 20:45:45
Shining speaks the truth

06-09-2004, 21:50:16
certainly sounds like he's speaking from experience :lol:

07-09-2004, 17:20:32
Scabby, it's not just Christianity. Many, many cultures come up with the same general rules. Just the particular flavor and some spicing are different.

So, why is that? Society marks what is counter to its stability as bad. So we see different societies coming up with the same general conclusions, over and over.

Now, one of the key factors that has really allowed our modern, liberated society and rules is this: food. We have an over abundance of it. This is very important, in that a single parent can see to it that their child (or children) is fed and sheltered and protected until it is old enough to live on its own. This was a lot more difficult when you spent 14 to 16 hours a day hunting for something to eat. So children are no longer the great burden they once were. Hence, society no longer is as uptight about children, how they came to be, and who has to look after them.

The more food you have, the more margin there is to let individuals do as they please, so long as they are not as directly and immediately disruptive of the society.

09-09-2004, 08:42:36
It also helps to keep murderous, raging jealous under control, which is useful for smaller communities.

09-09-2004, 11:59:39
You mean Counterglow?

09-09-2004, 21:38:23
I'm thinking back to a controversial police shooting years ago in Chicago. It eventually came out that the female officer who killed the young woman had been or was also involved with the young man in the car at the time. Not that that's enough to prosecute, but murders have motives....

09-09-2004, 22:42:07
So in conclusion, monogamy is better for the children... because it reduces the number of parents killed in jealous rage.

How the hell did talking about digitised nipples turn into this?

10-09-2004, 05:41:22
Because sex and violence are like two peas in a pod. Or so I was taught by GTA 3. I'm still wondering what Asuka and Maria were up to while I was out shooting people...

10-09-2004, 13:31:21
Having token ethnic lesbian gangsta sex?:D

10-09-2004, 20:53:54
Something like that, though based on other scenes, I'm also wondering if there wasn't some whipping and tying up as well. A rodeo without cowboys, if you will. Near the end of the game, Maria is torturing information out of enemy gang members. :)

11-09-2004, 08:14:53
Talk, or I stop whipping you!!