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Sex in Video Games

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The sad cost of popularity in the virtual idol world... they just pimp the girls out to everyone and for everything. :p

Well it is Japan, it's not like high profile names don't advertise and use their likeness for the weirdest thing. And I love them for it.

An interesting promo for Aussie Rules Football, targeted towards US college athletes.

IHateDRM wrote:

Fake singer for fake pizza. It fits!

I think someone posted another video by these guys once (or at least something very similar):

4'5" fifth-grader plays on HS basketball team.

Golden Ticket.

Except I just watched Broke on Netflix, about pro ballers going broke.

The first video in the kickstarted Tropes vs Women in Video Games is up.

Thank god comments are disabled.

I take issue with some of the points she raises. But I think that might be sexist.

Grenn wrote:

I take issue with some of the points she raises. But I think that might be sexist.

I was ok with the video until she got to her final point @ 21:00. I am in no way advocating women are weaker than men, with my military experience I have seen many women surpass men, but she tries to make it sound like men in society are causing the stereotypes to keep perpetuating when in fact it does fall on the percentage of women who WILL play the weak, defenseless, damsel so they can get whatever benefit they can get by playing that role. Again I can pull from my military experience for that as well.

I feel that she was heavy handed in making the problem a distinct men in society keeping the woman down, when it should be society as a whole (to include woman who play the weaker sex for their benefit) are to blame for the stereotypes to continue. I understand she is trying to shed light on the situation but I feel she is going about it from a narrow point of view.

If I am off base I am open to discussion on this, of course moving to P&C, so as not to derail the video thread.

And to keep the video thread going I give you little kids ( I wish I thought of this with my little ones, they aren't so little anymore) lip syncing to Korn.

This must be what foreigners see when they think of American football.

Edwin wrote:

This must be what foreigners see when they think of American football.

Nope... we see.

1 - Play for 5 seconds
2 - 30s Ad Break
3 - Play for 5s
4 - 30s Ad Break
5 - Play for 5s
6 - 30s Ad Break
7 - Kick
8 - Swap entire team
9 - Goto 1

If we see it at all, I find NFL quite an inane and boring sport. But then again, I love cricket, so I can't really talk.

AP Erebus wrote:
Edwin wrote:

This must be what foreigners see when they think of American football.

Nope... we see.

1 - Play for 5 seconds
2 - 30s Ad Break
3 - Play for 5s
4 - 30s Ad Break
5 - Play for 5s
6 - 30s Ad Break
7 - Kick
8 - Swap entire team
9 - Goto 1

If we see it at all, I find NFL quite an inane and boring sport. But then again, I love cricket, so I can't really talk.

You forget about the 3 minute ad breaks!

You're both right. AP Erebus nailed the gameplay*, and the video pretty well captures the mystifying, and honestly kind of disturbing, reverence Americans have for professional/college/high school (!) football.

*Actually, while I don't have football totally figured out, I can appreciate it: it seems to be about coming up with a strategy, and then executing it successfully. That's why it looks like it's played in fits and starts—half the game is planning. (And that's also why the CFL is superior: fewer downs means a more challenging game. )

I like more free-flowing sports like hockey, soccer, motorsports, and even tennis. Basketball is even more inane than football.

sometimesdee wrote:

You forget about the 3 minute ad breaks!

And how the last minute takes half an hour to play out (see also: basketball).

The Devil has a lovely singing voice.

muttonchop wrote:

The Devil has a lovely singing voice.

Edwin wrote:

This must be what foreigners see when they think of American football.

This needs to go viral, then a core internet enthusiasts/university students, like Reddit need to Quiddich the hell out of whatever equipment those dudes have on.

Gravey wrote:

You're both right. AP Erebus nailed the gameplay*, and the video pretty well captures the mystifying, and honestly kind of disturbing, reverence Americans have for professional/college/high school (!) football.

*Actually, while I don't have football totally figured out, I can appreciate it: it seems to be about coming up with a strategy, and then executing it successfully. That's why it looks like it's played in fits and starts—half the game is planning. (And that's also why the CFL is superior: fewer downs means a more challenging game. )

I like more free-flowing sports like hockey, soccer, motorsports, and even tennis. Basketball is even more inane than football.

sometimesdee wrote:

You forget about the 3 minute ad breaks!

And how the last minute takes half an hour to play out (see also: basketball).

This one needs to go to P&C.

This is the Turn Based, versus RTS argument.

It's all about indoctrination. I've watched NFL football with a coach who can call when a player is going to come up injured before it happens, because some of the strategic planning includes that kind of thing. There's a lot going on while the play is stopped, if you know what you're looking for.

Advertisements, well, the only way we can help that is, stop paying them so damn much money for tickets, and coverage subscriptions; but that's not going to happen. It's already a billion dollar revenue machine. It's not going to get any better.

This is probably a repost but the oddness deserves reposting:

Demonicmaster wrote:
Grenn wrote:

I take issue with some of the points she raises. But I think that might be sexist.

I was ok with the video until she got to her final point @ 21:00. I am in no way advocating women are weaker than men, with my military experience I have seen many women surpass men, but she tries to make it sound like men in society are causing the stereotypes to keep perpetuating when in fact it does fall on the percentage of women who WILL play the weak, defenseless, damsel so they can get whatever benefit they can get by playing that role. Again I can pull from my military experience for that as well.

I feel that she was heavy handed in making the problem a distinct men in society keeping the woman down, when it should be society as a whole (to include woman who play the weaker sex for their benefit) are to blame for the stereotypes to continue. I understand she is trying to shed light on the situation but I feel she is going about it from a narrow point of view.

If I am off base I am open to discussion on this, of course moving to P&C, so as not to derail the video thread.

Really quick: Society/culture is driven by those in power. Men are largely in power in our society and culture. Thus, yes: generally, men are to blame for keeping women down, as well as for perpetuating that system and forcing those women who feel the need to play that game for their benefit. That's all I'm going to say here, as it's not really the place for such discussion. If you'd like to discuss further, please check out this thread on the subject.

I miss NBA Jam.

Football players trying to catch a badger running on the field.

Also this was pretty fun if you watched SNL back in the day.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/10/andy-samberg-wild-and-crazy-guys-snl_n_2846780.html

Father hacks Donkey Kong so his daughter can play as Pauline. See the video's description for more info.