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Mon Macutay (GM Tristan), Marketing Manager for Level Up Philippines, on online games, MMORPGs, Gamer Babes, Level Up and Infotech. News, reviews and more!

Author: gmtristan

Breasts in Video Games

Posted by gmtristan Tuesday August 14 2007 at 12:43PM
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Alrighty…let’s tackle a sensitive issue here.

First, why are female breasts over-hyped in video games? Can Lara Croft really be adept at swinging and doing acrobatics with those C Cups? Can full plate armor really protect you when you show those mouth-watering cleavages? Do you love Dead or Alive for the gameplay or is it something else?

These and other “mysteries” will slowly be unraveled in this post/study. I will attempt to tackle, catalog and share with you facts and insight about the science (and possibly the logic) behind the design and conscious (or subconscous) desicions of game designers on breasts in relation to games


apothas185 writes:

thats one of the great things about wow whatever amour a chick has got on its not skimpy unlike gw

Wed Aug 15 2007 3:32AM Report
LouiseK writes:

Boobs are great, everyone loves boobs.. men, women, babies.

In gaming they are a great tool for pulling in the crowds. Men get to spend the evening with a gorgeous lady. Women get to spend the evening as a gorgeous lady who is extremely kick ass. win:win.

Wed Sep 05 2007 9:55AM Report
Leathersoup writes:

I don't know about wow not having skimpy armour.  I seem to remember a paladin outfit that was little more than a g-string and a bra.

Wed Oct 10 2007 4:03PM Report
Nacon4 writes:

All I can speak for is Guild Wars which is the only MMORPG I can afford!  So here goes, I have rarely, if ever, when I even know the true sex of the individual involved, heard complaints about breast size in GW.  It was simply an artistic decision, which I agreed with, to keep the men either rangy or buff and the women...well endowed.  But then, again, this is FANTASY, not reality.  I mean, if someone wants to make an MMORPG with that kind of a reality basis.  Fine, more power to them!  Whether anyone will play it is another matter.

 As to whether this affects people in the real world, I don't know; but I would think it exremely unlikely.  We all know that we're not going to be the buff or bountieous body we've been playing on the screen for the past three or four hours in our beds when we wake up the next day.  I mean, life, hello?  Anyone who has trouble believing they're not Rex the Raider when they wake up in the morning will need to see a nice person in a white coat very shortly.

In short, it's fantasy, people!  Also I don't know any women who don't, at some level, feel completely comfortable in their own skin.  This kind of fantasy allows them to have, at least in a game setting, a body that they want for as long as they want.

Now this is different than then the guys hitting on them.  I've known a few guys who've been suprised at what garbage other men can put on them just because those men thought they were girls.  No one should have to deal with harassment, guys or girls.  And I hope the moderators of ALL games put those who abuse those rules in their place.

Well, I kinda strayed, but I stand by all my points.  Besides, that was half the fun in GW was the new armor looked on my female characters! :)


Thu Nov 15 2007 9:03PM Report writes:
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