Jan 16 2013

The Final Countdown: Girlfriends in Games, Internet Video Comments and Zombie Bikini Torsos

Published by at 4:00 pm under Final Countdown

Go here to see why girlfriends are treated unfairly in games.

“Girlfriends, it must be said, do not have a great history in gaming. Princesses Peach and Daisy were silent abduction victims for years, but at least they had an excuse in that voice acting didn’t exist in video games. Now it does, yet still, if your character has a girlfriend, she’s unlikely to be that engaging a character.”

The Countdown

Message to guys who comment on internet videos – [Cracked]

Buy Dead Island, get horrible bikini zombie torso – [Insert Coin]

Lindsay Lohan’s movie rejected by Sundance – [FilmDrunk]

A heavy metal Super Mario Bros. theme – [GeeksAreSexy]

Spoiler about the wicked witch of the west – [ScreenCrush]

The worst movie directors of all time – [Ranker]

This is Wayne Gretzky’s daughter – [TheChive]

Eight actors that could tame Anne Hathaway – [Pajiba]

Poor McDonalds Barbie – [WWIW]

A weird Mr. Bubble themed bathroom – [Neatorama]

Today’s girl is Ashley Hinshaw – [Maxim]

Dog can’t pick up frozen tennis ball – [Guyism]

20 facts about Happy Ending’s Jane – [BroBible]

Defending the McRib – [Gunaxin]





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2 responses so far

  • http://www.torchship.at Aether McLoud

    So, an article about girlfriends in videogames that doesn’t even mention the Darkness’ Jenny? Who not only was not forced into the plot and had an actually realistic relationship with Jackie?

    Sounds like a typical piece from a (sadly) typical “gaming” journalist these days. Sigh.

  • Draugr

    @Aether McLoud

    What exactly would pointing out that one game do to counter the fact that these tropes are commonplace in games?

    We can find exceptions, certainly. It doesn’t prove the article is operating under a false premise.

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