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    the Wokeness is real in this thread lol

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    Ok, I think I fixed one of the issues with another Xbox fishing game.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    Ok, I think I fixed one of the issues with another Xbox fishing game.


    Well you didnt fix it, you just turned it into a more unrealistic picture. Women dont wear burkas when they go fishing. The cover was fine to begin with. That wasnt the game I was even talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncman071 View Post
    the Wokeness is real in this thread lol
    Why is that a bad thing? Is it better to be woke or asleep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    Well you didnt fix it, you just turned it into a more unrealistic picture. Women dont wear burkas when they go fishing.




    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    The cover was fine to begin with. That wasnt the game I was even talking about.
    What did you say earlier?

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    There's a fishing game on the Xbox with a woman on the cover in a bikini. What does that have to do with fishing? I've been fishing many times in my life, I've never seen any swimsuit models wearing bikinis as they're reeling in a bass. And again that is a very male dominated sport so I am not sure how the cover makes any sense.
    The cover you're talking about has the woman holding a fishing rod. Maybe the woman actively fishing has something to do with fishing? The cover I posted just has a woman on it staring outwards at the audience and doing nothing else.

    You also said that it doesn't make sense that a woman would be on the cover as it's a male dominated sport, but the cover I posted with a woman on it "was fine to begin with". You're not really consistent with your complaints. Or maybe when you were asking about "objectification of women in video games" you really only meant the specific examples in your original post as those are the only games that objectify women under the specific conditions you outlined.


    In any case the specific game cover you mentioned is well known as an extreme example of controversial game marketing, it's not like it's a normal type of cover that every company regularly uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    You're saying women tend to wear bikinis when outdoors and near or in water? Are you sure? Wouldn't a full length dress be more likely?
    Look, not all of us live in places like "cold as fuck Canada". So no haha.

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    Not sure about video games, but I tend to buy comics based on how much cleavage is on the cover (looking at you, Zenescope...lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post





    What did you say earlier?


    The cover you're talking about has the woman holding a fishing rod. Maybe the woman actively fishing has something to do with fishing? The cover I posted just has a woman on it staring outwards at the audience and doing nothing else.

    You also said that it doesn't make sense that a woman would be on the cover as it's a male dominated sport, but the cover I posted with a woman on it "was fine to begin with". You're not really consistent with your complaints. Or maybe when you were asking about "objectification of women in video games" you really only meant the specific examples in your original post as those are the only games that objectify women under the specific conditions you outlined.


    In any case the specific game cover you mentioned is well known as an extreme example of controversial game marketing, it's not like it's a normal type of cover that every company regularly uses.
    https://wackoid.com/game/10-retro-vi...allowed-today/
    This is way more than I care to argue about fishing games, a genre I care little about, but regarding the difference between the two, I think someone would have to be blind to not understand why one is ridiculous while the other is fine.

    And yes you proved me wrong, out of the millions of burka wearing women on Earth, there happen to be some that go fishing, just as I am sure there are some that wear bikinis and some that are completely naked. but that is far far from the norm. that would be like a cover of a dude wearing a mankini while driving a sports car. I'm sure there's a picture of that out there somewhere but I dont care to search for it, nor does it make any sense at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YoshiM View Post
    The British (if I recall correctly) had some tennis game which had an ad of a woman tennis player’s backside facing the camera with one side of her skirt held up by her hand while holding the box of the game. The action resulted in exposing a cheek.

    I want to say this was maybe early 90’s but it shows what the gaming demographic was then.
    Davis Cup World Tour on the Mega Drive, the ad also somehow appeared in US magazines at the time. Doesn't expose just a cheek, but the girl's entire butt.

    https://retrogamingaus.com/2299/vide...cup-world-tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodreign View Post
    Davis Cup World Tour on the Mega Drive, the ad also somehow appeared in US magazines at the time. Doesn't expose just a cheek, but the girl's entire butt.

    https://retrogamingaus.com/2299/vide...cup-world-tour
    Ah…thanks for the memory boost. I read about it somewhere many years back but couldn’t think of the title and totally forgot the amount of exposure.

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    Goddamn that 'fixed' cover was funny. 😄

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    Everything tends to be oversexualized nowadays, to be honest.

    I mean, can they tone it down a little bit? Being turned on all the time can't exactly be healthy for your mental well being.

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