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2012-10-03 01:31:59 PM

cefm: I do find it annoying when a halfway decent game is ruined / makes you look like a creep for playing it by being stuffed full of un-necessary up-skirt, boob-jiggle and other distractions from actual gameplay.


You should probably avoid Saints Row 3 then.
 
2012-10-03 01:36:33 PM

Felgraf: Huck Chaser: I just started playing Guild Wars 2, so I'm definitely getting a kick out of all this.

/one of many reasons all of my characters are male

I was kinda pissed when I saw the female norn armor was kinda slut-tastic. Female Charr armor, at least, looks like FRIGGEN ARMOR.

/As does female armor for the Asuras, at least.

//Also WvW is weirdly fun.
///TAINTED COAST SHALL REIGN VICTORIOUS.


I started on Tainted Coast, but switched after the fourth day in a row of map chat being filled with in-depth, explicit discussion of anal sex, BDSM, rape, bestiality, etc. Not a prude, but that stuff has its place, and that place is not map chat in an non-sex focused MMO.
 
2012-10-03 01:49:50 PM

Aikidogamer: In all fairness, the space cow race is part deamon. So the huge breasts, small waist, and long hooved legs makes some sense.


You know that the daemons from Warcraft are just as made up as the Draenai, right? Which means your logic is completely meaningless? Please tell me that you already knew that.
 
2012-10-03 01:51:27 PM
Real life heard you and now boobs (and everything else) are bigger!!!

yay?
 
2012-10-03 01:52:39 PM
There used to be a few MMOs that allowed customers to radically tweak their characters' body shapes. Bust size, waist circumference, arm size, etc. It was done as a hat tip to complaints about unrealistic body types being "forced" on impressionable young players.

Rather than result in the egalitarian, "real" cross-section of body types they expected, men built superhero proportioned dudes and women built huge-breasted, tiny-waisted Barbies. It was so disturbing and embarrassing, games rarely do it anymore.

Because it turns out that for all the whining about unrealistic cultural norms re: beauty, people play games to "escape" from reality, and many people, when playing an ostensibly human character, want to look more in line with supposedly "unfair" societal expectations of beauty when given the chance than less.

It's just like all the focus groups around men's underwear packaging. People joke that they would sell more if they were covered with nearly naked women instead of ripped half-naked dudes, but they've focus grouped the hell out of it, and men's subconscious desire to look like the dudes on the packaging motivates them to buy product more than anything else. Otherwise they wouldn't do it.
 
2012-10-03 01:58:32 PM

palan: Huck Chaser: I just started playing Guild Wars 2, so I'm definitely getting a kick out of all this.

/one of many reasons all of my characters are male

I didn't think it was too bad when character selection defaulted to a plate wearing guardian. I then clicked on mesmer....and then I just shook my head.

medium armor seems ok as well.


ah yes, the Mascarade light sets. It's a rare crafted set you can make starting around lv 35 or so. It's...an odd set.

Not the most showy one though. the Winged and Feathered sets show more skin, with winged being one of the most T&A armor sets in the game. It doesn't even try to be modest, showing visable panties and bra elements. The Feathered set just shows off a great deal of boobs, but has a more modest bottom element.

Interestingly, a lot of the female artists at arenanet were actually in favor of such designs. they thought it made the characters look sexy. The topic came up at PAX last year.

Now, Leather sets are the polar opposite, with most covering you head to toe. Plate sets are all over the map.
 
2012-10-03 02:05:28 PM

Felgraf: Huck Chaser: I just started playing Guild Wars 2, so I'm definitely getting a kick out of all this.

/one of many reasons all of my characters are male

I was kinda pissed when I saw the female norn armor was kinda slut-tastic. Female Charr armor, at least, looks like FRIGGEN ARMOR.

/As does female armor for the Asuras, at least.

//Also WvW is weirdly fun.
///TAINTED COAST SHALL REIGN VICTORIOUS.


Female norn armor really isn't more showing them male norn armor. However, female norns can have some seriously bib breasted/wide ships thing going on, and the normal armor sets tend to look a bit more showy as a result. The starting caster set is one giant panty shot for them due to the size of the models.


As for the DOA thing, the demo had a feedback option, and well, the fanbase didn't like the smaller breast sizes the demo girls had. Japanese female designs are weird, in that the fanbase tends to favor ether large breasts, or very small ones, but rarely in between.
 
2012-10-03 02:06:16 PM

MoronLessOff: Soul Calibur Ivy


Ah yes, BelleChere, one of my favorite cosplayers.  

Probably NSFW
 
2012-10-03 02:08:35 PM

Teufelaffe: Felgraf: Huck Chaser: I just started playing Guild Wars 2, so I'm definitely getting a kick out of all this.

/one of many reasons all of my characters are male

I was kinda pissed when I saw the female norn armor was kinda slut-tastic. Female Charr armor, at least, looks like FRIGGEN ARMOR.

/As does female armor for the Asuras, at least.

//Also WvW is weirdly fun.
///TAINTED COAST SHALL REIGN VICTORIOUS.

I started on Tainted Coast, but switched after the fourth day in a row of map chat being filled with in-depth, explicit discussion of anal sex, BDSM, rape, bestiality, etc. Not a prude, but that stuff has its place, and that place is not map chat in an non-sex focused MMO.


I've noticed a few people trying out their uber trolling skills, on purpose, in map chat. Hopefully, this means this kind of shiat is about to finish jumping the shark and we can get back to normal sub-human levels of discourse.

/asuran female engineer
//SBI
///spent a good 30 minutes last night farking around with the TP with fiddler up and running. pretty intuitive rest api they've built
 
2012-10-03 02:13:01 PM

hstein3: Phrases I have never heard:

"Half-life 2 would have been totally awesome if they'd given Alyx huge knockers."
"You know why World of Warcraft is so addictive? Two words: Goblin jubblies."
"Why do people still buy Mario games? Peach doesn't even have realistic jiggle physics."
I can only imagine how narrow the demographic is they're listening to for feedback.


Rule 34.
 
2012-10-03 02:15:00 PM

Felgraf: So, in essence, video games suffer from "Liefeld Syndrome"?


Naw man, this generation's consoles can't support the polygon counts to render that many pouches.

/or feet.
 
2012-10-03 02:24:49 PM

MoronLessOff: So, I was going to post a nice cosplay of Ivy from Soul Calibur. GIS'd "Soul Calibur Ivy". Safe Search results are NSFW.

 

static.thesocietypages.org
Based on this, I think Ivy's back story is that she's got fast growing cancer in both breasts. Soul Calibur V should show her with a double masectomy.
 
2012-10-03 02:29:44 PM

andrewskdr: I'd bet the actual % of people who want or buy video games due to female characters having huge fake boobs is quite low. If the game itself sucks, basically nobody is going to want to drop $60 for it.


1.bp.blogspot.com
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-03 02:32:39 PM

zarberg: HotWingConspiracy: This just in: Sex sells in every form of media

The attitude of the US as a whole when it comes to sex is ironic at best and idiotic at worst.


We Americans are the unwanted flotsam and jetsam of the world. Puritans, lunatics, poor, Irish, political radicals, etc... everyone that someone else wanted out of the Old Country. Of course we're screwed up.
 
2012-10-03 02:37:48 PM

Felgraf: Aaah. I admit I'm on a server that seems to be doing fairly well, so.. that probably *is* part of it, yes.


I'm seriously considering a transfer to a good server. I spent years in WoW on the backwater nowhere server "Blackwater Raiders". PvP was crap, raid progression was crap and it was a RP server that didn't even do any RP.... I will not be a loser again...

...says the guy worried about the notoriety of his little digital doll

But, anyway, yea, WvW is great. Even if you're not into actually doing it right the badass fights that break out at chokepoints, towers, etc. are awesome. In WoW with something like WG you only got really badass fights in the Keep after the walls came down or when one side was just getting completely pounded and was camped at their spawn point. In GW2 WvW, though, the epic fights seem to break out more regularly while still allowing enough open map to avoid them and play strategically if you want.
 
2012-10-03 02:40:21 PM

Teufelaffe: Felgraf: Huck Chaser: I just started playing Guild Wars 2, so I'm definitely getting a kick out of all this.

/one of many reasons all of my characters are male

I was kinda pissed when I saw the female norn armor was kinda slut-tastic. Female Charr armor, at least, looks like FRIGGEN ARMOR.

/As does female armor for the Asuras, at least.

//Also WvW is weirdly fun.
///TAINTED COAST SHALL REIGN VICTORIOUS.

I started on Tainted Coast, but switched after the fourth day in a row of map chat being filled with in-depth, explicit discussion of anal sex, BDSM, rape, bestiality, etc. Not a prude, but that stuff has its place, and that place is not map chat in an non-sex focused MMO.


... O.o. Huh. Never saw any of that.
 
2012-10-03 02:42:19 PM

Felgraf: Teufelaffe: Felgraf: Huck Chaser: I just started playing Guild Wars 2, so I'm definitely getting a kick out of all this.

/one of many reasons all of my characters are male

I was kinda pissed when I saw the female norn armor was kinda slut-tastic. Female Charr armor, at least, looks like FRIGGEN ARMOR.

/As does female armor for the Asuras, at least.

//Also WvW is weirdly fun.
///TAINTED COAST SHALL REIGN VICTORIOUS.

I started on Tainted Coast, but switched after the fourth day in a row of map chat being filled with in-depth, explicit discussion of anal sex, BDSM, rape, bestiality, etc. Not a prude, but that stuff has its place, and that place is not map chat in an non-sex focused MMO.

... O.o. Huh. Never saw any of that.


Though I did get in a (semi-joking) nerdfight over Chrono Cross vs. Chrono Trigger in mapchat, I admit.
/Trigger's better.
//Also, the Sylvari are friggen awesome. It's like someone took the stereotypical Tolkein/D&D/Most-fantasy-since-then elves, and removed all the racism and superiority. Instead of 'Pssh. You newer, lesser races should follow our ENLIGHTENED example. Be glad we even SPEAK to you!' it seems more like "Hey. Hey. Hey guys. Hey. I know I'm new here and all, but, you all seem like you're fighting each other. A lot. Can I help you guys not do that? Please?"
///I suppose I just find their idealism adorable and amazingly refreshing.
 
2012-10-03 02:42:43 PM

Huck Chaser: Aikidogamer: In all fairness, the space cow race is part deamon. So the huge breasts, small waist, and long hooved legs makes some sense.

You know that the daemons from Warcraft are just as made up as the Draenai, right? Which means your logic is completely meaningless? Please tell me that you already knew that.


From a continuity stand point jackass. Try to keep up.
 
2012-10-03 02:45:23 PM
Urien
Gill
Dhalsim
Zangief
E.Honda
Omega Rugal
Krizalid
Seth
Oro
Necro
12
Poison
etc

Many male characters in fighting games wear less clothing than female characters.
 
2012-10-03 02:45:31 PM

Theaetetus: MoronLessOff: So, I was going to post a nice cosplay of Ivy from Soul Calibur. GIS'd "Soul Calibur Ivy". Safe Search results are NSFW. 

[static.thesocietypages.org image 494x683]
Based on this, I think Ivy's back story is that she's got fast growing cancer in both breasts. Soul Calibur V should show her with a double masectomy.


You really can't play Tali in the later games with a straight face on.
 
2012-10-03 02:45:55 PM

Theaetetus: MoronLessOff: So, I was going to post a nice cosplay of Ivy from Soul Calibur. GIS'd "Soul Calibur Ivy". Safe Search results are NSFW. 

[static.thesocietypages.org image 494x683]
Based on this, I think Ivy's back story is that she's got fast growing cancer in both breasts. Soul Calibur V should show her with a double masectomy.


Criminy, how can anyone play that?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-03 02:46:45 PM

WizardofToast: Theaetetus: MoronLessOff: So, I was going to post a nice cosplay of Ivy from Soul Calibur. GIS'd "Soul Calibur Ivy". Safe Search results are NSFW. 

[static.thesocietypages.org image 494x683]
Based on this, I think Ivy's back story is that she's got fast growing cancer in both breasts. Soul Calibur V should show her with a double masectomy.

You really can't play Tali in the later games with a straight face on.


I mean Taki! Damnit. Got Mass Effect on the brain.
 
2012-10-03 02:49:15 PM

grinding_journalist: You mean people want their fantasy playtime idealized?


Ding, ding, ding!

Because obviously, we need more ugly people in video games.
 
2012-10-03 02:49:27 PM

WizardofToast: Theaetetus: MoronLessOff: So, I was going to post a nice cosplay of Ivy from Soul Calibur. GIS'd "Soul Calibur Ivy". Safe Search results are NSFW. 

[static.thesocietypages.org image 494x683]
Based on this, I think Ivy's back story is that she's got fast growing cancer in both breasts. Soul Calibur V should show her with a double masectomy.

You really can't play Tali in the later games with a straight face on.


For a second I thought you meant *Talim*, and I was... very, very concerned about the creators.

(Because she's like, what, 14?!)
 
2012-10-03 02:50:22 PM
Oh for heavens sake. Dead or Alive practically invented video game breast jiggle. It's what the game is known for.

This just in, Hustler magazine has pictures of vaginas in it!

Not all video games have bubble breasted bimbos.
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-03 02:53:25 PM

you have pee hands: RKade: Big boobs suck. Strong personality is where it's at. Then again, most people are afraid of a woman who can stimulate their brain as well as their prostate so... I guess big boobies are aces.

There aren't very many video game characters, male or female, who can stimulate your brain. Good writing is a lot harder than just slapping some tits on the model.


This. Blizzard, Bethesda and Pre EA Biowear are about the only ones I can come up with.
 
2012-10-03 02:54:55 PM
This is Ric Romero reporting on behalf of Fox News regarding a disturbing trend.

Fans of a certain video game series known for having female characters with enormous breasts(Dead or Alive), happen to enjoy the fact the game has characters with enormous breasts. According to the developer fans have actually asked for this aspect of the game to be more prominent.

We'll dig deeper tonight at 11.
 
2012-10-03 02:56:26 PM

Need a Dispenser Here: If you want to see gigantic tits in a video game, look no further than Borderlands 2. Of course, they are attached to massive gut and massive ass.


Came here to say this. I'd go find a photo, but... yeah I'm not going to do that.
 
2012-10-03 02:58:58 PM

PanicMan: Need a Dispenser Here: If you want to see gigantic tits in a video game, look no further than Borderlands 2. Of course, they are attached to massive gut and massive ass.

Came here to say this. I'd go find a photo, but... yeah I'm not going to do that.

 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-03 03:08:30 PM

Mike_LowELL: grinding_journalist: You mean people want their fantasy playtime idealized?

Ding, ding, ding!

Because obviously, we need more ugly people in video games.


I'm terrified by how much I've been agreeing with you and IAmRight of late. Does this mean I'm becoming a troll?
 
2012-10-03 03:10:25 PM

Bag of Hammers: MoronLessOff: Soul Calibur Ivy

Ah yes, BelleChere, one of my favorite cosplayers.  

Probably NSFW


i830.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-03 03:12:32 PM

fluffy2097: PanicMan: Need a Dispenser Here: If you want to see gigantic tits in a video game, look no further than Borderlands 2. Of course, they are attached to massive gut and massive ass.

Came here to say this. I'd go find a photo, but... yeah I'm not going to do that. 

[i.imgur.com image 271x400]


Or...

i830.photobucket.com

/wooo triplepost!
//I should read the thread first instead of just seeing the replies to my comments...
 
2012-10-03 03:20:27 PM
People want Freak Out on the PS2.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-03 03:25:40 PM

degenerate-afro: Urien
Gill
Dhalsim
Zangief
E.Honda
Omega Rugal
Krizalid
Seth
Oro
Necro
12
Poison
etc

Many male characters in fighting games wear less clothing than female characters.


...poison? Really?
 
2012-10-03 03:31:09 PM

degenerate-afro: Urien
Gill
Dhalsim
Zangief
E.Honda
Omega Rugal
Krizalid
Seth
Oro
Necro
12
Poison
etc

Many male characters in fighting games wear less clothing than female characters.


It's not about the amount of clothing, but the style and what it's intended to portray:
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-03 03:40:25 PM
Another 'bubble tits physics' hater here. There's nothing worse than being constantly reminded that you're engaging in a activity intended for horny 14 year old boys.
 
2012-10-03 03:43:38 PM

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: cefm: I do find it annoying when a halfway decent game is ruined / makes you look like a creep for playing it by being stuffed full of un-necessary up-skirt, boob-jiggle and other distractions from actual gameplay.

You should probably avoid Saints Row 3 then.


Honestly, I didn't notice the jiggles on my female character in SR3 till the sex prison rescue mission where your character is drugged and butt naked before the cavalry comes to save you. Made the choices of having a gang of pimps, hos and using luchador wrestling moves and a giant dildo baseball bat more hilarious.

/flipped a coin between zombie-voiced Hunter Thompson/Spider Jerusalem or a nerd/punk chola
 
2012-10-03 03:46:33 PM

PanicMan: Need a Dispenser Here: If you want to see gigantic tits in a video game, look no further than Borderlands 2. Of course, they are attached to massive gut and massive ass.

Came here to say this. I'd go find a photo, but... yeah I'm not going to do that.


Wimp
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-03 03:54:35 PM

kroonermanblack: degenerate-afro: Urien
Gill
Dhalsim
Zangief
E.Honda
Omega Rugal
Krizalid
Seth
Oro
Necro
12
Poison
etc

Many male characters in fighting games wear less clothing than female characters.

...poison? Really?


Allegedly a tranny in Final Fight lore for North America (someone thought beating up a tranny was more palpable than beating up a genuine female -- didin't Double Dragon have the whip chicks before this game?).

Also, video game women with too much clothes ... King from the King of Fighters (yes, it's a girl, not a male blackjack dealer as some dude in an arcade once commented; later games made her breasts stand out more so people would ID her as a female) and the Adeptus Sororitas from Warhammer 40K come to mind.
 
2012-10-03 03:57:47 PM

Teufelaffe: PanicMan: Need a Dispenser Here: If you want to see gigantic tits in a video game, look no further than Borderlands 2. Of course, they are attached to massive gut and massive ass.

Came here to say this. I'd go find a photo, but... yeah I'm not going to do that.

Wimp
[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 600x332]


Damn, and people thought I was demented for playing a female dwarf in World of Warcraft.
 
2012-10-03 04:11:37 PM
www.visuality.org
 
2012-10-03 04:18:37 PM
Attractive female characters are fine...but "large breasts" does not equal "attractive".

Well, maybe those under 20 (mentally or physically) it does...
 
2012-10-03 04:22:44 PM

Aikidogamer: Huck Chaser: Aikidogamer: In all fairness, the space cow race is part deamon. So the huge breasts, small waist, and long hooved legs makes some sense.

You know that the daemons from Warcraft are just as made up as the Draenai, right? Which means your logic is completely meaningless? Please tell me that you already knew that.

From a continuity stand point jackass. Try to keep up.


You're right, I'm sorry. It's very hard to keep up with a comment that comes completely out of left field and is talking about something that nobody else is talking about. Forgive me for assuming that you were even making an attempt to stay on-topic.
 
2012-10-03 04:30:08 PM
bulk.destructoid.com

Uuuuunreal.

\\Don't even bring up E Honda.
\dosukoi!
 
2012-10-03 04:50:50 PM
I look at it like this, I don't go buy a game because "OMG TITTAYS!", and huge tits won't save a bad game. But I'll be damned if I don't mind the eyecandy if there are big tits in a decent game.
 
2012-10-03 04:51:49 PM

rickycal78: I look at it like this, I don't go buy a game because "OMG TITTAYS!", and huge tits won't save a bad game. But I'll be damned if I don't mind enjoy the eyecandy if there are big tits in a decent game.


FTFM, goddamn no auto preview
 
2012-10-03 05:15:25 PM

grinding_journalist: Mike_LowELL: grinding_journalist: You mean people want their fantasy playtime idealized?

Ding, ding, ding!

Because obviously, we need more ugly people in video games.

I'm terrified by how much I've been agreeing with you and IAmRight of late. Does this mean I'm becoming a troll?


According to some people, probably, but I can assure you those people don't count.
 
2012-10-03 05:17:16 PM
Using Team Ninja as representative of the video game development industry is like suggesting Hugh Hefner is representative of magazine moguls.
 
2012-10-03 06:15:22 PM

Teufelaffe: PanicMan: Need a Dispenser Here: If you want to see gigantic tits in a video game, look no further than Borderlands 2. Of course, they are attached to massive gut and massive ass.

Came here to say this. I'd go find a photo, but... yeah I'm not going to do that.

Wimp
[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 600x332]


Probably a Hodunk by the sounds of him.
 
2012-10-03 06:18:55 PM

kroonermanblack: degenerate-afro: Urien
Gill
Dhalsim
Zangief
E.Honda
Omega Rugal
Krizalid
Seth
Oro
Necro
12
Poison
etc

Many male characters in fighting games wear less clothing than female characters.

...poison? Really?


Poison is a guy as stated by Yoshinori Ono

Pre-op tranny in Japan
Post-op tranny in America

However Capcom's official position is "whatever you think s/he is, you are correct." So if you think Poison is a guy, he is. If you think Poison is a girl, she is.

Since Ono is the one currently in charge of the character, it's a guy. Thank the wonderful American censors for that little problem.

Amazing that you can put out a game like NARC where you beat up hookers and crack clowns and that is okay, but Final Fight had to change the gender of one of their characters to get approved
 
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