Action Babes This isn't just sensationalist reporting here - Action Babes for the iPhone is an important development for the handheld device, so try to approach this application in a mature manner, okay? Outbound City has somehow managed to get its live-action video mini-game approved. It stars two physically attractive women who do their best to obey your commands. Type in a keyword and the Action Babes will perform one of 42 amusing actions depending on what you ask of them. But there's a serious side to Action Babes. Over on the official page there's an open letter reproduced in full below to Apple criticising the iPhone manufacturer for wasting developer's time and money with its prudish attitude - an attitude that doesn't govern movies released on iTunes, the letter points out.
Comment Email Copy Link Copied The place of women in the gaming world is a topic of discussion and controversy today. Certainly most female characters in video games are attractive; they have to be larger-than-life and ostentatious in some way to inspire feelings from the audience. Just like film and television, video games have their low points of objectification, but there are also plenty of strong, independent female characters that broaden the concept of being sexy to a realm just beyond the physical. The whole thing raises questions about the place of women in video games and how they should be portrayed. For every well-developed sexy woman whose attractiveness is an integral part of their personality, there's a blatant fanservice character that exists purely as eye candy for viewer to ogle.
Very rarely do they know anything about the actual product in question, but apparently an effective method of selling stuff to adult men is by appealing to their year-old animalistic self. The E3 expo has no such ban in place and Kate Cox, a writer for kotaku. At one demo, I had to fight my way through a mob to get to the booth's front desk, only to find that actually, there was no line at reception — the throng around me had assembled to snap photos of the two women in ill-fitting, barely-there elf costumes as they posed provocatively by the booth's entrance. You know, stuff like rad, quality products; games with clever storylines - things like that.