Saturday, July 17, 2010

More than Pacman with a bow

Quoted in its entirety from a page called "The Sexist:"

Boobies As A Weapon of Mass Destruction
Posted by Amanda Hess on Jun. 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

Players of first-person shooter game Team Fortress 2 have discovered a new accessory to aid them in offing other players: Images of English pin-up models Lucy Pinder and Keeley Hazell. Users are inserting the cheesecake photos into the game’s environment in an attempt to distract other players long enough to sneak up and kill them. They call the tactic “Hot Girl Backstabbing,” and judging by the confusion of the targets—many of whom linger near the photos for several seconds before getting blasted—the strategy appears to be working. Is this another instance of feminist-inspired simulated murder, or just another way to apply the exploitation of women to gaming? Judging by the players’ enthusiastic use of the word “boobies,” I’m going to guess it’s the latter.

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