Tag Archives: hyper-sexualization

Males can be “pets” too…

15 Apr

World of Warcraft has been swinging around since November 2004 with this very suspicious looking demon (succubus) pet for Warlocks. (Check out the earlier succubus designs!).

Her abilities include Seduction, Avoidance, Lash of Pain and Soothing Kiss. On wowwiki we are offered a little trivia,

“Succubi have a rather notorious idle animation set. She will either pose, admire her nails, or on occasion spank her butt and let out an erotic squealed “Oooooh!”

The real news here is that Blizzard might be looking to make a male version. Can I make an “erotic squeal – “Oooooh!” now?

Blue post : Originally Posted by Zarhym (Source)

I’m happy to share we actually do have plans for offering players a choice between male and female versions of all warlock demons. This is a task already in our system, though I don’t have a time frame for you at the moment. Other art tasks could always take precedence, but we’re committed to making this happen.

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My No. 1 worst moment for women and gaming in 2011

22 Mar

Here it is, My No. 1 worst moment for women and gaming, why?

Well, let’s set the stage – take one top athlete (Serena Williams) and erase any notion of her achievements, give her the title of “world’s sexiest”, thrust her in some black nylons and make her derriere  literally a character on screen. Then, take a top gamer (Rileah Vanderbilt) and erase any notion of her achievements, give her the title of “world’s sexiest”, thrust her in some black nylons and make her derriere and chest literally characters on screen. Oh yeah, also: add a lot of grunting, some shooting flame-balls, and some droplets of sweat. There is a tiny shining light that shows five clips of the game-version Serena Willliams on-screen, fully clothed, and hitting powerful winners. Though those two seconds worth of clips are just a back-drop to the “real action” which is the sexualization and marginalization of women that play games well.

Joystiq has talked to game developer 2K sports who gave this official statement, Continue reading