Another day, another site promoting half naked gamer girls to the public. Don't get me wrong here, I like pretty pinup girls as much as the next person but its seems lately that the Nerdcore culture which was brought to the attention of the gaming industry but my pal and Nerdcore King of Destructoid, CTZ, has been over played by too many people now.
Just in the last week, I have received My Space Friend requests from two different sites promoting gamer girl pinups or models and I'm starting to feel that maybe this isn't the right way for gamer culture to go. Ladies who game are great and more power to us but is it really necessary for so many people to create these model sites to put the hot gamer girls on a pedestal like they are something special. Geek is geek and just because a girl geek happens to develop boobs later in life who gives damn.
I've been informed more than on one occasion that the gaming industry is sick and tired of people trying to cash in on the whole "Hot Nerdcore Chick" thing and maybe they've got the right idea. This doesn't really give put us gamers in a good light if this is how we portray the female gaming population. Isn't there enough Hugh Hefners and Larry Flints in this world to cash in on the female form? Do we as a community need to add pressure the female gaming population to throw on lingerie and pose with our controllers?
I posed once for a Nerdcore picture once and it didn't get the response I hoped for. I was deemed less of a gamer for it and maybe the real female gamers in these pictures need to think about the kind of gamer they want to be seen as before they pose. Gaming should be about gaming; not about rubbing a controller between your thighs.
The first site advertises gamer girl models that pose in non-nude photos but they still have them topless and covering up their goodies with their arms or in bra and panties. I say that we, ladies start posing with our gaming accessories with our clothes on. Full jeans and t-shirt with no cleavage, then maybe someone will see that as a good image and start a girl gamer model site where the girls are covered up for once.
*For the people leaving the nasty comments - before you do: I'm not fat and I'm not bitter. I just think these kind of sites are sending the wrong kind of message to young female gamers that they have to be pretty to be a professional gamer. There are enough Cosmos and Playboys out there to make a young girl feel ugly without the gaming industry adding their two cents on the female form.
If you want to add to the topic, then do so without attacking me personally.
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