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16 August 2013 @ 01:01 pm
"Boobjam and breasts in video games"  
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2013/aug/16/boobjam-breasts-video-games

So i was a bit reluctant to open this article when it showed up in my newsfeed this morning. However it's not about the kind of "breasts in video games" thing you'd normally expect, or rather, it's about the reaction to why most people familiar with video games might have expected something different.

Short version is a bunch of people decided that A: it would be silly to insist that breasts don't show up in games at all, but B: it wasn't right for them always to be portrayed as sexualized for straight males. So the solution they came up with was to hold a competition, "Boobjam", to design video games the are all about breasts. So when i got to the part about "What if you had to watch a sexy video game character also buy bras, cry softly when she can't find one that fits, and go in for mammograms," i immediately thought that perhaps i ought to ping +Amphi Gorey about it on twitter, but in a nice bit of synchronicity it turns out i can just do that here on G+ too :)

Cross-posted from G+