Ah, the power of SEX (in game advertising)

When did computer games become so sexy?  Games and hardware are becoming more and more bootylicious than ever.

http://www.goodnewsshutup.com/2009/10/evony-banner-ads-of-a-mad-man/

http://nukezilla.com/2009/11/08/evony-girls-as-seen-in-porn/

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/03/evony-investigating-the-game-everyone-loves-to-hate.ars

http://www.examiner.com/x-4080-Classic-Game-Examiner~y2010m7d27-Is-War-2-the-new-Evony

Above are 4 articles that address the pervasiveness of sexy imagery in luring (male) players to try games.  While some of the links date back a year ago or more and coincide with Evony’s rise to infamy, there are plenty of other examples out there that attract customers of computer related products by teasing that thing in their trousers – and it ain’t the wallet!

  1. EverQuest’s retail box 
  2. Radeon and Nvidia Geforce graphics card package beauties
  3. Kingdom Heroes, Caesary, Shaiya, and other free mmorpg games
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~ by Red 5 Standing By on July 28, 2010.

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