Something else I meant to share with you earlier, courtesy of MrPointyHead. Who, incidentally, doesn’t have a pointy head as far as I can tell… well, it’s a bit long I suppose. This came with the caption “My favourite thing about Jessica Chobot? Why, her versatility of course!” I’ll admit, I chuckled.
I actually don’t have anything against IGN’s Jessica Chobot. Sure, you do get the sense that they’ve stuck a pretty face in front of the camera, but from what I can tell she seems to genuinely enjoy gaming and that she knows her stuff, so as long as she is ‘real’ in that sense, I have no objection.
It does bring up the whole objectification of women somewhat though. Not that, being a guy, I can really comment on sexism and the way women are portrayed in the videogames media. As I hinted at yesterday though, there is a slight problem there, and I’ve had many an interesting conversation about it.
Maybe I’ll post some thoughts here about it, but I’d rather not kick the hornets nest… it’s not that I personally think I have outrageous views on the subject – I’m all for gender equality and respect and all that – I just also am a serial fence sitter and I like to play Devil’s Advocate a lot, I’d probably say the wrong thing and upset a butt load of people, which is never fun.
Until next time.