#1 Posted by Bluethunder35 (337 posts) -

I know that many of you probably have debated a variation of this topic before but it has been on my mind for sometime. 
 
My question: If Giant Bomb were to someday hire one of those so-called "gamer babes" and make her a prominent part of the site, how would you feel? 
 
Myself, I would not be happy. The big problem I have with them is they cater to the clan of  "never been kissed" 13 year-old boys who always suck up to these ladies and try to butter them up every chance they get. Instead of going out in the real world and meeting women, these fools just worship the eye-candy. It just gives video gamers a bad name, that we are nerds who can't get laid. 
 
That's why I love this site. No desperate men....as far as I know.

#2 Posted by bonbolapti (1611 posts) -
@Bluethunder35 said:
" No desperate men....as far as I know. "
Give it some time. :D
#3 Posted by rjayb89 (7720 posts) -

 What are you talking about?  They've got Vinny.

The Irresistible Cannoli
#4 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

If its deliberately to attract more younger males to this site, then obviously its a disappointment that they would do that. But I feel that this would never happen. 
 
However if by any chance that the "gamer babe" is both attractive yet informative on games (and is genuinely a gamer) then I honestly don't see a problem with it. As long as they don't try to sell the sex appeal of a lady. Gamer girls can be pretty at the same time, you know? 
 
Oh and I'm not sure how I feel about Jessica Chobot from IGN. She was more or less hired for infamously licking the PSP suggestively. But its not like she doesn't know how to play games at all or anything.

#5 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Will never happen.

#6 Posted by RecSpec (3803 posts) -

So you would assume that she would only be hired BECAUSE she is a female?
 
Uh-huh...you HAVE to give Whiskey Media a LITTLE more credit than that...right?

#7 Posted by Sin4profit (2922 posts) -

wait, what? So females can't get jobs in the industry on the paranoid off chance that someone may find them attractive?

#8 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

So what you're saying is, females should not be allowed to get jobs in an industry they want to, because people might find them attractive? Mhmm.

#9 Posted by DystopiaX (5300 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" So what you're saying is, females should not be allowed to get jobs in an industry they want to, because people might find them attractive? Mhmm. "
Exactly. Discrimination is discrimination, even if it's against hot women. As long as they are knowlegable, it doesn't matter what they look like.
#10 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

I'd be more concerned with whether or not she actually knew anything about games.

#11 Edited by Jeust (10547 posts) -
@bonbolapti said:

" @Bluethunder35 said:

" No desperate men....as far as I know. "
Give it some time. :D "
Yep. There was an incident was an israeli girl on this and other websites for example.  
 
For various reasons men tend to cater to woman in the internet, and that won't change soon.
#12 Posted by Ravenousrattler (1417 posts) -

as long as the person is knowledgeable and not a loud-mouth attention-whore, i wouldn't have a problem

#13 Edited by ComradeKritstov (693 posts) -

I totally thought you said gamer babies and was totally confused.  
 
@DystopiaX
said:

" @CL60 said:

" So what you're saying is, females should not be allowed to get jobs in an industry they want to, because people might find them attractive? Mhmm. "

Exactly. Discrimination is discrimination, even if it's against hot women. As long as they are knowlegable, it doesn't matter what they look like. "
This. Except the problem comes in when they aren't knowledgeable.
#14 Posted by Hamst3r (4481 posts) -

Hot:

#15 Posted by Red12b (9084 posts) -

    
   
What about Babs (Sara Lima-Comic Vine), She is very knowledgeable, and she is staff at whiskey,  
I think I have debunked your theory sir.      

#16 Posted by Shirogane (3568 posts) -
@Bluethunder35 said:
" No desperate men....as far as I know. "

You obviously don't read the forums enough.
#17 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -

You know, gamer babes DO exist, my sister`s pretty hot and loves to play PS3, not that i`m in to incest or anything.

#18 Posted by TheJohn (553 posts) -

If ladies are hired on the sole basis of their looks, I'll be disappointed. 
If ladies are hired because they write good, and play computer games because they like computer games, I don't have a problem.
 
If dudes are hired because they got a name in the industry or they look rugged and hot, I'll be dissapointed.
If dudes are hired because they write good, and play computer games because they like computer games, I don't have a problem.
 
Is this really an issue?

#19 Posted by Daveyo520 (6679 posts) -

Face Palm
#20 Posted by Matthew (1912 posts) -
@Hamst3r said:
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@Bluethunder35: This amazing woman right here, Sara Lima.  We're talking Brazilian hot here, she's got her degree, and was hired by Comic Vine after doing some seriously kick ass work as a user first and foremost.   And she totally digs the Assassin Creed Series.
What would be the problem with hiring the video game version of her for Giant Bomb?
#21 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@Daveyo520 said:
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Face Palm
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hahaha never seen that before
#22 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
"  What are you talking about?  They've got Vinny.
The Irresistible Cannoli
"
"I love you VInny" 
"Make love to me Vinny"
#23 Posted by Yummylee (21492 posts) -

Damn fools and their eye candy worship. Yo, wassup wit dat?!?

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#24 Edited by Dantekiller (206 posts) -
@Matthew said:

" @Hamst3r said:

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Hot:

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@Bluethunder35: This amazing woman right here, Sara Lima.  We're talking Brazilian hot here, she's got her degree, and was hired by Comic Vine after doing some seriously kick ass work as a user first and foremost.   And she totally digs the Assassin Creed Series.What would be the problem with hiring the video game version of her for Giant Bomb? "
True she is a very good example of what dedication to a art from should be. never uses her body to promote some bull always in line and professional, my girl thinks highly of her and so do i 
#25 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@Dantekiller: Sara Lima is great. Very knowledgeable, smart and funny. It's just a bummer there are so many suck ups over on Comic Vine...
#26 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3781 posts) -

  @blazerx9x said:

" You know, gamer babes DO exist, my sister`s pretty hot and loves to play PS3, not that i`m in to incest or anything. "

    I believe the common vernacular is, "Pics or GTFO".
#27 Posted by Dantekiller (206 posts) -
@Wrighteous86: @Wrighteous86 said:
"   @blazerx9x said:

" You know, gamer babes DO exist, my sister`s pretty hot and loves to play PS3, not that i`m in to incest or anything. "

    I believe the common vernacular is, "Pics or GTFO". "
lol 
#28 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -

didn't gamespot did this once?
 
she was some ex MLG halo player i think

#29 Posted by omghisam (284 posts) -
 
 
Jeezus, I hope Shelby hires Chobot just to fuck with your day, OP.
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#30 Posted by Matthew (1912 posts) -
@Dantekiller: The problem might come when a girl just wants to dress the way she wants.  What is she goes tank-top or just something some prude would consider 'sexy/revealing/inappropriate?'  Is she to succumb to the users on how she dresses?  What if she just wants to be comfortable or something along those lines?  When a gal gets in trouble for just being herself, thats when I take issue.  We've all seen the GB guys do interviews - they do it in t shirts.  We're fine with that.  What is Sara just chose to go casual one day...is she held to a different standard?
#31 Posted by Dantekiller (206 posts) -
@Matthew: true very true. there is always a  double standard and that will never change all we can do is sit back and watch
#32 Posted by TheJohn (553 posts) -

seriously, duders
this is a NON-issue
 
/thread

#33 Posted by LiquidPrince (15907 posts) -
@Sin4profit said:
" wait, what? So females can't get jobs in the industry on the paranoid off chance that someone may find them attractive? "
@CL60 said:
" So what you're saying is, females should not be allowed to get jobs in an industry they want to, because people might find them attractive? Mhmm. "
So what you're saying is... attractive attractive attractive?
 
@Hamst3r said:
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 Yeah, Sara is very pretty. I doubt however, if gender would necessarily be a deciding factor, if Whiskey Media was planning on hiring more. I mean, they aren't going to be like, hmm, we have to only hire pretty ladies. They just need to be qualified. I would assume.
#34 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

I would have a problem with them hiring anyone be it man, woman, shemale, midget, obese, handicapped or otherwise not because I hate everyone and everything but because the bombcast will be longer and weirder in a different format. 4 is all I need and will ever need. I don't like change...it scares me!

#35 Posted by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -
@TheJohn said:
"...they look rugged and hot..."
Vinny and Ryan are all the sex appeal that GiantBomb needs.
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#36 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

Watch out guys now they're gonna hire the annoying E3 podcast chick,  Leigh Alexander just to fuck with us.
 

#37 Posted by Baillie (4077 posts) -

Sara Lima is by far one of the prettiest girls on the internet. She is a very talented person and is one of the best comic book reviewers ever. 
 
We don't need Jessica Chobots, if we were to get a girl gamer, I'd hope she'd be everything like Babs.

#38 Posted by kelbear (496 posts) -
@Bluethunder35: 
If she's an authentic gamer, then I have no problem with it. No sense penalizing her for being pretty. If she's hired just to be video eyecandy, then I'll be annoyed by the disrespect, but I'd still continue to read GB anyway.
 
 
 (and yes, I saw the joke, don't bother).
#39 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@Sparklykiss said:
" @TheJohn said:
"...they look rugged and hot..."
Vinny and Ryan are all the sex appeal that GiantBomb needs. "
That + Brad equals the sole reason I'm on this site.
It'll be only fair if you guys have something to stare at in return I suppose!
#40 Posted by BionicMonster (1032 posts) -

Also what would be the point of having a hot girl who doesn't know anything about games? It's not like they are advertising on TV or any other sites.
BTW the only woman I could think of that is just a hot ditz for eye candies sake is Olivia Munn.

#41 Posted by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" @Sparklykiss said:
" @TheJohn said:
"...they look rugged and hot..."
Vinny and Ryan are all the sex appeal that GiantBomb needs. "
That + Brad equals the sole reason I'm on this site. It'll be only fair if you guys have something to stare at in return I suppose! "
Truuu dat. But if they have a new lady, that'll only mean less of what we want. And who wants that? :P Fairness doesn't matter.
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#42 Posted by Gruff182 (855 posts) -

If the girl loves games and can bring something valid to the site, its fine by me. Hot or not.

#43 Posted by pepsicolagirl (163 posts) -

I don't think they need to add a girl to what is already a perfect formula.   
If they did, I doubt they'd get a 'gamer babe' because Giant Bomb is more tasteful and credible than that - and that's the reason most of us love this site. However, it shouldn't matter whether she's good looking or not, only that she's a good journalist and isn't out to debase herself by licking various items or suggestively eating hot dogs.

#44 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

Sara's pretty hot. Ana's pretty damn cute too.

#45 Posted by EnchantedEcho (739 posts) -
@Hamst3r said:
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#46 Posted by SunKing (686 posts) -
@Bluethunder35: Uh, well I would have nothing against a woman on the GB team. I honestly feel that Ellie Gibson is the funniest part of EG, though others dislike her immensely. I would object to a "gamer babe", because by definition you've already set up this idea of her being eye candy first, a journalist second. It's in bad taste and denigrating towards women.
#47 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

The off topic board is seeping into general discussion:'(

#48 Posted by Bluethunder35 (337 posts) -

Hey, if the woman is intelligent and isn't trying to be Jessica Chobot 2.0, I really wouldn't have a problem if nothing changed. 
 
"Gamer Babe" is in quotes. That's what they call them. They being the 13 year-olds.

#49 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

I wouldn't mind it at all, as long as they weren't hiring her on the grounds that she is a woman, but on the grounds that she is knowledgeable about video games and can contribute to to the site. Carrie Gouskos was a good example of this at GameSpot (back when this site didn't exist).

#50 Posted by Canberra (1065 posts) -

You show me a baby that can play games, I'll say well done.