Remember MY ASS???

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#1 Posted by smackifilia (67 posts) -

Oh yeah, of course you do, it's right there on the cover.

#2 Posted by Carryboy (589 posts) -

And if she was turned the other way it would be remember my tits?

Very strange logic.

#3 Edited by Oldirtybearon (4282 posts) -

@smackifilia said:

Oh yeah, of course you do, it's right there on the cover.

nah, I don't make a habit of remembering pancake booty.

#4 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1854 posts) -

I know, sexism right?

#5 Posted by Rafaelfc (1281 posts) -

Could be worse, could be some dude showing us his gun.

#6 Edited by Brendan (7511 posts) -

I wouldn't read into it too far, but the booty shot was probably a marketing thing that unconsciously attracts peripheral vision on shelves to increase sales. Same thing if they showed the front, and she happened to have mad cleavage. They know their audience is primarily 18-35 male, and they tailor their covers accordingly.

Edit: I know the knee-jerk reaction will to be to call this "nothing" but if were being reasonable its not. Its not a huge thing either, but obviously if the game is character heavy then the selling point on the cover being hot-ass devalues that to a certain extent.

#7 Posted by Kerned (1168 posts) -

Wow, way to keep it classy, Giant Bomb users.

#8 Posted by RedCream (704 posts) -

#1reasonwhy

#9 Posted by DocHaus (1286 posts) -

A++++ POSTER WOULD READ AGAIN

#10 Edited by Video_Game_King (34594 posts) -

How old is the girl on the cover? From what I've seen of the commercials, she looks twelve.

Wait, I'm thinking of a completely different game (maybe The Last of Us?). Not sure if this is sexist or just lazy box art design.

#11 Posted by crusader8463 (14305 posts) -

There really is no appeasing you people is there. Short of every female character being wrapped in a burka and being an unattractive overweight old lady you will always find something to scream about a female character being portrayed in a sexist way. It's a 3rd person action game. Are you going to complain next that the only reason they made it 3rd person was so people could stare at her ass the entire game too?

#12 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4282 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

There really is no appeasing you people is there. Short of every female character being wrapped in a burka and being an unattractive overweight old lady you will always find something to scream about a female character being portrayed in a sexist way. It's a 3rd person action game. Are you going to complain next that the only reason they made it 3rd person was so people could stare at her ass the entire game too?

You're totally right. OP's stance is unreasonable.

Clearly the answer is for Remember Me chick to be twerkin' on the cover. Make it holographic foil for the full effect.

#13 Edited by ShaggE (5980 posts) -

#14 Edited by JoeyRavn (4885 posts) -
#15 Posted by I_smell (3926 posts) -

I'd play Remember My Ass.

#16 Posted by alternate (2654 posts) -

I remember the publisher predicting this would sell worse with a female MC. I guess the compromise is that the cover artist made the best of it.

#17 Posted by believer258 (11039 posts) -

So?

#18 Posted by ThomasG666 (154 posts) -

I don't remember anything about this game.

#19 Edited by ThunderSlash (1366 posts) -

She must be related to Nathan Drake.

At least Nathan had the tact to hide his ass with SKULLFOLIAGE.

Edit: Ever wonder what the ass of a ghoul looks like?

Wahbam!

#20 Posted by MEATBALL (2783 posts) -

Her jeans really are impossibly tight. I can't wait for future jeans.

#21 Posted by Superkenon (1190 posts) -


At least Nathan had the tact to hide his ass with SKULLFOLIAGE.

SKULLFOLIAGE might just be my favorite new word.

#22 Edited by oldenglishC (858 posts) -

At least Nathan had the tact to hide his ass with SKULLFOLIAGE.

One day I need to learn how music works, so I can use all the great band names I get from this website.

#23 Posted by jimmyfenix (3679 posts) -

oh yeah !

#24 Edited by smackifilia (67 posts) -

Hahaha, I think I might be being misinterpreted here. I think all this sexism talk going on lately might be getting in my head. I truly believe its okay to engage sexual hooks as a marketing tool or even selling point depending on your content. I think my eyes were just immediately drawn there due to my being a heterosexual male and the rule of thirds. It seemed to engage that part of my brain so immediately that I thought it was humorous and wanted to share.

#25 Posted by psylah (2153 posts) -

@meatball said:

Her jeans really are impossibly tight. I can't wait for future jeans.

Men wear tighter jeans nowadays.

#26 Posted by Damodar (1155 posts) -

@joeyravn said:

@carryboy said:

And if she was turned the other way it would be remember my tits?

Very strange logic.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BoobsAndButtPose

Granted, this is not the case. But the more you know.

Reminds me of the terrible cover on my copy of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. I think it was the winner of some fanart competition or something, which makes me dislike it even more.

Kind of doesn't make any anatomical sense...

#27 Edited by AlexanderSheen (4664 posts) -

Sorry girl, I don't.

#28 Posted by Example1013 (4749 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

There really is no appeasing you people is there. Short of every female character being wrapped in a burka and being an unattractive overweight old lady you will always find something to scream about a female character being portrayed in a sexist way. It's a 3rd person action game. Are you going to complain next that the only reason they made it 3rd person was so people could stare at her ass the entire game too?

You're totally right. OP's stance is unreasonable.

Clearly the answer is for Remember Me chick to be twerkin' on the cover. Make it holographic foil for the full effect.

OMG why hasn't this happened yet. I would buy that game like, 10 times just to put it on my shelf.

#29 Posted by stryker1121 (1234 posts) -

She's rocking them future jeans, dawg.

#30 Posted by Kidable (124 posts) -

@damodar said:

@joeyravn said:

@carryboy said:

And if she was turned the other way it would be remember my tits?

Very strange logic.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BoobsAndButtPose

Granted, this is not the case. But the more you know.

Reminds me of the terrible cover on my copy of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. I think it was the winner of some fanart competition or something, which makes me dislike it even more.

Kind of doesn't make any anatomical sense...

Art making 'anatomical sense' is a tired argument. Art doesn't have to be realistic. That's the beauty of art. Just as to be appealing. I quite like that cover actually.

As for the Remember Me cover art....uhhh....yeah, women have butts. I don't find it sexualizing at all to me personally though.

#31 Posted by Levio (1781 posts) -

Why isn't she holding a gun? Box art characters always hold guns. I'm confused.

#32 Edited by RadixNegative2 (508 posts) -

@shagge said:

Yep, I remember this.

#33 Posted by ripelivejam (2783 posts) -

@damodar: she must be one of dem quadruple jointed ladies or something

#34 Edited by Damodar (1155 posts) -

@kidable: Sure, but there is creative subversion of realism and then there's being Rob Liefeld. You can put too much faith in the artistic intent behind generic anime girl with guns and in this case, I think the snapped spine is just a result of a lack of understanding or ability.

#35 Posted by Reisz (1358 posts) -

@damodar: That is catastrophically awful. Is there an alternate cover on the reverse of the sleeve or something? I love Fan Art competitions, but I refuse to believe there aren't more talented BlazBlue fans out there. Unless the artist is uncharacteristically young, perhaps there is a narrative involved. . . Either way, bummer.

#36 Posted by damswedon (3168 posts) -

#37 Edited by SlashDance (1757 posts) -

Also, the Eiffel tower in the background is clearly a phallic symbol

#38 Posted by super2j (1610 posts) -

someone post that catwoman cover where her butt and chest are facing us.

#39 Posted by Reisz (1358 posts) -

@damodar Well that was an interesting diversion. Having looked around for a few minutes I came across the artists website detailing the piece that was used for the Calamity Trigger cover, it's an interesting story.

So the guy puts together an entry for a NeoGaf community contest to decide the new cover. His entry wins by a 2:1 landslide and it looked like this:

I can see why it won, this kicks ass.

After the contest was over the artist was put in touch with Zen United (ARC of Europe) and discussions were had leading to a different cover featuring Noel, the original as he created it looks like this:

This looks way better than the final to me, note the gun and the colour tone.

After submitting that, Zen United told him they loved the cover and wanted to use it but requested adjustments to the gun to make it look more in line with the one in the game and they wanted the brightness and saturation changed to make it more colourful. The artist apparently had a good rapport with Zen United and was able to make the changes they wanted. Which leaves us with the final cover, this one:

The flatness of the colour and the hastier, slightly unmatched look of the guns makes way more sense now.

When this was announced as the final cover you can imagine the fine folks over at Gaf were less than stoked. The art they had voted on was nowhere to be seen and the one that was chosen had been forced through changes that had stripped its depth and worsened it's composition.

Word is the response was pretty divisive, some loved it and others hated it. Either way it was a better piece before being made suitable for a video game cover. Stuff like this, video game, movie, comic and to a lesser extent book covers require such a particular eye and skill-set that I am not surprised changes needed to be made.

The guy clearly has talent, it's a shame his best wasn't represented in one of his most widely seen pieces.

Here's the blog post with all the info: http://radiantdreamer.net/video-games-2/my-art-is-on-blazblue-uk-cover/

Thanks for keeping me amused for an hour.

#40 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

I was thinking about this too. but if this is the new guy with gun, im ok with that.

#41 Posted by JouselDelka (967 posts) -

I'm a hetero sexual 22 year old man who enjoyed looking at her tight-packed jeans ass on the cover because it reminds me of good sex, and I like sex, it's enjoyable, the reason most people do it is for pleasure, therefore her ass is pleasant to me.

I must be a sexist predator.

#42 Posted by Damodar (1155 posts) -

@reisz said:

@damodar Well that was an interesting diversion. Having looked around for a few minutes I came across the artists website detailing the piece that was used for the Calamity Trigger cover, it's an interesting story.

*interesting things*

Thanks for keeping me amused for an hour.

Huh... well I didn't realise there was quite that much to the story, shame it turned out like that. I might need to replace the sleeve with the original Ragna art. Thanks for the info!

#43 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I'm a hetero sexual 22 year old man who enjoyed looking at her tight-packed jeans ass on the cover because it reminds me of good sex, and I like sex, it's enjoyable, the reason most people do it is for pleasure, therefore her ass is pleasant to me.

I must be a sexist predator.

Me too.
I wonder where all these internet weekend warriors were when Bayonetta came out?
Oh right, they were playing that game on the One Hand Only difficulty settings, silly me, how could I forget.

#44 Edited by Animasta (14460 posts) -

@jouseldelka said:

I'm a hetero sexual 22 year old man who enjoyed looking at her tight-packed jeans ass on the cover because it reminds me of good sex, and I like sex, it's enjoyable, the reason most people do it is for pleasure, therefore her ass is pleasant to me.

I must be a sexist predator.

Me too.

I wonder where all these internet weekend warriors were when Bayonetta came out?

Oh right, they were playing that game on the One Hand Only difficulty settings, silly me, how could I forget.

plenty of people have problems with bayonetta on that front you know?

and I don't have too much problem with this beyond thinking the cover is boring but eh.

#47 Edited by Aegon (5117 posts) -

@smackifilia said:

Oh yeah, of course you do, it's right there on the cover.

nah, I don't make a habit of remembering pancake booty.

#48 Edited by Pr1mus (3512 posts) -

#49 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

my favorite picture of jeff

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