E3 Booth Babes are a Shame to Geekdom [Video]

Oh come on… they should at least have gotten the last question right! I mean, this one was clearly the easiest of the bunch.

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41 Responses to E3 Booth Babes are a Shame to Geekdom [Video]

  1. ohhh my lord where do they find these people…..  it's like as looks go up, brains go down… doesn't hairspray cause brain damage?

  2. ohhh my lord where do they find these people…..  it’s like as looks go up, brains go down… doesn’t hairspray cause brain damage?

  3. Machinima has a habit or putting negative spins and editing their "interviews" in the worst light possible. I bet there are a ton of questions that were answered right they purposefully did not put in that video. I've played Bioshock but I never read the book. I would have gotten that wrong too. And the reporter asked the  pokemon question in the vaguest way possible. Did she want the starter pokemon to blue, red or yellow? If it was yellow most of the chicks got it right.

    • I have a hard time believing that they answered many questions right(and there's no real reason to suspect they asked more, it's 5hp for heaven's sake). If they did, it's really not a big deal. It's a Jay Leno segment, E3 style. Of course not /all/ booth babes are game-ignorant, and they were admittedly EXTREMELY ignorant about 3 massive titles in the gaming world. 

      1) At the end of the 4th question, the black woman says, "Why do I not know any of these questions?" 
      2) They were answering PORTAL questions with Star Wars character. Separate couples of booth babes too. How on earth do you move into a different franchise altogether? Jar Jar Binks is a love interest? Really?
      3) "The resident evil character."
      4) They consistently named first person shooters to answer the 3rd question.

      Only two questions were forgivable offenses. The 3rd and the 4th. The 4th being that it's a recent game not everyone was into, and the 3rd being that you'd have know the context.

      The pokemon question wasn't vague at all. "What were the THREE original starter pokemon?" That's pretty specific. All they named was Pikachu(one, pokemon, that has never been part of a trio), surprise surprise, the face of the pokemon franchise. It was a special edition follow up game after Red and Blue, with many changes. 

      They essentially had a vague understanding of the realm of the geek. They knew popular first person shooters, important Star Wars movie characters, one knew there was a female in Resident Evil(stilettos in a zombie game? really?), and one knew enough that WoW has an Atlas book to associate it with, which she's probably seen in merch. 

      There's absolutely no reason to defend these girls, and it's quite clear they didn't know their stuff. Honestly, there's even a running gag in the community about people who don't know Link's name. "Hey guys, what if Zelda was a girl?"

    • I have a hard time believing that they answered many questions right(and there’s no real reason to suspect they asked more, it’s 5hp for heaven’s sake). If they did, it’s really not a big deal. It’s a Jay Leno segment, E3 style. Of course not /all/ booth babes are game-ignorant, and they were admittedly EXTREMELY ignorant about 3 massive titles in the gaming world. 

      1) At the end of the 4th question, the black woman says, “Why do I not know any of these questions?” 
      2) They were answering PORTAL questions with Star Wars character. Separate couples of booth babes too. How on earth do you move into a different franchise altogether? Jar Jar Binks is a love interest? Really?
      3) “The resident evil character.”
      4) They consistently named first person shooters to answer the 3rd question.

      Only two questions were forgivable offenses. The 3rd and the 4th. The 4th being that it’s a recent game not everyone was into, and the 3rd being that you’d have know the context.

      The pokemon question wasn’t vague at all. “What were the THREE original starter pokemon?” That’s pretty specific. All they named was Pikachu(one, pokemon, that has never been part of a trio), surprise surprise, the face of the pokemon franchise. It was a special edition follow up game after Red and Blue, with many changes. 

      They essentially had a vague understanding of the realm of the geek. They knew popular first person shooters, important Star Wars movie characters, one knew there was a female in Resident Evil(stilettos in a zombie game? really?), and one knew enough that WoW has an Atlas book to associate it with, which she’s probably seen in merch. 

      There’s absolutely no reason to defend these girls, and it’s quite clear they didn’t know their stuff. Honestly, there’s even a running gag in the community about people who don’t know Link’s name. “Hey guys, what if Zelda was a girl?”

      • Their stuff was wearing low-cut dresses and looking good, that's it. And I'm assuming they were very good at it. I am not being mean or a chauvinist here but that's why booth-babes are hired, not to refresh your memory in case you've forgotten the three original starter Pokémon and want to impress a real geeky girl.

      • Their stuff was wearing low-cut dresses and looking good, that’s it. And I’m assuming they were very good at it. I am not being mean or a chauvinist here but that’s why booth-babes are hired, not to refresh your memory in case you’ve forgotten the three original starter Pokémon and want to impress a real geeky girl.

      • Except, you are forgetting, Machinima has a reputation for being dicks to anyone who isn't a walking wikipidea for all things gaming and has tits. I've never personally interviewed for them and I hope I never do. However, I know a group of girls who have, who legitimately love gaming, and were made to look like they don't. I'm not a post feminist but in all honesty Machinima is like the Dr. Phil of gaming news. They are just as shallow as they make these girls out to be.

      • Uhm.. just to point out that I'd slap anyone if they told me in person that they knew the answer to the Pokemon question. I am proud to say that I have NEVER been pulled into that franchise.
        Besides, a love interest in Portal? Sure, the Companion Cube was probably the right answer.. but put infront of a mic and a camera.. would that seriously be your first answer?

      • Uhm.. just to point out that I'd slap anyone if they told me in person that they knew the answer to the Pokemon question. I am proud to say that I have NEVER been pulled into that franchise.
        Besides, a love interest in Portal? Sure, the Companion Cube was probably the right answer.. but put infront of a mic and a camera.. would that seriously be your first answer?

  4. I may not look like that but damn i can answer those questions :D
    (apart from bioshock but i got that from the little shape) *geekpride!!*

  5. To game makers who put beautiful young women in your booths at a major convention like E3: Your show people not knowing basic game history as showcased in this video is an EPIC FAIL!!!  There is no excuse.  You should have some sort of training program to help these people with basic gaming history as well as give them an EXCELLENT working knowledge of the games which you are hiring them to push should be an absolute must.  Who wants to buy a game from someone who knows diddly squat about the product they are selling or the history behind it?!?!?!  Sincerely, The Gamers of the World.

    • Try D20 girls and there are others, that is their mission.  End clueless models with geek/gamer girls who look good and can talk about the products.

    • Try D20 girls and there are others, that is their mission.  End clueless models with geek/gamer girls who look good and can talk about the products.

  6. To game makers who put beautiful young women in your booths at a major convention like E3: Your show people not knowing basic game history as showcased in this video is an EPIC FAIL!!!  There is no excuse.  You should have some sort of training program to help these people with basic gaming history as well as give them an EXCELLENT working knowledge of the games which you are hiring them to push should be an absolute must.  Who wants to buy a game from someone who knows diddly squat about the product they are selling or the history behind it?!?!?!  Sincerely, The Gamers of the World.

  7. I definitely have not gamed or picked up a gaming mag in forever I would have gotten those all wrong too.  Ah well I guess I'm just not that big of a geek.

  8. I definitely have not gamed or picked up a gaming mag in forever I would have gotten those all wrong too.  Ah well I guess I’m just not that big of a geek.

  9. Do you guys think that chicks like that would know video games? There booth babes… that's it. They are there because there fucking hot, and can model the outfit. Dudes aren't going to go up to them and ask them about pokemon, there going to stare at there jigglypuffs, wishing they could play with there lickytounge for a while.

  10. I have to defend the girls. I'm a big gamer geek and I only knew 2 of those answers. I've no interest in Pokemon, never played Bioshock, and only ever heard of Bayonetta. The only really embarrassing one was the girl who worked at Gamestop and couldn't name Link for the Zelda series.

  11. These women are selected for their boobs, not their knowledge. Blame the people who hired them, not the women themselves.

  12. I'd have got all of them wrong. Never played Pokemon, Portal, Bioshock etc 

    … Meh … 

    doesnt mean anything really except to the "Geek Nazis" who believe if you dont know EVERYTHING geek related then youre not one … sad really, maybe they need to get their fat teenage asses out of the basement, shave off the neckbeard and go get a life (and a girlfriend)

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