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Booth Babe

proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in PAX Archive
Does anybody else think that the booth babe at the Sword of the New World booth looks absolutely disgusted at being here? I mean, she tries to smile, but you can just tell that she would rather be almost anywhere else. I kind of feel sorry for her. There's not even really any other booth babes for her to hang out with afterwards and laugh at us with...

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  • Darkblade_1Darkblade_1 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    What are you talking about? She looked pretty much like any other girl I've seen around.. I..

    Oh..







    :(

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I feel kind of bad for her considering that she was the only piece of meat for the men (and ladies :winky:) to gawk at. Although the women showing off the slimmer PSP was pretty cute, especially the redhead.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I feel kind of bad for her considering that she was the only piece of meat for the men (and ladies :winky:) to gawk at. Although the women showing off the slimmer PSP was pretty cute, especially the redhead.

    She was flirting with me.

    I felt dirty, because I liked it :/

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Raslin wrote: »
    I feel kind of bad for her considering that she was the only piece of meat for the men (and ladies :winky:) to gawk at. Although the women showing off the slimmer PSP was pretty cute, especially the redhead.

    She was flirting with me.

    I felt dirty, because I liked it :/

    Ain't nothing wrong with that. Unless your significant other is right next to you.

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  • korrianderkorriander Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Raslin wrote: »
    I feel kind of bad for her considering that she was the only piece of meat for the men (and ladies :winky:) to gawk at. Although the women showing off the slimmer PSP was pretty cute, especially the redhead.

    She was flirting with me.

    I felt dirty, because I liked it :/

    Ain't nothing wrong with that. Unless your significant other is right next to you.

    I flirted with one of the booth babes with my significant other there. But then, Shade doesn't mind if I flirt as long as she's cute.

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  • mellestadmellestad Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    When I saw her she was posing with some guy holding her leg up like she was humping him, but she had a pretty disgusted look on her face. I have two theories.

    1: She *really* needs the money, but hates the job, nerds, and life.
    2: There is something wrong with her face.

    Either way, she was totally hot.

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    pics plz

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  • DickChangDickChang Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    pics coming, I'm having issues uploading in this crappy internet.

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    that is a PERFECT picture of her thinly veiled disgust.

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  • Runningblind0913Runningblind0913 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Every time my friend and I passed her we both instantly felt kinda bad for her. I mean, yeah, booth babes are a big thing at Game Conventions and things but at something like PaX there aren't quite as many dressed up. Also, she has to deal with the attention of the regularly large and unattractive gamer getting his rocks off to her. And as if that weren't bad enough she has the occasional average joe gamer (who isn't spherical) come up to her and try to flirt with her. Which I'm sure by the end of the day she might rather wish to have taken another job...

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  • zyphlarzyphlar Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    She does seem to be kinda stuck there without any comrades, in skimpy clothes no less. I'm sure all the promo girls get it though, it's pretty sad to watch the PSP girls, World in Conflict girl, etc. get hit on.

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  • Runningblind0913Runningblind0913 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Yeah, she did, she didn't even have anyone in normal gear to make sure everything was alright with her. While there where those that seemed to actually enjoy doing it, like the Astro gaming girls who where incredibly nice to me both times, when I signed up Friday and when I waited for my friend to sign-up today. Although, I also found the World in Conflict woman who passed me my flier at least to be quiet happy. She was either really good at hiding her displeasure or she just enjoyed the gawking attention.

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  • AvenroshAvenrosh Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    What the hell... I didn't see her around yet, but why have "booth babes" at all? That is just degrading for everyone involved.

    Though it was amusing that the one woman was actually chained to that PSP... Sony couldn't put out for a proper kiosk?

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  • Runningblind0913Runningblind0913 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    They think the booth babes will attract our attention to their product as well as the obviously sacrificed woman... This mainly fails, but it gets them notoriety. If someone hadn't seen this woman today or yesterday, they'll deftinatly be on the look out for it now. Threads like this only make the booth babes work better.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I thought the rule at PAX was no booth babes. Did that change?

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  • commandlinecommandline Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I had lunch @ the Deli on the 1st floor (Day 1) and she, luckily, had an Enforcer closeby and another 'guy friend' eating lunch with her.

    +1 Shield of C**kblocking

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  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I also thought booth babes were band. I was actually kind of upset seeing one there. I prefer my PAX booth babe free.

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  • ThreepioThreepio New Westminster, BCRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    She seemed fine with me. She's in costume as a character from Granado Espanada - and she was very friendly when we went for pictures. Both she and her photographer had a laugh at the poses we came up with - possibly because I looked her in the eyes.

    Not those eyes. Jesus, that's the problem.

    Anyway, ain't nothin' wrong with a little eye-candy. Man up, son, and enjoy the view.



    Did I really just tell someone to man up? Fuck, I'm selling this copy of Madden and canceling my Halo 3 pre-order.

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  • robotbeboprobotbebop Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I saw her yesterday and she looked bored at best. I was gonna try and have my picture taken with her but I didn't want to contribute to her worsening weekend.

    Pretty girls at booths are nice and all, but for some reason it didn't feel appropriate at PAX. At the E3 of old the booth babes were standard: there were far more people and I think a good chunk of those people were in the media so booths probably wanted to get their attention effectively with boobs.

    There is obviously more media attention at every PAX, but the ratio of attendees to media people probably favors the attendees.

    However I've never been to E3 so...

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  • NatashaNatasha Registered User new member
    edited August 2007
    Morning everyone.

    This has been an interesting lesson in the game of making assumptions. You all remember what they say about assuming? Here's a short guide to interpreting the uglier looks that cross my face:

    1. glassy-eyed strained smiles = everyone- learn how to work your cameras!
    2. thinly veiled disgust = our creative pose contest! the number one answer to creative poses... "okay, you point your gun at me. and i'll be scared" (...)
    3. pain = spiked gogo boots. nuff said.

    Thank you (!!) to everyone who came and had fun with us at our booth- we love it! And more thanks to everyone playing our game- we adore you.

    Cheers!

    Natasha "the Musketeer"

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  • robotbeboprobotbebop Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Natasha wrote: »
    Morning everyone.

    This has been an interesting lesson in the game of making assumptions. You all remember what they say about assuming? Here's a short guide to interpreting the uglier looks that cross my face:

    1. glassy-eyed strained smiles = everyone- learn how to work your cameras!
    2. thinly veiled disgust = our creative pose contest! the number one answer to creative poses... "okay, you point your gun at me. and i'll be scared" (...)
    3. pain = spiked gogo boots. nuff said.

    Thank you (!!) to everyone who came and had fun with us at our booth- we love it! And more thanks to everyone playing our game- we adore you.

    Cheers!

    Natasha "the Musketeer"

    Well, that all definitely makes a lot of sense. I feel a bit silly now :)

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  • KaitouAyashiKaitouAyashi Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It was HARD coming up with an original and creative pose. Everything I thought of had been done several times already.

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  • justiciarjusticiar Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It was challenging thinking up a creative pose on the fly. The only thing I could think of was Yoga poses.

    Playing the game was fun too. All of your reps were easy to talk to.

    Thank you Natasha!
    :P

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Eh. I had three musketeers as my Family, so it's neat seeing this thread here with some cosplay. The double pistol isn't my favorite stance but it is the most badass of that class. I wish I could have been at pax to see it.

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    ... holy crap you even have the same hair type <3

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  • AnexkahnAnexkahn Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    she looked about as excited to be there as the guy that "the guildhall" sent to man their booth.... I think that dude was actually snoring there for awhile.

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  • ThreepioThreepio New Westminster, BCRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Natasha wrote: »
    Morning everyone.

    This has been an interesting lesson in the game of making assumptions. You all remember what they say about assuming? Here's a short guide to interpreting the uglier looks that cross my face:

    1. glassy-eyed strained smiles = everyone- learn how to work your cameras!
    2. thinly veiled disgust = our creative pose contest! the number one answer to creative poses... "okay, you point your gun at me. and i'll be scared" (...)
    3. pain = spiked gogo boots. nuff said.

    Thank you (!!) to everyone who came and had fun with us at our booth- we love it! And more thanks to everyone playing our game- we adore you.

    Cheers!

    Natasha "the Musketeer"

    Whoa, wasn't expecting a post from the lass herself!

    Assuming you come back to check on the thread: Thanks for being there - you looked great! Those boots could not have been fun. Loved the contest idea - and we're definitely going to check out the game because of it. I'm dying to see who won!

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  • SingolloSingollo Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Well I know everyone has their opinion about this matter. Even if Natasha didn’t post I can say that she’s no different than anyone else there. The only difference was she was dressed up in a way that draws attention. I talked with Natasha in person and based on that conversation I’d tend to agree it probably mostly had to do with the not so comfortable attire that she referred to.

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  • agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Singollo wrote: »
    Well I know everyone has their opinion about this matter. Even if Natasha didn’t post I can say that she’s no different than anyone else there. The only difference was she was dressed up in a way that draws attention. I talked with Natasha in person and based on that conversation I’d tend to agree it probably mostly had to do with the not so comfortable attire that she referred to.

    Then clearly it is the game artists that must be blamed!

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Natasha wrote: »

    Thank you (!!) to everyone who came and had fun with us at our booth- we love it! And more thanks to everyone playing our game- we adore you.

    Cheers!

    Natasha "the Musketeer"

    And thank YOU for helping me regain my balance after almost tipping over during the photo op :lol:

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  • WerrickWerrick Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Booth babes are lame...

    Anyone hit the World in Conflict party on Saturday night? Yah, yah, high skirts and low shirts, whatever, I wanna talk to someone who knows some shit about some games, goddamit.

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  • ChizzerChizzer Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Werrick wrote: »
    Booth babes are lame...

    Anyone hit the World in Conflict party on Saturday night? Yah, yah, high skirts and low shirts, whatever, I wanna talk to someone who knows some shit about some games, goddamit.

    Dude, you're at fucking PAX. The booth babes are the only ones who wouldn't know much about the games (I know some of them do, but still). If you want to talk specs, talk to the devs. Booth babes are specifically for marketing.

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  • watchout5watchout5 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    mellestad wrote: »
    When I saw her she was posing with some guy holding her leg up like she was humping him, but she had a pretty disgusted look on her face. I have two theories.

    Either way, she was totally hot.

    This is why I didn't bother them. I'm sure they're great people but I don't need a 'booth babe' to make me feel more like a man.

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  • Raptor007Raptor007 Seattle, WA, USARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    spydey wrote: »
    I also thought booth babes were band. I was actually kind of upset seeing one there. I prefer my PAX booth babe free.

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    I have no problem with happy booth babes. In fact they make me smile. :)

    Natasha, I too got the impression that you didn't want to be there 'cause of the look on your face. As nobody was taking a photo at the time, I'm going to assume it was #3, the painful boots. That sucks that you had to stand around all day in such discomfort.

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  • StrawberryFieldsStrawberryFields Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    lol Raptor.

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    Anyway, on topic. I did kind of feel bad for her with the people taking pictures and everything. I remember thinking to myself that those boots couldn't have been too comfortable. Natasha I thought you looked great, and you're a trooper for doing that. :)

    I don't fully understand why people don't like booth babes, though. I mean, they're there to promote and to be eye candy. I think that the only difference between having booth babes and having standees, posters, etc is that they're interactive. They let you take pictures with them, they can be mobile if need be, and it's always kind of cool to see a costume from a game in the real world (with the exception of a lot of cosplay. Some people seriously half-ass it). I think that they're fun! I wouldn't mind seeing more booth babes around. Maybe next year I'll work up the courage to actually ask one to take a picture with me. lol.

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  • PerrakoPerrako Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I can totally understand her look being due to discomfort. However, I hung around the booth for quite a while to talk with one of the guys extensively about the game, and she seemed to have fun when she got asked for poses for the pose contest, often embellishing a bit more. However, I did see about 10 people asking for executions while I was there.

    Also, the guy I was talking to said that was her third week straight doing that (comicon and some other things), so I think she deserves a lot of slack.

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  • WerrickWerrick Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Chizzer wrote: »
    Werrick wrote: »
    Booth babes are lame...

    Anyone hit the World in Conflict party on Saturday night? Yah, yah, high skirts and low shirts, whatever, I wanna talk to someone who knows some shit about some games, goddamit.

    Dude, you're at fucking PAX. The booth babes are the only ones who wouldn't know much about the games (I know some of them do, but still). If you want to talk specs, talk to the devs. Booth babes are specifically for marketing.

    Not at the World in Conflict party. I managed to finally snag the lead designer of the game and talk to him for about 40 minutes (fucking awesome guy, by the way!)

    But I had to hunt, and even then I only managed to catch the guy because I was out smoking and he came up and introduced himself. It was clear that there were devs at the party, but it was dark, the music was thumping and was crammed with brainless bimbos who wouldn't know an Athlon from a Vic20

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  • JoahWJoahW Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    lol Raptor.

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    Anyway, on topic. I did kind of feel bad for her with the people taking pictures and everything. I remember thinking to myself that those boots couldn't have been too comfortable. Natasha I thought you looked great, and you're a trooper for doing that. :)

    I don't fully understand why people don't like booth babes, though. I mean, they're there to promote and to be eye candy. I think that the only difference between having booth babes and having standees, posters, etc is that they're interactive. They let you take pictures with them, they can be mobile if need be, and it's always kind of cool to see a costume from a game in the real world (with the exception of a lot of cosplay. Some people seriously half-ass it). I think that they're fun! I wouldn't mind seeing more booth babes around. Maybe next year I'll work up the courage to actually ask one to take a picture with me. lol.
    You don't see anything wrong with equating a human being to an interactive poster?

    I don't really care one way or the other about booth babes, but I understand where the people against them are coming from.

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  • Raptor007Raptor007 Seattle, WA, USARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    lol Raptor.

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    Well, Penny-Arcade didn't have the appropriate smiley, so I had to borrow it! Guess from where. ;-)

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  • StrawberryFieldsStrawberryFields Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    JoahW wrote: »
    lol Raptor.

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    Anyway, on topic. I did kind of feel bad for her with the people taking pictures and everything. I remember thinking to myself that those boots couldn't have been too comfortable. Natasha I thought you looked great, and you're a trooper for doing that. :)

    I don't fully understand why people don't like booth babes, though. I mean, they're there to promote and to be eye candy. I think that the only difference between having booth babes and having standees, posters, etc is that they're interactive. They let you take pictures with them, they can be mobile if need be, and it's always kind of cool to see a costume from a game in the real world (with the exception of a lot of cosplay. Some people seriously half-ass it). I think that they're fun! I wouldn't mind seeing more booth babes around. Maybe next year I'll work up the courage to actually ask one to take a picture with me. lol.
    You don't see anything wrong with equating a human being to an interactive poster?

    I don't really care one way or the other about booth babes, but I understand where the people against them are coming from.

    I wasn't saying that provocatively dressed human beings = inanimate objects, though re-reading what I wrote I can easily see how that could be misinterpreted. I wasn't trying to imply that she's some kind of an object to be treated as such, but I was trying to make the point that a booth babe is just another form of advertisement and promotion. If she's live and in person or is posing in an ad, either way she's going to be having a million photos taken of her while stuffed into a costume. The only difference is the presentation of her. I haven't seen anyone complain yet about the Night Elf statue or the big poster of the girl barely wearing nearly transparent fabric over her breasts, and if anyone tries to argue that it's because they're not live humans, remember that the booth babes (and other models) CHOOSE to put themselves in the public eye in that fashion, and they're getting paid to do it. I can completely understand if sex in advertising in general makes somebody in comfortable, but it doesn't make any sense to me to dislike one medium more than another over it.

    edit: Raptor, I'd know that smiley anywhere. <3

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  • SchrodingerSchrodinger Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Natasha wrote: »
    Morning everyone.

    This has been an interesting lesson in the game of making assumptions. You all remember what they say about assuming? Here's a short guide to interpreting the uglier looks that cross my face:

    1. glassy-eyed strained smiles = everyone- learn how to work your cameras!
    2. thinly veiled disgust = our creative pose contest! the number one answer to creative poses... "okay, you point your gun at me. and i'll be scared" (...)
    3. pain = spiked gogo boots. nuff said.

    Thank you (!!) to everyone who came and had fun with us at our booth- we love it! And more thanks to everyone playing our game- we adore you.

    Cheers!

    Natasha "the Musketeer"

    Hey Natasha, good to hear from you.

    When I spoke to you, you told me you're not usually a model, so I can totally understand the discomfort from such a long day of posing. Human beings weren't designed to stand still all day, which makes it a tough thing to get used to it.

    http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/faq/standing.html

    "The effects of standing all day can show up almost right away. Prolonged standing and walking causes or makes worse health problems and soft tissue injuries including:

    swollen or painful feet or legs;
    bunions;
    plantar fasciitis (inflamed connective tissue that goes from heel to toe, supporting the arch);
    stretched Achilles tendon (tendinitis);
    varicose veins;
    knee problems;
    low back pain;
    neck and shoulder stiffness;
    poor posture (and its effects);
    restricted blood flow;
    increased chance of knee or hip arthritis; and
    muscle soreness and fatigue."


    Not fun. I'm sure this isn't helped by 6 inch heels.

    As for Natasha's gaming background, she does seem to have a genuine fondness in games. For instance, being about to remember the name of Barett's old buddy from FF7 when I couldn't.

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