DoAX3 Fascination Suggests Gamers Are Indeed Obsessed?
In case you haven't been paying attention, here's a brief history:
We find out that Western markets aren't getting the controversial Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 and some believe it's because feminists and women's rights groups would try to lynch the publisher.
Then, that publisher - Koei Tecmo - issues a very diplomatic yet uninformative official statement, explaining why the game isn't coming out in North America or Europe. After, I just say I wanna play volleyball. And I do. It's fun.
But now, I'm starting to wonder if the gaming industry still has an unhealthy obsession with sex in general. As noted by DualShockers, the second trailer for DoAX3 has now crossed one million views on YouTube, making it the most-watched Koei Tecmo trailer ever. Yep, it just beat out the previous record-holder, Zelda: Hyrule Warriors, the only other trailer posted by the publisher to break the million mark.
Now, I know everyone's watching mostly because the game continues to get headlines. But if you really think about it, it's easy to get any gamer's attention if you simply put the word "nude" or something similar in a headline. If I posted up a headline that said "Here, Naked Pics of 'Insert Game Character Here'" it would be huge. It would undoubtedly hit #1 at N4G. It would get all sorts of attention on Google. Yeah, porn dominates the Internet, anyway, but it seems especially fascinating to gamers. ...maybe a little too fascinating.
As much as I hate to say it, perhaps the publisher is right not to release the game here. Maybe we really do need to give gamers a reason to go outside and interact with real humans.
Related Game(s): Dead or Alive Xtreme 3
1/3/2016 9:33:26 PM Ben Dutka