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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Shirt That Gives You Khan’s Chest


I’m going to assume that this doesn’t come in a ladies cut, but I really hope that doesn’t stop any woman from wearing it and knowing that she has the most hilarious getup for miles. (Fashionably Geek)

  • Game company known for realism decides to ask its audience what it wanted in female player characters, audience answered “sexy in a completely unrealistic way,” company shrugged, made them. This calls for a Lisa of Disapproval. (Eurogamer)
  • Were cave paintings mostly made by women? (National Geographic)

Ball your fists and curse the sky, because Mondo has another beautiful nerdy poster that sold out four hours ago in five minutes. (Mondo)

You know, this would explain why Indy was named after his dog. (Movies.com)

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  • John W

    ..squirrels…why did it have to be squirrels…

  • Anonymous

    Look, as much as it’s sexist for the company to do their game that way, they’re trying to sell games. You do that by following the maxim, “Give them what they want.” We should be yelling at the people for asking for it, not for company trying to stay in business.

  • Ashe

    I want that Khan shirt SO BAD.

  • Ashe

    Just because people ask for shitty things doesn’t mean you should give it to them.

  • frankenmouse

    Oh man, that Library of Alexandria story just hit me right in the gut.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, yes it does. When you ask your customers what they want, and a large portion of them tells you, YOU GIVE IT TO THEM. Doing otherwise is A) ignoring your customer base, and B) a good way to go out of business.
    When you want to put your business on the line by ignoring your customer base, you go right ahead.

  • Ashe

    I’d rather just appeal to people who are worth appealing to.

    People who don’t desire the same trite, sexist bullshit buy games, too.

  • Anonymous

    I’m reminded of “The Simpsons” episode where Lisa makes a doll (Lisa Lionheart) to rival Malibu Stacy. When only one girl buys Lisa Lionheart, Lisa still says that it’s a victory. The woman who financed it says, “Yeah, if she pays 1.5M for it.”

  • Mina

    Yeah, which makes me sad. Still, I can’t help feeling that having decent female characters in games is a “build it and they’ll come” situation. There are many people that might have no idea that that’s what they wanted all along, people who aren’t already buying games because they haven’t often seen games offering things that appeal to them. I don’t want a company to purposely ignore the desires of its audience, no, but I do want them to try to gradually slip some better things in from time to time until the audience wakes up a little and realizes that awesome, realistic female characters might not be such a bad thing after all.

  • Laszlo

    I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t have gone out of business if they did them in a realistic way, people often don’t realize what they want, or they don’t care enough to make a thing about it. I do agree however that if they decided to ask the fans in the first place, they shouldn’t just ignore the answer they got, that would send a bad message.

  • ClockworkTiger

    Throw me the ball; I’ll throw you the leash!