Consider this an extension of yesterday’s post about game designers and their obsession with boobs. Los Angeles-based writer Alex Mahan dedicates his blog entirely to relatively well-researched, deeply passionate items about video game “babes” — mostly game characters and occasionally flesh and blood women.
I can’t imagine that this particular angle of investigation doesn’t get a little redundant — not to mention creepy. But, at first glance, Alex Mahan’s narrowcast musings are kind of fascinating, due in no small part to the writer’s seemingly earnest and overtly eager approach. Dig headlines like “Carmilla exposes a lot of skin in CastleVania: Lords of Shadow,” “Capcom promotes Dead Rising 2 the right way – with a woman in a bikini,” and my favorite, “Is it unnatural to think a video game character looks attractive?” (Actually, that last one’s worth reading in its entirety; Mahan put a lot of thought into it.)