Duke Nukem Draws Them In With The Ladies, And The Chandeliers

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Some game booths here at PAX East turn heads because of their posters or their people dressed in mech suits. That's too classy for Duke Nukem Forever.

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I kinda wonder what all the hubbub about booth babes is in the first place. I remember when they were removed from most electronic trade shows, and reading the comments, I see that there is still some concern about the inclusion of attractive, scantily clad women in these shows, but I just have to point out the following:

—If you're really so easily led by your genitalia that you would make a review/purchase decision based on the presence of an admittedly very attractive woman (or women, as the case may be) at a particular company/product's booth, perhaps you deserve to be hoodwinked. There are plenty of heterosexual men out there (I include myself in this number) that suffer the same urges as the rest of the population—and yet, somehow, manage to continue to think with their brain, rather than with another portion of their anatomy.

Now, if the reason folks would like to see booth babes removed is something other than, "they're taking advantage of lonely programmers and review staff," I'm all ears. I can definitely see an argument being made concerning exploitation or something similar, but this, "It's not fair to us," crap is garbage. They're women. They're attractive. They're probably not interested in you—much like most of the population doesn't look at one another and go, "Damn, I'd like to ask that individual out," these women are just doing a job. Respect that, respect them, respect YOURSELVES, and there won't be a bloody problem.

Too easy.