EA Provides "Girls", Asks Gamers To Sin To Win

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Electronic Arts is asking Comic-Con goers to "sin to win" a dinner and "sinful night with two hot girls, a limo service, paparazzi and a chest full of booty."

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To enter the contest, conventioneers need to "commit acts of lust" by taking photos with the models working the Dante's Inferno booth or any other booth babes at the show. Those photos then need to be uploaded to Twitter, Facebook or emailed to Electronic Arts.

The contest details, emblazoned on the chest of a woman in faux tattoo, also offers five runner-up prizes which includes a copy of the game, a $240 EA gift card, a limited edition shirt and "tons more swag."

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No word if that swag includes brass knuckles.

Despite the tone of the contest, the rules state that judge's reserve the right to disqualify any submission that are "inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation, for depicting or mentioning sex, violence, drugs, alcohol and/or inappropriate language."

So sin, but not too much.

As of publishing only one person had entered the contest via Twitter, though plenty of people have complained about it.

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And this, ladies and gentlemen, will be why gamers won't be taken seriously in the foreseeable future.

People will eat this up. Magazines will wail and gnash their teeth and commenters will complain about stereotypes and sexism, and most gamers will eat it up.

I'm not saying that this is necessarily a good or bad thing. Just that this reinforces pretty much everything everyone says about childish video gaming is.

So next time you see gaming getting bad press or widespread criticism, don't just reflexively hate the media. Hate EA, and the vast number of gamers that aid, abet, and prove that criticism right.