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Posted: 1/25/2006 9:06:17 AM EDT
Worst idea ever.

E3 bans scantily clad ‘booth babes’
Video game show's organizers promise costly fines to enforce dress code


Updated: 3:15 p.m. ET Jan. 24, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The video game industry’s 2006 E3 trade show in Los Angeles is getting a make-over — banned are the swarms of sexy, semi-clad “booth babes” that in years past took the unveiling of new games and technology to titillating new levels.

Rules prohibiting the use of scantily clad young women to peddle video games are nothing new, but the handbook for this year’s show in May outlines tough new penalties, including a $5,000 fine on the spot for the booth owner if the “booth babe” is semi-clad.

“What’s new in 2006 is an update and clarification of the enforcement policies; as we do from time to time, we have taken steps to ensure that exhibitors are familiar with the policy and how it will be enforced,” Mary Dolaher, E3Expo show director, said in an e-mail.
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She did not comment on the reasons for the change.

The video game industry has come under fire from federal and local politicians, who want to limit sales of violent and sexually explicit games to minors.

The handbook from the Entertainment Software Association, the show’s promoter, says: “Material, including live models, conduct that is sexually explicit and/or sexually provocative, including but not limited to nudity, partial nudity and bathing suit bottoms, are prohibited on the show floor, all common areas, and at any access points to the show.”

Exhibitors would receive one verbal warning when a violation occurs. Upon a second violation, the ESA said it would impose a $5,000 penalty, payable immediately on the site. It would also require that models comply with the dress code before returning to the floor.

ESA said it has sole discretion to determine what is acceptable.

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Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:06:53 AM EDT
OMFG. OMFG. OMFG. OMFG.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:07:47 AM EDT
Ummmmmm

ain't that the only reason to go ?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:09:55 AM EDT
I felt a disturbance in the force, as if millions of nerds cried out in anguish and were suddenly silenced.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:10:25 AM EDT
When will this faggotry end?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:10:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BarryTolar:
Ummmmmm

ain't that the only reason to go ?



That's what I was thinking.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:14:18 AM EDT
Scratch off E3 from my 'list of events to attend 2006'
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:17:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 9:17:35 AM EDT by SP1Grrl]
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:20:20 AM EDT
Isan't the ESA a self appointed group formed by the video game industry? What power do they have to enforce a fine?

And why are they so gay?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:22:21 AM EDT
How long before another trade show promoter sets up a video game convention, where the booth babes are allowed?

My guess, < 90 days...
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:22:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
He said 'titillating'.



arousing, exciting, stimulating, sexy, thrilling, provocative, tantalizing, interesting, fascinating, suggestive, salacious, erotic...

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:30:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BarryTolar:
Ummmmmm

ain't that the only reason to go ?



I'm going to the Nightclub and restaurant convention in Vegas the first week of March and that's the reason I go (that and all the free booze)
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:30:11 AM EDT
This thread is worthless without pics.

Nevermind, I clicked on the link...

GR
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:31:41 AM EDT
What the fuck? Why?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:35:28 AM EDT
The new rule doesn't say anything about them being naked.


Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:39:58 AM EDT
EA or Blizzard could fork over 50k a day for them and not think twice.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:40:20 AM EDT
WTF?!

That's totally ghey, PC has started it's invasion of the sacred gaming industry...

*weep*

What are those poor nerds going to fap to when they go to E3?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:42:10 AM EDT
LAME, those chick are usually pretty hot. If they want to do society a service ban carshow girls, now those are nasty.



Abe
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:51:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BarryTolar:
Ummmmmm

ain't that the only reason to go ?

Well so much for that trade show. It will slowly die out.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:51:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 10:28:56 AM EDT by Defcon]
Well here is a few from another show for the ones that are going to be missing the babes!

<Images Removed per BOTD rule --- Defcon>
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:22:58 AM EDT
That is the best reason to go.

They will probably put the girls in tight spandex pants, or long skirts. It sucks.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:25:12 AM EDT
NO booth babes? - WTF!

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:25:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 10:25:28 AM EDT by distributor_of_pain]
I used to work for a videogame company in North America. A very big one. I've been to E3 five times and I can tell you - the babes will be sorely missed!!!!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:26:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 10:28:02 AM EDT by Defcon]
Originally Posted By vedubin01:
Well here is a few from another show for the ones that are going to be missing the babes!

<Images Removed per BOTD rule --- Also, next time, please don't quote the violation -- Defcon>quote]

IBTL
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:26:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 10:28:43 AM EDT by Defcon]

<Quote Removed per BOTD rule --- STOP QUOTING THE INFRACTION!!! -- Defcon>

IBTL, but thanks for the picts. while they lasted
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:26:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 10:28:46 AM EDT by thedoctors308]

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
I felt a disturbance in the force, as if millions of nerds cried out in anguish and were suddenly silenced.





ETA:
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:30:33 AM EDT
WTF?

When will the deballing of the American male end?

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:34:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By postpostban:
<Quote Removed per BOTD rule --- STOP QUOTING THE INFRACTION!!! -- Defcon>

IBTL, but thanks for the picts. while they lasted



Funny is that everyone here is all about the protection of rights, I swear this page is taken over by the liberals!

The pics were nothing more than what you see here in Sunny FLA walking down the street!

Heil Hitler!





jk! well some of it anyway!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:37:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vedubin01:

Originally Posted By postpostban:
<Quote Removed per BOTD rule --- STOP QUOTING THE INFRACTION!!! -- Defcon>

IBTL, but thanks for the picts. while they lasted



Funny is that everyone here is all about the protection of rights, I swear this page is taken over by the liberals!

The pics were nothing more than what you see here in Sunny FLA walking down the street!

Heil Hitler!





jk! well some of it anyway!



Dont question authoritah.

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:41:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
I felt a disturbance in the force, as if millions of nerds cried out in anguish and were suddenly silenced.

+1. There is no reason to go to E3 now. At least the military/government conventions have whole craploads of freebies, the gaming community gives away practically NOTHING by comparison.

Kharn
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:49:05 AM EDT
I imagine some nerds were stupid enough to bring their wives and word got around
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:49:45 AM EDT
And on that day life in America became just that tiny little bit more like life in Saudi Arabia
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:50:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Johninaustin:
I imagine some nerds were stupid enough to bring their wives and word got around



Wives? Nerds?





Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:52:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
I felt a disturbance in the force, as if millions of nerds cried out in anguish and were suddenly silenced.



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