Florida Supercon Cosplay 2013

We all had a great time at Florida Supercon through we agree that the show needs to move to a bigger area with more room and better parking. On Saturday it was so crazy packed it make it hard to do much of anything expect be knocked around in a crowd. However, there were a ton of great cosplay there, here is just a small sample.

 

League of Legends Cosplay

 

For the last cosplay entry for 2012 we bring you awesome League of Legends cosplay.

 

Cosplay: Comback

It’s been a while since we had a pure cosplay featuring  awesome cosplay ladies from the video game world. We are truly thankful for sexy cosplay be it on a Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

 

Booth Babes 2012

It has been a while since we have profiled booth babes on Obsolete Gamer. This years conventions featured a ton of great booth babes from E3, CES, PAX and more. So check these out and tell us which one you like the best.

 

Cosplay: Old Rub-Public

Oh the puns keep flying! So the staff is still taken over by Old Republic and with the announcement of more content it seems little work will get done. The good news is the cosplay department works all night long! This time we bring you Cosplay from the Star Wars universe and not just a bunch of Princess Leias either.

 

 

Cosplay: Ghost Protocol

For our final Cosplay of 2011 we feature Nova from Starcraft. Our sexy ghost is ready to drop a nuke on you.

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Cosplay: Blizzcon 2011

This weekend is Blizzcon 2011 and there are already a ton of great cosplay out there. Here are some images from day one of Blizzcon 2011’s lovely cosplayers.

 

 

Cosplay Profiles: Bayonetta

Even if you did not like the Sega button mashing action game most guys did not have a problem with the leading lady. This week we profile the goddess of angel killing Bayonetta.

On to the Cosplay.

 

Cosplay: E3 2011

We had a great time at E3. There were a ton of lovely ladies, some in costume, some just plan hot and we made sure to get as many shots as we could to bring them to you so enjoy.

On to the cosplay.

 

Cosplay: Assets

Do Booth Babes Help?

You can go to pretty much any convention and find them. From car shows to CES and even home appliances there will be some booth babes, the question is, do they help sell a product. Now studies have shown that aesthetically pleasing images does help motivate sales. We are not just talking about a pretty face here; certain colors and even light can make a big difference. For example, the color red stands out, but white makes you think of something pure and clean. With the rise in green technology that color has become a permanent part of that industry.

As for that pretty face and sexy body, it begins with simple biology. When we see a fit body, our animal instincts kick in and even if you never want children, the body sees a healthy mate and attraction starts. Obviously if you are selling sexy then you need sexy just as it is preferable to have a fit body selling memberships to gyms. Over many years, we have come to expect a certain look for a certain type of product and the same goes for the person or persons presenting that product.

Now to be fair there is also the side of us males that objectify women even if we do not mean too. For a long time we dictated the way women should look and even today, if you look at any magazine or model you can spot the influence. One could say pairing a product next to a pretty girl makes both an object for display, but this does not necessarily mean we all are objectifying her by looking.

What do we see when we look at a pretty woman showing off a product? Does it help us decide if we want to buy said product or does her personal presentation draw our interest and keep it there long enough for the product to sell itself? For the most part marketing executives and researches say that it is to draw us in and keep our attention. The key is not to draw to much attention to the presenter, but just enough to give the sales pitch. Surely, there will be a lot of drop off where people come to see the sexy woman and then quickly move on, but that is for the numbers people who deal with retention.

Have you ever purchased a product because of a booth babe? I don’t think I have, but again, those same researches say that in many cases you will never realize that was why you approached the product in the first place, diabolical!

Check out the rest of our Cosplay.

 

Cosplay: Traffic School

So I missed posting a new cosplay this past Friday due to being at CES so here are a few shots of the lovely ladies of CES. Just an F.Y.I I am sure there were way more pretty ladies, but I was too busy to see many of them which made me a sad panda.

Check out the rest of our Cosplay.

 

Cosplay: Nirvana

The staff of Obsolete Gamer is going to take some well-deserved time off for the holidays, but we wouldn’t leave you without your fapp. As an added bonus this week we offer two fappathons Cosplay, one for the girls and one for the boys.

Everyone here at Obsolete Gamer would like to thank our fans for making our first year very successful and we promise to be even better in the New Year. We wish you and yours a happy holiday season.

Now, on with the Fapp!

 

 

Cosplay: Booth Babes

Alienware True or False

Alienware HQ always had gaming going on: False

While many of us were originally gamers we did employ many who were not. We did not have an official gaming room until a few years back, but there were frequent LAN parties held at the various buildings.

Alienware outsourced to India: False

In fact during our time we never technically outsourced as our Costa Rica team was full Alienware employees that enjoyed pretty much the same things we did. Also many teams had members from the U.S. and Costa Rica and keep in mind Miami has a large number of Hispanic people so just because you heard a Spanish voice does not mean it came from out of the country.

Alienware Chat was not in the U.S.: False

I pretty much started the chat department and ended it as its head and I can tell you every member was from Miami.

Alienware had gaming clans in many games including World of Warcraft: True

For the most part with out FPS clans we would list ourselves as Alienware members, but for games like W.O.W and other MMO’s we kept it on the down low.

On with the show

Depending on how many people like this special edition featuring booth babes we will do more periodically, so if you liked this one please leave a comment.

Check out the rest of our Cosplay images.

 

Commercial Wars: Best use of Sexy

Bush Volleyball
Bush Volleyball

Let’s just be honest, sex sells and it doesn’t matter if you are talking about cars, clothing or even food. Market research and human nature shows that adding the right amount of sex appeal can push your product over the edge. Take the recent Old Spice commercials, with that spot the sexiness was used as a pun and it still worked wonders for both guys and gals. As long as you don’t overdo it and turn people off, sexy is a powerful tool.

Now when it comes to gaming you could be sarcastic and claim that since the stereotype of gamers not having sexy girls is more truth that fiction that adding beautiful girls will draw the guys in by the boat load. We here at Obsolete Gamer have even found that our Fappathon feature attracts the most views particularly by those in the coveted 18 to 35 age range. You always see booth babes at almost any convention that attracts young and older men and let’s not even dive into the way women have been drawn and animated in videos games.

Perhaps we should ask if a sexy gal in a commercial, trailer or in game actually helps a gamer decide to purchase a game or not. In my opinion I would say no. Sure, DOA extreme beach volleyball was interesting, but I did not by it because the game just wasn’t worth it to me. I guess you have to take into consideration where else you can find sexy gals so why spend sixty bucks on a game to see it. Either way, whether you care about the girl convincing you to by the game or not seeing a commercial featuring a hot babe is win win. Let’s take a look at some video game commercials that utilize sexy and you vote on which is best.

Metroid: Other M

Metroid was great even before I knew Samus was a girl, but once I found out it was like having your favorite pizza place hire a hot waitress, it just makes the experience better. Since we’ve known there has been no shortage of shots of sexy Sam wherever and whenever we can get them. However, I will say for the most part they keep to the fact that she is hardcore and on mission at all times. Personally, I think a hardcore woman is even sexier, but that’s just me.

Perfect Dark

The reason you look at a person’s eyes is so they know you are paying attention to what they are saying. The worst thing is to be talking to a woman and looking down because even if you aren’t looking at her chest it might seem that way. In this commercial the goal is to watch it once and see if you even remember what the hell the guy was talking about. I know I didn’t hear a word he said until the end. I was too busy looking at the sexy.

Tomb Raider: G4TV

Sure, it’s a G4TV commercial, (as a side note I don’t think Direct TV has it on my line-up anymore.) the thing is poor Lara has been misused and she is tired and needs to relax. I would think being on the beach in her combat boots would be uncomfortable, but what do I know. She is right however, you can’t leave her paused forever, that’s just rude.

Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball

Remember what I said about stereotypes, well you have it all here in spades. These are girls playing beach volleyball, but honestly, can you blame the stares, even president Bush had to stop and look. I am not sure about having a bunch of guys all sitting around ogling at the screen, but the “play with yourself” line gives you an out for those of you with an XBOX in your bedroom or moms basement. At the end they guy speaking is the same guy that did the Navy commercials, let the seamen jokes fly.

Sex Sells

So here we have four different videos that use sex appeal to sell their games. Now the question is which one did it best?

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