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GR: Do you feel you're treated equally and fairly when gaming online?

C+2’s Katie Von Kill: Yes, I definitely get treated fairly… maybe a little generously if I looked at it from the outside. All in all though, guys and girls treat me fairly, probably because I treat them the same way.


Above: Katie Von Kill - pro gamer and Playboy Special Edition model

C+2’s Jennifer: I have a pretty large circle of friends online, so I am almost always treated fairly. I earned the right to be respected on the playing field. Recently winning a judo competition, I am wondering now if they treat me fairly because I can school them in a game, because we are online friends, or because they are afraid I might kick their butt ;p


Above: Jennifer can probably kick your ass in the game and for real

GR: Do male players send you messages or hound you?

C+2’s Tunesha: I wouldn’t say that I get hounded because I am pretty active in the community and we all talk a great deal. I am happy that I tend to get support and relationships built online with some pretty sweet people. I know there have been creeps out there, but we don’t gravitate toward each other which is great.


Above: The first system Tunesha owned was a NES

GR: What do you think of the way women are represented in games?

C+2’s Ashley (Charisma+2’s PR/marketing rep): I actually have talked to a lot of the girls in gaming about this over the years. I think, for the most part, video games are short on building the background story of the characters, so developers make characters that are easily identified. Sometimes these idealized images are nothing more than superficial exaggerations of male and female anatomy, but these are games, not designed to be taken too seriously. I don’t think females are any more misrepresented than males.


Above: Ashley reckons she can 'kick your booty' in any racing game

GR: How would you go about getting more females into gaming?

C+2’s Livia: Being a professional gamer, I am lucky to be approached by people all over who want to get more into gaming. For me, I get to meet girls who are the girlfriends or friends of the guys in the tournaments and can encourage them that it’s not just for boys anymore. I think once they see other girls competing they feel encouraged to start playing.


Above: Livia has competed in the World Cyber Games

C+2’s Raychul: Honestly, I really hate this kind of question because I don’t think anyone should ever feel like they need to get into gaming; it should come naturally. Gaming is not something secret anymore. It’s mainstream, more than it ever has been before. If someone isn’t into gaming then that’s just fine. Getting into gaming should be something that happens naturally. It should be because someone sees a commercial or plays something at a friend’s house and realizes that it’s something that they would like to learn more about and pursue.


Above: You can find Raychul writing over at GameGirl

GR: Would you like a career in the games industry?

C+2’s Yvonna: That is ultimately one of the goals I had in mind for providing the models when I thought up this concept, which came on the heels of me working my first E3 for Nintendo opening many doors to the biz. We have been able to get interviews and place a few models into really great jobs with developers and other clients. They still had to show they were qualified. Not every model has landed every job. There are also some who have contract jobs that allow them to work with other devs, so I won’t say who works for whom, but, yes, many of the models have aspirations of getting into the industry full time.


Above: Yvonna - the Charisma +2 president

We're hoping to have more from the Charisma +2 crew at next week's E3. Stay tuned.

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35 comments

  • poppaburgundyx - June 8, 2009 10:22 a.m.

    Wow. Thems some of the hottest girls ive seen in my life :O Should really get myself a place in california :)
  • marshymon90 - June 1, 2009 4:11 p.m.

    i like how the writers actually used the term "current-gen" when describing the consoles, they were being called "next-gen" for way toooo long
  • spongejerk89 - June 1, 2009 1:01 a.m.

    Lauren is really "Pretty" *Heavy Breathing*
  • theevilgerbil - May 30, 2009 7:54 p.m.

    man it would be awesome to hold a conversation with some of these girls about video games, there needs to be more girls who play games! its brilliant competition, especially all the girl gamers i know are always underestimated and then totally kick ass. excellent article, see ya'll on live.
  • ImHaulinAsh - May 30, 2009 4:19 p.m.

    Lol sorry MoonPig, you will have to go through me first she is all mine :). Im glad you guys enjoyed reading it :)
  • Mavarious - May 29, 2009 11:13 p.m.

    s'weird... I do not feel at all sexually aroused or attracted to any of these girls (or the guys....). Sorta desensitized to sex-marketing nowadays like a lot of other people. I guess you could call it a weird anomaly that the marketing that was/is called sexist is actually desensitizing men/women and thus making them more comfortable around each other. Without sexual tension in the air the door is open to actually talk and develop a real, friendly relationship. Weird. Dunno if that's true, but it sounds like it could be.
  • nitrocole - May 29, 2009 11 p.m.

    Nice Article
  • rxb - May 29, 2009 12:54 p.m.

    Interesting.... If you get the chance ask them all which character they would most like to dress up as???
  • MoonPig - May 29, 2009 9:40 a.m.

    i just gotta meet ines. OM NOM NOM NOM NOM!
  • gmilf71 - May 29, 2009 3:20 a.m.

    WTF? kind of a bizarre article.
  • GamesRadarHankMotherFuckingGilbert - May 29, 2009 12:09 a.m.

    I only read this site for the articles, I swear!
  • batman5273 - May 29, 2009 12:02 a.m.

    I actually know Kat E in person. She plays gears 1&2.
  • nik41507 - May 28, 2009 11:47 p.m.

    sexy. at least some. and 11th
  • T3k - May 28, 2009 9:18 p.m.

    Haha this was exciting to be able to say what we could about ourselves in the gaming community. Thanks GamesRadar! -T3k
  • Wizrai - May 28, 2009 8:55 p.m.

    Bryan has some nice eyes...and Daniel looks good on that suit...but it gets kinda erotic after the page 2.
  • IceManYEA - May 28, 2009 5:30 p.m.

    Thats Hot
  • MechGyver - May 28, 2009 5:21 p.m.

    Great article, Charisma +2 to Matt Cundy.
  • Jordo141 - May 28, 2009 4:51 p.m.

    +1 Karma for another........ interesting article Matt.
  • erreip199 - May 28, 2009 4:45 p.m.

    All i can say is AWESOME =P id want to play with em and maybe make some new pretty friends
  • nuno004 - May 30, 2009 8:21 p.m.

    I'd like to meet some of these girls, so when I play online it wouldn't be much of sausagefest.

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