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But %26ldquo;extreme%26rdquo; itself no longer means anything at all, not since some asshole started attaching it to every sport which involves doing tricks. No, eXtremeness is a mindset. The mindset that if the word is underlined with a big red stroke and slapped diagonally onto a box, a certain demographic will go ape shit and shoot magic money beams out of their eyes. Is there actually anything extreme about games labeled as such? No, and as proof, we%26rsquo;ve dissected seven of the worst Xamples.
7. Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball
The marketing definition of %26ldquo;extreme%26rdquo;: Boobs.
The reality: Busty women playing volleyball, a sport which is right up there with badminton and tennis in extremeness %26ndash; everyone talks about what a physically challenging sport it is, but no one really gives a shit.
If it were actually extreme: It would be topless, and not a videogame. Either that, or the beach would be Omaha Beach and the year 1944.
6. AMF Xtreme Bowling
The marketing definition of %26ldquo;extreme%26rdquo;: We%26rsquo;re using a visual aid this time, because it's the only way to even begin to imagine how someone could think that any part of this game is extreme:
The reality: Bowling.
If it were actually extreme: An actual bowler might suggest that everyone would wear improper footwear and scuff up the lanes, hoh boy! We envision something involving cannons and a centrifuge.