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Fair game for girls

Nov 20, 2007

The female of the species is reportedly deadlier than the male. But judging by the appearance of the Frag Dolls (Ubisoft-sponsored female pro gamers), ‘deadly’ means ‘clothing optional.’ In many a publicity event and magazine spread, the Dolls wear tiny hot pants, work out on exercise bikes and say things like, “Breasts and butt only come into play as an advantageous distraction.” Is it sexist? Regardless, it’s a clichéd, age-old representation of women in gaming.