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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Booth Babes and Dorks

posted by on May 15 at 15:36 PM

I wish I had much to say about Sony’s coming-someday MMO, The Agency, after attending their online division’s reveal party last night in Bellevue. That won’t happen. My e-mail invite said the game would be demoed, but the only thing that was shown was a months-old video clip of incomplete gameplay. When I asked someone where new game footage was, a woman in attendance stared me down like I’d asked her why the sky is blue. She exclaimed that the game was nowhere near ready to play, but, oh, hey, there’s some exclusive art over there, seen it yet?

And I wish the developers had much to say, but while replaying the months-old video, The Agency’s head designer kept pausing in his narration to say that he wasn’t allowed to reveal certain details yet. By “certain,” he meant “most.” Not sure if SOE thought their “open house” party would be reason enough to come out, complete with fancy catering, ice blocks shaped like guns, booze ahoy, and chicks in Tank Girl-styled outfits… you can guess where this is going:


So, sure, I could rehash the game’s few deets-so-far. As in, this is an MMO that splits the difference between Goldeneye and World of Warcraft, and so far, it doesn’t appear to have a clear target audience or cohesive artistic core. But it’s hard to judge something that’s still quite unfinished. Nobody was saying how soon The Agency will come out, how it might change while still in development, or how the heck Sony will convince console gamers to cough up MMO-style fees, so last night, the only solid things in their corner were booth babes and dorks. Still, I’ll always hold out hope for a game with some Goldeneye flavor, so I’m looking forward to digging deeper into the PS3/PC game once the Bellevue studio gets an early version up and running.

By the way, same thing goes to any other local game devs: INVITE US TO SEE YOUR STUFF! Just as long as you promise I won’t have to endure turquoise cameltoe at your offices, anyway.

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The software is late?!?

Fuck me.

Posted by elenchos | May 15, 2008 3:42 PM

Those are some great thighs.

There's also an enormous amount of smug on display in the background. Why must gaming be burdened with such folk?

Posted by laterite | May 15, 2008 3:44 PM

Wait- there was free booze ahoy, and that wasn't reason enough to come out??

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | May 15, 2008 3:50 PM

Do you guys notice the nerdy white guy in the back with hands in his pocket smiling?

Posted by apres_moi | May 15, 2008 3:57 PM

Excuse me miss, but I can see your butt... from the front.

Posted by Porkchop Sandwiches! | May 15, 2008 4:01 PM

My favorite bartender! :D :D :D

Posted by AJ | May 15, 2008 4:06 PM

I, on the other hand, will gladly accept invitations to endure turquoise cameltoe in your office. Send those invites to me!

Posted by meks | May 15, 2008 4:07 PM

Why do every one of those guys (except for striped-shirt-guy) look like he's getting a blowjob?

Posted by Jack | May 15, 2008 4:17 PM

good god, i can smell the crusty vagina from here.

Posted by j-zeezer | May 15, 2008 4:21 PM
Why do every one of those guys (except for striped-shirt-guy) look like he's getting a blowjob?

It's called nerdgasm.

They're getting an INSIDE LOOK AT A GAME FROM SONY! Mutha-F'in SONY! They're special! They're not just nerds. They drink alcohol and THERE'S HOT CHICKS! Wait 'til the guys on the forum hear about this!

Posted by JC | May 15, 2008 4:24 PM

what a singularly great picture for this

Posted by wow, i'm not a nerd anymore | May 15, 2008 4:40 PM

Actually, Sony's PS3 sales are finally starting to pick up - even if they still sell each unit at a loss and would have to sell 10 games per console to break even.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 15, 2008 4:57 PM

That poor girl must cry herself to sleep every night.

Posted by Fnarf | May 15, 2008 5:10 PM

Mmmmm...skankalicious babe with zombie eyes, torn clothing, a gun and a built-in speed bump.

Just what was on my wish list.

Posted by Wolf | May 15, 2008 6:00 PM

she's hot. screw you haters. stop drinking the haterade.

Posted by Cale | May 15, 2008 8:24 PM

My first impression of this picture was that it was at an Adam and the Ants fan convention.

Posted by Madashell | May 15, 2008 8:46 PM

You can see this woman bartend most days of the week late-nite at the Crescent. Good singer too.

Posted by Naked Referee! | May 15, 2008 9:13 PM

God forbid a bunch of uber dorks sporting khakis, tucked in polo shirts, non-ironic facial patterns from the '90s and giant guts fed on microwaved corn dogs should have to endure a smokin' hot chick parading around half-dressed in front of them.

Gee, why would a bunch of perennial virgins want that?

The horror.

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | May 15, 2008 9:45 PM

18 - my sympathies were rather the other way around. This girl has to endure this ogling. Shudder.

Posted by Fnarf | May 15, 2008 10:20 PM

19 - She turns me every time I see her.

My boyfriend, too!

I think ogling is unfortunately unavoidable!

Posted by AJ | May 15, 2008 11:55 PM

fnarf, she full well knows she is there to be ogled. the only sympathy she should get is if some random dude wanks in her hair.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 16, 2008 9:11 AM

Since no one else has claimed it, Turquoise Cameltoe is my new band name.

Posted by Vinylsaurus | May 16, 2008 10:24 AM

I'm not against ogling, I'm just against THIS ogling.

Posted by Fnarf | May 16, 2008 10:46 AM

gigiddy gigiddy gigiddy

Posted by nicky | May 19, 2008 12:07 PM

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