Booth Babes, We Hardly Knew Ye: A Video Tribute
E3 is now in full swing, but this year promises to be but a faint memory of years past. Gone are the souls struggling through the masses from one enormous display to another. Vanished are the hordes of drunken game journalists, riding a buzz from the latest eye-popping demo. But above all else, there is one sight that pains me the most to see absent from this year’s event. I speak of course of the booth babes.
Like ‘em or not, they were an integral part of past conventions. They brought a spark of color and zest to a mostly — let’s face it — drab and dorky community. Their skin-tight outfits and large…smiles lured thousands of wayward males to their displays along with their siren songs of “Game Demos” and “Free Swag.” True, attractive female reps may still be present at the event, but it’s just not the same without the famously revealing clothing.
For their contributions to E3′s of yesteryear (and because there really wasn’t much news to report at the time), I threw together this super-cheesy video tribute. And because it seemed appropriate, I set it to Journey’s classic anthem, “I’ll Be Alright Without You.” Yes, I did spend the better part of the day looking for random pictures of booth babes; and yes, my job rules.
Booth babes, we salute you.