[UPDATE] Dancing Girls & Angry Resignations: Tale of Two GDC Parties
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On the following night, developer and publisher Wargaming held its own party at GDC, also hosted at the Ruby Skye nightclub in downtown San Francisco. Whereas the IGDA party featured dancers in furry boots, the Wargaming party went with models in BDSM gear. Women were decked out in gas masks and an assortment of leather.
Cassandra Khaw, a writer at PC Gamer and Gameranx, attended the party and explained what happened there.
“First thing I see is this guy dressed up in a million glow sticks, in a giant bubble. Flanked by … very skimpily-dressed women in gas masks with protruding bunny ears,” she said. “Half of them were dressed in a fetishized Tifa’s outfit, almost?”
“Butt cheeks half-showing, cleavage bared. Sort of standing on stage and just vaguely gyrating.”
The party, seen in the image above, is reproduced in the following video:
Khaw said the “dancers” at the event wore silver straps bound over their breasts, across their waist, and over their hips and buttocks, but were otherwise naked. “I remember looking up on the second floor. There’s just this lady on a table, about yay close to the crowd, just wiggling. Lots of ladies dressed in traditional Wargaming attire, toddling around the floor too, naturally.”
Khaw’s experience and discomfort at the event has been echoed by the likes of several other attendees, both male and female.
GameFront has reached out to Kazemi and Romero for comment; Kazemi refused, and Romero said she is preparing a statement. We’ll update as more information becomes available.
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