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The Case of the Vanishing Booth Babes posted 3/8 at 8:52:23 PM PST by Gaiiden

Sorry guys, but we from the staff may not have much to give you this year in the way of booth babes. I know I didn't take any pictures and I don't think Kevin and Dave took much if any. The truth is there really weren't any booth babes in the Expo at all. The industry is shifting - more women are coming in (I definetly noticed an increase in women from last year, which is awesome) so I can see how companies wouldn't like to put them off by having booth babes. First of all let me say that I define booth babes as sexy women dressed in as little as possible with no affiliation with the games industry whatsoever and paid by companies to come and show themselves off. Based on that definition, I don't think there were any booth babes at the conference. Now all companies have to do is send along their cute and hot women employees to tend to the booths. Because of this it's kind of wrong to call them Booth Babes since they're involved in the industry and when you ask them stuff they actually know what you're talking about.

That said, perhaps next year we'll rename this section to Hot Expo Women or something like that - something to take the focus off the women photographed as paid babes dressed up to make guys oogle. In addition, perhaps we'll get some male shots to satisfy the small but present women audience I'm sure we have. I'll have to remember to poll that next year.