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13th Jun '16 9:01:52 PM Yuihime
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* Zig-zagged in the case of ''VideoGame/RuneScape''. NPC heroine Linza the Blacksmith was ''intended'' to appear in-game as a fellow adventurer like the player, complete with her own quest series, but all of her quests ended up in DevelopmentHell, so for years the she only ever appeared in advertisements and the odd cameo, flaunting her cleavage and bare arms. In May 2016 the quest "Kindred Spirits" was finally green-lit to star Linza... [[InvertedTrope and was advertised as a quest about the Barrows Brothers instead]].
13th Jun '16 6:24:37 PM AnotherDuck
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* Just log into {{Facebook}} and look at the various advertisements for browser-based games along the right-hand side. The marketing departments for them definitely took the idea of SexSells to heart.
* Many free-to-play mobile games, particularly strategy-type games like Evony on the App Store and Android market feature this type of advertising, usually featuring art of scantily-clad female characters for their icons and screenshots and not actually showing what the game looks like. Some role-playing and card-collecting games do the same, but at least have the benefit of actually featuring said female characters in the gameplay.
29th May '16 11:49:03 AM Assassin-sensei
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* Promotional material for ''Big Bang Empire'' refers to as a triple-X game and is covered in topless women. Truthfully, if you play on an adult website, you're going to get a few brief topless scenes, and on Facebook it's completely free of nudity.
17th Apr '16 3:07:28 PM Psychopompos007
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* The ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'' mod for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' adds new ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''-themed loading screens to the game, one of them being a picture of Valeria; said loading screen is also one of the official illustrations showed in the ''Skyrim Nexus'' mod's page. It's Valeria only appearance in the game.

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* The ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'' mod for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' adds new ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''-themed loading screens to the game, among other things[[note]]a quest, a large dungeon, new items, and new crafting recipes[[/note]], one of them being a picture of Valeria; said loading screen is also one of the official illustrations showed in the ''Skyrim Nexus'' mod's page. It's Valeria only appearance in the game.
17th Apr '16 3:05:36 PM Psychopompos007
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* The ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'' mod for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' adds new ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''-themed loading screens to the game, one of them being a picture of Valeria; said loading screen is also one of the official illustrations showed in the ''Skyrim Nexus'' mod's page. It's Valeria only appearance in the game.
20th Mar '16 1:51:31 PM rjung
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* Used an interesting and plot-critical example in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. [[spoiler:Vanellope is featured prominently in the ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet art despite that she's supposedly a glitch and allegedly not supposed to even be in the game. This is what clues Ralph in that King Candy's hiding something and ultimately leads to the latter's plan derailing. In the end it actually proves to be a hint to an even bigger reveal: that Vanellope is the ''true'' ruler of ''Sugar Rush''.]]

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* Used an interesting and plot-critical example as a critical plot point in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. [[spoiler:Vanellope is featured prominently in the ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet art despite that she's supposedly a glitch and allegedly not supposed to even be in the game. This is what clues Ralph in that King Candy's hiding something and ultimately leads to the latter's plan derailing. In the end it actually proves to be a hint to an even bigger reveal: that Vanellope is the ''true'' ruler of ''Sugar Rush''.]]
20th Mar '16 1:50:50 PM rjung
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* Used an interesting and plot-critical example in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. [[spoiler:Vanellope is featured prominently in the ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet art despite that she's supposedly a glitch and allegedly not supposed to even be in the game. This is what clues Ralph in that King Candy's hiding something and ultimately leads to the latter's plan derailing. In the end it actually proves to be a hint to an even bigger reveal: that Vanellope is the ''true'' ruler of ''Sugar Rush''.]]
15th Mar '16 1:42:57 PM falcon2484
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* Possibly the most egregious example might be the cover of the direct-to-video horror film [[https://www.pinterest.com/pin/467318898804136201/ ''Demon Possessed'']]. Sorry, guys, she's not even ''in'' this film.
13th Mar '16 7:48:57 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* ''Forge of Empires'' is another one using explicit but untrue claims of pornographic content. One ad on a torrent website touts the "World's First Online Sex Game" and shows a naked CGI woman with her legs held apart by goblinoid hands, her vagina and anus gaping. Following the link leads to a page showing two more realistic naked CGI women in the scissor sexual position, and the signup form.

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* ''Forge of Empires'' is another one using explicit but untrue claims of pornographic content. One ad on a torrent website touts the "World's First Online Sex Game" and shows a naked CGI woman with her legs held apart by goblinoid hands, her vagina and anus gaping. Following the link leads to a page showing two more realistic naked CGI women in the scissor sexual position, and the signup form. A few Forge of Empires ads show and promise gay porn instead, making them a rare [[GenderInvertedTrope male example]].
11th Mar '16 7:53:34 PM Fallingwater
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The practice of putting conventionally thought-of as "sexy" women on the box art and in advertisements for video games without her actually ''appearing'' in the game, or only appearing in a very minor, unmemorable role. SexSells, logic be damned. It can be seen as odd if the game features several significant female characters who could have been used instead, but it doesn't really matter who the girl is. She is there only to attract the MaleGaze, due to the assumption that [[MostGamersAreMale most gamers are (heterosexual) men]]. Once he sees what the game is about and decides whether or not to buy it, her job is done.

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The practice of putting conventionally thought-of as "sexy" sexy women on the box art and in advertisements for video games without her actually ''appearing'' in the game, or only appearing in a very minor, unmemorable role. SexSells, logic be damned. It can be seen as odd if the game features several significant female characters who could have been used instead, but it doesn't really matter who the girl is. She is there only to attract the MaleGaze, due to the assumption that [[MostGamersAreMale most gamers are (heterosexual) men]]. Once he sees what the game is about and decides whether or not to buy it, her job is done.
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