Samus’ actual story is, of course, a little more complicated – but we feel that this clip inspired by one of the quirks of her career perfectly highlights the ultimate problem with the “sex sells” approach to games involving violence etc.

That is: the standard protagonist for pretty much all of video games history has been a (usually middle aged) guy – so by definition not the kind who’s found sexy by straight men.  The need for sex to sell only magically appears if there’s a female protagonist and a marketing guy as sleezy as Samus’ agent.

Which is way, way more often than it should be.

 – wincenworks

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