What Does It Take To Make The Daily Mail Avoid Vilifying Games? A Blonde With Big Tits, Apparently.

In the past The Daily Mail has regularly, and somewhat unfairly, criticised the gaming world from all sorts of angles. According to the most forthright of papers video games are 100% responsible for the corruption of our youth. They link them, with alarming regularity, to any crime involving teenagers, as well as to suicides, rape incidents and gang culture.

It’s not just criminality that the Daily Mail would like you to associate with the corrupting effects of video games either, as this story covering Sony’s admittedly questionable ‘Doctor’ advert. In this article the Daily Mail seemed appalled that Sony would use sexuality to sell a product. This from a site that has a side bar FULL of nip-slips, models out shopping, sunbathing ‘celebs’ and more.

The last area of gaming that the Daily Mail love to point at is the free-to-play/IAP ‘scandals’ of poor families being bankrupted by their eager kids buying premium items in free games.

So with all that in mind, consider the paradox that comes with the news this week that model/actress Kate Upton was paid $40 million to appear in, and promote a Freemium mobile game.

It’s clear that Kate Upton is a draw for the paper, a Google search of “Kate Upton” and “Daily Mail” threw up a flurry of articles that scrutinised her from all sorts of angles, usually focussing specifically on her backside or boobs.

So now she is in a game, a freemium game to boot, naturally the Mail found itself having to make a decision. Sadly I have to report that the headline explains their stance clearly:

Kate Upton shows off her assets in plunging silver corset as she charges on a horse in new Game Of War: Fire Age advert

So will they find anything to criticise? Well, no. Not even remotely.

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We get a full description of Athena’s battle gear:

Dressed head to toe in period costume, Kate looks incredible in a plunging silver corset which has a dramatic shoulder detail during one of three upcoming commercials. She wears matching armoury style wide cuffs on her arms and a billowing white skirt.
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Now call me a pedant if you must, but is a silver, plunging corset actually ‘period costume’? I guess it is if the period is the 1970’s. But why am I even trying to make sense of the Daily Mail. It’s just important from time to time to acknowledge the fact that they are self-serving, exploitational and corrupt.

It’s an easy target, admittedly, but I find it very funny that once a model with big tits gets involved with something that they criticise, that suddenly they are very happy to not only report on, but effectively promote a free-to-play game.

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