They may not look it, but video games are surprisingly prudish. Despite all the heaving bosoms and shirtless dudes games seem to be filled with, very few of them go the whole nine yards for the full monty. Whether the nudity is for an 'arty' scene or just the byproduct of a stark custom character, the following games present our heroes the way they were born: as specially designed, unclothed models. There's nothing shameful about nakedness, and playing as these video game characters will give you a chance to let it all hang out with pride.
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The portrayal of men and women in video games , as in other media, is a subject of research in gender studies and is discussed in the context of sexism in video gaming. Although women make up about half of video game players, they are significantly underrepresented as characters in mainstream games, despite the prominence of iconic heroines such as Samus Aran or Lara Croft. The portrayal of women in games often reflects traditional gender roles , sexual objectification , or stereotypes such as that of the " damsel in distress ". Male characters are often stereotypically depicted as big and muscular, and LGBT characters have been slow to appear in video games as a result of the heteronormativity of the medium. Women have a major role of being cast as supporting characters because of gamer preferences and sales.
The place of women in the gaming world is a topic of discussion and controversy today. Certainly most female characters in video games are attractive; they have to be larger-than-life and ostentatious in some way to inspire feelings from the audience. Just like film and television, video games have their low points of objectification, but there are also plenty of strong, independent female characters that broaden the concept of being sexy to a realm just beyond the physical.
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