The Voyeur is sick tonight. She has a bug of some sort that has relegated her to bed, with nothing to do but softly moan. That is usually something I am involved with, but alas, 'tis not so this time.
This is her husband typing. I am not sure how to refer to myself. If she is the Video Game Voyeur, what am I? The Voyee? I guess the "Resident Gamer" will do.
She made it to 28 in her 30-day challenge. I am confident she'll be back tomorrow to finish things off proper. Now, on to the topic...
What is the purpose of "stupid hot girls" on G4? It seems fairly obvious on the surface. Get guys to watch. Get geeky guys to think hot girls are into the same stuff they are. Build self-esteem and viewership. The question is: Why is it working?
Mostly these women just come off as irritating. They do not appear credible. They make me want to change the channel. Whoever is in control of this corporate image (because that's really what it is) even makes me want to leave their website. Right now I'm at G4TV.com. Over on the right side of the page they have some host of some show and a quote. The current quote is supposedly from Candace Bailey.
"We've tried shotguns, Molotovs, and grenades and the zombies keep coming. Can't we just hug it out?"
That's frustrating in a way that I'm not sure how to describe. Yet, people watch Attack of the Show. The way shows and their hosts are marketed must be having some positive effect, or they wouldn't be doing it. This leads me to be more upset with gamers in general, who flock to this junk.
Maybe I'm just getting old. Maybe I'm just not the G4 core audience anymore. After all, I'm 30, and have a job. I have a wife and kids and very little time to be wasted. Any spare time I do get, I want to spend doing something I enjoy like playing games or music.
Let's turn the attention somewhere else for a moment. My wife. The Voyeur herself. She is almost the complete opposite of stupid hot girls on G4. She is smart. She is genuine. She doesn't pretend to know about what she's reading off the teleprompter. However, she is also quite the little hottie. If someone handed me a block of clay and told me to sculpt the perfect butt, I would make her butt.
In other words: I have what I need, thank you.