Why were video game magazines so unashamedly horny back in the day?

Why were video game magazines so unashamedly horny back in the day?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is the normal natural amount of horny. No need to suppress it or censor it.
    Also gaming is a man's game.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Knew their audience

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    normalcy was celebrated, once.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Being a dumb coomer going after 2d women isn't "normal"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's normal for a teenage boy when it's the tamest depiction of a topless girl ever conceived. It's disingenious to equate it to the same type of person jacking off to doujins all day. But you of course know that.

        • 1 month ago
          What modern /v/ wants you to think

          Looking at girls is gay

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >It's disingenious to equate it to the same type of person jacking off to doujins all day.
          nothing wrong with that, perfectly healthy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >trying to thirst trap teenage boys
          Glad that at least this kind of grooming has been largely abandoned

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            my brother in Christ, have you even looked at twitch?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It wasn't normal.
        It was wild capitalism, using sex to exploit a mostly immature and horny, niche audience, it couldn't be done today because the market is much bigger, more diverse and marketing is more regulated and safe.

        It wasn't normal, you stupid zoomer
        Adult gamers that coomed to games were fricking weird then too

        men liking hot women sounds pretty normal to me homosexuals

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          youre talking to bible clutching /misc/ gays these people are anything but normal
          sex bad guns good

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's not a woman, it's a video game, you larping teenager.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            uhmm ackshually it's a virtual picture made out of 0s and 1s

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Yes.
              There's a difference between liking hot women and jacking off to video games
              Sorry you were born in a time where you were raised by the internet and don't actually have any awareness of how autistic you truly are.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >he says while posting on Ganker

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >n-no u
                Hook, line, and stinker

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >noooo you can only like irl women OR video game women, you can't like BOTH because... BECAUSE YOU JUST CAN'T

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That wasn't the argument presented
                His argument was that people that jerk off to video games are normal.
                They aren't, and they weren't back then either.
                Sorry to tell you, lil zoom zoom, but you're not a normal person if you jerk for to sfm porn

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >you're not a normal person if you jerk for to sfm porn
                is as normal as it gets now, grandpa

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Really that was the norm 30 years ago. Kids would just have a bunch of women’s underwear magazines and swimsuit edition like stuff that they hid under the bed to fap too. That said I can understand all the below 30 anons finding that idea confusing growing up in a world where you could carry serval gigs of unspeakable porn in your pocket without anyone knowing.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well I have to use a FRICKING VPN to access xhamster so we're going back to censorship times.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                lain :3

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I have to use a vpn to access xhamster
                lmao just torrent

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I remember getting my dad to buy me a Playboy at the gas station and the clerk chuckling because he knew what it was for. Oh, the days of innocent horniness.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If the difference isn't between liking something and jacking off to something then you're being a nubian hebrew

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          lmao get a load of this homo

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            jesus christ, i have not thought about these halo 4 images in such a long time

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If your first reaction when looking at an attractive character is an overwhelming urge to colm, then it's a (You) problem. Normal people just appreciate its beauty and move on. By your logic 90% of art in human history is just coomshit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >By your logic 90% of art in human history is just coomshit.

          90% of artist in human history were horny bastards know to sleep around and even rape. The few that weren't were crazy and usually affixed to one person so badly they mutated themselves and/or kill people for them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        dilate

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        All the people ITT defending it by saying it was to appeal to teen boys without realising that makes it even MORE gross...

        It wasn't normal.
        It was wild capitalism, using sex to exploit a mostly immature and horny, niche audience, it couldn't be done today because the market is much bigger, more diverse and marketing is more regulated and safe.

        It wasn't normal, you stupid zoomer
        Adult gamers that coomed to games were fricking weird then too

        Go back to Resetera

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you'll have a nice day before you hit 40, troony.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yup. I much prefer the modern way of things:
        >gay sex in your face 24/7
        >furries
        >literally cutting your penis off to larp as a girl
        >encouragement of infidelity and cuckoldry
        >everyone is polyamorous!
        >animalistically fetishizing the black bull trope
        Thank god we civilized ourselves and got rid of those pesky horny video game magazines! Phew!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm glad we agree. the sooner we rid the world of filth and embrace the future, the brighter our lives will become

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        2D has always had supremacy over 3D

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's not normal to coom every time you see a mildly lust provoking image

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        heterosexuality is not the same as being a coomer. just because you're a mindless animal who cannot resist touching his dick the second he sees a woman, doesn't mean it's something common

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >see tame artistic nudity where you can't even see anything explicit
        >OMG ITS PORN I HAVE TO BEAT OFF NOW
        People are so sick now. It's insane what porn has done to people. The idea that any halfway titillating female imagery is explicit is not fricking normal and it wasn't this way until recently.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >see attractive person
          >neurons fire
          That's how it's supposed to be with people with healthy hormonal levels, yes. You should probably be asking yourself why seeing an attractive female isn't doing anything for your dick.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not him, but I still get hard from hot females. I just wish I didn't. It feels awful being ruled over by your primal urges.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >the site were people used “normie” as an insult is now offended at the idea of not being normal
        Old Ganker is dead

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's honestly mind boggling how many normalgays are on here these days. One of the many, many reasons this site is such shit now.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Welcome to the modern internet were there are only 7 real websites left and the users are the exact same.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >And the best one to be on out of these 7 is the one all the others tell you not to visit.
            >Especially the ones also using the best one

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >not demonizing healthy straight male sexuality = le coomer!!1!!
        dumb troony

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It wasn't normal.
      It was wild capitalism, using sex to exploit a mostly immature and horny, niche audience, it couldn't be done today because the market is much bigger, more diverse and marketing is more regulated and safe.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes it was normal you dumb homosexual, look at any old video game advertisement you zoomer cuck.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >horny
        >niche
        The human race would be extinct if this was true, you fricking moron.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Christ, this post reads like it was written by a young buck who happens to be a giant homosexual. why are you like this anon?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Do i need to ask for your pronouns too?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          shut up cuck

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Marketing is more regulated and safe
        Only for those with extreme wealth, yes. Which makes you a bootlicker.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        cool, more wild capitalism then please

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >exploit
        giving the consumer exactly what he wants isn't exploitation, you fricking mongoloid

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >NOOOOOOOO DONT LIKE ATTRACTIVE FEMALES NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It wasn't normal, you stupid zoomer
      Adult gamers that coomed to games were fricking weird then too

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing about the last 70 years is normal. Bikinis should be banned.

        Being a dumb coomer going after 2d women isn't "normal"

        It wasn't normal.
        It was wild capitalism, using sex to exploit a mostly immature and horny, niche audience, it couldn't be done today because the market is much bigger, more diverse and marketing is more regulated and safe.

        It's way worse now.
        And things like

        https://i.imgur.com/luBKMYV.jpg

        Why were video game magazines so unashamedly horny back in the day?

        aren't even allowed anymore.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It wasn't normal.
        It was wild capitalism, using sex to exploit a mostly immature and horny, niche audience, it couldn't be done today because the market is much bigger, more diverse and marketing is more regulated and safe.

        Being a dumb coomer going after 2d women isn't "normal"

        Go back to moronera or wherever the frick you came from.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ironically this is a zoomer take calling others zoomer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing about the last 70 years is normal. Bikinis should be banned.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Try the last 160 years. People forget prostitution use to be very wildly available and was a major economic factor in the late1800

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        before people where literally naked tard.
        it's just that we didn't had societies which encouraged sexual abuse and rape but just showed more healthy sexuality by the more closer people, even if it was shit in comparison to our hunter gatherer origins sexual behaviors which were consensual, respectful, caring, not based on selling yourself on prostitution by a lack of will and self respect mixed with more closed and caring communities and good as a result.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >zoomers being the arbiters of normal

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      israelite

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they were based

      >once

      frick thats depressing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this. the world wasn't overtaken by ieftist lunatics

      israelite

      no, it would be you, rabbi

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      NNNOOO I CAN'T jerk off TO THE CARTOON CHARACTER STRAIGHT WHITE MEN ARE OPPRESSED NNNOOO

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >he thinks horny nerds were celebrated or considered normal
      You morons were rightful considered the butt of the joke until the late 2000s.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why are you even hear, you braindead failed normalgay?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >"Normalcy"

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gamers have been horny since time immemorial. Half of the Ganker catalog is usually lust provoking.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it used to be ok for boys to be heterosexual

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    everyone wasn't gay back then

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They were made by gamers, for gamers
    They were Based

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    for some reasons the ps magazine in my country was full of porn ads. I mean those pages that are just ads were all focused on some porn contents for phone (wallpaper, videos etc). The ads were censored just with very small white dots on the nipples and the pussy, but so small that you can still easily see everything.
    I still remember that big titty blond girl

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what country lol?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        italy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          makes sense

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Spainish console mags were like that as well.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gaming used to be a more insular hobby for men and was the only real way to make it in the industry save for doing kid shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Gaming used to be a more insular hobby for men
      >used to be
      It's still a male-dominated hobby. The problem is that globalists and corporate entities ensure a greater profit for themselves by making the hobby less insular. "Games are for everyone"... except for the audience it was originally intended for.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        inb4 someone pulls up the "study" which claims that over 50% of gamers are women just because they included mobile users.
        Just because my mum occasionally plays candy crush, doesnt make her a gamer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Gaming used to be a more insular hobby for men
      >the only real way to make it in the industry save for doing kid shit.
      these are the same statement.

      gaming used to be genre-diverse, arcades were a social event and teenagers everywhere used them. home PCs and pre-windows games were also stupidly diverse.

      It's in the mid 90s when Nintendo discovers their demographic studies show something like a 70-30 boy girl split for their consumer base that they double down on male oriented ads.

      that kinda spirals into "totally not porn" front covers by the early 2000s

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There's a stark difference between Donkey Kong and Conker's Bad Fur day.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          nearly a decade between each other?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Go on Twitch, it's just as bad if not worse. Lust, objectification, and depravity.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. I miss the days when I could leer at busty game idols and get on with my day instead of getting brain fricked by psyop ads and egirls at every turn.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      difference were hot women
      now they're all fat ugly troony and combinations of these 3

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can't tell if this is a feminist or christian

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You dumbass, that's a Christian take. You still don't know that feminists are prostitutes? Sweden being the most feminist country and having the highest rape rate is a fact from 10 years ago, don't you pay attention?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    90% of the gamers were normal teenagers

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    To attract readers and make money.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      THOSE WERE THE FUXKING DAYS LADS
      what a trip through time
      Even the GPU boxes and plates were horny lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >that dinosaur detail
      Did Frank Cho make this?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I used to buy these every month at the commissary as a kid
      Didn't Rob Liefeld do a cover for Silent hill?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's no compendium of all the PSMs are there?

      I remember being a little kid and just looking at the swimsuit special in the bathroom for minutes before I even knew how to jerk off

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's like you didn't even try, but that's okay. I don't mind spoonfeeding for stuff this old.

        https://archive.org/search?query=psm+

        https://archive.org/details/psm-035

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That reminds me, i need to finish playing homie gaiden black.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    still catering to horny teenage boys; the majority market share of the industry

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they were selling them to horny little boys.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    AHHHHHH, I WANT THE WORLD BACK WE USED TO HAVE AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Existed in a world before broadband internet made it passe.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >unashamedly horny
    Because there was nothing to be ashamed about. It was a different time.

    Now we have the same magazines except with unashamedly gay homosexuals on the cover. Now you average teenager is gay.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oui oui oui!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't speak Frenchie.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Can't read shit captain. I assume this is Elf's game?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >must not fap
          Ugh….

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't know the French were that based even in magazines

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        French were basically the second most sex obsessed country back in the day.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They still are, they just practice a different religion now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >pokeslop btfo by Counter Strike
      holy shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      is there an uncensored version of that comic?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      holy shit the first concept art of palworld

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ah the French

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      I didn't know the French were that based even in magazines

      People seem to forget that Americans are the only prudes in the world. Most countries understand that nudity and sex is a normal part if life.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >prude
        >biggest producer of porn in the world

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The biggest porn producer has been pushing for more restrictions on porn for three years now. Come out of the cave.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >upper right
          which game is that?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          pic unrelated? that's Japanese
          mutts can't even draw humans properly look at western "anime"
          they ban normal pictures with no penetrations and scream abuse material for pedrofiles if she isn't a black fat troony, 2d or otherwise
          but they will happily indoctrinate your offspring give them blockers and hormones before their first period or sperm comes out

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            also
            >fully clothed
            >porn
            westoids are fricked in the head

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Prudes are always the most sexually deviant. Why do you think Catholic schoolgirl is synonymous with sex freak?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            In ameriblacka maybe.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The tension generated by the repression creates a business opportunity in selling the promisse of relief.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          zomg, is that a NIPPLE? MOOOOOOOOOODSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!11111

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They are also the biggest producer of moral outrage in the world.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >upper right
          which game is that?

          pls respond

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wrong. That shit wouldn't fly even as a joke in my country. And I bet the same would be true for the remaining of the continent. My magazines never remotely had that level of nudity.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is that Sudenese immigrants are allowed to rape your women in the streets, Pierre?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Oui.

          Why does everything Americans say have to do with race?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Dutch/Franco-Belgian children's comics are borderline porn. Many still are. Urbanus is pretty fricked in retrospect.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >pretty fricked in retrospect
          Pretty sure they have a higher birth rate, lower divorce rate, lower mass shootings per capita, lower murders per capita, lower stabbings per capita, lower suicide rate, less trannies, less gays....

          Hmmm... Almost like something is better here but I can't put my finger on it... Maybe sex isn't as bad as Americans make it out to be, and maybe learning the right way from a young age is the best...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Birth rate here in The Netherlands is fricked tbh. We are one of the most overpopulated countries on the planet with an economy that was catered to that, but people stopped getting kids and we are now basically following Japan and Korea when it comes to collapsing hard. We tried to solve it with mass migration but guess what, people adopted the culture which means those people stopped getting kids too, and the people who do have kids get children who don't get kids. The country is also a narcostate with lots of assassinations, both in the criminal circuits and of people who investigate criminals. Rotterdam port is a literal drug empire complete with custom torture chambers. There are shootings and grenade bombings every week. Belgium and France aren't much safer.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Compared to America? Hahaha you silly goober. Humans will always kill one another. Amerimutts just kill each other for fun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        As an Argentinian, a lot of movies that are PG-13 in America are PG here, some R movies are PG-13, some PG movies are G-rated, and so on.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Have you never heard of middle-eastern countries, China, or North Korea?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the problem is that everyone wants to pander to dumb americans

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      holy. fricking. shit
      this was one of my more prominent early wanks, can't even remember which magazine that was in but I never thought I'd see them here out of all things

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >prude
      >biggest producer of porn in the world

      god bless the french

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > Target audience: Horny male teenagers.
    > Why are they selling games for horny male teenagers???

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why are straight whites so ashamed of sexuality nowadays?

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    even shit like GPU boxes had sexy girls on them, it was a better time

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think this magazine is still at my parents house lol. French video games magazines regularly had articles and adds about hentai games, with sometimes games, videos and Fkiss on the bundled CD.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It should be this one

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Metal gear solid 2 review : but where is Solid Snake
          KOJIMAAAAAAAAA YOU FRICKING HACK

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          pure soul, imaginte a magazine in the current year (2015) telling about venom snake and big boos

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >belldandy
      I wish we got new art of old characters like that. I'd kill to see 90s anime girls in a good looking modern style and not just shitty old 90s doujin scans.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >90s anime girls in a good looking modern style
        be careful what you wish for

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's why I said good. Modern shit is shit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            At this point I'll take new art emulating old styles. Plenty of people make it their gimmick to use old styles.
            But while we're on the subject, got any good examples of old characters being put into a moder style?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >good looking modern style

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    more like, what happened in the last decade, thats the real question

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ows culture rot wasn't created to ruin everything yet.
    thanks obama.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Jade Empire
    what went wrong?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I am glad that we got a good one and Bioware has not sullied it
      what are you talking about

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing?
      It was a great game.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Shame straight sexuality
    >Oh noes why are we having declined birthrate we must open up to immigration naoooooo
    Like a clockwork.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's disingenuous AF my dude. You know that housing prices are 80% responsible for that shit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why are housing price skyrocketing? It's because you let capitals free flow so foreign investors like that Saudi prince could come and buy your lands, driving up the price.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >ignore the federal reserve manipulating interest rates to create asset bubbles
          You don't know shit

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There's a difference between being conscious about media manipulation and going all in tinfoil hat. You fall on the latter.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          petite bourgeois boomers treating suburban shacks as their prime financial investment, using any extras they have as rental homes and being the biggest source of NIMBYs on the planet preventing the construction of affordable housing make a bigger impact than all the Blackrocks and Saudi Princes, thoughie

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        lol the frick the poor people who can't afford houses are the ones with the most kids.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Like the other anon says poor people reproduce the most everywhere so this is not the main cause. Declining birthrates are a natural part of progress. Turns out when people have more free time, money to spend on themselves and access to education, they find better things to do than dedicating their lives 24/7 to taking care of a bunch of screamers. Especially women obviously.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >poor people reproduce the most everywhere
          Human nature is weird. It should literally be the opposite. If you don't have resources, you shouldn't reproduce. If you do, you should. Why is it so upside down?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're aware that during puritan england times, people still fricked a lot and shat out 8 to 10 babies per women (even if only 4 survived)?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        During puritan times you wouldn't lose your fortune thanks to divorces, nor you would end up to jail for staring at women's boobs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You know what puritan means nowadays. It doesn't mean the religious hickle billies any longer, stop being disingenuous.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    women ruined gaming

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Leifang my beloved

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A combination of increasing sexual liberation since the 70s but a lack of distribution like the internet making it so people would make it easier to compartmentalize ontop of a desire to be edgier and shocking. Nowadays people don't respond to this quite the same way since you have instant access to other coomer shit, it's no longer shocking, and sexual liberation from the perspective of straight men is viewed as toxic by a ton of people and most guys don't care to push the issue. In America atleast

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's shocking but not in the way the artist want. As in, you'd get socially castrated on twatter for it under the pretext of woman protection.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Never really cared how people have sex, whether it's straight or gay. Was never an activist, but I always said "Let people wear what they want to wear and frick who they want to frick."
      >Now people like me are seen as villains because we're straight and don't want to be forced to take part in someone else's delusions.

      You try to be nice and this is what you get.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I still have that “live and let live” mindset, honestly. I genuinely don’t care enough to police people’s preferences and also know that I wouldn’t want my preferences policed if it were me.

        I just distance myself from people who try to force things on me. That works.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You let people continue with their evil and you think it won't affect you but it will if given enough time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why don't feminists advocate for more fanservice for women rather than taking away fanservice for men?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They do only if it unsettles men, like with homosexual imagery, the goal of feminism is destruction and theft. Imagine having a toy you like as a kid, the evil kid doesn't just want your toy, she wants you to not have your toy, and won't be able to appreciate the toy herself, truly a wretched hollow lifeform.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I mean they make their own games with what they like rather than telling others what not to make. I would rather have women make their own games with hot men or whatever they like than taking away fanservice for men

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            But taking fanservice away from men, or rather, anything that pleases a man away is their goal. Don't you understand?
            Have you ever heard of the term "pick me girl"? That's a concept that only evil women can invent, they hate that other girls are pleasing to men, what do you think their solution would be in this case? Try to become better women? Or destroy the women that are better than them? Come on this was already common knowledge 12 years ago.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They don't WANT fanservice, they want to SELL YOU fanservice, and titillation from any other source is competition to their business

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because X (formerly Twitter) and Discord didn't exist back then.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because gaming was seen as a thing for boys and young adult males. women forced themselves in and ruined everything and they dont even like video games

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped getting magazines after the PS2 era but that's the last time game ads were entirely coomer
    dead franchise

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is tame, everything now is more horny, the only difference here is back then this was aimed at straight men, unlike now, so it's looked down upon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ...Have you tried to not be gay in the game?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nta, but he's not even remotely joking. BG3 allies LITERALLY try to make you gay. Same with the ONLY male companion in CP2077. Also in Mass Effect Andromeda.

        You don't even have to do specific dialog options. They just asl you to frick them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          So, don't be gay in game, and be straight? It's a Role playing game, lmao

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You probably wish we were having smelly stinky sweaty angry sex right now don't you, homosexual.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            social media was the downfall.
            now all the mental ill people can scream their bullshit out loud

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            All you had to do was listen…

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >this is a FANTASY not reality
            So he should accept that the fantasy can have whatever levels of social acceptance they want to have since its fantasy

            Skill issue, this is no different from SJW's being unable to accept bikini armor or skimpy clothing because it doesn't cater to their puritan/feminist sensibilities, he's just mad the fantasy game doesn't cater to his heterosexuality, 2 sides of the same coin

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Just say "No, I don't swing that way" and they'll leave you alone. It is a little weird how fast they try to bed you though. Wyll asked me to dance, I went "Sure, what the hell" and then he tried to get my pants off.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ah, I just got that cutscene and I told him to pound sand. He got real sad but I figured he was going to try and jam his dick in after that point. I was a little surprised Gail didn't try something after we sat and watched the aurora borealis.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fem dommed by Minthara

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The female characters are ugly, theres no boob slider and no boob physics, theres is gay bear sex and dick physics, it's very clearly LGBT trash

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Please please PLEASE I beg you stop being gay PLEASE

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember fapping to Elite Four Lorelai's legs from the Pokemon LeafGreen strategy guide back then. Now, I can look up gigabytes of her from my phone.

    We didn't have the access everyone has now to the big selection of internet porn, so magazines and others capitalized on it. There wasn't much to be ashamed of since everyone enjoyed it.
    Now we have to deal with people shaming others for being horny while they in question are coomers themselves.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I fapped to nina's picture in the tekken 3 instruction manual because I had nothing else during that time
      now I have 1TB of porn that I constantly need to delete stuff off to make room for other stuff
      the horny shaming is tiring but only if you actually use social media like a homosexual, otherwise porn is better than ever

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >gaming is for teen boys
    >teen boys are horny

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Idk but I'm horny

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Quick, claim your shitposting queen

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was considered a niche hobby for mostly male basement dwellers, so niche that gaming in general was looked down at and anybody above 16 still playing vg considered a weirdo

    Its odd how normal it is nowadays, with all the pros and cons we got with it

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >magazines with awesome, colourful graphic design
    >fun, innovative and unique games being released each year
    >the only people that played video games were people just like you
    >beauty and excellence was revered
    it's all gone, bros
    it's all gone

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There were plenty of shitty parts too bavk then that you conveniently ignore anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        shit parts will always be part of everything that exists, even the goldest of golden ages will have "shit parts" because it's natural human psychology to complain about things that are inconvenient to you
        what you have to learn is that you have to compare the best elements to the best elements, only that way do you ever see which of the two is superior

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Then I choose the modern times because gaming back then was inconvenient, be it purchasing, dealing with bugs, dealing with computer issue, dealing with network/internet/download speed

          The innovative, fun market back then is the indie market today, if youre willing to actually dig and look for yourself

          Sure was it fun and based back then, but we simply neither knew or had anything better

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            the person, as usual, picks the path of least resistance

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Of course, you nonsensical hotdogstand philosopher

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This is why we can't have nice things. Because troglodytes like this would rather order a plate of shit via ubereats than walk 5 minutes to a nice restaurant because it's more convenient

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              What kind of poor ass comparison is that?
              >we cant have nice things anymore because carrying stones by hand was replaced by carts with wheels!
              You wanna go back to the beep boop wheee modem slow ass internet connection that drops everytime mom wants to use the telephone? The tediously long loading screens or switching between cds just because the game forces you to watch a cutscene? Leaving the pc on overnight just to download a pirated movie somebody recorded shittily in a cinema?

              Im all for nostalgia and good old times but being completely blinded by it is a whole other thing. Or youre just one of those 80ies/90ies aesthetic rp zoomies who think that our kids rooms were all lavalamps and KISS posters

              homosexual

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're arguing modern gaming is better because it's easier to get games, not because games are better.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Hm, in that case, games arent better or worse, theyre different

                Sure, thanks to online patches game devs have gotten lazy because they dont have to deliver a perfect, bugless game anymore. And theres not much innovation anymore because weve reached standards, a high grafics quality and already seen most groundbreaking games that changed or created genres.
                But that doesnt mean that the games are bad, just not much of a surprise anymore since the market is so big now that we only see the standard sellers, not the odd titles. But thats what indie games are for

                Still prefer the new times, theres just so much more games that cater more to your preferences if youre willing to actively look for them

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Indie games have more interesting ideas (well some of them do anyway), but they lack the budget or manpower to make anything ambitious. I often find indie games I like, but it's extremely rare for me to find one that I love.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                What preferences? The AAA are all psychological checkboxes and the indy is just low effort pixel trash or bait and switch EA attempt at being minecraft 2. You just lack the experience to know better.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There were, and there still are. I choose more freedom over pointless glamours. For me the graphics and gameplay at ps2-ps3 era was already good enough. I don't fricking need RTX graphics if it means I have to tolerate all this shitty liveservice and funhating thought police.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the only people that played video games were people just like you
      yes I totally loved spending 1 hour to go to locals to play against the sweaty neckbeard who clearly couldn't reach his ass to wash it and to forfeit because the smell is that bad
      I never want to meet any of you frickers ever again, I love living in an online 2024

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Most of us were dangerously slim nerds with glasses but ok.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if you hated going there when why did you go there, genius?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          because I don't pick the brackets you homosexual

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >because of the one bad experience i had i have determined that this is how life works and will forever be hateful and never mentally recover

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And it will never come back again. Puriteens control every aspect of creativity now and there is nothing we can do to take back what's ours. I'm honestly thinking of just ending it all.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All the people ITT defending it by saying it was to appeal to teen boys without realising that makes it even MORE gross...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. incel troony

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because gaming used to be cool before women and "women" ruined it.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >We
    Stopped reading there.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Attempting to meme on someone opening up about how we actually feel won't bring the sexy ads back or get rid of Woke.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No one's killing themselves over losing sexy vidya mags either. That's moronic.

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    are you talking about gamers or trannies here

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I was referring to us, the oldgays who are now seen as freaks and monsters because the mantra of 90% of society is "Old Bad, New Good"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        oh

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Theres a difference?

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It used to be a male hobby.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Heterosexuality was normal

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Who is we? Don't presume to speak for others, and better yet stop trying to gaslight people, you aren't fooling anyone troony.

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because video games didn't cater to homosexuals and trannies back then.

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Majority of gamer audience was horny teenagers
    >Try to appeal to them with sex and videogames
    It works, anon

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    wokeism has to be the most unnatural thing forced into public acceptance since marxism-leninism

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My little pee pee became so hard when I got that magazine with the DOA posters in it.

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was tongue-in-cheek horny. Like booth babes.
    It was the "You know I know that you know, anyway let's talk about the games". The userbase was nerdy white dudes with pocket change.

    Now the current horny is sexual deviancy, grooming and overall excess. It fricking sucks.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Post the full picture with all the characters
      also different gauntlet ports having different map layouts was soul

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sex sells.
    Well, straight sex anyways.
    They dont make this stuff anymore because the gays and femenists.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >They dont make this stuff anymore because the gays and femenists.

      they are just hypocrites.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >the gays
        why the frick would we care about what dumb bawds you put on a magazine cover
        leave us the frick out of it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Shut it homosexual, If I didn't want to kiss you right now Id punch you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the gays
      why the frick would we care about what dumb bawds you put on a magazine cover
      leave us the frick out of it

      the gay lobby has basically made gays into a client class of the left's multifaceted political coalition. That's part of the equation but let's be real, feminists are like 90% of it.

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I'll be happy if you dress up as a woman and take my dick like a woman.

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    British gaming magazines were especially horny to attract the dudebro audience, articles full of sexual innuendos and edgy shit, it was fresh for the time but looking back it was pretty damn cringe, still slightly better than it is now with every game journalist being a literal homosexual.

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they didn't reach the same massive market they do online, and people (especially those outside the target market) weren't as outraged b that kind of thing

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do we eliminate californian influence

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wait for Russia, China or N. Korea to nuke California. Itll happen

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Makes you wonder why rape culture is a thing nowadays

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >TFW I'm too ugly to get groomed and/or raped
      >Women don't like me
      >HRT treatment doesn't work either so boys don't want me either
      Life is so unfair. Thank God I can still shitpost on Ganker.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I want you. Post pics of you dressed up as a maid.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Personally I think rape should be legalized. Hear me out.

      Legally speaking, nothing is taken or stolen from women during rape. If anything, THEY are STEALING SEMEN but that's another topic. Nothing is stolen from them. Also they are not physically hurt or bruised like in a fight. The only thing that COULD be an argument is mental damage, but if we want equality men's mental damage is never even allowed in court as collateral. Consider who rape is REALLY hurting more, who is the ACTUAL victim? The man that is probably getting pussy the first time in his life, and will then be mentally scarred for the rest of his life, OR the woman who just had her fantasy fulfilled after already being fricked by several other guys. The answer should be obvious no.

      Feminists will say this is wrong.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Bend over.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          We will compare physical might first, then we will see who's going to rape who. Or did ypu actually think I'd ALLOW you to rape me little man?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it has to do with taking control of the reproductive opportunity of a woman, if you impregnate her you are forcing her to raise your genetics or to abort the child, it's one of the worst things someone can do. you need to think more biologically

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Man, the original Xbox was a great start for a new console entering the market.

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    keep your reddit depression posting on reddit
    the only body who wants to an hero is your subhuman ass

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    catered to virgins

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was a different time. A better time. Now we get stuff like this.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no black female VA because character is deaf
      blessing in disguise

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They had an option to have her voiced ironically as an accessibility option. Probably for the partially blind.

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because video games was a boys club before the trannies ruined it.

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Jeez anon, what self help book did you steal THAT gold from?

  68. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because videogames were still for men(well, teenage boys, close enough) and weren't pretending otherwise.

  69. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The search engine optimization of the 20th century was all about trying to be eye-catching in a magazine rack.
    The SEO of the 21st century is all about trying to frick with search engine functions.
    The only real recourse is to block all Indian internet traffic.

  70. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because sex sold and people were still unapolagetic about it like they should have

  71. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they catered to their audience.
    Vidya makers did as well.

    These days they cater to the lords of social justice, and hope to live another day in return.
    Bottom line: Fascism hadn't gotten hold of vidya, yet.

  72. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was made to sale product instead of pushing agenda

  73. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People naturally like and celebrate sex until they're explicitly told not to.
    History goes through phases of puritanism. It is what it is. It never lasts, because people inevitably remember they like sex, and don't give a shit about what some weirdo has to say about that. You can only morally guilt and bully people for so long, until they grow a backbone and just tell you to frick off.

  74. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    alot more people play vidya besides 12 yo boys now
    its as simple as that
    if vidya goes back to irrelevancy which it wont thanks to mobile trash you will have sexy ladies again
    company want to appeal to as many people as possible so only safe designs
    and it is still socially acceptable to sexualise men so thats why you get alot of this
    asian countries dont care and still give us sexy ladies which is why companies decide to censor games from asia

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Back in the normal times, TV would sex up shows "for the dads". That was a normal thing.

  75. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Free porn was limited

    Look at baby boomer culture and it was super horny too. In fact you’ll notice it was always there until the last ten years, when porn hub and the like were breaking records.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Porn sucks though. It's all cumshots and no foreplay. There's an art to softcore titillation, that people don't appreciate anymore.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. I love ecchi shit in anime and games because it's fun to look at but most hentai and actual porn is either gross or boring or both. When I actually want to jerk off it's usually just to scenarios I visualize in my head.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is the very heart of it. Before the internet you had to risk shady sex shops and the like to get any kind of graphical material, so the masses wouldn't chance it, thus companies would take risks with more "scandalous" shit to get sales in, it's what led to the meme of car magazines being covered with hot girls which is what OPs pic is mirroring the style of.
      However in our tech abundant world you can find nearly anything you want to fap too, /d/ proves as much, and as such these adds that bait for sex appeal don't hit right because the guys that would buy due to this by majority became dedicated coomers thus the bulk of your audience is the pearl clutchers that flip out over Hooters and shit, thus the juice wasn't worth the squeeze anymore.

      Porn sucks though. It's all cumshots and no foreplay. There's an art to softcore titillation, that people don't appreciate anymore.

      Are you just booting up Youporn's amateur page and nothing else?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        oh wise anon...where do you get good amateur shit nowadays? and please no reddit cringe like vidster...

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          what is your metric? I feel like you are looking for something very specific because even youporn and xvedio have "hand holding" and "slow kissing" as tags.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            bad cam quality and obviously not paid actors
            just basic ass amateur shit which is impossible to find nowadays
            also no onlyfans shit either or solo person
            2 people fcking
            cant find shit like this anywhere i look for amateur/homemade and its all just actors mostly with a few alright vids inbetween which i have all watched front to back

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >bad cam quality and obviously not paid actors
              Ah, that is rare my friend because the market is too big now for people to do it for free and cancel culture(or whatever you want to call it) makes it to risky for couples to just upload sex videos because as we have seen even something from ten years ago can resurface and ruin people. Much like most of the mid 00s I don't think that wild west like shit is coming back anytime soon.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i knoooow...welp back to fap to the same 10 vids in a row on rotation again and again and again for the rest of my life

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I boot Chaturbate every now and again, and feel incredibly disappointed that the woman are all just sitting there naked, with like vibrators inside of them and stuff
        Who likes that? It's crass.

  76. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rope were shot that could moor a fricking boat

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Classic
      >2002
      >Slow as frick internet
      >Download all the high render DOA pics I could find.
      >Burn them onto a CD so they aren't left on the family computer.
      >Parents and siblings go out of town for a little shopping.
      >Its a good hour just to get to the next town, plus the shopping, then another hour to get back
      >I ask to stay behind. Sleepy or some shit
      >spend the next 2hrs fapping to DOA girls

  77. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    becaus boys are boys and it wasnt illegal to be hetero back then

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Still isn't now. Only in the internet world does it even imply this is common. That's the biggest trick they pulled and why the world forum don't give a shit about the now 20 year loneliness epidemic, you believe your screens because your eyes have nothing else to look upon.

  78. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oversexualization isn't good for society or for individuals, it's still better than today where the same is true but now everything has to be homosexual, interracial, transsexual etc. just more degenerate. We peaked back when ankles were considered sexy and daring.

  79. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why were video game magazines so unashamedly horny back in the day?
    How else would you get teenage boys to pick up your magazine with information that was readily available on the internet?

  80. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You see, life and society used to be much better than it is today.

  81. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because sex sells. It's that simple.

  82. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  83. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because shocking and impactful ads draw eyeballs and sex sells
    I mean, Klonoa had a magazine page ad about the game's name being treated like an STD with screenshots being relegated to the lower right corner

  84. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it was GMR. I miss reading the game geezer rants at the back.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >MGS 3 and Ninja Gaiden cover
      Damn now that takes me back

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      SOVL!

  85. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I got this mag and that poster. I remember once a month I would go shopping with my mum for the monthly big food shop and I would just stay in the magazine area for an hour or so while she got all the food then I would get to pick a magazine. Good times

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        same
        saw it in the local newsagents, woman at the counter gave me a funny look when i bought it, she knew i was just going to jizz all over it, and she was right

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      COME TO MY HOME, GAMER GIRL

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I used to have a poster of the red head chick

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Meanwhile at Pandemonium 1 she was younger and more innocent looking. Apparently with the sequel they decided to redesign her for the Lara Croft audience. Just like with many other Western games back then that had sexy female protagonists thanks to Lara Croft's popularity.

  86. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was clearing out some stuff at my parents house a few months ago, turns out younger me kept a stack of our Vidya magazines. Flicking through them was such a blast from the past that I still kept them, maybe one of these days I'll scan them and dump them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Please do anon, post it in /t/

  87. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because men/boys didn’t need to be afraid of showing behaviour natural to their gender.

  88. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  89. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sex sells. It always has since the birth of marketing and advertising.

  90. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sorry you don't understand how heterosexuality works.

  91. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because it sells and because men at that point hadn't yet given females enough power to further ruin society.

  92. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This was before every executive and their mother tried to cater video games for women that don't even want to play the fricking games.

  93. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Believe it or not, teenagers used to be horny back in the day, and sex sells.

  94. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Leifang made everyone horny

  95. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why should you be ashamed of finding something sexy?
    Did your parents ever tell you how you were born?

  96. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They fell for the 'sex sells' meme.
    To everyone's knowledge, it didn't work.

  97. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sex sells, my man.
    But honestly, a cover like this just tells me the people behind the magazine don't trust the words on those pages to be the thing that sells them.

  98. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We werent pussies back then

  99. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Less jealous women working in the offices.

  100. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    - Advertising was edgier back then
    - Gamers were seen as mostly horny young men, which is what most were, and it was still acceptable to cater to your largest demographic unlike nowadays where we cater to a percent of a percent because companies confuse social media with the real world.
    - Western society hit the peak of its sexual liberation (at least for straight people). We've since started sliding down that peak.

    It's really frustrating. Even when some game like BG3 with full frontal nudity and sex scenes comes along and sells well, the industry still ignores it and pretends that we're all puritans who have a soft spot for gay sex and trannies. I learned Japanese many years ago to play games that didn't get localizations and to escape the censor filled localizations that we got, but even knowing Japanese isn't enough to escape anymore from modern games from big companies.

  101. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I loved them.

  102. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      and the next 2 pages were a similar thing about gratuitous violence.

  103. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was an almost sane society

  104. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    back then people who made fun of you for playing games weren't in charge

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's so weird how thing have turned out. Just like how people who hate Japan and everything from it are in charge of localization these days. How the hell did that happen?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        supervillain syndrome, bitter homosexuals will make it their mission to ruin people's fun because it's their sole reason for waking up every day

  105. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    At first I just thought I was just getting old then I realized things really are just shittier all around in the hobby that I love

  106. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    video games were made exclusively by nerdy autistic men, for nerdy autistic men

  107. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As a kid, I actually found the coomerbaitinh back then to be annoying, since I cared more about the actual contents of the game, and coomerbait felt like a distraction from that. Let’s not pretend that era didn’t produce garbage like BMX XXX and The Guy Game.

    The garbage we have now is merely a different flavour of garbage.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      As a kid, not when I was early single digit age cause I simply didn't consciously think about this kinda shit till say 9ish 10ish, I was naturally pretty attracted to coomer bait. Not like full on nudity but just anything with a cute girl showing her stomach I was instantly like "hurr I need this game now very bad"

      Can't say I have changed much on that front but internet taught me by 12 to check if a game sucked and then enjoy cute belly pics seperately

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This instinct was valuable however, it lead me to shit like jak and daxter

  108. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because they actually appealed to gamers

  109. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The whole world was like that. Men had on average probably 33% more testosterone, and the horniest men probably had 10x more testosterone than the average man today.
    I was watching a report from a Formula 1 Grand Prix in the 1990s and the reporters and cameramen were literally filming the asses and breasts of the hot women they came across, and making snide comments. It was an insane world.

  110. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Vulgar Wave

    https://lindynewsletter.beehiiv.com/p/vulgar-wave

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >There was a period of time between roughly 1990 to 2008 where pop culture focused on entertaining heterosexual men in their 20s and 30s. I grew up during this era. I felt like the entertainment industry was catering to my personal taste, because indeed, they were. It does seem unimaginable today.

  111. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i coomed for the first time after my mom bought me one of these magazines and it had a full page ad with a big titty anime girl on it

  112. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The good old times when my religious dad was really concerned about this kind of shit and just staying up late for a little bit meant breasts on TV

  113. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was too used to watching TV as a kid and stuff.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Frickin' milk, man. We literally grew up being brainwashed into thinking milk was important past infancy and that bread was somehow the most important part of our diet.

  114. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not that specifically. Video game magazines just seemed cooler back then in general.

  115. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fewer women and israelites. Women are the useful tools of israelites that always push whatever the mass media pushes, because women base their opinions around what's popular 99% of the time. They are peak normalgay, and only deviate when they have something to gain. Women also tend to have middling iqs. They are almost all midwits.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Science have proven that women just vote for whatever is good for women. They don't believe in logic. They just follow the consensus

  116. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They were trying to attract an older male demographic who were into video games.

  117. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it was a different time

    >Issue was released in November 2001

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have this issue in my closet with a bunch of other Game Informers

  118. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >all these replies saying that gamers were all teenagers

    I remember the "most gamers are adults" statistic floating around even back then.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Funny you post Jimmy Kimmel like he's supposed to be an example of that when he was a stupid fricking boomer when he had Markeplier on his show.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I remember articles looking down on anyone playing video game past 20. Even now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I was ten when I first saw this show and I was too young to understand it, but I knew it was good.
      ZIGGY ZOGGY ZIGGY ZOGGY OI OI OI

  119. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do magazines still exist?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Have you not been in a grocery store lately?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, I unironically haven't been in a grocery store in nearly 10 years.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What do you do, just have your groceries delivered? Or do you live with your parents.
          Anyway, there's still a rack and register-line displays of impulse buy magazines. I'd say boomer mags but I've seen a local redneck grocery store with some weeb trash magazine on their rack.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Let me guess weeb trash from ten years ago that was there because the store rarely ever get customers.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nope.
      Not good ones anyway.
      The only people who would buy them are random anons who remember about them once every 2-3 years then immediately forget..

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, but they're simply not sexy, and loads more people just get their news online anyways.

  120. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sex sells.

  121. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Magazine Covers are like the twitter screenshots and OPs with a bikini girl in them with an incendiary headline.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Using sex appeal to attract attention is the only thing they have in common, and they have nothing in common with twitter screenshots.

  122. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SEX sells
    next question

  123. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sex sells

  124. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Your magazine just arrived in the mail, son. (I'm so happy he's not gay afterall)
    >T-Thanks, Dad..

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This just reminds me that I've been fapping to DoA girls longer than I remember.

  125. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sex still sells in non-pozzed countries

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yikes.
      source?

  126. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Given the current state of technology & the ongoing downfall of current gaming media, why not make your own Ganker magazine/Fanzine? There are still plenty of games that feature this style of content, wouldn't hurt to highlight them.

  127. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had two or three gaming magazine subscriptions growing up. I only ever read them taking a shit. As a result, I enjoyed every shit.

  128. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  129. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Back then
    Dead or Alive is still pretty horny to this day anon

  130. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The west has truly cucked itself. In any store in Japan you can walk in and see gaming and manga magazines aimed at young boys with girls in bikinis on the covers and inside. It's so refreshing to see.

  131. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why are zoomers so puritanical when it comes to porn? But then they're going out sucking wiener and donating to some e-prostitutes stream.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's even dumber than that, they have nothing against porn but hate fanservice, hence when anyone tries to defend games with lewd content you'll get the usual "just go watch porn"

  132. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dumb people will buy things because it has naked women on it. This led to the dumbing down of video games for a long time.

  133. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >grug sees sexy woman next to product
    >maybe if grug buys product he’ll also have sexy woman
    Shrimple as

  134. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why were video game magazines so unashamedly horny back in the day?
    women weren't allowed to have an opinion back then, which is how God intended

  135. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Was before women and homosexuals ruined everything

  136. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Same reason a bunch of other magazines were. Sex sells.

  137. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gaming was really a guys hobby back in the day. Just like X games and most sports. It isn't till the early 2010s that there was a push against it and really just became an agenda.

  138. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Leifang SEXO

  139. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Need culture has always embraced horniness and sex

  140. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because it's totally epic breh

  141. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My schizo brain is somewhat convinced this was all planned from the beginning, that hypersexual shit like this was acceptable but only to addict a generation of people (and primarily men), lulling them to a false sense of security and then suddenly starve them of it all the while having infiltrated positions of power (i.e. journies and corporate shills) and then telling them they were monsters for enjoying it all once they formed their hivemind.

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