This probably falls under the file, "ooookay." At the very least, we got to search for "cover girls" so we could have a pic for this story. Highlight of the day so far.
So they went and posted up the new downloadable content European gamers can expect to see on the PlayStation Store this week; there's plenty of cool stuff but one item in particular caught everyone's eye: a PSP game called Cover Girl . Produced by Ubisoft, it's a title we hadn't heard of before but Mike Kebby tried to clear things up for us down in the comments section:
"I had no idea what Cover Girl was either – I’m taking the description directly from the database here:
"Specially designed for active young women, Cover Girl is a digital friend that adds a touch of glamour to your busy day-to-day. Elaborated in collaboration with professional female writers, Cover Girl provides qualitative and interesting content which you customise. You decide the content of your magazine in accordance with your desires and interests:
Get your daily dose of fresh air with funny facts on love & men, life tips, mini-games, horoscopes and tarot reading, fashion trends…
Play addictive & fun mini-games to have fun any time of the day
Discover unique & fun tools like the Sex-o-Meter, Manlation (a fun translator for explaining male behavior), a size converter for shoes and clothes…"
What, seriously? Well, Sony has been trying to tap into the female demographic more and more, and if they need games like this to achieve that goal, more power to 'em. Perhaps all the women out there will shriek at the top of their lungs that this is sexist, all the while ignoring the fact that fashion magazines that resemble this game are all bought by women, and the fact that men have been playing stereotypically "guy" games for years. It's just as easy to say "oh, guys play that because there's shooting and things blow up." Yeah, but we're not all sensitive about it, are we?
The only question is whether or not we'll see Cover Girl in this neck of the woods. We'll let you know if Ubisoft announces anything. Oh, and go ahead and check out the new trailer for the game.
Related Game(s): Cover Girl