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Article about Vile Rat/EVE in April 2013 Playboy

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Ethan Freeman
Doomheim
#1 - 2013-03-24 20:51:09 UTC
Was just surprised to see it there.

ElQuirko
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2013-03-24 20:51:46 UTC
Do girls in bunny ears just not cut it anymore?

EDIT: Maybe they misunderstood "Dust bunnies".

Dodixie > Hek

baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#3 - 2013-03-24 20:52:29 UTC
Shoot blues, tell Vile Rat.
Darek Castigatus
Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
#4 - 2013-03-24 22:12:23 UTC
I thought it was well written, well researched and overall one of the best articles on the situation I've read anywhere. Shame it takes a porn mag to do decent journalism these days.

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Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#5 - 2013-03-24 22:33:47 UTC
The artwork heading the article was excellent, very in keeping with the propaganda that GSF have put out in the past.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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Leetha Layne
#6 - 2013-03-24 22:44:52 UTC
The permadeath inference was off base...
KuroVolt
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2013-03-24 22:54:40 UTC
Hugh Hefner confirmed goon?

[Im kidding, we all know Chribba is the real Hugh Hefner.]

In all seriousness, I did enjoy the read, it was a surprising article for Playboy, thats for sure.

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Jhan Niber
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2013-03-25 03:46:55 UTC
Yeah, it was funny that you could actually say "I went to playboy to read the article."
Scatim Helicon
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#9 - 2013-03-25 07:42:24 UTC
Not really, Playboy's traditional content is hilariously tame compared to what we can now all find with a handful of mouse clicks on the internet.

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Muad 'dib
The Nine Nine
#10 - 2013-03-25 08:13:23 UTC
you know theres boobs in there too right

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Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#11 - 2013-03-25 08:15:10 UTC
Tigerlily keeps saying that she won't confirm or deny her being in the article xD

As I was reading the only surprise I had was that she was in it, but what they said about her just made me smile say "yup, that's Tigerlily alright."

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KuroVolt
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2013-03-25 11:40:01 UTC
Muad 'dib wrote:
you know theres boobs in there too right

Silly Muad, there arent any boobs on the internets. Roll

BoBwins Law: As a discussion/war between two large nullsec entities grows longer, the probability of one comparing the other to BoB aproaches near certainty.

silens vesica
Corsair Cartel
#13 - 2013-03-25 11:58:18 UTC
I was happy to see the article, but frankly thought it was kinda 'fluff.' The unnecessary attempt to inject sex, somehow, some way was completely gratuitous. The actual discussion of Vile Rat's accomplishments in-game or in-life was also a bit 'once over, lightly.'

Sean Smith could easily inspired an article three or four times as long without losing the reader's interest.


All said, I'd give it a 'B.' Which is a whole lot better than being ignored.

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Sergeant Acht Scultz
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#14 - 2013-03-25 12:08:07 UTC
This->
baltec1 wrote:
Shoot blues, tell Vile Rat.

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Naes Mlahrend
Devil's Horsemen
#15 - 2013-03-25 15:49:00 UTC
Anyone have a non-playboy link to the article? General Order 1 is not allowing me to access it on my totally wonderful Afghanistan interwebs.
Ginger Barbarella
#16 - 2013-03-25 15:59:34 UTC
Good article. Back "in the Day" (yes, I'm an old fart) magazines like Playboy and Rolling Stone were *THE* go-to magazine for good journalism. Too bad none of that exists anymore.

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Velicitia
XS Tech
#17 - 2013-03-25 16:28:54 UTC
silens vesica wrote:
I was happy to see the article, but frankly thought it was kinda 'fluff.' The unnecessary attempt to inject sex, somehow, some way was completely gratuitous. The actual discussion of Vile Rat's accomplishments in-game or in-life was also a bit 'once over, lightly.'

Sean Smith could easily inspired an article three or four times as long without losing the reader's interest.


All said, I'd give it a 'B.' Which is a whole lot better than being ignored.


Think about the readership though, and the "general" dim view most people have on games in the first place (i.e. they're "for kids", etc). Throw something in the writeup that a playboy reader can identify with (i.e. Tigerlily), and the probability they read the entire article (and see whatever ads are in it) goes up.

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DarthNefarius
Minmatar Heavy Industries
#18 - 2013-03-25 20:27:29 UTC  |  Edited by: DarthNefarius
There are articles in Playboy Shocked

Went to playboy link expecting a pic layout of Mintchiplol & the Bunnies of Eve left dissappointed Twisted
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LHA Tarawa
Pator Tech School
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2013-03-26 15:56:59 UTC
With all the neked women on the internets, it can't be easy actually selling pictures of neked women. Gots to have some articles in there.
ian papabear
No Regard.
#20 - 2013-03-26 19:57:46 UTC
okay?

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