Yes, you heard right. If you were counting on those scantily-clad models and strippers for an extra bang at the video game convention E3 this year, it's time to put it back into your pants, sonny boy. The video game industry is apparently trying to change its image, banning these nubile young women from enticing shy, overweight men to various booths and events. But all is not lost, my friends—the women can still be there as long as they're fully clothed. The rules for the 2006 show include a $5000 fine for the booth owner if the women are "semi-clad." The handbook from the Entertainment Software Association, the shows promoter, says:
"Material, including live models, conduct that is sexually explicit and/or sexually provocative, including but not limited to nudity, partial nudity and bathing suit bottoms, are prohibited on the show floor, all common areas, and at any access points to the show."
And if the nudie police do catch you, you'll get a verbal warning and than BAM, smacked with the fine on the next offense. So remember, it's ok to shoot hookers in San Andreas, but bikini-clad women in a convention center is a definite no-no. Thanks, climate of fear and repression!