12 Unbelievably Shameful Times Video Games Tried To Be Sexy

1. Ms. Pac-Man

Ms Pac Man
Atari

One of the oldest examples in gaming history of sexing something up that, let's be honest, defies all belief it could even be done in the first place, Ms. Pac-Man took a small yellow disc, and gave it pin-up girl legs.

Makeup, lips, rosy cheeks and fluttering eyelashes - it was par for the 80s gaming landscape course. And though you can look to other instances of Ms. Pac-Man that were far more "normal" i.e. just a female version of Pac-Man, this "eye-catching" design used in the arcades was drawn so that, only for a second, someone would play the game based on sexual attraction.

Someone would play PAC-MAN, because they were sexually aroused.

Oh, how far we've come.

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