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E3 flashback, booth babes edition (photos)

Though they are a much rarer species now, the annual E3 video game trade show was once crawling with scantily clad "booth babes." Eventually, it devolved into self-parody, and you see a lot less of it in recent years.

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Dan Ackerman
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Though they are a much rarer species now, the annual E3 video game trade show was once crawling with scantily clad "booth babes." Eventually, it devolved into self-parody, and you see a lot less of it in recent years.
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Clearly some kind of Ugg boots/video game tie-in program.
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A casting call for "Road Warrior: The Musical."
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Doesn't she know that nobody plays Everquest anymore?
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Yes, their shirts do have "Booth Babe" printed on them.
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A refuge from a forgotten (at least by me) game.
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Accessory-maker Nyko was always infamous for having the most blatant booth babe displays.
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This was a presentation for the Dead or Alive fighting game series.
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The "Future of Video Games" being promoted in the banner behind her clearly does not include pants.
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This disgusted look may be what alcoholics refer to as a "moment of clarity."
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Dancing girls, racing game: the connection escapes me at this point.
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Pay no attention to the slot on this prize wheel labeled "Loser."
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"Why no, it's actually very comfortable."
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Hooters girls doubling as E3 booth babes--legally, isn't that double jeopardy?

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