Miss Bimbo: Innocent Online Game or Dangerous Role-playing?

A new online game has got parents in the UK and Europe fuming. It’s called Miss Bimbo and it calls itself a virtual fashion game, where users log on to create an alter ego and compete with other players in beauty pageants.

The aim of the game is to be the coolest, richest and most famous bimbo in the world! Players go on missions to find rich billionaire boyfriends and get plastic surgery to keep up their appearances. Players also take diet pills to maintain their weight!

Interestingly, a quick check of the Miss Bimbo site shows the following statements:

As a result of this rather surprising media attention we have decided to remove the option of purchasing diet pills from the game. We apologise to any players whom this may inconvenience but we feel in light of this weeks proceedings it is the correct action to take.

We would also like to sincerely apologise to our players for the media comparison of Miss Bimbo and Paris Hilton. We feel that this does a dis-service to the players whom send their bimbos to university, tea parties or chess tournaments.

At this time we would also like to remind players that the Miss Bimbo team assume no responsibility or liability for any fashion faux pas, hair style disasters or boob jobs incurred in real life as as a result of playing the Miss Bimbo game.

 There have been many discussions online about the game. Some condemn the game for teaching young kids about breast implants and some have turned the attention on parents for their lack of monitoring of what their young kids are up to.

Nicolas Jacquart, the game creator said that he created the game to mirror life in a ‘tongue-in-cheek’ way.

That’s what’s that scaring many. Is it a matter of ‘art’ imitating life, or life imitating ‘art’? What do you think?

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8 Responses to Miss Bimbo: Innocent Online Game or Dangerous Role-playing?

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  4. Robin Goad says:

    We did some analysis of this using Hitwise internet usage data, and it turns out that users do indeed skew in favour of younger females:

    http://weblogs.hitwise.com/robin-goad/2008/04/miss_bimbo_who_is_visiting.html

  5. blogscapes says:

    Thanks for your comment, Robin.

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