TGS 2009: The Booth Babe Gallery!
Surely all of you are familiar with the phenomenon of booth babes, those pamphlet-toting pixies that companies hire by the handful to give their trade-show booths some straightforward sex appeal. They have become staples of the game convention experience, and Tokyo Game Show has the highest booth babe per capita of any industry event. It's an impressive show of babe force, clearly designed to accommodate the aggressive enthusiasts who teem around them with telephoto lenses. (And this is during the press and industry portion of the show—I won't be sticking around to see what happens to the hapless babes when 100,000-plus nerds arrive for the public portion of the show, but I think we can all imagine.)
The gallery below is a tribute not so much to the babes, but to the type of skeevy dude who thinks nothing of asking a stranger if he can photograph her boobs, enacting his own little Maxim shoot right there on the show floor. I realize that's what the booth babes are there for, but damn. Lecherous photogs, Crispy Gamer salutes you!
This guy in the white Mercedes-Benz jacket was like a machine. I think his bag is full of spare cameras because he tends to wear them down from furious overuse.
Here's a twofer: