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Three Reasons The Bachelor: The Videogame Won’t Work

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As if the world of reality television wasn’t disturbing enough already, Nintendo Wii and Warner Brothers have partnered up for the July 2010 release of The Bachelor: The Videogame.

Now, we at Handshake can think of a few TV shows and movies that made great video games. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Goldeneye for N64, and The Simpsons Arcade Game come to mind.

This, however, is not one of them.

Here are three reasons the game won’t sell:

1) Desperate girls watch TV. They don’t buy or play video games.
2) It’s more fun laughing at the real thing than watching their avatars make beady, digitally enhanced, googly eyes at each other.
3) Hot tub scenes with real people are hot. Video game girls that look like bobble heads in a bikini are not.

What should we fear next?  Bachelor figurines and dolls?

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4 Responses to “Three Reasons The Bachelor: The Videogame Won’t Work”

  1. avatar punkin says:

    You’re wrong about one thing: desperate girls do buy and play video games. This is the digital version of that Get-a-date board game (or whatever it was called). It was pretty popular.

    Also, in terms of demographics, the Wii is more popular with women than men. – http://www.wiitalk.co.uk/forums/general-wii-discussion/14866-demographics.html

  2. avatar Erica Sanderson says:

    This is ridiculous. I can’t believe there’s a video game about this. It’s bad enough this reality show exists, and now women are going to act out their fantasies through a video game?

  3. avatar Anne Pomeroy says:

    I’m not surprised about the Wii demographics. But I still believe that a lot of the people who watch the Bachelor won’t be playing the video game.

  4. avatar punkin says:

    Yeah, not saying it’s a good game…Looks like a complete and total waste of time, but then again, so does Second Life and the Hills and any of the ridiculous drivel pop culture deems gold.