Modders add diversity to Watch Dogs…in the wrong way (NSFW)

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Watch Dogs may have one of the most unfathomably uninteresting protagonists in all of videogamedom. Aiden Pierce is yet another 30-something white guy, in a sea of 30 something white guys. What Watch Dogs needs is a little diversity. But not like this. Oh no, not like this.

A modder, SoloCreep (via DSOgaming),  has found that by switching out the character model files, you can replace the dull and dreary Aiden with a random naked woman, because the game does actually feature random naked women. Naturally, the character’s voice files remain, so even if you do decide to roam Chicago as a naked woman, you’ll sound like a gruff white male.

Diversity is a real problem in games, and I’m sure the transgendered community would love to be represented in the medium in a better way than Final Fight’s Poison, but this probably isn’t what anybody had in mind.

The modder has also replaced the dull Aiden model with the infinitely more interesting Jordi Chin; though we Asian folk got our own bit of representation in Sleeping Dogs. That game let me play as an ass-kicking, morally divided bad-ass fellow of Cantonese decent. Basically, it was a super-realistic Geoff simulator.

Here’s the Jordi mod in action. I’d have played this.

Last Updated: July 8, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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