Top Spin 4 is the latest installment of 2KGames’ tennis series featuring playable character depictions of actual tennis stars. This latest promotional video features professional tennis champion Serena Williams and the “world’s sexiest tennis gamer” Rileah Vanderbilt, and it definitely doesn’t focus on either of their talent or skill. The video features both of the women in scantily clad outfits with gratuitous shots of their breasts and asses, and slows down their athletic grunts to sound like something right out of a porno. How sad is it that someone like Serena, who at one point was the top woman tennis player in the world, who has won two Olympic gold metals, who is considered one of the best tennis players of all time, isn’t enough to sell a game about tennis without removing most of her clothes?
This video also focuses very little on the actual video game that it is promoting. Kotaku states “…maybe this is what it takes to get people (or just horny dudes) to notice 2K Sports’ latest Top Spin game, a title that’s not known for its titillation, sweaty cleavage and spurts of flame.”
It’s a completely overdone way of advertising games that have little in the way of decent gameplay. It’s basically like putting a big sign on the game saying “Our game sucks, and it is so uninteresting to play that we have to resort to sex to sell it.” Although it does do us a favor by showing us exactly which games to avoid purchasing.