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WHY BEARDS ARE A DEAL MAKER OR BREAKER IN VIDEO GAMES


by Fran O'Reilly May 31, 2017

If you guys are anything like me, the chances are you will rather enjoy a little free time spent getting heavily engrossed in the world of video games.

Titles such as Halo, Call Of Duty, Grand Theft Auto are just a few of my all time personal favourites.

With the gaming sector constantly evolving and multiplayer options becoming a must for gamers around the globe to link up and shoot each other in the ass with an array of weapons at their disposal, all in the name of fun, of course.

The gaming sector is an ever growing industry, and character personalization is too, evolving fast.

Sitting in front of your screen and creating yourself in your favourite gaming titles is one of my personal enjoyments from any heavy hitting title. And me of course, being bearded, I have come to expect facial hair to be a selectable option to the player. But sadly, this is not always the case.

I won't get out my ban-hammer and start heavily swinging like a crazed mad man too harshly, but certain titles still lack the basic customisable options, such as beards, tattoos and piercings.

Now, I do understand that some games will not and do not promote tattoos and piercings due to the fact that kids often play such titles, but for me no facial hair option is a real deal breaker.

How can I possibly create myself in finer detail without the option to fur up my face? It is impossible!

I can forgive the lack of tattoos, and even the body piercings, but without a little light face fluff my online persona doesn't at all work for me.

Throughout the years beards and moustaches have continuously grown upon the faces of our most loved video game characters. Super Mario Brothers started the trend with the tasteful plump moustaches back in the mid to late eighties.

Did you know when Super Mario first landed on the Nintendo, tastefully known as the NES console, he was in fact sporting both ginger hair and a fiery ginger moustache. Not only did his hair choices change, so did his clothing.

The Mario Brothers are world famous for donning their plumber jumpsuits and initialled hats. Mario wears his red uniform, and his Brother, Luigi, wears an apple green outfit with matching hat.

Back on the mid eighties the uniform was much more basic, with a simplified white jumpsuit and matching white cap. It was not until later down the timeline when colour became more prominent in cartridge games that things changed for the better.

As the gaming sector continues to grow and improve we can expect facial hair to be sprouting out of many more virtual faces to come, it's only a matter of time before such features become a standard to most online multiplayer titles. 


So, there's your little slice of gaming knowledge for today my furry faced friends and facial hair admirers. Please take a few moments to share with your friends through the power of social media, and be sure to leave us a little something in the comments section below.

And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...



Fran O'Reilly
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