ChinaJoy 2016 kicked off in Shanghai on July 28th for yet another year of wholesome, electronic fun.
The unpredictable weather didn’t stopped thousands upon thousands of gamers from flocking to the largest annual digitial entertainment and gaming expo in Asia. This year’s four-day event broke records with a total of 325,500 visitors, including a record 108,000 visitors just on Saturday alone, according to Sina News.
In the past, the event had been known less for its games and more for its scantily-clad showgirls. However, in order to protect the sanctity of gaming expos, organizers cracked down on all the cleavage last year, promising fines to booth babes who violated the dress code.
Once again this year, showgirls were requested to dress properly for the gravity of the occasion — no see-through materials tops and no advertisements placed around “sensitive areas,” China Youth Daily reports.
Even with these family friendly regulations in place, the girls were still the stars of the show:
This was the third time that 20-year-old Li Xiaoxuan, a junior student from Nantong University majoring in Music Performance, attended ChinaJoy as a showgirl. Li told reporters that she loves cosplay and gaming and hoped to win a prize with her look this year, according to NetEase.
Li was also tasked with showing visitors the latest digital innovations on display at the expo.
Apart from showgirls, visitors also seemed to enjoy trying out various virtual reality experiences.
While many may miss the “vulgarity” of year’s past, ChinaJoy still manages to attract quite the crowd.
By Sophie Wang
[Images via NetEase / People’s Daily]