You’re wondering: Mainstream? Sex? Am I reading the right site? Yep, yep, and yep. After all, you can’t get much more mainstream than Playboy Magazine.

The current issue of Playboy features a centerfold depicting eight well-endowed young women taken from various video games. It’s meant to accompany an article on video games (or maybe the article accompanies the spread ;).

Of course, Playboy is famous (some would say, infamous) for it’s nudie centerfolds. But to bring in what are essentially non-existent women, well, that’s something else entirely.

Which gets me to wondering: are they expecting to get more men to play these games, so they can ogle “babes with boobs”? Pointing out what they may be missing in some of these adventures? Or maybe it’s “the game industry is maturing”?

I haven’t read the article myself, having only learned of this today. But I might (if I remember) see if I can get a look at that article tomorrow. It should prove interesting. If I do read it, I’ll let you know (that’s for all of you out there who don’t get to it before I do ;). Meanwhile, the link below will show you the centerfold.

Playboy’s Video Game Women Centerfold