Strategic Butt Coverings in video games and how they differ between genders

Feminist Frequency starts off season 2 of Tropes vs Women in Video Games with a look at how the butt of female characters is portrayed in gaming and how it differs dramatically from how a male butt is seen on screen (and also how different the camera plays with and follows the character depending on gender).

The episode shows example after example of how a female character in a video game is often depicted in what can only be described as underwear -- even while battling in some insanely harsh conditions. That certainly doesn't make any sense.