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Let’s face up to facts- the vast majority of interactive adventures typically don’t include features, settings, and concepts that would be considered appealing to women. That’s not a sexist comment; it’s just an observation based on historic fact. As some form of violence - on whatever level - is usually a mainstay, that is hardly conducive to thoughts of female entertainment. In other words, the standard Lifetime flick is nothing like your standard video game. Yes, stereotypes play a role and while the girls battle that - as all of us battled the general gamer stereotype for many years - I wonder if they realize that they’re facing a steeper climb.
The most popular video games every year most often include, for the lack of a better term, “guy stuff.” The mainstream world will see it this way, regardless of what you perceive to be the truth. As boys, we were nerds for playing games, but we were playing virtual versions of G.I. Joe, now weren’t we? I only have one question: how do female gamers wish to be viewed? And don’t reply, “we just want to be seen as gamers, and that’s it,” because…well, I’m not buying that right now.
Ben Dutka of PlayStation 3 wankfest “PSX Extreme” expressing disbelief that women would want anything to go with games that involve “guy stuff”.
Of course, a lot of “guy stuff” in video games include rape and a complete lack of awesome female characters. So yeah, maybe that should change. But seriously? The video game community needs to fucking step it up, because they’re missing out on a HUGE potential market.
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“I wonder if the realize that they’re facing a steeper climb.”
NO SHIT, BUTTKA.
You don’t buy that we need to be seen as gamers? What, just because games with lack of representation or sexist undertones don’t exist? WELL. IMAGINE THAT.
How about we be seen as people and customers who are WANTING TO GIVE YOU MONEY, ASSBUTT. God. It’s not complicated.
Also, I’d play your “Guy Stuff” games if they weren’t ridiculously repetitive from one title to the next across different companies. :| Believe me, I’ve tried.
Awww… I love it when the little boys come out and get all ‘splainy with we bitty, unknowing girls. I mean, how are we to know what we like in video games if someone didn’t come along and tell us. Thank you, buddy, for that kind service you’ve performed.
I had more to say, but I think there’s a Lifetime movie about to come on, and clearly I can’t multitask while that’s on.
Good grief. Hey, buddy, I DO want to be viewed as a gamer because that’s what I am. And I’ve enjoyed a lot of games that you would view as part of the “guy stuff.” I enjoy horror, I enjoy a good fight in a game, and I enjoy a rollicking adventure over an imaginative landscape. I’m not asking for something outrageous. Just stop treating female characters like they’re the sex appeal and that’s it. They can be as interesting, flawed, and awesome as any guy character, if you put the work in. Here’s one tip to help: if your videogame introduces a female character by either panning up to her ass or an upward shot to her tits, you’re doing it wrong and I am onto your sexist viewpoint.
Way to undermine your whole argument by using old stereotypes for women and men.