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Who turned the industry into a sausage festival?

Non Specific Action take a look at why gamers have become accustomed to male dominance in the games industry.

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INehalemEXI1593d ago

Those who came with sausage...

Patriots_Pride1593d ago

I get banned for 2 weeks for saying sausage fest in a sentence but its ok for an article to have it as a headline.

WTF mods.

Bathyj1593d ago

ooo ooo, he said it again!!

adorie1593d ago

AHEM. That's Frankfurter to you, sir.

Ben_Grimm1593d ago

German jokes are the wurst!

Bathyj1593d ago

ha, yeah they leave a real sourkraut in your mouth.

sorry.

ExPresident1593d ago

I read this article and don't really see the point. I mean, I understand the idea and I really don't care if the game is led by a female or not if its a good game, so maybe the article isn't aimed toward me but again, I don't see the point.

Tomb Raider - At the end of the article he points out how it should be praised and made an example of. It has, it's an extremely popular game title that has made it through several generations of consoles now, which shows it is praised and accepted by gamers.

The fact is more men play games than women currently and therefor it makes sense the games are sold with that in mind. If its a good game it'll make the cut, ie Tomb Raider, or ME3, or the new Lollipop Chainsaw game or w/e, or any of the recently amazing RPG titles such as Oblivion or Fallout where you could create a male or female lead character.

When more women are buying games and voicing their opinions to see more games with female lead characters I think we'll see that, but no, I'm not gonna email DICE and request that a female fill the lead role in the next Battlefield. Will I play Tomb Raider when its out? Yes, yes I will.

Xander-RKoS1593d ago

Men and women game at about a 50% split. Women just aren't the kinds of people buying sports games and shooter games.

The real problem is that the game industry is still made up of mostly men.

You can read this and get a lot of information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

WeskerChildReborned1593d ago

I come across alot more men than i do women so i don't think that's right.

FragGen1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

There is a huge difference between gamers (the people who drop major money on high end gaming hardware and AAA titles) and people who do or have periodically played games. As a lifelong "gamer" it is my personal suspicion that any data that says it is an even split is painting way too broad a stroke with the data.

It's like claiming everyone who drives a car is a car enthusiast.

DragonKnight1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Stephen: "Hey Joe, I have an idea for an article. What if we talk about how there aren't enough girls in games?"

Joe: "You mean like the 50 articles that have already been done about this in the past 2 weeks ever since that one lady decided to make a project called Tropes vs Videogames?"

Stephen: "Oh really? That many huh? Well, I mean I haven't spoken about it yet. So maybe people want to hear my take on the situation."

Joe: "You're a guy bro, and this issue is being beaten repeatedly like the proverbial dead horse."

Stephen: "But I wanna get it in on this too. There aren't enough women in gaaaaaaames."

Joe: "You haven't played many games lately have you? Do you really think people need to hear, again, about how someone thinks there aren't enough women in games despite evidence to the contrary?"

Stephen: "IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH, THEY MUST BE TOLD!"

Joe: "But, they have been. Over and over and over and over. And there are plenty of games with strong female leads."

Stephen: "But their sales are awful. We can't let games with female characters sell badly, it's sexist."

Joe: "Did you ever consider the fact that the games might suck or be released at a bad time of the year against heavy competition?"

Stephen: "SEXIST! SEXIST! SEXIST!"

Joe: *sigh* "Whatever, if you want to bore our readers with yet another article about this, far be it from me to dissuade you."

Stephen: *jumping up and down in a giddy fashion* "YAAAAAY!"

The preceeding was a gross exaggeration of what has been happening lately. Blind bloggers and pseudo-journalists ignoring facts to either gain favor with their significant female other, or protray themselves as being "sensitive" and then going home and playing Dead or Alive while drool trickles from their mouths. I should get people to make a list of all the strong female leads in gaming as proof that they exist and aren't as few as people think. But if I did that then someone would inevitably say "and look how many male leads there are" or "and look at what those women are wearing" and it wouldn't matter how many women there were anymore. It's an unwinnable situation until all developers stop making male lead characters until the amount of female leads catches up. And those female leads all have to be as average as possible or else their appearance will be criticized. They also can't be vulnerable in any way, or in need of any help, or they will be criticized for being weak.

*sigh*

Them_Bones1593d ago

Bro that is one hell of a cool story!

stecarter911593d ago

Im glad you enjoyed my article! Part 2 will be sent to you personally. Direct me your address and we can sort something out ;-)

MWH1593d ago

yep, i decided to read this instead too.

2pacalypsenow1593d ago

the fact that girls called kids who gamed nerd ,and now that that they play zombies in COD and angry birds they are now gamers??? lol

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