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Why publishers refuse games such as Remember Me because of their female protagonists

Eurogamer: "The developer of upcoming sci-fi adventure Remember Me has revealed that a number of publishers passed on the game due to its female protagonist."

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SlapHappyJesus1710d ago

Because many who buy stock in game publishers really know nothing about the industry or the fans of it.

Godmars2901710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

No, shareholders have - almost - nothing to do with it.

Its management. Who are old, White/Asian and traditionally chauvinist, whether they're aware of it or not.

Know it sounds reverse racist, but its that, as well as PR firms/analyst.

BabyTownFrolics1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

don't blame the white/asian man. They are the truly oppressed, no one knows their pain. This happened because women are a lesser quality human being than men. They deserve any negativity they might experience in gaming and in life.

c'mon n4g amirite? don't be afraid to say what your really feel, don't let the vaginas change you or gaming.

I'll let you decide if I'm serious or not.

Oh yeah.... PS rulz and M$ sucks

if this doesn't get me my bubbles back then nothing will.

PraxxtorCruel1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

I dunno, maybe I'm old fashioned, but I really have zero interest in playing female leads. Though I'm fine with there being successful female lead games but I just won't play them.

This is probably because I'd find it weird if me (my character) was flirting or maybe more with some male character.

Kyosuke_Sanada1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

I remember when Bayonetta came out, I haven't seen half as many articles about issues with female protagonists. Deeper still Fear Effect or PN03......

JohnApocalypse1710d ago

That game sold 2 million copies

Kyosuke_Sanada1710d ago

Exactly, I do like the protagonist look of the game but I think the creator is making it sound that her design is such a pioneer in creation.

Godmars2901710d ago

Pretty sure PN03 was forgotten about. At least as far as sales were concerned. It as a novelty at best.

Same for Fear Effect 2 for that matter.

s45gr321710d ago

Was it not fear effect 2 the game that showed a lesbian relationship :-)

Kalowest1710d ago

I remember that game(P.N.03), and I heard about Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix; both games are suppose to be great.

Godmars2901710d ago

Great, or at least well regarded among a following like most things, but undersold.

Mind you, if they had sold well and there had been sequels given the current market they'd be lower quality.

Mouktouk1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

In my opinion, that kind of mentality is pretty sad, not only for girl gamers, that perfectly have the right to be fairly represented in the gaming community, but also for gaming in general.

Just look at games like Tomb Raider, Silent Hill 3, Primal, Heavenly Sword, Beyond Good & Evil, Portal,... If you give to gamers quality, they wont care if they control a man or a woman.

I just hope one day the industry will get rid of that "woman = sex, sex = sales" concept. Every time I see a main or secondary female character that is used solely for sexual purposes (big boobs, femme fatale, etc...), I feel sad for being considered as a d!ck with a wallet.

Not only women equal men, but they sometimes are a better choice as main characters, because women tend to better express their feelings and emotions. And those emotions are, in my opinion, the key to the maturity of video games.

s45gr321710d ago

I agree with your statement and I do hope that this game sells well.

JohnApocalypse1710d ago

Strange since Lara Croft is one of the top 5 most iconic videogame characters ever

smashcrashbash1710d ago (Edited 1710d ago )

That is why people can't move on and make it more frequent.Because you think Lara is enough and you keep hiding behind her. If we are going to add female protagonist it has to be more then just a few.It has to be as many as guys get for it to matter. Just bringing back Lara doesn't make it okay like the people who think a black president means racism is over.After that we have to keep it up and make it more then just a few games.

aLucidMind1710d ago

I think he is calling the reasoning ("games with male protagonists sell better") behind why they're turning down the idea of a female protagonist strange due to how iconic and popular Lara Croft is. Meaning they basically have no real reason beyond being blind to what their customers actually like.

s45gr321710d ago

!!!!!!!!! Spoiler Alert!!!!!!!!

True and that's the reason I like portal here is Chell (woman) who happens to survive a deadly maze run by a crazy A. I. that takes over the lab facility. Who happens to be the mind and memories of cave Johnson the CEO of Aperture science.

OmniSlashPT1710d ago

It was not really about the gender but about the sex/intimate scenes which somehow seem like a tabu in video games when they are only ploygons lmao

Publishers just smell money and I bet they know nothing about games, so its not surprising at all. But this article was just to flame the misoginy talk all over again, but it seems people are smarter than that ^^

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