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Submitted by agentxk 548d ago | opinion piece

Are Women in Video Games Still Being Portrayed In The Wrong Way?

GiR: Everyone knows that there was a ‘problem’ with the way females are portrayed as a helpless, sex object in video games. They are shown as wearing skimpy, small items of clothing that barely covers any skin and are hardly shown as being the main protagonist. They are either the love interest that gets kidnapped or is in some kind of danger, or are only there to keep the male players ‘interested’. This, to many women, is a problem within itself as it shows women as being mere objects in a vast virtual world. To me, I don’t mind. I don’t get offended by this in any kind of way. It is not a problem at all. (Culture)

Godlovesgamers  +   550d ago
Yes, of course they are. But if you stand up and say anything about it you're automatically labeled as a feminist nazi or worse and told to shut your mouth.

Some games do it right: Half 2: Alex Vance, and others not so much: any suda 51 game. Of course Jessica Nigri (or whatever her name is) and every other attention seeking coz-girl/stripper perpetuating that image in order to monetize it certainly isn't doing women any favors as well.
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agentxk  +   550d ago
She actually points out a few good points in the story. Her response is pretty much "Get over it"
j-blaze  +   549d ago
i'm a guy and i don't like girls in my games to be ugly, "flat" and generic especially when they are main characters...and if anyone offended by the characters design in games "Japanese games especially" find another hobby and let this stupid subject die!
KillrateOmega  +   549d ago
It just annoys me when every female in a game is presented as some caricature or idealized version of the female form. Not to say that I don't find enjoyment in big breasts and butts and model-like figures, but I appreciate it when a game's developers have the maturity and bravery to make their female characters look 'real', main character or not.

It's also refreshing when you're given a strong, relatable female character who isn't just some damsel in distress, like in Tomb Raider for example (the remake, because let's be honest, the old Laura Croft was basically an emotionless marine).
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BuffMordecai  +   549d ago
Nag nag nag.
DivineAssault  +   549d ago
let it go already.. More guys play games than women anyway.. This game is great looking despite the over sized tits.. I think it gives the game some swag & ill be buying it on day 1
agentxk  +   548d ago
Hey thanks for reading the actual article of even the blurb to start. *Slow clap*
Rushing_Punch  +   548d ago
Not a horrible read. Usually it is crazy feminazis that talk about this. She actually explains why it shouldn't be an issue and while making it an issue is a problem within itself.

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