80°
Submitted by GamingForever 741d ago | opinion piece

Equality in Gaming Means More Female Enemies

A long, long time ago, there was a game called Final Fight and a character named Poison, who recently showed up again thanks to Street Fighter X Tekken. When Capcom was developing the character for the original Final Fight in Japan, she was always intended to be female. However, they were worried about how American audiences would respond to hitting women and wondered if feminist groups would sue.

"Hitting women was considered rude," according to All About Capcom Head to Head Fighting Games. So the character was made a transvestite. Playtesters for the SNES did indeed express dislike of hitting girls, and the explanation that Poison was secretly a dude was not exactly met with the greatest of enthusiasm. She was replaced with a male character named Sid.

With the exception of fighting games, which have always been oddly very equal-opportunity, it's remained fairly rare to see female minions in the wave of enemies. If they are present, they're almost always some form of dominatrix. Regular shock troops in the rank and file? Not so much. (Culture, Tomb Raider)

Pancit_Canton  +   741d ago
I don't really care if there's more female enemies, zombie infant babies (Dante's Inferno), Giant Enemy Crabs. As long as the game is entertaining as hell and smart A.I. I don't really give a ____.
caseh  +   741d ago
Equality in gaming means more bitch slaps
TheBossMan  +   741d ago
Equality in gaming means you close that fist and don't pull.
ACEMANWISE  +   741d ago
Just wait until animal rights comes into play.
Wni0  +   741d ago
timesplitters has done that for ages. 160 playable characters, 40% being female.
Slasher716   741d ago | Spam
jessupj  +   740d ago
I wonder home long it will be before some stupid rabid feminist says I hate women because I'm shooting them in the face when playing Cod.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Tembo the Badass Elephant review - BritXbox

31m ago - Britbox writes: A new 2D platformer from Sega and Game Freak (the Pokemon guys) means to put t... | PC
30°

Dungeon Souls Creator On What Makes For A Good Action-Based Roguelike

33m ago - Siliconera spoke to Mike Studios about living in the shadow of the Souls games and making a good... | PC
Ad

The Xbox One Games You Need to Play in August

Now - A new month has rolled up which means new releases are on the horizon. Microsoft has a fairly good line-up on the way for August, so let’s take a l... | Promoted post
40°

Street Fighter V Beta CheatCC Preview

35m ago - 60% V-Trigger Combos? Mid combo V-Trigger activations? Look at what is becoming the center of Str... | PS4
30°

Mario History: Super Mario Sunshine - 2002

1h ago - NL: It was a bold move from Nintendo to launch the GameCube in 2001 without a Mario game. The ta... | GameCube
30°

One Year Later: Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

1h ago - NWR: Presenting a new feature we hope you don't have any objections to. They said it would ne... | 3DS