Statistics show that almost 50 percent of all gamers are women, but this information doesn’t tell the whole story. Gender inequality in the core video game audience is not only still rampant but even worse than we realize.
well, it's not... since i don't think about it because i simply don't care.
And just how are you counting that %50? So if a girl likes to play Solitaire on her iPhone is she suddenly a gamer that needs to be represented in core gaming? I don't mind a female protagonist but not for the sake of just having a female.
Tomb Raider definitely did the female protagonist right.
I don't give a crap because it doesn't do anything do advance gaming. For me to take Feminist serious, they better start looking to the middle east rather than complaining about first world problems. Feminism poisons everything that it touches anyway.
Development costs are going to rise because making the level of detail greater for the next gen consoles takes more developers or more time. More gamers is a good thing because we can support the developers more even if it's a female or male gamer. They are saying there are 55% male gamers and 45% female gamers. Could you imagine loosing that 45% support for the developers? That would be a HUGE loss.
I would like to see a ratio of how many male to female fanboys there are out there. I bet males would dominate that. I'm completely fine with females gaming. More support for the developers is a great thing. Fanboys just drive me nuts though. Please just use logic and I'll be happy.
No, it's not. And please, let's stop with this "50% of gamers are women" thing. There's a difference between being a gamer, and playing a game every now and then. And the large influx of female gamers "suspiciously" coincides with the rise of the Wii- which is now on the decline- and tablet/smartphone gaming- which consists primarily of games like Candy Crush and Angry Birds. Yes, say all you want about the numbers of core female gamers increasing, facts are facts: MOST female gamers play that casual stuff(not that there's anything inherently wrong with that). ... unless this is about how this recent one-sided crusade is actually fostering gender inequality against men. Which it isn't.
OH, THE HORROR! We need to satisfy all the PC woosies!
PC as in Politically correct, not as Personal Computer Lol
There is no way 50% of gamers are women. Cell phone games don't count, candy crush doesnt make you a gamer. 50% of cell phone gamers are women. Didicated consoles? My guess is less then 20%.
Gender inequality? How about racial inequality? Last time I checked, there's not too many middle eastern, black, Panamanian, Native American or Dominican protagonists to name a few.
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