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Submitted by Tolkoto 211d ago | article

The gender inequality in core gaming is worse than you think

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. (BioShock: Infinite, Culture, Dragon's Crown, Grand Theft Auto V)

Sadie2100  +   211d ago
Men!
ziggurcat  +   211d ago
well, it's not... since i don't think about it because i simply don't care.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   211d ago
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.
christrules0041  +   211d ago
Tomb Raider definitely did the female protagonist right.
TheObserver  +   211d ago
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.
christrules0041  +   211d ago
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.
christrules0041  +   211d ago
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.
Hicken  +   211d ago
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.
Remy_S  +   211d ago
Piss off.
AbortMission  +   211d ago
OH, THE HORROR!

We need to satisfy all the PC woosies!
AbortMission  +   211d ago
PC as in Politically correct, not as Personal Computer Lol
Mikeyy  +   211d ago
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%.
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Sadist3  +   210d ago
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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