Does the online gaming community really hate women as a majority or have our sensibilities become too warped to remember the trash talk that has almost always been a part of online gaming?
Depends if they attention seek like on twitch tv like a certain female starting with a K.. im not gonna give her publicity here on n4g you probably know who she is. Generally tho i have no problems with the few females i know who play mmo,s they are pretty cool and no different from the males generally.
There is nothing wrong with what they do. In a way no different than strippers. If people want to give them money, so be it.
So there,s nothing wrong with being bad at a game on a massive gaming stream site but using your breasts to make prepubescent and lonley males or wahtever way you wanna look at it, they are taking advantage of vunerbale males who dont know any better, the actual game is just something in the backround and no one is paing any attention to it..Its TWITCH TV a gaming straming site..Bring that crap to a porn cam site if your main intention is to show your breasts.
My only problem with comparing them to strippers/strip clubs is when you're going to a strip club you are going for that sort of entertainment, not for something else and strippers just happen to be there. If you're going to a place to watch a game streamed, you're going there to see a game streamed maybe with some witty commentary. Sure some people go there for the attention whores, but i would gander most dont initially go for that. It's (or it should be a place for) games. It just happens there also happens to be boobage there. That said, it's up to people if they want to donate to those types, but for the donations for those type will continue to remind me of mardi gras beads.
The online modes of games are open and unrated. If you don't want sexist and hatful bigotry, you can mute, stick to a party or not play. Some games like LBP have a good Grief System to keep dirtballs from being negative online.
It's nothing to do with them being female, it's more to do with them being idiots. If you constantly keep bringing things back to your gender, you're an idiot and serious gamers won't want to play with you. Same goes for if you're black, white, straight, gay etc. No one cares. At all.
I get your point Jason, but I think it's off base calling them, "Vulnerable males." She's only there because people continue to support her channel. I'd say that that particular situation is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the issue that they are attempting to discuss here. Again though, I do understand your point.
People dont go to 99% of females channels for the gameplay is all im saying and its twitch tv..thats my view on it anyway..more often than not they are not even playing anything.
Thanks for the laugh, I've seen 'your' movies and found it funny that you'd be attacking sexy women on n4g just like you do on screen. Nobody is forcing you to watch their streams, and I'm glad that you don't have the power to force them to remove the wonderful ladies that share their gifts. It's nice to have something else to look at and to entertain you if the game gets boring too. Just relax and bask in the restorative powers of a cutey. No offense but you should probably get help if you're serious, if you're too rigid you can snap.
Well i only play Online Multiplayer for the most part when i Game, and i am NOT Anti Women, i hate how a small minority of people and their actions affect how people view an entire group of people, especially when i'm included in that goup
Depends on the game. Most MMOs have no problems. Most FPS do however.
The guys talking trash in fps games are the same dudes that treat other guys like crap, too. It's seriously not gender related.
Pretty much. I hear more people getting called "fa**ot" and "ni**er" than anything else.
I can't see women being harassed changing in the online gaming world. If it happens in real life everyday, why would it suddenly stop happening online where there's no face for fist to make contact with, or for better describing words of a common man describing what usually can occur "you just got b!tch slapped". Plus c'mon guys we all know there are those that trash talk just to trash talk, that's never gonna end either. You wouldn't go play a game of texas hold em' at a casino and call out their bluff with a "you really suck @$$ at this game". You would just say "I call" and continue the game followed by a sip of that free pop casino's like to give players.
No, it isn't. You're stupid if you believe it is.
How does it feel to always be the smartest person in the room?
Kind of depressing. I'm never surprised. On a more serious note, maybe somebody could add up the number of misogynistic messages received by female online gamers, compare that to the total number of online gamers, and see if it really comes anywhere close to being a majority. It won't, and I'm being generous. Somebody could have sent more than one message. The only reason it seems so prevalent is because of the attention it draws. This is all super disappointing, but typical. Maybe that's why it's so disappointing. *edited for spelling
I've gotten probably more messages using the word c**t when I'm not using a headset, it's just an angry player mad ive been doing bad in a game or been doing too well. my names aren't girly either. except for when i let my gay male friend use my steam account and he made up the most impossibly slutty bio, even still I've not gotten any hate there.
Well, it is anti P***y
Online gaming is filled with angry immature children and you really expect them to care about ethics? LMFAO It will never change and women are stupid to think this! Women really need to spread awareness somewhere else other then a industry that caters to a demographic geared towards male children under 12 and angry Teenagers wanting to vent!
The internet isn't reality, it's a fantasy world, nobody behaves in real life the way they do online and if they do you see some spectacularly bad results.
It's the opposite. Guys go gaga when they encounter a female gamer online. I never, ever once heard anyone badmouth a female player. It's the opposite. They're hoping to impress them and woo them over.
that's mainly how it's been in my experience of playing online and not just receiving myself, but I've witnessed it. I've had more hostile encounters with other females far more than vindictive males.
I usually keep my gender secret on psn and live (as in i dont use a mic unless im with friends). People treat me normally when they assume im a guy lol... I would say the majority of girl gamers that arent on mobiles are only socially interested in games that are popular like gta and COD. There are not many passionate and interested in the industry, like i am. So they only deserve as much disdain as i give any other casual gamers lol. And yeah while what you said is more or less true, there are also the "make me a sammich", mocking bunch. But like Spotie said theyre dicks to everyone.
It's a bit of both. Sometimes players get offended by competent girls. And when the girls aren't winning guys blame the not winning on the fact they're girls. I think it's more of a dumbness issue than an outright anti female stance though.
I don't think they get picked on any more than anyone else, they just whine about it more on public forums in an effort to get attention and make people feel sorry for them. A lot of women seem to be addicted to that.
Simple solution, use your mute button on people you don't like. People whining on and on about a mean person that butthurt them is much worse than the actual troll. Instead of bothering companies about nothing until they make a broken system to 'fix' it, bother them until they make their games better. What bothers me is how voice chat is like a barren wasteland, people either don't work as a team and don't bother plugging in a mic or they're in a party with people playing random games...
If everyone's muting people because they either don't like them or can't be bothered to wade through the people wanting to be asshats then how is it going to improve. Devs could improve the situation to a degree, but ultimately it's down to gamers to show each other a modicum of respect, regardless of there gender, race, ethnicity, age, ability, etc, etc. One thing I do think devs could do to improve the situation is to include modes, and label them as such, to cater to people who purely want to go batsh*t insane - because we all do from time to time.
Yeah Devs should make it easy to find the type of people you want to play with, in the game, you shouldn't have to go to a damn forum to find people that want to work as a team. Removing K/D from CQ modes etc might help people not be afraid to get on mic and make the game more fun. We need PTFO servers and random chaos servers too. Matchmaking sucks too, even if a person has a mic their low skill level can make it a disappointing burden especially when the stacked enemy team is never rebalanced at the end of a round.
All women are welcomed in my online gaming. The End.
No, online gaming is just hyper competitive. People go to absurd lengths to try to psyche people out... as with most competitions.
Well, I think the answer here is yes and no. It really all panders to the target audience of the game. For example, Call of Duty can be rather volatile. Still doesn't stop my fiance from being more excited about it than me! A game like FFXIV is very user friendly and I actually find a very even split between male and female players. The female players actually tend to be better at raiding than my male friends! Just an interesting trend I've noticed.
seriously how did GamerGate start?
Depends? Is the Author fishing for hits? Why yes he is. Too bad for him cause he didn't get one. Wording your title as a question = instant blogger status, I ain't reading your half-assed shit.
Of course it isn't, unless you say anything, then we show you ladies the door, so us manly gaming men can go back to crying our eyes out over a couple of pixels.
Online gaming is an anti-everyone cesspool. Similar to N4G.
there is a common bs narrative that radical feminists online love to put forward whenever they receive a backlash. and that is that they were attacked for "being a woman." yup. just because they are "a woman." not because they are arrogant, hypocritical, judgmental, and make terrible arguments. nope. we are all just evil bigots who hate women. we just see a woman and just have a natural urge to oppress them. we are men after all. seriously though, the idea that the gaming community is anti-woman is a ludicrous fantasy. being a prominent female in gaming is not a status of oppression. on the contrary, it is a lucrative business. the vast majority of female gamer internet personalities (especially on youtube and twitch) are showered with affection and compliments from male gamers. they are usually surrounded by a cavalcade of white knights. it is well know that their video views skyrocket, as female gamers are extremely sought after. and because of this, alot of them rake in large ammounts of money, both from ad revenue and donations.
Nobody wants to get taco stamped by a female in a video. In real life that's a different story.
Judging from every online forum, chat, comment section, or activity I've seen, online in general is an every-ist cesspool.
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