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Dying Light Will Have Strong Female Representation, Promises Writer Dan Jolley

The author worked hard with Polish dev Techland to ensure the game would get this representation right.

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PoSTedUP1084d ago

who cares? just make it good game. many games have strong female characters, making a promise for this only points out that "awkward" moment that you may be a female in the gaming world and keeps all this nonsense relevant. all it seems like is that this whole gamergate and feminism thing increases segregation and does everyone a disservice. i hate society. everyone is hated unequally. wheres No Mans Sky an VR when you need it?

Jimboms1084d ago

I care, I hate that females are portrayed as useless, over sexualised, or power hungry bithces, let's see some real women in video games and people will take them more seriously.

PoSTedUP1084d ago (Edited 1084d ago )

if they are portrayed as useless (please explain what you mean by that actually), its because the developers vision was the "damsel in distress" role take. they arent meant to play a strong role obviously. there are plenty of games with strong women, lots of them, with either a main role or as a side kick, or just as side characters.

over sexualized... both men and women are over sexualized in games... super masculine, super feminine. just how it always has been.

i guess when one only points out one side of things thats all that one sees. there are plenty of "real" women characters, there always has been... as long as i can remember. off the top of my head going way back: Jill RE1, i didnt play all the FF games but 9 and 12 had strong female characters, heavenl sword, mirrors edge, gravity rush. you have to look out for them, but not every devleoper is going to make a game to cater to everyones taste. i just see them pointing this out as part of the problem, as well as complaints from people who have not heard of such games with strong, useful female characters. <--thats the best one.

Rooted_Dust1084d ago

I'd say there's a spectrum of personalities across both genders. From weak to strong, generous to devious, or reserved to sexual. None of them are more real than any other, and I've seen plenty of representation for all of them.

PoSTedUP1083d ago

well said rooted, i share the same opinion.

Enate1084d ago (Edited 1084d ago )

Yea I know what you mean postedup its funny that this crap comes out right after that bs collaboration video ign did. Where they read a bunch of crap off of a teleprompter telling other men how they don't know shit. My girlfriend has been dying with laughter at most of this bs. Like you said, how about they focus on making a good game.

PoSTedUP1083d ago

yeah its all bullshit that strikes controversey and gets hits. where would most websites be without this kind of nonsense?

Meltic1083d ago

Allso you guys should be happy beacuse they have revealed the real specs for the PC version of the game. Seems like they saw all the hate.

here are the updated specs from steam

OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz

Memory: 4 GB RAM DDR3

Hard Drive: 40 GB free space

Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 / AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 (1GB VRAM)

DirectX®: Version 11

Sound: DirectX® compatible

Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.

Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K @3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 @4.0 GHz

Memory: 8 GB RAM DDR3

Hard Drive: 40 GB free space

Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 (2GB VRAM)

DirectX®: Version 11

Sound: DirectX® compatible

Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.

Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

Dee_911083d ago (Edited 1083d ago )

who cares?

I'm pretty sure the people that care, cares.
"it seems like is that this whole gamergate and feminism thing increases segregation"
No the feminism thing increases segregation, some people who are pro gamergate ( and even some who aren't) didn't want this, thats the main relation between gamergate and feminism.
Just wanted to clear that up. For the record I see nothing wrong with making strong representation of females in a game, but I do get what you are saying.We don't need to know about it just do it and don't make it a big deal.

PoSTedUP1083d ago

"the people that care, cares" lol touche.

thanks for clearing that up, i really dont know what gamergate is, i just jumpped back into gaming news, saw it, and assumed it was stupid, hah.

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WeAreLegion1084d ago

Yes, folks. Bullying can, in fact, get you whatever you want.

I'm all for equality, but developers shouldn't feel pressured to portray anyone a certain way. They should just create.

joab7771084d ago

It damn well better, and African American, Asian, Native American and Indian, Russian, South African, Malaysian, hetero and homosexuals, transgenders, old people, babies, and all sorts of different animals and plants...or I'm not buying it!!

Shoehorn all of it in. I don't care about story or locale or anything. Get your PC straight, cuz I don't actually care if it's any good or not. WtF.

Just make a good game.

redknight801084d ago

You left out German and Scottish...I am of both heritages...and you left both out? Racist piece of trash, you are :P

mushroomwig1084d ago

The fact that they even need to address something like this is ridiculous. Isn't the whole point of quality not to draw attention to something?

WeAreLegion1084d ago

Not since Affirmative Action.

GokuSolosAll1084d ago

Great. Just make a half black, half hispanic lesbian cripple who doesn't afraid of anything and kills men for fun so we can get a few groups off our back for a minute.

Really, I never cared what type of attributes a character had. All that mattered was likability. These social justice warriors don't get it. They just force themselves into our faces and pressure developers. Can't stand another whiny group, I swear. Let's just give NAMBLA a game, make it XB1 exclusive and call it a day.

redknight801084d ago

A North American Marlon Brando Look Alike game would be amazing!!

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