Anya, the first playable female in the Gears franchise, is being changed, and she’s being changed to appease people who uphold normative gender stereotypes. This is problematic.
They said their reducing the amount of swearing she does. This is because in the first two games she never swore, To suddenly have her swearing every time she does anything wouldnt fit the character.
shes never had to actually fight locust her self either
Jack from Mass Effect 2 would kick Marcus Fenix' ass.
I take it you've never played Mass Effect 2. Jack doesn't follow the female stereotypes that this article suggested Epic were conforming to.
actually in the comics it shows you how she reaches the shop you start on in gears 3 and how she gets combat training.
Are you implying they didn't take her character into account the first time through? I find that difficult to believe.
Hahahahaha. Never change EPIC and Cliffy B! "We didn't want to sexify our female characters in Gears 3, and we want to treat them equally." "She swears too much, and that's not lady like." Nice trolling Cliff Meister.
Meanwhile, in Bulletstorm, Trishka Novak threatens to kill people's dicks.
Man, I would hate to have my dick killed :(
i guess nobody saw GI Jane at least its not about Tits and Ass like with most female videogame characters
GI Jane was terrible
lol...never said anything about quality...it just shows that women arent all about feelings and estrogen the fact that its done to appease males actually takes into question the masculinity of those who have a problem with it
I know I cuss more when I have locusts trying to kill me. Plus, it usually cost you a cover charge and 2 drink minimum to get cussed at properly by a woman. The nudity is just a bonus.
Holy shite now that was funny as hell! I hate those dam cover charges especially when they know your gonna get totally drunk off your ass. +Bubbles funny
So what is this blogger (i.e. amateur article writing/journalist) trying to say? That cursing and getting angry are personality traits that only men have? Are men the only sex that are vulgar and violent? Are these traits exclusive to men and men alone? Hardly. Not every female on the face of this planet is a delicate little flower, and one day when you actually get personal face time with women, you will come to know and believe it. But then again, you could also look at it this way. Yes Anya was not as vulgar and as obscene as in the previous Gears', but it can be argued that Anya has just reformed according to the fictional world portrayed in Gears of War. After all, hypothetically, is it absolutely impossible for a woman who was once very "feminine" to change and become gruff and tuff according to the conditions and circumstances throughout her life?
Well don't worry kids. One day you will grow to realize yourselves that not every women outside of your mothers' kitchens talk and act like Snow White.
Read the article
Err... it kind of looks like you're attacking the blogger, yet it seems that your opinions are in-line with her's. Might be why you're getting disagrees. Seems like you just wrote a comment without spending time to read the article.
Who Care's !! I just wanna see her PUPPIES !!! And once u complete the game you should get an unlockable outfit for her to wear which would have to be a nice skimpy bikini
Ahh that is not what I expected them to change and is pretty stupid. Come'on! You know people would rage even harder to hear a woman taunting them. They should make being killed by her put assholes masculinity in question. That would be Gears.
. Looks like somebody skipped breaky today. The article is complaining that Anya, a new playable female character in a VIDEO GAME has been toned down and won't swear as much anymore...where's the problem again??? It seems like a case of damned if you do and damned if you don't. btw...It should be noted that the article ( Rant ) was written by one Patricia Hernandez, not that it matters or anything...O_o
QA people usually suggest making things more appropriate for social norms. I don't think it's really Epic so much at fault - they're trying to make a game that appeals to a broad audience as possible. And that includes people who are turned off by perceived inaccuracies of how a character should/would act.
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You chainsaw people in half and they're worried about women cussing? This is why I hate Fox News. What next, Anya gives Marcus a handshake and they report it as a handjob?
It doesn't really make sense within the context of the story. In Gears 1/2, she's a soft spoken dispatcher, receiving and transmitting calls. Now she's a brutal masochist cussing her way through the Locust lol. They're not "worried", otherwise they wouldn't have made her like that in the first place. They just want to be consistent, and that's not really how Anya's character is.
See this is why I like Elena Fisher in Uncharted. She's not sexed up, is a war brute (like what seems to happened to Anya here) or tries to hard by wearing hardly no clothing.
Agreed, we need more Elena's in games.
In a Epic Games team works a lot of gays and designers don't know how should look like a beautiful woman. All characters like steroid logs. Anya is awful.
Well she didn't cuss at all in the first game so why is she cussing so much now! Anyway she looks totally on Steroids like everybody else in this game so Roid-Rage is normal for her. Just another flimsy female character stereotype that makes Chell and Alyx Vance stand head and shoulders above all other female characters. would hate to be the Locust when Anya is on the Rag!
Did anyone notice that Anya on MP Beta would get Retro Charged from the back a lot more then anyone else??? Lol seriously I played as her for like 20 games and it was people always trying to charge me.
You have got to be kidding me!! I thought she was awesome! She's killing things for crying out loud what else do you want her to say lol!
Key thing about this article. It says: Opinion Piece. That's definitely an opinion.
"Oh, one of these posts, you may be thinking to yourself." That's exactly what I'm thinking to myself. Surprise surprise, article written by a female.
Speaking of female soldiers, I loved how bungie portrayed a female spartan in reach (kat). In full armor, short hair, with a prosthetic arm and full of scars. Not some ho in a miniskirt, long hair, wearing make up and wielding big guns.
"I'd still hit it."
Wah wah wah. Cry more
It's cause she's like a butch dyke and still will be one. Who want's to play as a butch dyke? I sure as hell don't. I'm not one of the rainbow so I can't related to one either.
When a man is sexualized in romantic comedies or made to be a sex symbol or more attractive in some form of media he's acting in a certain way to maximize his sex appeal to women. How many fat and/or bald guys are there in hollywood that make it on People magazines sexiest men? How many good looking guys living in there moms basement in the media are portrayed as attractive? None. They all have certain looks, attitudes, achievements and attributes that women like. There's nothing wrong with doing the same thing with women as well to appeal to men's tastes. Both men and women are sexualized in the media and real life....because we all *surprise surprise* like sex and sexy people and personalities. We even sexualize ourselves by trying to make ourselves look/act attractive. Making a women appear more sexy isn't sexist. Sexism is when women are portrayed in a manner consistent with past erroneous stereotypes (like not being as smart as men, or overly emotional, helpless, childish, less capable etc.) Making someone look/act sexy isn't sexist at all. Thinking that because she is or isn't sexy - or has or doesn't have big boobs or whatever - that she must possess some negative or positive attribute is sexist because of the baseless assumption based merely on her appearance. Anyways, more sexy more better I say, We ain't nothing but mammals
This is so what ever.
.... I don't get it. Why is the amount of swearing she does so important? Sure sometimes it can be funny, but it gets old.
The in-game character swearing has been toned down but the Xbox Live gamers using Anya will increase.
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