GP: "Just last week an opinion piece went up about the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V and why it might benefit from having a female protagonist. Soon after the content was live on N4G (an aggregate game blog site) there was instantly a fair amount of backlash. N4G isn't typically the best barometer of commenters on the web, but they brought up many points that would probably be right at home on Destructoid or other large gaming sites. After spending some time viewing them I realized I had a lot I wanted to say about these points. Unfortunately, commenting to each and every person would be a long and ultimately fruitless project so instead I'm writing my own opinion piece.
It's not so much a response to the initial article as it is to the kind of responses it received. But then, almost all the comments I have seen are always brought up when someone mentions female protagonists in games. So really, this piece could be transplanted as a response to a great deal of editorials that have come out over the years as the responses never seem to change. With all that said, let's go over some of the most popular points one by one as I offer my opinion and analysis on each."