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Another Perspective on Sexism in Gaming

Daniel Hill writes - Recently, there has been something of an uproar over the presumed rape of Lara in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. Though Crystal Dynamics did post a statement on their site concerning the scene, it has brought to the forefront once again the question of sexism in video games. It’s no secret that women are always hyper-sexualized in almost any game they are in; be it the total lack of armor on Ivy in Soul Caliber games or the presentation of the protagonist in Grasshopper’s recent Lollipop Chainsaw. However, one thing that the gaming press never seems to address is the fact that, oftentimes, men are just as subject to sexism as females are in video games.

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sjaakiejj4360d ago (Edited 4360d ago )

Finally a fair and sensible article about the issue in question. The thing people refer to as "sexism in games towards women" happens just as often to male characters in games/movies/media. It is therefore not discriminatory, which means it's not sexist to begin with.

Why can't a girl wear a bikini in a game whilst fighting off Zombies? Why would that be sexist? The whole debate is the result of a bunch of over sensitive people if you ask me. Use the term "sexism" when it is truly appropriate - overuse of it will harm the meaning of the word.

Well written article, and well argumented.

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"Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor - Martyr" has just dropped its "offline" mode

"NeocoreGames are today very happy and  proud to announce that they have just released the "offline" mode for their ARPG "Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr" (the said mode is available right now for PC via Steam)." - Jonas Ek, TGG.

Lighter924m ago

That's amazing. This is the wh game that needs a sequel.

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"Downward Enhanced Edition" is coming to consoles on June 4th, 2024

"The Montpellier-based (France) indie games publisher Plug In Digital and Rome-based (Italy) indie games developer Caracal Games, are today very delighted and excited to announce that their first-person open-world parkour based platform adventure "Downward", is getting an Enhanced Edition for consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and the Nintendo Switch) on June 4th, 2024." - Jonas Ek, TGG.

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The tabletop RPG/VN "Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Purgatory" is coming to PC via Steam in Q3 2024

"The Warsaw-based (Poland) indie games developer Different Tales are today very proud and thrilled to announce that their tabletop RPG/VN "Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Purgatory", is coming to PC via Steam in Q3 2024." - Jonas Ek, TGG.