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Gaming’s Mom problem: Why do we refuse to feature mothers in games?

Joel cradled his daughter’s head in his hands, pleading with her to be okay. "Come on, baby. Please." And then she was quiet. "Don’t do this to me, baby. Don’t do this to me, baby girl."

The scene’s edge wears off once you realize you’ve seen this repeated in several other games.

Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Last of Us, Child of Light, and certain games in the Metroid series.

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2pacalypsenow1535d ago

Heavy rain had mothers in the game

ArchangelMike1534d ago

Metal Gear Solid 3 had a mom in it as well - The Boss.

camel_toad1534d ago

Yep and she was a total badass too.

cleft51534d ago

Of course it's Polygon, that site is such a click bait joke nowadays. Funny how the author makes this claim yet you guys list off all of these games that do feature Mothers in the game. Yeah the Boss is amazing too. Wouldn't it be nice if the author actually did some research, of course the author will just say that in most of the cases these aren't playable character so they don't count and they will find some way to discredit Crimson Viper. Why? Because it's all about pushing an agenda.

Inception1534d ago

Don't forget Olga (MGS 2) and Eva / Big Mama (MGS 4)

Deadpool6161534d ago

Like Crimson Viper from Street Fighter IV?

Tiqila1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

Ni no Kuni features a mother

Rosalina (Super Mario Galaxy) is an adoptive mother of the Lumas. Also there are multiple references to her mother.

Nico Bellics mother sends him emails in GTA 4. I know this is only a little reference, but you hear nothing about his father if I recall correctly.

Travis (GTA V) has a mother which visits him and gives you some additional quests. Also there is Amanda De Santa.

Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft) is the mother of the swarm.

Blacktric1534d ago (Edited 1534d ago )

One of the best bosses gaming has ever seen is a goddamn mother (The Boss). GTA V, which was released a little over a year ago, featured two moms (Trevor's mother, which may or may not be a hallucination of Trevor, and Michael's ex-stripper wife).

This is why nobody gives a shit about sites like Polygon. Because they are run and maintained by idiots who have no clue about videogames and only about pushing harming social justice agendas.

Inception1534d ago

Yeah, i think it's time we banned polygon from N4G

chrissx1534d ago

There are multiple moms in video games as listed above. Polygon,just do a little research,or better still just go.

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