Is Gaming in General Sexist?

By this point in time there have been an almost endless slew of articles that deal with sexism in video games, and many of these articles have decided to largely focus on the over-sexualization of female characters in almost every game out there. From Lara Croft’s enormous “endowments” to Ivy’s glaring interest in the BDSM scene, it’s obvious that the males on a development team tend to get pretty out of hand with the idea that sex sells. With this in mind, one has to consider: is this just being a tad perverted, or is it actual misogyny?

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nopunctuation2655d ago

Gereral? Sounds like someone was eating ceral while typing the title.

To briefly answer the question: Yes. Proof:Soul Calibur, Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat, God of War, Final Fantasy (any one of them), and Bayonetta (definitely Bayonetta).

FlashBack2654d ago

None, I follow the Code
And Tonight is the Night

Hicken2654d ago

Why does it have to be sexist? Why can't it be that gaming, in general, caters to its primary audience?

(Most) Men like looking at attractive women. It's kind of in our nature. And despite the "women make up almost 50% of gamers" argument (and most of them are either casual gamers or play FPS like CoD and Halo, where gender doesn't exactly show up in any important way), the majority of gamers are male; that aside, MEN PLAY MORE GAMES THAN WOMEN.

I suppose the gaming industry could fill half the games they make with sweaty, muscled, shirtless men, but I'm 100% certain that the losses incurred from men NOT buying these games would not be worth the extra women who WOULD.

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