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BraLoD said:
PxlStorm said:

This,

this,

this

...and this.

These are too many this right there

This



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BraLoD said:

Nope, don't agree, developers should have freedom to do characters spawing from any kind of possibilities, and if they want a prostitute, a damsel in distress, a badass strong female character or anything else, they should do it without a second thought.

What should stop is people trying to put a limit or rule to a creative work, just fuck off.

Can't upvote this enough.



Farsala said:

Contrary to popular belief women also like to see beautiful women. Arguably more then men. So not only do these scantily clad women appeal to a lot of men, but they also appeal to a lot of women. When the women are beautiful they essentially have two markets, the men who like to play as sexy women and the women. While a macho man would only have men play them for the most part. I don't know how many women would like to play as Zangief for example... But many men and women would play as Chun Li.

Keep in mind that there are many men who find number 3 idiotic. You don't have to agree with all of the author's points, but especially 3 is something tons of people have expressed a dislike of. Same with many others.

As for females, yes there are those who like seeing beautiful women or even sexy women. All the female gamers I know, even those who are into girls tell me that they hate how women are portrayed in video games. They like women who are sexy, but not in a in-you-face way. I think Tomb Raider (reboot) is a perfect example of the right direction. Nice boobs, nice face, great body, but without clothes that look ridiculous like Quiet from MGSV.

Not every woman needs to be a strong independent one, but some variety or depth would be great. That's why I loved Jodie from Beyond:Two souls. She wasn't a badass or anything. Other than her powers, she felt like an actual human being. Not something used for titilation. Female chracters with personality are great. That's why a lot of people like Carol from the Walking Dead. She doesn't fit into any archetype(?) and that makes her all the more interesting.

It seems to me that the hatred for the feminazis is clouding a lot of people's judgment.

Edit: Also a character dressed like a prostitute for no reason whatsover breaks the immersion for me. Same with tv shows when they show a guy shirtless.



I like most of those though, not all but most. It would be a true shame if we stopped getting those characters.



Mummelmann said:
TallSilhouette said:

That is all kinds of brilliant!

That is so well written. I approve.



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naruball said:
Farsala said:

Contrary to popular belief women also like to see beautiful women. Arguably more then men. So not only do these scantily clad women appeal to a lot of men, but they also appeal to a lot of women. When the women are beautiful they essentially have two markets, the men who like to play as sexy women and the women. While a macho man would only have men play them for the most part. I don't know how many women would like to play as Zangief for example... But many men and women would play as Chun Li.

Keep in mind that there are many men who find number 3 idiotic. You don't have to agree with all of the author's points, but especially 3 is something tons of people have expressed a dislike of. Same with many others.

As for females, yes there are those who like seeing beautiful women or even sexy women. All the female gamers I know, even those who are into girls tell me that they hate how women are portrayed in video games. They like women who are sexy, but not in a in-you-face way. I think Tomb Raider (reboot) is a perfect example of the right direction. Nice boobs, nice face, great body, but without clothes that look ridiculous like Quiet from MGSV.

Not every woman needs to be a strong independent one, but some variety or depth would be great. That's why I loved Jodie from Beyond:Two souls. She wasn't a badass or anything. Other than her powers, she felt like an actual human being. Not something used for titilation. Female chracters with personality are great. That's why a lot of people like Carol from the Walking Dead. She doesn't fit into any archetype(?) and that makes her all the more interesting.

It seems to me that the hatred for the feminazis is clouding a lot of people's judgment.

Edit: Also a character dressed like a prostitute for no reason whatsover breaks the immersion for me. Same with tv shows when they show a guy shirtless.

I think it has to do with it being a social stigma that girls shouldn't be scantily clad in video games, especially compared to TV and movies. It is what society teaches them but may not be what they actually want.

For example in porn Women's most searched porn term is indeed lesbian. (halfway through the article about the 13th graphic)

http://www.pornhub.com/insights/2014-year-in-review/



Farsala said:
 

I think it has to do with it being a social stigma that girls shouldn't be scantily clad in video games, especially compared to TV and movies. It is what society teaches them but may not be what they actually want.

For example in porn Women's most searched porn term is indeed lesbian. (halfway through the article about the 13th graphic)

But how can we be sure that those who claim to be women are in fact women?

Also, some of my female friends have told me that the only reason they watch lesbian porn is because it tends to be more gentle. As opposed to all the videos with men where the men tend to demean the women. They've told me it's way too rough and fast. They prefer something softer with more emphasis on the story. I heard something similar from a female porn director in a documentary I once watched. Of course, I'm not saying that's the case for all women or even most. Until there is a reliable study I'll have my doubts.



Good list. As a medium, video games have a lot of growing up to do.



naruball said:
Farsala said:

I think it has to do with it being a social stigma that girls shouldn't be scantily clad in video games, especially compared to TV and movies. It is what society teaches them but may not be what they actually want.

For example in porn Women's most searched porn term is indeed lesbian. (halfway through the article about the 13th graphic)

But how can we be sure that those who claim to be women are in fact women?

Also, some of my female friends have told me that the only reason they watch lesbian porn is because it tends to be more gentle. As opposed to all the videos with men where the men tend to demean the women. They've told me it's way too rough and fast. They prefer something softer with more emphasis on the story. I heard something similar from a female porn director in a documentary I once watched. Of course, I'm not saying that's the case for all women or even most. Until there is a reliable study I'll have my doubts.

There are plenty of articles explaining why straight women like lesbian porn. And even though its the highest, its not like the others are far behind with women liking gay porn and big cocks more then men. I don't see why it shouldn't be fairly accurate.



Looks like something that might have been talked about at the SXSW women's gaming conference. The only problem is that very few people give a damn.