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Two explosions at the Boston Marathon’s Finish line. Several gravely injured, three dead.
During my time in college the American flag has spent more time at half mast than full. It’s a sad time for America.
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The article comes in the last few months before “Remember Me“‘s release, a dystopian cyberpunk action game with a mixed-race female lead.
“We had some [companies] that said, ‘Well, we don’t want to publish it because that’s not going to succeed. You can’t have a female character in games. It has to be a male character, simple as that,’” creative director Jean-Maxime Moris told Penny Arcade.
Surprising no one, unfortunately. The article goes on to talk a little more about the extreme imbalance regarding leads and gender in the industry:
Looking back at an earlier PA Report, data from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR showed that, from a sample of 669 current-gen games which had protagonists of a specific gender, only 24 of these were exclusively fronted by women.
Less than half had the option of a female lead, including games where you created your own character.
Seems pretty standard - again, unfortunately, this is what we’re used to.
Male-only hero games sold 25 per cent better than those with an optional female hero, and 75 per cent better than whose with a female-only hero.
But this doesn’t tell the whole story. These figures reflect the fact that games with female-only heroes get less than half the marketing budget of titles with male-only heroes.
“Games with a female-only protagonist got half the spending of female optional, and only 40 per cent of the marketing budget of male-led games. Less than that, actually,” Zatkin concluded.
That’s the truth, then - that the people choosing what game receives what marketing budget are helping continue a self-fulfilling prophecy. The majority of publishers continue down the safe route of funding male-only led games, comfortable in the knowledge that, because of this, male-only led games sell by the bucket load.
Just read this article and try your best to read as much as you can about this. We don’t need this returning.
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Aight. Up goes the flare.
I had this virus and it’s seriously horrible.
“as a guy, i prefer girls who-“
every female on the internet stops what they are doing, eyes glued to the post as they read the wisdom dispensed by this gentleman. “thank god” they sigh in relief “now i know how to act and dress, bless men all over the internet, without them i would truly be lost”
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prepares self for uprising
Repeat after me, kids.
A m/m relationship does not equal “yaoi.”
A gay romance does not equal “yaoi.”
Slash does not equal “yaoi.”
“Yaoi” is a very specific subgenre with it’s own particular tropes and conventions.
Nothing in a Bioware game has anything to do with “yaoi.”
just that fucking phrase
If you can look at this and say the media is not controlled by people who want to keep you docile and ignorant, I don’t know what else to tell you.
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