The evolution of girl gamers
Boy gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, and then act horrified when the female gamers who have always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny that has infected the gaming world.
Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it sure would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while enjoying the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catered to men for decades?
- 1993 - 64% of girls reported playing video games
- 1996 - "home use had increased for fourth grade girls"
- 1998 - "both male and female adolescents play video games on a regular basis."
- 1999 - "88% of the female college students … surveyed were video game players."
- 2007 - 20-47% of adolescent girls play video games
- 2008 - "94% of girls play video games"
- 2010 - "Forty percent of all game players are women."
- 2012 - "Women 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (30%) than boys age 17 or younger"
- 2013 -"adult women are nearly half of all video game players"
I didn’t get all the dates, but I think you can get the point.
Also considered posting my own personal gaming history, but I would’ve had to go back to the 80s for that. e_e
Been playing since I was old enough to hold the NES controller.
I want to die and be born again as a full hobbit.
I think hobbit metabolism work differently than human…
This is actually from The Peter Serafinowicz Show, from the sketch “Butterfield Diet Plan”. Its very funny. Find it on YouTube.
Hello Watch_Dogs on Steam.
Yes, yes next payday I will pre-purchase your digital deluxe version, thank you very much.
WHAT IF IT’S BAD :(
It’s got parkour.
A semi-morality system.
Made by Ubisoft, you know, the people that made…
I must stress, having the Ubisoft logo on the box does NOT mean it was made by the same team as Assassin’s Creed. The Sims, Madden, Mass Effect and Rock Band all have the EA Games logo on their boxes, but they were made by entirely different teams made up of very different people.
Ubisoft have done a spectacular number of shitty things, too. Their PC side DRM, Uplay, is an embarrassing, frustrating mess that they insist on including in everything - even game demos. Try downloading the demos of Rayman Legends or Flashback on Steam and see what happens. Very few games slip by without Uplay integration - they made a big deal about not including it in Rayman Origins, then went ahead and included it in the sequel. The only reason it didn’t get included in South Park: The Stick of Truth is because it was largely finished when Ubisoft acquired the distribution rights.
They also decided to release Rayman Legends on multiple platforms, which is fine, but opted to delay the Wii U version in the process, hurting (read: actively fucking over) the Wii U’s early launch window and forcing the developers to completely reconfigure the game so it didn’t require the Wii U pad to play. I’ve played the 360 version of Legends. It’s almost an entirely difference experience despite being basically the same game.
I really, REALLY don’t like Ubisoft at the moment. Honestly, they’re not much better than EA and Activision, and they’ve shown a marked disdain for the people who play their games. I’ve generally learned to avoid games with the Ubisoft logo on the box.
Also: a modern day Assassin’s Creed-style game still means it’s going to be a shit game because Assassin’s Creed is shit