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News Drama Cringe ARTICLE: E3 Spawns Backlash After Tweeting Insulting List Of Games Women Play

Faithless83

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You are failing to see the reason behind why they are so upset about it.
It invalidates the point of "we need more female protagonists in action games that look like a dude" and "woman can't be feminine in games as it's ruining peoples lives".

This proves that the majority of women don't play said games, they are not the target audience of it and wouldn't be "offended" in the first place by it. Yet the industry (west) is trying to comply to the noisy minority demands, afraid of being canceled by a small demographic that don't bring anything to the table in the first place.
 
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kruis

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This is a gaming forum. What's the male to female ratio here? Does anybody know?
 

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If liking sudoku is sexist then call me Andrew Dice Clay
Was going to say something... similar I guess lol. Sudoku is by far the game I play the most on my iPhone. Number 2 would be Bejeweled.... And I am very proud of this. Why, cuz its what I do and I really like myself.

Not sure why women would get mad about this list if it was as stated based on legitimate input. Of course it does not represent all women... they didn't get input from all women. I don't understand what the big deal is about different demographics having different tastes. One is not better or worse. If it makes you happy, fuck everyone else and let them cast their weak ass shade (if they even do) while you live your best life.
 

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idrago01

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You are failing to see the reason behind why they are so upset about it.
It invalidates the point of "we need more female protagonists in action games that look like a dude" and "woman can't be feminine in games as it's ruining peoples lives".

This proves that the majority of women don't play said games, they are not the target audience of it and wouldn't be "offended" in the first place by it. Yet the industry (west) is trying to comply to the noisy minority demands, afraid of being canceled by a small demographic that don't bring anything to the table in the first place.
can't praise this enough, this is why twitter is cancer, whenever these blue checkmarks overreact and chimp out, it's usually because they are afraid of losing the narrative for their agendas
 

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Fortnite's player population is 73% male, which is actually pretty low. Even Overwatch is 80% male, and games like DOTA2 are 95%+. Warframe is probably about that number.

Women don't play these games, period, and there's nothing wrong with that.
 
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idrago01

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Fortnite's player population is 73% male, which is actually pretty low. Even Overwatch is 80% male, and games like DOTA2 are 95%+. Warframe is probably about that number.

Women don't play these games, period, and there's nothing wrong with that.
I would personally love to see more female fighting game fans it's just not going to happen, i think it's safe to say that most male gamers want more women playing, but it should happen organically and we shouldn't have to change our hobby to try to make it more inclusive, which hasn't proven to really work anyways judging by this list since they still won't play AAA games in any significant number
 
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SHHHH!!! you can't point out that women tend to like different stuff than men!!!!
I'm convinced this whole "negative prejudice of women that play games" stuff is either a made up problem they came up with to be outraged about something, or people being unable to differentiate Twitter and online talk from the real world

No matter if it was in primary, middle or high school, college or work life in general. I've literally never met anyone in the real world who gives any sort of shit about what games a woman plays. If she likes casual mobile stuff that's cool, if she likes Dark Souls and The Witcher that's cool, if she likes fighting games that's cool, if she ask to join a party every group I've ever been a part of has been welcoming and nice to them.
 

idrago01

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Some people have to find something to bitch and moan about. Must be a sad existence for some being so miserable all the time.
but their bitching on twitter is effective, it changes discourse, shout down dissenters, and it was loud enough to take this article down which appears to be harmless on face value
 
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Kataploom

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2. Sayonara Wild Hearts
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4. Harry Potter Wizards Unite
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6. Overwatch
7. Solitaire
8. Sims 4
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23. Drawful 2
24. Love Letter
25. Tetris

IDK what's the problem with the list, are they implying that women are inferior for playing them? That's... sexist as shit...
 
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So a bunch of women put a list together of games they like and some simps came along and acted offended to virtue signal.
 

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It's not really clear to me why this would be problematic at all.

The only thing I could think of is like somehow it's important that AAA games appeal to women and since those listed are not AAA console games it's giving those AAA publishers and developers a "pass".

So it allows, say, the developers of Hitman to say "listen women aren't really our audience" and so they can ignore feminist criticisms etc.

What I don't get is why these kinds of folks put videogames on a pedestal? As if videogames are the trendy new thing and developers are like rockstars and if games just have the correct politics they could change the world.

Its too much.

You can't even admit that statistically most console owners and frequent game purchasers are male. While a lot of female gamers play on their mobile device.

Why?

Is it because certain interests want to force developers to develop games in a certain way? Then an admission that the vast majority of female gamers are playing well away from the AAA console space makes a lot of the "feminist critique" irrelevant?
 

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Hate to say it but MOST women are not hardcore gamers like men. MOST. Heck, my wife only plays Peggle! Abby from GB plays Nancy Drew and the Sims. It's not sexist because it's pretty accurate. Many women LOVE COD but most don't. Heck a lot of interviews with women they state their favorite game as Pac-Man. Most women like chill, non-violent games. But people can't handle the truth and get triggered.
 
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