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30-03-2012, 08:53 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here?
(30-03-2012 04:07 AM)Smooshmonster Wrote:  It was a joke, and a reference to Mass Effect. Tongue

But, Lucradis, You are very right. Gaming is a very male-dominated medium still. The problem isn't just online gaming, I've actually had very good experiences gaming on steam, but it is also that most video games are still aimed at a male audience. It's not that we can't still enjoy them, but it's very obvious when you're playing. From the design of female characters, to the dialogue, to the advertising campaigns themselves. Even BioWare fall terribly short when it comes to this.
And this isn't just just limited to video games. You will see it also in the concept art for rpg books such as D&D and Vampire the Masquerade. Women are scantily clad and hyper-sexualised in overwhelming numbers.

So it's not that much of a surprise that women are under-represented in online games and at cons. I remember last year, my prize for winning an award at a con was an "iron GM" shirt (because I'm awesome like that. The available sizes could've clothed 4 of me. Apparently, the response I got from the organisers was: "People who win this award are usually men. Big Men."
Could not get into Mass Effect. I love Bio Ware, just not big on Sci Fi. *Sigh*
It is very true though, the video gaming world is basically a man's world. Have encountered a lot of rudeness from players because I am a female. Then I do not make any habit of hiding it. Always use sign ons that imply I am a female gamer. Have also tried to make a habit of muting too. IT DOES WONDERS! This way I can concentrate on the game and enjoy mauling people, if that is indeed the purpose, and not have to hear...."Are you a girl?" and "Shouldn't you be making someone a sandwhich?" Lol those are some of the petty ones too. Have had some real ugly experience too.
What makes me feel good is the every so often occassion where I happen to win a match of free for all or simply have the top score on my team and leave those same jerks going. "Uuuuuuhhhh."

Yes, I have my dark side too. Evil_monster Sometimes it scares me.
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Any Gamers Here? - AnotherSinner - 29-03-2012, 05:25 PM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - Hughsie - 29-03-2012, 05:30 PM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - AnotherSinner - 29-03-2012, 05:34 PM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - Hughsie - 29-03-2012, 05:41 PM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - AnotherSinner - 29-03-2012, 05:45 PM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - lucradis - 29-03-2012, 05:44 PM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - Smooshmonster - 29-03-2012, 06:10 PM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - lucradis - 29-03-2012, 06:17 PM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - kineo - 29-03-2012, 06:36 PM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - Smooshmonster - 30-03-2012, 04:07 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - AnotherSinner - 30-03-2012 08:53 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - germanyt - 30-03-2012, 09:05 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - kingschosen - 30-03-2012, 09:07 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - germanyt - 30-03-2012, 09:08 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - kingschosen - 30-03-2012, 09:10 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - germanyt - 30-03-2012, 09:16 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - AnotherSinner - 30-03-2012, 09:30 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - Lilith Pride - 30-03-2012, 10:36 AM
RE: Any Gamers Here? - kineo - 30-03-2012, 11:14 AM
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