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    I don't disagree that more variation would be good, but if you'd like it to change we should at least have an honest conversation about why things are the way they are. I mean, you say enough people find it annoying but enough people to do what? Not to harm the bottom line or else game developers would stop doing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic View Post
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    So considering 50% of gamers are women and the remaining 50% doesn’t all fit into that very narrow definition, people are rightfully pissed that this gets so much attention compared to others.
    The 50% number isn't really a great statistical piece of work and isn't accurate to reality unfortunately. Here's a better breakdown: https://quanticfoundry.com/2017/01/1...mers-by-genre/

    You'll note that in the breakdown by genre, shooter and action games in general have very low female audience rates, and that's relevant because that's where the majority of the characters I posted come from. The genres higher up the scale do tend to have better representation.

    You can make a chicken and egg argument as to whether it's a lack of female heroes that drive away female interest or the opposite, that game devs are responding to trends in their audience if you like. I think it's probably a bit of both.

    You might also find this breakdown of Steam demographics interesting too: https://galyonk.in/some-things-you-s...m-5eaffcf33218
    I'd be interested to see the player demographics of Overwatch. In every other respect it's just another solid arena shooter, but they certainly tried to provide a variety of player characters with a variety of aesthetics/temperaments/etc.

    EDIT: I wonder why they didn't include fighters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post

    There IS a Korea though...





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    Looking at non-sequels from the last couple of years, this seems like an outdated complaint.

    While direct sequels such as God of War and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus still fit this (since, y'know, people respond so well to replacing a main character halfway through a series) a lot of games in 2017 and 2018 don't. For starters, there's a plethora of games where you pick your character's gender (MH World, Prey, Destiny 2, among others).

    Then there's the games where the main character's not even male (Horizon, Gravity Rush 2, Nier: Automata, Hellblade, among others).

    And finally there's plenty of games these days where the male main character isn't white or Buff McBeefcake (AC: Origins, for which I'll count Bayek as the MC even though technically you're playing the lady who's playing him, Breath of the Wild, in which Link is so androgynous people initially thought he might be Zelda or a female Link, No No Kuni 2, where your MC is a tiny catboy, and others)

    tldr: old complaint, industry's already been moving away from this stereotype

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarZidane View Post
    Looking at non-sequels from the last couple of years, this seems like an outdated complaint.

    While direct sequels such as God of War and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus still fit this (since, y'know, people respond so well to replacing a main character halfway through a series) a lot of games in 2017 and 2018 don't. For starters, there's a plethora of games where you pick your character's gender (MH World, Prey, Destiny 2, among others).

    Then there's the games where the main character's not even male (Horizon, Gravity Rush 2, Nier: Automata, Hellblade, among others).

    And finally there's plenty of games these days where the male main character isn't white or Buff McBeefcake (AC: Origins, for which I'll count Bayek as the MC even though technically you're playing the lady who's playing him, Breath of the Wild, in which Link is so androgynous people initially thought he might be Zelda or a female Link, No No Kuni 2, where your MC is a tiny catboy, and others)

    tldr: old complaint, industry's already been moving away from this stereotype
    I hope you're right !





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