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Brink: No Girls Allowed

So here we have yet another game where you are not allowed the option to be female--either the devs would rather make realistic walls instead or it would just be too haaaard for them to create female models, or, heck, they write out the wimminfolk by having them be artificially inseminated or gang-raped until they produce babies.

There is something that is deeply disturbing about the way that female characters are considered superfluous, and a "feature" that could be dropped. I understand that there is a gross gender inbalance amongst game devs...but the sad fact is, when they create games that either ignore or alienate women, this imbalance is going to continue, because the NOT FOR YOU is coming through loud and clear.

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sonotagamer
May. 17th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
The Ubisoft "girl games" thing is a sticking point for me, too--it's reinforcing the idea of what games are for girls and which ones are for boys. Back in my day, it was just a damn game. You played Mario and tried to save Princess Toadstool.

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