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  • C.King - December 9, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    solution! tomboy protagonists without love interests or zero suits! alternate... army of Bridgets from guilty gear! so cross dressers
  • OptimusMega - December 8, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    It just turns out that Bigger Budget games are bought by mostly men... There is no evil figure head or marketing ploy to blame for it. This irrational belief that men and women will like the same things is poisoning a lot of people into believing that everything without a 50/50 Split is wrong. I've never been a part of the core demographic of this gen as a JRPG gamer and those games are wildly diverse and not always drenched in what a lot of women complain about in gaming now. I had a friend who didn't play games and I suggested Fable to her because of it's fantasy setting, she found it wildly enjoyable. I also had an Ex who really enjoyed Xenosaga..
  • BlueBoboDoo100 - December 8, 2013 11:26 a.m.

    I still absolutely do not believe that the problem with Wii U is the gamepad. Every single person I've personally talked to and played it with loves it. It really does change how I play games. Now, when my family wants to watch some BS Celebrity dancing shower whatever I can still play wind waker. The way I see it, there arev2 problems with Wii U. 1 is their completely horrid marketing when the system launched. And 2 is their idiotically slow pacing at releasing games. If you release a console, you better have 3-5 incredible first-party games everyone wants. New Super Mario Bros and NintendoLand are not what core gamers or nintendo fans want. And Wind Waker and Pikmin should've been at launch, and Mario 3D World should've come out 6 months ago. Christmas should've been HD Zelda, Metroid, and DK Country.
  • Eightboll812 - December 8, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    I don't know why the games for guys and not girls issue is so hard to understand. It's not like these companies got together and said, "hey, let's make a guys only club." It's called marketing and knowing your demographic. People seem to be confusing generalizations with absolutes. Of course there are girls that like hard core games. And I'm sure there are boys who like Barbie dolls too. But if you are making an FPS and investing MILLIONS of R&D into it, don't your investors expect you to sell as many copies as you can? And if your market research shows your biggest selling demographic is boys, wouldn't you market it for boys? It's about business, not force feeding gender parity as a social program. I don't know what is expected. Should a TV show that is primarily action and explosions and guns, advertise as if it's about torrid romance, just trying to draw in an alternative audience at the expense that all the guys might avoid it thinking it's for chicks? There is an ad on this site that is blatantly sexist and misleading. The game Wartune is being marketed as "for adult men only" with scantily clad babes but the game itself isn't a "man game" or "adult", or even seemingly overdone with "babes." They are just marketing. Probably pushing the line a bit, but still, just marketing to their core demographic. I'm not saying games should be blatantly sexist or shamelessly play to biases, but c'mon, this isn't that hard to figure out. --Early games were gender neutral because it was a budding market. No one knew it was _primarily_ boys who would care about video games and _primarily_ girls who would ignore them. --When an adventure game protagonist is a square (due to graphical limitations of the era), it's hard to make that seem male or female --Companies, developers, and publishers quickly figured out it was _mostly_ boys playing playing their products --They started marketing the products to boys --They started making boy centric games. --Outrage springs up all over the internet..."THERE ARE 5 MILLION BOYS PLAYING GAME X AND ONLY 10,000 GIRLS, HOW DARE YOU SEXIST MONSTERS FOR EXCLUDING GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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  • Sjoeki - December 8, 2013 6:28 a.m.

    You see hot girls in every form of advertisement, there are a lot of them in lingery commercials(or so I've heard), but I'm pretty sure that almost all of the bra wearers are women.
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - December 7, 2013 1:23 p.m.

    I don't understand this feature
  • someonetgsn - December 7, 2013 4:12 p.m.

    That's probably because the title is inconsistent with the content, and it is difficult to find the point. I like this feature, as it its trying something a little more serious, and trying to provoke some thought in the gaming community, However I feel it could have been organised a little bit better.
  • rynmls - December 8, 2013 5:41 a.m.

    yeah, that is also what i'm thinking when i read this column..
  • shawksta - December 7, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    "Prophesizing Nintendo's doom is a beloved pastime of gamers and the video game media." Nintendo: Doomed since 1889 https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/rec.games.video/IKQkExqofSA

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