Portal is probably the last major video game release that didn’t star a white, 18-35 year old white dude with short hair, stubble and a scowl. That game came out six years ago.
I don’t understand how people can get mad and confused when you point out that there’s not enough creativity or diversity in video games. Granted, there was definitely room for growth in the 80’s and 90’s, but we’ve fallen way behind since then. We used to have space pilot furries and master thieves. Dragons, bandicoots, hedgehogs and plumbers. Women who were archaeologists and bounty hunters.
So why are we still marketing games exclusively to fraternity douchebags? There’s no excuse for having such narrow goals in 2013.
THIS IS NOT OKAY.
Thank you! And people don’t get it when I explain this.
SHARING BECAUSE OF ALL REASON!
i just want to interject here and as a gamer i have some comments for the last group shown there
im semi familiar with gears of war, im very familiar with portal, and extra fuckin fan tastic familiar with bioshock and mass effect and i take great offense to this post.
"So why are we still marketing games exclusively to fraternity douchebags? There’s no excuse for having such narrow goals in 2013."
couple things here, one i am not a fraternity douchebag, two most games like gears of war i dont give a shit what my character looks like because thats not the point of the game.
Portal. i play portal not because its a female you play as are you serious? thats just fucking like what? no i play portal because its a damn good game very well put together that makes you think to get past every door. i play portal because the humor is fantastic, nothing beats gladous and i mean nothing.
Bioshock Infinite. i could be wrong but if i remember correctly do you even see bookers face during the game? or is it just on posters and the cover? who cares what booker dwit looks like? i sure dont you wanna know why. ive played the series, the story is interesting the worlds created in the sky or under the sea. the beautiful creatures like the big daddies or songbird. not once am i concerned about what my damn character looks like. The twists in the story that no one saw coming all those easter eggs hidden through out the game all the thought that went into every aspect of that game. enough to hear songbirds death, back in game number one. bringing you back to rapture… tie everything together again.
ok but to throw out a cake topper for it all you hit me with my number one
do not fuck with mass effect.
First off Shepard is a character you can customize so the example you used is the generic dont want to spend time on it i’ll use a preset Shepard. AND might i add there’s such a thing as Female Shepard?? omg really no way theres a female version? i thought this game was made for fraternity douchebags theres no way there could be a lead female. are you fucking kidding me.
Mass Effect has some of the damn best character development of any god damn game i have ever played it has the Best fucking story out of any game i have every played and not one… not one god damn play through is the same as someone elses. your shepard is your own your shepard is shaped by the choices you make by the morals you take on your shepard is like no other shepard out there. theres no alien race there without a back story not one without a purpose and every tiny conversation you have every life you save or dont, you see those effects trickle down the line and you see what happens because of them. You make friendships the character development is so fucking good you love these people and then in some cases you watch them die without a thing you can do to save them and it fucking sucks it sucks so fucking bad sometimes. and sometimes you can save them, but you dont because the character… wouldnt want it that way. I’ve never loved characters to any game any show any comic any movie more than i have for mass effect. the choices you make in that game, they make you feel the weight of them. when lives are on the line. i got to the end and my controller shut off from how long i sat there because the last choice you ever make is such a hard thing to do.
so you want to judge the artistic value, the beauty of the worlds created the friendships made or the enemies hated you want to judge all of the by the look of a main character?
you are obviously not a gamer.