Traditional Video Game Dynamics – Cater to the Males, Ignore and Criticize the Females

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Video game developers, from the very beginning of the video game development era, have been aiming at the male audience and, quite frankly, ignoring the female gamers. Luckily though, it seems that the general population doesn’t care for the theme or marketing gimmicks of video games overmuch. If the game is good enough to catch a gamer’s interest and attention – whether that person is a man or woman, girl or boy – then it will be played. Continue reading “Traditional Video Game Dynamics – Cater to the Males, Ignore and Criticize the Females” »

Treatment of Female Video Game Characters and Female Members of the Gaming World

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Video games – at least from the point of view of “purpose” – have always been gender neutral. Of course, the first video games were always targeted towards male gamers, and a majority of the themes and marketing of games are developed with the idea that male gamers are the main demographic to reach. However, despite those tendencies, the fact is that the ratio of female gamers to male gamers in the world is fairly equal. In fact, recently, in places like the United Kingdom for example, the number of female gamers is even speculated to be considerably higher than male gamers. Continue reading “Treatment of Female Video Game Characters and Female Members of the Gaming World” »