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” »
#GamerGate exploded on Twitter and in the gaming community this year with a heated and ongoing war. The main focus of the #GamerGate controversy and clash, however, can be found to focus on two main subjects: the corruption of gaming journalism in the current era, and gender-bias in the video game industry.
To be fair though, #GamerGate is an online discussion hashtag that can be about anything related to the video game world. But unfortunately, these two topics have effectively and quite brutally drowned out all other possible topics of concern and discussion regarding video games. Continue reading “#GamerGate – The Ongoing Battle” »