KnuckleHead wrote:Once again, someone saying "more options" meanwhile advocating on behalf of people trying to remove options for other people.
"he point is women should have as much of a voice as men does."
They do, they can vote with their wallet like everyone else. I say it is wrong for *some* women to decide for everyone else (including other women) what should and shouldn't be in a video game. You know, there's women who do like that stuff too...it's not just men. A woman can hold that controller and play any game she wants, she can also ignore any game they wish.
I don't think anyone is against some women wanting certain types of character in games they play...the problem is when they also want to decide what *I* can play as well.
Minorities should have a voice, but it should not overpower my own just because they are a minority.
Did you read my post? Sounds like you didn't. I said that no matter what, there are going to be objectified women in games. My point is that while this will always be the case, there should be other options too. Does your voice dictate that you want ALL woman in games to be objectified?
And let's be super real here. The whole idea that, woman should vote with their wallet is not even remotely fair. If all the women stopped buying game tomorrow, the gaming industry will still thrive and do well. Because they are a MINORITY. All the girl in the kickstarter wants to do is to bring attention that issue and bring about change that makes it just a bit more fair for women.
All i'm saying is if we have more types and more options(like I said, half naked girls will not be going anywhere), it will be healthy for the industry as a whole. I'm a guy myself but I don't understand why there is so much opposition to this idea. Sometimes we have to look outside our perspective a little bit and try to see it from another point of view.
I did, and it applies. Now let me ask you a question, did you read my post? I never insinuated I wanted every game to objectify women.
To your second point, here's exactly how it applies. Gaming is ALREADY fair...games are made based on demand. There's TONS of different types of games out there too, not just the ones that "objectify" women. The reality is that a lot of games do though, and that's because they serve a large demographic. The only way that is going to change is:
a) more women gamers into "core games" voting with their wallets, increasing their market share
b) what this campaign attempts to do, which is pretend all this is causing some social harm in an attempt to unfairly force developers to cater to them, even though they are a minority
She's not trying to get more games made (more options), she is clearly trying to change how they are made for everyone else.
Voting with your wallet *is* fair...it's the fairest system out there. Why should developers cater to a minority? Why should they have equal say in a totally optional market meant for fun and entertainment?