This is my first post and as a female gamer, I feel the need to speak up about the debate of sexism in video games. I have years of industry experience and over time have developed a refined opinion on the matter. That opinion just happens to be I DO NOT CARE! That’s right you heard it here first. I am neither here nor there on the issue. People just need to stop whining and enjoy the games for what they are… games.
Now I am not in any way shape or form endorsing sexism. It just happens to be my belief that the whole debate has gone, for lack of a better term, bananas. Yes, I understand that most console video games traditionally are targeted at a male audience. Does that mean the games I like are things like “Little Princesses Sing at Ponies”? No, I happen to like explosions and gunfire. As I often say, the bloodier the better. In fact, my favorite perk in the Fallout series is Bloody Mess; nothing makes me happier than to see a Raider randomly explode upon death.
Do I enjoy a strong female lead? Yes. Do I need one in every single game? No.
That all being said I don’t want to cause a huge flame war. The debate feels old and tired and has been beaten to death at least 100 times. Games are not real life, games are meant to be enjoyed. As for me, I just don’t care anymore. Enjoy the war and best of luck to you. I’m just going to keep gaming and mind my own business.
On that note
-Rides off on her magical rainbow farting unicorn-
What? Doesn’t every girl have one?