This is just fluff, of course, hope it's okay to post anyway ^^. I thought it would fit since we occasionally talk about female representation in game development and that sorta thing in this subreddit.
Edit: it's prize, not price, right?
Edit again: Since most of you are probably not familiar with what I do (although I have mentioned it a few times here now, tell me when it's too much self promo):
AirConsole (/r/airconsole) is a web-based platform for local multiplayer games.
I didn't develop the platform itself, but I so make games for it and am part of the core team. We're a small startup of six people, based in Zurich, Switzerland. The German Developer Awards are open to Swiss and Austrian developers as well.
Well, the idea that a group accused of being a hate group should be invited to debate the hatefulness of their group is... not really how it works. Everyone sees themselves as in the right; even groups as bad as the KKK would insist they're not hate groups.
And as for the private investigator stalker thing, it was done by Mike Cernovich, a well-known pro-GamerGate lawyer. He's freely admitted to it, and references having done it here.
I got it from Amazon!
Seat Cushion Cat Paw Shape Lazy Sofa Office Chair Cushion Warm Skin-Friendly Floor Mat Specially Designed for Health Building (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QHTHSSV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_K6GDNZRN28PFEEFBBWTT?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Roberta Williams of Kings Quest fame. And lest we forget Christy Marx who not only developed the cartoon Jem but designed Conquest of Camelot and its follow up Conquest of the Longbow: the Legend of Robin Hood - two of the best games Sierra ever made. And also from the same era (man, Sierra was really ahead of the curve at the time) Lori Ann Cole wrote and directed the first Quest for Glory.
These are some amazing games too, timeless classics even by today's standards. It almost seems like the industry regressed in the years in between now and then.
Fortnite is a class-based horde survival game by Epic Games focused on building fort-like structures, gathering materials, and rescuing survivors. It's basically Team Fortress 2's Mann vs. Machine mode but with a more diverse cast and supernatural theme. Early Access starts July 25th, so if you're looking for something interesting to play I'd highly recommend it.
Check out the website here for more information. There's also a cool 85 minute gameplay video here.
Bonus: if you check the comments on the trailer, for some reason a lot of people are complaining about there being no white male characters and it's honestly hilarious.
Given in 2014 the CEO of Microsoft said women should trust HR to give them raises based off their merit, instead of trying to negotiate, I'm not totally surprised.
Of course he apologized right after and all, but it just kind of shows that some people at MS aren't really viewing things from a woman's perspective as much as they could be.
Double Fine's annual Amnesia Fortnight is a time when all their employees get to pitch game ideas, then a few ideas are voted on to be made in to prototypes. This year the voters were anyone that contributed through their page on Humble Bundle.
One of the games produced is called Steed. You play as a horse, and your job is to carry bumbling heroes around and ensure they don't get themselves killed.
In the completed prototype, you play as a mare named Bellefire, and you carry around your boy, Twig. You can run around, eat vegetables, save the day and kick butt.
The game is beautiful to look at, too. I'll most likely be buying it if it ever becomes a full product.
If anyone is interested, you can still download the Steed prototype, as well as prototypes for Dear Leader and Mnemonic, by contributing at least $0.01 to the Humble link above, three weeks remaining as of now.
>All she has is criticism, none of it constructive, no suggestions on improvement.
That's not actually true. She talks about positive examples in several of her videos. She has been really vocal about how much she loves Beyond Good & Evil and she even lists it here along with four other games.
I'm like 99% sure. The devs have confirmed character creation so I don't see why that wouldn't include gender. I think this shot from the trailer might be of the female protag. She's wearing the same jacket as the main guy from the trailer.
I got these ones. They fit perfectly and have a soft touch feel! I also got the white backplate for my switch and that was amazing quality too
That one wasn’t an actual quote, but it’s been the marketing team’s attitude. I.e. the letter to the girlfriend bit they apologized for.
I very much prefer "chill exploration games," so maybe I can help you out. I also go for no-conflict or low-conflict puzzle games, so I'll include those. And some of these are side-scrolling platformers, which may not be your thing, but you may still want to watch trailers to make sure.
Also, not all of these have female protagonists, but most do, and some of these have nonhuman and/or nongendered protagonists.
I loved Journey to the Savage Planet even though there's more conflict than I prefer. There's just something about it.
This site isn't great, but I also recommend searching 50GamesLike to find more titles that might be up your alley.
Also, I totally play survival/building games, but I use cheat codes or play on creative mode (or whatever the game calls it) so I don't have to actually worry about fighting things or staying alive. lol For example, I'm currently playing Subnautica: Below Zero with several cheat codes enabled that allow me to explore freely without worrying about oxygen, pressure, enemies, tediously gathering materials, etc. I can just explore the world, scan and learn about the fascinating creatures, and enjoy progressing the story. :)
Amazon. Half my skirt's and all my dresses have pockets. I even have a couple tunic tops with pockets on them.
Woman Within Women's Plus Size Petite 7-Day Knit A-Line Skirt - 2XP, Heather Charcoal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KD7PGYY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_oSkcEbB1KAJDK
Here's the skirt.
For everyone who want to buy it online!
There's a mod for everything. I remember when the mod came out to let you romance Bethany in DA:2 and it was this HUGE thing, at first I didn't get the big deal. Then I remembered that she was your sister.
Best comment I ever read on it was that "Your family fled Kirkwall, not the Ozarks!" or something like that, haha
I'm gonna be real. I think the aesthetics of a peripheral can be super valuable and really enhance your experience.
For example, when I bought my custom xbox controller, I honestly thought it was a mistake after I clicked order. Then it arrived, and it really makes me so happy to look at it. It's probably one of my best gaming investments ever.
I wouldn't bother with a cat ear headset unless it looked really nice AND it was well-reviewed. Why? Because you can add them aftermarket.
I'm so sorry to send you down this rabbit hole, but it's TIME FOR AN ETSY LINK. The internet has ya covered. Like even the ears on Razer Kraken headsets are just an attachment. You can buy them alone for $20.
Actually the women on the right (Pamela Horton) plays LoL and is currently dating a Rioter atm. She even gave an interview during worlds.
Interview because everyone is human and can do/play what they want
Thank you for the suggestion and the kind words! I am glad no judgment, I know some people do not like prebuilt or those who have them. Which I don’t understand, if the person likes it and it does a good job at performing then what’s the harm right? I’m definitely not in a rush though to get rid of it. As long as it can play all my games without issues I’m happy 😊
I got the cat paw cushion off Amazon! I originally saw it on some website but decided to see if I could find it on Amazon first. There’s a bunch of em if you search but I went with this one cause it had the most and best reviews.
It is truly super comfy, you will love it!! And you definitely should finish up Danganronpa, such a good series 😭 wish they would make more! Which one are you on? I’m so happy it’s coming to the Switch. I preordered it. I originally had it on my Vita but then I sold my Vita and just kept hope it would eventually come to switch lol. Or else I was gonna buy it on steam. But then I kept waiting on sales and anytime they would go on sale I’d miss out. Ahh sorry for babbling on 😝
When I first saw it, I was like this is dumb. Now I'm addicited. THANKS /u/BuckeyeSundae. cries
The package is in chinese, and the brand name is sketch, but the sound and mic quality are good and theyre pretty comfortable. And the cat ears are removable
Hell, Martin Luther King, Jr. talked Nichelle Nichols onto staying on the show because of how valuable he saw Uhura's character in terms of representation. (In this case it was because of race, not gender, but it's the same thing.)
you could buy nice..gummy-nipples..
Idk how they are called but I use them because some games make me hands sweaty and the sticks get slippery. So I bought some of those https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZCEW8P4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_q.DJybJH57MFX
(Think there are smaller packs and I bought them for eu amazon) and they fit on the Xbox360, ps3 and ps4 controller without problems.
They are also rather cheap. Maybe they would be a thing for you? Better than buying a whole new controller.
Mini review time:
I've wanted one of those RGB hard mouse pads for a while now and finally got one. I chose this one from ACGAM off Amazon because it's a much better price than some of the other ones from bigger brands I've seen. It's really big and super sturdy and works really nicely as a mouse pad (although the hard mouse pad took some getting used to), but I didn't really have enough room at my desk for it so it's acting as a cool color changing keyboard mat for now.
Now I just need an RGB mouse!
I should have taken process photos, but I bought these shells in white, sanded them, spray painted them (two coats of color, one topcoat), then swapped out the internals with a pair of gray-cons. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, though they're pretty scratch prone so we'll see how long they last haha. Also the right shell wasn't well molded and I had to sand down parts of it quite a bit. I basically followed this guide.
>Femshep gets played more than maleshep.
That's not true.
>As part of a PAX East presentation today, BioWare revealed that 82 percent of gamers played a male Commander Shepard in the game.
Still, I think they did a good job with femshep.
It's a bit older (SNES era) but Secret of Mana might be a good choice. It was recently re-released as a 3D re-make that isn't so bad - more accessible at the least. It takes a hot minute for a second playable character to enter the game due to plot.
Honestly the best thing you could do for your setup right now is cable management. You can get reusable velcro zip ties from Amazon or Walmart or someplace like that. I’d also recommend getting little figures or plushies of your favorite characters to add some more of your personality to the area
He's a cutie! BTW, this bed in extra small is the perfect desktop cat trap! I wish it came in cute colors tho :( I'm thinking about trying to dye one.
TrustyPup LuxuryLiner Pet Bed... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009YQ5V7S?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
But they are built on the old point and click adventures which from my memory were relatively good natured in their humor (with plenty of it being at Larry's expense, some amounts of self awareness). Now the later 3d attempts I think are generally viewed to be pretty shit games all around (not just on accounts on the jokes getting worse), but Leisure Suite Larry as a whole/as a franchise? They are definitely more mean spirited games than that.
Creator (of the original games) interview
ETA: I'm amused that we are judging "books" by their cover as part of an argument :D :D :D I'm sure that there are plenty of covers that made people think that let's say Buffy the Vampire Slayer was cheap fluff. Again, to my knowledge the 3d LSL games are indeed bad, so I don't think you are losing out on a great game by not buying it. But I still think that putting something on the list of worst game (rather than just worst cover) should maybe be based on a bit more than that.
Probably not exactly what is being looked for, but there's
Lego Story Visualizer: https://education.lego.com/ko-kr/lesi/elementary/storystarter/ss-software
RPG Maker: http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/ (I don't think that it's gonna be much use for anybody who can't read and write yet, but maybe is you two want to do things together)
So both Kotaku and Waypoint put out more detailed reporting on the whole thing, with Patrick Klepek managing to interviewer both Malka (Evilore) and the accuser.
GAF reopened last night and it's been a trash fire. Deservedly so, and Malka's statement has just been a firm denial of the allegations. The only change coming to GAF is that the new Off-Topic board will prohibit news and political discussion.
It's good that it's losing such a huge portion of its userbase, and fuck Malka because of sexual assaults, but I think it's a bit sad that so many of us have lost a community that we've been a part of for several years or even over a decade. GAF was by no means progressive as a whole, but a great deal of us were or at least skewed that way. Many of the admins and mods were too, with users shouting bigoted and awful opinions and beliefs getting banned on the regular. There were a huge swath of wildly different subcommunities through all the various community threads. Not to mention that, despite its large share of complete stupidity, it often did actually serve (sometimes) as a place of good discussion on games and the industry and the culture, and it attracted industry people as readers if not users for a reason.
A recent study by the University of Toronto found that the differences between male and female spatial ability are reduced below statistical significance after experience with video games which require spatial ability. This was shown despite outliers in the male test group who continued to play and develop their spatial ability after the study. These results, alongside the radical improvement of the female test subjects (as compared to the improvement of the male test subjects) seems to suggest an environmental cause for spatial differences.
Thanks, glad you like it! I also love the case but I have more HDDs than the case allows for, so I ended up buying this little 5.25" drive bay that lets me mount more 3.5" hard drives. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032UUGF4) That's what you see inserted on the right side there. It's nice to put that space to good use, since I probably wouldn't have anything there otherwise.
I recommend playing BG2 with a walkthrough (this one's pretty good, if I remember correctly). That lets you relax and enjoy the story and encounters, rather than worry if you're doing quests in the right order or missing any important items.
YMMV, of course, but that's how the game was most fun for me.
I see a lot of people suggesting DDR, and I wanted to throw out there is a PC freeware version which uses community-made step files if the console ones aren't doing it for you. If you're so inclined you can make step files for songs of your choice as well! Stepmania
I don’t know if it’s the streamlined way or something but what I did was: got the icons from this site, downloaded the ones I wanted which came in png format, then I uploaded them to a website here and converted them to the ico format. After that’s done, right click the desktop shortcut you want to change, click properties, choose “change icon” on the first page it brought up (near the middle at the bottom) and then browse for the ico file you made and apply! :)
OpenDNS. You'd have to find the ad servers and blacklist them. My list is:
That may actually have been the thread I'm thinking of -- I'm at work, so can't view the Bioware forum directly.
I do know GameFAQs had a ton of delicious, delicious man tears over the fact that (some) female characters had more romance options than male characters.
There's actually an entire essay that could be written about the feelings and cultural/political assumptions on display in these threads (the casual conflation of female characters with female players, the implication that feedback from female/LGBT customers is inherently illegitimate, the comparison of "straight male" romances with "female" romances of any gender), but I think we can all agree the more important point is that straight male Inquisitors don't get to complain about anything because they get to romance Cassandra or the Iron Bull.
For anybody who wants, here's the timeline of the whole dickwolves controversy. My favorite article on this would have to be this one from IGN.
I did find the initial comic to be funny, but it quickly became less and less funny the more the Penny Arcade guys lashed out at people with legitimate emotional concerns about the content. Then came the dickwolves shirts, which, really, will create a hostile environment at PAX East, and that is more than enough to not want to come as a female.
I was reading infos on the game website
on the english version it reads
> You are V, a cyberpunk.
on the french version it reads
> Vous êtes V, un(e) cyberpunk
key part being "un(e)", "un" and "une" are masculine and feminine indefinite determiners
This let me think that there will be gender selection :)
Perhaps a split keyboard like this could help? https://www.amazon.com/KINESIS-Gaming-Freestyle-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B07STXYG5T?tag=p00935-20&ascsubtag=05un0o3pZn8QLh8RaxHORkm
(Just one of the first ones I found--I'm sure there are more options)
Just a general service announcement: you can buy dice by the pound via amazon!
My husband and I have a beautiful collection of about 3 pounds of dice from this. We use them for MTG, D&D, other tabletop games, and the jar we keep them in makes a good decoration too!
A former AC dev says the "too much work" reason is bullshit.
You're making a causal correlation between why they are both "increasingly common." There are two logical fallacies at play here: you're using complex questioning, trying to forcibly tie the rise in abortions (which is untrue, abortions are at their lowest ) to some perceived rise in child sexualization and what that means for society's moral compass regarding those two issues.
You're also using causal reductionism when you talk about abortion because there are many reasons as to why public perception has changed, not just "society thinks it's okay because there are more abortions." Also, using child beauty pageants as an example of widespread acceptance of child sexualization is not really accurate. That's a small sample of the population and anecdotally I can say it's pretty frowned upon.
Um, I think you'll find that you're not a real gamer until you beat every Dark Souls game blindfolded using banana controllers.
yes banana controllers
It's complete and total pandering. The "SexyNerdGirl" channel is a written production, and she's acting.
They actually raised money to be able to make the channel here: http://www.indiegogo.com/sexynerdgirl
Elin are not as popular as you think, and this infographic is far before Gunners, being the fourth most played race out of seven. Castanic and High Elves undoubtedly have a higher percentage today.
Some women I know adore Elin and their cutesy factor and also play dress-up with them, so I find it wrong to consider a man a weirdo for playing one (or any young-ish character). At that point, it's assuming too much. As I've worked in the Education field and seen men terrified of being accused of something just for interacting with children, I find it tragic there's such a stigma these days that makes them a pedo for no reason except for being male. When I was younger, this was not so prevalent a worry. I doubt anyone cared about my history, but it is what's shaped my opinion on the matter. For the amount of scares and attention the media gives pedophilia, the actual danger of it occurring is not equal to the coverage.
I'm not a fan of the whole loli thing myself, but I won't go so far as to demonize those playing it.
I'm surprised I haven't seen anything on here yet about this.
This is from the devious minds behind Kingdom of Loathing and it is delightful.
The actual combat isn't that exciting to me, but the humor is 100% worth the price of the game.
I second all of this. I remember running into something analogous just in tech, and having to consciously teach myself that other women are allies, not threats. Especially if you dealt with some bullying in grade school, this can be a hard one to reprogram.
I find one thing that helps is reading/watching adventure fiction that was written by women, with largely female casts. It’s better now than it used to be, but our media still does a shit job of modeling friendships between women who are doing anything more interesting than being sad in cafes. Action movies tend to get one token woman character, or more often one token good guy woman and one token bad guy woman. That stuff can get in your head… if you see yourself as the good guy character, then what must the other woman be?
I was recently reading the Athena Club series by Theodora Goss. It’s not a bad one to read, for a view of something different.
Wasn't sold at first but I watched it to the end and found it to be aggressively charming, seriously! ❤️ I'll be happy to spend some hours fluttering around my mobile camp site and making little animal friends, not to mention special events and stuff? This looks great~
If you're on Android, don't forget that you can pre-register on the Play Store and it'll notify you when the game is released. :)
Other people here who have more direct experience with XBoxOne may be able to give better advice, but I stream arcade tetris with the aid of a video capture card on my computer. Then I use Open Broadcast Software (there are other options out there, but this one seems popular) to put my stream together. OBS lets you pull in multiple sources so you could have your XBoxOne source and a webcam source, and really anything else you can think of to configure.
My wife and I play a lot of Steam games, sometimes including a female friend of ours, and sometimes a guy friend of ours. We're all pretty friendly, and we mostly play co-op games. If you want to add me we could try to see if we could hook up!
You can see my games (to see if we share any) and get my information here: https://steamdb.info/calculator/76561198013108637/
Have you seen Ittle Dew? It's a puzzle game styled after Link to the Past. Female protagonist, cute, funny, difficulty ranging from easy at the start to maddening in the bonus areas.
Kind of a different concept, but I've been thinking about turning exercise into a game by using Zombies, Run. I normally just mindlessly jog, but it sounds like a really awesome way to push yourself and make things more interesting.
Second this suggestion, Starbound is great for just wandering around, finding or creating neat items and structures! Has some great pixel art and an awesome orchestral soundtrack, it's one of my goto relaxing games :)
I'd recommend playing on Casual mode if you don't want to be frustrated by dying somewhere hard to reach (or out of hunger) and losing items in your inventory (happens in Survival/Hardcore modes).
Urg! Thank you for posting this! It is very important to bring forth the efforts being made. I personally have been very lucky in gaming and have always had friends (male or female) that just appreciate my love for gaming. However, I feel like now that I am 32 girl gaming is a way bigger market, there is more acceptance, girl characters that are not just something to look at and competitions/magazines/gaming shows now include girls. It makes me really happy. There is even a damn "Match.com" commercial where the guy goes "she turned me into a video gamer!" <3
Link for those interested :D
Thank you! I got it from Amazon, I get a lot of things from Amazon haha It's actually just a small bamboo stool that I attached a seat cushion to! Here's the link to the stool ☺️ https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07RW7Y1NK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Any small stool would do though and fuzzy cushion covers are easy enough to come by. Hope that helps!
These look awesome! Are these the basstop ones from Amazon? Thinking of doing the same mod and want to know if they feel the same and are of comparable build quality to the Ninty OEMs.
purple shells here
Whoa, I need to figure out how to get in on this. I would totally watch while I'm studying.
Edit: Found it. For all of those who were also out of the loop, that link has everything.
Could be Zelda. Aonuma did also hint in this article that characters might not be in their usual roles this time around, with particular emphasis on Zelda.
Also, can't help but notice that Zelda's weapon of choice is a bow, which is the ONLY weapon wielded by the hero in the trailer. Methinks the Legend of Zelda may actually be about Zelda, this time.
A former AC dev has also come out and said they are talking shit
Because otaku culture and the anime industry has problems. And on top of that Americans choose to import and celebrate the most fucked up anime.
Seriously you're making comments on an entire nation based on the cartoons a different country chooses to import. Yeah Japan has issues with sex and sexuality, but stuffing it all into "All Japan is fine with 13 year old girls having sex" is kinda bullshit.
Edit : Since continuing the discussion is apparently a waste, I'll leave this for other readers : The most popular anime from actual Japanese TV ratings as opposed to just what Otaku like : http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-01/japan-animation-tv-ranking-november-17-23/.81611
The Park is basically an horror walking simulator. A few jump scares are the worst you need to worry about. It's got good atmosphere and a decent story.
It is, however, bloody short. Most people complete it in less than two hours. It might also be more enjoyable for people like me who are familiar with the setting (it's a known location from The Secret World MMO). As such, I can't recommand it at full price.
Here's a tutorial for the specific cake that the joke is about. In short, 'the cake is a lie' is a reference to the computer continuously bribing you with cake to motivate you through a series of difficult trials, and it becomes apparent that the computer never intends to follow up with cake.
I think a cake that looks like a companion cube (see glegleglo's comment) would also be a good idea; it's very recognizable, but may be harder to make.
If you are ever up for it, you could try playing Portal. It's really accessible and fun even for those who aren't normally gamers. And then you can exchange all those inside jokes with your brother, I'm sure he'd be thrilled. :P
I want to start by saying, Johanna, I do love you and I have respect for the feature you have written. Remember this after what I type next.
The only, and I mean only, problem I have with this feature is that the Gamer Girl Manifesto wraps up your well made points. I am not a fan of that video, but not because of the content. I'm not a fan strictly because the Sexy Nerd Girl series they plan on making is a vapid attempt at personifying a female gamer but instead overtly sexualizing her. link to indiegogo page here
After watching the promo video, I felt betrayed by what I thought that manifesto set out to firmly state, and anytime I see it, I get a sick feeling in my stomach.
Yep, I don't play tons of mobile games myself, but I have access to my PC all day. If that wasn't the case I'd be happy to have stuff like Monument Valley to play, or just fun puzzle games. I do agree with /u/Dr_Celestia that the store navigation for everything is terrible though, I've only heard about good mobile games from recommendations online.
If you mean streaming on a venue like Twitch or recording video for YouTube, OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) has released a new client for OSX. It's still on early rough stages so it won't be as efficient as the Windows client but it's a start.
I tried the Upright GO out for a discrete solution, and if nothing else, it was a good reminder (it buzzes at you annoyingly when you slouch). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0747YHYZF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_FS6YK5MCXB1ZCN1QJ314
That is until pandemic hit and then I got annoyed with it and stopped wearing it. Need to get back into it again.
Those butterfly shoulder braces are a good physical barrier/reminder too, but not really something you wear out in public without a jacket.
I found this on Amazon, it's a bit expensive but it also looks pretty nice
There are probably some cheaper models on Amazon that have a similar look to them.
I had them too! I forget what they were called, but if I remember right, they had little stickmen inside of them that you could play with, and if you physically turned the cube upside down, the stickman would fall on his head!
Edit: Curiosity got the best of me. One google search later, I have the answer: They were called Cube World cubes, and it seems like they are no longer being made, due to the price on this Amazon listing.
There are a bunch on amazon but you need to read the reviews. This one seems to do well
InWin 101 Pink ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case
I know nzxt and fractal make good cases but you will end up painting. Since this is your first build make sure you pay attention to air flow and DO NOT skimp on a power supply. People like to shrug this off but a bad power supply can affect things like your graphics card and it won't be obvious.
Thank you!! It’s this one from CoolerMaster. I really like it!!! The only drawback is that there isn’t a lot of room for the cables in the back, so you have to be pretty strategic with the chord management.
I got all my stuff from amazon. That was the only decent white one I could find and it was expensive at that time.
Razer Taipan Ambidextrous PC Gaming Mouse - White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K8WA61I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3tyKCbCF095DP
I was actually pretty okay with them taking the female character out, because that's what happens with development. Things get cut, and while I think a playable woman would be amazing, I'm willing to hold out for the next Liberation game if I have to.
Then I read this, which shows there actually are some issues with the team working on it, and I was definitely mad:
> Prior to the release of Assassin's Creed III in 2012, creative director Alex Hutchinson talked about how it would have been a "pain" to include a female protagonist in that game because "the history of the American Revolution is the history of men."
> Why so few female characters? Of those characters, why so few female protagonists?
looking at the top 3 for 2012, they are a military shooter, a sci-fi shooter and a sports games based on a Male sports league.
They are obviously in the prime position due to the audience that they cater to or that finds them appealing. I have played none of the games listed for either 2002 or 2012 and here's why.
I am not their target audience. Halo 4 has a perfect example of who buys that game. on a midnight launch event you could have a photo taken with you holding a halo weapon in front of a background. About 90-95% of the pictures where of 12-14 year old boys!
I am not going to bother doing any due diligence and actually provide sources or reference any of them and i hope you'll forgive me because in lieu of this i am going to make some knowledgeable assumptions.
The target audience or at least the audience that finds those top three games the most appealing are mainly immature boys under 15 and the 'brogamer' fratboy type that pops their collar and isn't what most real 'gamer's' would consider a gamer.
The top 3 games i played last year were telltales ' Walking Dead', the turn based tactical game X-Com and the Resident Evil game on the 3DS.
There is, in my opinion a discordance with what is bought the most and what real, mature and dedicated 'gamers' actually play.
I think there would be some merit in looking at what the top 3 best selling games are compared to the top 3 'best' games of that year.
For example. for last year there is this article on metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/feature/best-video-games-of-2012
The top 3 are, The Walking Dead, Persona 4 Golden and Mass Effect 3. isn't that interesting? the most favorably reviewed games are not even in the top 3 of best selling.
Isn't that a shame.
> sexual dimorphism isn't real
What do you mean? Humans, chickens, elk, angler fish - they all have sexual dimorphism according to a definition that doesn't seem to be contested anywhere.
Am I missing something?
Did you mean that this dimorphism isn't real because it's arbirtrarily applied to fictional species?
Yeah he had a very disheartening Twitter spat with Tim Schafer basically saying men are just as objectified as women, there is no problem and yadda yadda most women agree with me. He's been hanging out with TotalBiscuit too much.
as a computer scientist. the storify was shit, and the news week article was too. and i don't think you need to be a CS person to know that.
edit: for people interested in the interpretation of data https://medium.com/@cainejw/a-statistical-analysis-of-gamergate-utilizing-newsweek-data-e2bada31ea7e
I loved the early ones and enjoyed everything after the 7-initiated US resurgence, up through 10. FFT is one of my favorite games of all times. I even (heretically) liked 8 more than 7. But they scrapped turn-based game play after 10 (even 10 was only sort of turn based) and added like, battle scripting and shit? I just don't like the games any more. Also their drive to create every more "realistic" graphics has left everything looking really soulless, if you ask me.
But with that said, if you've got 12 dollars to blow (and nothing you'd rather spend it on, keeping in mind that the humble summer sale is going strong) then I mean sure, why not.
There's a lot of free, small indie games on Itch.io that should be able to run on Chromebook- you can filter out games based on OS too. GameJolt is another indie site, and they have a lot of HTML5 browser games. Hope either of these help you!
I think in this case they mean actual traps since there isn't any related tag on VNDB.org
Kind of like in /r/rpg where they discuss traps.
Thats not <em>entirely</em> true...
I went to art school, I didn't help me overly much than costing me a lot of money and giving me a fancy piece of paper with a grade on it.
I spent the next year or so getting my shit together, practising every day and finally being good enough to become full time freelance. If you have the discipline to do it yourself, I would advocate doing that every time.
There was an article about this phenomenon written on Kotaku by a female reporter.
She interviewed the women she hired and found some of them are very skilled players that see what they do as coaching/boosting, although they do understand gender and companionship plays into it. Interesting read.
I would say age of empires would eb a first great step.
Also - command and conquer: red alert (my fav eva), plus Dune are free and receiving updates http://www.openra.net/ - great early strategy games that aren't as overwhelming as the new ones.
Also - I really kinda enjoyed this free browser based one called Reprisal
I use VLC, it can play pretty much anything. You could also try Media Player Classic. If you download it from Ninite you can get the player and all of its codecs. It's listed under Media -> K-Lite Codecs.
Welcome! Your list of games feels like your not hard set on any specific genre, but lean toward adventurous type games. I feel it's hard making specific recommendations here, but you should look into getting Steampowered.com if you haven't already. It'll give you that console community link type feel and is a great source of games and (deadly) sales. Other alternatives you should look into as well are humblebundle.com and gog.com for great deals on games. So the games themselves... for your Halo/CoD business (I personally don't play this, but it's the hot shooter business) you could go with Overwatch or Destiny 2. Though games like Zelda or Mario, you're going to find are slim pickings on PC. Slowly there have been some ports coming over and you'll find the occasionally indy title though. Okami HD is on steam and that is a master piece! For Skyrim like games I would recommend Skyrim :P or Dragon Age: Inquisition. Now for like Minecraft, there's Ark: Surivival (if you like space-age dinosaurs) or Conan Exiles (if you like a more fantasy setting, this one I play), and Portal Knights? Right now what I'm playing doesn't really fit the bill for what you mentioned, but I've been addicted to Final Fantasy XIV for a few years and recently Monster Hunter World. I hope I was some help! ^-^;
Just in case anyone misses it in the main post, you will need Gameranger. Thanks to the Gamespy shutdown.
I'll be hosting, so I can help answer any questions about it.
It's pretty easy to use, and once it's up and running you won't (really) know it's there. It will play ads at the beginning and when you hover your mouse over the ads, so be mindful of that.
However like I said once it's running you shouldn't notice it.
Here's a basic rundown on how this will play out...
You will launch Gameranger, and select Battlefront 2 from the games list. You will then scroll and find the GirlGamer's Playdate server. (Should be called GirlGamer's Playdate in the server description, otherwise it will be under my name, BionicJuice.)
You will enter the password and be sent into a gameranger lobby, (this is where the ad will play. it's usually 30 seconds.)
Once we have a lot of people in the lobby the Host (me) will hit 'start game'. This will Launch Battlefront2 for everyone.
At this point you will need to use the in game browser to find the GirlGamers Server.
Late joiners should be able to join the Gameranger lobby and launch Battlefront on their own to join.
This sounds a little complicated, but it's quite painless.
If anyone needs help or wants to do a test run before the official playdate, message me and I will get back to you hopefully soon.
hi! thanks so much :) this is my keyboard and I went through about 4 (thanks amazon returns) before I found one that I liked... I have mixed two keycap sets. I can provide details on that if you want that as well :)
The thing I don't understand about office OR gaming chairs is that the arms are always too wide. You're supposed to be able to relax your shoulders and have your elbows and forearms rest on the chair arms (https://www.techandq.com/wp-content/uploads/shutterstock\_556623730-2.jpg), but the chair arms are always WAY too wide for that. I end up slouching to one side or the other and my shoulders get sore. I tried getting a 'petite' gaming chair, lol, and my 6'2" husband found it far comfier than I (5'5") did.
I finally found a solution that works for me in armrests that attach to the desk, like this one. Makes a bigger difference for me than different chairs ever did. Oh, and got a keyboard without a number pad + a separate number pad with its own cord, so I have more flexibility in my desk arrangement.
Uff hard to find.
Glorious model o is actually the only one I found besides razer viper.
I was looking for the Razer Basilisk wireless, because I thought it exists. Turns out its just the Viper 😣
The problem is probably that most gaming mice arent wireless because no one likes their mice going out of energy during a battle.
Edit: Nvm, there is a Basilisk ultimate, but only in black...
Just a PSA a these exist and are great: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tryone-Gooseneck-Nintendo-Samsung-Overall/dp/B01EMMKI4O/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3QMMVIUZHP8HZ&dchild=1&keywords=tablet+holder+for+bed&qid=1611066832&sprefix=Tablet+holder%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-6
A+ for ingenuity though
PC code from Amazon.
Here is a direct link instead of going through Twitter with the posted link.
I got him from Amazon. The reviews are horrible, just warning you. Thankfully, though, I haven't had any issues with him yet.
Get a flat keyboard for work!
Three stars on Amazon but I've been using that very one for work at the courthouse without issue for a year and a half now!
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Do you find driving relaxing / at the very least not stressful? Euro Truck Simulator 2 is my go-to, in particular when I can't sleep because of anxiety. (There's an American Truck Simulator now too, but I don't own it. ETS2 has a bigger mod scene anyway.) I load that up, put on a podcast, and just drive around for an hour or so. Puts me out like a light. But I find driving relaxing IRL; I know some people have anxiety issues related to driving, so it might not work for everyone.
If you have a DS I def second Animal Crossing. Minecraft is pretty nice too! Trying to come up with farming patterns and collect all the animals (and making sheep different colors) is focusing and relaxing.
Kami is really pretty puzzle type game, and I found Viridi to be pretty helpful. I also really like Diablo 3 since if I'm not up for anything I can mash buttons at monsters and get loot at least, haha.
YES! We always let the bat carry us through a few screens, hoping there was somewhere super secret he'd take us to. Never happened, of course.
Never even knew about the microdot or the first ever Easter Egg at the time and now it kind of bugs me that I'll never experience it first hand.
Edit: For anyone who wants to play this exciting game, adventuring about as the very fetching dot and and slaying duck things with an arrow while dodging the evil bat, there's a fairly accurate version at Newgrounds, complete with the three different levels and difficulty settings. Don't laugh. This was groundbreaking in its day and cost the equivalent of a current gen AAA game.
Edit edit: If you get stuck there's a walkthrough on GameFAQs.
There is a tangible difference in the average reaction times between men and women on paper (ie: reaction time tests). The reality though is that there is NOT a tangible difference between men and women at the top percentile of reaction times.
There are a lot of other factors in reaction time as well. Age is a huuuge one. Definitely more important than gender. Your reaction time becomes measurably slower the older you are.
With that being said, there are also so many ways of compensating for slow reaction time and there are so few situations where pure reaction time is the only variable that differentiates between two players.
As for stigma, its definitely true. In 2012, Riot games published the statistic that female players made up less than 10% of their playerbase. Wellplayed Productions published the findings from their e-sports viewer survey in Feb, 2014 that provided supporting evidence;
In two of the most popular PC competitive multiplayer games, female gamers poll in as an extreme minority even today. There could be a myriad of reasons for this, but most of them are probably social. I would liken it to the similar lack of women in the sciences. Its slowly changing, and there is constantly more awareness being brought to the issue.. but its slow going and slow to change.
I think that as gaming and e-sports become more popular, some of the stigma and stereotypes attached to "gamers" will fade away, and it will become a more socially acceptable thing for people to identify as. Hopefully this helps young women feel like they can enjoy gaming as a hobby.