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89. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 17, 2013, 16:00 Beamer
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 15:57:
The "tropes in video games" video was misguided, noneducational, unentertaining nonsense. That's why it didn't get any supporters here. Women in video games ARE one-dimensional, helpess, and completely unrealistically portrayed... but so are men. Damsel in distress permeates every narrative outlet, why would video games be excepted?

This whole (non issue) goes back to basic marketing. The target market for most video games is 15-30 males. Elizabeth wasn't on the cover of Infinite because Ken Levine thought frat boys might buy a BioShock game if it had a gun-wielding dude on the cover. E3 is unequivocally used to sell products, and sex sells, a fact which isn't going to change without hell having frozen over, first. Ergo, boobs at E3.

But men are unrealistically portrayed in a more positive manner.
And it isn't as systematic against men.

Again, part of the issue is men looking at these as attacks and feeling like victims. Men unwilling to look past their own shoes.
 
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