Nidian wrote on Jun 16, 2019, 02:14:
Beamer wrote on Jun 15, 2019, 22:44:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 15, 2019, 21:19:when people do make their own game, the people that complain about lists like this either complain that they're sjws or that they're being held hostage by sjws.
Gender breakdown of games featured at E3...
How is this a thing? If you don't like the characters in a game, make your own. It's not like game developers are getting together and saying "we need the most toxic masculinity in this game". Most of these guys are making characters that they think are cool and such from everything they have learned in life.
If you don't like it, don't complain.. make the fucking change yourself.
Nothing wrong with people wanting more characters that look like them. And "make your own" is a bad take. I dislike our presidency, should I stop complaining and make my own country?
You do realize those two don't really correlate that well? If you wanted to make a proper analogy you could've said something like... "if you don't like the Presidency, shut up & run for office yourself. If you can't run for the highest office... run for or help out at you local office."
Any damn fool can sit around & complain about games/movies/books/*insert entertainment medium of your choice here*. And Anita Sarkeesian is the perfect example of a fool given a soapbox to stand on. Thinking any of this makes any difference to anyone outside her own circle of zealots.
In this day and age... there are numerous tools at people's disposal that are easy to use & can help anyone to actually make some sort of a break into the games industry (from RPGMaker to Ren'Py & so on). And if you're not sure about something... go on youtube a do a search because, no doubt, somebody has probably made a tutorial video about it. Don't like any of the cars on the road? Take up Automotive classes & build your own ratrod. Don't like any of books currently being published? Grab a pencil & write your own damn story.
It is so easy for people on the outside to complain about the ones on the inside without doing any of the legwork or jumping over any of the hurdles the people on the inside had to do or go through just to get to the point in which they are at. Here's a shocker: It's actually hard to stop complaining... do the legwork... & make a game themselves. And as we all can see... most just choose the easy road as they're lazy &/or too incompetent to try.
Sorry but "make your own" is actually a great take. Don't like the games out there? Make your own & let the market decide whether it flourishes or flounders. Because all these developers out there had to learn this the hard way... by actually doing all the legwork & jumping every hurdle themselves.
Fact 1: what sarkeesian does us extremely common in every other form of art or entertainment, but only gamers find it offensive
Fact 2: there are very few strong female characters in games
I'll never understand why that's controversial to say, but it probably ties into fact 1. Somehow criticizing one part of games is an all out attack on all things games and gamers to some of you.