Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Chicago, IL 11/17

Regularly scheduled events

Natural Selection 2 Female Marine Detailed

Unknown Worlds details the upcoming addition of the promised female Marine for Natural Selection 2, their action/strategy sequel. They describe the three different versions they will offer, and note that they are breaking with how most developers portray female characters by actually giving her armor. Here's word:

The game industry has a history of depicting female characters inappropriately. Often, they are stylised to such a degree that they become sexual objects: While their male comrades are clothed, armed and armoured to fight, the female character is notable for the lack of any clothing at all. When female characters are granted equal protection, that protection often ignores basic laws of physics in favour of offering titillating form.

This is not good enough, and it’s not a trope Unknown Worlds will entertain. Games are legitimate cultural influences, and game developers are responsible for the message they choose to convey to players. The Natural Selection 2 female marine is first and foremost, like her male colleague, a soldier. Her armour puts function before form, while adopting the science fiction, melee combat aligned design ques that have made the male marine so uniquely recognisable.

Email Digg Facebook Twitter   Share More    


 

   Current Headlines
ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension
Kings and Heroes Released
Tower 57 Released
On Sale
Gatherings & Competitions
Saturday Mobilization
Saturday Metaverse
Saturday Tech Bits
Saturday Safety Dance
Saturday Legal Briefs
Game Reviews
Hardware Reviews
Out of the Blue
Overwatch Free Weekend Underway
SpellForce 3 Free Weekend
Titan Quest Ragnarök Released
Evening Patches
On Sale
Evening Interviews
Gatherings & Competitions
  

 




Blue's News is a participant in Amazon Associates programs
and earns advertising fees by linking to Amazon.



footer

Blue's News logo