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11/10/11 2:33:18 PM#21

I think you're thinking too much into it. I feel the point is that people trying to claim women in games are just things to look at with nothing more but those looks. While a cute woman is nice to look at. I have no problem with playing games with a strong female lead as long as the story/plot is good. Such as FF3 with Terra. I bet the same is true with women playing games where the main character in the story is a guy.


Too be honest now that I think of it I was too busy enjoying being able to transform into a wolf and werewolf in EQ I never cared about seeing how the female characters were designed. I think it's something noticed more in console games. Not to say there weren't young kids with way too much times on their hands running around with their female characters naked but they were usually morons who were ignored by other guys and girls alike.



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11/10/11 2:46:51 PM#22

Originally posted by czekoskwigel

My little brother is a former meth addict who has been clean now for several years.  He swears to this day that quitting meth was easier than quitting WoW. (Which he has tried to do many, many times)


Addictive personality... Hopefully he can find a different outlet/hobby.

As for the article. True but also really really friggin funny. 

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11/10/11 3:14:45 PM#23

Good read, but please explain this video hahaha :)



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11/10/11 3:38:18 PM#24
Originally posted by SputtRosa

The objectification of women in games is not a myth. The basis behind it, however, is. Games help perpetualize already existing issues, but no more than TV, media, fashion or pretty much anything else. The objectification is merely a symptom in this case. A marketing ploy. It's not the games' fault that it works. It does not, however, mean that it's irrelevant.

Statistics for this comes across my desk all day long. Most languages being male in their foundation is a significantly larger factor than games - for an interesting read on that topic, google Láadan, off topic as it may be.

Whatever, professor. 

More boobs, please. 

Steam > Origin.

Thanks, Coyote.



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11/10/11 6:30:22 PM#26

3d avatar based mmo world simulation with combat? Stayed away from that one huh?


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11/10/11 8:01:39 PM#27

"People “addicted” to video games are greedy assholes who put themselves first and don’t care about anything but making themselves happy. There is nothing scary or sad or dramatic about it."

"They’re basically just dicks." ""

This is funny because it's true.





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Some flies are too awesome for the wall.

11/10/11 8:06:24 PM#28

I honestly think this article is nothing more than an attempt to justify the nearly pornographic portrayal of women we regularly have to see from ads on this site.



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11/10/11 9:13:45 PM#29

Haha thanks for the good read.   I love how people here are debating your rant thread....gamers can be so serious :)


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11/11/11 12:34:14 AM#30

You sir, are my hero.


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I am the WoW killer.

11/11/11 2:54:29 AM#31

Has the weirdest bonerocity right now***


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11/11/11 3:12:38 AM#32

Thanks for that .... you make me feel less guilty about neglecting my kids ;)

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11/11/11 6:55:34 AM#33

I didn't think the article said all that much. Most of those myth's just simply aren't anymore.

 Organizations will use ANY platform to promote their viewpoint so the point's aren't really 'myths'. Organization A says 'Games cause violent tendencies'. It gets in the media as the soapbox article for 'today'. Half a dozen, or half a hundred or however many parents new to the concept perk up and a few more are added as followers of 'The Cause'. Most media rants these days are short lived (in the mainstream) and stay alive by periodic remarks to the news media. Sometimes those comments are painfully stupid but people remember the 'core' concept.

Last year there was a special election in Massachusetts to fill the seat left by Ted Kennedy. The folks running for the seat had services which made pre-recorded messages or robocalls to phone numbers. They were making 10 to 12 calls a day in some case (I had 16 one day between the home and cell phone). People remember the name even if they were pissed at the delivery medium. It's all about media spin.

Not that many or even most of the core concepts are bad. People SHOULD be aware of violence. They SHOULD be more conscious of obesity. The SHOULD be aware of objectification of women (or men). One article that makes 1 person aware of a serious something (even if common sense dictates that they shouldn't need prompting) has done a least a little good.


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11/11/11 8:05:30 AM#34

"Because women see the video game model of “perfection” with soft curves, large full breasts and perfect skin and hate her. That image makes them get in touch with their emotions and fills them full of insecurities and self doubt and sends them into a spiral of depression that ends in the bottom of a tub of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey."

For those who think this..

HaHa.. I am a woman and this does not apply to me! I have played MMO's and all sorts of games in the last several years, so rethink this please for us women!



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11/11/11 8:16:31 AM#35

Originally posted by Micro_angel

yes, videogame lead to obesity cause after being 8 hours at work you go home and use all your spare time playing in a computer.

Go outside and do some exercise you fatty!!



No thanks, still waiting on the Skinner Rat Doctors to skinny me up with a Kinect MMO that won't let me sit down until I get that shiny new sword.  They're taking their sweet time about it, though, because gamers are divided into two camps:  The 'I don't want to run around in my living room to play a game because I'm lazy' crowd, and the 'go outside and play' crowd. 


I don't want to sit on my ass while I play MMOs anymore and I don't want to go outside, either.  Outside is boring and you get in trouble when you kill people.

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11/11/11 8:49:28 AM#36

One of the funniest posts I've ever read.  Though I could care less about the subject matter.  Let people think what they will the gaming industry is to the point now that they can't really change much.  We're like cigarettes without the lung cancer.


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11/11/11 9:44:13 AM#37

Originally posted by thamighty213

Why should EA apologise to Steam when it was Steam trying to force EA's hand as the sole digital distibutor for game DLC that shot them in the foot anyway ?


EA tried to protect consumers and give them freedom of choice on where to buy the game and future DLC and due to people within the industry who havent done their homework EA comes out as the bad man.


Otherwise great read :)



so that means EA will also sell they games on steam too?


wait? no? then everything you said is a lie

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11/11/11 10:35:14 AM#38

I think the author is missintepreting addiction for physical dependance. Yes you can become physically dependant on alcohol, drugs, ciggarettes they are also addictive. Video game addiction falls under what psychologists call behavioral addiction or impulse control disorder. People can become addicted to gambling, working out, watching tv, shopping, all types of addictions exist in our world that are not caused by physical dependance. The research is still out on what dopamine receptors are associated with different addictions but it is widely accepted by the psychological community that they are still very real and potentially unhealthy addictions

So don't pretend it doesn't exist because you're mixing up physical dependance and addiction just to make yourself feel better.

Behavioral addiction is more about the compulsion to repeat certain behaviors over and over again to the point that it becomes damaging to your quality of life. If your skipping meals, are extremely anti-social, skip work, can't sleep, are overly anxious or angry when not playing games these and many others can be signs of addiction.

Do I think it's as serious as a cocaine, alcohol, or meth addiction? No, not at all but to say it's all pretend and doesn't exist is a lie and for you to perpetuate the lie is irresponsible, especially when there have been cases (thankfully few) of child neglect, death, and depression associated with MMORPGs.


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11/11/11 10:50:03 AM#40

well in addiction to humor I also hate cats and their infestation of the internet.

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