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July 2nd, 2012, 11:59
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
- the whole industry is male-dominated. No-one really a) realized that it is dominated by men (and that women have very few influence apart from writing story or the art department, at least this is my personal opinion) b) that there actually IS a thing called a "male gaze". To most men, that's just an natural thing.

- too many PC games are nowadays nothing but expressions of machismo - Crysis, Call Of Duty, shooters in general you name them. Everything that requires brutality, war, and combat in order to proceed. This is nothing but a male thing. And perhaps this is the reason why there asre so few non-combat games on the PC nowadays (the Jump & Run genre has practically dies out; same goes for the Adventure games genre except in some backwater countries ).
Although there may not be enough women in important positions at companies that develop and publish games, I don't think the reason we have so many violent games, games with sexy female NPCs, etc., is because that's all men know how to make. The reason is simply because these games are commercially successful.
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