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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2011, 07:40:59 PM »

marketed marketing markets marketed


Biggest fucking scoop of the millennium right here, kids. Games that aren't heavily marketed don't exist and if somebody doesn't explicitly TELL you to play something, you aren't allowed to play it.
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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2011, 08:31:39 PM »

I would make the argument that video games, as a whole, have gone from being almost exclusively marketed towards men in the west towards a broader audience appeal.


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while that may be true for the casual stuff i dont believe it to be true of the stuff aimed at core gamers.

as for the female part...i think i need to eat my own words here. sometimes i feel games in the west are exclusively marketed at males. and you know it makes me feel left out.

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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2011, 08:38:58 PM »

marketed marketing markets marketed


Biggest fucking scoop of the millennium right here, kids. Games that aren't heavily marketed don't exist and if somebody doesn't explicitly TELL you to play something, you aren't allowed to play it.

When did I say that. What I'm getting at is how many people here actually got into gaming playing niche titles? I can almost guarantee you that the first game nearly all of us played was a mainstream title. Mine was super mario brothers. Most western mainstream titles these days seem to be targeted towards the Call of Duty playing brodudes who don't give a fuck about the industry. The mainstream target audience for western titles grows more narrow by the day. Thus making it hard for anyone who doesn't know about games to get into them especially girls.

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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2011, 08:41:17 PM »
Alisha:

What is your idea of a game targeted to women?

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Thus making it hard for anyone who doesn't know about games to get into them especially girls.

Outside of it being a horribly shitty game, WHAT about Call of Duty makes it so unpalatable to women?
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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2011, 08:46:25 PM »
Given how Nintendo stuff still sells really well and gets loads of attention I don't feel like CoD is really presenting itself as the only choice. Though it does seem stuff that is more in the middle tends to get overshadowed.

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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2011, 08:53:56 PM »
I think the real 'gateway drug' for non-gamers these days is casual/social games like Farmville, anyway.

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« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2011, 08:55:29 PM »
Farmville isn't a game, it's a pyramid scheme.
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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2011, 09:12:01 PM »
Alisha:

What is your idea of a game targeted to women?

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Thus making it hard for anyone who doesn't know about games to get into them especially girls.

Outside of it being a horribly shitty game, WHAT about Call of Duty makes it so unpalatable to women?

well i know that the valkyrie profile series has a heavy contingent of female fans so perhaps that series is doing something right?

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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2011, 09:16:35 PM »
Alisha:

What is your idea of a game targeted to women?

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Thus making it hard for anyone who doesn't know about games to get into them especially girls.

Outside of it being a horribly shitty game, WHAT about Call of Duty makes it so unpalatable to women?

It's a horribly shitty game that only has horribly shitty male characters to play as. I rest my case.

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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2011, 09:20:09 PM »
Alisha:

What is your idea of a game targeted to women?

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Thus making it hard for anyone who doesn't know about games to get into them especially girls.

Outside of it being a horribly shitty game, WHAT about Call of Duty makes it so unpalatable to women?

It's a horribly shitty game that only has horribly shitty male characters to play as. I rest my case.

So a game only appeals to women if you can play as one?
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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2011, 09:23:45 PM »
Alisha:

What is your idea of a game targeted to women?

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Thus making it hard for anyone who doesn't know about games to get into them especially girls.

Outside of it being a horribly shitty game, WHAT about Call of Duty makes it so unpalatable to women?

It's a horribly shitty game that only has horribly shitty male characters to play as. I rest my case.

So a game only appeals to women if you can play as one?

Please re-read my post and try again.

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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2011, 09:29:23 PM »
It's a fucking FPS, who cares about the characters.
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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2011, 09:30:50 PM »
It's a fucking FPS, who cares about the characters.

I do.
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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2011, 09:34:20 PM »
Alisha:

What is your idea of a game targeted to women?

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Thus making it hard for anyone who doesn't know about games to get into them especially girls.

Outside of it being a horribly shitty game, WHAT about Call of Duty makes it so unpalatable to women?

It's a horribly shitty game that only has horribly shitty male characters to play as. I rest my case.

So a game only appeals to women if you can play as one?

Please re-read my post and try again.

Let me make this a little easier for you: would CoD appeal to you if some of the soldiers were women?
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Re: WRPG virgin no more!
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2011, 09:47:12 PM »
The main reason I bought Halo reach was because you could play as a female, but for the record I just want females to be in a game, i don't care if play as them or not, but if am playing as a male i want it to be one I can actually like. Like Alan Wake, or Nathan Drake. I don't mind playing as male characters if they don't suck. Does that answer your question?