Lots and lots of linkage to the Gamers' Manifesto this week, and rightly so. Me being lazy and newly-old, I've only just got round to reading it. Which is pathetic, because as manifestos go, this one is quite short. Anyway, a choice snippet:
The female demographic is seen as something that can be “targeted” by adding features to existing games, such as in-game clothes shopping, in-game makeup application and in-game cute animal pets. Game creators aren’t just casually missing the point, they’re showing a unified front of stupidity.
There is hope however. Like all industry, it is inevitable that females will eventually forge their place in the world of game design. The female designers will burst on the scene soon enough, heaving their giant bosoms of talent and creativity and brandishing their black thongs of diversity.
Written by a true gent.