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  • @Profanity said: It's really hard to find an actually interesting woman in the game industry, with an interesting and funny personality that can go solo, meaning that she wouldn't have to rely on being interesting through the actual hero.



    Depressing, isn't it? I mean, I know it's no news flash, but still.

    For the sake of conversation, two other potential players that I'd love to see in a game of poker:

    Rochelle or Zoey from the Left 4 Dead series.
    They'd definitely have a lot to say, considering they hail games with a ton of ingame conversation. I'd like to hear more from any of those characters, except friggin' Nick.

    Pam from Archer.
    I know Mallory was already mentioned, but a poker tournament does seem like Pam's kind of thing, and she'd be talking way more openly.


    And maybe Girl Stinky. Not sure if she'd work as well in large doses.


    edit: come to think of it, i would pay $5 just to watch Brock and Pam playing high stakes poker against one another.

  • @Kyronea said: Of course, the reason for this is the sexist way games are developed. Female protagonists are looked down upon so much by the industry that many games that outright try to have a female main character(as in, the playable character) are refused publishers. There's all kinds of sexism involved in game making.

    With that said: Alyx Vance, as one of the single best female characters in any video game(given that she's actually her own person as opposed to being there to service the male lead in giving him a woman as a reward for his heroism) would be an excellent choice for Valve's PNatI3 character.



    That shit is true and blown the hell out of proportion at the same time. I've heard the word "sexism" used so much this past year and a half by bandwagoning idiots, I can't even look at it seriously, outside the context of actual troubles politically and physically.

    Anyway, Alyx Vance seems horribly boring and not very good as a female character either. Gordon doesn't talk, so she'll plugging a whole loads of his exploits, because they're way more interesting. They might have been going on the same adventures, but she's still the sidekick. And I doubt Valve is gonna let Telltale make up their own story of what she did when she wasn't running alongside Gordy. Alyx would get reaaally interesting without relying on Kleiner's goofiness or Gordon's deeds after the point, at which Valve halted the Half Life series. I ain't gonna spoil the series, but those who have played them should understand.

  • Did anyone miss the fact that the Administrator from TF2 is also still very much alive? I mean, Portal and Team Fortress 2 so far are the only games so far with interesting female characters that are voiced, and coincidentally both of these interesting characters are voiced by the same person.

    Also, there are plenty of interesting female characters. I mean, sure, Telltale doesn't have a lot themselves, but there are some characters with potential at Telltale's side. I mean, Momma Bosco is one of those characters.

    And why do we always look at video games? It's not like Venture Brothers had a video game that is of note, or that Army of Darkness had a lot of them. You people are seriously limiting your scopes here. I mean, why else would I name the likes of Harley Quinn, VG Cats Aeris or even characters from some pseudo-erotic parody comedy comic? Because they are also possibilities.

    I mean, we've got a whole treasure of female characters that are far more interesting than those in the video game industry, and it's not like video games don't have interesting female characters. Take for example Capcom, they have at least two. I mean, you have Trish and Tron Bonne. I mean, we could also just get Etna from the Disgaea series. Maybe NIS wouldn't be too difficult to allow such a cross-over.

  • Yeah, the PS3 version needs something... a patch to make it run properly.

  • @Profanity said: That shit is true and blown the hell out of proportion at the same time. I've heard the word "sexism" used so much this past year and a half by bandwagoning idiots, I can't even look at it seriously, outside the context of actual troubles politically and physically.



    Not to argue or anything, but I think this really does need to be bandwagoned to hell and back. I don't care if it involves idiots or not, the entire industry needs to stop simply acknowledging the problem and deal with it.

    The medium as a whole is just embarrassingly, unacceptably adolescent, and the very few exceptions stick out like a sore thumb simply for not objectifying half the entire damned population. Remember when Borderlands 2 made news simply for having that Ellie character?

    The video game industry is larger than film now. It was never okay, but it's pretty important that they knock this shit off immediately. If that means the constant watch of bandwagoning ragecomic-creators overreacting to every little thing, then that is an extremely tiny price to pay. I agree it can get annoying, but these discussions and arguments over whether New Vegas' Tabitha or Arkham City's Catwoman are sexist are necessary if any real, widespread change is going to happen, including "Gamer Girl" as a qualifier, or the fact that you need the right set of genitals to be able to use your mic in many games.

  • @wellgolly said:
    The video game industry is larger than film now. It was never okay, but it's pretty important that they knock this shit off immediately. If that means the constant watch of bandwagoning ragecomic-creators overreacting to every little thing, then that is an extremely tiny price to pay. I agree it can get annoying, but these discussions and arguments over whether New Vegas' Tabitha or Arkham City's Catwoman are sexist are necessary if any real, widespread change is going to happen, including "Gamer Girl" as a qualifier, or the fact that you need the right set of genitals to be able to use your mic in many games.


    Is it really larger than film? I dunno about that.

    I object to any kind of censorship. So while acknowledging the problem is all good well, what really pisses me off when they try to dictate how things should be done or how they should not be done in the creative process. That's what kind of shit should be knocked off immediately and forever.

    And no, it's not a tiny price to pay, because those bloody bandwagoning idiots trivialize sexism, they have drowned out the actual people who fight for equality with their projectile-vomiting and in half of the cases - white knighting. If they accomplish one thing, it will be that people will take the problem less seriously. Not to mention that a whole lot of them tend to mix up equality with superiority, so they end up being as ignorant as the people they're "fighting".

    All these people fighting for something they don't fully understand and completely misrepresenting it in the process- as long as it's the popular thing to back up right now- is just fucking filthy.

  • Since there is a rumour that TTG recently bought the rights to Day of the Tentacle, how about Laverne from DOTT? She's just the right kind of crazy to fit in well too.

    For those that don't know who the character is, firstly Shame on you! Secondly, take a look on youtube for the DOTT hamster in the microwave scene

  • @Gincairn said: Since there is a rumour that TTG recently bought the rights to Day of the Tentacle, how about Laverne from DOTT? She's just the right kind of crazy to fit in well too.

    For those that don't know who the character is, firstly Shame on you! Secondly, take a look on youtube for the DOTT hamster in the microwave scene



    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? Where did you hear that rumor?

  • @Profanity said: Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? Where did you hear that rumor?



    It popped up on Appy Gamer when the whole of Lucas Arts games division was shut down by Disney, annoyingly I can't find the damn story now, which puts me in an awkward position of not being able to back up my original statement.

    It's times like this that I hate the internet. . .

    EDIT: After doing some more searching, it turns out it was a puff-piece by CVG stating who they would LIKE the lucasarts games to go to.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    (Now I'm all depressed, thought it was a sure thing :( )

  • Shit, man. Now I need a drink.

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