Wednesday, 22 August 2012 22:33

Adding Insult to Intellect

Wake up and smell your demographic

I had seen her mad before, but this kind of took the cake. My sister had just gotten done reading about 'Borderlands 2' and its so-called "girlfriend mode" that would make co-op an easier experience for the apparently svelte, petite, break-a-nail-on-the-controller female types. To a girl that had sunk hundreds of hours into theory crafting gear for her discipline priest on 'World of Warcraft' and had flipped 'Final Fantasy X's' sphere grid on its head, this was a massive insult to her hardcore sensibilities.

The thing is, there are far more like her. These "girl gamers" don't flaunt the fact that they're gamers to send some sort of pheromonal signal to attract desperate nerds. They're just gamers. They just want to be treated the same way as the guys, to be on equal ground with the other enthusiasts like themselves. But when you're blatantly dismiss half of your potential fans, they're going to get angry, and you deserve it. Period.

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