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They should've made the figure an action figure with an interchangable heads and torso and limbs. Just like your cyberpunk.
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Catshade: They should've made the figure an action figure with an interchangable heads and torso and limbs. Just like your cyberpunk.
Or allow one to swap in cybernetic parts with lower stats like in neuromancer.
More stupid non-issues being turned into false controversy by no-lifers who make a career out of complaining.

I'd guess that roughly 70-90% of all video games featuring a human as the main character depict it as male. This was even more so in the old days (1990's and early-to-mid 2000's) before the concept of "social justice" existed. And sorry to disappoint the diversity-first activists - but outside of Asian video game culture, the overwhelming majority of protagonists are white males, for simple demographic reasons. In the Western nations that pioneered video gaming as an art form, entertainment, and industry - who was historically most likely to play video games? Nerdy males, who were predominantly young and white. That's just the way it's been until recent years where video gaming went mainstream. No amount of flaming, activism, false controversy, or "BAAAWWWWW" will change history - although it may make a difference moving forward..

I'm seeing this in addition to all the career-complainers' "BAWWWW" against the Witcher franchise as unfair targeting against CDPR. Why do the career-complainers only whine about V being depicted as male by default in the collector's edition? How about bashing any of the 100's of other games that came out this year depicting a man as the main character?

Heck, while they're at it, how about trolling through the whole history of video gaming and bashing every game that features a man as the main character on the box art? On the bright side, it would keep them so busy they wouldn't have time to spout any more nonsense moving forward.
Come on, you know the devs know better than to force players to be one gender or the other. Gamers have made it very clear in the past, they want certain options during the character creation process when it comes to RPGs.
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DivisionByZero.620: the overwhelming majority of protagonists are white males, for simple demographic reasons. In the Western nations that pioneered video gaming as an art form, entertainment, and industry - who was historically most likely to play video games? Nerdy males
Or did women not play the games because they felt it a hostile environment where all of the important people and heroes were male and females were usually only there to look sexy and be objectified?

Would women in the past even have had much chance to get into the games industry and create the games they wanted to play?
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DivisionByZero.620: the overwhelming majority of protagonists are white males, for simple demographic reasons. In the Western nations that pioneered video gaming as an art form, entertainment, and industry - who was historically most likely to play video games? Nerdy males
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HappyPunkPotato: Or did women not play the games because they felt it a hostile environment where all of the important people and heroes were male and females were usually only there to look sexy and be objectified?

Would women in the past even have had much chance to get into the games industry and create the games they wanted to play?
God forbid that men and women, as groups, would make different choices and appreciate different things.
Hmm, same drama as with Deus Ex: Invisible War. I think it wouldn't be wrong to include both genders or let people choose on checkout.
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HappyPunkPotato: Would women in the past even have had much chance to get into the games industry and create the games they wanted to play?
I don't know, ask Roberta Williams, Jane Jensen or Lori Cole or the others....

I always find it funny how nowadays some peoples are quick to forget that some of the most influential figures of the early gaming industry were woman.
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HappyPunkPotato: Would women in the past even have had much chance to get into the games industry and create the games they wanted to play?
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Gersen: I don't know, ask Roberta Williams, Jane Jensen or Lori Cole or the others....

I always find it fully how nowadays some peoples are quick to forget that some of the most influential figures of early gaming industry were woman.
Not to forget those cowardly ghosts in Super Mario World that only attacks when you turn your back on them. Shigeru Miyamoto's wife is the source of inspiration for those.

Edit: Had to fact-check and the gaming magazine I read ages ago was wrong. Damn journos.

"In an interview with Nintendo Power magazine, Mario franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto stated that while working on Super Mario Bros. 3, co-designer Takashi Tezuka had the idea of putting his wife in the game. According to Miyamoto, "(Tezuka's) wife is very quiet normally, but one day she exploded, maddened by all the time he spent at work. In the game, there is now a character who shrinks when Mario looks at it, but when Mario turns away, it will grow large and menacing".[2] "
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DivisionByZero.620: the overwhelming majority of protagonists are white males, for simple demographic reasons. In the Western nations that pioneered video gaming as an art form, entertainment, and industry - who was historically most likely to play video games? Nerdy males
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HappyPunkPotato: Or did women not play the games because they felt it a hostile environment where all of the important people and heroes were male and females were usually only there to look sexy and be objectified?

Would women in the past even have had much chance to get into the games industry and create the games they wanted to play?
I wish someone would explain this objectivization shizzle to Madonna. o.O
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HappyPunkPotato: females were usually only there to look sexy and be objectified?
What's wrong with women looking sexy?

"Objectified", huh... Isn't that a word that morbidly obese landwhales use to project their own insecurities on others? That's just the jealousy talking. A healthy-looking woman that takes care of her looks will get all the attention, while the only attention some fat slob will ever get is barely-concealed disgust.

It's just basic biology, it's hard-wired into the human brain and no amount of neomarxist agitation will be able to change that. The change starts with you: Go out and exercise. Eat healthy.
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fronzelneekburm: What's wrong with women looking sexy?

"Objectified", huh... Isn't that a word that morbidly obese landwhales use to project their own insecurities on others? That's just the jealousy talking. A healthy-looking woman that takes care of her looks will get all the attention, while the only attention some fat slob will ever get is barely-concealed disgust.

It's just basic biology, it's hard-wired into the human brain and no amount of neomarxist agitation will be able to change that. The change starts with you: Go out and exercise. Eat healthy.
Wow, aggressive much? I was only offering an alternative point of view.

Nothing wrong with women being sexy or people being turned on by hot women but it can be quite off-putting to constantly be presented with a world where it seems that your only value as a human being is your looks.

Assuming you're trying to imply that I'm a "morbidly obese landwhale" for using the word objectify, it seems that you're actually the minger who is projecting your insecurities onto others.
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HappyPunkPotato: I was only offering an alternative point of view.
And I merely pointed out the fact that your alternative point of view is often brought up by rabid hambeasts as an excuse for their own unhealthy choices in life.

Also, I'm not going to make any assumptions about you personally. I'm not here to cast judgment on anyone. But just in case, I'll leave this here.
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fronzelneekburm: your alternative point of view is often brought up by rabid hambeasts

I'm not going to make any assumptions about you personally
No assumptions, just subtle nasty name calling.
You're really not a very nice person are you?
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HappyPunkPotato: I was only offering an alternative point of view.
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fronzelneekburm: And I merely pointed out the fact that your alternative point of view is often brought up by rabid hambeasts as an excuse for their own unhealthy choices in life.

Also, I'm not going to make any assumptions about you personally. I'm not here to cast judgment on anyone. But just in case, I'll leave this here.
it's ok, you don't have to keep telling the internet you're not into fat chicks