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Posted 10/22/15 , edited 10/22/15
(just a bit annoyed as you could with me)

also ofc most games is more target for males since most of them are made by males and thats why also the title becomes better, as in when they don't TRY TO TARGET agianst some demographics but FOLLOW their DREAMS and IDEAS how THEY WANT.

But yes some have tried to focus on more female support but where do you think most of those games are? not AAA they are not, but if you talk about the big ones its a bit hard to change execpt adding female characters, or if someone in their company makes a good theme and idea I can see that they WOULD DO IT if it WORKED for them (but they mostly don't want to take a risk anyway)

So most of those THEMES are up to INDIE DEVS to do since they have more freedom and yes they allready have ALOT OF GAMES that works FOR EVERYONE.
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runec wrote:


sarteck wrote:
Well, no, that's backwards itself.

Women and men do have different preferences in gaming, in general. This isn't to say, "no females enjoy the same kinds of games males do," but there's plenty of statistics showing that "young men mostly enjoy this," "young women enjoy that," "older women enjoy this," "older men enjoy that."

There's nothing wrong with this, either. It allows companies to create games suited to their target demographics.


No, you're talking about marketing demographics now. Thats a lot more specific ( i did say half the human race ) and I already touched on that when I mentioned the game industry.


Just what do you think marketing demographics is? It's finding what demographic your product appeals to, and marketing to that demographic. Pretty simple. That's why some games are (as I said) marketed more towards one group of people than another.



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Its an inherent part of the problem with the game industry right now. There aren't a lot of major companies in the game industry bothering to research or target female demographics. Nor are there many that simply aim to create a good game without having the shadow of marketing looming over them. Its an ugly component of the publisher / developer relationship.


Again, this is false. There are many, many games targeted at a female demographic (usually further broken down by age and other factors). The gaming industry does indeed recognize that women of all ages buy and play their games, and they'd have to be monumentally retarded not to cater to those groups. Companies don't like not maximizing revenue, odd as it may seem.


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So, like I said it creates this false pretense that gaming or specific kinds of games are not a "girl" thing. You ( in the rhetorical sense ) can't ask a question like "Why don't more girls like FPS?" when you don't bother to market FPS to girls in the first place. Nor can you say "Wow, girls sure love casual games more than guys!" when that's all you market to them.


Generally speaking, girls do like playing casual games more than action-based games. Granted, there's still a large subset of women (my two Admins, for example) that enjoy games typically targeted at boys, young men, and even older men. And there's a subset of men, obviously, that like playing games that are targeted more at a female demographic.


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If your ex never went to online chat, it's a very hard position to take and say, "she was not accepted in the community.".


I think its pretty obvious when I said "never" I meant as the result of the consequences not as a literal absolute. If you've played any online games of any type for any length of time you must have seen the problem unfold at least once. When a player reveals or is otherwise outed as female. Everything becomes about the fact she has a vagina. It happens in game and out of game. Yes, obviously, there are games and communities where its not a problem. But they are sadly not the norm. Certain games and communities can effectively be minefields. Gamergate alone should demonstrate that.

When you couple it with an industry that is very male dominated and still very much a boys club you get a self sustaining problem.



Except that's totally wrong. The norm is, "Oh, you're a female and you play this game? That's nice, come help me kick this thing's ass, thanks."

#GamerGate does in fact, as you say, demonstrate this very well, with it's #NotYourShield brother hashtag. I suggest you look it up sometime.
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I want to make my own character or at least have a diversity of selectable characters with customization options.
I want a good story to the game. I want this story to be fantastical and larger than life.
I want some puzzles and challenges besides killing stuff.
I want some humor.
I want an epic soundtrack.
I want to be the hero.
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Posted 10/23/15
They like customization and dating elements. Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Tomodachi Life, etc.
Posted 10/23/15
My ex loved Heroes 3 and Diablo 2.


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Diablo II, AoE II (We grew up on these)


I was so happy when they came out with AoE2 HD so I could play it on Windows 7. Game still lags, though, lol. I hope they make D2 HD, even though I've grown accustomed to D3, because 99 skill points and 99*5 stat points never gets old.
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Hrafna wrote: I was so happy when they came out with AoE2 HD so I could play it on Windows 7. Game still lags, though, lol. I hope they make D2 HD, even though I've grown accustomed to D3, because 99 skill points and 99*5 stat points never gets old.
Yeah me too but the HD edition textures I found a bit worse in theme like crops but then we had workshop XD and Online YAY.

Never liked how D3 became and had nothing of the scary part of D2 in terms of theme and colors.
D3 was way more bright (I belive) yes it has better res and all cind of graphic improvements still I don't like the world.
Can even just see the big changes from here:



From a more "Realistic"/Grim world to a more "fantasy" one.
Posted 10/23/15
I used to play single player games, but then the lack of social interactions got me depressed. I think females generally think the same way. What's the point of being boss of no one sees it?
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Posted 10/24/15
Something like Persona, there's the social sim aspect, good storytelling, physical and magical attacks, a bit of customization (persona skills) and dungeon crawler. Oh, and everybody has a weakness!
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I would say , The Story Line.
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