We are officially the minority now guys. It feels weird..
How did we let this happen?
Let me guess, they still count Farmville and other shitty free to play phone/myspace games as real games?
>People who play games on Facebook/Smartphones are considered Gamers
Here if anybody ever posts thi kind of shit just show him this:
"Core" games have between 10-30% female gamers.
In a pool with casual flash, java and phone games, yes.
Make another poll for only PC gamers, or even PC & Consoles only. We are sadly still the major major majority.
>Women mainly play casual games
>Men mainly play not casual games
No shit. However, these studies don't make the difference and ask anyone if they've played video games or not. By that definition, my grandparents are since they play Wii Sports, yet still have trouble turning on their Wii.
Though of course 'Grrl Gamers' will use this as a way to bitch to game companies "WHY ISN'T THIS CHARACTER A GIRL" "WHY IS THIS CHARACTER SEXUALIZED!" "MUH OPPRESSION!"
there was a news story on that shitty kim kardashian phone game ripping people off and they interviewed this 12 year old girl that played it
Under her name it said "gamer"
Its pretty much garenteed that they are counting fagbook games too
Before every sperg goes on a tangent about minorities. Think about which demographic spends more
Also OP is a fucktard and doesn't understand "Nearly-half"
>someone that played a game for more than 15 minutes in the past two weeks
If you exclude phone/tablet games along with Facebook games, the numbers change radically.
There are also more work than men on Earth, and these numbers perfectly well reflect that.
Why wouldn't they?
>hurr because they don't make money so they're not really games!!
Check my accompanying image.
>Implying the children who bought minecraft come to /v/
>implying women who like anita come to /v/
Your waaaaay off, we TALKED about those things, everyone likes to act like "HURR /v/ SO POWERFUL WE INFLUENCE TEH COMMUNITY WE HATE" but nobody fucking cares whats posted here, at all.
Calling people who play that shit gamers is like calling people who only cook ramen and Kraft mac n cheese chefs
Pic somewhat related
seen not one has this study been debunked, but it's hilarious how feminists will keep fabricating lies to try and remove men from every single hobby they enjoy
>females must play as females
This blows my fucking mind. When you're playing a game, you do not play as yourself, you play a role of another character.
It doesn't matter if it's a woman, a man or a midget mushroom.
>hurr because they don't make money so they're not really games!!
Who the hell do you think is making that argument?
People don't consider farmville a real game but would consider some open source arena fps a real game. It doesn't have to do with making money.
>Mfw I just ate instant Thai Peanut Udon
Most female gamers are teens playing The Sims and mothers playing Zynga junk.
>Where are the female video game characters?
Women don't apply themselves. Stop blaming "dur cis white male".
Do you think some hobo who plays a harmonica is pretty much the same as the best violinist or pianist in the world?
Your logic states that they're all musicians and to distinguish between them based on skill or instrument is wrong.
Women peak at 30% in the core on games as casual as Halo, and as low as 15% on still heavily-advertised franchises such as GTA, according to estimations.
Let alone in the non-AAA game department, where they're virtually nonexistent.
Depends, really. Nothing wrong with the inclusion of such games as a very general statistic, but the frequent (incorrect) conclusion is that women have equal representation in the core and thus women need more representation in core titles, when this is simply not the case.
If they seriously can't relate to a character simply because are of another gender there is something wrong with them. Jill Valentine, Lara Croft and Samus never took me out of the game. Roleplaying means you're putting yourself in someone's fictional shoes, but different gender is way over the line?
How does a load of shit like that make money? Why are female "gamers" the worst demographic? Why is it that just recently women are trying to get a hold on the video game industry when it existed for 35 years?
Remember back in the days when women would tease you and make fun of you and call you a nerd if you played videogames?
Why the fuck do they suddenly want to associate themselves with us and be all "hurr i'm a gamer grill pls no haet"?
This is seriously worrying.
Obviously we all know that Candy Crush counts for 2/3rs of replies to this poll, but still.
Video game companies are companies, and they might make shit video games, and we might disagree with the way they're doing things, their goal is to make money first and foremost.
If you see a poll that says the market changed, you'll want to change your products. And even if they realize just like us the poll is biased, they'll see this as a "potential, untapped market", and will add more features to "reach a wider audience".
I'm seriously considering giving up on video games, or maybe only play old games and stop following the latest games, because it's only going to get worse.
>>hurr because they don't make money so they're not really games!!
Who in the history of time said this? Mobile games and videogames being considered the same thing is dumb because the customer segment that enjoys slapped together minimum effort Newgrounds-esque games with absurdly overpriced cash-shops that jump on the latest bandwagon in order to rip off tweens who are abusing mom and pop's credit card doesn't overlap with the customer segment that buys videogames for consoles and PCs.
I would actually like to see more decent games I could play on my smart phone. Unfortunately, the market doesn't exist because people don't think apps should cost more than a sandwich so why try harder.
that really depends on what they count as games, which effects what they refer to as gamers.
they count games as any game you can play on an electronic device, which is dwarf fortress as well as farmville and solitaire.
which isn't technically wrong, it means fuck all for communities who are centered around more "serious" games (i can't emphasize the quotation marks enough).
because of marketing/social engineering. imagine you run a videogame company. why be happy to sell retarded shit to just 50% of the population, when you can use advertising to convince the other 50% that they want the same shit?
same guy here, just thought of an analogy.
it's like saying that 100% of humans have a chance of dying of cancer, which at first glance gives off a huge impression, but at second glance and onwards seems very obvious and doesn't actually mean anything new about cancer or modern medicine.
>Remember back in the days when women would tease you and make fun of you and call you a nerd if you played videogames?
No, but I remember social rejects getting teased and blaming it on videogames, rather than their own autism
>How does a load of shit like that make money?
They created a game where you create imaginary social value for your fictional self and marketed it to rich american children. There is no currency more valuable to children who have it all.
Because a lot of young girls on the internet with nothing better to do besides complain about the evils of the capitalist society we live in and bitch about the patriarchy are so focused on 'breaking up the boy's club' that they'll pretend to be interested in the same shit guys are just to invent an excuse to do it.
That or it's more innocent attention whoring.
>calling people "gamers" for playing Farmville or that Kim Kardashian game
That would be like calling me a cook for making toast.
>Remember back in the days when women would tease you and make fun of you and call you a nerd if you played videogames?
No. Where the fuck did you grow up where everyone was such an asshole?
I play these on mobile
>Phoenix Wright HD collection
>Phoenix Wright V
>Final Fantasy I, II, III, IV, V, VI
>Dragon's Quest 8
>Dragon's Quest 4
>Game Dev Story
>GTA Vice City
>GTA San Andreas
>Shin Megami Tensei
>C&C Red Alert
>Duke Nukem 3D
>Drawn to Life
>Mega Man X
>Infinity Blade III
>Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Guess I'm not a gamer huh. I need more sony shit amirite
Those types of percentages count people who play facebook and mobile games as gamers.
Generally, I'd just laugh at retarded surveys like this but the problem is that the people in charge at big publishers believe they were actually true and thus actively try to pander to a female audience that doesn't actually exist in order to make more money and at the same time ruin the games for everyone.
>well made games that doesn't take the player as a retard
I was ostracised by women for social reasons, which drove me to social groups who loved videogames. In the end it sort of became a social loop, even when I became more social the fact that I played videogames sort of confirmed I was damaged social goods at some point.
I go on dates now and I perposefully avoid all mention of videogames and play dumb if they bring it up, because on some subconscious level women associate videogames with social outcasts.
Why the fuck are you playing those on mobile?
>watch TV footage covering Gamescom
>camera on token female gamer
>"Watch out, guys. GIRLS are gamers now, too!"
>"And they are JUST AS GOOD as the GUYS!"
Hey Lewis, what are you going to do on Friday night?
>Boys play with toys to simulate fighting, hunting, building, operating vehicles
>Girls play with dolls to act out relationships, then move on to girl talk, then move onto make up
Everything girls do is geared towards manipulation. This "journalist" is a typical cunt. She isn't making girl games, she's telling men to make it for them.
It's all games guys.
>No, only Nintendo makes games
>No, only Sony makes games
>No, only PC exclusives by russians are games
>Handheld games aren't games
>Facebook games aren't games
>Newgrounds games aren't games
You can't do a study like this without collecting a more complete data table.
If you don't supplement this with the simplest fucking concept of WHY and WHAT it has no meaning. It's just vapor.
WHY do you play
Women are generally driven by male attention.
As video games became more mainstream among most male demographics, women had to adapt and start playing video games in order to attract males
Plus, everyone knows these statistics are bullshit because they include games like "farmville" and "candy crush saga" as games.
They are, they're the types of games women play, meaning that demanding more female protagonists in other genres from that statistic because women don't PLAY many games of other genres
Do any of you people actually know anyone who you know for sure has never touched a single video game even once in their entire lives, including browser games and smartphone games? The definition of what can be called "a gamer" is very broad and includes most people in first-world countries. Almost everybody can be called "a video gamer". Judging by that term is an inherently flawed way to try to determine how much video games are consumed by the different genders. Trying to paint the video game market as being equally split between genders solely because just as many females as males have ever played a video game in their lives is extremely misleading.
A much more sensible and logical way to do that is to look at time and money spent on video games by gender. If you do that, it looks more like the market is about 25% female and 75% male, a much more realistic-sounding figure.
I once stopped on an episode of Sex and the City for 2 seconds while I was flipping through channels one day. I'm sure many other men have done the same thing. Therefore, about 45% of Sex and the City viewers are male and the show's writers must do more to cater towards the male audience.
Wait a second, it's only things guys like that can be shit up and changed through dishonest use of statistics...
>Doesn't make any distinctions between hours played/genres played/money spent
>No actual breakdown of figures whatsoever
Holy fuck why are people this dumb I can't deal with it.
Would you say that someone who exclusively plays Farmville on his mobile phone has the same impact on the games industry as, say, someone who buys four new games a month?
If no, you're disagreeing with your own stance.
phone games are counted
thats every cunt that plays angry birds or candy crush
move along everybody, since when was gaming about gender anyway, fuck me I hate how the world is going with this feminist bullshit.
Does that mean we as straight males can complain about video games not appealing to us?
Female characters are too non-sexual, we need big boobs or I will be offended.
>hey guys did you know 100% of the people who play games are human?
>hey guys did you know 100% of people have a chance of dying tomorrow
>hey guys did you know 100% of dinosaurs are dead
I don't get it, seriously what is this trying to prove? People play games, is that seriously the message?
Hey mommy plays snake on her cellphone, she's gamer like me !
Seems legit. Honestly I know a couple of people who are pretty much glued to their phones, but haven't touched a console or a decent PC game but still call themselves 'gamers'. I mean nobody should call themselves gamers because if you need to label yourself to be interesting then there's something wrong, but what I'm trying to say is that if folks that only really play those simple games casually are counted then of course it's going to seem like a bigger number.
I once cut a pair of jeans into shorts. Does that make me a fashion designer?
see this guy >>258355606 he's 100% right.
Remember back in the days when man would tease you and make fun of you and call you a faggot if you've worn makeup?
My son had a text in his foreign language book about how men started to use make-up more often. In a way to make it sound "cool". I wonder how big was a bribe author got from cosmetic industry for adding this text into this book. Instead of deepening the market(releasing more videogames) make it wider as fast as you can so you'll claim your share before competition reacts.
We knew that already, despite the supposed mass female player representation in the ME series, something like 12% or less of Shepards were femshep.
And that includes the deviants here that play femshep, so even less of those are women.
1. Childrens preference for toys are cultural, not biological. A boy raised in a gender neutral cultural would randomly pick a doll or truck.
2. She's not manipulating anyone. She's addressing a serious problem in the game industry that needs to be fixed.
NEW STUDY: 55% OF ALL GAMERS ARE ALIENS FROM THE PLANET ZEPHRON 9
Thanks for the insight into your gender, anon. It really helped amplify your point and was important discourse into the situation. Do you have any other things to say? They would be much appreciated.
Nope. Straight white males are the oppressors and can't be appealed to or they'll reinforce the patriarchy. In the future, straight white males will be forced to live underground or face death from the cisterminators. You'll have to dwell in dark, disease-ridden holes in the ground to find solace in your male power fantasies.
>When you're playing a game, you do not play as yourself, you play a role of another character
Casuals can't do that.
They have to play as somebody who represents them or at least their gender/race/sexual identity so they can feel cool and empowered.
>Women mainly play casual games
>Men mainly play not casual games
Coming from the guys who made cod/bf popular.
>Though of course 'Grrl Gamers' will use this as a way to bitch to game companies "WHY ISN'T THIS CHARACTER A GIRL" "WHY IS THIS CHARACTER SEXUALIZED!" "MUH OPPRESSION!"
Literally no one outside the internet cares about "feminism" I don't browse /v/ a lot but you guys just bitch as much as tumblrettes thinking there is a magical talking nose called anita that wants to make you all into shit eating slaves.
You already are so it doesn't really matter.
I'm glad we anime girls are finally being recognised as gamers.
I'm so happy :3
The retarded thing here is that the journalist thinks that everyone gets into their character.
With games like SC2, Diablo 3 ect I never imagine it's "me", I'm playing as a character that they've made up.
With games like Baldur's Gate, I'm free to roleplay however I want.
And who the fuck feels "empowered" when playing a video or watching a movie?
>Why wouldn't they?
I can tell you why they shouldn't. It's because non-casual game companies might actually look at that data and think, hey, we should pander to girls more!
It's exactly the same thing as with companies trying to pander to CoD gamers who buy and play nothing but CoD. You're wasting resources on a demographic that isn't interested in your product in the first place.
Dreamfall: the Longest Journey
Beyond Good and Evil
Silent Hill 3
Beyond: Two Souls
Resident Evil 2 disc 2
Fatal Frame series
There, Alyssa Rosenberg, there is a giant handful of games with female protagonists. Maybe you should spend less time bitching on the internet and more time actually playing some fucking videogames.
I'm not him, but all birds should be correctly considered dinosaurs. The problem is that most people's definition of dinosaurs is very non-scientific, and it means "a bunch of giant dead animals that sometimes appear in hollywood movies."
In reality the definition of dinosaurs should be something more like "a genetic lineage that had notable recent major extinctions and is represented today by modern birds"
God damn, I am impressed Blizz isn't catering to faggots like that reporter and told him to GTFO when he wouldn't drop the bullshit
Didn't think a large Western studio had it in them to not give a fuck about that kind of thing
>We're not running for President. We're not sending a message. No one should look to our game for that.
This should be the stock answer for all the social justice bullshit afflicting vidya.
>1. Childrens preference for toys are cultural, not biological. A boy raised in a gender neutral cultural would randomly pick a doll or truck.
it's actually the exact opposite, take this as one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LRdW8xw70
oh look its this thread about angry manchildren that can't handle being the minority again
I think the main problem is when said statistic is used as an argument to change "Hardcore" games. And seriously, you have to admit that it's retarded to change heavier RPGs, shooters and whatnot just because a whole lot of women play facebook games. It'd be like saying that we need literature to change because so many women read Twilight and other romantic smut aimed towards women.
that studdy is wrong
if it were only down to console, pc and handheld (no phones) then the percentage of women would still be less than 10%
all those studies include mobile games, facebook games and flashgames.
but they never mention that.
I'm ok with it ever since the SJW uprising the boner I used to have for video gaming is almost all but gone. I used to love video games, man, but I think I'm growing out of it. I only casual play now.
Source? Not that I don't believe you but I'd love to have such information on hand to show whenever I have discussions with retards that insist hardcore games should change because "Hurrdurr 50%+ of gamers are grills".
Ib has the best female protag because its a little girl in a haunted art musium while the grown man is scard of everything
Then you play as the man and see why he is always so shit scared
I haven't had a chance to post this in AGES.
Who am I kidding I've had plenty.
Oh great, its time for the old feminist trick of blanket statistics. If actually look at the data, most of those women are actually playing Facebook and mobile games. Women actually only represent 28% of PC and console players.
Second, even if women were 70% of gamers, why would it therefore follow that game developers must be forced to make games someone else's way instead of their own? If male gamers are becoming a minority, then surely the progressives should want gaming to cater to them, just like they want gaming to cater to ethnic minorities?
This. These statistics don't even fucking matter, no self respecting AAA company will use these as a reliable source of information on their demographic.
>confirmed for not even looking at it
OP is just a faggot he reversed the statistics in reality it was recorded as 55% male 45% female, so we're still the majority
Just so you know, guys, this is the actual source of the oft-cited statistic. It was apparently gathered from a sample size of only 2,200 households. Their definition of "gamer" is lenient enough that they consider 59% of Americans to be "gamers".
And still no appreciation for us anime girls!
>Studies taken from small groups
>Studies taken online
>doesnt consider how many of them are traps, transgenders, or just idiots pretending to be girls in general.
>LOL GIRLS ARE THE MAJORITY GUIZE SRSLY
>If it's on PS3, it's a movie
I'm rather surprised there wasn't a no gaems joke.
Here's the actual source: www.theesa.com/facts/pdfs/ESA_EF_2014.pdf
The rundown is:
Smartphones represent 53% of the poll, "wireless devices" (tablets) 41%, and 68% on console. If we have to look at exclusive numbers only, consoles represent 41%, with 59% of phones&tablets.
There are NO NUMBERS FOR PC.
Gender of PLAYERS: 52% MALE, 48% FEMALE
Gender of VIDEO GAME BUYERS: 50% MALE, 50% FEMALE
Casual/social games on mobile devices represents 30% of the poll, "Puzzle, Board Game, Game Show, Trivia, Card Games" some 28%. There's 11% for MMOs, 24% for "Action, Sports, Strategy, Role-Playing", and 8% of "Others". Another number says "47% of gamers play social games".
"44% of gamers play on their smartphone", and "33% of gamers play on their wireless device" according to the poll, when the question to the poll was surely "which devices do you own". Possible huge bias here.
Still, according to the poll, the best selling games remain PC and home console games, though it's kinda biased for phone/tablet games are "freemium" games.
And to end with a heartwarming number: 56% of parents say video games are a positive part of their child’s life.
I just hope publishers bother to actually read this document and not just the news on CNN's website.
Games are filled with guys because guys made them.
The thing is though, game developers know this. They aren't going to pander to women unless they're forced to. There has been a flood of strong female characters recently, but they're all just eye candy for men anyway.
>Thinks the protagonist's name is, "Parasite Eve"
>The original argument was, "I want to see MORE female leads"
>Believing listing current female MCs proves anything
I hate feminism but fucking make valid arguments or don't argue at all.
>new study shows women are half of gamers, so where are those female gamers?
All those studies and statistics and surveys saying this, yet every single videogame forum (even those who are not hateful towards women) are almost entirely male-dominated. Multiplayer games (even social games, not competitive) are almost entirely male-dominated.
Where the fuck are those womyn?
Don't forget that the idiots forget that the demographics between game genres are very different.
The same study said that women only make up 10-15% of "core" game players, while making up 45% of mobile and browser-based game players.
But do the (overwhelmingly male) vidya journalists mention this? Of course not, they just look at the 45% figure, apply it to EVERY game and claim it's a fact.
Does it say if it is recording any download of a tablet game or just paid ones? Cause that makes a huge difference really, even in paid there are full games and then slightly upgraded free ones
Because they've raped post-WW1 Germany by making buying off properties for 1/10 of their values from people dying of hunger, inflating prices and basically making an economic recovery impossible thanks to heavy speculation ?
How about we just chop the poll down to:
PSN, Xbox Live, Nintendo ID Accounts for Consoles
Steam, Origin, Battlenet, LoL accounts to cover the major PC gaming side.
Then we'll see how many women are gamers.
>12 year old niece beat Dark Souls on PC last year
>Also beat DMC3 on hard last month
>She can't brag about it to her friends because she thinks she'd become an outcast
>She is looking forward to Natural Doctrine
on her vita.
I think I helped raise a non-causal gaming girl.
Now I'm afraid she'll become full-blown weeb or fujioshi.
>HALF OF WOMEN ARE GAMERS
And how many developers are women? How many project directors are female? Men are developing games for men. The whole COD thing is proof.
Oh, another interesting fact: Age of Empires 2 (surely the HD version) was the #18 best selling computer game of 2013, and Civ5 is #14
Despite the Sims 3 and expansions ranking #3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12, all hope isn't lost.
That would be the sensible thing to do. Too bad we wouldn't have the constantly perpetuated % of female gamers that keeps rising with each article to clickbait on during the downtime of game journalism.
If half of gamers are women, then why don't games with women protagonists sell better? If female protagonists are so important to women, and if women have more buying power than man then surely any video game that comes out with a female protagonist should be a top seller.
Yet somehow it isn't.
a) women aren't actually 55% of gamers
b) the presence of a female protagonist doesn't increase the chances of a woman buying a video game
c) all of the above
Hmmmm let's see if we can figure this out.
SOMEBODY CALL 911, I GOT A FISH HOOK STUCK IN MY MOUTH!
If you sincerely count phone games, iOS games, and crappy-ass browser flash games, you are retarded. At the very least, have some fucking honor and only count PC, Console, and Handheld. Mobile games and Browser games are weak as fuck and skew the numbers.
Well hating jews because WW1 despite the fact the german jews die and fought like everyone else is more than Edgy
Jews are the devil. Anime girl power.
Jews fear the samurai.
>I'm 20 and not a single
>all I do after work is sit on my ass on a steam chat and play video games
>My cousin has been through 11 of them and has 2 kids already at the age of 19
>I sit here like fucking tomoko google'ing stuff all day
>mfw video games probably ruined my life
Honestly, I think other women are worse than men when it comes to mistreating female gamers. Everyone are assholes against everyone on the internet and online but if they really want more women to become programmers, engineers and the like, they need to focus on removing the stigma. As far as I know, the problem isn't with the men, because fuck it, I have rarely heard of engineers or programmers actually shunning competent women working with them.
But I sure as fuck see shit talk about engineers and programmers from women. I mean goddamn, just read this retarded article.
>Dürer's young hare or Beethoven's 9th have no same sex relationships in it = no pieces of art
man, I am angry now
Still making shit up, when I said I hate jews ?
I just answered why GERMANS hated jews, of course if you want to believe the cause is simply "nazi were eviiiiil" then be my guest.
People who play smartphone and tablet games don't like games. They like distractions.
They aren't fucking gamers.
Anyone who classifies that shovelware shit as video games is a fucking ignorant imbecile.
I think I'd rather her be a fujioshit than a SJW. When she gets older I'll probably give her a crash course on click baiting, economics of the internet and the history of the entire bullshit of the SJW and get my grandmother, who is 95, to tell her that feminism isn't needed anymore due to blah blah blah blogging.
It's a mix.
Women aren't 45% (OP typo'd) of the purchasing + playing population of typical "core" console games (action, adventure, RPG, etc).
Their actual number is around ~10%. Then there's the fact that most women don't give a fuck about whether the protag is male or female, just like how men don't give a fuck.
The people who complain about that (90% are male Americans) just want to get points with the feminist/SJW crowd so they can smugly proclaim how "progressive" they are.
>mfw the first time I saw that gif I thought cars had a moustache
>A RESEARCH GROUP HAVE USED THEIR OWN DEFINITION FOR A TERM
>IN THIS CASE GAMER
>TO COME UP WITH WHATEVER STATISTIC THEY WANT
Has no one ITT ever seen a piece of research in their life? This shit happens all the time.
Girls are the majority of gamers?
Then I guess developers can just keep on designing characters the same way they always have.
Heh. What's the point when most people spend their time taking what you deserve on the pretext that you're priviledged? Being priviledged is like working hard every day, and having to cross Detroit on your way home with your paycheck in your pocket. Or being a virgin girl in an Islamic country getting home after her 18 year birthday party, whatever you can relate to.
Worse thing is, rather than admitting they need to work hard on themselves to become better and reach your level of priviledge, the "unpriviledged" would rather lower the level of everything so it's easier for them to reach it.
In time, everything valuable ends up being shit, and the hard-working people who actually drive economy and society forward end up leaving for some other place where they are accepted, letting "unpriviledged" people fight over scraps.
Priviledged mode is hard mode.
Here's a solution:
>make the top AAA games like CoD and asscreed to have female characters
>continue make the rest of the games with male characters
SJWs will be sure that 100% of video games now have female characters.
Why are video games such a huge target for feminist debate? Seriously, why video games of all fucking mediums? Music and film get that shit too but nowhere near as much as video games do. I just wanna play games man. I don't care if the protag is male or female, I just want good gameplay.
And since when 45% is 55%, OP, you scum?
not the guy you replied to but
>peer-reviewed studies and research
The economy was crumbling due to influence of a minority of hebrews, I'm sure even a person of your capabilities would've figured it out, buddy
>>There are 2 genders in the world
Someone's never been on tumblr.
Until we separate shit like Flappy Birds and Gem Fuck Crush Saga Kardashian from traditional vidya the stats will keep skewing.
This is a way for people to push agendas. It has nothing to do with reality. It's no different than including pen and paper games. Sure it's a game but does it really qualify by the same standards? No.
This is disgusting. It must be so nice to not have any responsibilities, and do stupid unproductive shit all day. women really do play life on casual mode.
What's funny is that the people who will parade this around without actually looking at it are the same people who say that sexualized female characters drive female gamers away and that it's rampant throughout the industry.
You can't have both, if sexualized female characters drive female gamers away why are they the majority now? If girls actually like sexualized female characters why are you bitching about them?
but really both are bullshit
>so where are the female video game characters
In video games? The female MCs are generally in the bargain bin since they put all their money on selling it based on having a grill MC.
Actually I'm suspecting this started as a joke.
Then pic related happened.
>55% of gamers are female
>somehow this indicates a problem with games
What? How does that make sense? Doesn't this prove women don't actually give a shit about what characters have between their legs?
>less than 5 hours TV
I call bullshit on that one. I am the only one I know who doesnt have a TV anymore. Most of the people I know what TV atleast an hour a day or watch a dozen TV shows, which even if you watch them on the computer should be clasified as watching TV.
>calling out SJW
>somehow get called a SJW
>angry birds is really considered a game that makes you a "gamer"
sorry but from all the 2556 people i play video-games with only 12 of them are females that are REALLY into GAMES(not casualshitfest)
The funny thing is women don't actually buy games with girls as the protagonist. They buy shit like Cod and Halo. When they do it's games with a create-a-character like Skyrim so they can make the character look just like them. Seriously, go look at Patricia Hernandez's articles and find a time where she talks about playing a game with a female protagonist. She doesn't. Ever.
It's men who are buying all the games with female protagonists. We've done so much more to support developers making games with female protagonists than any of these feminists who whine on Twitter every day have. Gamer feminists should be thanking us, not demonizing us.
If you name anymore you're the scum of the earth and will contribute to the downfall of humanity
>Worse thing is, rather than admitting they need to work hard on themselves to become better and reach your level of priviledge, the "unpriviledged" would rather lower the level of everything so it's easier for them to reach it.
Gaming since it's inception has been a male dominant group, sure, females also played games but they did so without attaching anything political to it.
Now since 2007, there's been a shift in everything and suddenly females have had enough of male only groups and they've been picking them off one by one and unfortunately for us they've decided to target the gaming audience.
I have a TV. Two, in fact. One downstairs connected to a laptop for watching the occasional pirated anime and a couple of consoles, one upstairs that I use a monitor.
I still don't watch cable or satellite television, however.
I'll actually never care until they show the platforms and percentages
35% of that 45% statistic will be made up from shovelware puzzle smart phone games which don't count as actual video games.
And that's why I don't consider myself a gamer, the same way I don't consider myself a chef just because I can make Mac 'n Cheese.
When people consider me a sperg addicted to video games who's a waste of a human being, that's when I know they're properly addressing my love for video games.
>ONLY MY OPINION IS RELEVANT
liberal new age generation Y blah blah blah just don't think too hard about it because the people who do this shit will always find a way to make something about themselves or feel like a victim or feel like they need to stand up for other victims or a billion other stupid things and /v/ and everybody else in the world would just be better off if they never any attention to it because its all just stupid shit okay
I graduated in statistics and finance so yes, I do. And thats exactly why I call bullshit on that statistic. If I know of a dozen people who dont fit this "analysis", but almost no one who does, its just natural for me to assume that its bullshit.
Never trust a statistic you havent faked yourself and this one is fucking bullshit and most likely made-up.
>"gamer" is some sort of title to aspire to.
lel. I wish the term was replaced by "hoarse cum drinker"
>using the term gamer
Guys, I am a reader and a movier.
Survey of zelda fanbase.
And everyone knows that one of the few games women play outside of casual shit is zelda.
If there is one fucking thing you need to realize is that people actually are that Stupid, this shit existed on Blogspot and live journal too.
But back then being Emo and Goth was more "in" then having sexuality issues.
These numbers use flawed (IE bullshit) "studies" from the NDP Market Research Group.
There is no open methodology and these were debunked when they were released years ago.
The only criteria we know is they considered playing farmville/candy crush once a month a gamer or having played a game with their child.
Women aren't buying $70 games and that is all that matters outside of the mobile market which is mostly shit card games like solitaire for women.
You will also see the "ESA" bullshit parroted but it uses the EXACT same flawed NDP GROUP closed study.
"45% of gamers are female" is a statement, not a record of fact. There are no usable citations even in the Wikipedia article as there was a big stink about it being tied to feminist editors, breaking NPOV, no citations, closed methodology, etc.
Until women are dropping $70 on Generic Shooter Rehash 2: Electric Boogajew disregard and challenge their bullshit claims (they can't cite anything other than said NDP bullshit).
Pretty much the thought that goes through my head.
Sure girls may make up at least half of the mobile gaming market but in no way make up half of the console and or pc market.
To expect the console and pc market to cater to the mobile audience is retarded to say the least.
>"gamer" is some sort of title to aspire to.
Big fucking aspiration when all you have to do is open up Farmville once a day for 10 minutes and suddenly you fit the definition.
>Some fuck appears on the conference screen
>"I play games up to 30 minutes a day!"
>That statement was considered so hardcore it was actually, seriously put up in a motherfucking E3 presentation
My blood still boils the fuck up just thinking about it and how low this industry has sunk that this was not only allowed to happen, but somebody thought it was a good idea.
>blatant joke post
>BETTER RESPOND TO THIS AS SERIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE
You people need to fuck off.
You fags need to read this too.