Why Does Anyone Listen To These People?

Video games are one of the most vibrant cultural forms of the 21st century – but they have an image problem.

*sighs* Guess who?

The industry is seen as a boys’ club, a production line of games written by young men, predominantly aimed at young men. Even though independent studios are making more diverse content than ever, gaming culture is dominated by male voices.

Is there nothing the joyless progressives won’t seek to meddle with?

Games such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty are hugely entertaining, but they’re stuck in a rut where all players are twentysomething men.

Well, that’s bullshit – I don’t play them myself (I prefer hunting games, strategies and ‘World of Warcraft’) but I know a lot of female players do.

11 comments for “Why Does Anyone Listen To These People?

  1. The Jannie
    December 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Excuse me while I fail to give a damn.

    • January 1, 2015 at 7:54 am

      Sadly, ignoring these cretins isn’t going to make them go away…

  2. Crazed Weevil
    December 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Stuck in a rut? How is making £millions on each new release of CoD / GTA stuck in a rut exactly? Oh right, the Free Market in action and a Guardian article… 🙄

    • January 1, 2015 at 7:54 am

      Spot on!

  3. December 28, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I think there should be quotas for everything. Not based on anything, mind, just quotas coz it all seems so FAIR.

  4. Jim
    December 28, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I assume that the fact the health spa industry is stuck in the rut of catering mainly for women is also a big cause for concern at the Guardian then?

    Oh, not so? How strange.

    • January 1, 2015 at 7:55 am

      It’s rather like how no-one seems to care that refuse collection and sewer maintenance is nearly 100% male, isn’t it? 🙂

  5. December 29, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I stick with my Flight Simulator.

    • Mudplugger
      December 29, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      I’d still recommend avoiding any simulated take-offs from around Malaysia at the moment – the Bermuda Triangle appears to have shifted.

  6. Furor Teutonicus
    December 30, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I am glad games are male dominated. Who the fuck is interested in a game of “Match the lipsick shade to this dress?”

    • January 1, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Oddly enough, the much-heralded ‘women make up a large percentage of FaceBook Game-players’ statistic overlooked the fact that most FaceBook games are exactly that sort!

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