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Re: Interesting Research: "Sexist Games=Sexist Gamers?"

by the7k Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:29 pm

Tempest wrote:My point is that videogames are simply saturated with violent content and that this is not the only way to present conflict.

And my point is that the REASON video games are saturated with violent content is because if you want to depict physical conflict, video games are the ideal way to do that.

If you want to present conflict as a puzzle or what have you, then you could probably do that just as well (and I'm sure it has been done just as well) with a pen and paper RPG game or a board game.

And yes, most people don't solve conflict by resorting to violence. That's what makes video games so appealing. We play video games for the same reasons we play D&D, watch sports, go to sci-fi cons, binge-watch Game of Thrones, etc. - to escape from reality, not re-create it. No person has even spent $60 on a video game hoping it would remind them of the 9-to-5 they were forced to do to afford it.
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Re: Interesting Research: "Sexist Games=Sexist Gamers?"

by Exhuminator Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:26 pm

the7k wrote:No person has even spent $60 on a video game hoping it would remind them of the 9-to-5 they were forced to do to afford it.

Well, maybe somebody did.
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by prfsnl_gmr Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:32 pm

the7k wrote:No person has even spent $60 on a video game hoping it would remind them of the 9-to-5 they were forced to do to afford it.


None of them cost $60, but I certainly spent well over $100 on all of the Ace Attorney games. I also spent at least $10 getting used copies of Harvey Birdman: Attorney-at-Law for the PS2, PSP, and Nintendo Wii.

Take it from me...those games capture my day-to-day routine with alarming accuracy... :lol:
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by MrPopo Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:50 pm

I knew it! Your avatar is actually you!
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Re: Interesting Research: "Sexist Games=Sexist Gamers?"

by the7k Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:28 pm

Man, what kinda country do you live in where that's what your legal system looks like?

Need to know what places not to visit.
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by prfsnl_gmr Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:42 pm

the7k wrote:Man, what kinda country do you live in where that's what your legal system looks like?


North Carolina? :lol:

As an actual attorney, I was shocked by the speed with which the various murder cases in the Ace Attorney series progressed to trial...but I guess that is what happens in a justice system completely devoid of procedural due process safeguards... :lol:
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by Exhuminator Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:44 pm

I just wish every single case in the AA games wasn't always about a murder.
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by Ack Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:16 pm

Exhuminator wrote:I just wish every single case in the AA games wasn't always about a murder.


That's because it's for primate-brains. Only the intellectually void lesser-evolved would dare play such a heinously violent series like Ace Attorney.
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Re: Interesting Research: "Sexist Games=Sexist Gamers?"

by MrPopo Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:51 pm

Exhuminator wrote:I just wish every single case in the AA games wasn't always about a murder.

Phoenix Wright: Small Claims Attorney.
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Re: Interesting Research: "Sexist Games=Sexist Gamers?"

by Exhuminator Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:38 pm

MrPopo wrote:Phoenix Wright: Small Claims Attorney.

I would actually love that no joke.
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