Course it is, that was posted without judgement its just the way things work. Like I said in my OP there's plenty of stuff that doesn't subscribe or is demographically different, there are also plenty of games in historical settings where the depiction of women is specifically referenced to stereotypes propogated through film and literature.Sixteen Plus wrote:So what do the programmers do, create unattractive overweight flat-chested heroines in baggy jumpers and trousers with a bun hairdo? These feminists will always find something to complain about.FatTrucker wrote:killbot wrote:Even games with a strong female lead are heavily sexualised and stereotyped. Take Tomb Raider, it was an excellent game in its own right and its often pointed to as an example of women being represented in games. However the hook it hangs off is that the woman in question is a fit, pony tailed, large breasted woman in a tight top and hotpants....with guns. If you look at most games featuring women in a strong role, they're invariably dressed in underwear, swimwear, tight leather outfits, tiny waists and big t*ts, stereotypically sexualised.
Guys could complain that males are misrepresented in games as being either either large brainless muscly bound goons with a 6 pack and a machine gun, or silly short fat little round headed dungaree wearing buffoons with a huge round nose, a large gay tache and a silly voice, but that would be neurotically idiotic.
Its not really a criticism to point out that women in games actually are sexualised and stereotyped because it sells. Afterall games for the most part are about escapism, who wants to escape into a world where the women are rough and disinterested and their character is an avatar with no discernable or remarkable attributes.
Red Dead Redemption has probably done it best this gen. While at its core its GTA in the wild west, it at least treated the setting with a bit of respect and covered all sorts of themes like poverty, injustice and abuse using believable characters.