@kentonclay: I wouldn't say that, but yes. Stories in games are usually pretty crap, but usually story isn't the main draw of a game. And if it is, then it better not be crap.
Also, Anita is way too opinionated to be believable in the way she portrays games for me to listen. While I can understand some of her concerns, and agree with some of her points. I mostly feel she is grasping at straws, trying to make things look a lot worse than they really are. Yeah, more women play games nowadays, but men are usually the target audience. So why would it make sense to have more female protagonists for instance.
And the fact that important female characters get killed of, is because protagonists are mostly male. It is common in all storytelling to kill off loved ones in order to motivate the main character, it does not demean the gender of the person getting killed off in any way or form. Unless you are ofc. a feminist looking for a cause.
And I am sure many a white knight will ride forth and argue against that.