Whats this huge sexism craze even about? The female developers being treated poorly? Well that sucks, i wish them the best dealing with that and it's a shame if they have to deal with it (i dont think its a huge deal though as ive seen many female developers say its not a big deal).
About female characters sometimes being sexualized? Well no shit, sex sells. Male characters are often sexualized and idealized too. Also, what the fuck is wrong with a sexy video game lady? Who is it hurting? If you don't like it don't buy those games. Porn isn't illegal or wrong, why are people making a fuss about sexy video game characters and not strip clubs? One is a fake person that doesn't exist and is only there for pure entertainment and hurts no one. The other is real women getting naked for the pleasure of other people.
"Princess Peach isn't a good role model for young girls cus she always needs a man to rescue him". ok sure. but when the FUCK was any video game character a role model? You think Marcus Fenix is a good role model? All he does is get angry and shoot things. Video games are about fun, not god damn role models.
What is this sexism shit even about? There are plenty of strong female characters in video games. More and more games are allowing you to play as a female. More females are in the development side of things than ever before. So what the fuck is the problem?
The only sexism complaint i can take seriously is any female developers being sexually harassed, and in that case they should be talking to HR and their lawyers not god damn twitter.
If people like having sexy female characters in games, then what is wrong with that? The TV channel the CW is basically nothing but ridiculously attractive people having melodrama at each other, apparently people love that. Good for them!
Also anyone whining about that stupid god of war achievement "bros before hoes" get the fuck over it. It's a joke/reference to the stupid meme/phrase. Stop being ultra-sensitive children.
This is why we can't have nice things.
I just want to thank you writing exactly what I think of all of this but couldn't put into words.
Important as in it sold a lot and because of that companies started trying to copy it or important as in it did something that's new to video games and interesting? If you mean the second then I could not disagree more with this.
This is like the Fallout 3 ad debacle all over again. So one random person had an opinion. WHO CARES!? If some dude can just send in a complaint and get something taken down you just look like the most weak-ass business shill ever.