Portal is probably the last major video game release that didn’t star a white, 18-35 year old white dude with short hair, stubble and a scowl. That game came out six years ago.
I don’t understand how people can get mad and confused when you point out that there’s not enough creativity or diversity in video games. Granted, there was definitely room for growth in the 80’s and 90’s, but we’ve fallen way behind since then. We used to have space pilot furries and master thieves. Dragons, bandicoots, hedgehogs and plumbers. Women who were archaeologists and bounty hunters.
So why are we still marketing games exclusively to fraternity douchebags? There’s no excuse for having such narrow goals in 2013.
THIS IS NOT OKAY.
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This is so true! All of the main characters of games are boring as fuck! It’s put me off games in the last few years. It’s always a boring looking white dude with a boring old gun doing boring shit. Chuck some colour and magic and creativity all up in there! What’s the point in making games that are close to reality? Make some fun crazy stuff like spyro and crash and kingdom hearts again!
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