GS News - Halo 4 devs speak out against sexism

343 Industries head Bonnie Ross and Halo 4 executive producer Kiki Wolfkill say sexist behavior on Xbox Live is unacceptable; also say developers have a responsibility to wipe out sexism in the industry.

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jsf2008
jsf2008

**They're against sexism, uhuh. That's why they made the most racy version of Cortana, a NUDE a.i.**

Jonny-Two-Delta
Jonny-Two-Delta

Why is gamespot the only website where the comments section doesn't accept me hitting enter for a new paragraph. Rhetorical question, I just wanted to point out the stupidity of it.

Jonny-Two-Delta
Jonny-Two-Delta

Not that I have anything at all against female gamers, but what's the big deal with babying them and going out of your way to shelter them from the harsh realities of the world? If you care that much about people and their feelings, where the **** where you when I was a little brown kid being tormented daily at school in the 80s? People need to be thankful they have it so easy these days and just take it on the chin.Kudos to 343 for their work on Halo4. If Ross and Wolfkill (cool name) actually helped this game come into being then mad props to them.

REXLAWNMOWER
REXLAWNMOWER

Its what gaming is made of........not jumping tree to tree and sneaking up on redcoats.  I know a certain game I am trading for the new HALO4.  I am so happy that we can play Halo 4 right up to Dec. 21st, 2012......lol

Gravelord_Nito
Gravelord_Nito

i just love how women think its men's responsibility whatever they want. game world is a harsh place to everyone. women just can't deal with it

Joser15
Joser15

Someone should tell Microsoft nobody really cares. How bout you go report some real news.

tushwacker
tushwacker

wow.. I'm still looking forward to this game, but this just seems like 343 trying to get brownie points from the media.. is it coincidence that they make anti-sexist statements after the media made such a big deal out of the Aliens: Colonial Marines thing? and just a week before their game launches? I doubt it..

xiaoyangguang
xiaoyangguang

What a load of bs, gamers are mostly male, so its only natural that it is mostly for males too. If women want their games, go make your barbie games then... Accept the situation or get *beep* lost

itchyflop
itchyflop

ha really?? sexism online, sad if people are doing that !! isn't that every gamers dream ???

xiaoyangguang
xiaoyangguang

 @project343  

If you have such an urge to feel pity for the female gamers, maybe you are gender confused?

Violent games are meant for men, if women want to play them they either adapt to the situation or get lost. Why should everything be made for everybody?!

xiaoyangguang
xiaoyangguang

 @project343 

Same about yours. I don't mind women playing violent games, but deal with it or don't. They are not made for women. Period. Women making games is not an issue however they will mostly have to adapt to male gamers needs and cravings or else they will fail miserably.

What will however homogenize the play experience is when nutcases begin to demand certain things to be changed about in games. Don't like sexy dressed women? Don't play the game.

 

Gender of course comes with different flavours, if you are one of those who consider all sexual orientations and "off-the-road" as normal then those are all normals to you. But regardless of what you or someone else who "want to be in times" regarding sexual orientations and "liberalist" views, playing violent video games is mostly a thing males do. Not women, so who should those games adress to? Of course the male gamers.  If women want a violent game for their female comrades, then please make one, but if it doesn't appeal to men, don't expect it to sell well.

 

Regarding shoving down one's throat, what the **** do you think this whole thing is about then? If 95% of the gamers are men, and most certainly don't mind the situation as is today, what are those few female "gamers" trying to do? ("Gamers" since most females who plays some games are not exactly hardcore gamers..) And what are people with your over-the-top liberalist views trying to do about people who may not share your ideas?

So don't speak rubbish.

 

Women may not be born into those things, but a normal path of life is that at least most people of that gender should undertake what is deemed a normal gender role. Not talking about staying home wife and such things, even though that is up to each individual. If everyone was some LGT hippie the world would be in flames, both from their idiotic flag as well as sickening world -view.

project343
project343

 @xiaoyangguang Your reply is filled with nothing but presumptions. The presumption that I feel pity for female gamers (when, in fact, I think they can hold their own plenty against you sexist lot), the presumption that violent video games are an exclusively male pass-time, and the presumption that women trying carve out a spot in this industry will drastically homogenize the play experience.

 

I think you are, perhaps, reality-confused if you think gender is a binary, innate, and concrete fact of life. Women are not born into hair styling and "barbie games." Moreover, the more society tries to forcefully shove these ideologies down the throats of individuals with unique identities living in a polysemic world, the more frequently essentializing and two-dimensional assholes like you are going to spring up everywhere.

 

Sorry if life doesn't fit into neat boxes. I know--it can be difficult to cope with.

 

Ciao!