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@Ron_W Yeah, I know. This is just me in my "begging/wishful-thinking" voice. Still, it would be nice for him to comeback, perhaps as a guest reviewer. ;)

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Greg Kasavin, we missed you! Please, come back to Gamespot!

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Sorry if I'm a bit late to the party, but I find this commentary a bit troubling (and still relevant for a rebuttal).


It's not the fact that we object to female warriors, but the fact still remains, even with all the progressive characters such as Samus and Lara Croft (despite her noticeable, ahem, assets), men are still the target audience, so of course most male gamers will want to play as characters they can to relate to. This isn't to say that men cannot play as female characters while having a strong story at the same time, but this is the flip side of "playing as the actual gender to have a more immerse experience" (or what ever that argument is). Case in point: I have no interest in playing as FemShep, nor do I have an interest in having a gay relationship. Sorry, but that is just me.


But most troubling is her dismissal of Ryan Creighton's point about appearing as racist or sexist if he writes anything outside his status. Carolyn, do you know how many people often get criticized for this? Do you know how many people like him are often told that he can't write stories like this authentically because he's not black/Latino/gay/poor/(insert any other minority status here)? No matter what Ryan does or says, he can't win.


I do agree with you though that it is a Catch-22: female gamers are not buying games because it is too "male-centric", but developers are not making games for females because they're not buying them. It has to be taken slowly to the point that they're just there without making a big fanfare about. I think that's biggest problem we have as a society: we're so obsessed with fanfares about being the first (insert minority status), that we often forget it is not the most important sign of progress. This of course isn't to say we can't celebrate those fanfares, but let's not lose sight of the big picture in the process.

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@Piris Or a biting one. ;)

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Quick! How long before GameSpot writes something "anti-Nintendo" and then gets accused by producing "clickbait?" ;)

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@Gelugon_baat


Perhaps you're implying that this kind of narrative is inherently wrong. We'll just have to agree to disagree on that.

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"Victor Fries' wife Nora is "alive" but not really alive; like too many women in comics, she exists not as an individual with her own value but serves only to fuel the anguish of a male character, and because she is literally being kept frozen, she gives slightly different meaning to the phrase "woman in a refrigerator."


This statement from Carolyn is totally unfair because that's been the whole narrative of Nora Fries since 1992. If this were a brand new original character, then I can understand her viewpoint.

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@Cryckard @sdcazares1980 Oh my bad, I thought he was disabling a bomb on :39. Anyway, my point still remains.

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Not much of a difference. I'll admit, in some instances, like when you disable a bomb, the Xbox One is looks better, but the difference overall is not that great.

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I don't own a 3DS, but given it's cheap price and the utter uselessness of 3D, I'd buy it. My only complaint is that it doesn't fold.

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