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Author Topic: Social Issues in Games  (Read 14830 times)

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BŁge

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Re: Social Issues in Games
« Reply #460 on: November 19, 2013, 11:54:21 PM »

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Re: Social Issues in Games
« Reply #461 on: November 20, 2013, 02:40:53 AM »

is there any game where you can equip a ribbon on a character to make them female?

But I think she picked good examples. I mean, on Pinterest there's a "gender identifiers" tag that seems to state Flora's dress from Professor Layton is a "gender signifier". In a game where the protagonist wears a top hat unironically.

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Re: Social Issues in Games
« Reply #462 on: November 20, 2013, 09:51:41 AM »

Can't watch the video but JRPGs have a long history of gender-based armor/accessories and it's almost always explicitly for women.  Dragon Quest is especially bad, where the only non-class restrictions are on stuff like dresses and hairpins; there are no male-only equips.
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Re: Social Issues in Games
« Reply #463 on: November 20, 2013, 12:27:59 PM »

Can't watch the video but JRPGs have a long history of gender-based armor/accessories and it's almost always explicitly for women.  Dragon Quest is especially bad, where the only non-class restrictions are on stuff like dresses and hairpins; there are no male-only equips.
Dragon Quest has male-only equipment. There's not much of it, but it is there. Things like boxers. There's more in 9, which has lots of clothes.
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Re: Social Issues in Games
« Reply #464 on: November 20, 2013, 02:51:25 PM »

Xenoblade is friggin' hilarious in how the same piece of armor looks on different characters.  Put it on the burly dude and it's huge and spiky; put it on a lady and it's a thong now.
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Re: Social Issues in Games
« Reply #465 on: November 20, 2013, 03:07:18 PM »

Maybe the spikes are just in a different location that you can't see.
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Re: Social Issues in Games
« Reply #466 on: November 20, 2013, 03:32:13 PM »

Maybe the spikes are-

Did... did Lyrai just beat me to the penetration joke?
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Re: Social Issues in Games
« Reply #467 on: November 20, 2013, 06:23:49 PM »

She really stuck it too.
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