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    The elusive girl gamer

    Apparently in an attempt to encourage girls to get into video games, Nintendo launched a channel to cater more to the female demographic. And as expected, many people weren't too thrilled about it.


    Here's the promo video:


    Thoughts on this idea and marketing [to the ladies] in general? We know the industry sucks at it. So let's talk about it.

    Aside from being horribly cheesy, I think they're trying more to appeal to younger girls. Not so much adults. Which I actually have no problem with. If anything though I think they should get better people to do these videos.

    Disclaimer: This isn't a thread meant to bash feminism like at all. Don't do it.

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    The only time I will ask a girl to play with me is when I need a healer.

    And I'm not pleased with this but if it nets them more money then kay. It's not like I will get to play with most of them anyway. Unless the channel start having those "Let's shove my boobs into the screen and say 'I'm a female gamer' " (and they likely won't), there's really no reason to bash it.
    Last edited by Zeitzbach; 02-19-2014 at 11:13 PM.

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    Needs moar Samus.

    I mean, you've got a badass blonde woman right there. Fucking use her for shit.
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    Silly.
    If we want to unite gamers, why do we go out of our way to segregate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vae View Post
    Needs moar Samus.

    I mean, you've got a badass blonde woman right there. Fucking use her for shit.
    Come to think of it

    Guys certainly won't mind if the one playing is a blonde cosplaying in Samus Aran armor or suit.

    That is also good at the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamedog View Post
    Silly.
    If we want to unite gamers, why do we go out of our way to segregate them.
    It's weird. It's like, give them their own little space to explore without criticism, but then it makes it seem like you're trying to separate the two.

    Which is why I'm kind of assuming it's aimed towards younger kids. They're more likely to get interested if they have other girls to relate to. Something like that.

    Kids are weird :v

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    They do know that this Pink crap is hurting themselves right?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26064302

    Instead of thinking it's about makeup or girly stuff, it's about having something there enjoyable by both genders.

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    Does Nintendo seriously not realize that easily 90% of Link cosplayers are chicks wearing binders? What the actual fuck.

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    *sigh
    This stuff makes me so sad considering tons of girls play games. The same games boys play.
    Why not just make an action packed adventure thats actually awesome?
    So much time is wasted on this stuff when they should just concentrate on making good games!

 

 

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