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Tue May 15, 2012, 11:12 PM

Women warriors and underwear.

For once I'd like to see a video game without the use of belly buttons, cleavage, and only slivers of cloth over the characters big ass buttcheeks.

Tell me if you find one... The unknown videogame, not the buttcheeks.

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Reply Women warriors and underwear. (Original post)
Neoma May 2012 OP
murielm99 May 2012 #1
Neoma May 2012 #2
foo_bar May 2012 #3
ProgressiveProfessor May 2012 #4
Neoma May 2012 #7
ProgressiveProfessor May 2012 #8
laconicsax May 2012 #5
intaglio May 2012 #6
Whisp May 2012 #9
Neoma May 2012 #10
Whisp May 2012 #11
LadyHawkAZ May 2012 #12
FloridaJudy May 2012 #13
obamanut2012 May 2012 #14
Neoma May 2012 #15
obamanut2012 May 2012 #16
Neoma May 2012 #17
LeftyMom May 2012 #18

Response to Neoma (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:15 PM

1. So, do women design any of these games?

Maybe if they did, we would get games like that. Or, the women would look normal and all the men could have exaggerated proportions.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #1)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:19 PM

2. Male characters already have exaggerated proportions.

Muscle-wise.

I know that female computer programmers are really rare...

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 11:41 PM

3. I was gonna say Metroid

But then I remembered the "reveal":



Offhand, all I can think of is Portal (depending on your definition of "warrior", Alyx Vance/Half-Life 2, and, uh, Ms. Pac Man (depending on your definition of "cleavage"

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 12:03 AM

4. I kind of like Skyrim in that regards

- No capabilities differences between the genders (but some between the races (reptilian, feline, humanoid, elves, orcs...)
- You can marry any person, of any race, of any gender if they will have you.
- No heavy emphasis on breasts or genitals.
- Even when you strip a dead enemy of everything, they still have their underwear on and it covers things
- Women in leadership
- Minimal gender stereotypes.

Its not perfect, but for someone who has been actively ignoring the console gaming area for a number of years I was impressed by the visual representations, open ended story lines, and general approach to things. That said, its still a bloody swords/arrows/magic free for all and some have been unhappy about the possible parallels between the Foresworn and Native Americans.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2012, 07:33 AM

7. My problem with that is...

Medieval underwear looked nothing like that.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #7)

Wed May 16, 2012, 05:56 PM

8. Not to mention perpetuating the whole boxer/loincloth vs briefs thing

I give the Bethesda some credit there for avoiding the prurient in a reasonable manner and putting out a game that at times seems as much art as recreation. GTA it is not.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 01:39 AM

5. It's been well over a decade since I played it, but I don't remember seeing that in Perfect Dark.

 

Of course several of the costumes were skin-tight, but I think the closest it ever got to what you describe is a flight attendant's uniform you steal to sneak aboard Air Force One--the skirt was short, but not that short (IIRC).

The point of that game was more about shooting bad guys and reptilian aliens. Female protagonist who's the best agent/murderer ever, explosions, no stupid romance subplot, etc.

I was going to say that Jedi Knight 2 fit the bill since everyone's fully clothed and often in robes or stormtrooper armor, but then I remembered that the antagonist's apprentice wears a low-cut unitard that only has one leg. She trades in the unitard for a "proper" pair of leather pants and a bikini top in Jedi Knight 3, but that isn't even the most notable underwear issue in that game.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 01:40 AM

6. Err ... Elder Scrolls series?

Sorry, ProgProf, didn't see your post.

Other area of concern, apart from the Forsworn, is the racism of the Stormcloaks and the Altmer (Allies of the Empire)

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 06:05 PM

9. and stilettoes.

 

my Demon Hunter has high heels - I thought my net connection or my comp was making me slow in game but its those stupid high heels.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #9)

Wed May 16, 2012, 06:31 PM

10. How do you fight demons in high heels?!

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Response to Neoma (Reply #10)

Wed May 16, 2012, 08:37 PM

11. I'll have to call Blizzard on that

 

It would be like a guy fighting demons with a six pack under each arm.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2012, 12:53 PM

12. The only MMORPG I played was Toontown

no breasts, belly buttons, buttcheeks or underwear of any kind. No killing things either.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:49 PM

13. I'm an old D&D player

And we designed our own avatars. They were pretty much uni-sex: we just switched the heads. Who could tell which gender was which under all those wizards' robes or armor? You could always tell my venturing parties. They were the ones lead by Ben, Jerry, Haagen, Daaz, Godiva, and Edy.

Someone needs to design a MUD based on Darkover's "Free Amazons". They all dressed practically for the tasks.

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:17 AM

14. These warriors wear whatever underwear they want










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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #14)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:19 AM

15. Love the last one.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #15)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:22 AM

16. Me too

I wish they would make it into a poster. I would buy it.

And, they really can wear whatever underwear and bras they want after Basic.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #16)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:22 AM

17. You sure they haven't?

Allposters.com maybe?

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Response to Neoma (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 11:03 PM

18. Years ago my first job was at an electronics shop.

That was back when the Tomb Raider franchise was a big thing. One day a customer asked me if there was a game like that with a male protagonist. I must admit I looked at him sort of blankly for a moment before I figured out why anybody would want such a thing.

For the record, no, there wasn't. And in the intervening decade and change I don't believe anybody's come up with one.

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