Derek wrote:Chen wrote:Xenomortis wrote:Actually, I expect 40+ to be.
Well, I expect it to be largely uniform (with a slight bias to older generations).
http://www.people-press.org/2002/10/17/ ... n-in-iraq/ and
http://www.gallup.com/poll/161399/10th- ... stake.aspx
Seem to imply that its the younger generation that seems to be more supportive of war than the older. Probably because the older generation actually remembers previous wars and the horrors therein.
I find that surprising, actually.
But I don't think this proves the point about war games at all. If we compare the 18-30 group and the 50-64 group, we see that support went from 69/61 in 2002 to 48/39 in 2013. So support dropped in both groups, and by similar amounts. Although with an 11 year gap between the surveys, it might be better to move the age brackets up (so we're comparing roughly the same set of people in 2002 and 2013), in which case the 2013 ratio would be 43/36. Note that the first Call of Duty game was released in 2003, and the serious really took off, and exploded the modern military shooter genre, with CoD4 in 2007. I think you're going to have a hard time proving any causality here between playing CoD and supporting war.
When you consider that the younger generation voted Obama in (who ran on the platform of "End the War in Iraq"... among other things), vs the War Hero John McCain, things get even murkier.
18-29: 66% for Obama / 32% McCain
30-44: 52% for Obama / 46% McCain
45-64: 50% Obama / 49% McCain
65+: 45% Obama / 53% McCain
PolakoVoador wrote:Well, it "kind of" solves. If every game which had Chain Bikinis (or whatever variant) also had Armour Loincloth version for the male characters, than it wouldn't be the case of a industry always promoting woman as eye candy in contrast to fully clothed men. It would be just games with Non-sensical Sexy Battle Gear.
Of course this is imagining a world where the Chain Bikini/Loincloth equallity started from the beginning. Considering reallity, yeaaaah, not a solution, but I see it as some sort of improvement.
Also, according to some female gamers I know (including my girlfriend), the Chain Bikini is not the problem per se, but being the ONLY option for, say, high level gear. For what KE posted, Guild Wars seems to do a good job on the matter: both genders apparently have the option to go the Sensible Battle Gear route if they want to, while still allowing for unresonable eye candy sexyness.
I'll just... leave this here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWRmH_Uyu6U (NSFW)
The amount of fanservice with male characters is growing, at least within the video game world. So I do think games are moving in the general direction of "Non-sensical Sex jokes" with both male and female characters. Kinda like how "Policeman" is no longer proper, and everyone is saying the non-gender specific "Police Officer".
Case in point: the only charracter with a "Swimsuit" in the new SSB game is Shulk. Samus gets her Shorts / Halter Top (a throwback to her Metroid: Fusion ending), but this isn't technically a swimsuit :-p.
I am told that the Shulk costume is a joke regarding his game as well. But I haven't played the Xeno series and am ignorant of it.