Yesterday I was talking with a friend of mine and his brother, whom I had just met. We were chatting about internet interactions, and out of no where, his bro starts going on about professional victims, mainly women who thought that video games should be banned as violent, bloody, gorefests where there were rampant sex acts and blatant sexism. He then went on to say that women should not be allowed to play video games, saying that women did not have the mental capacity to comprehend that these were, in fact, just games. This pissed me off, but I also understood where he was coming from, even if it was horribly biased.
So I showed him MY game collection. And, truth be told, most of the games in my collection are games marketed more towards males: Diablo 3, Injustice, Infamous: Second Son, Saints Row 4, and more games like that, as well as a slew of slasher movies, apocalypse movies, and other such gore-fests. I do have a few games that are more cutesy and marketed towards every one, but I have more violent games. And I play the violent games more because, let's face it, playing those games, you feel like a fucking bad ass. Those are the games I stay up and play all night long.
Of course, I do understand that I may be apart of a minority. IDK, I haven't really met a lot of other women who are into violent games. Most of my female friends find their entertainment going to the movies or playing softcore games like Sims, Katamari Damacy, and so on. And I enjoy those kinds of games too... But when I want to play versus another player in Injustice, I either go online and face off against some guy I don't know, or I call one of my guy friends over and we rumble for a few hours. I do feel as if I'm an ignored minority in the gaming community, because the women most people are focused on in gaming are the ones who won't shut up about how games are evil and sexist and all that bullshit.
Honestly, the way some of them carry on, I just wanna slap them with the Penetrator from SR3. For fucks sake, shut the fuck up and let me enjoy my bloody and violent video games you self-entitled bitches!
Now if you don't mind... I'm off to class, and then I'm coming back home and playing some SR4!