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Sony brings people who aren't up on stage.

 

 

Where'd the quote come from?

 

Also what was that thing your sig was for a bit?

 

No

 

it was a forum qoute from awhile back from an infamous wehraboo, i think snow panzer, that i managed to save in a MS word document before it got the RO hammer 

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Sony at least tries to make a show that it's more of a multinational company even though there's a hard glass ceiling for any non-Japanese employees. Nintendo doesn't even try and they're very hard to talk to if you're a foreign company.

 

Oh, and given that 45% of gamers were women circa 2012, and it was a growing proportion, criticizing the AAA industry for still being male-centric is not really out of line. They're being left behind by the casual game crowd, which is the current growth segment of the gaming industry while the market for CoD-stye games on the Xbox or PS is shrinking (albeit still the most lucrative).

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Sony at least tries to make a show that it's more of a multinational company even though there's a hard glass ceiling for any non-Japanese employees. Nintendo doesn't even try and they're very hard to talk to if you're a foreign company.

 

Oh, and given that 45% of gamers were women circa 2012, and it was a growing proportion, criticizing the AAA industry for still being male-centric is not really out of line. They're being left behind by the casual game crowd, which is the current growth segment of the gaming industry while the market for CoD-stye games on the Xbox or PS is shrinking (albeit still the most lucrative).

 

Call me a Racist but i pin that more on Japan's xenophobia more than anything else

 

And yes, while women continue to make up a greater portion of the 'gamer' population it is out of line for two reasons:

 

A: most of these objections are baseless and without proof that companies are actually sexist

 

B: Most speakers/company leaders aren't choosen because they arent minorities or women, but becuase they are the men for the job. Its doubly demeaning to women that there HAS to by a woman speaker even if she isnt as qualified, accomplished or deserving as her male counterpart. Ideally, women should undergo the same selection process for men, one that is based on merit rather than filling gender quota's.

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Part of the problem is that when all the old hands come from one group they tend to pick people like themselves to raise up. And of course the best way to get skills and cred is to come up under an old hand.

Good example: tech companies in SA. They often have massive amounts of (white) women in them all the way to the top, because our oppression was much more obsessed about keeping black kids out of universities than women.

Two guesses as to the people who aren't well represented in tech company board rooms here yet.

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Call me a Racist but i pin that more on Japan's xenophobia more than anything else

 

And yes, while women continue to make up a greater portion of the 'gamer' population it is out of line for two reasons:

 

A: most of these objections are baseless and without proof that companies are actually sexist

 

B: Most speakers/company leaders aren't choosen because they arent minorities or women, but becuase they are the men for the job. Its doubly demeaning to women that there HAS to by a woman speaker even if she isnt as qualified, accomplished or deserving as her male counterpart. Ideally, women should undergo the same selection process for men, one that is based on merit rather than filling gender quota's.

 

But not all Japanese multinationals are as inaccessible as Nintendo, which was the point. Sony has been able to make the transition, at least image-wise, as an international multinational whereas Nintendo is still the traditional Japanese company despite having multinational reach.

 

And the comment on women was not about having women spokespersons, but how the AAA games industry is male-centric. AAA is still dominated by testosterone-laden games like Call of Duty. Part of the reason this is the case is because game develop

 

Having more women spokespeople while pumping out another Space Marine/Special Operations/Thinly Veiled Male Power Fantasy would in fact just be window-dressing for the much deeper problem that most AAA games have become boring precisely because they're getting stuck in a loop of producing only games for half the population. That's why I mentioned the decline of the CoD crowd and consoles in favor of the indies and the casuals - it's the latter that's tapping into the female gamer marker which again has grown significantly to the point that "games are played mainly by guys" thing of the early 2000s no longer applies in the present.

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CoD decline have nothing to do with females, but it have eveything to do with it becoming worse each year as a game and as a CoD FPS.

 

General rise of indie and descreased interest to AAA games are directly connected to AAA games being made by soulless marketing "specialists".

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CoD decline have nothing to do with females, but it have eveything to do with it becoming worse each year as a game and as a CoD FPS.

 

General rise of indie and descreased interest to AAA games are directly connected to AAA games being made by soulless marketing "specialists".

 

Actually, you might want to read this article:

 

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2015-07-10-time-study-boys-think-women-are-over-sexualised-in-games

 

Given that the supposed driving force behind the AAA "soulless marketing" is that these games are supposed to target teenage boys primarily.

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I'd like to know why I'm supposed to care that the offspring of the woman who lip-synced the Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl nearly three decades ago is dead and why it's suddenly banner headline news.

 

You're supposed to care because it's supposed to be something you care about, because if you care it makes them money. The news isn't about informing you, it's about monetizing your attention span.

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David Frum looks up World War 1 on Wikipedia, clicks a bunch of the links and throws all the random stuff he found against the wall to see what sticks.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/06/world-war-i-legacy-democracy/394616/

And perhaps I overlooked it, but he talks about America's entrance into World War 1 and doesn't mention unrestricted submarine warfare.

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