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2014/May/01 - I WANNA WIN!
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 3:14 am    Post subject: 2014/May/01 - I WANNA WIN! Reply with quote



Talk about your Dudebro Hard.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Land sakes alive, we are cooking with petrol now!
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh this reminds me of convos with dudebro gamers and that fact that World of Warcraft had an NPC that actively creeped on female characters. "But that's realistic!" What, you think I want to have this shit in my escapism? Dudebro escapism: where others still feel uncomfortable.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you at least punch the npc in the face?
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awwwww, I love poor Minique's reaction. But, y'know, read reviews before you buy a game.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly Yinello. Don't you know women shouldn't get wish-fulfillment? You let them fulfill their wishes and you end up with awful Mary Sues who dare to be attractive to friends and enemies alike, talented, important, prophesised and speshul the way male wish fulfillment protagonists totally never are. Didn't you get the memo?
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did but I dropped salsa on it and was forced to eat it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<Observes today's strip more closely>

Has Minique dyed the front bits of her hair? They weren't that light-coloured in this. I'm wondering if she's gone for a new look between games...
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
could you at least punch the npc in the face?


I'm pretty sure warcraft had a "/slap" command, not sure about a "/punch" though...then again it's been years since I left this game, they might have added more venting-related commands.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
Ugh this reminds me of convos with dudebro gamers and that fact that World of Warcraft had an NPC that actively creeped on female characters. "But that's realistic!" What, you think I want to have this shit in my escapism? Dudebro escapism: where others still feel uncomfortable.


All I gotta say is -- that's the least of WoW's problems on that front.

Sinfest is right, it really is like suddenly seeing the matrix when you wake up to it. Suddenly you finally see the night elf female idle animation as more than an annoyance. Suddenly you notice that there are very few prominent strong female lore characters and the few times they're allowed to be in the plot or backstory, they're in distress or in need of a male figure to sort things out. Or they're just flat out crazy or going crazy. Also you can often tell how evil a male character is by the lack of facial hair or stereotypical manly attributes.

Years ago a chinese syndicate stole my account (whenever I'd take it back, they'd have like five more guys contest my contesting it) and the thousands of hours I put on it. I've stopped fighting to get it back.

(To their credit, though, the updated female player models in the next expansion are distinctly less barbie doll like. We'll have to see if it goes any further than that but I'm not holding my breath. Blizzard has always been pretty happy to live in a dudebro bubble.)
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that last panel
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Echo wrote:
Awwwww, I love poor Minique's reaction. But, y'know, read reviews before you buy a game.
Never mind reviews, all she had to do was read the back of the box!
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ten to one this results in a new episode of Vagina Dentata Girl where she WINS THE DUDEBRO APOCALYPSE, DAMMIT.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tricksterson wrote:
Never mind reviews, all she had to do was read the back of the box!


Never believe the back of the box. It'll rave about a couple of reviews and not tell you how much it sucks. And say things like "Tactical Espionage Simulator" when it means "mildly interactive film" or "Get ready for the most bitchin' and bodacious time you're ever likely to have." when it means "This game took ten years to make and most of the ideas are from back then. Games have got much, much better since then, and boy does it show."
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently read scholarly research on video games that claimed the female market is as much as 43%, and that video games are starting to be made with that demographic in mind.

I'm not saying I agree or disagree, I'm just saying, female gamers are not rare unicorns and we want to win too!

*Sorry, checked my research and got the wrong number.

Goode, S., & Kartas, A. (2012). Exploring software piracy as a factor of video game console adoption. Behaviour & Information Technology, 31(6), 547-563. doi:10.1080/0144929X.2010.501154
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