Video games are one of the most vibrant cultural forms of the 21st century – but they have an image problem.
*sighs* Guess who?
The industry is seen as a boys’ club, a production line of games written by young men, predominantly aimed at young men. Even though independent studios are making more diverse content than ever, gaming culture is dominated by male voices.
Is there nothing the joyless progressives won’t seek to meddle with?
Games such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty are hugely entertaining, but they’re stuck in a rut where all players are twentysomething men.
Well, that’s bullshit – I don’t play them myself (I prefer hunting games, strategies and ‘World of Warcraft’) but I know a lot of female players do.