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Posted Nov 28, '12 at 12:25am

Prizrak232

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Alright I'm a close to normal guy, but I've put almost 21,000 hours into the Fallout series and I would say about 3/4 of those 21,000 hours I played as a female, and now I find myself playing as a female in almost any game you can. My friends think I'm weird or quote "gay" for doing so. So I guess what am asking is what do you guys and gals think of it?

 

Posted Dec 1, '12 at 1:09am

vinster132

vinster132

6,091 posts

We don't normally see females play. Or I don't. But I honestly have no problem about them playing video games.

 

Posted Dec 1, '12 at 1:21am

Kasic

Kasic

5,734 posts

I don't think it really matters. In lots of games there's gender locked classes or specific characters that have different abilities. Sometimes there's different equipment or items available to only one gender, or they have different animations for things.

Most commonly though if it's a simple avatar, most people are going to pick their own gender. I still don't care who picks what but I suppose some people find it odd.

 

Posted Dec 1, '12 at 1:24am

VonHeisenbourg

VonHeisenbourg

379 posts

We don't normally see females play. Or I don't. But I honestly have no problem about them playing video games.

I think you misconstrued the question, I do think that Prizrak was asking "what do you the AG gamers think of a guy in real life playing as a female character in a video game?"

I myself do not care at all how you choose to play, female or male? Why would I care at all?
 

Posted Dec 1, '12 at 1:36am

jeol

jeol

3,987 posts

I do it all the time. In Halo, if I have the choice between a male or a female spartan, I always go female. Borderlands, I choose Siren. I think my friends are a bit used to it by now - I'm not so much a 'wierdo' anymore :P

Of course, if I'd have to choose between male, female, and penguin, I would obviously choose penguin.

 

Posted Dec 1, '12 at 2:22am

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

797 posts

Alright I'm a close to normal guy, but I've put almost 21,000 hours into the Fallout series and I would say about 3/4 of those 21,000 hours I played as a female, and now I find myself playing as a female in almost any game you can. My friends think I'm weird or quote "gay" for doing so. So I guess what am asking is what do you guys and gals think of it?


It's completely fine, there are a lot of games where the female characters have different benefits and stats than a male. It's all part of the game.
 

Posted Dec 1, '12 at 2:22am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,700 posts

I used to do this all the time when playing the sims...you know...to do lesbian stuff

 

Posted Dec 1, '12 at 3:38am

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

5,378 posts

i almost always choose the male character because im a boy and i like video games to feel more realistic.

but if there is no choice (gender locked classes for example) ill choose the female. it doesnt really matter. besides, most games have male characters as the main characters so girls have to play as guys all the time.

if your like me and like magic users in rpgs youd have to play as a female in many games... kind of sexist but meh

 

Posted Dec 1, '12 at 4:00am

Balloon__Girl

Balloon__Girl

206 posts

if your like me and like magic users in rpgs youd have to play as a female in many games... kind of sexist but meh


Lol, that may be a bit sexist, but in a large majority of games females are forced to play as males even though a women would be perfectly capable (albeit it may be less common) of doing whatever that male character is doing.

Anyways, if I have the option of playing as a female I usually will because I am a female. However, if it is a game that involves me inter-acting with actual people I occasionally do play as a male because sometimes I find I am treated quite differently as a female in ways I do not necessarily enjoy. I just want to play the game. I think you should just play in the way it is the most fun for you. If you wish to play as a female, so be it, if not, that is also just fine.
 

Posted Dec 1, '12 at 5:19am

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,838 posts

I see no problem with guys playing as a girl in games. It's a game. Kinda does not matter which gender you choose.

Personally, on modern-day RPGs (like Fallout and such) I play as a female simple because I do not want to stare at the backside of a dude for 40+ hours. It also helps that ladies are always the better looker of the sexes. XD

 
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