hand over the beignets and no one gets hurt.

Anonymous asked:

Why are so many people demanding AAA titles to be all feminist and stuff when women don't even buy those games?

dgaider:

askagamedev:

The long and the short of it is… because they do. Let’s explore that thought a bit with some actual research, hm?

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Indeed.

The argument I most often hear regarding those CSA figures is that they’re for the entire audience and not for a specific game or type of game. It’s true. The percentage may be less for some types of games and more for others. That does, however, still mean half the entire current gaming audience consists of women who are playing a game of some kind.

The leap from being someone who plays a videogame to someone who plays a hardcore videogame (such as the kind BioWare makes, let’s face it) is far shorter than the leap from non-gamer to the same.

So the question, if one looks at it from a purely business perspective, and particularly for an industry where costs are rising dramatically and the number of units of a AAA game required to ship just to stay afloat increases every year, shouldn’t be “how do we better fight for a larger share of our traditional audience?” but rather “how do we better entice a larger portion of the entire gamer audience to play our game?”

That’s the question with which the whole industry (and, yes, that includes us at BioWare) is struggling. Also note the pertinent part of the question is how to do it better. Simply making a good game is not in and of itself enough. Oh sure, that’s part of it—if you make a crap game, you’re not going to get an audience no matter who you pitch it to—but there are already good and bad games out there for every genre and type of videogame. What you have to ask yourself, if the suggestion is “women don’t even buy those games,” is, “why not?”

Hint: the answer may require more self-examination than you are, strictly speaking, comfortable with.

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travelthisworld:

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Hong Kong | by dickmann

whimsicalobservant:

jeanpaulfarte:

in stories featuring aliens, they’re always like “on my planet this never happens!” or “in my culture, this differs from your human culture.” and that’s neat and all because i like worldbuilding and all that jazz but wouldn’t it be fun if they just….

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Brian Bloom as Varric Tethras [x]

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castlesfromallovertheworld:

Corfe Castle, England

The dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle stand on a natural hill guarding the principal route through the Purbeck Hills.

© Antony Spencer

castlesfromallovertheworld:

Corfe Castle, England

The dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle stand on a natural hill guarding the principal route through the Purbeck Hills.

© Antony Spencer

221books:

catbountry:

myeyesarehazel:

Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”

My entire educational experience summed up in one sentence.

My entire life summed up in one sentence. 

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coffeeandcockatiels:

fuoco-going-ghost:

phenex1331:

20 places that don’t look real (part 2)

11.Mount Roraima-South america

12.Naico mine-Mexico

13.Red beach-China

14.Solar du Uyuni-Bolivia

15.Tainzi mountians-China

16.Tulip fields-Netherlands

17.Tunnel of love-Ukraine

18.Wisteria flower tunnel-Japan

19.Zhangye Danxia landform-China

20.Zhangya Danxia Landfrom 2-China

i want to live my life in these places

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magpieandwhale:

jeannepompadour:

Medieval men’s and women’s costumes from the 1300s-1400s

For real? Wow.