same crap, different industry
Gamer Alice is attending E3 and reporting on the meetings she's attending. Game industry and comic industry talk have always had scary parallels, but this panel discussion she covers on "women in games" really takes the cake. Please take special note of her comments at the end, which might as well be about comics. For example -- "I think that it's not a lack of games that will appeal to women that's the problem - there are LOTS - it's women even knowing they exist, and that they're fun, and worth the purchase." All her comments are good but if the parallels hold up, they're just falling deaf-as-nails ears. (I have to also say I agree with her statement "Make more survival horror games please, they're my favourite." 100%!!)
I wonder if there's any parallel in gaming to manga -- something that can just cut right through the industry's dopiness and get to women anyway.
(found through boing boing)