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Should Video Games Have ‘Girlfriend Mode’?

AdriHead 2012/08/16 23:00:00
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Girlfriend mode on video games? Is this a joke? In a recent interview with Eurogamer, lead game designer John Hemingway revealed a new skill tree called "Best Friends Forever," which is a mode designed to make things easier for people who can't aim as high as more skilled gamers.

And what does Hemingway casually refer to this mode as? Girlfriend mode. Wow. Way to set us back a few decades, dude. Do you think it's OK for video games to have a "girlfriend mode"?

THEFRISKY.COM reports:
You’d think that by 2012 game designers would have stopped insulting our intelligence by giving us female characters with gigantic conical boobs and tiny there’s-no-way-she-has-any-internal-organs waists. You’d think they would have created some virtual woman we can get behind. You’d especially think that since it’s been shown female gamers outnumber male gamers, designers would respect their audience and do everything in their power not to alienate us. Well, of course you’d be wrong.
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  • addie Feria~B... 2012/08/29 02:37:31
    addie
    That was all I meant.
  • SW Feria~B... 2012/08/17 13:31:18
    SW
    +1
    I love her. There I said it. I don't care who knows. She's the Audry Plaza of cartoon superheroes.
  • Greatki... SW 2012/08/17 17:30:02
    Greatkibble
    Looking back at the past I'll admit I had a little crush on Raven too. ;)
  • I(◕‿◕✿)I Feria~B... 2012/08/18 02:07:05
    I(◕‿◕✿)I
    Lol hey it's Raven!
  • Surya Feria~B... 2012/08/19 15:52:49
    Surya
    Love the gif lol
    Raven is awesome

    and i agree
    but you got to admit, it is a pretty good idea to have an easy mode even if the name is sexist
  • Feria~B... Surya 2012/08/19 21:22:23
    Feria~Badass of PHAET~
    +1
    If they changed the name, I'd be all for it.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/17 00:28:35
  • Edbert 2012/08/17 00:26:12
    No
    Edbert
    +3
    Silly question, everyone knows a true gamer only has his hands for girlfriends.
  • retrograve Edbert 2012/08/17 02:30:28
    retrograve
    Rosie Palms and her five sisters.
  • KaTy BeAr 2012/08/17 00:19:55
    No
    KaTy BeAr
    +4
    Hey if a girl can't handle the game, then she shouldn't play it. REAL girl gamers don't need "training wheels"!!
  • Rhi-ot. 2012/08/17 00:12:38
    No
    Rhi-ot.
    +6
    As a girl gamer who can beat her boyfriend at some games and has been at the top of manyyy leaderboards, I'm kind of offended.
  • Jenn 2012/08/17 00:00:36
    No
    Jenn
    +3
    WTF...... if you cant handle "easy" or "casual" mode, you need to get a new hobby
  • Libertys Martyr 2012/08/16 23:42:08
    Yes
    Libertys Martyr
    +7
    I'd say "no" typically to a question like this, because your skill level at video games has nothing to do with your gender, it has to do with how much you as an individual practice and play. BUT I'm answering "yes" simply because this applies to my girlfriend 100% perfectly, and she DOES need a girlfriend mode cuz watching her try play Halo was one of the saddest things in all of existence.
  • ☂cinderella.dress.in.yellow☂ 2012/08/16 23:39:01
    No
    ☂cinderella.dress.in.yellow☂
    +2
    No i dont approve .
  • rereblue 2012/08/16 23:37:16
    No
    rereblue
    +7
    Oh hell no
    Oh Hell No. I'm a girl and if I'm gonna play, I'm playing just like everyone else, and guess what I'll kick some ass
  • Soot The Fallen 2012/08/16 23:34:51
    Yes
    Soot The Fallen
    +2
    Yes.... let her play on it for a few weeks then turn it off and actualy teach her.
  • MAZ142 2012/08/16 23:33:33
    No
    MAZ142
    +3
    Hahahahahaha lol hold on, wait let me reemphasize my humor. HAHAHA! So does that mean do Olympiads who aren't as good as the man next to them get a head start too? Bloody hell its a game if you can't do it then well man up and face it that theres better people then you
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/08/16 23:28:51
    No
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +6
    Some girls can kick butt, sexist crap.
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2012/08/16 23:27:41
    No
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    +3
    No. Girls need to man up. Play the video game, no nagging, no girly needs. Show guys that we can play video games just as well. Girl Gamers are possible. -.-
  • Wayne TH G 333 2012/08/16 23:26:38
    No
    Wayne TH G 333
    +5
    That's a little sexist but quite funny! :D
    Some girls are actually quite good gamers and respect is due to them!
  • Th8nos 2012/08/16 23:20:28
    No
    Th8nos
    +4
    Why? some girls can play video games better than guys
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/08/16 23:18:51
    No
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +8
    seriously

    I enjoy the gaming systems as is already; girlfriend mode is not needed.
  • Greatki... Latti I... 2012/08/17 17:24:07
    Greatkibble
    +1
    Definitely agreed. lol

    I don't know much chicks irl who play many video games though. =P
  • Latti I... Greatki... 2012/08/17 17:27:23
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +1
    giving you the look gif

    lol

    I do ;-)
  • Greatki... Latti I... 2012/08/17 17:31:53
  • CwrazyLwina 2012/08/16 23:17:37
    No
    CwrazyLwina
    +4
    llol no thats insulting! I play as well as any guy out there >:D besides, girls are smarter and to play u just need brains and fingers lol. Gender shuldnt matter except for the interest displayed..
  • spencerc143 2012/08/16 23:15:46
    No
    spencerc143
    +5
    Lets stick to easy, medium, and hard.
  • Elz 2012/08/16 23:13:32
    Yes
    Elz
    +2
    sure. i wouldn't mind playing video games with my boyfriend.
  • Trevor Roberts 2012/08/16 23:11:07
    Yes
    Trevor Roberts
    +4
    pewdiepie.... Girlfriend mode activate *boop*
  • 666_Maggots~I'm a female! 2012/08/16 23:10:14 (edited)
    No
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    +9
    Hell no! Pfft and for example, my self, as a female, am waaayyyy better than most the guys I know at video games. Pfft! THAT. IS. JUST. PITIFUL!

    pfft female waaayyyy guys vide games pfft pitiful
  • Melizmatic 666_Mag... 2012/08/16 23:14:26
    Melizmatic
    +5
    Is that... Shutterfly doing a roundhouse on the Brazzers porn site?

    MADE OF AWESOME.
  • 666_Mag... Melizmatic 2012/08/16 23:16:55
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Well... Umm... I don't know... I just noticed the Brazzers sign now... O.o I suppose so... -.-
  • Melizmatic 666_Mag... 2012/08/16 23:19:48
    Melizmatic
    +4
    That's what Brazzers is.

    Again, awesome.
  • Bulanov... Melizmatic 2012/08/17 04:55:52
    Bulanova (Team Hargitay)
    It's Fluttershy, not Shutterfly, right? (I don't watch the show so I don't know, I just thought I remembered it being Fluttershy).
  • Melizmatic Bulanov... 2012/08/17 04:56:58
    Melizmatic
    +1
    *shrugs
  • Latti I... 666_Mag... 2012/08/16 23:17:02 (edited)
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +3
    lol ditto.
  • KaTy BeAr 666_Mag... 2012/08/17 00:22:15
    KaTy BeAr
    +3
    HELL yes!! Girlfriends don't need a BABY mode if they're real gamer girls. ;)
  • America... 666_Mag... 2012/08/17 02:26:43
    AmericanVirus
    +1
    Most guy "gamers" are really just casuals.
  • 666_Mag... America... 2012/08/17 02:30:41
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Okay...
  • America... 666_Mag... 2012/08/17 02:33:45 (edited)
    AmericanVirus
    +1
    I'm just saying most dudes that I know who call themselves gamers are just casual players and are unskilled

    "I play CoD, I'm a gamer" - not a gamer

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