amberite: Sollux Captor, a Homestuck troll with grey skin, warm-colored horns and one red and one blue eye, depicted as an adolescent. He's peering out from behind his (also red and blue) glasses. The expression on his face is fearful, curious and determined. (Default)
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While mobile gaming attempts to work out its sexism issues, they seem to have settled on their ideal formula for advertising a competitive strategy game. Which is to show one or more beautiful women beating one or more regular guys at it. See, ladies, they know you can play games real well, so don't be offended! The Generic Schlub is astounded by this game goddess and her superior skill, but don't worry for your egos, hetero boys; in a surprise plot twist, our superior female players are besting you in this contest of skill as a means of flirtation!

(I have seen video ads for at least 4 separate games following this formula.)

Date: 2016-09-30 07:18 pm (UTC)
arethinn: glowing green spiral (Default)
From: [personal profile] arethinn
I'm not gonna say I've never played a video game against a boy as a means of flirtation, but... yiii.

Date: 2016-10-01 05:01 am (UTC)
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
From: [personal profile] krait
Out of curiosity, which games?

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