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Why Women are Important in Video Games
As today is International Women’s Day 2014, I would like to dedicate this post to gaming women all over. It’s very nice to see that every year we, the gaming community, receive more and more female gamers. You balance games not only playing, writing quests and designing armor and clothing but coding, running big blockbuster gaming companies and more! You are the important part of the puzzle that make games more human, because only when we are female and male, we are human.
One of my all time favorite games, was a game called Kings Quest VI. It was written by Roberta Williams and Jane Jensen and released September 30th 1992. The game was an epic adventure that I now many times reflect back upon as an adult, how prince Alexander saved princess Casimma crossing not only the depths of the river Styx but deserts, mazes and swamps oh my!
Kings Quest VI had me solving puzzles for hours and hours, way beyond any of my other games that were more about shooting guns and killing monsters, aliens or zombies. I don’t think the gaming community would be as diverse as it could be without women. I really appreciate the effort and the work that women have to struggle to achieve in the male dominated industry. I hope to see more women involved in the gaming community creating, writing and playing in the future.
From the top of my head, my favorite games with a strong female lead character were: Mirror’s Edge (Faith), Portal, Portal II (Chell) and Heavenly Sword (Nariko) among others. In MMORPGs for example; myself as well as other guys I know, enjoy playing female characters. I choose to play a female on some of my characters because women to me, are strong and even stronger if you give them the opportunity. I love the way that video games are the great equalizer especially MMOs, you know how a game developer cannot give -10 strength just because you roll a female character. I like seeing women as heroines, Joan Of Arc is one of my favorite stories. As a male In MMOs, I find myself playing as a female primarily. It has given me insight as to what actual women experience. *ahem* let’s just say unwanted advances.
But, back to the point. I hope for 2014 and beyoooooOOOOoooond to see lots more women in powerful roles affecting games as well as other arenas. From a male standpoint, you are all worthy opponents and I hope to see you on the field of battle, virtually that is.
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The Noob Network Reaches 100+ on Google+
This is just a short post celebrating that we have reached 100 pluses on our Google+ Page! One hundred people have plused The Noob Network, 24 people are following, and we’ve barely gotten started. Personally, I’m feeling really happy and determined to keep on writing and blogging! If you’d like to show your support and follow us, please go to https://plus.google.com/+TheNoobNet/posts and circle us!
I personally want to say thank you to every read, comment and share we have received, you’re what makes this fun. I’m looking forward to the day we can get to two hundred!
Woohoo, stay awesome readers! ^-^
Star Wars: Battlecry Pre-Alpha Footage
Say what you want but there’s something magic with Star Wars Games, at least in my circle of friends, they either hit hard and are memorized in the gaming hall of fame—think X-Wing vs Tie Fighter, Star Wars Galaxies, or Republic Commando—or they are something that failed hard and should be buried in the Jundland Sea of Tatooine, like Star Wars Force Commander and X-Wing Alliance. These video…