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I wish we could have Sara on with every episode. A female perspective in gaming is something this show has lacked for a long time and it isnâ€™t without me trying to make it happen. That said, if youâ€™re a woman who loves talking about games and can make it to the studio every Saturday we do this, then by all means reach out to us and let us know. The schedule isnâ€™t that accommodating for some and the pay is completely non-existent, but itâ€™s fun and weâ€™d love to have you.
When Sara was talking about Destiny she was referring to her characters with female pronouns and that made me pose the question about selecting gender in gaming. Iâ€™ve only ever deep dive role-played with one specific game and that was City Of Heroes/Villains. In other games when given the chance to select gender I go male 99.9% of the time (Sara reminded me of FemShep from Mass Effect, and that may have been one of the times I selected the opposite – the voice acting was impeccable).
It was an interesting and WAY too short of a conversation to have because for some reason I am fascinated by gender selection in gaming. I imagine thereâ€™s plenty of stats out there on how it plays out, but I was more curious about the people in the room, the people listening, and the people reading this. Which brings me to the question, when given the choice of gender in a game do you pick your own or the opposite? And, if you feel like saying, whatâ€™s the reason behind your choice?
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