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Kotaku calls Sony sexist - waiting from official response from Sony.

#1params7Posted 2/22/2013 1:04:49 PM
A day ago we had the topic about Kotaku being really upset over no women being at the presentation of PS4. I won't link their site - but you can go look it up - titled

" Why were there no women presenters at Ps4 event?"

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Today we got a healthy dose of next-gen information, delivered to us by a bevy of excited, breathless developers and publishers. Here's the thing: not a single one of the presenters at the PlayStation 4 event were women, and people noticed.

It's not something folks are happy about, either.

Getting women in games development is a noted problem in the industry, but the last year has seen a rise in conversation when it comes to gender and sexism in this industry. People will notice if, like today, there are no women presenters at your event.

The question is whether or not that will change. I admittedly didn't even notice there weren't women presenters until someone else mentioned it, which probably says something about how used to situations like this we all are. Some won't even bat an eyelash.

As a side note: the picture above shows some guys from Bungie, who you might remember because they looked super uncomfortable as they refused to raise their hands during their presentation (or because of Destiny, sure!)



They're not stopping there, and reaching out to Sony about it:

Patricia Hernandez (Kotaku writer updates article):
I've reached out to Sony for comment on the situation, but in the meantime, it seems worth saying that the conversation—for me at least—isn't so much to say Sony or PS4 developers are sexist. That's an easily derailed conversation that will revolve around disputing what type of companies these are.



What's happening to Kotaku? First David Jaffe, now this.
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#2SpaceMarineZackPosted 2/22/2013 1:06:28 PM
because all the gamers would be focusing on the woman speaking and not the screen.
#3theshovellerPosted 2/22/2013 1:07:51 PM
I'm calling Kotaku anti-American, and I'm waiting for a response.

Are they anti-American? Will they even bother to respond to something I made up on the spot by the sound of their name? Do I have any proof? Who cares! Internet!
#4superlativeformPosted 2/22/2013 1:08:01 PM
It's Kotaku
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#5Still__RippinPosted 2/22/2013 1:08:26 PM
Jesus Christ. Women need to shut the **** up about this kind of thing. Sony is a privately owned business ad should be able to do or hire whoever the hell they want.
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#6superlativeformPosted 2/22/2013 1:09:45 PM
Still__Rippin posted...
Jesus Christ. Women need to shut the **** up about this kind of thing. Sony is a privately owned business ad should be able to do or hire whoever the hell they want.


That kind of commentary will get you far
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#7AlltraPosted 2/22/2013 1:12:30 PM(edited)
What women? You mean there are actually women that give a crap enough about video games to wanna work in the industry? Where the hell are they?

Maybe you don't see them, because they're rare, and not because they're not being given a chance.
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#8Heavy_D_ForeverPosted 2/22/2013 1:12:06 PM
Kotaku really is the worst gaming site I've ever seen.

They are really grasping at straws trying to stir up some controversy.
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#9RabillionPosted 2/22/2013 1:12:14 PM
They're all working on The Sims 3. There's a lot of them.
#10DuneManPosted 2/22/2013 1:12:28 PM
Kotaku is just trying to stir up s*** to boost their site traffic.

If they wanted to be intellectually honest about it they'd ask why there aren't more women in prominent positions within the various software companies that presented, not attack the console manufacturer.
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