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[–] Star_Platinum 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Holy shit I just looked this bitch up-Game development at USC is 100% Pozzed. Then again if you're spending over 67k a year to learn game design then you might have bigger problems than an overpaid tumblr-goblin cancelling a panel.

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[–] Grospoliner 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

A year? 67k a year? Mother fuck my engineering bacholers didn't even cost me 67k total.

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[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"her"

female

I don't buy it.

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[–] valk2 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

I can't think of a single female developer for any of the games I have played or enjoyed.

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[–] firex726 1 points 32 points (+33|-1) ago 

Roberta Williams, co-founder of Sierra and helped create the point/click adventure genre.

Thing is though, she would not count as shes not some victim-hood loving feminist. She had the drive to learn to code at a time before the OS had a GUI, helped found a company, and the imagination to create an entire game genre.

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[–] SkepticalMartian 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago  (edited ago)

She hasn't been in the industry for so long now that anyone could be forgiven for not remembering her. She retired in 1999.

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[–] WitnesstheSalt 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Damn. I feel rotten Roberta Williams didn't come to my mind, though I don't think I ever got into any of the various Sierra games.

The people associated with games that I recall fall in three camps:

People who attached their names to games directly: Sid Meier, Will Wright, American McGee

People who didn't manage to deliver the vision they had: Jon Romero, Molyneux, Schilling, and even that mutant Fish.

There's some overlap in these two groups. Romero did amazing stuff but I remember him for Daikatana. Will Wright managed to crap out Spore but I remember him for the various Sim games.

Then there's some various critters who come to mind because they have celebrity not warranted by their meager output, who are unworthy of being named at all.

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[–] Ulluses 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Point and click adventure games are not very mainstream sadly, I don't play too many anymore but some of the best written characters, particularly female characters, are found in the genre. This is one of the reasons why I don't support the notion there aren't enough strong woman in videogames, there are tons of them, from pregnant woman to empire carvers to heroines to suffering guardians, all these tropes are found in that genre and many of them are really well written.

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[–] valk2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I never got into the point and click games personally. They were during my time on PC but it wasn't my thing I was more of a Microprose person.

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[–] valk2 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

John Carmack, Kedhrin Gonzales, John Romero. That is just off the top of my head. I know one of those personally.

Edit: was putting a marinade together and used a spice brand instead of Carmack.

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[–] valk2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Awesome. I didn't know any of these personally.

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[–] Namrok 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Amy Hennig was the director of the Legacy of Kain series and Uncharted. Legacy of Kain I especially love, and the difference in quality between the ones she worked on, and the ones she didn't, is night and day.

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[–] Namrok 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

What the fucking fuck.

"We're not trying to take away your games" my fucking ass.

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[–] Alpha_Machine 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Not allowing a speech at a university != taking away video games.

Calm down, sperg.

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[–] Pantsuit 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Maybe if they want women to be on the panel of Legends of the Games Industry, they should wait until a woman has become a legend of the game industry...

They seem to be forgetting that for a long, long time, these fields (including STEM and the like) were very highly male-dominated fields. It's only recently that there has been a big push to get women into these fields, and it's naturally going to take some time for them to penetrate the fields enough for a few legends to stand out.

Also cancelling an event over anyone not being there is fucking retarded. What if they had tried to find women legends but they couldn't free up their schedule to be available for this event? What if it was unpaid and no women took on that offer? Any number of things could be the cause for women not being at the event but they shut it down because they presume it's some sexist conspiracy.

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[–] Grospoliner 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

She's probably making more money writing harlequin trash novels.

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[–] a_random_sith 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

This panel was important BECAUSE there are not a lot of female game designers. Who knows how many women may have been sitting in the audience and had their lives changed because of it. How many women may have decided to become developers.

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[–] Plant_Boy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

HANG ON! HANG ON!

We have to stop building buildings, we have to stop picking up rubbish. Women aren't included in the jobs so until we include them in it we have to cancel everything without them.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The page was loading way too slowly on my mobile connection. To clarify, the problem is that there just weren't any women not because women are disallowed, right?

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[–] derram [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yep, because there were no women on the panel.

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[–] ABACABB 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Isn't that like..... Sexism?

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