Game for Boys or Girls

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Jenkins essay “‘Complete Freedom of Movement’: Video Games as Gendered Play Space” convinced me that 13 years ago there was gender segregation in the digital world of video games on who the games where made for, girls or boys. From my 15 year of experience playing hundreds of video games I never thought of games being gender biased till now. To me girls didn’t play them because they were just not into video games and would rather play with dolls. Jenkins states that traditional culture in video games is not fixing gender bias games but rather making the gender segregation stay (p. 713). Jenkins main claim is that pop culture is reinforcing conventional categories of gender and that the division between boys and girls needs to stop. Jenkins…show more content…
Microsoft Gaming Studio, the company that made “fable 2” when beyond the norms of other companies by letting the player choose a character 's sexuality, allowing for marriage and sexual relationships with male and female. “Fable 2” is a great example that today’s pop culture is not reinforcing the separation between genders but actually changing things around by breaking down the conventional categories of gender. This game teach young girls to be girly, cook, make dress, paint and take care of animal but also breaks the barriers that girls have and making them more adventurous, confident, brave and teaches girls how to change their environment and because of this females have strong foundation for their future. “Fable 2” will teach any gender playing the game how to care, love, developing emotions and sensitivity. For example, the main character starts the game as a child and is given a dog which becomes the characters best friend throughout the game. The dog follows the player almost everywhere, the player can teach it tricks, and to fight enemies and when the dog gets injured the player is require to care and nurture the dog. The emotions and caring for each other and the love of the relationship between and animal and men are represented in this part of the game. In the game the player can help the any person that needs help in any way, ether by helping someone build a house or by giving the needy food.
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