Sleeping Around

Say you’re playing a sandbox/crime game like Grand Theft Auto or Sleeping Dogs, where your male avatar can – amongst other things – carry on a number of affairs and sexual liaisons with several women, often at the same time. Even though you are occasionally reprimanded by said ladies for carrying on with other girls even though you assured them you were definitely a one-pixel guy, the game itself doesn’t chastise you nearly as harshly – it just cooks up another round of females who aren’t wise to your adulterous nature just yet.

I guess this is made acceptable because these games are perceived as being for guys and that the criminal activities you participate in mean the characters are rarely role models for good behaviour, but I can’t help but wonder if the target audience for these games would feel just as comfortable if they were playing as a similarly amoral female character who sleeps around with a bunch of clueless dopes and doesn’t give it a second thought.

Something tells me that there’d be a fair amount of uncomfortable shifting in seats were that the case.

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