Sexism in the Gaming Culture

Blog By Mel

The word ‘bad’ can mean different things to different people, for some it might be the way a game is played and for others the platform in which it is played on. For me, it is the message and morals a game sends out to its users. There are many studies which show that some video games can promote violent or bad behaviours. Key word being ‘can’ as there are also many studies that show they don’t. However, ‘The Guy Game’ is a game that normalises misogyny and the objectification of women, which is a game I consider to be bad.

The Guy Game is exactly what it sounds like, a game directed at men which stars young women in bikinis. The game was developed by Topheavy Studios and then released for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 2 and Xbox in 2004. It is a trivia game show that can support…

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