Should've gone before we left.
- Apr 4, 2020
What exactly are you basing that on? There was a hays code in place that made it so that gay characters had to die, "sexual perversion" and all that, a thing that has lingered on long after the hays code was abandonned. And yeah, there were white women in movies too, as either the love interest or the femme fatale... who then also usually got killed off by the end.This gets thrown around all the time and I think it is fairly debunked at this point. Since the dawn of gaming you've had more than enough chances to play as "not-white men" so it is a bullshit statement. People use "straight white man" as a general label at this point and it's been false for a long time. Hell even movies have proved that false since the fucking Wizard of OZ in the late 30's. (though film didn't have any gay's till the 70's but still things progressed).
And nowhere did I state that it's 100% white men, just that it's the majority, the default. To the point where not even too long ago there apparently needed to be a reason for a protagonist not to be white, male, and straight. The 'so they're female/gay/black, but why' rebuttal fans liked to throw out there. The phrase 'I don't mind straight people, I just don't want them in my games' has likely never been uttered by anyone.When was there only ever white men heroes in gaming. Some of the earliest fucking protagonists in games were woman or not even human. So where does this dominance come from? Just because there wasn't a perfect 50/50 split between men and women as a main characters doesn't make the ratio some grave injustice and it's a stupid argument to make that it ever was.