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12-09-2011, 04:23 PM #1
NHL 12 is the first game in the series to let you play a female playerLocal girl Lexi Peters was sick of having to play as a man in the popular hockey video game series, she told Canada’s the Globe and Mail. [...] Fed up, she took her complaint public, sending a letter to EA Sports that reads. [...] “Lexi’s letter was a wake-up call,” David Littman, the lead producer of the video game, told the Globe and Mail. “Here’s a growing audience playing our NHL game and we hadn’t done anything to capture them.”
Win-win for EA sports: they broaden their audience and have a charming story to tell about the little girl to boost PR.
12-09-2011, 04:38 PM #2
Pretty cool move by EA.
Be interesting to see if player stats are different for female characters. Don't mean to sound like an arse but there is a difference between top male and female athletes.
12-09-2011, 04:53 PM #3
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Well, in real life there are no women in the NHL, so it's sort of understandable that EA Sports would create a virtual NHL with no women in it. But the NHL series has featured other leagues besides the NHL for a while now, so it's good to include women."Moronic cynicism is a kind of na´vetÚ. It's na´vetÚ turned inside-out. Na´vetÚ wearing a sneer." -Momus
12-09-2011, 04:58 PM #4
Well, in an arcadey game that lets you make your own character, sure, why the hell not. If you're suspending disbelief enough to play a female character in a male league, there's no reason to mess with the stats at all.
12-09-2011, 05:01 PM #5
12-09-2011, 05:52 PM #6
13-09-2011, 12:56 AM #7Well, in real life there are no women in the NHL, so it's sort of understandable that EA Sports would create a virtual NHL with no women in it. But the NHL series has featured other leagues besides the NHL for a while now, so it's good to include women.
13-09-2011, 03:26 AM #8
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I can get behind this idea of "women can play sports too!", except that EA half-assed this to an extreme. There are a total of two faces, and each face has its hair color locked. Hockey is a helmet sport, so I can understand the hair stuff, but there's no reason why they couldn't have put the effort into customizing women's faces like they do for the men's faces.