I'm not overreacting and I'm not outraged. I'm underreacting actually given the seriousness of the issue. And maybe I should be outraged, but unfortunately this is so commonplace in gaming you start to become numb to it if you're not careful.
Honestly so am that that's what you took from my post. It's honestly stupidly annoying how people on GAF overreact on this topic instead of holding a proper conversation.It's like people want to be outraged.
What I did say is when a developer starts trumpeting that their character is the "tick the boxes" strong female character that it goes over the top. It's like saying your game is an esports game before the game releases. Let the players determine if she is indeed a strong female character. I would equally be pissed if a developer gets up on a stage and starts talking about how awesome and kick ass this random new bald marine number 34232 is in their game.
Never said sexim was resolved in the gaming industry because sexism is much more than just a token lead character. But go ahead and infer from comment what you want.
Now I don't really care to hear devs talk up their character either - I feel the same annoyance as you actually. But I fail to see why that is relevant. You are mildly annoyed for 10 seconds during a press conference about electronic toys. Why is that worth bringing up in the context of the real issue?
I don't want established characters to suddenly change either. But given the premise of Dr Who I don't see why there wouldn't be a female doctor.
I think what lucha is annoyed by is the tokenism of it (though I do not know a thing about Doctor Who). Like it's the "Thor is now a woman!!!!" thing that Marvel did a couple of months back. Thor being a woman for a while is not diverse or progressive, having an awesome new female superhero with her own origin story, her own villains, her own convictions etc. That is what I'd classify as diverse and progressive.
Like if they made a Witcher 4 and Geralt was a woman because magic it'd be stupid. If they mdae Witcher 4 where you play as Ciri or say some new female character I'd be so damn hype.