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Topic   Google ends sexism in video game controllers (it's about time!)

DefaultGen
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* 15-Nov(#1)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/15/tech/google-stadia-...

One of the Stadia controllers will be a white controller with slight green highlights. A "gender-neutral color". Thus ending decades of male-focused sexism in video game controller design. Although the article mentions the Switch Lite comes in turquoise and yellow, so Nintendo is also on the bleeding edge of this modern civil rights movement, because those colors are OK for both boys and girls too!

> Stadia is taking a more gender-neutral approach. Google is selling controllers that come in white, black or Wasabi green. (Nintendo, which made the Switch Lite in bright colors like turquoise and yellow, is another outlier in designing for a gaming audience that includes women as well as men.)

> "Some of our historical competitors in the console space have been a bit more masculine and a bit more mechanical in their approach," Phil Harrison, Google VP and head of Stadia, said in an interview with CNN Business.

> For Google, the design decision could help its new gaming service stand out from competitors and also attract a more diverse audience. In the United States, women make up 46% of gamers, according to the Entertainment Software Association, a video game trade group. It also points to a possible secret weapon for Google as it pushes into an industry that Ernst & Young estimates will generate $152 billion in revenue in 2019.

> Google looked at hundreds of colors and polled thousands of gamers before deciding on Wasabi. What Google found, according to its director of design Isabelle Olsson, is this color had "universal appeal." "Both men and women gravitated towards this color. It ended up being super gender neutral but still very expressive," she said. "It's really hard to find colors like that."

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Antipop
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15-Nov(#2)
#2019
Cevil
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15-Nov(#3)
*facepalm*
Kommie
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15-Nov(#4)
Was expecting Babylon Bee or something.
Archer
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15-Nov(#5)
Kill yourself.
dunno001
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15-Nov(#6)
Either this article is 7.5 months late, or 4.5 months early. What, are the oldies (Atari, NES, etc) sexist because the action buttons were red? But a white controller with green accents is all good? Hmm... *looks at white 360 controller with green accents* Nope, I guess these colored action buttons must be sexist...

Seriously this has to be among the stupidest things I've ever read. Black and/or white are the most common controller for every home system I can think of except maybe GameCube.

Gypsy
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15-Nov(#7)
My brain hurts now.
Finn
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15-Nov(#8)
Was in Walmart the other day and saw a rose gold DS4.... You can literally get a DS4 in a bunch of colors... Same with the Xbox controller... Is this article done by the Onion? lol.






KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
* 16-Nov(#9)
There have been pink handhelds since GB Color. Pink GBA. Pink DS lite. Pink 3ds. Also this monster:

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Pink (watermelon) N64 pads. Pink Wii-motes. Pink Hori GC pads. Pink joycons.
whitefire
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16-Nov(#10)
KCPenguins wrote:
> There have been pink handhelds since GB Color. Pink GBA. Pink DS lite. Pink 3ds.
> Also this monster:
>
>
> Pink (watermelon) N64 pads. Pink Wii-motes. Pink Hori GC pads. Pink joycons.

Yeah, but that's heteronormative and perpetuates stereotypical binary gender roles.

Yoshi
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16-Nov(#11)
CNN "journalism" has become as bad as "video game journalism" in general, so it's only natural that they found somewhere to intersect.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
* 16-Nov(#12)
whitefire wrote:
> KCPenguins wrote:
>> There have been pink handhelds since GB Color. Pink GBA. Pink DS lite. Pink
> 3ds.
>> Also this monster:
>>
>>
>> Pink (watermelon) N64 pads. Pink Wii-motes. Pink Hori GC pads. Pink joycons.
>
>
> Yeah, but that's heteronormative and perpetuates stereotypical binary gender roles.
>
>


Indigo and spice orange GameCube? Pretty much all other funtastic n64 colors other than smoke? All of the in between colors of handhelds? Anything white? ...lol internet journalism.

Maybe I should write an article on how the racist the world is due to all great selling Nintendo consoles are light skinned. NES, GB, SNES, Wii, DS. And all thier poor selling ones are dark skinned (Virtual Boy, N64, GameCube, Wii U). We can just ignore everything else because journalism...
whitefire
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16-Nov(#13)
KCPenguins wrote:
> whitefire wrote:
>> KCPenguins wrote:
> |>> There have been pink handhelds since GB Color. Pink GBA. Pink DS lite. Pink
>> 3ds.
> |>> Also this monster:
> |>>
> |>>
> |>> Pink (watermelon) N64 pads. Pink Wii-motes. Pink Hori GC pads. Pink joycons.
>>
>>
>> Yeah, but that's heteronormative and perpetuates stereotypical binary gender roles.
>>
>>
>
>
> Indigo and spice orange GameCube? Pretty much all other funtastic n64 colors other
> than smoke? All of the in between colors of handhelds? Anything white? ...lol
> internet journalism.
>
> Maybe I should write an article on how the racist the world is due to all great selling
> Nintendo consoles are light skinned. NES, GB, SNES, Wii, DS. And all thier poor
> selling ones are dark skinned (Virtual Boy, N64, GameCube, Wii U). We can just ignore
> everything else because journalism...

I was being sarcastic.

KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
16-Nov(#14)
whitefire wrote:
> KCPenguins wrote:
>> whitefire wrote:
> |>> KCPenguins wrote:
>> |>> There have been pink handhelds since GB Color. Pink GBA. Pink DS lite.
> Pink
> |>> 3ds.
>> |>> Also this monster:
>> |>>
>> |>>
>> |>> Pink (watermelon) N64 pads. Pink Wii-motes. Pink Hori GC pads. Pink joycons.
> |>>
> |>>
> |>> Yeah, but that's heteronormative and perpetuates stereotypical binary gender
> roles.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>>
>> Indigo and spice orange GameCube? Pretty much all other funtastic n64 colors
> other
>> than smoke? All of the in between colors of handhelds? Anything white? ...lol
>> internet journalism.
>>
>> Maybe I should write an article on how the racist the world is due to all great
> selling
>> Nintendo consoles are light skinned. NES, GB, SNES, Wii, DS. And all thier poor
>> selling ones are dark skinned (Virtual Boy, N64, GameCube, Wii U). We can just
> ignore
>> everything else because journalism...
>
> I was being sarcastic.
>
>


I know.
Broccoli
Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
16-Nov(#15)
"It ended up being super gender neutral but still very expressive," she said.

Super gender neutral? This is the language being used by directors.

I wonder what the difference is btw gender neutral and "super" gender neutral.
Gypsy
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16-Nov(#16)
It's SUPER of course. wink
razeak
Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
28-Nov(#17)
Lmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmao


Better.get rid of those phalic joysticks and nipple referencing buttons. Also, tjeu have to stop using the word trigger. It supports gun culture, white male patriarchy, and mocks those who need safe spaces from dangerous words and thoughts.
Snappy
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29-Nov(#18)
MAXIMUUUUUUM PIINKNESSS!!!!!!
proudtobelatino
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29-Nov(#19)
DefaultGen wrote:
>
> One of the Stadia controllers will be a white controller with slight green highlights.
> A "gender-neutral color". Thus ending decades of male-focused sexism in video game
> controller design. Although the article mentions the Switch Lite comes in turquoise
> and yellow, so Nintendo is also on the bleeding edge of this modern civil rights
> movement, because those colors are OK for both boys and girls too!
>
>> Stadia is taking a more gender-neutral approach. Google is selling controllers
> that come in white, black or Wasabi green. (Nintendo, which made the Switch Lite
> in bright colors like turquoise and yellow, is another outlier in designing for a
> gaming audience that includes women as well as men.)
>
>> "Some of our historical competitors in the console space have been a bit more
> masculine and a bit more mechanical in their approach," Phil Harrison, Google VP
> and head of Stadia, said in an interview with CNN Business.
>
>> For Google, the design decision could help its new gaming service stand out from
> competitors and also attract a more diverse audience. In the United States, women
> make up 46% of gamers, according to the Entertainment Software Association, a video
> game trade group. It also points to a possible secret weapon for Google as it pushes
> into an industry that Ernst & Young estimates will generate $152 billion in revenue
> in 2019.
>
>> Google looked at hundreds of colors and polled thousands of gamers before deciding
> on Wasabi. What Google found, according to its director of design Isabelle Olsson,
> is this color had "universal appeal." "Both men and women gravitated towards this
> color. It ended up being super gender neutral but still very expressive," she said.
> "It's really hard to find colors like that."
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/UzEnjyp.png 780 438{imgt}
>
>

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Topic   Google ends sexism in video game controllers (it's about time!)