"Millions of people play video games globally every day, and how they
dress in those games matters. So why haven’t we talked about fashion in
games more? Games have long been used to explore different facets of
life, from fantasy lands to wars, but fashion has fallen by the wayside.
Maybe fashion has been brushed off as a topic because it’s seen as a
more “feminine” interest. It’s no secret that video games have in the
past been a male-dominated field. The kinds of games commonly approved
and made catered to masculine stereotypes: war, battles, guns, weapons,
strategy, domination, force, uh, more guns ... you catch my drift. Rich
in detailed scenery and action mechanics, poor in any kind of sartorial
But games and gamers aren’t immune to trends. The notion that gamers are
predominantly teenage boys is as outdated as hoop skirts and driving
gloves, or inexplicable underwear armour that doesn’t seem to cover the
actual vulnerable body parts."
Food for thought.
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics