@PeachMcD said in Gamer Demographics & Namings:
more evidence that 'woke' does not equal 'broke'...
summary for the folks too busy to click the link: Movies with diverse casts and female leads actually perform best at the box office. My o.p. was based on this premise.
Not saying women & non-binary folk won't play a game that's not taking them into account - we've been doing that for decades now - but if the idea is to make the game as attractive as possible to the most buyers, I'm having trouble understanding why suggesting non-gendered naming is so upsetting to y'all.
I'm not going to engage folks who have contempt for the whole idea and I'm not trying to change minds. I'm just dropping some facts for the devs to use as they choose.
I find it fascinating that suggesting gender-neutral language seemed provocative & unnatural to many posters, but not the idea that in-game 'racial' slurs would become normal. In a meta sense, I'm thinking that just like sci-fi, for some a game is a place to replicate our world and for others it's a place to comment on/experiment with it.
Right, that article was written by a black gay(no problem with the guy, but forgive me for considering him biased on the matter). It talks about studies, which are impossible to find online(at least I couldn't) and which are made by a "diversity expert," for a talents agency(definitely biased there-hire our talents, coz they make money).
The study, itself, is based on data for 2014-2016, which is pretty outdated by now. While it shows that the number of minorities going to movies increases every year(or it was, by 2016-outdated data), it doesn't shows the total number of movie goers(did it increased or decreased), it doesn't refers which movies and it's audiences were studied, nor is it taking into consideration any outside factors, like improving economics and inflation.
The only movie it does refers to is "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," calling it best-performing movie, among evaluated ones, and saying it had 40% diverse case and 38% diverse audience... Which makes me facepalm, because the study and the author make it sound like it was a success because of it's diversity and not because it was a hyped up STAR WARS EPISODE 7 movie, after decades of waiting for a franchise sequel.
So basically, the whole article, and a study can be summed with this:
As for how does that article relates to your request-I still don't understand, since when you read the article, the main topic of it is diversity of races.