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Would you agree that character customisation in video games is basically just thinly veiled dress-up dolls for males?

Asked by ragingloli (46994points) April 30th, 2017

That is basically all it is, right?

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snowberry's avatar

Many of them, yes. It’s pretty disgusting.

Sneki95's avatar

I’d never dare disagreeing with you.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Well. There are two ways of doing it.

1. Customizing a character so that it looks like you. In this case, it’s for identification, not dress up. As long as the gamer is trying to hone the character to look as close to their appearance as possible.

2. Customization for entertainment. This case falls closer to a “dress-up doll.”

Both ways are mainly for identification purposes. Like when you customize a golfer on Golden T. You’re doing that, so your drunk friends can differentiate between their characters, and yours.

That being said, I think customization is a very normal, and not gender specific, behavior. If I put a bumper sticker on my car, it doesn’t make my car a dress-up doll. Perhaps there are similar subconscious motives for “why,” but I don’t see a direct correlation.

kritiper's avatar

MACHO dress up dolls… It goes along with “The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.” To be cool ya gotta look cool, too! OOrah!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Yes I agree.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Probably correct, @ragingloli but couldn’t the reverse be said for women playing male characters in games?

Patty_Melt's avatar

It is definately dress up dolls. Actually, I think it is great fellas finally have a way to play dress up nobody feels embarrassed about. It is fun.
I have avatars on my xbox to denote each mood and attitude. I dress them for seasons, add tatoos, change hair, etc.
I learned that you can spin them real fast in front of the mirror and make them dizzy, and one of the buttons make them snort, or burp, I’m not sure which.

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