This is pretty much the reason why devs have a problem getting women to the games biz, and before you say it – yes it’s actually a bad thing that women don’t participate in the building of games.
Sexism has many faces. Today that sexism is represented by Overkill Studios absolutely ridiculously sexist video. I’m not sure what it’s for, but it puts a pretty good face on the less pleasant side of game development. Good work Overkill! Not that I think you’ll ever want me to work for you, but that video surely made me pretty darned turned off by the studio and the products you create. At least now I know what to avoid.
I’ll link to the video, but I don’t want to embed it. I have some standards.
Shame on you, marketing person at Overkill making the decision to publish this. You make the whole studio seem like troglodytes, and I’m pretty sure some of them are good guys.
Bilden är en läsketikett som jag har ändrat lite på. Jag kommer inte ihåg vilken läsk, förutom att det var apelsinsmak på den och jag gillade bilden.
2013-03-25 at 22:42
Och nu har den tagits bort.
2013-03-26 at 00:59
Uuuh what? The video you’re referring to was made by an AGENCY. The username that uploaded the video didn’t look like it had anything to do with the company, and the company hasn’t promoted this video anywhere.
In other words, Starbreeze/Overkill actually rejected the video and many of their employees are upset to be associated with it.
So… there you go!
2013-03-26 at 05:20
cruton – Yes, so I’ve read, and if you read my post carefully, you’ll see that the only person I blame at Overkill in this post is the marketing person who made the call to publish.
However, the AGENCY, as you put it, was given access to the offices of Overkill. It’s not actors sitting there making games. It’s not actors dropping the sexist commentary, it’s the developers themselves. So from that perspective, it doesn’t really matter to me. Overkill is still not a studio I’d work with, but as I said, I doubt they care.