Women are too expensive to draw and code – Ubisoft


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Yep, ZERO female characters in Assassin's Creed Unity

By Simon Sharwood, 12 Jun 2014

Ubisoft's creative director Alex Amancio has stirred up another row over sexism in the gaming industry by saying the studio's new game, Assassin's Creed Unity, doesn't feature any female characters because it would have been too much of an effort to create them.



Amancio's opinion emerged in this video interview posted by gaming site Polygon.





At about the 21:40 mark in the video, Amancio is asked if it is possible to play as a female assassin in the game's mutiplayer mode.



“To be very honest,” Amancio replies, “we originally had planned to have female assassins in the game. And essentially we ran into the reality of production. It's double the animations, double the voices, all that stuff, double the visual assets.”



Full Article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/12/women_are_too_expensive_to_draw_and_code_says_ubisoft/

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Wow, they're going to get lambasted for that one.
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Do you think??Couldn't resist posting that one! 🙂
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Disclaimer: The following reply is intended for humor and entertainment purposes only and is NOT meant to be taken as my own real opinion.

 

Really, doing the work to create a virtual woman should in theory be far cheaper than maintaning a real one... no make-up, salon visits, pedicures, manicures, cute shoes, etc etc etc etc.

 

:D

 

 

Blast away Sherry LOL!
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Its an odd one really, I can see there point about the costs so I think this may blow up just because people want a fight. I mean I dont get annoyed that I cant play as a man in games like Tomb Raider or Mirrors Edge. 
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Well @ you are CORRECT there..I have it rough being Woman with all these needs..I want..I need it..I got..I have it! Agreed Virtual would be Good. .



And Roy I totally agree..
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Saw this posted by MS on twitter and thought it would fit in here:

http://www.themarysue.com/e3-games-female-characters/

 

 
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Interesting Webroot has reported to his site unsafe....................

http://s-webfilter.webrootanywhere.com/wf-block/13267/images/logo.gifThis website has been reported as unsafe http://www.themarysue.com/e3-games-female-characters/We recommend that you don't continue to this website because it is reported to contain the following threats:

Suspicious threat:This is a suspicious site. There is a higher than average probability that you will be exposed to malicious links or payloads.
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@ wrote:

Saw this posted by MS on twitter and thought it would fit in here:

http://www.themarysue.com/e3-games-female-characters/

 

 

It is indeed interesting.... once I got to it  :D

 

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That is strange, as it doesn't trigger anything for me.  I'll go ahead and submit a request to have it re-evaluated.
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It is a hard life having to deal with a group of smart-alecks like us eh Nic?

 

🙂
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@ wrote:

That is strange, as it doesn't trigger anything for me.  I'll go ahead and submit a request to have it re-evaluated.

That was actually rather funny: for as many times as we see posts about FP's and the Web Threat Shield, I actually rarely see one.  I found it quite humorous that the first one I have had in a long time comes from you 🙂
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@DavidP1970 wrote:

It is a hard life having to deal with a group of smart-alecks like us eh Nic?

 

:)

Nah, it keeps life fun 🙂

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