First of all, let’s get one thing straight; no one seems to be happy with Xbox One and that feeling is mutual between gamers both male and female. Being a female gamer has proven itself to be a challenge in modern gaming. Whereas before females just quietly fit in with a gaming crowd, still an outcast but not doubted, now some gaming females have taken our culture as a way to gain internet fame; these are not the females we will be discussing. In this article we are talking about the real females; the females who sign into their account everyday just to game. Those girls that just like everyone else want to sit down, relax and play a damn video game.
Xbox One has made its first appearance and no gamer is truly impressed with what was shown. Microsoft failed to show off many exclusive game to anticipate and instead focused its attention on functions and interior. This is a fine move considering E3 is just around the corner and E3 is the biggest place to show off games; it can be argued that it was actually a better move of Microsoft to wait untill the big show to blow people out of the water. Anyway, what they did show off is the Kinect and how gamers can use that in ways never before possible. The new ways the Kinect can be used focuses on TV, apps and, the big one, Skype.
So to refer back to our prime subject matter, the Xbox One is going to be torture to any true female gamer. Why? Because even now females get bombarded with messages, friend requests and party/ game invites. Where some ladies want to sit down after a rough day and play a single player game or a multiplayer match alone the odds of getting messages from half the people online on your friends list or random fools you run into are high. Now that every Xbox One will come with a camera every gamer will have one and the harassment will go from a text or voice message to a possible video message or even countless video invites. It will be tough to deal with for the female as it will be much harder to ignore and every other gamer will be in full knowledge that they too can send pictures and engage in video actions.
Another issue that will surround the female gaming crowd is dirty pictures from random gamers. After Xbox 360 released their camera it was more than common to receive a picture of private parts or provocative poses from random gamers. Now that everyone will have a camera at their disposal this will surly increase. Sure, it’s easy to ignore but it’s still not pleasant.
Xbox One isn’t catering to any gamer as of now but with what has been announced it could easily end up being a females worse nightmare.