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Open Letter to Feminist Frequency

Dear Anita Sarkeesian,

First of all, congratulations on obliterating your $6000 goal and amassing $158,917 in total donations. I understand you are to play a number of games and make a series of videos highlighting the negative aspects concerning the female characters from a female's point of view. Tearing things apart is certainly a valid way of critiquing art (if I may be so bold); but I'm a firm believer in negativity begets negativity and positive change occurs through constructive acts. That being said, I ask you to consider taking some of your excess earnings and using it to fund a small team to develop a game you would be happy to play. By "small team", I'm thinking one programmer and one artist working on a game you can host on your site as an example of well-written female characters. I am not asking you to be the lead designer of a video game, as I know that is not your background, but I think you can call for pitches, decide on a good team and review their work until it is something you'd be proud to recommend to somebody else.

I hope this does not come off as me saying "hurrr, I'd like to see you do better than what we have!" as I do not intend that. I am just one of those hopeless fools that has devoted their life to video games for better or worse and I want to make the industry the best it can be and include everybody. I feel the best way to change videos games for the better is by creating something to provide a clear example of your position.
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About hushlorentzone of us since 10:55 PM on 09.17.2011

I'm Rich, a 32 year old programmer. I make games with a friend. I've loved games since they came on cassette tapes (what are these?!) but the first game to steal my heart was Super Mario Bros. 3. My two favourite consoles are the SNES and PS2. I have an incredible backlog on both systems that I'm trying to get through while balancing playing new games. I like way more games than I don't so I could never be a reviewer. I think if you put your soul into something and don't compromise your principles, then it is worthy of showing to someone.

Favourite Games (or games that changed my life):

Super Mario 3
Mega Man 2
Super Mario World
Link to the Past
Final Fantasy IV
Doom II
The Pandora Directive
Mario 64
Final Fantasy VII
Pokemon Blue
Mirror's Edge
Uncharted 2
Fallout 3
Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time

Twitters: @hushlorentz
Where I Work: @GreenPixelDev
Our First Game: BlockHopper
PSN ID:hushlorentz
Steam ID:hushlorentz


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