Do you hear that? That is the sound of the pixellated glass ceiling shattering. We won!
To be fair, “Steve” was originally meant to be gender neutral:
As you can tell by his design and name, that didn’t exactly take, and female players felt a little left out by the design choice.
Previously players could build their own female character, but it was an extra cost within a generally free game: “Sure, ladies you can make a character that looks like you! That’ll be $2.50.”
Today is an exciting victory, but let’s not rest on our laurels ladies. Today, Minecraft. Tomorrow, MarioKart (Princess Peach is lonely at the top).
Washington Post: Minecraft is finally fixing its huge gender problem
Happy Avengers’ Week everybody!