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6th Aug '17 2:25:21 PM wingedcatgirl
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* At least one ProfessionalWrestling RPG did this too, if your female fought a male. Oddly, the Wrestling/{{WWE}} licenced game only did this with weight. And as weight can be assigned (and substitutes for "race" in other [=RPGs=]), there really isn't anything (aside from snarky [=GMs=]) stopping you from building a heavyweight title contender who, while having Testicular Fortitude, lacks testicles.

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* At least one ProfessionalWrestling RPG did this too, if your female fought a male. Oddly, the Wrestling/{{WWE}} licenced game only did this with weight. And as weight can be assigned (and substitutes for "race" in other [=RPGs=]), there really isn't anything (aside from snarky [=GMs=]) stopping you from building a heavyweight title contender who, while having who somehow has Testicular Fortitude, lacks Fortitude without any testicles.
6th Aug '17 2:24:31 PM wingedcatgirl
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At the same time, ''KOL'' is one of what must be very few games which allow you to [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Under_the_Knife change gender]], repeatedly if you like (there is even a trophy for doing so more than 30 times), and relatively cheaply. The Vinyl Boots description even [[LampshadeHanging notes]] that you are probably willing to change your gender to get that bonus.

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At the same time, ''KOL'' is one of what must be very few games which allow you to [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Under_the_Knife change gender]], repeatedly if you like (there is even a trophy for doing so more than 30 times), and relatively cheaply. The Vinyl Boots description even [[LampshadeHanging notes]] that you are probably willing to change your gender to get that bonus.
30th Jul '17 10:09:24 AM thatother1dude
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has separate perks for men and women, titled "Lady Killer" and "Black Widow" respectively. In addition to giving some unique dialog options when speaking to [=NPCs=] of the opposite gender, they also give a damage boost when fighting human enemies of the opposite gender. The dialog options don't really benefit one gender over the other, but since the vast majority of human enemies in the game are male, Black Widow is easily the better perk. The sequel, New Vegas, averted this by adding GayOption variants for each perk... although perhaps that turns it into Game Favored Sexuality?

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has separate perks for men and women, titled "Lady Killer" and "Black Widow" respectively. In addition to giving some unique dialog options when speaking to [=NPCs=] of the opposite gender, they also give a damage boost when fighting human enemies of the opposite gender. The dialog options don't really benefit one gender over the other, but since [[MenAreTheExpendableGender the vast majority of human enemies in the game are male, male]], Black Widow is easily the better perk. The sequel, New Vegas, ''New Vegas'', averted this by adding GayOption variants for each perk... although perhaps that turns it into Game Favored Sexuality?
17th Jul '17 2:40:41 AM Jappus
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Tribes}} Starseige Tribes]]'' male and female characters are identical in every way except for one: the female character model is smaller, meaning that she is harder to hit than the male character model. As a result, ''everybody'' plays as a female in multiplayer. ''Tribes 2'' gives the two genders identical hitboxes, though the female model still [[HitboxDissonance appears]] slightly thinner in the Scout armor.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Tribes}} Starseige Starsiege Tribes]]'' male and female characters are identical in every way except for one: the female character model is smaller, meaning that she is harder to hit than the male character model. As a result, ''everybody'' plays as a female in multiplayer. ''Tribes 2'' gives the two genders identical hitboxes, though the female model still [[HitboxDissonance appears]] slightly thinner in the Scout armor.
18th Jun '17 7:58:51 PM SAMAS
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' (as well as their remakes ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'') slightly favor the catching of a female Pokémon at the beginning. This is because a male-only team can be annihilated in seconds by the third Gym Leader, Whitney, that uses a powerful combo with her female Miltank: Attract (which only works on Pokémon of the opposite sex), then spam Stomp or Rollout to death.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' (as well as their remakes ''[=HeartGold=]'' and ''[=SoulSilver=]'') slightly favor the catching of a female Pokémon at the beginning. This is because a male-only team can be annihilated in seconds by the third Gym Leader, Whitney, that uses a powerful combo with her female Miltank: Attract (which only works on Pokémon of the opposite sex), then spam Stomp or Rollout to death. Mind you, a female team won't save you from [[ThatOneBoss the latter two]].
17th Jun '17 4:06:38 PM GweiloChinaman
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' generally plays PurelyAestheticGender pretty straight, as there are no mechanical differences between a male or female PC and gender has no real influence on the story outside of {{romance sidequest}}s. However, there are [[BrokenBase fairly divisive arguments]] within the fan community as to which class ought to be played as which gender based on the perceived quality of the voice actors or romance sidequests.
10th Jun '17 12:19:10 PM GoblinCipher
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** As for [[TheGamePlaysYou SBURB]]'s mechanics, [[ZigzaggingTrope it varies]]. The male [[spoiler: Page of Hope]] and the female [[spoiler: Rogue of Void]] have essentially the same powers, even though the boy's outfit is much sillier looking than the girl's.
20th May '17 8:26:58 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'', this is part of the bucketloads of UnfortunateImplications present in the game. There is basically no reason to play as a woman (unless you do as the game suggests and [[HonestRollsCharacter roll for your gender]])- women have worse stats, are discriminated against socially, and multiple spells (including MindRape ones) are explicitly meant to work on women.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'', this is part of the bucketloads of UnfortunateImplications present in the game. There is basically no reason to play as a woman (unless you do as the game suggests and [[HonestRollsCharacter roll for your gender]])- women have worse stats, cannot access several classes, are discriminated against socially, and multiple spells (including MindRape ones) are explicitly meant to work on women.
20th May '17 8:23:53 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'', men are favored to the point of outright misogyny. There's no benefit whatsoever in playing as a woman unless you really stretch the rules. Well, there are some details that could qualify as benefits but they're overwhelmed by the explicit (in every way imaginable) disadvantages. Weirdly enough, for all the time Byron Hall spent writing up rules about how women are functionally retarded and weak as kittens with scurvy, he didn't bother giving them a penalty to the urination skill, which... yeah. It's just that kind of game.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'', men are favored to this is part of the point bucketloads of outright misogyny. There's UnfortunateImplications present in the game. There is basically no benefit whatsoever in playing reason to play as a woman unless (unless you really stretch do as the rules. Well, there are some details that could qualify as benefits but they're overwhelmed by the explicit (in every way imaginable) disadvantages. Weirdly enough, game suggests and [[HonestRollsCharacter roll for all the time Byron Hall spent writing up rules about how your gender]])- women have worse stats, are functionally retarded discriminated against socially, and weak as kittens with scurvy, he didn't bother giving them a penalty multiple spells (including MindRape ones) are explicitly meant to the urination skill, which... yeah. It's just that kind of game.work on women.
9th May '17 9:01:25 PM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'', male and female Gears have the same combat abilities, but female Gears have smaller hitboxes, which can be enough to confer just enough of an advantage to swing a fight, especially since the majority of players [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome only use the shotgun]] (smaller hitbox means less pellets hit you). Additionally, playing as a woman is required for the OneHundredPercentCompletion achievement, while playing as a man is not.

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* In ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'', male and female Gears have the same combat abilities, but female Gears are skinnier and thus have smaller hitboxes, which can be enough to confer just enough of an advantage to swing a fight, especially since the majority of players [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome only use the shotgun]] (smaller hitbox means less pellets hit you). Additionally, playing as a woman is in 1000 matches gets you one of the medals required for the OneHundredPercentCompletion achievement, while playing as a man OneHundredPercentCompletion, and this medal can be repeatedly earned for some extra XP every 1000 matches. There is not.no such medal for male characters.
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