Character selection in video games: a study of sex choice

Chng, Guo Wei (2015) Character selection in video games: a study of sex choice. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Video games always have a variety of characters ranging from realistic to fantasy characters. And some games gives the players the freedom of selecting or creating their own characters within the video game. Player always have to make the choice of selecting a character but the reasons and thoughts of the player have not been researched. This study investigates the players’ choice of sex character in video games and their reasoning for their choice. An online questionnaire was used to discover if player do play as characters of a different sex as themselves. Then an interview is conducted to investigate further the reasoning and thoughts of a player when they choose their character’s sex. The results from both the online questionnaire and interviews showed that the respondents do play as characters of the both sexes and there were several factors which influences the players’ choice of character such as the customisation and connection towards a character. However, it wasn’t determine which factor(s) was most important to the players when selecting a character’s sex.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 09:08
    Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 09:08

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