Why, all the way into 2012, in the second decade of the third millenium, am I still hearing the retarded warblings of idiots like NooDLES-666? Not only does he sound ignorant to women but also racist. I used to date a Black woman in the Marine Corps., I wish he'd run into her sometime. She was an excellent boxer. I don't see why they haven't included women's hockey teams years ago, women's hockey has a growing cult of fans. Women play a lot more like european players; small, fast, vicious. I think they've got plenty of game. But, you can't tell some people that. They're too focused on smearing feces on someone else like ... a monkey.
EA Sports' new hockey sim first pro league sports game to have women as playable characters; Olympic stars Angela Ruggiero and Hayley Wickenheiser appearing as "legends."
NHL 13 will be the first professional league simulation sports game to introduce female playable characters, EA Sports announced today. Former Team USA defensive player Angela Ruggiero and Team Canada forward Hayley Wickenheiser will be playable "legends" in the upcoming hockey sim, which is due out next month for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Last year's NHL 12 allowed users to create female custom characters, but no real-world players were available. EA Sports general manager Dean Richards said in a statement that the decision to include Ruggiero and Wickenheiser in NHL 13 is a continuation of a commitment the development team made to offer deeper recognition of women's hockey.
Ruggiero and Wickenheiser join NHL stars Doug Gilmour, Jari Kurri, Dominik Hasek, Wayne Gretzky, and Mario Lemieux as playable "legends" in NHL 13.
NHL 13 comes to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 11 in North America and September 13 in Europe. A demo for the game is available today for both platforms.
Why is this even a problem? If you don't want to use female players no one is pointing a gun to your head forcing you to use them. At least it's an option for those of us who want to use them. ;)
If you can be a female online, I can just see it now, all the xQCx DaNGL3Sn1P3z will be black girls with blond dreadlocks.
They should just have the members of the IIHF Centennial All-Star Team as the "legends" and leave it at that...
Mmmmm, smell the misogyny in the comment thread. :-)
It's a low-risk move for a franchise that sells solely to a hardcore hockey audience. I'd be surprised if it deters the faithful from the product. Glancing through the comments, no one's said anything about not buying the game over it.... because none of you were ever going to buy it anyway. ;-)
Low-risk let's-see-what-happens move.
Sports games of this type are meant to be realistic so if this means woman playing alongside/vs men it makes no sense.
A deeper commitment to women's hockey? This is one of the worst sales gimmicks aimed towards women I've seen in a long time.
If you want women to buy NHL 13, have all nude male teams!
Well, we know that NHL has female players, but will there be any female playing the NHL game? I mean serously, not like casual gaming?
Why would women buy this game? (and i don't mean isolate cases, i mean by the thousands)
I think every game should have the option of playing as a female character. In Darksiders II, you should be able to play as Female Death (aka the Wife). In God of War you should be able to play as Goddess of War (aka Mom). In Madden 13, you should be able to play as Ms. Tom Brady (Gisele Budchen). It would be a revolution in equal rights.
Hockey already has a female player-- Sidney Crosby. She's the reason why your dad told you never to hit a girl; they break to easy.
@SeptuagintXXX Thank you. At least I am not the only one. These ladies could probably rough Mrs. Crosby up real good
Next, made by EA: Fifa women 13, with Jiggling Breasts physics (and bikini's too), MADE FOR REAL WOMEN!
And a new version of Sims: Manly Sims, made for REAL MEN. Act like a bro, waste yourself in tons of irresponsable behaviours, beer, Rated PG sex and, in next Spring, the most awsome DLC EVARRR: MANLY SIMS, SPRINGBREAK EDITION.
Buy it now, or EA cannot conquer earth!
the next thing you know, they'll be a call to add danica patrick to the F1 games(note I alreayd know that ms. patrick in way ever participated in F1)
@AndrewII It would be a NASCAR game, and I would welcome her being added to the list of playable drivers.
Of course there are (well, were) two female test drivers in F1 this year (Wolff and de Villota), and it's only a matter of time before someone like Virgin, Marussia or Williams gives one a seat for commercial purposes, if not for driving reasons.
Wow EA, it is weird that you add female hockey players to NHL 13 when you could of done it years ago.
NOOOO...Females forcing female charas to AvP:Colonial Marines,now this!
NOOOO! I wanna...wanna...a male Croft...at least shemale,k? lol
It will be hard to get into this since i dont know any female player by their name.
By 'male Croft', do you mean Nathan Drake?
@Apastron Nah :) Few weeks back i was bashed while defending the Colonial Marines petition to have female characters included in the multiplayer part.Many "boys" reacted to that article like:Now i want a male Tomb Raider main protagonist and such.
This only issue being is that women's hockey can't even touch men's hockey in terms of ability or physicality. They are two completely different sports. You can count the checks in a woman's game on one hand. Furthermore, why would you want them on your team when you have access to The Great One?
Considering the NHL is going to have a lock out, a womens only hockey game is probably more relevant in 2013
for someone to say that the womens's Canada/USA semi-final game was better than any hockey game over the past 5 years is crazy. without question, each of the 2011 cup final games between Boston and Vancouver were classics. the soccer match was sloppy, lazy and suspicious at best.
Didn't even know women played hockey. Still waiting for 2K Sports to add WNBA as an add-on to their NBA 2K13 game after it's release. I'm not a big fan of WNBA, but I know several woman who enjoy it. I've been to maybe 2 WNBA games with friends and the ratio of women to men there was like 50:1. Lots of lesbians there in large groups. Hehehe!!. There is an all women's football league as well call "Lingerie Football League [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingerie_Football_League[/url].
I've never watched it, but I might have to check it out.
I applaud the effort, but the models look like bad user-created players.
The best game to add women to would be their MMA stuff... UFC may wind up having women in the not too distant future.
Wow, I didn't know that EA had done that last year. I would have bought a copy of NHL12. That's really cool. I'm proud of you, EA.
@Cheekz77 women's olympic hockey is a joke, it shouldn't even exist.
I don't really care about hockey at all. Professional or Olympic. Surprisingly, the USA women's soccer game against Canada was more exciting then any hockey game I've watched in that last 5yrs.
exactly what first comment said, Manon Rheaume would be my first guess... not that im into hockey, but it's a good step...
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