[MUD-Dev] SOC/DGN: Reasons the Sexes Play

Sean Howard squidi at squidi.net
Thu Sep 22 17:45:09 CEST 2005

"Michael Hartman" <mlist at thresholdrpg.com> wrote:

> Spike TV may claim to be "TV for men", but the majority of their
> popular programming has nothing to do with men.

> Their most popular shows:

> CSI (2 full hours of this during prime time, no less, every day)
> Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek: DS9 MacGyver

> Those are not shows that cater specifically to men.

You have a point with CSI and maybe Next Gen, but DS9 and MacGyver
are about as dude-oriented as you can get. DS9 spends most of its
time in a very complicated and political war, and MacGyver is the
typical male empowerment fantasy (and, as the Maximum Exposure
announcer would say, he sports a sweet mullet)

But that's not why I responded. There's a really interesting blog by
the Trek Online developers about the demographics of Trek vs MMORPGs
based on a survey they ran.


- Sean
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