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  • We cannot let this become gaming culture

  • Discalceaterabbit 19/10/2014

    Abstracts do indeed set out to illustrate what an article AIMS to do. It does not illustrate whether it was succesfull.
    I never claimed women were not second class citizens in Saudi, but feel free to make more claims about what I am saying.
    The ROI case was stil la single case that was littered with fuckups. It did not, nor does it, indicate a widespread misogyny directed at women. Or, to put it anotehr way, if you think that one incidence indicates that foetuses are considered more valuble than women, why do you go on to completely ignore the fact that 95% of workplace deaths involve men is a sexism issue.
    On adoption laws, would those be the same laws that prevent single men from adopting daughters, but allow single women to adopt sons?
    Nope. No evidence of sexist misandry there.
    On domestic abuse
    But Womens aid, a pro feminist mouthpiece says its not true so who knows.
    I suggest you do a bit of basic research of Erin Pizzey, the woman who opened the first domestic abuse shelter, and see how her "feminist sisters" treated her.
    If workplace deaths are not a sexism issue, but are down to the choices that men make, then the lack of women in gaming/politics/whatever you care to mention are also down to the individial choices that people make.
    You havn't debunked anything I have said, simply deliberately misinterpreted or ignored it.
    Still if claiming that you have makes you feel big and clever about yourself, sure, go knock yourself out.

    And the question "what right does Emma Watson not have that men do?" is not a strawman, and you have utterly failed to answer it, several times.
    Let me answer it for you, she cannot serve either on the frontline in military service, or on a military submarine.
    Gosh darn it she's oppressed.


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  • Discalceaterabbit 19/10/2014

    On gender gap
    Source 1: Compares full time male pay with full time women pay, ignores job preference.
    Source 2: Compares full time pay ignoring job preference.

    Who knew, chosing to take lower paid work would lead to lower pay.
    Again, this is not sexist. Its akin to demanding that someone who works as a cleaner should be paid the same as someone who works on an oil rig. Ignoring specific requirements or dangers that each job requires.
    Either way, thanks for proving why the gender pay gap is a myth that will not die.

    On the "glass ceiling". Congratulation on posting to abstracts, but without access to the study itself, these prove nothing. I would ask if you actually read any of them yourself? The third link seems to simply be an explaination of what the glass ceiling "is".
    And yes, men are expected to sacrifice their family time to go to work and provide for that family.
    Again an example of "equality" that feminism is uniterested in. Instead of pushing for drives to allow men to spend more time with their families, it continues to push for more rights that enable women to enjoy the best of both worlds.

    The US may not have maternity leave. But as this is EUROgamer, and I (and I am guessing you) live in EUROPE, thats irrelevant. Or are you next going to point to Saudi Arabia and use that to "prove" that women are not allowed to drive (though ignore that men are conscripted to risk their lives in military service?)

    The ROI did not "let that woman die" that specific case is an example of a series of fuck ups that lead to a media outcry. Odd how the 95% of work reated deaths being male do not raise any kind of equal outcry. Oscar Pistorius blew his girlfreinds brains out, that does not mean that there is a systemic and institutionalised desire among men to blow their girlfreinds brains out.

    States want to give foetuses rights. Just ignoring the EUROgamer thing again, this would mean that regarding reproductive rights issue, it the level of rights would be Foetus > Women > Men. Surely an agism or development issue rather than sexism?

    So its now sexist to say that a woman and a mans rights regarding reproduction should be equal? Really?
    Did you even read that one back to yourself?

    Yes if a father has custody, a mother is expected to pay child support. However a mother can decide to give a child up for adoption, and a father CANNOT PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING.
    Also 90% of custody battles result in the mother gaining custody. Hardly equal.

    Yes women suffer terrible mistreatment. But NOT IN THE WESTERN WORLD.
    Hell even when Boku Haram kidnapped over 200 girls in Nigeria there was an outcry in the west. I dare say you have no idea that they executed over 200 boys whilst they were doing it.
    In the western world men are five times more likely to commit suicide.
    More likely to become homeless.
    70% of domestic abuse is initiated by women against their male partner. 5% of domestic abuse shelters accept men.
    90% of workplace fatalities are male.
    More university graduates are women.
    So tell me again how men get it easy.
    Now for the third time.
    Tell me ONE right that Emma Watson does not have, that you do?
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  • Discalceaterabbit 19/10/2014

    @mattshark Not true. Feminism is about rights for women. It has nothing to do with equality.
    The pay gap has been debunked many, many times over.
    Women in certain age groups may well be overlooked for jobs (its not clear that they are) but increasing maternity rights will only make this worse. You want to see this theory dissapear, it will not involve giving women of reproductive age more rights, but giving men the same reproductive rights as women. Look at it this way, as an employer you have two 28 year old people of equal ability. neither of them have children.
    Now in the event that one of them has a child, one who will be entitled to a year off work, the other two weeks.You not only have to pay the parent for their time off, but pay the replacement.
    Now which one do you pick?
    So is the "childbearing issue" caused because women have fewer rights than men, or more?
    There is no glass ceiling. There is nothing stopping women climbing to the top, provided they are willing to sacrifice their right to family life. Something expected of men.
    The Republic of Ireland allows abortion in the event that the pregnancy harms the health of the mother. And even if it didn't, one nation amoung the many western nations that allow women free choice, does not a sexism issue make.
    You want a sexism issue, how about that fathers have no say if the motehr decideds to have an abortion. How about a woman can chose to give an unplanned child up for adoption and the father can do nothing to stop it. How about women can chose to absolve themselves of any responsibility for a child that they do not want, but a man will always be required to pay up?
    Childcare laws are heavily in favour of women. Feminism does nothing to stop this, despite its shallow claim to be "about equality".
    But I would agree that sexism is prevalent throughout western society. But I disagree who the majority target of it is.
    But to get back to my initial point.
    Name ONE right that Emma Watson does not have, that is extended to men.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 19/10/2014

    @Uncompetative Name one right that Emma Watson does not have that a man has.
    I too was once a feminist. But then I learnt about equality.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 17/10/2014

    Peter Molyneux, Jack Thompson, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, all have been on the receiving end of death threats for years.
    But suddenly something needs to be done about it.
    Still, credit where its due, this is the first time I've read a mainstream gaming site admit that Ms Sarkesians claims are not beyond reproach.
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  • Civilian massacring game Hatred courts controversy, gets it

  • Discalceaterabbit 18/10/2014

    And the only thing stopping women from writing and creating their own games is that, on the whole, very few of them want to.
    Men are not "keeping their boys club to themselves", there are active programs to get women into gaming, indeed the Indie Gogo organised by the Fine Young Capitalist successfully achieved its funding to do exactly that, despite a widespread media blackout on its activities after sabotage by a controversial feminist games developer.
    Should we actively force women to do something they don't want to do? Indeed by pro-actively telling women, "Hey, you don't want to go and follow a career path of your own choosing, we need you to make gaming more inclusive" are we not actively condoning a misogynistic mindset that we, as men, know better than women do about what they should want?
    AS for this game, its being panned for its sick and twisted condoning of violence, NOT that its using an unrealistic represenation of a man to do it.
    And before you return to your "but men do this!" defence, there are women who choose to dress in very revealing clothes to seek out male attention, indeed far far more women who chose to do this than men who chose to go on killing sprees, yet we criticise gaming when it includes scantily clad women in games, but not when it portrays men as sociopaths.
    And one of those stereotypes is doing something illegal!
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  • Discalceaterabbit 18/10/2014

    Way to misread my post.
    RE:- Borderlands...Not if SOME raiders were female (which would be rather cool) but if ALL raiders were female. "Look" , the feminist press whould decry "PROOF that the gaming industry acts to misreapresent and decry women as objects that exist for the (male) gamer to abuse and destroy for their own amusement"
    But strangely, no-one (well other than me) seemed to notice that they are all men. And there is a distinct LACK of outcry about this.
    By the magical laws of feminism, its a clear example of discrimination.
    And Eileen Wurnos is not the only example of a sociopathic female, there are plenty of them, from Elisabeth Bathory to Ma Baker. As many as men, no (or maybe they are just better at not getting caught) but your belief that they don't exist really does show your own complete and utter lack of knowledge on the subject, and your own internalised bigotry.
    Yes there are sexualised female characters in gaming. But all of them?
    If I were to take the gaming versions of "magic mike" or "300", decry those films for their unrealistic and sexualised representations of men, then claimed that this proved the entire film industry was institutionally misandrist ,do you think the film press would stand up behind me to shout "you go boy! Its about time someone said it"
    Or do you think I would be universally derided for cherry picking my examples and demonstrating an astounding lack of knowledge of the media I was claiming to be an expert in?
    And pointing to two articles that back up the "feminist" view is highlighting my point.
    Unrealistic representations of women are a problem that need to be fought against, unrealistic representations of men are at best ignored and at worst overlooked.
    For the third time now, if you have never played a game with a realistic representation of a strong female character, then you are clearly choosing the wrong games to play.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 18/10/2014

    About 3 billion men on the -planet. A handfull go on a rampage.
    You think that shows that portraying men as rampaging sociopathsis realistic.
    And I'l bet you think its me thats the sexist.
    Gaming includes sexist portrayals of women. But it is not overriding, and strong independant female characters are endemic throughout the gaming industry, from Samus Aran and Faith through to Elaine Marley and Venus Jones. If you really have never encountered them, then you should really start reconsidering the games you are playing.
    But you know who is really unreasilstically represented? Men. Who make up the vast majority of "baddies" that can be mindlessly blown away without a second thought, Look at Borderlands, ALL the raiders are men. Could you imagine the shitstorm that would explode if they were all women?
    Hell even in halflife, the female enemy soldiers are the "elites"
    Do I think this shows institutionalised and endemic misadndry throughout the industry?
    Of course not. Because I am not a moron.
    But anyone who looked at the gaming industry through the eyes of people like Anita Sarkesian, could quite easily paint that picture and make it believeable.
    Only no-one would care. Because pfft, fuck men right.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 18/10/2014

    The point is, whilst unrealistic representations of women are being given plenty of coverage by mainstream gaming sites in the hopes of improving representation, representations of men in gaming continue to portray them as sadistic sociopaths with no interpersonal skills, but this unrealistic representation is, apparently, perfectly acceptable.
    Hitman, apparently, contains some dubious examples of women. But those are nothin compared to the way in which it represents men.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 17/10/2014

    A: - Eileen Wurnos.
    B:- If you have never seen a strong female character in a videogame, then you are clearly playing the wrong games.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 17/10/2014

    So (another) game that portrays men as socially inept violent monsters.
    But so long as it includes positive representations of women, thats OK.
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  • E3 organiser and trade group ESA speaks out against GamerGate

  • Discalceaterabbit 17/10/2014

    @MrTomFTW So you don't think that this "storm" is a PR Stunt by journalists still bitter about having their integrity questioned? Some lone internet fuckwit sends a deaththreat to a school, and suddenly everyone who holds an opinion that that one person may or may not have held has to abandon that view?
    Phew, its a good job no-one ever attempted a movement to #killallmen or feminism would have to be dismantled overnight.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 16/10/2014

    "Movement that is concerned with corruption in gaming journalism called misogynist by gaming journalists" News at ten. Reply -6
  • Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

  • Discalceaterabbit 09/09/2014

    Good luck in your future endeavours. Hopefully your replacement won't insist that all men are sexist and mistake criticism for misogyny. Reply -2
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • Discalceaterabbit 04/09/2014

    @Bremenacht Because there is no campaign against women. Never has been. Never will be.
    Campaign against frauds and nepotists, yes. Women, no.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 04/09/2014

    @dirtysteve Indeed. Isn't it odd how Sarkesian and Quinns "nobles goals" seem to excuse them from scrutiny. Reply -1
  • Discalceaterabbit 02/09/2014

    But then, after a single guy smashes up a starbucks, the entire company doesn't put out a press release calling all guys violent thugs and claiming they would rather they shopped somewhere else.
    When Zanita Quinesian makes a blog claiming that because Starbucks white coffee sells more than their black coffee, its an indication that Starbucks is inherantly racist, anyone who says "thats just stupid" isn't immediately branded a racist by "Online Coffee lovers" or patted on the head and told they just need to understand.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 02/09/2014


    So much of this argument boils down to a misunderstanding - the games media arenít calling you misogynists. They donít think you hate women. But youíve decided that your distrust of the media is so strong that youíd rather side with dangerous bigots than believe that the media might not be corrupt, thatís a hell of a statement to be making.

    Stepping aside from the fact that this basically states that any criticism of Quinn or Sarkesian makes you a bigot, why isn't gaming journalism doing at least the pretence of some naval gazing as to why the readership are so ready to see you all as corrupt?
    Nick Clegg is currently the most ridiculed party leader in politics, four years ago he was the most lauded.
    Is the general public just fickle? Or did Nick do something to cause this fall from grace?
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  • Discalceaterabbit 02/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Because misandry is still bigotry. And RPS is unapologetically full of it. Reply +4
  • Discalceaterabbit 02/09/2014

    I completely agree with this letter. Whenever anyone sees bigotry it should be fought against.
    Unfortunately, the last time I pointed out bigotry, the "Rock Paper Shotgun" site banned me. Because clearly its only SOME bigotry they have a problem with, and its an attitude that has bled onto most other gaming websites.
    Clearly people should not be sending vile abuse and threats, but the sites where this is happening are only shutting down one side of the debate, allowing a particular type of bigotry to thrive.
    Now if you will excuse me, I've received some threats that have terrified me so much that I am about to flee my home, but I thought I would tweet about how scared I was on social media before alerting the proper authorities.
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  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • Discalceaterabbit 31/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW Except, no-body is "dismissing" Anita Sarkesian, what they are doing is pointing out the really quite obvious and apparent flaws in her work. You know, the sort of thing that the gaming press SHOULD be doing.
    And if your defence of the gaming press revolves around "well its not as bad as youtube" its not surprising there is a perception of something rotten at the heart of it.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 31/08/2014

    Out of interest (because this has long since stopped being about the actual (poor) article), why is it that so many gamers are adamant that violent videogames will not make them violent, yet insist that innaccurate representations of women will make everyone sexist? Reply +14
  • Discalceaterabbit 31/08/2014

    @DaveDavis Well, considering the right wing believes in controlling behaviour and suppressing free thought, feminism is a right wing ideology. Reply +6
  • Discalceaterabbit 30/08/2014

    @bobomb Its the same thing. the whole purpose of a free press is that if one of them does something that might be construed as "a bit iffy", the others would investigate it and expose that shit.
    What we are seeing here is gaming journalism closing ranks, and maybe they are jutified in doing so, but it looks suspicious, as smells of coverup.
    If you don't think gaming journalists should be reporting on gaming scandals, I wonder what you are doing frequenting a gaming site?
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  • Discalceaterabbit 30/08/2014

    If a rumour got out that notorious homophobic hate peddler and daily mail columnist John Bigrichard was having an affair with a male teacher, and the daily mail put out an article saying "This is no-ones buisness but theirs, and Mr BigRichard will continue to ensure that your daily dose of homophobic bile will be published", do you think the Guardian, or the Sun would say "Oh, well thats alright then"?
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  • Discalceaterabbit 30/08/2014

    OK so I understand that the gaming press is going to extend the same sort of free ride to Zoe Quinn that it extends to Anita Sarkeesian, but why not talk about the men invovled in this controvery?
    After all its not Zoe who has, alledgedly, bowed to corruption (rightly or not, she has simply done what she can to promote her work. Yay free market capitalism) Zoe may well be the fulcrum upon which the whole scandal rests, but its the men involved who have sold their credibility up the river, or not as the case may be.
    They could have said no.
    Where is the investigation into the conduct of Kotaku journalists, or members of judging panels?
    Why is it being left to the bloggosphere? Which really does nothing constructive as it degenerates into "You are all mysogynistic pigs, get with the 21st century" against "Pfft, you white knights really don't have a clue".
    Meanwhile anyone asking the important questions on the apparent lack of journalistic integrity can be safely ignored in the noise.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 30/08/2014

    @Nikanoru If Zoe Quinn released a form of art about the importance of trust and fidelity in relationships then you would have a point.
    Until she does, its no-ones buisness but hers and anyone she is involved with.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 30/08/2014

    @Pasco_ And the bomb threats that cause mens rights conferences to relocate justify the need for mens rights conferences. Reply +3
  • Discalceaterabbit 30/08/2014

    We need more developers that throw the concept of journalistic integrity under a bus?
    If you say so.
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  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • Discalceaterabbit 29/08/2014

    My whole problem with Ms Sarkesians work is the utter lack of proper critical analysis from the gaming media.
    If Ms Sarkesians claims are so clear and apparent, how come she has to use misleading data and outright lie to make them? If discrimination and sexism are so pervasive in gaming, surely she should be spoilt for choice?
    But the gaming press simply point at it and say "This is brilliant, you should all watch this", when anyone with an ounce of critical thinking and any knowledge of gaming can clearly see that it isn't
    Any good points made should be highlighted, errors, lies and distortions should also be highlighted, and its this lack of honesty surrounding her work which, I think, leads to so much hostility.
    Does this excuse the death and rape threats?
    Clearly anyone acting in such a vile way highlights a problem that needs to be looked at.
    But the very real fact that she is getting this abuse does not mean her work should get a free pass.
    And I, personally, cannot help but think that the reason she is getting this free pass (from the gaming media, clearly she is not getting one from gamers themselves)is because she is a woman.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 29/08/2014

    @DeLoftie On Drunk sex.
    As the law stands, if a drunk man and a drunk woman have sex, and the next morning the woman regrets it, she has been raped.
    This in itself is sexist as it insinuates that whilst a drunk woman is incapable of making rational decisions, a drunk man can be held responsible not only for his own conduct, but also for the conduct of someone else.
    You have also shown up your own prejudice in your claim of "a known person forcing themselves onto a woman who does not consent". I've certainly had women throw themselves onto me when I did not consent, and have had sex with ex girlfreinds simply so they would leave me alone to get some sleep.
    By some definitions, I was raped, though I doubt I would get much sypmapthy for it.
    No means no. But that should go both ways.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 29/08/2014

    Is it the reading, or the comprehension that you have a problem with.
    I in no way "defended rapists", though like most feminists its, again, a simple insult that you can throw around.
    I pointed out that rape is one of the most reviled crimes out there.
    It is.
    All studies show this
    Convicted rapists get a harder time in prison that all other convicts bar paedophiles, and once they get out no-one in their right mind would want to know them
    NOTE (because you will certainly twist this in the way you do everything else)
    THIS IS NOT A DEFENCE OF RAPE, its an illustration showing how reviled the act is.
    YOU are the one claiming that rape is ignored, or brushed over, and as you're throwing around "this shows more about you than it does anyone else" accusations you might want to turn that level of perspective on why you think this is.
    When was the last time you saw a film where the "poor rapist" was treated badly by the "vicious townsfolk".
    The only game, and I have no idea how it ever got greenlighted, that showed rape as an activity to be encouraged (the horendous "Rapelay") was quite rightly denounced as depraved.
    So IF rape is such a bang up thing to do, why does western society UNIVERSALLY, denounce the act? How come the universally sexist and discriminatory gaming industry didn't release a slew of rape simulators, because all us mysogynist bastards think its our right?
    I mean, we clearly like other crimes, speeding, murder, theft, where are all the rape simulators?
    OR maybe, just maybe, you havn't got a drokking clue what you are talking about.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 29/08/2014

    Rape is one of the most refiled crimes anyone can commit, so bad is the stigma attatched to it that the lives of people simply accused of it are ruined. Innocent men (because, lets face it, its men) have killed themselves, EVEN AFTER BEING EXHONERATED, because they couldn't live with the stigma attatched to the accusation.
    And people like you claim that rape is pushed aside as unimportnt.
    You clearly havn't read a damn thing anyone else has said.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    I recently read something online I just couldn't figure out. I was looking at reviews for the dual shock 4 because mine had their rubber nubbin wear out in a week. So I go on Ebay or Amazon and the first review I see, some person is describing the exact same experience I had with my controller. The person had worn it out in a matter of days and therefore was quite disappointed with the quality of said item.

    Well, beneath the review you could see that people had commented on it and the first one had something written which just blew me away. That guy, Jimmy26 or something similar, wrote that he had spent entire week playing his PS4, with awesome games such as BF4, Killzone, COD, Need for speed and a couple of other games he proudly held in his collection, and that his rubber nubbins were perfectly fine. He tried to convince the person that there can't be anything wrong with the quality of the rubber on the sticks, because his were fine. So he basically took the "if a tree in a forest falls and nobody is there to see it, does it still make sound?"-thing to the next level. The question he asks and answers no to is this:

    If a tree falls in the middle of a popular park on a sunday afternoon during perfect conditions, does it still make a sound even if I'm not there to witness it?

    I couldn't believe that somebody could be that stupid yet still put a coherent sentence together, even on the internet. A lot of people in this thread ask a similar question and get the answer horribly wrong. You are one of them.

    The irony, chuck, is that YOU are the person you are describing. A claim was made that if you were to make an AAA game, you would have to go through a strip club, he is claiming that ALL AAA games have this. I pointed out that his claim is false.
    You are the one claiming that because your games are sexist, then no-body else could possibly be playing games that are not.
    You are the one claiming that ALL controllers have faulty nubbins. The gaming media dare not critise your claim that ALL controllers have faulty nubbins, and as soon as someone says "Hang on a minute, what about the huge amount of controllers that don't have faulty nubbins, maybe we should be encouraging those manufacturers" people like you, having to actually counter some evidence contrary to your view, and being unable to do this, simply resort to name calling.
    Do sexist games exist?
    Are they all derogatory to women?
    Absolutely not
    Are any derogatory to men?
    Absolutely. MORESO than are derogatory to women. But no-body cares about men.
    Are all games sexist?
    Not by a long shot
    In fact In my experience, I think gaming may be the most progressive form of entertainment media on the planet, I certainly encounter more sexist tropes (of both men AND women) in print and film than I do gaming.
    So if all the games you are encountering ARE sexist, then maybe YOU need to be looking at the sort of games that YOU chose to play.

    And if a tree falls over and there is no-one around to hear it, it makes a sound wave. But a sound requires reception, and cannot exist without it. So if no-one is around to hear it, the falling tree does not make a sound.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    @hal_inc "If I play a AAA game this holiday season, I will be going to a strip club".

    Find the strip club in Dark Souls II.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    @Retroid "If geek girls acted like geek guys".

    And I bet you don't even understand WHY thats offensive.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    @Retroid Romance for men?


    That'll be porn.


    /FLIPPANT:- So the only section of romantic literature is the bit that feminists are campaigning to have outlawed #equalityYAY FLIPPANT/
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    @Retroid Given the overlap between MRAs and people who doxx, hack or make threats against women doing videos about feminism, I don't think I agree.

    Are you suggesting that women do not make death threats (yay, equality), if thats the case, then I have a bridge to sell you.
    A recent MRA conferance in Canada (Toronto I believe), you know Canada, thats the country famous for its nice people, had to change its venue due to the number of bomb threats it received, and had to hire extra security due to the number of death threats.
    Are you suggesting that MRA's targetted their own conferance?
    Not convinced?
    Then look up "Erin Pizzey" the very courages lady who set up the first shelter for domestic violence, and hten was chased out of England because she had the audacity to claim that women can perpetrate domestic violence.
    Although I can understand WHY you believe what you do, because the very real and common occurences of female on male aggression rarely, if EVER, gets to the mainstream media.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    @Retroid MRAs are *not* the male equivalent. If they were, they'd be feminists.

    Every MRA I've ever spoken to believes women are getting 'too much' power and men are downtrodden in society.

    Whilst the comments accompanying any article on feminism justify the need for feminism, the death and bomb threads accompanying MRA conferences justify the need for MRA conferences.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    @Guy.J. "Just to be clear, by "the reality" you mean the half-naked women, right?"

    Half naked or half clothed?
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    @KnickKnack Men are portrayed in a sexist and cliched way.
    I'm not sure how old you are, but in the late 1990's early 2000s there was a very vocal criticiser of video game violence. This person received annonymous death threats and was villified by gamers. The gaming media, far from defendign this persons right to his opinion, whilst not sending death threats, villified this person in every way possible. There were games created where you could beat them. I believe an avatar even got into a Mortal Kombat game.
    But this was a man. So no-body cared. His name was Jack Thompson.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    @RinuCZ Those games you describe already exist.
    You simply choose not to play them. Instead of blaming the game for its representation of any particular demographic, maybe you should question why you are choosing that game.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 28/08/2014

    @StingingVelvet I would imagine the reasons for the lack of a female focused marvel film would be similar as to the reasons why Mills and Boone do not release romance novels for men, or Hollywood does not target romantic comedies at them.
    Strangely though, no-one has ever managed to obtain $160 000 to talk about the unrealistic representations of men in romantic literature.
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  • Discalceaterabbit 27/08/2014

    @Gibbet_Street_Slashr I'm no fan of Anita Sarkesian, and find the slavish worshipping at the alter of "feminist frequency" journalistically bankrupt. But you would have to be the most obtuse sort of moron to ignore the very real and disgusting abuse the woman received, and did NOT deserve. By all means attack her arguments, point out the HUGE amount of cherry picking, the willfull disregard for the very clear evidence that runs counter to the points that she makes, but to send her rape and death threats is inexcusable. Reply +4
  • Discalceaterabbit 27/08/2014

    The only thing uncomfortable about "Feminist Frequency" is the lack of any proper critical analysis of her material by leading gaming webstes. Reply +10
  • Video: Claptrap is your new favourite vault hunter in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

  • Discalceaterabbit 23/08/2014

    @Fiddle-sticks I know, its such a pisser when you remove the "cherry picking" aspect from the act of social justice warrioring. But yes, the game looks awesome. Reply -1
  • Discalceaterabbit 23/08/2014

    So Borerlands The PreSequal has four new vaulthunters, two women, one man and one robot, and Eurogamer, bastion of equality that it is, is not writing an article either praising gearbox for its dedication to equality for having female playable charcters or deriding it for its blatent sexism in having more playable characters of one gender than another.
    Come on EG, are all gamers sexist bastards worshipping at the altar of mysogyny or not?
    Or is one of the many mainstream games that embraces diversity not worthy of a clickbait article?
    Reply -13
  • PlayStation 4's Share Play feature limited to 60-minute sessions

  • Discalceaterabbit 15/08/2014

    We can only hope there will be a 50:50 ratio of female to male uploads. Reply -1
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Discalceaterabbit 12/08/2014

    But will we be able to play as a woman? Reply +6
  • Dungeons 2 announced for PC and Mac next year

  • Discalceaterabbit 09/08/2014

    I quite liked the first, once I had gotten past the fact that it was, thematically aside, nothing like dungeon keeper. Reply 0