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  • Sony beefs up PS4 20th Anniversary Edition sales system after thousands use exploit to gain unfair advantage

  • Kryon 19/12/2014

    Meh, the white one is nicer anyway IMO. Reply +1
  • Sir Clive Sinclair crowdfunding new ZX Spectrum computer

  • Kryon 02/12/2014

    C64 was better. Reply -2
  • Eurogamer vs Tom Bramwell

  • Kryon 30/11/2014

    Honestly, I hope this means the site can finally return to being a space dedicated to gaming, rather than the violently anti-gamer, pro feminist nonsense we've seen recently, but yeah, I hope Tom is happy in whatever he chooses to do next, perhaps a job at Ms.Magazine or Feminista would be more suitable. Reply +3
  • Final Fantasy 13 series is coming to PC

  • Kryon 19/09/2014

    Ah I understand why they've done this, FFX was released in 2001, so they're now re-releasing FF13 to mark the 13 years since Square Enix made a good FF game.

    I'm not a hater, just a disillusioned fan of the franchise.
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  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • Kryon 15/09/2014

    @weebl

    Anyone not enjoying this news can thank the trolls and haters that Phil Fish got. Effectively they are making the lives of successful indie developers hell and it's no surprise that they are quitting the industry completely or selling up.
    Eh? I don't think Notch has ever said he's selling up because of twitter trolls. Indie devs (in general) don't receive any more hate or trolling than anyone else.

    People who are disliked receive more trolling, Phil Fish is strongly disliked by a lot of people, so there you have it. There's no conspiracy that I'm aware of to specifically single out indie devs and harass them.
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  • Kryon 15/09/2014

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  • Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

  • Kryon 09/09/2014

    Well, while I strongly dislike Tom's feminist stance , I'm not one to hold a grudge, so Toodle pip, and good luck Bramwell, now hopefully Oli will steer the site away from the recent SJW nonsense and get back to talking about games instead of chastising us and telling us how terrible bewbz in games are (probably not, but I hope he does)... Reply 0
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • Kryon 05/09/2014

    @PlugMonkey I swear it's true, this is apparently what the average SJW looks like.

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  • Kryon 05/09/2014

    @PlugMonkey Well there's plenty of them here, I'd say the most obvious example in this thread is that DeLoftie guy, and yes I agree he probably does wank over unicorns, considering many SJW are also "bronies", god just saying "bronies" makes me want to puke lol Reply +1
  • Kryon 05/09/2014

    @PlugMonkey Well thanks, that was very profound or whatever, but I'm really not fighting at all, I was just asking if SJW guys do the five knuckle shuffle to porn or not, but nobody can answer me lol Reply +2
  • Kryon 04/09/2014

    @Guy.J.
    lol ok ill give you that then, but it is something I honestly wonder about, how can SJW guys complain about some cartoon woman with possibly a bit of silly boob jiggle in a game when they probably go home of an evening and bash one out over real women being objectified in the most extreme way possible..
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  • Kryon 04/09/2014

    @Guy.J.
    I'm pretty sure porn ruins more relationships than it fixes so that's a pretty invalid argument, but even if porn did help relationships does that mean sexually objectifying women is OK as long as it serves a purpose for you? lol.
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  • Kryon 04/09/2014

    @MrTomFTW Lol, well what's sexy is totally subjective I guess, but if sexual objectification in games is bad, then surely it's bad in any medium, so no porn for SJWs? Reply +1
  • Kryon 04/09/2014

    This is kinda off topic, but it's something I've wondered about a few times when reading comments from guys who're opposed to sexualised depictions of women in games... If and when they masturbate, what do they masturbate to?

    I get this frightening but amusing mental image of SJWs berating some kid for playing DoA Beach Volleyball while they themselves are furiously banging one out to some Brazilian fart porn, I'm just wondering, is that pretty accurate?
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  • Kryon 04/09/2014

    @superflyninja The fact is this letter *didn't* have to be put out here. In reality the vast majority of gamers (and people in general) already know that threats are bad mmkay, it's just going to rile the tiny minority who do make threats into behaving even more aggressively, but lets be honest, it's all about getting those clicks so who cares, most articles on this site have on average around 40 comments, maybe less. This one is verging on 900. Reply +1
  • Kryon 03/09/2014

    @TekMerc Well I get why you're "facepalming" if I'm honest I think that's the problem, why are you guys taking this nonsense so seriously? It's all tabloid bullshit, it's a clown show of epic proportions, so yeah I'm gonna take it all with a pinch of salt and make light of the situation, because that's genuinely how I feel about it... Reply +4
  • Kryon 03/09/2014

    @tiagoresende I just say it how I see it man :) Reply +1
  • Kryon 03/09/2014

    If I'm honest, a bunch of SJW feminists declaring that "gamers" are dead just makes me prouder than ever to identify as a gamer. These people do not deserve the moniker of gamer, so I'm glad they're distancing themselves from it.

    I've never made a threat online, I'm quite happy for an ex-porn star, turned feminist victim, turned cheating scoundrel (yes I would say the same thing about a man who cheated on his girlfriend)to make crappy "games" that look like a 1998 webpage, I also don't care if radfem nutjobs want to give one sided opinions on which ever medium they choose, it's all inconsequential, the fact is studios will continue to create games with explosions, violence and boobs until people stop buying them (which isn't going to happen). So my message to you social justice warriors is this, whine on, whine like you've never whined before, whine till the cows come home, your lament is the source of my power, your tears, the nectar I yearn to bathe in, whine on, for I AM A GAMER!
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  • Kryon 03/09/2014

    @Lateralus2001 Have you ever been on Tumblr? That's just how Tumblr feminism works... Reply +1
  • Kryon 03/09/2014

    Wow, yeah this DeLoftie character is a few sammiches short of a picnic, I'm hoping he's just a troll, but then I've seen exactly his brand of zealotry from plenty of other SJW types, specifically Tumblr feminists, so perhaps he's actually serious. Reply +7
  • Kryon 02/09/2014

    Guys, don't let Eurogamers overly patronizing nonsense upset you, you have to remember that games journalists are lowly paid peasants who generally aren't particularly intelligent or talented, that's why they talk about games instead of create them. They're just trying some very see through techniques here to cover their tracks, it's kinda akin to a kid loudly farting in assembly and blaming it on another kid.

    If I took anything these guys said seriously I'd probably get a bit annoyed about it, but basically sites like Eurogamer are on their last legs, everyone goes to youtube for gaming news now. This Tumblrfeminist/SJW clickbait fad infecting the gaming press is just their last *desperate* attempt to stay afloat in an age that is quickly forgetting them, so chillax, laugh and feel free to drink their tears as they die a slow and painful death. (P.S. This is not a death threat so please don't have a hissy fit or take to twitter to tell about how the mean ol' man on teh interwebs is harassing you)

    I'm aware the tone of this comment is a little insulting, but I feel you guys have been insulting us (gamers) for long enough now, so I don't feel in any way out of order returning the favour. Have a nice day :)
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  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round announced for PS4 and Xbox One

  • Kryon 02/09/2014

    Considering Eurogamers recent "feminist/SJW" stance, I find it a little odd that they see fit to give games like this any coverage/promotion at all, seems rather counter-intuitive to their current feminist pandering politics. If the depictions of cartoon women in these games are "sooooo" damaging to real people, why publicize the game at all?

    I probably won't play this game, but I'll order a few copies just to make Tom cry.
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  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • Kryon 30/08/2014

    "Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn"

    I'm just wondering who "we" is supposed to be? If you mean game journalists then sure, I can totally understand the sentiment, I mean it must be great having female indie devs who're willing to tickle your pickle for a 8/10, but if you mean "we" as in the gaming community, then I strongly disagree.
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  • Kryon 30/08/2014

    OppressionQuest

    The above game is far better and more realistic.
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  • Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season Three confirmed

  • Kryon 31/07/2014

    My only real issue with season two is that I find it pretty much impossible to get immersed in a story where a little girl is bossing around adults and taking the lead in such a way. If I were in a situation of life and death/survival I honestly wouldn't take much notice of what a kid was saying to me in this context, it just isn't possible for me to take it that seriously. The first season didn't have this problem... Reply 0
  • The Walking Dead: Amid the Ruins review

  • Kryon 25/07/2014

    I've been slightly disappointed with season 2 so far, don't get me wrong it's still awesome, just not quite as awesome as season 1 was. Reply +1
  • Nintendo reveals Zelda Wii U gameplay footage

  • Kryon 10/06/2014

    Future Wii U purchase confirmed. Reply +9
  • Microsoft to sell Xbox One without Kinect for 349

  • Kryon 14/05/2014

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  • UK budget could end 69p cheeky cheapies

  • Kryon 25/03/2014

    34.99 full-priced release will be 40.

    It should level the playing field between bricks and mortar shops and places like Amazon.
    I would have been in favour of this ten years ago, because I used to prefer buying my games in shops rather than online, but it's a little late now because all my local game stores have already closed down :/
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  • South Park: The Stick of Truth review

  • Kryon 04/03/2014

    @Dynasty2021 You sound a little jelly, maybe you need to go to jelly school. Reply +7
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review

  • Kryon 26/02/2014

    It's too much, too early, with too little meaningful context, and it's confused by a distinct hint of sexuality to the violence that the game's not capable of addressing in any meaningful or adult manner. (At least this meshes with the rest of the adventure, which unfailingly hands out many of its most graphic punishments to female baddies.)


    I know others have already cut you down for this nonsense but after playing through well over half the game I thought I'd add my opinion.

    1. The scene in question does not have any sexual undertones whatsoever, which is surprising because in many vampire movies & books they certainly have sexualised this type of scene at times, but not in this game, It was a scene of a hungry beast feeding, nothing more, unless you get a boner when you dish up the chappy to your pet dog I really don't understand how you saw anything 'sexual' here at all.

    2. As for women getting the most "graphic" punishments, I'd love you to elaborate on this because I haven't noticed that at all. The only thing I can say is that there seem to be quite a few female bosses in this game, and bosses always get the worst beat down. It's almost like you're trying to find sexism where there isn't any... I do find it rather amusing that you rip through thousands of male baddies, impaling, mutilating, stabbing them through the jaw, etc, but then you have to kill one or two females and you get your panties in a bunch and start crying "misogyny".

    I've also come to the conclusion that this is just another trashy click-bait article, the score is a joke, the vast majority of those who have bought the game seem to be loving it judging by the Steam reviews. Poor show, Christian Donlan.
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  • Kryon 26/02/2014

    I'm seriously not sure what this 5/10 business is about, been playing for about 6 hours now (PC version) and so far I'd give it a solid 8/10... Reply +3
  • Capcom addresses concern over lack of female characters in Deep Down

  • Kryon 21/02/2014

    @Retroid Yeah, fair play, I totally agree with that man, and as a non-white guy I do appreciate the chance to make my avatar look more like me in the games that offer it, but I don't get upset when it's not offered (which is usually the case) but your stance is totally reasonable and I don't disagree with you, I can also totally understand your Mrs being upset about Fable because for her it was a feature that she liked and it had been removed. You see if you wrote an article about it in the fair and rounded tone you've just spoken in you'd probably get away with it (lol well maybe, you might get one or two death threats but not too many), but I honestly do think Hillier was just on the click-bait bandwagon with her article, it's really a bad idea to ridicule a section of society you're trying to convert to a new way of thinking, even if some of them do deserve it... Reply +2
  • Kryon 21/02/2014

    @Retroid I'm not too sure there was that much sense in the first place really, I mean I doubt we'd ever see eye to eye on this subject, which is fine but I just don't think games aimed at a certain demographic have any real obligation to be inclusive. Just on a personal note, I've made a few indie games in my time and they're my creations, nobody has a right to dictate to me what my creative process or decisions should be. If you don't like my games, go make your own. I feel kinda passionately about that...

    I guess you could say it's unfortunate for the minority of women who support the 'hardcore' games market but only in the same way it's unfortunate for men who enjoy wearing stilettos, i.e. it's a minority of men who like wearing stilettos so they are not particularly well catered for within mainstream retail stores.

    OK, I know that's not the best comparison but you must kinda get where I'm coming from?

    I'd like to add, that I have no problem with games diversifying, and if the market demands that then it will happen over time, and that's totally cool in my book, but with the bias & attitudes pushed out by people like Hillier & Sarkeesian, they've already lost the battle as people just turn off and don't want to hear it, and honestly I don't really blame them.
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  • Kryon 20/02/2014

    @Retroid "We still don't live in an equal world, and if anyone points that out they get labeled a man-hater"

    I'm assuming the "man hater" comments were more to do with Hilliers comments about "drinking the tears of sniveling male worms", or whatever drivel it was she came out with. Just a thought.
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  • Microsoft slammed for sexist Xbox One ad

  • Kryon 30/11/2013

    This is really sad, Eurogamer used to be a good gaming site... I'm pleased to see the response to this article is overwhelmingly negative, which at least restores my faith in gamers but the article should never have been published here in the first place, poor show, EG, are things really so desperate that you have to rely on such obvious click-bait? Reply 0
  • iPad Air review

  • Kryon 26/11/2013

    The tablet is truly a thing of beauty, it's just a shame IOS7 runs so poorly on it. My girlfriend is still running IOS6 on her iPad 4 and it's much smoother/less stuttery performance than my Air, hopefully Apple will sort this out with updates but I can't lie, I find IOS7 a massive let down in its current state... Reply 0
  • YouTuber KSI dumped by Microsoft after Xbox One launch appearance

  • Kryon 26/11/2013

    @alspacka Well, if you actually read my initial comment I did clearly state that Lee's was indeed in the right in this specific situation. My dislike for him and my use of the word 'smarmy' have nothing to do with the views he expresses in regards to KSI (as I said Lee's was right here).

    I've spoken to Lee's on other issues regarding "objectification" in games, etc, etc, and I dislike his viewpoints on pretty much everything we discussed, IMO he's a typical 'team Sarkeesian' twat who I have no time for.

    You're right in that I use the term 'feminist' in a derogatory light, I strongly disagree with much of the ideology and I disbelieve that equality is the focus of modern feminism although that's a whole other discussion.
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  • Kryon 24/11/2013

    @alspacka I have no idea how specifying someones gender in the context of gender politics has anything to do with portmanteaus. It seems you just commented because you wanted to feel included in the conversation, unfortunately it's apparent you had nothing relevant/intelligent to add... Reply +1
  • Kryon 22/11/2013

    KSI is clearly a nasty little twat, but then Matt Lees is an overly smarmy male feminist, so while Lees is actually speaking sense (for once) here, I still dislike both people pretty much equally. Reply -20
  • Google Nexus 5 review

  • Kryon 09/11/2013

    @deez Depends on your phone usage, I got a Nexus 4 last year and simply top up 5 a month with GiffGaff, which gives me 60 mins talk time, 300 texts, 20mb data, and it's free to call anyone else on GiffGaff which most of my close friends and family are, so it works out pretty nice for me :) Reply +2
  • Saints Row 4: a fun game that makes serious points

  • Kryon 08/11/2013

    @JorgeLuisBorges Well then my friend, you need a better girl friend, mine loves Terraria ;) Reply 0
  • Kryon 08/11/2013

    @JorgeLuisBorges "Taking the piss out of gingers is deemed 'ok' in the way racial denigration is (rightfully) not. History and context, and even medium here are important."

    I understand what you're saying but I don't buy into the idea that we should give special treatment to people because of historic events, If our goal is equality than we have to treat people equally or at least equitably in cases where treating people exactly the same are not applicable because of physical differences, child birth, etc.

    If we keep saying "well it's OK for women to objectify men because they were historically oppressed" that divide will always remain. We want real equality so lets get that, lets give everyone the same opportunities and the same responsibilities, otherwise you end up with a swinging pendulum of equality whereby nobody is ever actually at the same level in society. It will swing in favour of one group and when people realise things are unfair, it will swing back giving the other group special treatment, it's a self perpetuating cycle of inequality.

    IMO, the only way to succeed is to hold everybody to the exact same societal standards, no special treatment.

    I also think if we're talking about games in this context then we do need to be inclusive of the whole industry, including indie and casual games and even social networking games. Of course if we focus only on the games aimed specifically at young guys we're going to see sexualised depictions of women, but if you look at the whole market it is much more varied. I personally spend much more time on indie games than I do on the mainstream, I don't even own GTA V, I've never owned a COD game, etc, I've completely wasted the last year of my life playing Minecraft and Terraria, so I disagree when people say "the only choice in gaming is wiminz bewbs" , I promise you, there is plenty of other choices, just because something is indie or less mainstream doesn't invalidate it as an option.

    Lets not forget that what is or isn't mainstream is basically just dictated by what sells the best, if the majority want the mainstream to diversify then it will do over time, although I'm not convinced that the majority do want that at present (judging by what they buy the most), but that's another discussion all together.
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  • Kryon 07/11/2013

    @JorgeLuisBorges Eh, the second quote you made there is not even from my comment.

    "to look at sexualisation as objectification without any question is very black and white"

    I totally agree, although in the context of video games, the two terms usually go hand in hand. It also has a lot to do with peoples specific interpretation of the words. For example, I think most would agree that Lara Croft is sexualised (at least in the earlier games), some would also say she's objectified because her voluptuous form is there to please men, but others would argue she's not objectified because she's strong, intelligent and capable in her own right, etc. So there seems to be somewhat a grey area around this topic.

    I'm not trying to prove anything, I just find it hard to understand you because you keep coming out with contradictions. I know you don't like me pointing it out when you say something flawed but that's kind of the point of discussion.

    You just said "I do happen to consider objectification of women as a form of misogyny", but earlier you said that GTA was not misogynistic, however we all know the GTA games objectify women to quite an extent... so surely you must see why I find what you're saying disingenuous?

    I'm not personally attacking you, just the flaws I perceive in your arguments.

    I know you want more diversity, that's fine, it'll probably come in time. What I want is a cold beer and for people to stop tarring gamers as "mysoginysts" when gamers are no more "guilty" of the crime than a women reading a women's magazine.

    Yet I've never seen anybody accuse a woman of being a misandrist for enjoying pictures of Beckham in his pants. It's the double standard I dislike. I don't think the "type" of media that is objectifying people makes any difference whatsoever, but video games always get a hard time, first crackpots told us "they make you violent" and now crackpots tell us they're damaging to women, frankly I don't believe that and I don't think there is any proof to support the idea that game or comic book characters affect our perception of real life people in a negative (or positive) way. It's all just feminist buzzwords and nonsense, something new for them to whine about IMO.
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  • Kryon 07/11/2013

    @JorgeLuisBorges

    "Frankly I'm a little worried that you consider a sexy woman to be an object for your pleasure, with no intent or purpose other than to please you."

    Hmm, yeah, this doesn't actually work because I've never stated anything which could realistically be construed as such, nice try though, 4/10 lol.

    "in short - there's enough choice in magazines to read one without men's bums in."

    And as I've already explained there are plenty of games without girls bums in them but whatever, just forget the format of the media for a moment. You believe that objectification of women in media aimed at men is misogynistic, so do you believe that media aimed at women that objectifies men is misandric/man hating?

    It's a really simple question but I have a feeling you won't give a straight answer to it, which I find perplexing.
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  • Kryon 06/11/2013

    @JorgeLuisBorges What's your point? The fact still remains that misogyny does not necessarily = objectification, likewise objectification does not necessarily = misogyny.

    Regardless, I'd rather take the dictionary definition of misogyny than a Wiki interpretation which is written by God knows who (likely a feminist with an agenda), misogyny is quite simply "a hatred or dislike of women", so as I said a sexualised/objectified female character in and of itself does not necessarily = misogyny. If you think it does, then you must also think media aimed at women like Cosmopolitan is misandric (man hating). It cuts both ways. So do you think all media aimed at women that objectifies men is "man hating" pure misandry filth, or not? I'm not trying to be a dick but I think you're out of your depth here.

    In my opinion, a Saudi woman being put in prison because she was raped could definitely be viewed as "misogyny", an artist creating a fictional character in a way he or she finds attractive or "sexy" is not.

    (P.S. quoting made up stats as fact in a debate is not generally considered "rhetoric", it's called talking bullshit, just so you know for future reference) :)
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  • Kryon 06/11/2013

    @JorgeLuisBorges Even with your admittance of making up fake stats you still seem to be using the words "objectification" and "misogynistic" as if they're interchangeable, yet they have very different meanings.

    Anyway, it seems you're basically retracting your initial statement and admitting you were talking utter nonsense, so I'll leave it there.
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  • Kryon 06/11/2013

    @JorgeLuisBorges If 95% of games are hateful to women it means that only 5% are not hateful, but you just said "a lot" of games are not hateful, unless you consider 5% "lots" then you can see that you are clearly contradicting yourself. It just seems like you don't really have much understanding of what you're talking about here :/ Reply 0
  • Kryon 06/11/2013

    @JorgeLuisBorges I only keep replying to you because your comments are so inconsistent and contradictory. You claim virtually all games are misogynistic but you think this one isn't -



    So I'm seriously wondering what you define as misogyny, it's a powerful word which you seem to like throwing around but I'm not sure you actually know what it means. I don't think the majority of games have any semblance of misogyny in them (I don't class sexualised characters in and of themselves to be misogyny), all I've done is actually ask you to explain your previous claims but you can't seem to do it, you keep moving the goal posts instead of giving genuine responses.

    This quote:

    "Computer games are 95% mysoginistic towards women"

    Is very different to this quote:

    "I think mainstream games are (on the whole) at best childish at worst downright disrespectful towards women."

    And both seem at odds with this quote:

    "GTA, like a lot of the games, is not hateful towards women"

    If 95% of games are hateful to women it means that only 5% are not hateful, but you just said "a lot" of games are not hateful, unless you consider 5% "lots" then you can see that you are clearly contradicting yourself. It just seems like you don't really have much understanding of what you're talking about here :/
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  • Kryon 05/11/2013

    @JorgeLuisBorges I'm really not trying to win any arguments, I'm just calling it when I see what I perceive to be nonsense. I mean you say you feel that 95% of games are misogynistic (women hating), yet now you claim GTA (a game possibly considered one of the worst offenders in this context) is not misogynistic, just a little childish, now I totally agree with that, but if you don't think GTA is misogynistic, what games make up the 95% that you do believe to be offensive?

    I know that in media aimed at men, women are often sexualised (just like media aimed at women often objectifies men), I'm not arguing that, hence mainstream games are not balanced as they're generally aimed at the people who play them the most (guys). I just don't see it as a problem, it's supply & demand, people are sexual beings who generally like looking at the opposite sex.

    The gaming industry is relatively new and it probably will diversify over time as the audience becomes more varied, I have no problem with that either.

    What I do have a problem with is people throwing around words like "sexist", "misogyny", etc, because I'm sick of gamers (and male sexuality in general) being demonized by the PC brigade who have nothing better to do. I could understand it if we were playing Battle Raper 2, but that's hopefully not the case for most of us.
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