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Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

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4 years ago

@DavyP Wow, you are rotten to the core. You are exactly who videogames are pandering to right now. Look at this man, he is the embodiment of modern gamers.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@jimmhoo "actually according to her logic, you are sexist because she is perfectly capable of dealing with it without you"


Your life must be a bin full of soggy cereal.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@StahlWurst Are you saying videogames should only reflect reality....
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@StahlWurst You do realise that feminists tend to also focus on real world stuff. Art and life have a cycle of imitation, it's not a one way thing. Being all "COME BACK WHEN THE WORLD IS FIXED" kinda shows you don't really care.

I mean why not then strive to make video games, a world we can control, more representative and safe for women especially when the real world isn't? What is there to lose?
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@dirtysteve I genuinely don't know what that question means.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

I think @lazytoad assploded.

Did someone do a misandry?
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@Kendrene Well while we're not sure let's make sure to partaking in a bit of victim-blaming for the purposes of derailing her argument.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

When you have people like @VEGA on your side you should really examine your argument...
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@jasonchurch Watch out folks, he's getting edgy...
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@LazyToad Do you think there is sexism in videogame culture?
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@LazyToad You do realise that you opinions and attitude are exactly part of the problem you are claiming doesn't exist?
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@LazyToad What do you think is more important. Women feeling safe/represented in media of "videogames".
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@dirtysteve More male culture really. Just added vileness due to the anonymity.

But it's still true that videogame culture is massively misogynistic.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

You've have certainly hoped that those people moderately disagreeing with Anita's view that there is a big issue of misogyny in videogame culture might reconsider their views given the frankly embarrassing reaction of thousands of men to this video.

You can't distance those two things. The sexist reaction to the video in itself is part of the very issue that she is talking about.

If there truly was no issue then people would have just gone "well I don't agree with that but whatever". not this insane vitriolic response from what isn't just some lunatic fringe but a sizable section is not a majority.

Even if you disagree 100% with the video, look at the response to it. now imagine what goes on in chatrooms online gaming, conventions etc when people are not logging every insult.

Men in the videogame community have a massive fucking problem. And it needs to be talked about.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@Sildur Whedon has many issues (namely poor race balance) but your examples of how his work is unfeminist are laughable.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@ollyn Silent Hill is rife with sexual imagery specifically with objectification and sexualised violence towards women (the nurses being a prime example and Pyramid Head is virtually an embodiment of male violence).

That said it's done with far more awareness, purposefully playing on these themes as opposed to being blissfully ignorant as most games are.

Not that that makes it fine but I dare say they made a choice there and would stand by it as opposed to denying it.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

Even the tamer stuff she receives is so fucking weird.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwAfZbsIgAAQqe-.png:large

The line "You think it's insulting? How about your lies about the Hitman games...".

Imagine actually writing that.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@CynicalMe3 Yeah that's what resulted in her not being able to sleep in her own home the other night. I recognise that's not the response of all those against the video but thought it important to show as I'd seen a few commenters implying she was over-reacting.
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

@LazyToad Did you not see the messages she got with the guy literally posting her address, & threatening to rape her and kill her family?
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Flightrisker

4 years ago

Imagine if guys had issues bigger than people questioning videogames to worry about. Good lord the games community is fucking awful.

Obviously this is the extreme end of it be be aware that this is the reaction she got to this video.

[Massive content warning]

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Biggest Dutch retailer boycotts PSPgo

Flightrisker

9 years ago

I once knew a guy who was studying to work in the fashion retail market. He explained to me that 95% of all purchases are made based on the inward opportunity that the consumer recognises in potential growth. Each season the industry would notice a pattern - for every sale made profit would increase, loss sales and profit would decrease. This marketing phenomenon is called "The Verswayze Effect". Many insiders have challenge the theory however. The general consensus among all retailer experts aged 18-21 is that marketing is just a layman's way of saying "Who am I?", in other words we are all in the same ship, but each ship is it's own captain.
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Lips mic won't work with other music titles

Flightrisker

10 years ago

Is this compatible with LemonParty Wii?
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Prince of Persia Classic

Flightrisker

12 years ago

Surely these should be maked out of 5 like they marked those kids' game a while back?
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Flightrisker

12 years ago

@uncle_fishboy

I was quoting from Tycho from PA. My own writing style is almost unreadable. Like the scrawlings of a drunk 8 year old.

So sadly I cannot take responsibilty for that quote, although I do agree with his sentiments.

This does however absolve me from your "bell end" reference which I'm sure Tycho will gladly add to this collection online insults.
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Flightrisker

12 years ago

Tycho says:

This has been simmering on some tertiary heat source for awhile, and it may be time to serve it. When a classic game is re-released for digital delivery, by what criteria are they being reviewed?

The reality, of course, is that in order to maintain healthy relationships with publishers you need to review their product - great, and small. This no-doubt includes "channels" like Xbox Live Arcade, which must be where these workaday, worthless reviews come from. In some cases there's simply no need (beyond the business realities alluded to earlier) for young men to toil in describing them, because these games are so elemental: they have two buttons, and one mode of movement. What is it? It is Xevious. End of review. The word even sounds like an adjective.

These games are cheap, cheap, cheap, but ironically something that costs ten dollars and has a Goddamned demo is scrutinized more in terms of value. Is it Xevious? How much more Xevious should it have been to rise to the ten dollar level? Could, perhaps, the enemies enter the screen more Xeviously? The game appears to lose points in graphics and sound simply for being old.

It isn't impossible to discuss fundamental games in a way that is interesting and valuable. But I don't know if plugging ancient games into the Hardcore Review Machine and outputting your stupid little number improves the world.
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Splinter Cell 5 leaked

Flightrisker

12 years ago

Sounds interesting. Could go for a Prison Break style feel to it, with you being on the run but having to enter precarious situations to prove your innocence.

I'd love the idea of a sandbox style fugitave game.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Flightrisker

12 years ago

@fatbb


Ah, AD must have been referencing Muppets.

It's come full cirlce...
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Flightrisker

12 years ago

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - It ain't easy being green. "


Arrested Development reference?
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow Of Chernobyl

Flightrisker

12 years ago

STALKER review? I never thought I'd see the day.


Tomorrow: Duke Nukem Forever.
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Squenix licenses UE3

Flightrisker

12 years ago

Isn't it Squenix? Or Squeenix?
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The History of Zelda - Part 1

Flightrisker

12 years ago

100th!
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Splinter Cell 5 360-exclusive

Flightrisker

12 years ago

So not "Double Agent" exclusively for 360 are you reported in the other story? :P
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Nintendo receives Wii CPUs

Flightrisker

12 years ago

Manufactured by IBM at its 300mm semiconductor development and manufacturing facility in New York, the Broadway chips are central to the architecture of Nintendo’s next-gen console.



Maybe they meant the facility is 300mm long :)
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Euro Ridge Racer 2 announced

Flightrisker

13 years ago

................



























It's Ridge Racer!
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GDC: Satoru Iwata keynote text commentary

Flightrisker

13 years ago

// throws keyboard at jpeg of Iwata
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Flightrisker

13 years ago

That's it?

gah!
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God of War 2 for PS2

Flightrisker

13 years ago

Wow. Didn't see this coming ;)
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FFVII: Advent Children dated

Flightrisker

13 years ago

If your a fan of Final Fantasy then the film is fantastic. Pure fanservice, and in essence polar opposite of Spirits Within. Try to get a genjeral background knowledgde of the story of 7. You don't really need it, but it definaltey helps. Start here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_fantasy_vii
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Boll won't direct MGS movie

Flightrisker

13 years ago

He's being shit in purpose though.

http://www.cinemablend.com/feature.php?id=209
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Sega Casino

Flightrisker

13 years ago

Viva Las Segas
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Chinese WOW players speak out

Flightrisker

13 years ago

I want glod!
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Thompson doesn't hate games!

Flightrisker

13 years ago

How do you put Jack Thompson on "Ignore"?
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Bruckheimer still fancies PoP

Flightrisker

13 years ago

Bruckheimer still fancies PoP
As in the game. Not his dad.


Genuine LOL
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Guitar Hero coming to Europe

Flightrisker

13 years ago

HUZZAH!
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PGR3 demo now on X360

Flightrisker

13 years ago

"If you've got an Xbox 360 but don't already own a copy of Project Gotham Racing 3,.........."


Was anyone else expecting "there really is no point."
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Rag Doll Kung Fu

Flightrisker

13 years ago

Weird, I'm wearing my real ultimate power tshirt today O_o
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Flight Simulator X details

Flightrisker

13 years ago

/cries

Working for MS Tech support makes me fear things like this.
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New plot for Splinter Cell film

Flightrisker

13 years ago

I presume Clancy's writing the plot

/yawns
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Top 50 Games of 2005: 15 to 11

Flightrisker

13 years ago

F.E.A.R.
Resident Evil 4
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Darwinia
God of War
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lumines
Meteos
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Lost in Blue
Psychonauts
Mario Kart DS
Ridge Racer
Project Gotham Racing 3
FORZA
We Love Katamari
World of Warcraft
Ninja Gaiden Black
Killer 7
Mario & Luigi 2: Partners in Time
Metal Gear Solid 3
Mercenaries
Fahrenheit
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (...*GASP*)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted


Is the answer "They're all videogames"?
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