4 years ago
Eurogamer needs less patronising articles about diversity to be better at diversity.
Maybe it's my age (mid 40's)
Where does Tom accuse a game - an entire game - of being "sexist"? And slandering developers?
The whole point of the article is promote discussion and challenge existing perceptions and asking a question of why games are as they are...
...and whether they can change
How is Tom hypocritical when he begins the piece stating that he is a sexist. Nowhere is he calling for anyone else's resignation. He's calling for people to perhaps reassess what they think. And he's doing that. I'm doing that. I hope some other people are doing that. It's a slow process.
You absolutely should point out homophobia, sexism and racism if you see it in our writing and work, just as we'll highlight any of these issues when we see them in games.
If Tom wants to say that men are all sexists, and ask what he can do to right the wrongs of oppressed women, he can't just avoid starting with himself.
If females want to make games that are politically and gender correct let them make their own studios.
@Bertie I don't think you should resign just to have your job taken by another white, middle class, hetrosexual male. If however, there was a suitable replacement from an under represented group in society then if you are true to your sentiments you should be delighted to be replaced
your writing this article simply because it makes you feel as though you are above others, because your SO awesome, and your SO smart, and SO special, that you can actually see and admit that your sexist. While everyone else is also sexist but they are too stupid to realize it.
And boy, do you have some fucking nerve by saying that people who disagree with you are just ignorant fools who are too naive to "comprehend" how sexist our society is. Couldn't it be that people who disagree with you also have great points?
MS made some blunders last year and deserved the finger pointing back then, but it is time to move on
The tragedy is Mario's sales, here and in Japan. It deserves so much more but it's shackled to a system that people just aren't interested in.
There are going to be loads of exclusives for both consoles, so lets settle in for some awesome gaming.
It's all just sickening.
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