Why is casual racism/sexism more accepted in video games than other forms of media (these days)?

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that looks a LOT like someone I know

crüt, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 23:16 (five years ago) Permalink

that looks like $5 of gamestop credit right there.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 23:19 (five years ago) Permalink

I have that IKEA desk lamp

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 6 December 2012 00:08 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://i.imgur.com/ZkAq3.jpg

乒乓, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 23:08 (five years ago) Permalink

jfc

goole, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 23:10 (five years ago) Permalink

http://i.minus.com/ib0B4pIriu03PJ.gif

cozen, Tuesday, 15 January 2013 23:16 (five years ago) Permalink

good use of that gif

an old penis drawing is now "new and notable" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 23:42 (five years ago) Permalink

tom chick on this. he's got blinders on. http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2013/01/16/dead-island-or-bust-the-case-for-tasteless-horror-tchotchkes/

s.clover, Thursday, 17 January 2013 04:09 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah... sometimes that dude is just straight up wrong. it's a shame because the use of horror and unrestricted content in games is totally worth defending, but the actual bust - the thing we are talking about here - is just idiotic

Nhex, Thursday, 17 January 2013 04:29 (five years ago) Permalink

rmde at that guy.

His response to 1) basically boils down to "the objectification of women in horror appeals to the people who should be watching it, i.e. MEN, so therefore it's fine". Great reasoning!

emil.y, Thursday, 17 January 2013 04:32 (five years ago) Permalink

You can only claim it objectifies women if you also concede that Pirahna 3D objectifies women. You might not be wrong.

*steeples fingers*

attempt to look intentionally nerdy, awkward or (thomp), Thursday, 17 January 2013 07:42 (five years ago) Permalink

the first dead island was the worst game i played to completion in 2012

turds (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 17 January 2013 08:28 (five years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/aOVFa.jpg

turds (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 17 January 2013 08:29 (five years ago) Permalink

kind of lol but mostly sad

attempt to look intentionally nerdy, awkward or (thomp), Thursday, 17 January 2013 08:46 (five years ago) Permalink

But I find it disappointing that Deep Silver is caving on this issue for two important reasons. No, not those reasons. I’m going to be mostly serious.

After the jump, two important things. Not the ones you think I’m thinking of.

^^^what a knob

I had such a fontasy (stevie), Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:30 (five years ago) Permalink

But did you realize it was also a joke?

shutters fall, new understanding is achieved

I had such a fontasy (stevie), Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:31 (five years ago) Permalink

http://gameological.com/2013/01/it-belongs-in-a-museum/

This is probably the best reaction to that thing yet, which talks about it like it was a deliberate piss-take of the worst excesses of early 21st-C vidja game marketing

You could argue that the figure doesn’t deserve consideration as art, because it wasn’t created by an “artist” per se, and Deep Silver didn’t mean to send up the worst impulses of big-budget game studios. But that only makes it better. You’ve heard of outsider art? This is insider art, crafted by forces deep within the beast. The fact that it was meant to showcase the most appealing aspects of Dead Island is the cherry on top of the depravity sundae. It’s rare that we get to bear witness to an expression of awfulness this pure—it’s perfectly ugly. I hope to see it in a museum someday, as a relic of a bygone era.

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Friday, 18 January 2013 08:52 (five years ago) Permalink

that last paragraph you quote especially is tops

Nhex, Friday, 18 January 2013 14:10 (five years ago) Permalink

it BELONGS in a MUSEUM

zero dark (s1ocki), Friday, 18 January 2013 14:57 (five years ago) Permalink

haha

fiscal cliff huxtable (latebloomer), Friday, 18 January 2013 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

It BELONGS on EBAY

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 18 January 2013 20:33 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

most of the way through this, seems pretty women's studies 101
weird that they're not talking about japan v US takes on this stuff tho

the 'dirty sprite' is implied (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 9 March 2013 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

this fucken guy is hysterical
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfkS9YS_T0k

the 'dirty sprite' is implied (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 9 March 2013 20:28 (five years ago) Permalink

oh man i need to not look at youtube responses like ever

the 'dirty sprite' is implied (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 9 March 2013 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

argh what a fucknut

the 'dirty sprite' is implied (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 9 March 2013 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

"We, the audience, are not allowed to have an opinion, it seems"

Except by, you know, MAKING A RESPONSE VIDEO OF YOUR OPINION, POSTING IT ON YOUTUBE, THEN POSTING A LINK TO IT ON YOUR BLOG.

Half of these sound like rappers. (snoball), Saturday, 9 March 2013 20:33 (five years ago) Permalink

dude is very angry that he wasn't offered a chance to express his dissenting opinion, but has assembled a 9-minute video about the video which... does not express a dissenting opinion

I mean I'm sure he has a very cogent and rational counterargument to why this might be a slightly regressive trope, as must all the people going "lol rape" and "lol show tits" under his video, and am very sad that I didn't get to hear it, obv

susuwatari teenage riot (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 9 March 2013 21:21 (five years ago) Permalink

MAKING A RESPONSE VIDEO OF YOUR OPINION, POSTING IT ON YOUTUBE, THEN POSTING A LINK TO IT ON YOUR BLOG.

You forgot "blogging about your opinion, making a response video reading out your blog post, posting it on youtube, then posting a link to it on your blog". Don't forget to put some purchase links for random you-related merchandise in the video description!

susuwatari teenage riot (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 9 March 2013 21:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah her video is pretty damn spot-on, and it's a testament to how big a problem sexism is in the culture that dudes are getting up in arms about something that has nothing to do w the content. That bit about them taking a female-centric game, scratching it, and demoting the lead character to a damsel in a new Starfox is pretty ugh.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 9 March 2013 21:26 (five years ago) Permalink

that's the guy who did the /v/ga bit on her, right? that was a terrible fake awards show.

abanana, Saturday, 9 March 2013 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

xp Yeah, that was definitely the most interesting bit of the video for me. I've never played any of the Starfox series and don't plan to start, but I'd love to play that original game.

Shigeru Miyamoto is a hero to most but he never meant shit to me so I'm kind of bummed out but she seems to have a reasonable case in calling him out in particular, too ;_;

susuwatari teenage riot (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 9 March 2013 21:33 (five years ago) Permalink

This guy thinks his signature is worth $30 on top of the cost of the $19 for an unsigned copy of his book? Kind of the icing on the 'privileged white male just doesn't get it' cake.

Half of these sound like rappers. (snoball), Saturday, 9 March 2013 21:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Awesome

my god i only have 2 useless beyblade (silby), Sunday, 10 March 2013 17:28 (five years ago) Permalink

See, I watch that and can only think "why were the second and fourth screens switched?" and "since when can you win the level by coming up to the left of Kong?"

pplains, Sunday, 10 March 2013 17:38 (five years ago) Permalink

lol i was thinking the same thing. also, how much i hate Donkey Kong deep down

Nhex, Sunday, 10 March 2013 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://www.themarysue.com/pax-tomb-raider-cosplay/

What happens when a game journo dude decided to play the "cosplay is consent" card with a group of Lara Croft cosplayers

Wizemann had been interviewed in the past and said everything seemed normal. That is, until the interviewer asked his first question, “How does it feel to be at a convention where none of the men could please you?”

Hockey Drunk (kingfish), Thursday, 28 March 2013 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

meanwhile at GDC this week, "scantily clad female dancers" at developers association party
http://www.polygon.com/2013/3/28/4157266/igda-gdc-party-brenda-romero-resignation

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 28 March 2013 23:21 (five years ago) Permalink

these guyz :-( http://yetizen.com/

s.clover, Friday, 29 March 2013 00:19 (five years ago) Permalink

good thing they're a strategic keystone with an innovation lab

my god i only have 2 useless beyblade (silby), Friday, 29 March 2013 00:45 (five years ago) Permalink

feels like it was only yesterday that "do you come with the car" "OH YOU" banter was pretty much the norm. when did that stop? when E3 was last open to the public?

Look, Brian, about the afro wig... (forksclovetofu), Friday, 29 March 2013 02:13 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty sure it's still the norm at these international weapons dealer conferences except it's "do you come with that surface-to-air missile?" and "get out of my dreams and into my amphibious assault humvee"

Philip Nunez, Friday, 29 March 2013 02:25 (five years ago) Permalink

pretty much the most disheartening week ever for me. this whole thing is just disgusting. meagan is a friend and former colleague and frankly some of the stuff that happened to her was things that happened when i worked with her that i was unaware of. this shit is terrible and i'm not sure it will ever change. a hobby filled with mean, angry little boys. the comments she's been dealing with on her blog and various comments sections and facebook this week have just been unreal, i can't even fathom people anymore.

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 March 2013 21:37 (five years ago) Permalink

another blog from these week, more, complicated i guess, and even more depressing, can't even believe some of these stories

http://trixie360.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/sexism-in-games-a-mea-culpa/

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 March 2013 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

but we've all been passively complicit in it, every fucking person in the industry myself included & i don't know where to even begin.

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 March 2013 21:42 (five years ago) Permalink

do u know who the journalist is?

Mordy, Friday, 29 March 2013 21:45 (five years ago) Permalink

no. i can't really get into specifics but we were involved in the reporting on an incident relayed in her original blog post regarding someone that worked for a publisher.

http://meagan-marie.tumblr.com/post/46396481491/what-would-you-do-if-you-werent-afraid#_=_

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 March 2013 21:48 (five years ago) Permalink


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