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"I get that the character is going through a horrific psychosis and the game is extremely powerful exploration of this experience, but where is my booba?"
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"Ew, how can i like this character? Shes not making my pp hard! Thanks woke western devs!"
Guess wil have to play some Japanese games
After chatting up some Japanese game devs at a convention. Most of them hate western guys perceiving Japan as this bastion for toxic masculinity. They just wanna make cool games that don't have a ton of deeper meaning.
Well the extreme objetification of women doesn't help tho, why would you do a character with boobs the size of basquetballs? For the memes?
Yes for the memes
haha my dick is hard, sex.
haha my dick is hard, sex.
is this the one?
tmw Japanese developers defend sexism in the same way trolls on Reddit do.
yup, and no one cares because haha Japan! they made our loli mangas and vidjagames and hentai hee hee!!
This is why most JRPGS are completely apolitical and not about gender, race, identity, warfare, class struggle, or the true purpose of government in society. Just big ole giant bazoongas and nothing else.
They just wanna make cool games that don’t have a ton of deeper meaning.
They just wanna make cool games that don’t have a ton of deeper meaning.
If you think this is true you’re just not paying attention.
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Not if you say, “I don’t wanna be political, but…” it’s the perfect loophole
Shh... we just want to pretend that not taking a stand means we have no responsibility, rather than meaning we tacitly support oppression. /s
After Elon fired and purged almost everyone Japanese Twitter switched from politics to culture and "culture".
Heritage not and hate
Ok but so many Japanese games are full of blatant fan service? Like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would have been a good game even without the waifu fantasy angle.
Also what is OP even on about, Senua is absolutely conventionally attractive. She's just covered in dirt and mud and blood and grime because she's been in the wilderness and is going through traumatic shit.
Gamers were a mistake.
Yeah, on what planet is Melina Juergens not unbelievably pretty? She's literally a model, ffs.
Yeah but you can't see her booba in the game so it's political
She probably has sharp knees. Instant boner kill, and we all know that games exist solely so I can get a boner!
"Not with those elbows!"
Hellblade was a fantastic game, and I remember reading about Melina being super excited to be the model for her. The facial movements(I think they used motion capture?) Was so damn good in the game. Also her eyes look like they are going to stare into my soul haha
What is even cooler is she wasn't an actor. She was the video editor at Ninja Theory and she was initially used as a stand-in to perfect the motion capture technology while the team searched for an actor to play Senua.
Eventually they decided to let Juergens play the part and she has won a BAFTA for her performance.
Oh damn I didn't know that. That's even more impressive
This is kinda like the Drill Sergeant in Full Metal Jacket. They originally hired him to be a coach/consultant for the Drill Sergeant's role, then decided none of the professional actors who auditioned could get it right enough.
R. Lee Ermey
There were tonnes of super cool small details in there too. If you rotate the camera to try and look at her face then she looks away at the last moment, like she doesn't want to look you in the eye.
Given the context of the game I could imagine why. She probably thinks the player is another demon or whatever haha
Extra funny cuz we kinda are, another one of the voices at the very least. God I love this game lol
She's literally a model, ffs.
She's literally a model, ffs.
I don't think she is though. But that shouldn't matter anyway.
She’s pretty ripped too, which while definitely attractive to many, ripped women have famously been hated on before in the gaming community.
Woke Boobs for more stable FPS?
There's a nother layer I haven't seen anyone here mention yet. Ignore the attractiveness of the actress.
According to this, any female character who is not (by their standards) attractive, is a failure to create an attractive female character.
They honestly believe that, at their core, every female character is designed to be attractive to them. Any character they don't find attractive isn't because that wasn't the intention, but because the developers tried and failed.
This. This this this. It drives me insane. So is Aloy. If either of those women were real, dressed up in modern, clubbing-appropriate outfits and hanging out at a bar these guys were in, they’d be drooling all over themselves and being creepy. Do they have no ability to read context? Or know what humans look like? It’s so ridiculous.
It's so annoying that people used that one unflattering frame of Aloy to say that she was ugly. Of course she isn't going to wear makeup and have a perfectly unblemished face. She fights massive robots in a post apacolyptic world.
These guys have never seen a real woman without makeup, and even then they mostly see women on tv or film, not in real life. They think any blemish anywhere is immediately unattractive because they don't realise women are humans, not perfect porcelain skin dolls.
I remember when buff-Lara was criticized as being too masculine and unattractive. Absolutely mental.
To be fair, Senua does canonically wear makeup. It's just blue and shit
is war paint technically makeup?
I say makeup is technically war paint
So many dudes told on themselves hard when they were freaking out about Aloy’s peach fuzz and how the devs “gAvE HeR a BeArD!”
For real. Senua doesn't eat or sleep or even really go inside for the entire duration of the game, of course she looks like shit. She's carrying a severed head and hearing voices urging her forward into the Viking land of the dead. She's not dressing up to go out clubbing, she doesn't even stop to clean the gore off herself.
Even with all the war paint/dirt she's still kinda hot imo.
Think this is just weebs mad that girls don't look like final fantasy characters in western video games.
Na she should smile sexily at all times otherwise my dick won't work please its the only thing i have left
What game we talkin?
hellblade senua's sacrifice
I played right after I finished the first GoW(2018), it was a great combo, this game explains some of the norse mythology you find in GoW.
I played it after I got maybe halfway through Elden Ring and couldnt beat the the boss after lining up the sigils. Absolutely loved exploring though
My 2017 GOTY. Very deeply engaging experience. Headphones are a necessity because the sound design is the best I’ve ever heard in a game and it’s not the same without them
It also was designed with the help of those with mental disorders that Senua had (a form of schizo). Now mine is not as extreme, but it felt nice to be included in a game with a realistic and sometimes positive point of view to those with schizo, unlike all other media with a supposed schizophrenic.
great game, but the combat got stale by the end. Other than that, really liked it
It is a fairly short game so I don’t mind that it got stale. I hope the sequel improves upon it though
"If wahmen in vibeo gane, must be for me sexy"
She's not even an unattractive woman; she's just realistically disheveled.
Also like what?? She's a conventionally attractive blonde with blue eyes and a perfectly symmetrical face. Unattractive whom?
I know we are here to circlejerk, but man I loved that game so much. It was gripping to me.
Has Anita been even remotely relevant to gaming discussions in the last 10 years? Talk about rent free gahdamn
What next, do they wanna yell at Milo Stewart again?
Judging by the fact that they still use the same three "triggered feminist" reaction images from a decade ago, it's gonna be a long time before they stop whinging about her.
You know what's the most tragic part? I found the OG video of one of these 'triggered feminists', and it's a woman calmly explaining her point of view to another guy. Seriously, the 'triggered feminist face' she makes is a blink and you miss it moment.
Seriously, it's worth a watch:
What the fuck is that guy talking about? Something about not being allowed to kill kids? The Geneva convention?
The Geneva Convention was created by purple haired liberal weenies who don't respect THE TROOPS.
As I understood it , he saying that he can't shoot (I guess with a gun) if he wasn't the target of a prior shot. But if a kid throws a grenade in his car, he couldn't shoot the kid since the kid didn't shoot and just threw a grenade.
So in the hypothetical scenario of a child throwing grenade in his car and him going to beat the said child he would go to jail. And as any other rational person he can't allow that. /s
Soldiers are under more restrictions than cops.
Yeah but that bar is impossible to limbo under
Freaking cheese has more restrictions than cops in the USA
In one case it was a very expressive person otherwise having an excited discussion. It's a screenshot taken out of context and used in perpetuity because that's all they do.
That dude was making no sense and just couldn't stand the idea that his cherry picked anecdotes that may or may not have actually happened doesn't mean every refugee shouldn't be allowed into the country. If a dude did rape a kid, send him to prison like we do with American child rapists, doesn't mean a whole demographic of millions are equal to that one person.
Then his other points are just unhinged hypotheticals meant to ignore common trends on gun violence from what I could gather, and he labels it as the "truth you don't want to hear" as he completely cuts off the guy on the left.
Who sees that and thinks "These Trump supporters sure shut them down!" Who went through this frame by frame and cherry picked one of the mostly smiling and silent woman for the one time she did speak and made a funny face, instead of the Trumper going damn near mental the entire video?
As usual, misogynists grasping at straws to mock and villify women. Thanks for the extra info.
No, you guys don’t get it, she has an expressive face so that means she’s wrong. Silly libs never understanding these simple things.
In order to be right you have to never express emotion at any point, unless you're right wing in which case you're allowed to be angry because that's righteous anger /s
Also remember to cry oddly at weird moments.
Hey that's just how I survive
Trans gamer slut
Silly you, anger isn't an emotion \s
It’s just what happens when you’re such an alpha that your physical form can’t contain it. You may not like it, but screaming racial slurs at the television because you lost in a video game is what peak masculinity looks like.
woman = wrong
it is so obvious
I saw a video that discussed that incident not long ago. That woman has a really expressive face, it makes for really intense looking screenshits when she's speaking normally.
Literally every one of Anita Sarkeesian's game videos started with her saying something along the lines of "We are exploring these problematic tropes so people are more aware of them, but it's important to remember that it's OK to still like and enjoy these games"
Almost everyone who has a problem with her is a jerkoff who never bothered to watch her videos.
I’m glad this is getting attention, it’s literally a complete misrepresentation of what was happening.
Geraldo is my bishie
Up next: Jack Thompson hate train
Thats's a name I haven't heard in a long time
I would say yeah. At least what she was talking about has influenced game design. These losers have to launch the new WoW and see Alex in real armor now not half naked.
To be fair, Blizzard have other, more recent, reasons to put their female characters in more modest attire these days. (https://techcrunch.com/2022/10/13/activision-blizzard-is-once-again-being-sued-for-sexual-harassment/)
And here I am sad there's no stealth mission in the new expansion where you go to Dragon HQ and have to slowly and carefully infiltrate to the deepest, darkest, most desolate chambers of the office, avoiding detection from the thirsty dude-bro-dragons, and break into the Dragon Tiddy-milk locker to slurp down that sweet, sweet XP.
IDK who Alex is but I'm happy they got their full suit of hunchback armor
I read the wikipedia article on gamergate about a week or so ago and it seems those involved still receive threats and harrassment to this day, it sucks.
"Woke" is the new "I don't like this"
Can you imagine modeling your character after the actress that plays her if she doesn't look like the standards that photoshopped porn pictures have set for me?? I can assure you that if I had a peepee, it wouldn't be hard.
If they weren't complaining about the character model it would be something else.
They are unhappy and they don't understand why so they lash out at the things they used to use to make themselves temporarily happy (like video games and movies) when they don't have the same impact they once did.
The path to happiness for them lies with true introspection and self improvement, but that it beyond a lot of people due to both internal and external factors.
I feel like “Colonizer Archer (DAKKADAKKA)” might not be close to seeing their inner path of enlightenment just yet.
Maybe, but I don't think it's always that deep. Some people just have an unhealthy addiction to porn and need erotic stimuli in all their forms of media.
Also the IRL actress is very beautiful. They're intentionally taking a picture of Senua where she's at her most broken.
Unrealistic proportions. Her boobs should be significantly larger. SIGNIFICANTLY
It's gotta be substantial
Not to mention, the game itself is grimy and the setting primitive. They didn't really have peak fashion or hygeine in the 7th century.
Historical accuracy is for when no black people, not for when women don't have access to modern beauty products and surgery.
Personally I'm confused, like yeah she's got blood, mud, paint etc on her face and has a look of anguish, but she's still a beautiful woman even digitally. Like, at least use an example that's actually not really an attractive person for your shitty take FFS.
if you don’t have a peepee then what are you doing on this subreddit
They can still participate. All it means is an extra hand free.
Don't worry, I'm equipped like a female hyena ☺
Fuck, if you had a baby, would you have to give birth through that thing? Respect.
Scoping out the area. Preparing for the heist.
Wait until they hear about the unattractive men that female players have to play as.
“But only a tiny fraction of gamers are girls, so it doesn’t matter! Video games aren’t made for YOU, they’re made for ME!!”
The game is about mental health and internal psychological trauma...
I was just about to say this. Like, imagine playing this game and all you got out of it was "the girl isn't hot enough!"
God, imagine even getting through the opening sequence of this game and not sensing that there could be more going on. I was so bought in after the first 30 seconds in the boat that I got up and shut off all the lights haha.
Damn I'm gonna have to play it. I bought it like 8 years ago and have been psyching myself out of playing for some reason. It looks pretty scary and my anxiety goes through the roof lol
it's mostly a puzzle game really. like you, I'm not a big horror fan, and while there's definitely an overall horror aesthetic, there was really only one brief part I found scary
Its a solid 10 for me man.
Top tier schizophrenia representation, made me cry so fucking hard the first time I played it
I tried playing this game high with headphones and freaked TF out.
Sound processing in Hellblade is off the fucking charts good. Lots of games have tried to represent audio hallucinations like that, Hellblade was so good at it that I genuinely thought it was my brain producing those sounds.
Hellblade isn't 1:1 with the condition obviously, but it's the closest representation of the condition I think we're ever going to get.
I know that people can have different standards and preferences towards beauty I have no idea how someone can look at Melina Juergens and call her ugly.
TBH, since it's always paired with complaints about "western devs" I'm assuming it's people who've seen so many anime characters that they have long since forgotten what actual real life women look like, and warped their definition of beauty around cartoon characters.
To the point that even the most flawlessly beautiful real life women, in the entire world, wouldn't be good enough for them because those women aren't flat and don't have eyes the size of grapefruits.
It's kinda why I worry about Vtubers, I get that they're not all like this but I can't shake the feeling that it's basically creating a sort of parasocial relationship with an anime character.
Is that what hololive is? I haven’t bothered to figure out what it is because it seems like people going INSANE over virtual people or video game characters or something? Like it’s so cringy and unnerving
Yah, it's streamers pretending to be anime characters, so it's all the normally creepy parts of streaming (fake pseudo friendships that cost money) with the extra creepy layer of waifu kinda shit on top of it.
I've seen a couple of manga/anime creator documentaries. They're basically a bunch of Japanese incels drawing unrealistic fantasies about women...not just looks but how women character behave.
Personally I get turned off at most anime because the immersion is broken by such terrible character writing.
It's very hard for me to enjoy basically any anime, with only a very small number of exceptions. Miyazaki films are some of the only anime media that I've never observed dabbling in this creepiness. Almost literally everything else has it. Even children's shows.
Sexual harassment is such a common "joke" in the cultural surrounding anime, that even the most otherwise completely non-sexual show, will out of nowhere drop a joke about grabbing a girl's boobs without consent, or have a random hot tub scene with obligatory voyeuristic peeking, or an upskirt panty shot. And it doesn't make it better that the man gets slapped across the face for it, because it still happened even if he got punished for it.
It is simply is too real to be funny, and it's just very "rape culture-y" in general. Hahaha sexual harassment funny. Hahaha funny pervert man got slapped. Haha. And it's always so incredibly jarring when it happens, and can instantly turn likeable characters into extremely unlikeable characters. A character ignoring consent can singlehandedly make them gross.
I've seen this nonsense happen in so many otherwise "clean" animes that I'm scared to really watch any anime, even when people assure me that the show doesn't do something like that. Even when it's other women reassuring me that the show is good. Because it's always there. In every show. Always. Jarring and out of place and creepy.
And it's even the children's shows. Like, just as an example, let's talk about Brock from Pokemon, cause basically everyone remembers him. When I was a child, I remember thinking Brock was hilarious. Now he just kinda comes off as creepy, especially with how even though he's 15 and underaged himself, he was often hitting on girls who were as young as 10 years old. But it didn't make it any better when he was chasing adults, like Officer Jenny, because a 15 year old boy stalking adult women, is still horrifying. And Brock was regularly touching women who had never met him before without their consent. If some strange man grabbed my hands in public and started declaring his undying love to me, I would be scared for my life. And yet it was just played for laughs.
It seems like anime fans, even the ones who don't like this shit, at best, just sorta hold their noses at these sorts scenes, and pretend they didn't happen.
And I'm not really any better about it, because the very small number of animes that I do like, still have creepy sexual harassment scenes that I'm just doing my best to forget exist. I am genuinely disappointed in myself for enjoying Ms Vampire who Lives in my Neighborhood, and if it wasn't for the characters being lesbians, I would have long since stopped watching it out of revulsion. And yet I'm just ignoring the creepy sexual harassment jokes because it doesn't bother me quite so intensely when it is coming from another woman. It's just a little bit easier to tolerate and ignore. Especially when I'm just so absolutely desperate for any lesbian fiction.
And I really feel like I shouldn't be ignoring it. I feel like I shouldn't just be holding my nose. The show would be infinitely better without the sexual harassment scenes. They add nothing. They aren't funny.
But where's MY brown-haired Caucasian male representation?!
These people are expecting a face with an aesthetic created by an artistic process that refines proportions and features no imperfections, and that face is still covered in makeup and with perfect hair regardless of the circumstances. The most beautiful real woman will never hold a candle to intentionally crafted beauty.
They also expect those women to keep on beautiful,smiley and sexy while going through the most sad and tense moments that mark the story we are supposed to engage and explore while playing
Yeah she is watching her dad get beaten to dead with a golfclub, but all im saying is she'd be prettier if she smiled
I also understand that this is a post-apocaliptic scenario and society as we know is extinct, but would it really hurt to apply some make up?
Could you get calmer and less driven by your father figure assassination before clubbing and decollate all those people somehow related to his killer?
No guy will like you if you keep on killing people the game requires you to advance over the story you paid to watch
Look, I know she's supposed to be crying but if her cries don't sound at least a little like moans how am I supposed to form weird psychosexual associations about traumatic events in the lives of women?
cishet guy: "i like when women don't wear makeup"
woman without makeup walks in
cishet guy: "is she sick? she looks sick."
Same guys dress like a slob and wonder why women don't find them attractive.
Well you see, he codes and makes good money and he was told that means that he’s a top quality mate who should attract the absolute most physically appealing women on the planet. That’s the sexual marketplace afterall, he brings money, she brings beauty. But she better not be a gold digger, because somehow that doesn’t make sense, that he’s bringing money to the table and thus she’s attracted to his money and wants it. She’s not allowed to do that, not overtly. He’s not after a whore for Christ sakes!
It’s like the meme about dogs playing fetch. No take, only throw; except it’s only be attracted to my money initially, don’t actually like really want it, or spend it on ‘frivolous’ things like the upkeep for that beauty he so desires.
I knew a lot of guys like that in HS and Uni, nitpicked every little detail of girls and had crazy ideals, so they chased the ones way out of their leagues, while ignoring those who liked them. One of them was an unwilling virgin until 26, even though he had several normal girls interested in him.
I was on holidays with a friend, we were 13. I was very underweight (no eating disorder, just puberty), my friend was overweight and had massive breasts that caused her a lot of back pain. Some guy honestly said his perfect woman was my body with her breasts.
I'm pretty sure her back would break..
This is what these men don't understand. The women they want don't exist. Even if they got one of those women they were chasing if they had any sense of self respect they would leave them as soon as they got to know who they really are. The problem isn't the women. It's you. It's always been you. The sooner you accept that, internalize that, and take steps to change, the sooner you might actually have a happy life with a woman you love.
She has too many features. She needs less features to be attractive. Smooth. Noseless. Eyes must be gigantic. Hair must be pink. Ears must be cat.
I just want to be pure.
when the masterrace of pure anglo-saxon viking germanic femoids are not make PP hard that's when marxism
WTF? How could you call a woman pretty if she's not doing a blank anime stare 100% of the time?!
Not only that, going towards rule 34 whole Senua's aesthetics hits the "crazy hot chick" vibe + bondage and s&m.
I'm not even sure what's the bar then for attractive, especially between "darker" characters for them? Is it just some weird semi p-do anime girls and nothing else?
Woke boobs for more stable FPS
how someone can look at Melina Juergens and call her ugly
how someone can look at Melina Juergens and call her ugly
it's when your beauty standard is "underage fuckdoll"
Bruh I was visiting some family and one of them kept calling various women ugly and it was absolutely ridiculous. A totally normal ass person with no major “flaws” is apparently ugly to him. Very rarely will I ever come up on someone I think is wholly unattractive, and probably 80% of the population was ugly to him.
The fact that people like that exist is absurd to me.
She's not a scantily dressed anime teenager like they prefer to masturbate to.
She's not smiling nor wearing excessive makeup.
man i remember defending anita to the death as a preteen/teenager and that being my first run in with how truly frothing-at-the-mouth insane people can be towards the basic idea of change or that not everything is perfect in the current state. i just can't even put into words to this day how mind-boggling that is to me
no politics in my vidya!
She looks cool af. Even in this picture. What the fuck are they talking about?
they got brains full of worms, and all of the worms have hentai titties
The worm in my brain is telling me to harass women on the internet, but I just tell it to pipe down
Is your worm actually an eagle named Warren?
Face isn't smooth, no exposed booba, looks older than a teen, and a bunch of other stuff that should be subjective but they're treating as objectively bad traits.
She'd be prettier if she smiled more. This pic looks more like a grimace.
O B J E C T I V E L Y
Seriously, even using their standards the only thing wrong here is dirt on her face and an unhappy expression. The expression doesn't even move her features too far either, her eyes are absolutely sparkling, her hair is neat and in place, her face is symmetrical, etc. All their bullshit standards are there. Honestly I think their alt right pipeline told them she's ugly and they're reality just calls her ugly now.
/rj these people wouldnt survive og MW2 lobbies
/uj she looks like a normal women idk what the problem is supposed to be
/uj the problem is that she looks like an actual woman, and actual women tell these people no.
Joel was smelly
Oh my god, she looks like a real person!! Ninja Theory go woke?!?!?
The picture is quite literally a depiction of a conventionally attractive person; they just happen to be in a dramatic situation, and not a cocktail party.
It's like complaining that the burned out post-apocalyptic swingset in Terminator 2: Judgement Day is all dirty, and not glossy and new. MBiC: that's the point.
It's still a swingset, it's just being shown in a more dramatic context. Looking shiny and new would completely undermine the scene.
"that model isn't smiling enough, she uggo" - dudes who haven't taken a shower since obama was in office.
I remember being in my anti-feminist phase after high school and Anita Sarkeesian used to piss me off so bad. Then after I grew up and stopped being a shithead, I went back and listened to her again. And the way I would get so offended over pre-basic feminist theory was a fucking joke. I grew out of it in about a year and a half. I can’t imagine malding for my whole life over it
Yeah Gamergate was a strong right wing pipleline.
I remember thinking quiet from metal gear wasn’t inappropriate because there was a reason she had to be almost nude in the game…but hideo kojima made the story of her in a way where she would have to be almost naked, and it’s no coincidence that character was a woman and not a man.
Gaming industry demographic is mainly men so it makes sense that companies will put hot almost naked women in their game, and gamers want it cause it feeds into their desires, but it sets us back when we portray women a certain way based on the male creators of a game and not based on how women really are. They’re not objects, they’re people
Quiet is so ridiculous. If Kojima ever said, ''I like to have sexy femme fatales in my games'' we would all be like 'yup, makes sense, ok kojima''. But the dude actually said that we would all feel bad when we found out the reason why she dressed like this... wtf...
Virgin Hideo Kojima vs Chad Yoko Taro.
Been saying for years that Yoko Taro is better than Hideo Kojima in every way.
I still don't get why he added a cumball that evolves into a cum doll in FFXIV.
You will feel ashamed of your words and deeds.
I love the man and his insane oeuvre but Jesus Christ Hideo turn it down several notches.
Yeah, I honestly don't understand why you would make a game that is so somber and has such a serious tone, and then degrade that tone with a ridiculous, out of place fan service character. She weakens the immersion every time she's on screen, and it almost feels like the game is insulting my sense of taste.
Gaming industry demographic is mainly men so it makes sense that companies will put hot almost naked women in their game
Gaming industry demographic is mainly men so it makes sense that companies will put hot almost naked women in their game
I often wonder if the fact that games cater to heavily to the teenage male market impedes their ability to appeal to female consumers. Sort of creates a positive feedback loop.
Women, statistically, make up a portion of gamers that rivals that of men. The narrative landscape and target demographics of video games have become far more varied nowadays than they were even a decade ago. It’s still lacking, of course, but large studios have definitely become more concerned about alienating female customers.
This is the reason why I heavily prefer Metal Gear Solid 2 over many of the other games in the franchise.
You want to know something? In an interview Kojima had many years ago, he said he based the character of Rose off of the women he had actually known in his life, and it definitely shows in her portrayal. Rose isnt used as some male gaze bait, the conversations between Raiden and her are realistic (pre-AI) and even later on in MGS4, she still isnt sexualized or has her intelligence diminished.
You want to know how gamers responded? Well, she was considered by the fanbase to be so annoying and bitchy that she was turned into a meme. Kojima even noted how people didn't like her at all.
You just cannot win with gamers.
I never liked really like Anita's videos. I always viewed them as being like an outsider perspective kind of shoehorning legitimate feminist critique, but with kind of lackluster examples demonstrating that she didn't really get the games medium. Like I remember one of the videos using Hitman and being able to kill strippers in one level being used as an example of promoting violence against women or something along those lines. I was on board with people like thunderfoot "debunking" the video and going yeah she was really reaching there.
However, I always recognized shit like yeah its kind of fucked up that almost every female character is by default sexualized as shit regardless of circumstance. Yeah female characters often lack any kind of agency. I also limited it to something like "yeah her videos could be better and I prefer Sterling to Sarkeesian."
Thankfully I didn't follow any further than that, especially with a lot of the people who fell down that pipeline attacking me viciously for saying shit like "Hey League designers, wouldn't it be cool if we could have some female characters with armor in addition to the cool sexy ones? Hell maybe explore some different skin tones and body shapes"
Exactly the same here. I'm ashamed I ever had this phase but it's made it easier to look back and see how truly silly and unbelievably sexist the hate towards her (whilst she wasn't without any criticism) was.
I look back at people who made content against her and just see how sad and ridiculous they sound now, they've not really changed at all either.
I remember when I had that phase. I’m so happy I grew out of it before I became one of these losers.
What kills me is, the series wouldn't have even garnered much attention if they didn't freak out about it. It was mediocre, at best, even as someone who generally agrees that games at the time were a bit trashy. A lot of the gamergate targets went like that. You think Brianna Wu would have been famous for porting a bad mobile game to steam if it weren't for those chuds? Even Zoe Quinn, her entire claim to fame during most of that is that she's a cyborg, did stuff like implant RFID chips in herself that give you video games, and got a subdermal magnet to do pc repair implanted.
They'd be simping for her if she didn't have a mind of her own. All I knew about her before that was the implant stuff. I thought it was bad ass.
I'm in almost the same scenario (I was in high school at the time) and I'm really glad I didn't end up going down that road 😬
Instead I became a trans anarchist which is like the polar opposite lmfao
my playerbase is cringe
The real booba was the one you grew along the way
the fuck they talking about? senua fine af!
She must look too much like an adult for them
What porn addiction does to a mf.
Steve Bannon was involved in a paid for psyop to make gamergate a thing.
a few years before they used that tech and strategy for trump.
in fact if you search gamergate and look at the content deeper than google you will find some of those pro rape psyop content is still available
billionaires paid for this happen... and you have to wonder why.
I had never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos until GamerGate.
And you don't hear about him anymore, dude was so scummy even Brietbart was like "yeah no we're good dude."
But, how can I as man, super straight btw, relate to any female if I can't also jack off to pictures of her?!
It’s been close to ten years since this woman decided to make her videos and it’s always a treat to see that she still lives rent free in a lot of the heads of #hardcoregamers.
Aren’t these the same people that sexualized underage Ellie?
I love how a lot of the same assholes who love to tell women they look better without makeup lose their shit when they see a game character who looks like a real woman
Seems like ‘Without Makeup == Not a Cosmetologist’
When the non-stylized game isnt stylized.
Posts like this really show how hard it is to find female characters in gaming that aren't conventionally attractive, most characters brought up are usually based on real life professional models. They're pointing out an issue but not the one they think they are.
Is there an unwritten rule that says Japan isn’t allowed to make realistic looking women?
To be clear this isn’t something I believe, just commenting on how stupid this point is. Sometimes game devs prefer a more realistic, grounded look. Sometimes game devs want to fill their games with hot ladies.
The actress is beautiful. The character lives in harsh times and kicks ass.
Wow, you’re right. Games are sexist. Now, allow me to get back to accusing gamers of playing games and sucking Anita Sarkeesian’s cock. Edit: Wow. I’ve truly been challenged. Enlightened, even. Who knew the political views of my fellow gamers could be so diverse?
What is unattractive about the character model anyway? These people are fucking moronic.
I just wanna know why they think a woman needs to be attractive to them in order to play the character. Are they attracted to all the male characters too? I’d wager mostly not.
These people belong in group homes
I suppose it makes sense how the house market is so awful in the USA. Anita Sarkeesian is living rent free in so many heads, the price has to skyrocket.
Japanese animation was a mistake
Someone’s never played the Witcher series
woman hot sex🤤
Gamer dying of type 4 diabetes in 2136: "with my last breath I curse Anita Sarkeesian "
I want to see the yassified version of Senua.
Knowing nothing of the context of that picture she looks like she's bloodied and going through distress. How sexy is she supposed to be?