Why all the hate for Crystal Dynamics's comments about "rape" being in the game?
Yeah yeah yeah, you can't spell ignorant without ign.
But I figured I'd post this.
Such an annoying read.
It's almost like they are mad because FULL-ON rape ISN'T in the game.
What the heck? This poor company is just trying to make a new Tomb Raider game, and people have to jump on the sexism bandwagon like their life depends on it.
The developers have been misunderstood here. Yes, sexual assault IS a theme within the game. But it isn't the MAIN theme they were going for.
It's not like Lara being nearly raped is COMPLETELY responsible for what turns her into the woman we know her as. It was just a moment within a specific scene of the game.
Here, let me break it down for you:
Crystal Dynamics: "She almost gets raped in this one scene."
Reporter: "Wow, that's pretty intense!"
Crystal Dynamics: " Yeah, but sexual assault isn't the main theme of the game."
Reporter: "Oh, so you think that guy grabbing her butt doesn't count as sexual assault?!?! You don't think sexual assault is in the game at all because of that!?!?!"
Crystal Dynamics: "No, that is still sexual assault, but we just don't consider that the main theme of the entire--"
Reporter: "YOU SEXIST PIGS!!!! SEXUAL ASSAULT IS CLEARLY THE THEME OF THIS GAME, AND YOU WON'T OWN UP TO IT!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?!?!?!"
Crystal Dynamics: *places hand over face*
It's like everyone is doing everything they can to bring controversy to a game that isn't even out yet.
From: GreenKnight127 | #001
There's your problem. Must we keep plugging those idiots after how many times they've shot their credibility in the foot these past several years?
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Yeah, IGN will always remain my guilty pleasure.
I hate so many things they write, and so many of their reviews are ridiculously biased.......
but..........I DO love the layout of their website. It is good for checking up on the latest game videos and previews.
But this isn't the only place that has talked about this whole "Tomb Raider Controversy"....and it just bothers me.
I don't want this kind of negative attention impacted the development of the game. Or the creators feeling obligated to "make changes" to shut people up.
"Almost getting raped" is something I don't find intriguing in her personal history.
How would you feel if they retconned Nathan Drake and he was sexually molested by Sully at one time.
personally...i like it..it makes the game more mature and interesting...she's beautiful and captured by bad guys...what u guys expect can happen??the bad guys invite her to romantic dinner??
from another topic I posted in...
From: Austin_4e | #013
This isn't like "Spit On Your Grave". Lara wasn't actually raped. A guy made a move, pulled a gun, and she fought back.
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If push comes to shuv then they can edit the scene and put an option of whether you want to play with or without it of not life the airport massacre on COD for example.
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I don't see what's to edit out. One of the developers already verified that nothing in the game ever goes beyond what the trailer shows. Again, just people looking for mundane s*** to whine about.
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It's summer, there's no games that's interesting enough to be a news.
Also many unhappy females tend to flock towards to any subject that's related to anything remotely sexual used for buisness, and gaming industry is best target for it.
1. Gaming industry in general don't give a rat's ass about pissing off women in general because they don't buy games anyway, so gaming industry rarely reach out to defend themselves. At most, they will just not talk about the subject in hopes to quiet the news. They don't want the negative press from female perspective, but they won't care enough to defend themselves to the point where they would need to put actual effort into it. Most of the times, in couple of days or weeks at most, the issue is quieted down and no one gives a cr@p.
2. Feminist groups don't want to target something that can harm them. Hollywood for example, does pretty much what game industry do. They sell sex, and they REALLY sell it (I mean I've seen Jessica Alba getting whipped at least in two different movies, which I find it infinitely more arousing than Lara's "attempted rape") However, Hollywod is also an industry where women can be successful and gain major voice to the public. Women won't target Hollywood, and also Hollywood will defend itself if push comes to shove because Hollywood can't afford to turn their backs against female audience, and also because sex is still easiest thing to sell.
3. Men, and especially nerds, don't tend to fight back against women. Men are socially oppressed to accept any kind of abuse women throws at them. At most, men are told to walk away from the conflict if it involves women. When the issue is entirely about one sex, men will rarely stand against the issue and often be forced by social pressure to stand at the side of women, which is exactly what's happening. There's nothing that's stopping women from complaining about sex in gaming industry, and men certainly would not dare to stand against such opinion. Which makes it such an easy way to stir up controversy.
In the end, it's about feminists being stupid, or men who are scared of feminists over-protecting themselves. It's idiotic issue and I'm sure no one will care about this if there's different news to talk about or by the time the game comes out.
Hold on a minute. Did you say TWO movies where Jessica Alba is getting whipped!?!
What movies are these!?!?!
Are you counting Sin City?
What's the other one!?!?!
TELL MEE!!!!! lol