Not really sure what everyone is jumping on her for (if I am wrong, I apologize, but this is the general feeling I am getting from this thread). Her articles clearly aren't the typical gamer article...They are clearly for those that enjoy analyzing the social aspects of games (for the most part).
It's a side that many gamers either don't bother to explore within their own thoughts or really don't have the capability of doing so (doesn't make you more or less smart...simply means it's a skill set you don't acquire). I applaud her for looking at the societal impact that some games may have or even the hidden yet obvious psychological analysis. It's merely what she, as a gamer, observes. Some of her experiences I personally can relate too, while others I do not. There is also a bit of "sharing" in her articles about who she is and the experiences she has had, and the way the games impact those experiences.
Nothing she states in the articles are really ever about the game itself as far as a review, but more so a reflection of a hidden story that may speak to her or others or even a reaction that may be shared with other gamers.
In essence, I find she is trying to present a piece that is thought provoking. Whether it makes you angry or you sympathize, whether you relate or not, and whether you agree or not,...it's simply there to stir dialogue and discussion...nothing more, nothing less. Personally I think it's great to have something such as this to go with just straight forward reviews.
http://youtu.be/HR8Ia6vyV5Q She's an endless war, she's a hero for the lost cause,Like a hurricane in the heart of the devastation
Yeah, I hate kotaku as well...they are also the ones that called the game Dead Island: Riptide and it's Developer Deep-Silver "sexist" and "anti-women", simply because they offered a female zombie bust in a bikini in the UK & Australia (nowhere else), and then went on to interview Leftist women from the US about this (even though it wasn't being offered in the US...UK only). Kotaku is full of **** !
It was called "Zombie Bait". That's one aspect of the argument people keep forgetting, or deliberately omitting.
It's heavilly implied that it's alluring to zombies. The "important parts", if you will, of a woman acting as bait. A skimpy bikini and thong as well. I'm not exactly offended, but I can understand why it's sexist. And trashy.
I also knew the game would suck once this thing was revealed. If a game isn't good enough to sell by itself, what do you do? Manufacture some controversy!
"The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never be sure if they're true" - Abraham Lincoln
I can't stand the author of the article. She's way to gabby and always takes about the most inane crap and has the worst points to make. Surely they could find a better female correspondent if they're trying to be PC about it