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Kotaku calls Sony sexist - waiting from official response from Sony.

#71HorrorSindicatePosted 2/23/2013 3:19:02 AM
She makes it sound like besides her article there was a lot of negative buzz towards Sony for this... Is that the case? My assumption is no but I don't feel like doing the leg work myself to find out.
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#72LightRukiaPosted 2/23/2013 4:13:10 AM
From: TehPwnzerer | Posted: 2/23/2013 3:32:59 AM | #070
I agree with almost everything you said except that men don't like to play as women. Gamers don't care what gender the character is. They don't even care what they look like, contrary to what feminist frequency likes to believe. Gamers just want to play games. That means playing a smokin hot babe like Lara Croft, or playing Faith from Mirror's Edge.

If the game gives them choice and freedom to do what they expect from a game, it doesn't matter if the protagonist is a man or a woman. The only time it makes a difference is when we have ridiculous alpha women taking on the role of Duke Nukem and pretending they can be just as efficient at weeding out hordes of aliens as a man can. I just find it ridiculous and even patronizing to women above all. As if there can't be any weak women in games or movies anymore because we have to pander to this idea that women can do whatever men can do, when the reality is, they can't. And saying they can't isn't sexist, it's a biological fact.

It's the reason why throughout most of history, women have been relegated to house work and men to physical labor and protection. Women see all women throughout history doing dishes and taking care of children and are very quick to call patriarchy and misogyny, but are just as quick to ignore all the work men had to do throughout history. Sweat tears, and broken bones and backs don't matter to feminists, only dishes and laundry.

But like I said I agree with everything else you said.



Well there are indeed male gamers who have said they don't like to play females in games. Their reason is because they want to play a character they can relate to, I've seen this said quite a few times but thankfully not a whole lot. I still find the reason to be very weak though. As long as the game as great gameplay, story, and characters it shouldn't matter what's between their legs and honestly outside of gender most males won't relate that much with most of the male leads in games.

As for alpha women in games, yeah I agree it can get ridiculous. Actually in fantasy games when given the choice I usually make my females either assassin or mage types even though they are weaker with strength. I never like to make them warriors because well tbh I find that it's more realistic for a male to be that.

I know it's a video game and shouldn't really be worried that much about realism but even I have some limits sometimes. I do still enjoy watching a woman who has strength like a man taking on numerous foes all at once though (currently watching Magi and Morgiana is a badass) but I don't think it should become a trend.

As for the past, yeah I agree that feminist do often overlook the hard work men have doe fore us back then. While a man is stronger than a woman he still is human.
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#73Thermador446Posted 2/23/2013 4:26:18 AM
superlativeform posted...
It's Kotaku


This.
Sony has no reason to care.
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#74BigReedPosted 2/23/2013 4:27:19 AM
Well, there weren't enough straight men in the audience during Oprah tapings, but nobody cried about that. Or did they? I don't know.

I was oblivious to the different between people when I was younger. Media, and especially this country (United States) made well aware the differences between men, women, race, etc to me, again and again, and again.

I honestly think only sexist and racist people pay attention to this stuff. Throwing a woman up on stage wouldn't have changed anything. If women want to design video games, or be completely surrounded by them 24/7 because they actually enjoy doing that, then more power to them.

I think if Sony put a woman up there who had no idea what she was talking about (like companies like to do when it comes to games, "nerds luv girlz") then they would just be stereotyping on top of the sexism.

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#75Thermador446Posted 2/23/2013 4:27:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBbE-v4VTxw
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#762NIKNIMPosted 2/23/2013 4:34:55 AM
Next up on Kotaku: Sony is racist because there were no Black/African American presenters on the stage.
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#77jammitinPosted 2/23/2013 5:13:42 AM
Pathetic ploy by Kotaku to start some junk with Sony to get more visits/readers.
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#78wolfgard hannusenPosted 2/23/2013 5:43:39 AM
Why are there no men in the women's Restroom?
It's so Sexist!
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#79kupo1705Posted 2/23/2013 5:46:21 AM
Why does Patricia Hernandez still have a job?
She's by far the worst person at Kotaku.
#80Anodyne11Posted 2/23/2013 5:53:30 AM
Isn't worrying that there are no women sexist by itself?
The gender of the presenters shouldn't matter at all...
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