anon is actually right, why should samus’s design include high heels? Pretty illogical choice for someone who is in combat.
But no, let’s celebrate this so-called witty use of this gif above.
this is bullshit
Sorry no. Until there are men in speedos, or something equally sexist and ridiculous on the other side, “it’s a fucking video game” is the worst cop-out in history. The same dudebros who hide behind “it’s a video game” would be the first ones complaining if there was something even vaguely homosexual or if the men were in something emasculating. Samus in armor is fine. Samus in the hyper-sexualized “zero” suit is sexism, plain and simple, I don’t give a damn how you rationalize it.
LOOKIT DANTE HERE. LIKE YOU COULDN’T GET MORE SEXUAL WITHOUT IT BEING RATED R!
BUT THOSE HIGH HEELS ARE WAY MORE SEXUAL THAN LITERAL NUDE MEN, AMIRITE?
This is so fucking stupid. Really, Pyramid Head? You’re using Pyramid Head as an example of how men are allegedly sexualized in video games? Guess what, women don’t want to fucking look at most of this, and it’s not for us, so don’t don’t act like shit is equal. I don’t even play video games, and I could probably come up with ten times more examples of images of women in video games that are explicitly meant to be attractive to male players. “A bunch of shirtless dudes doesn’t even begin to come close.”
> “I don’t play vidya games”
> “shirtless, fit guys are not attractive to women”
Stopped reading there.
lel at “I don’t even play video games”, if you don’t play video games your opinion is worth jack shit, literally nothing at all.
"Books are misogynists and I don’t even read books!"
Goddamn you people are stupid.
Just wanted to add
'You're using pyramid head as an example' ignore the rest, them.
I wanted to share my opinion, but ambienne over there already did it for me. Well, for all of us women who apparently aren’t meant to look at shirtless men.
"Guess what, women don’t want to fucking look at most of this, and it’s not for us."
But if I had an opinion to share, I would say: you know why I don’t talk about anime, or anything regarding anime, ambienne? Because I don’t know shit about anime.
If someone would tell me that anime is sexist or misogynistic, I still wouldn’t discuss anime, because I don’t know shit about anime.
And you know what I would definitely never, ever, never do? Speak for an entire gender. I’m not a part of your feminist herd. Women don’t have a hive mind. Do not speak for all of us.
Yo, I won’t lie; when I was a teen I was eye fucking a ton of male game characters, especially those effeminate guys from basically any Final Fantasy game.
I think what pisses me off the most about this trend of feminism in gaming is that I don’t think any of them actually care about the female base they try to speak on behalf of. In fact, I bet a ton of you were the same types who bullied women like myself for playing games because it wasn’t girly or because it was weird. In the 20+ years I’ve been a “gamer” I don’t recall any of you hopping on the couch with girls like myself or my buds and actually playing a decade’s worth of games. It’s because you didn’t. You were -never there to begin with-. SUDDENLY, you all pop out of the wood work when you see loud mouthed con-artists like Sarkeesian fanning flames to your “cause” so you can rage in the name of feminism; Context doesn’t matter as long as you get to scream and have a voice about things irrelevant to you. What kills me about it all is you -trample women- in the process. You throw us UNDER THE FUCKING BUS to prove your point and then justify it by saying ‘I did it for your own good” as if female gamers are uneducated swine that need your pretentious salvation.
In two decades, I have never felt unsafe or mistreated by the games I played nor the gamers I played with and I’ve played my fair share of MMOs and online FPS games. I’ve never had men in the gamer community tell me what I can and can’t enjoy or tell me I was too uneducated to draw enjoyment out of game. PERHAPS, I was treated equally because I didn’t flaunt usernames like “Imagirl23” or make it the defining aspect of my presence in gaming communities to garner special treatment; I was just a PLAYER, like everyone else.
When feminism began to touch games, THAT was when I felt unsafe, that was when I felt bullied and THAT is what is going on RIGHT THE FUCK NOW. For christ’s sake, I’m not allowed to announce I like “game x” because the high and mighty FemFreq poo pooed it, I have WOMEN telling me “I have internalized misogyny” and invalidate me as a woman because I don’t see things their way, and now I have developers in the industry of all genders afraid to produce games for fear of repercussion from screaming women who don’t play goddamned games to begin with.
I’m so tired of women trying to speak on behalf of me or other female gamers. Ya’ll need to shut it and find a new target for your “progressive” (ironically the opposite) movement.
This about sums it up.
The majority of those in this debate want gaming journalistic integrity. The most outspoken people in this whole ordeal are female gamers who are sick of the lack of transparency in such issues.
Sincerely, a female gamer.
What does stalking and threatening young women have to do with “journalistic integrity”?
The whole spun out because someone like Zoe Quinn decided to use her sexuality to gain prominence and the gaming journalism industry was okay with it. The uproar that happened was not about Quinn herself as much as it is about journalistic integrity of those who she slept with to give her game prominence.
Anita Sarkeesian has proven time and time again that she ignores any female response and continuously makes heteronormative and twisted statements about video games that have proven to deeply contrast the actual plot of the game and requirements of it.
I am not saying either of those deserved death threats, but I’m also saying that I do not trust people who have shown themselves guilty as to be pure victims. Anita and Zoe’s actions led to us gamers to look at the gaming journalism industry in a new light - and how the real video gamers are being silenced in favour of people who lack the knowledge and creativity that so many gamers, critics, and developers possess but aren’t given a chance.
A lot of the female gamers in gamergate are frustrated because so many female gamers and devs already want to rise into prominence, but all that people like those certain articles, critics, and devs did was make another obstacle for me and some other girls to be taken seriously by the extremists.
is anything more exhausting than a white man with opinions
The makers of The Stanley Parable received a brilliant/terrible response to the game, so they created a trailer specifically for that person. It’s called the Raphael trailer.
I’ve only seen a little bit about The Stanley Parable, and where I was interested before I’m dying to play it now.
if you’ve played The Stanley Parable (and even if you haven’t) i urge you to watch it. it’s worth it, trust me.
actual footage of cr1tikal
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?