bikiniarmorbattledamage:

ohgodhesloose:

feminismandpugsarelife:

dragondicks:

how to “pander to sjws / feminists”: in depth characters and storytelling, non objectified female characters, characters of all manners of races, identities and backgrounds

how to pander to gamer boys: make titty wobble

Wow no wonder they don’t want to make games more accessible to women, they’d have to reveal their lack of actual talent.

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What a nice response to the “sex sells” and “creative freedom” rhetoric which we’re well too familiar with.

~Ozzie

The saddest part about this is – the games industry is full of talented people and they frequently have to throw away their best work because someone who is overpaid believes in a magic formula.

Then they end up promoting the wrong people and we end up with this guy.

– wincenworks

Bringing this post back, since now the gamer boys directly accuse “pandering to SJWs/feminists” as the primary reason for anything they don’t enjoy about any game, like the glitches in Mass Effect Andromeda.

~Ozzie

Particularly worth mentioning that these same voices are generally for more accepting and forgiving when it comes time to apply a critical lens to games like Scarlet Blade, Haydee or asset flips… and who conveniently claim creators should be allowed to do whatever they want when a short skirt is involved.

– wincenworks

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

ohgodhesloose:

feminismandpugsarelife:

dragondicks:

how to “pander to sjws / feminists”: in depth characters and storytelling, non objectified female characters, characters of all manners of races, identities and backgrounds

how to pander to gamer boys: make titty wobble

Wow no wonder they don’t want to make games more accessible to women, they’d have to reveal their lack of actual talent.

image

What a nice response to the “sex sells” and “creative freedom” rhetoric which we’re well too familiar with.

~Ozzie

The saddest part about this is – the games industry is full of talented people and they frequently have to throw away their best work because someone who is overpaid believes in a magic formula.

Then they end up promoting the wrong people and we end up with this guy.

– wincenworks

Bringing this post back, since now the gamer boys directly accuse “pandering to SJWs/feminists” as the primary reason for anything they don’t enjoy about any game, like the glitches in Mass Effect Andromeda.

~Ozzie

Particularly worth mentioning that these same voices are generally for more accepting and forgiving when it comes time to apply a critical lens to games like Scarlet Blade, Haydee or asset flips… and who conveniently claim creators should be allowed to do whatever they want when a short skirt is involved.

– wincenworks

Tetsuya Noguchi’s work “Take armor Walkman walk walking round figure” (with commentary)

Japanese artist Tetsuya Noguchi creates many amazing works, including this brilliantly armored kitty cat and adorable owner (who likes his cat so much he added ears to his helmet).

Just think how amazing designs could be if this kind of creativity was encouraged with female Asian character designs instead of generic sexy ninja, weird demon princess/clone ninja, purple hair fetish gear ninja, and – of course – everyone’s favorite: ”tit ninja”

Guys, there’s so much room for amazing creativity if we just drop the toxic masculinity and compulsion to objectify every female character.  Cute yet effective armor should be for everyone, not just pets.

– wincenworks

Samus’ actual story is, of course, a little more complicated – but we feel that this clip inspired by one of the quirks of her career perfectly highlights the ultimate problem with the “sex sells” approach to games involving violence etc.

That is: the standard protagonist for pretty much all of video games history has been a (usually middle aged) guy – so by definition not the kind who’s found sexy by straight men.  The need for sex to sell only magically appears if there’s a female protagonist and a marketing guy as sleezy as Samus’ agent.

Which is way, way more often than it should be.

 – wincenworks

@averyordinarymop submitted:

So this ad popped up on my instagram. All I can say is… at least they acknowledged that the game is only geared towards heterosexual men?

@ihavenotfallenyet​ submitted:

I saw this on facebook. I’m not surprised, yet still disappointed.

Time to bingo that… thing.

At this point I’m so desensitized to random boobwindowy dress-lingerie-armor-thingies like this that I’m more distracted by her freakishly long legs than her boobs obviously slipping out in a second.

~Ozzie

@averyordinarymop submitted:

So this ad popped up on my instagram. All I can say is… at least they acknowledged that the game is only geared towards heterosexual men?

@ihavenotfallenyet​ submitted:

I saw this on facebook. I’m not surprised, yet still disappointed.

Time to bingo that… thing.

At this point I’m so desensitized to random boobwindowy dress-lingerie-armor-thingies like this that I’m more distracted by her freakishly long legs than her boobs obviously slipping out in a second.

~Ozzie