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The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game History

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:30 pm

http://www.cracked.com/article_22670_the-5-most-unbelievably-sexist-quests-in-video-game-history.html
What's this? A Cracked article about video game sexism with entries that are actually sexist and not something along the lines of"It's sexist for Ellie to be traumatized by a rape attempt! "?Does the ground feel colder to anyone else?
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby mancityfooty » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:59 pm

I haven't red it yet, so no opinion right now.
I just wanted to say I misread that as "sexiest" and was definitely disappointed.
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby ShuaiGuy » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:07 pm

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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby Anglerphobe » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:13 pm

Pretty standard Cracked video game sexism fare so far as I can tell. Some decent points, lots of fluff and misrepresentation or lack of context. The commenters on the article itself have more or less summed it up.
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby gisambards » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:01 pm

The only one I disagreed with the article on was the Skyrim one, which they did misrepresent. However, I also disagree with the commenters defending the Witcher. You can't really argue that having female characters whose sole purpose in the game is to have sex with the player for very little reason and then appear naked is not sexist. It is quite clearly sexist.
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby Absentia » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:54 pm

It just strikes me as odd that we're talking about games where you can straight-up murder people in cold blood and wringing our hands over whether the gender politics are correct.
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby DamianaRaven » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:13 pm

I think, if we're going to create emotionless murderbots, the last thing we want on our hands is a bunch of sexist, emotionless murderbots.
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby EstebanColberto » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:23 pm

I'm not going to say the Witcher games are not sexist, but most gamers are pretty savvy to how ridiculous those scenes are and how often they come up. We're not using it as a template to treat women.

Also, if I was a game developer making a large budget game in today's climate, I'd be stupid not to fill it with T&A. In the 2000s, violence was the issue so games just kept getting more and more violent cause the more people complained, the more it sold. So now we have games coming under attack cause they have naked women in it. All you're doing by publishing outrage article after outrage article is drawing attention to that game, ensuring that it outsells everything else.

When a game actually fits the criteria people are looking for, ie, strong, non-sexualized, female protagonist, no one talks about it. We'd rather be offended by Mortal Kombat's skimpy bikini clad heroines. Thus making sure those bikini clad heroines make bank.

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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby sunglasses » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:52 pm

I always thought the scenes in the Witcher were cheesy as hell. That being said, I still tried to bang as many people as I could because I assume that's how you 'man.'
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby archaeologydalek » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:56 pm

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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby EstebanColberto » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:04 pm

archaeologydalek wrote:
EstebanColberto wrote:I'm not going to say the Witcher games are not sexist, but most gamers are pretty savvy to how ridiculous those scenes are and how often they come up. We're not using it as a template to treat women.

Also, if I was a game developer making a large budget game in today's climate, I'd be stupid not to fill it with T&A. In the 2000s, violence was the issue so games just kept getting more and more violent cause the more people complained, the more it sold. So now we have games coming under attack cause they have naked women in it. All you're doing by publishing outrage article after outrage article is drawing attention to that game, ensuring that it outsells everything else.

When a game actually fits the criteria people are looking for, ie, strong, non-sexualized, female protagonist, no one talks about it. We'd rather be offended by Mortal Kombat's skimpy bikini clad heroines. Thus making sure those bikini clad heroines make bank.

If you care so much then talk about these titles so people are aware that they exist.

Wait, are you suggesting that the key to preventing sexist portrayals of women in video games is to...stop writing about them? How does that help anybody?


Pointing these sexist portrayals may bring the problem to the surface, which is a good first step, but how many people have moved to the next step. I just gave you three games to talk about that have non-sexualized female protaganists. You and your staff gonna talk about them or what?
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:23 pm

EstebanColberto wrote:
If you care so much then talk about these titles so people are aware that they exist.

Especially the third game.
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby archaeologydalek » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:30 pm

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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby LaChaise » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:32 pm

archaeologydalek wrote:I don't have any goddamn staff.


I can think of one. ;)
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Re: The 5 Most Unbelievably Sexist Quests In Video Game Hist

Postby DamianaRaven » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:33 pm

archaeologydalek wrote:Also, it's doubly-unlikely because I don't have any goddamn staff.


Y'hiring? (I work cheap.)
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