To say it’s “informative” implies that she is sharing new information that hasn’t been regurgitated countless times in the past decade in a more coherent and interesting way by people who know a hell of a lot more about the industry and the games in the aforementioned industry.
Anita cherrypicks the everloving hell out of many games and twists them for her own arguments, but since comments are disabled on the video, nobody can call out her bullshit publicly. No, you don’t get to fucking crack down on Ico when the core gameplay is escorting with action-adventure elements, or cry “DAMSEL IN DISTRESS” whenever a female character is in an unfavorable scenario like in Psychonauts (unfavorable scenario =/= damsel in distress sorry).
Also, who in the literal DICK uses FIGHTING GAMES for “equal gender footing”. She also uses various “bad” endings for violence against women in the middle of the video. They’re BAD ends for a Goddamn reason holy fucking shit many of them basically scream to the player “You blew it. Get good shitlord”, and this is hardly exclusive to females. I’m almost impressed she didn’t use FFVII as an example and completely sever the context of Aerith’s death in relation to the story. The main reason why so many games use female deaths for male revenge stories is because those games are MARKETED at a MALE audience, but you will NEVER hear her talk about the demographic any of these games are geared towards since it would render many of her examples moot. If it’s SHOOTAN and on the Xbox, it practically announces to the world “we want the dudebro audience”. In all honesty, if the genders were reversed, the titles would then be bitched up for making the female lead a male protagonist with a vagina and not a “true” female lead, but you will never her Anita or any other “gaming journalist” admit it because it contradicts their own arguments.
So yeah. Congrats of being one of the hundreds of people to donated $150K+ for biased, skewered, inaccurate “information” presented by a woman with a monotone voice who talks like someone who spends an average of 6 hours a day on TVTropes. I hope you don’t end up regretting it when she disassembles and pulls a magic misogynistic rabbit out of her hat when your favorite titles are up on the chopping block and dissected of context to fuel her biases, which she should be trying much harder to prevent considering people have given her ONE-HUNDRED AND FIFTY FUCKING THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THIS PROJECT.
Also have something that addresses Anita’s arguments in her first video on the house and 100% Scamstarter free. The first minute perfectly sums up why I hate the project so much: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJihi5rB_Ek
Video Game Stuff of the Day: Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games (Part II)
Yesterday, Anita Sarkeesian unveiled the second episode of her Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series, which analyzes a variety of tropes that are perceived as sexist in video games. And as it was the case with the premiere of the “pilot episode, the feminist author’s second vlog post was immediately challenged by her detractors who managed to temporarily take down the video by abusing the “flag as inappropriate” button before it was restored shortly thereafter.
Remind me again just HOW MUCH money people threw at her to tell us shit we already knew while still getting tons of information wrong?
Also, I didn’t even know that people used “trigger warning” in a serious context.
Recently, I discovered that a “musician” by the name of Luceds had stolen and reuploaded a few of my tracks to several outlets, many of which were made for sale via Bandcamp. Luceds seems to have taken my tracks (and others), rebranded them as his own, and themed them around My Little Pony in…
Because I keep staring at it, but it still reads “give us money for no reason even though we’re multi-millionaires, the last people on earth Kickstarter projects are intended for, and we’re retardedly over equipped with the resources to do this shit without others financial support”. I must either have the most wiggity whack form of dyslexia, or their base are full of bigger sheeple than I gave them credit for supporting this garbage.
you are an animal tamer and you go places sometimes and love your mum
you team up with some boy who looks like a rabbit and a talking bear and you travel through time to stop people from taking over the world by means of soccer playing. oh, and you have soccer battles with dinosaurs.
you get stuck inside a online game and all your crush falls into a coma. AND OVAN IS A FUCKING SHIT. FUCK tHIS GAME. FUcK .HACK G.U.
a moody amnesiac teenager acts like an insufferable little shithead to everybody while throwing various objects at heavily tattooed animals and math fetishists
generic shonen heroes end racism with friendship
you just fight mountains. that’s the whole game. and it takes a long time to get to them, and then some shithead with a mask kills you and you turn into a demon baby
You press rectangular blocks as they come down and occasionally rub a frisbee. The soundtrack consists of J-Pop and at the deep-end of the difficulty curve you’re basically thrashing your hands on the controller and hoping you don’t get carpal tunnel.
It was an honor having you live on my head, Audio Technica ATH-AD700. Sorry about letting your jack get fucked up.
RELEASE THE AMAZON PRIME FREE TRIAL
one of my favorite animated movies
So cute so cute
My favorite ghibli film!
Hell yeah motherfucker
You have to wonder why their moms’ let them leave the house dressed like that.
>Actual real thing I did one late night at walmart whoops