It’s been quite a while since I (Robin Ek, TGG) turned my anger into an OP. Well, it’s finally time for me to do that again. Why? Because for the last couple of months, I have spotted a handful of articles, tweets and posts by so-called games journalists who despise and feel “grossed out” by digital booty and sex in video games (you know, the normal “sexism”, “misogyny” and “male power fantasy” rants). So I’m going to walk you guys and girls through some of the most-recent events on the matter. Well, let’s get the show on the road shall we? For starter, we got The Daily Telegraph’s “Video games with porn-type heroines are harming children, body image experts say” post (written by Clarissa Bye, as seen in the picture down below).
Right off the bat, and I’m going to quote myself now. You see, this is what I tweeted to The Daily Telegraph just recently (as seen in the picture above):
“As if women like that don’t exist in real life. Get a grip ffs. Furthermore, why have ugly characters when you can have good-looking ones?”
Furthermore, little children shouldn’t even be allowed to play (or watch) games like “Street Fighter V” or “Dead or Alive Xtreme 3“. As SFV is a T-rated title (+12), and DOAX 3 is a M-rated title (+18). I also believe that it’s a matter of parents taking control of their own home and children (rules and boundaries), because quite frankly. I’m fed up with people blaming everything on games, game developers and publishers (the blame game is mainly done by journalists and politicians). My point would be that it’s very easy to point your finger at the creator, when it’s really your job to make sure that your child (or children) doesn’t play games which he or she isn’t allowed to play (my parents were dead serious about that rule, and it didn’t matter if it was games, movies or whatever).
Thus, I find it to be rather strange that The Daily Telegraph state that “porn-type heroines” are harming children (according to some “body image” experts). Other than that, I’m quite sure that most TVs, consoles and so on offer a child lock (you have to type in the right password to watch certain channels and etc.). Well, I think you get the idea. So let’s move on to the topic of “Why is today’s games media so disgusted and afraid of digital booty and sex?” shall we? (which also just happens to be the headline of this OP).
I’m going to start with EuroGamer’s “Why Bayonetta is still the brawler to beat“ article (written by Simon Parkin). It’s not a new article by any means, as it was originally published back in April, but I think that I will be able to get my point through to you anyways. As I was saying, Eurogamer took a swing at the PC-port of “Bayonetta” by stating that the game is “icky” and too “sexualized” (as seen in picture above). First of all, most of the time so-called “games journalists” just whine about stuff like this when the character in question is a female. Secondly, if the female character in question looks good and has a sexy personality and outfit (like 2B from Nier: Automata, for example). Then there is almost a 100% guarantee that she, the developers (and in some cases, even the publishers) will get attacked by the games media for being “sexist” and creating “misogyny” in the world of games.
So I take it that female game characters have to be as unattractive and unsexy as possible in-order to avoid and rants of that kind from today’s games media? Nevertheless, I think that there is much more to this matter than reaches the eye. Well, at least I have a theory that I would like to share with you all. So please hear me out before you start criticizing me, does that sound fair? Great! So here’s my theory:
1. Most of these salty posts about sexy female game characters tend to be written by male cucks/SJWs, and since they have a zero to null chance to hook up with a female like 2B or Bayonetta in real life, they simply trash the characters and its creators instead. 2. Then we got the SJW/feminazis (most of them come from their HQ over at Tumblr).
Well, I’ve had my share of fights with them (SJWs) over the years. So I have learned the hard way how they think, work and operate (aka “their mindset”), and I’ve come to the conclusion that they hate fictional characters that make them look ugly (trust me, they much rather whine about games than actual doing something to improve their bodies, because that would actually require some real effort on their behalf). Yes, you read that right, because why else would they bother with games that they didn’t even intend to buy in the first place? You know, all of this made me think about that “Call of booty” tweet of mine (I tweeted that one out just recently). Why? Because that one picture is very authentic and spot on, as it summaries the mindset of the SJWs really well (especially feminazis).
Furthermore, I have also noticed another trend among “games journalists” and journalists from the main-stream media, and that would be that they pretty much never EVER bring up the fact that females of all sexual orientations (straight, bi and lesbian) love sexy female game characters and sex in games just as much as straight males do (if not more). So why is that? It’s quite simple really; they don’t do that because it wouldn’t fit into their narrative that straight male gamers are nothing less than a bunch of women hating sexist pigs (the same also be said about game developers who create games with lewd content and sexy female characters).
Well, here’s the thing, most male gamers are nothing like that. I’m of course aware that every community (in this case, the Gaming community) has it’s fair share of bad apples, but those bad apples do not represent Gamers or Gaming as a whole. In the matter of fact, I’m quite sure that I’m speaking for everyone when I say that we (Gamers) have nothing against women whatsoever (no matter if it’s a game character, a female Gamer, game developer or whatever). As for me, I love women, and since I’m a straight guy. I naturally like sexy females, nudity and sex in the world of games. I mean, why wouldn’t I? Because I like the very same thing in the real world (the female body is a very beautiful thing, and females is with no doubt the most beautiful creatures on our planet).
That’s also why I really dislike most of the so-called “games journalists” and MSM journalists of today, because they take every chance they get to attack Gamers, Gaming and video games…And as the most of us know, the two most common subjects that they love to use as a baseball bat against games and Gamers are “violence” and “sex” (sex as in “lewd content” in general). Furthermore, then we got the kind of “games journalists” that are so disgusted by sexy females (real as fictional ones) that they even cover their bloody eyes when they see some female boobs (Waypoint’s Patrick Klepek is a perfect example of this). Yes, I’m not even exaggerating (just check out the picture and link down below). So as you might imagine, I’m pretty fed up with having people like that representing Gamers, Gaming and the games industry (Klepek’s booty phobia actually made me think about that one scene from The Simpsons where Smithers suffers greatly due to the presence of some sexy female strippers) .
Well, I think you get the idea. So what I’m going to do is this. I shall continue to call these “journalists” out on their nonsense as often as I can, and I also intend to get more interviews done with female gamers, game developers and cosplayers. As I would love to ask them more questions about the matter of “sexism“, “misogyny” and “male power fantasies” in the world of games.
And with that said, what’s your take on this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
Video games with porn-type heroines are harming children, body image experts say
The Daily Telegraph
Stop being a jerk and start playing “Yakuza 0” (Patrick Klepek via Waypoint)
SJWs Vs Bayonetta
Best Mom Eva
Patrick Klepek pastebin
Robin “V-Act” Ek
Editor in chief
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