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Rock Paper Shotgun doesn't play Skullgirls (but talks about how sexist it is)

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by DefJam101, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. DefJam101 Arcane

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    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/08/27/impressions-skullgirls/

    Apparently he missed the part where half the cast are flat-chested, mutilated amputees and/or zombies. :M

    Yeah fuck giving them personality and hopes and dreams the real important thing is to make sure none of them have boobs
     
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  2. Jick Magger Arcane Patron

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    "Tits are bad. Skin is bad. Women being sexually promiscuous in any way is bad. I've never actually read feminist theory before, but I see a bunch of people preaching this shit on Tumblr, so it must be true."
     
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  3. deuxhero Arcane

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    He?

    Color me absolutely not suprised.
     
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  4. Tehdagah Arcane

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    "There was an opportunity here. An opportunity for an entire cast of characters like Peacock, the sanely proportioned and thoroughly ridiculous robot-girl"

    Translation: I want a game composed entirely of little girls.


    Also, Peacock is insanely unproportional.
     
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    I'm seriously starting to question whether or not this guy has actually ever seen a girl when he thinks Peacock is sanely proportioned.
     
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  6. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    He devoted one paragraph talking about fighting games in general, three about the game, three about sexism, then a concluding paragraph. Definitely played the game, though this is kind of a failure of an impressions piece but excellent clickbait. 336 comments, not surprised.
     
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  7. Cool name Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Old news. The acusations of 'sexism' have been going on for years. The answers from the developers to the acusations are much more interesting, and pretty much prove what we all already knew about those kinds of guys.

    So, yeah. Virgin beta males gonna virgin beta male.
     
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  8. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    "Our lead animator internalizes misogyny on a daily basis."

    "One of our VAs would unironically be a fan of Kate Beaton's Strong Female Characters if they weren't parody."

    Those designs are male gazey as all hell but I don't care because I don't like fighting games. If they make some men uncomfortable, so be it, as long as they aren't trying to speak for other women.
     
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  9. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    While some of the characters are obviously supposed to invoke a "sexy" image, they are all still very cartoonish. Might as well be offended about Jessica Rabbit and Hello Nurse.

    Show Spoiler

    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Pictured above: patriarchy values
     
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  10. Gurkog Erudite

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    A fighting game revolving around Twilight would probably be popular among the ladies. Team hairy or team sucker, take your pick and battle it out.
     
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  11. Whisky The Solution

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    Don't like Skullgirls (No idea why it gets mentioned so much, it's such a poor fighter.), don't like clickbaiting articles.

    Well, at least it's not Kotaku and at least Roguey posted a link to Beaton's Strong Female Characters comic. I love those ones.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Common, those virtual social warriors are getting boring. The next big cool thing to be so your meaningless life have some justification is to be a fantasy animals rights protection militant, you know there is a lot of unemployed unicorns out there. There is a clear racism here, someone should warn Andhaira, so he can get a horn to enter on the working quotas program.
     
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  13. dnf Pedophile Dumbfuck Shitposter

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    Militant atheists wants to borrow puritanism, so we end up with shit like that. The term racist gets the same treatment, forgiving poc's sin's by the same way white knights forgives women(moar liek putting them on a pedestal) that are cool with sexy design.
     
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  14. Tehdagah Arcane

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    I doubt, she is lesbian.

    Edit: Just found her site: http://kinucakes.tumblr.com

    Lots of Internalized Misogyny (TM) :bounce: there.
     
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  15. dnf Pedophile Dumbfuck Shitposter

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    What's wrong with internalizing misogyny anyway. It's not like there is a better alternative.
     
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  16. Dr Tomo Learned

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    Jesus it must suck ass to live a life where you can't watch any anime and aren't allowed to play at least 3/4 of the games on the market. I pity this man, guess it is time for him to jerk off to some indie game like Dear Esther.
     
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  17. DefJam101 Arcane

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    And represent less than half the main cast of the game?
     
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  18. almondblight Arcane

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    Been pointed out before, but it's worth pointing out again. Peacock:

    [​IMG]

    Anyway, this comment is on the mark:

    RPS laughs at people concerned about violence in video games, then turns around and gets concerned about sexism in video games. My guess is it's because you can remove breasts and still have your typical slaughterfest, but if you remove violence you lose 95% of what's out there.
     
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  19. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    From the comment section:


    I don't really understand why men White Knight like they do. What's even more befuddling to me is how easily tricked they are. For example, the new Lara Croft who is seen as a downplay of the character's original sexuality. Except the new Lara Croft has at least a set of perky double-D's, the same exact ginormous boobs that have gotten her in trouble as always with the feminists, except now with better graphics, and her character is, in my opinion, actually more sexualized than ever before. It's just obfuscated a bit because it comes in the way of character development...
     
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  20. DefJam101 Arcane

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    I think the point is that since some women in real life have big boobs it's okay for some videogame characters to have big boobs so long as their characters aren't based around having big boobs, which is not the case with Skullgirls. But people would have to, like, play the game to see that.
     
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  21. Tehdagah Arcane

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    I don't see problem on this.

    And new Lara is totally a mary-sue. You can make a mary-sue but not a sex symbol? Lel.
     
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  22. potatojohn Arcane

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    Feminists are the biggest misogynists I've ever seen. Oh, a woman created something I don't like? Must be a victim of the patriarchy because women are incapable of thinking and have no responsibility. They're just objects men act on.
     
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  24. I'm not playing Skullgirls either. Probably 'cause of the sexism. Fucking sexists, bros. Ruining games. :M
     
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  25. mondblut Arcane

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    But the character of most women in real life with big boobs is based around having big boobs.

    As a minor local celebrity has once said (likely the most witty and intelligent statement of her life): "I have two college degrees, both of DD size". How happens this kind of women, very obviously present in real life, are suddenly "sexist" to be represented in games?

    tl;dr: women are whores, and so should be vidyagame women too.
     
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