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“Kill the F*ggot” developer issues a statement

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Skaldic games, the folks behind the juvenile LGBT-bashing game that was on Steam’s Greenlight before being summarily removed are not particularly well liked by the internet at large. Their tasteless game, “Kill the faggot,” has stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy – precisely as they’d anticipated. They’ve now released a statement about why the game was released – and as you’d expect, it’s as juvenile as the game, predictably saying it was all done as satire – and as a social experiment.

Here’s their statement, copied verbatim:

Wow surprised how much response this game got. So some points on why this game was made and released.

1. Our upcoming game “The Shelter: A Survival Story” is a large scale post-apocalyptic survival. In that game the character can collect inventory items, one being a cell phone. On the in-game cell phone the player can play mini games. One of the games that the character can play is “Kill The Faggot”.

2. Originally this was only going to be a part of the other game, but I decided to release it on Greenlight to see people’s reactions. The reason behind this particular game is because of how tired I am of people being overly sensitive and how easily offended people are by every little thing, especially with LGBT issues. I have worked in the game industry since 2007, so I know that’s how the game industry pretty much is. I didn’t make this game to attack LGBT people personally, and no I don’t hate gays and think they should be treated farily, but I made this game just to piss off those people that are way too overly sensitive, which includes straight people. These people that think if you are even remotely homophobic, you are “hateful” and a “bigot”, and do everything they can to destroy you in every vicious way possible.. So I decided to go down a path that most developers are afraid to go down: to piss these people off by making the most overly offensive game possible to these idiots to prove a point. The point being that a crappy made video game would offend people so much. I mean so offended that people will waste all their time posting on forums, redit, etc of how disgusted they are, offended, how much everyone involved in the game should die, and even getting into large debates over it of how worthless and evil we are, etc. Lots of people are sending very vicious and disgusting emails as well, and it just proves that my mission was accomplished in pissing off these people, and how many of these sick people in the gaming world there are that would wish all kinds of physical harm on me. I mean come on, its just a crappy made video game made by a no-name developer. Why do you care so much? It’s obvious no one in their right mind would take this game seriously. If someone made a “Kill all straight white people game”, I would totally play it and have a laugh, as seeing it wasn’t made to be serious. Keep sending all the threats and hate mail though, its a fun read, and proves you have no time on your hands.

3. Obviously this game was made in only a few days, so for people complaining about the game’s graphics and lack of gameplay, we agree with you on that one !

4. People are saying this will hurt our business and future development. We are self-funded, and if this game ruins any future sales, then so be it. We will continue releasing games even if they don’t sell. We are not about profit, we are about making great games.

5. Of course we don’t endorse killing or murder of any kind. This game was not meant to be taken seriously.

6. Send me all the hate mail you want, but stop sending out vicious hate mail to our actors and licensed bands. They have nothing to do this this mini-game, and are not featured in it. That just proves my point that the majority of the LGBT community are truly the hateful ones, sending threats and horrible messages to everyone they think is involved with this project.

7. As for an apology. Ain’t gonna happen. To everyone that got overly offended. Good, thats what we were going for. Just wait for our next game we are working on, its gonna be way more offensive as this one.

The whole thing was created to prove a point, says Skaldic games. Unfortunately for its head, Christian footwear promotor (via Ars Technica) Randall Herman, the points it’s proved is that he’s an asshole.

One of the bands brought in to do some of the audio for the game has said they had no idea what it would be used for, and has denounced it all. Member of Irish folk metal band Cruachan, Keith Fay, says this on Facebook:

It’s just been brought to my attention that a game featuring my voice as well as my girlfriend Rachel Lally (also music by Cruachan) is involved in sending messages of hate towards the LGBT community. The company is called Skaldic Games and they have released a game called “Kill the Faggot”. A disgusting game where you get points for killing gay people and penalised for killing straight people. We did not know anything about this when we agreed to appear. A statement was released by the games company that tried to explain their intention. The statement was juvenile and bizarre, basically saying if you are offended by the game you are an idiot. Well i am offended and I am not an idiot. We cannot condone this game and hereby disassociate ourselves with it and Skaldic games. We are all for free speech etc. but not when it’s spreading hatred towards a demographic.

[Thanks to Chris for the tip]

Last Updated: May 5, 2015

139 Comments

  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 5, 2015 at 14:09

    sat·ire
    ?sa?t?(?)r/
    noun
    the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

    That’s the definition of satire. Your game wasn’t a satire. You’re just another asshole, in a long line of assholes, desperately crying for attention. Congratulations, you got some. Because no such thing as bad press right? Unless, of course, you need credibility. Then there kinda is. but you’ll blame the media for that too.

    Kudos to the band for saying no.

    Reply

    • RinceThis

      May 5, 2015 at 14:15

      Long line of assholes you say?

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        May 5, 2015 at 14:16

        Don’t worry, they’re still behind you in the line.

        And way behind me since I’m making this comment.

        Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 5, 2015 at 14:20

        A veritable centipede of them. 😉

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 5, 2015 at 14:46

        Conga line!

        Reply

    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 5, 2015 at 14:32

      Poe’s Law. Go check it up.

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 5, 2015 at 14:39

        Why is the inverted comma in there? ;P

        Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 5, 2015 at 14:40

        Why? That’s a perfect example of it. 😀

        I’ve always found it amusing that it would work well with or without the grammatical mark.

        Reply

  2. RinceThis

    May 5, 2015 at 14:10

    Wow, what a load of bullshit. And if he actually believes his motivations as to why this ‘game’ was made are rational and logical he needs a stint in a mental ward.

    Reply

  3. Kensei Seraph

    May 5, 2015 at 14:10

    I never thought that this gif would ever see use but here we go.

    This is not intended for viewing by the sensitive, squeamish or by children.
    Viewer discretion is advised.

    http://media.giphy.com/media/mYRVQiMGdPW4E/giphy.gif

    Reply

    • RinceThis

      May 5, 2015 at 14:11

      Is she blending some Atkins diet slush drink thing? 0_O

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 5, 2015 at 14:13

        Don’t be silly, clearly she’s doing some kind of liposuction for a fatty Banting smoothie.

        Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        May 5, 2015 at 14:15

        No, that’s …. something else.

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 5, 2015 at 14:28

      Anti-Tentacle device

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        May 5, 2015 at 14:42

        You mean anti-Umar device!?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 5, 2015 at 14:45

          Might need two.

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 14:46

            Dude. Rince is right there, he can see the comment.

          • RinceThis

            May 5, 2015 at 14:46

            You shurrup you!

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 14:47

            😀

          • RinceThis

            May 5, 2015 at 14:50

            I was going to be nice to you now you are back from your trip… NOT ANY MORE!

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 5, 2015 at 14:58

            That’s mean. Don’t worry @johnambitious:disqus I’ve got your back!

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 15:10

            Probably with a knife, right?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 5, 2015 at 15:10

            IT’S A TRAP!!!

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 15:11

            O_o

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 5, 2015 at 15:11

            Not if that means Rince gets away. Um… I mean… um…

          • RinceThis

            May 5, 2015 at 15:18

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 15:09

            Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. 🙂

          • RinceThis

            May 5, 2015 at 15:18

            You have no one else but yourself to blame! 😉

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 15:20

            That and the cosmetics industry!
            I mean, genetics. For my dark lashes, of course.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 5, 2015 at 15:29

            I’m confused now, were you born with it or not? O_o

          • Admiral Chief

            May 5, 2015 at 15:34

            He was born with the skill to do it

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 15:52

            I see what you did there.

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 5, 2015 at 15:59

            Maybe it’s Maybelline?

    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 5, 2015 at 14:33

      Club to Death Angel Dokuru-chan!

      Reply

  4. Umar

    May 5, 2015 at 14:17

    You know, I’ve been seeing this for quite some time now , and this mindset is honestly sickening, how, people go out of their way to offend others and revel in their reactions. How, Freedom of speech is used to justify their actions when it’s there is no legitimate reason for them. How, the world is being overrun over-sensitive babies so they have to offend them by any means necessary to ‘put them in their place’.

    There are real issues here, where people are killed for their sexual orientation yet, offending others seems to be much more important. To these people I say, stop being a p**s.

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    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      May 5, 2015 at 14:31

      yes

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      May 5, 2015 at 14:33

      Pots? Umm, Pals? No? Dammit give me a clue!

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        May 5, 2015 at 14:34

        plus?
        Is that a strange way of calling someone fat?

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 5, 2015 at 14:36

          Why is Umar fat-shaming people? Not cool Umar.

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 14:37

            This REALLY offends me. I’m very hurt by it.
            Except of course if he meant it like that, to draw out sensitive people, then I guess it’s okay.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 5, 2015 at 14:38

            Oh good point, it was satire. Damn, he got us, the scamp.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 14:39

            Wow, that really makes me feel okay with the whole thing. All is forgiven.

          • RinceThis

            May 5, 2015 at 14:41

            Agreed. He is way ahead of us man.

          • Umar

            May 5, 2015 at 14:42

            Cos you not BeachBodyReady!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 5, 2015 at 14:42

            I know I am, I can do the perfect beached whale.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 5, 2015 at 14:43

            How dare you! I am beach body ready… depending on the type of beach.

          • RinceThis

            May 5, 2015 at 14:42

            I know! I expected him of all people to understand!

        • RinceThis

          May 5, 2015 at 14:41

          Welcome back you 🙂 When we having a meeting up?

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 14:42

            We must, we must! Will have to make a plan.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 5, 2015 at 14:44

            Johnny Depp wears eye liner because he’s the man!
            *Sorry, thought a chant broke out.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 14:45

            Haha.
            But you do make a very valid point. Very valid indeed.

    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      May 5, 2015 at 14:33

      A certain song sung by Julius Malema comes to mind when I think of how “free speech” has been taken out of context.

      Reply

    • Trebzz

      May 5, 2015 at 18:42

      Don’t be a poes 😀 someone should say that to that islamophobe that we both know.

      Reply

      • Umar

        May 6, 2015 at 07:31

        Lol dude!….I’ll refrain from saying anything more >.>

        Reply

    • Cyberats

      May 5, 2015 at 22:45

      These kind of comments encourage the killing for sexual preference, don’t you have any common sense or reasoning ? That’s why it’s something to criticize and put away, if however that person has intentions of killing for that reason, we need Law Enforcement involved.

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      • Umar

        May 5, 2015 at 23:51

        How..how in the world would that comment encourage the killing of people based on sexual preference. I am merely stating that there are legitimate and serious problems but I am not saying Skaldic has any murderous intent. I honestly do not see how my comment would encourage such killings, but please feel free to elaborate on your sentimates

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        • Cyberats

          May 6, 2015 at 00:56

          “Sentiments”.
          No I have no emotional response on this, everything is straight forward logic and common sense. I have no inclination to reason with someone that has no reasoning capability.

          Reply

          • Umar

            May 6, 2015 at 06:51

            Damn…what a pompous attitude.

          • RinceThis

            May 6, 2015 at 07:51

            Bad troll is bad. Ignore it.

          • Umar

            May 6, 2015 at 08:00

            You’re right. I Get caught everytime.

          • Cyberats

            May 7, 2015 at 00:08

            So you keep a gagglefoock of little pi_sheads around you, big shiiite. You’re still WRONG.

          • Cyberats

            May 7, 2015 at 00:06

            What a little goblin insult, do you up vote all your comments too ?

  5. Hammersteyn

    May 5, 2015 at 14:18

    And Steam Greenlighted this? Do they not have some sort of standards a product must adhere to?

    Reply

    • Umar

      May 5, 2015 at 14:19

      nope

      Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 5, 2015 at 14:19

      Nope, wasn’t greenlighted. Was put up for that, and was yanked by Valve 2 hours later.

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        May 5, 2015 at 14:20

        What is a greenlighted precious?

        Reply

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 5, 2015 at 14:21

          Shut your face hole! I have to inventorise new words all the time because English isn’t good enough!

          Reply

          • Weanerdog

            May 5, 2015 at 14:22

            Shakespeare did it all the time and never got any criticism.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 5, 2015 at 14:23

            I knew someone would understand my plight.

          • RinceThis

            May 5, 2015 at 14:25

            Riiiiight 🙂

      • Umar

        May 5, 2015 at 14:21

        They need to have more QA checks in place though, especially when it comes to the EA area.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 5, 2015 at 14:23

          Agreed

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 5, 2015 at 14:23

        Nice!

        Reply

    • Weanerdog

      May 5, 2015 at 14:24

      The name kind of gives it away, it is not exactly that they hid their message. That alone should have been enough to not let it see the light of day.

      Reply

  6. HvR

    May 5, 2015 at 14:24

    Think I’m going to take a break from gaming news and sites for a couple of weeks ir months and use the time spent on gaming sites to put a dent in my backlog, picking my nose and scratching my arse.

    Every single day it is either somebody taking offense, creating controversy, being racist/bigot/attention-whore/own-fart-smelling-smug-bastard while being an asshole about it.

    All the media jumping on the bandwagon to get in on the action to show “what is wrong with gaming”.

    Well I know what is right in gaming and that is playing good games.

    So cheers vir eers.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 5, 2015 at 14:27

      It’s because gaming is growing. Bursting from it’s seams. That makes other industries sit up and take notice and people who knows nothing about gaming or has zero interest use it to promote their own agendas of careers. Everyone from feminists to ESPN broadcasters to gamergaters

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        May 5, 2015 at 14:32

        Exactly this, gaming is not a kids thing any more. We were the kids when it was only kids playing video games, now we are adults but we still play video games because most of us grew up with it. There were always going to be stretch marks, and as with everything in live not just gaming, it is the ass holes who make the news and not the majority who are sane and just go about their business. An article over how me and you played Destiny together over the weekend and really enjoyed it, and we didn’t even cuss once is not going to go any clicks…

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        • Captain JJ Fantasticus

          May 5, 2015 at 14:35

          I tend to cuss a lot when I’m gaming, but it’s mostly with a smile on my face.

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          • Jonah Cash

            May 5, 2015 at 14:37

            I play Fifa online, I cuss without the smile…. A LOT!!!

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            May 5, 2015 at 14:37

            Yes, that I’ve also done many times on racing games.

          • RinceThis

            May 5, 2015 at 15:20

            Is that a big red painted smile with white foundation? *RUNS *WARNED YOU!

    • Umar

      May 5, 2015 at 14:28

      I feel this way a lot. It’s good to just not take note anymore and just enjoy games.

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 5, 2015 at 14:30

      Oh I just come here for the comments and to moderate sh!t, the articles are all tl;dr nonsense 😛
      [Disclaimer] – This is a joke

      Reply

    • Cyberats

      May 5, 2015 at 22:49

      The discussion should be what is wrong with people and what are we teaching our kids through gaming.

      Reply

  7. Loftus

    May 5, 2015 at 14:25

    Kill the F*ggot developer is gonna get Moered by the M*ffies! The gay maffia is a real thing!

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  8. Dusty_b

    May 5, 2015 at 14:29

    Poking a sleeping gorilla with a stick is not a work of satire, its just being an asshole, it does nothing to prove a point at all, something I think the developer didn’t really understand themselves. The poorly worded reply statement is just further lack of understanding of what the developer was actually trying to accomplish.

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    • CJ

      May 6, 2015 at 12:37

      Sleeping Gorilla! Haha! Please. About the same percentage of people identify as asexual as homosexual, about 1.5% ,+/- 0.3%.

      Reply

      • Dusty_b

        May 6, 2015 at 12:44

        Yes, but straight people also join in the debate. It’s the kind of topic that can just so easily spark a s**tstorm. Which I suppose its kind of his point, still a stupid point to prove.

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  9. wowgivemeabreak

    May 5, 2015 at 14:49

    Just the typical bible thumping idiot as all the thumpers are for the most part complete idiots hence why they thump the bible in the first place. I wish the world could be rid of the bible thumpers.

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    • CJ

      May 6, 2015 at 10:24

      A vagina is naturally lubricated, a rectum is not. How can one be so deceived and biologically ignorant to think that anything, let alone a penis, belongs in there? Are you going to accuse me of being a Science-thumper? All hail Science!

      Reply

  10. Willem Van Wyk

    May 5, 2015 at 14:53

    I think I might be the only one with them here, so help me understand, so they made a mini game which is called kill the faggot, no one would have cared if it was killed the Nazi? We kill AND fuck hookers in GTA (hopefully not this order), we have games educating people on drug economics, but God forbid if the game says kill the faggot and you kill gay people in it?

    Why are people offended? Is it the word faggot? So if it was queer it would be fine? Or is it cause you kill them in a game, like no game has ever allowed to make us kill a specific group of people?

    Or just maybe are they right and we as humans have gotten so sensitive to being politically correct that we no longer realize that we are being idiots? A prominent leader in our country sang “Kill the Boer”, nobody cared, but we are white, we don’t have rights, God forbid we offend a black person or LGBT community.

    For reference, I have gay friends, they laughed, it is a joke. I have seen more straight people get their knickers in a twist than any one from the LGBT community.

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 5, 2015 at 15:06

      You get 300 points for killing a homosexual, 100 points for killing someone who is transgender, and you get -100 points for killing a straight person. So, ++ for killing “freaks” but — for killing straight folks.

      If that ain’t a hate message, then I don’t know what is. And since this is a community/demographic that suffers significant human rights abuse around the world, it’s worth standing up and taking a stand.

      Clearly your friends aren’t the ones being killed or beaten because they live somewhere where their sexual orientation marks them as some sick nonhuman that should be cleansed. And to be honest, I’m glad that they’re not suffering any human rights abuses. That means some places you can freely express your sexual orientation and not have to suffer for it. However, that is just NOT the case in FAR TOO MANY places around the world. And these messages of hate are systemic of those sorts of views (and encourage actions that I’m sure your friends wouldn’t appreciate).

      I mean come on. You honestly go out and gun down “faggots” in the game. And you’re rewarded for it. In games like Hatred and GTA V you aren’t being forced to target a specific demographic with such hate. It’s fucking ridiculous man. And it shouldn’t exist. It’s a fucking piss poor excuse for a game. And it’s a piss poor excuse of their collective humanity over at that “studio”.

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      • Willem Van Wyk

        May 5, 2015 at 15:17

        It DOES NOT SHOW HATRED, it shows they made a game where you get points for kill gays or cross genders, instead of posting on the internet, why not just go to the countries where this is taking place and make a difference.

        Idiots, like you, cannot see the difference between this and a game where you gun down other people, they just chose different groups for points system. It is like playing video games that makes you violent, just like playing the game Kill the faggot will make you a sexual orientation bigot?

        It doesn’t work make sense to me, but I also believe that if you aren’t pissing people off, you aren’t lining. This speaks about how easily and stupidly people get offend, rather than me pissing people off.

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        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          May 5, 2015 at 15:23

          No. No. It very clearly does.

          In any regard, I honestly don’t understand half of what you’re saying here and I don’t think you’re saying half of what you mean. But, sadly, I’m not an idiot. Thank you for the personal attack on my intellect though. It means the world to me. Nice guy is nice.

          Myself, and the rest of humanity, will continue to combat bigotry however we see fit (from wherever we choose to do this from). Avaaz is a pretty effective tool (shown time and time again) and many of the people who use avaaz do so from their couches/chairs/etc without having to fight the fight across the globe.

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          • Willem Van Wyk

            May 5, 2015 at 15:24

            You will continually be called an idiot if you think bigotry is a computer game, but you didn’t understand half of what I said so I guess I cannot blame you.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 5, 2015 at 15:41

            bigot

            noun big·ot ?bi-g?t

            a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

            1) I didn’t ever say the computer game was, in and of itself, bigoted. That would be reification, and I’m far too educated to make that mistake.

            2) The people who made the game are bigoted, and their game helps foster and breed bigotry. As does many forms of art around the globe. Please feel free to attend a University that teaches courses along these lines before you continue to call other human beings idiots. Your lack of basic human respect is revolting.

            3) I conclude this discussion with the hope that one day you become a better human being. I fear, however, this is not very bloody likely. But one can hope. Ciao.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 5, 2015 at 15:56

            3 points… HL3 CONFIRMED!

          • Admiral Chief

            May 5, 2015 at 16:04

            FINALLY

          • Willem Van Wyk

            May 5, 2015 at 16:00

            a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

            The only hatred and intolerance I fester is towards ignorance, so I guess that makes me and bigot towards idiots?

            1) Fair enough, you didn’t say it, point 2 explains your comment.

            2) I have respect for certain humans, but very little for the human race, so you are right. If you want to know why, a brief read of human history makes it obvious why. (And that is with humans being prejudice to our own kind while writing our history). I call people idiots, like you call them bigots, you call it as you see it.

            The game developers might be bigots for all I know, but a game doesn’t breed bigotry. Bigotry is a symptom of ignorance and should be addressed, but a game isn’t bigotry, like you said. In fact, if anything, it just shows how ridiculous the notion is. Yet people get offended by it, MAJORITY WHO AREN’T EVEN IN THE FUCKING LGBT COMMUNITY, what are you offended about?

            So what are they offended about? I asked that right at the beginning and you rode of on your high horse instead of actually helping me understand, cause logically it doesn’t make sense, but idiots PC (political correctness) instead of logic, don’they?

          • RinceThis

            May 6, 2015 at 07:55

            I do like how you do not stoop to the level of personal insults to get your point across. Have a Bells 😉

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 6, 2015 at 10:37

            Hahahaha. Thanks Rince. I try. Although I’m not always successful. Even I have bad days when all I want to do is throttle the human being sitting on the other side of the PC screen (Ryanza can attest to this). But I was always of the opinion that if you need to get personal to get a point across, then you’ve already lost.

            Aaaaaaand. I’d never say no to a Bells. 😉

        • RinceThis

          May 5, 2015 at 15:24

          No need for name calling here man. He was giving his point, unlike the game this is not a forum for haters.

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          • Willem Van Wyk

            May 5, 2015 at 15:29

            I am an idiot as well, especially if I say stupid things, call me on it. Also, read the article, they referred to people who take this point of view idiotic, I agree, free speech and all that.

            If people can use free speech as an excuse to send people death threats, then I can use it to call people idiots…

            Also, calling someone an idiot is not name calling, it is am adjective used to describe that specific view (in my case atleast). For all I know he is smarter than me and just has one idiotic opinion (once again according to me), but this is case and point when I say people get offended to easily about bullshit.

  11. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    May 5, 2015 at 14:59

    Batpanda on the case!

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  12. Nahuel Graziani

    May 5, 2015 at 15:01

    I can’t believe that people still fall for this Guerrilla Tactic Marketing shpiel. Hook, line and sinker. Errtime.

    Let’s be honest here – who knew about Skaldic Games before this? Did you know they were working on a project called Shelter? If you heard about Shelter casually, would it have piqued your interest?

    Probably not to all of the above.

    However, they release something purposefully offensive in the midst of a lot of online controversy relating to this very thing and we all collectively gasp in surprise. I bet my bottom dollar you’ll all remember Skeldic Games and Shelter after this debacle, though.

    Regardless of the negative feedback, any publicity is good publicity. It’s, like, Rule No. 2 of Marketing, right after “Every person is a potential consumer.”

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 5, 2015 at 15:12

      Any publicity is good publicity? That’s not always the case. There are countless examples where moral outrage has effectively ended institutions when outrage sparked some or another movement. Individuals are not always ineffective lifeless consumers (as much as the marketing gurus of the world would argue otherwise). Every now and again, people stand up and make sure that people who are truly bloody evil should pay the consequences for their actions. It can even happen to governments.

      That being said, a ton of the voice actors for this developers new game are leaving them left, right and centre. They may be on the radar now, but people aren’t really all that interested in supporting them. For some peculiar reason.

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  13. Matthew Holliday

    May 5, 2015 at 15:15

    “developer”

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 6, 2015 at 08:24

      heh

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  14. Greylingad

    May 5, 2015 at 15:15

    That’s a statement? You’re kidding me right? With that brilliantly fluent English I’m amazed that the dev is not a novelist, really well spoken… I must say though that bands response is great! I really wish though that the developer suffers from an eternal left nut pain…

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    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      May 5, 2015 at 15:17

      Because the left one affects balance. For sure 😉

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      • Greylingad

        May 5, 2015 at 15:26

        Exactly! I do wonder though if he wrote that statement all by himself…

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 5, 2015 at 15:27

        Otherwise there’s a disturbance in the ball-force?

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  15. Keith Fay

    May 5, 2015 at 15:20

    Keith Fay here – I had to change that statement on the Cruachan facebook page and make it 100% clear that the game I was involved with was called “The Shelter” not “Kill the Faggot”. I never heard or knew anything about that disgusting and vile game. All my lines for “The Shelter” were fairly standard RPG type lines.

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    • RinceThis

      May 5, 2015 at 15:21

      It amazes me that they actually hid the title from you in the first place. Do they expect other artists to work with them again after lying to you?

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 5, 2015 at 15:46

      Hey Keith. The “Kill the Faggot” game is apparently a mini-game within “The Shelter” (as stated on their statement). Is this correct?

      I really hope you, your girlfriend, and band are committed to maintaining your distance from this developer. However, do you all intend to follow any legal course to remove yourselves from their upcoming game “The Shelter”, etc?

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      • Keith Fay

        May 5, 2015 at 15:50

        Yes, well we read that in the statement they made yesterday so only found out about the same time as everyone else. As I already said on our statement (that you mustn’t have read 🙂 ) we fully have removed ourselves in every way from skaldic games. we have revoked permission to use our voices, likeness or music etc.

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        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          May 5, 2015 at 16:04

          I’m glad you took a stand the way you have here. I’m really impressed people have done so much to show these developers just how much of a mistake they have made. As a fan of rock and metal, I also appreciate your stand even more since people generally think of us as in league with these sorts of ideas.

          I’ll be scouring the internet for more information about your band!

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          • Keith Fay

            May 5, 2015 at 16:15

            Thank you. My younger brother, also my best friend, is gay. My girlfriend actively campaigns for LGBT rights. We are still in shock that people would think for a second we would support anything like this.

  16. mgrafius

    May 5, 2015 at 15:51

    He brought up a good point. How much outrage would there have been if the game were titled “Kill the White Men?”

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    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      May 5, 2015 at 15:53

      In South Africa, not much.

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  17. Mielies the Magnificent

    May 5, 2015 at 15:59

    Remember Fist of Jesus? You defended that but lambast this? *grabbing popcorn

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  18. CuddlesaurusRex

    May 5, 2015 at 16:12

    I don’t know hey. This developer may actually be juvenile enough to REALLY believe he is “sticking it to the man” by doing this. It is the only reasonable explanation I can come up with…

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  19. Lardus-Resident Perve

    May 5, 2015 at 17:25

    “people being overly sensitive” – While I agree some people are overly sensitive, what he has done does not prove anything! Now the “meh not gonna get involved” people are also offended! This was a really bad move and idea!

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  20. miza

    May 5, 2015 at 20:54

    Dude could have saved a lot of time by just releasing the statement, “I’m a troll.”

    Also, making your target demographic the few idiots who would buy something just because it’s controversial? Bad business strategy, dude. Bad publicity may have helped sell copies of MK or GTA, but you’ve got to have a good game to back it up, and excuse me for being skeptical that an asshole can produce anything other than shit.

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  21. Cyberats

    May 5, 2015 at 22:40

    In this case vote with your money, this is where it all counts, pay attention.

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  22. CJ

    May 6, 2015 at 06:36

    That is hilarious. I wanna play now.

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  23. CJ

    May 6, 2015 at 06:46

    Since when has the word faggot been exclusively used to denote someone’s sexual preference? I doubt that most of you prefer to dip their penis where feces comes out, but I can confidently say, based on your comments, that the majority of you are faggots.

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    • RinceThis

      May 6, 2015 at 07:39

      What a charming individual you are.

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      • CJ

        May 6, 2015 at 07:53

        As crude as it sounds, is it not biology? I mean, straight men like putting their penis in a (normally) naturally- lubricated vagina. Gay men like putting their penis in an unlubricated hole designed for waste. All hail Science!

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  24. CJ

    May 6, 2015 at 08:49

    Lol! Get a comment removed for saying “faggot” on a article with a headline that starts with “Kill the Faggot.” Some people…

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 6, 2015 at 11:59

      It was removed for a different reason

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      • CJ

        May 6, 2015 at 12:33

        I agree with it being removed. It was insulting others, and in that sense, was not contributing to the conversation. However, the point still remains that that word has sometimes been used detached from any sexual connotation. That point still is a contribution.

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 6, 2015 at 12:42

          I hear you, but let us leave it at that 🙂

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  25. Satekh

    May 6, 2015 at 11:09

    “These people that think if you are even remotely homophobic, you are “hateful” and a “bigot” ”
    Well, if you ARE homophobic, you are kind of by definition a bigot, right? What a stupid thing to say. Hope this asshat get penalized in some shape or form. Be it a strike at the company or a fine, I don’t care, but some point should be made here. There’s actually a line, and this dude ran passed it a long time ago.

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  26. LolKittunz

    June 11, 2015 at 19:36

    He sounds like a proper twat. I don’t think he even understands the meaning of satire.

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