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Outspoken feminist wins major GDC award

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Anita Sarkeeslan

Every year at the Game Developers Conference they hand out awards for various things and one of the unique awards they hand out is the Ambassador Award which is a subjective award that is given to the person who has really helped gaming improve.

The Ambassador Award honors an individual or individuals who have helped the game industry advance to a better place, either through facilitating a better game community from within, or by reaching outside the industry to be an advocate for video games and help further our art.

Previous winners include relatively unknown people who have helped gamers whether we knew it or not or people who have dedicated their lives to helping others in the industry.

For example last year it was Chris Melissonis:

“Melissinos’ work as the creator and guest curator for the groundbreaking Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition ‘The Art of Video Games,’ helped to cement the message of interactive entertainment as a form of modern culture.”

In 2012 it was a pair of lawyers, oddly enough, named Ken Doroshow and Paul M. Smith who

“led the legal team which resulted in the Court ruling that content-based restrictions on games are unconstitutional. The landmark ruling established First Amendment rights for those who create, develop, publish and sell video games, and is incredibly important to the past, present and future of video games as a creative medium.”

So yeah the first guy brought video game art right into the mainstream and is the person who got video games into the Smithsonian.

The lawyers saved countless developers and the industry from a barrage of legal cases that would have crippled their creativity and our enjoyment.

So it was quite a surprise that this years recipient is Anita Sarkeesian who’s claim to fame is as:

“ a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes, patterns and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces.”

Now I know it’s not just me but as important as some feel Anita’s work is I truly do not believe it is remotely as important as the two previous winners. And if you head over to the awards archives you can read about the other worthy winners who really did help gaming get to a better place.

Anita has simply turned the spotlight on a segment of the industry that all right-minded individuals already knew existed. 

She didn’t improve anything, change anything or invent anything. Hell she hasn’t even protected anyone by being outspoken and antagonistic she has arguably made it worse for many female gamers who just want to game for fun.

Now don’t get me wrong. I think what she is doing is commendable, even if I don’t agree on the way she’s going about it. But to award her the ambassador prize simply smacks of political correctness and is another example of people being rewarded in the name of keeping the peace.

In my mind, GDC has always managed to avoid being the story and rather has focused on the industry and helping it grow. However that seems to be changing and the industry will be a worse of place for it.

What’s the chance that next years winner is going to be someone of African or Eastern European heritage who’s bio reads as follows

“His work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes, patterns and tropes associated with African American males in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of Africans in online and gaming spaces.”

It’s just so generic, boring and done. Didn’t deserve the award.

And yes before the Internet rodeo arrives, I am aware that there is a video out there where Anita states she is not a fan of videogames. Not really the ambassador I want for my industry.

TL;DR, She has a point and good on her for fighting for it but definitely doesn’t deserve an ambassador award.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014

236 Comments

  1. oVg deprived

    March 20, 2014 at 11:32

    No such thing as feminists. Only man haters.

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    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 20, 2014 at 12:06

      Feminism is actually meant to promote equality for both sexes… Men can also be feminists, but some women use it as an excuse to hide their sexism O_o Much like how the Westboro Baptist Church used “Christianity” to try and hide their own homophobia

      Reply

      • oVg deprived

        March 20, 2014 at 13:00

        Sad to think that we have walked on our moon, have a RC probe on another planet, reached the edge of our solar system with Voyager all in this generation yet we still have bi pedal humanoids gathering with their little click (Westboro Baptist Church) to slander others.

        Deprived amoeba’s all one cell short 😛

        Reply

  2. Rags

    March 20, 2014 at 11:33

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
    The lying, thieving bitch!

    Reply

  3. SheHulkNigri

    March 20, 2014 at 11:40

    Uhm, Gavin, the Jeffersonian is the Bones thingy, it is not real…

    Reply

    • CrasH

      March 20, 2014 at 11:48

      SHhhhh….. Thats like telling a 4 year old there is no SANTA…..

      Reply

    • Rince

      March 20, 2014 at 11:52

      lulz

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      March 20, 2014 at 12:08

      really? I always thought they called it the Smithsonian… I don’t watch that show the wife does..

      Reply

      • SheHulkNigri

        March 20, 2014 at 12:20

        LOL! Research is a journalists best friend, Gavin! 🙂

        Reply

        • Gavin Mannion

          March 20, 2014 at 12:29

          This article ended up with 8 windows open for research… I just chucked that bit in for fun…

          Reply

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 20, 2014 at 12:41

            You know that any mistakes can and will be held against you in the comment section 😛

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 12:42

            *Court of law… Too Soon? 0-O

      • CrasH

        March 20, 2014 at 12:39

        “the wife”… you convinced me

        nudge, nudge, wink, wink

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 20, 2014 at 15:28

        This isn’t Night at the Museum XD

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  4. Tarisma

    March 20, 2014 at 11:52

    Ok, So gamers insist games don’t cause people to become killers, but then portraying women in an overly sexulaised way in games causes men to become I don’t know (whatever the feminatzis and white knights call men)

    Reply

    • Rags

      March 20, 2014 at 14:53

      Yep, zero consistency by the ‘feminists’.

      Reply

  5. Rince

    March 20, 2014 at 11:52

    Forward 4CHAN defenders!

    Reply

  6. Rince

    March 20, 2014 at 11:53

    I think what she is doing is noble, but have to agree that the award doesn’t seem appropriate.

    Reply

  7. Brenz

    March 20, 2014 at 11:53

    I cant see her tits…

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 20, 2014 at 11:54

      I know its a let down!

      Reply

  8. SheHulkNigri

    March 20, 2014 at 11:53

    I take it Dead or Alive 5 did not win her game of the year award?

    Reply

    • Brenz

      March 20, 2014 at 11:54

      she actively opposes jiggle physics i assume.

      Reply

      • Rags

        March 20, 2014 at 12:00

        Blasphemy. I shall defend my Quarian jiggly bum bums. 🙁

        Reply

    • iAmWeasel

      March 20, 2014 at 12:03

      I don’t mind females being depicted in a sexualized way in games, but lets be honest, how many games would you play if they only had male characters with just banana hammock’s bouncing around?

      Reply

      • SheHulkNigri

        March 20, 2014 at 12:07

        If it was a good game, then why not?

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        • iAmWeasel

          March 20, 2014 at 12:13

          Cause I don’t enjoy having male package flaunted in front of me. I’m just saying its not hard to understand why some women don’t like this shit.

          Reply

          • SheHulkNigri

            March 20, 2014 at 12:17

            its not hard… what she said? No, I get what you are saying.

        • Brenz

          March 20, 2014 at 12:14

          From experience and from years of having these kinds of conversations, I am confident to say that all men (straight) and most woman (not all) would prefer to see a sexualised female character than a swinging dick big balls male character.

          Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 20, 2014 at 12:09

        It’s like Game of Thrones, at first the nudity I felt was a little uncalled for and out of place but the more you watch, you see how it is indeed important for the appeal of the show.

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  9. iAmWeasel

    March 20, 2014 at 11:55

    Oh boy.. another anti-establishment piece by Gavin. Just cause it’s not a cause you care about doesn’t mean it has no merit Gavin.

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    • SheHulkNigri

      March 20, 2014 at 12:23

      I think Gavin’s problem is the fact that she has won the award, when there are far better candidates out there that should have won?

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      • ToshZA

        March 20, 2014 at 12:26

        That’s about right, from what I understand as well.

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      • Gavin Mannion

        March 20, 2014 at 12:28

        I thought I was quite clear about that.

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        • Rince

          March 20, 2014 at 12:33

          You were. I think the fact you only stated it 5 times may not have been enough though?

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        • Brenz

          March 20, 2014 at 12:34

          Some people require a picture, and then a presentation, and then a postcard for a reminder

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          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 20, 2014 at 12:36

            @lazygamers:disqus kinda like I have been doing in this article 😛

          • Brenz

            March 20, 2014 at 12:37

            haha! pretty much exactly that. looking out for the lesser folk, you are a true gentleman 🙂

      • iAmWeasel

        March 20, 2014 at 12:59

        I understand that, but how about name a few candidates which he feels are more worthy of this award? Rather than just saying, “I don’t like this because surely in theory there is someone out there more worthy”.

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        • Gavin Mannion

          March 20, 2014 at 15:01

          As I said in the article the award normally goes to unknown people who have done wonderful things for the gaming industry. I don’t have a nomination as that would take a ton of research.

          Reply

  10. TiMsTeR1033

    March 20, 2014 at 11:56

    the spelling of her name is Anita Sarkeesian @ Gavin.

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    • ToshZA

      March 20, 2014 at 11:58

      This is going to sound insensitive (probably because it is) but who cares? Her name could be Jabba the Hutt for all we care, she still doesn’t deserve this award. I agree fully with Gavin, this feminism thing is a real issue, but certainly not worth an award for changing the entire industry…

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 20, 2014 at 12:03

        Feminism is similar to Nazism in my books.

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        • SheHulkNigri

          March 20, 2014 at 12:09

          I think you need to shut up about now, for your own good. Seriously dude. Now you are begging for trouble.

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          • ToshZA

            March 20, 2014 at 12:23

            So you’re saying that he shouldn’t apologise for offending people? Because apologies always lead to trouble… Smart.

          • SheHulkNigri

            March 20, 2014 at 12:26

            Uhmmm. Dude. Check the timing on the comments? Dunno. Let’s see if you can draw up a time line???

          • ToshZA

            March 20, 2014 at 12:30

            Wow, you’re a prick, aren’t you? How many friends do you have? I mean real ones, not MySpace contacts. Cool, now that you got that number, how many actually LIKE spending time with you?

            For the record, that was rhetorical. Google it.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 12:38

            Wowza bro, someone needs the end of the day to arrive STAT!

          • ToshZA

            March 20, 2014 at 12:43

            I work from home man, busy rendering stuff in 3D at the moment. What I need is clients to pay and people to not automatically react like a prick. I mute enough people in Dota for this reason, so I’m just over the terrible attitudes people have towards other people. Why not just say “I posted that before his other reply, please look at the post times.” And then I apologise for being nub, and edit out my post with a further apology. Meh.

            Yes, I’ve been guilty of this myself, but do apologise when I feel I’ve stepped over the line. You yourself can attest to that.

          • SheHulkNigri

            March 20, 2014 at 13:00

            OK. Let me spell it out for you: Tim made his initial Nazi comment first. Then I told him he was asking for trouble. Then he replied to his own comment apologizing for the remark, Disqus thus placing his apologetic comment above mine.
            If you had looked at the timestamps then, before blatantly attacking me, you would have figured this out yourself.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 12:11

          In no way do I really mean that, it is a joke. The only thing they share is they sound similar. I apologise if I offended anyone.

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          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 14:20

            Apology not accepted. I thought that was well played 😛

        • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

          March 20, 2014 at 12:14

          • ToshZA

            March 20, 2014 at 12:25

            That hits the nail on the head.

          • Brenz

            March 20, 2014 at 12:27

            I couldnt have said it better.

          • derp

            March 20, 2014 at 12:42

            So men should have equal custody rights over children? I don’t think I will ever hear a feminist utter such words.

          • Brenz

            March 20, 2014 at 12:43

            The definition of equality tends to change depending on the situation…

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 20, 2014 at 12:44

            Men should have equal rights over their children as long as they deserve that right, and the same goes for women. I know some women who got custody when they did not deserve it and the kids ended up suffering because of it!

          • hobbsan

            March 21, 2014 at 09:31

            Then maybe you should start listening to some actual feminists, instead of listening to what anti-feminists _claim_ feminists say. You know, hearsay from angry misogynists will rarely give you a very good insight into what feminists think, claim and strive for.

            But just to make it easy for you in this case; I’m a radical feminist and like every single feminist I know (and I know several hundreds) I, _of course_, think men should have equal custody over their children. I don’t even need to add “as long as they deserve it” since that is very nicely included in the word “equal”.

    • Rince

      March 20, 2014 at 12:35

      Oh wow, REALLY Tim? You want to correct someone’s spelling! Damn dude! That is opening the gates to hell for you man! 🙂

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 20, 2014 at 13:22

        XDXDXDXDXD

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      • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

        March 20, 2014 at 13:28

        I think he already opened something even worse than that… As the saying goes hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

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  11. TiMsTeR1033

    March 20, 2014 at 11:58

    • ToshZA

      March 20, 2014 at 11:58

      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Reply

      • Gareth L (That Guy)

        March 20, 2014 at 13:48

        Really?

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    • Norm

      March 20, 2014 at 11:58

      Personally, I don’t think that is very cool.

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 20, 2014 at 11:59

        I never made it! don’t hate the player, hate the game.

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        • ToshZA

          March 20, 2014 at 11:59

          Like a baws!

          Reply

          • SheHulkNigri

            March 20, 2014 at 12:03

            Yes, there is a job opening for him in the ANC. If not, his “So I am caught with my hands in the cookie jar but I did not do it” arguments in life should get him hired on the spot in our beloved Guvment.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 12:04

            Gee thanks.

        • Norm

          March 20, 2014 at 12:00

          I know you didn’t make it. Wasn’t an attack on you.
          🙂

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        • Rince

          March 20, 2014 at 12:41

          Eish man, not cool.

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        • Gareth L (That Guy)

          March 20, 2014 at 13:49

          You knew it is offensive. What kind of a reaction were you going for after putting “lol” in your post?

          Reply

      • Rags

        March 20, 2014 at 12:02

        Yeah it could do with more blood and gore.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 12:03

          can be arranged 😉

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        • Tauriq Moosa

          March 20, 2014 at 13:51

          Dude.

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          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 13:54

            Cry more white night! 😀

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 20, 2014 at 13:57

            Aww man, this is not the typical trolling comments…No one is white knighting 🙁 It’s not cool to make fun of beating up a women

          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 13:59

            Just trolling, but still. But seriously: why not? It’s perfectly fine to make fun of beating up guys? Even threatening ” i wish i could meet you up in real life and treat you this way.”

          • Tauriq Moosa

            March 20, 2014 at 14:01

            I have already called out those kinds of comments to other guys on these pages, too.

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 20, 2014 at 14:05

            Non of it is cool at all. Violence towards men and women, the fact that he posted that pic and people found it funny is disturbing.

      • SheHulkNigri

        March 20, 2014 at 12:04

        Yeah, Sies @timster1033:disqus Nothing promoting violence like that against a real life person should be lol’led at. Bad Form!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 12:05

          As I said, I did not make it. I merely found it and showed it to you fine people.

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      • Rince

        March 20, 2014 at 12:36

        Agreed.

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    • Brenz

      March 20, 2014 at 12:00

      LOL!

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 20, 2014 at 12:29

      If they made that game where I could replace the image I’d finally have a use for Colin’s picture

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      • Rince

        March 20, 2014 at 12:38

        *Looks up from docket, “Really?” Looks back down, scribbles in notes…

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        • Rags

          March 20, 2014 at 13:57

          So when it’s Colin “abuse” if fine? Just checking consistency 🙂

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          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 20, 2014 at 13:58

            Really???That’s your argument??????

          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 14:00

            Its not an argument.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:01

            Nothing even remotely in the same sphere. Colin’s personality and actions have been attacked, how is having a picture of a feminist being beaten even close bro? And yes, his ‘abuse’ has been to his actions, not to his physical being (and might I add Gavin telling people to keep it clean when some people did go there). If you think this is okay I do wonder man.

          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 14:03

            Because Anita is not a feminist. She is a deceitful little thief. She is WORSE than Colin.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:05

            Oh wow man. She is AWARDED something, didn’t steal it, and this is your attitude. I think we are done here.

          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 14:06

            Have you even looked at any of the videos exposing her?! She did no steal this award, but her whole claim to fame is built on a foundation of lies. It takes 2 minutes of research.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:10

            And so that makes it right to create (not saying Tim did, but he spread it) a picture of her beaten up? No, it doesn’t. And THAT is what I am saying, have not commented on whether she deserved it, pointed out she didn’t steal the award.

          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 14:18

            Well arguably she actually did by her dishonesty. And yes it is perfectly okay in my view to create that game of her. Because 1. There is some comical irony value. 2. It’s free speech.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:25

            Sorry, her freedom of dignity trumps your freedom to have a laugh at her expense. Pretty god damn sure if this was a picture of your mother you would be spitting acid. Going to have to move on now.

          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 14:26

            No, it doesn’t. And no I wouldn’t.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:27

            What a charming fellow you are. Good day.

          • hobbsan

            March 21, 2014 at 10:02

            Oh my goodness, another crazy person who believes in whatever trash talk even more crazy people on the internet post. Anita works hard on these issues – as a matter of fact she has been twice here in Sweden twice within the last year, lecturing to and having seminars with different gaming development companies. Since my husband works as a game dev we know a lot of people in the business, which means we know that _actually_ happened (not to mention that he was at one of these lectures himself). He also says that her work has given a great push to the industry in starting to talk about these questions and starting to act on them.

            So, in my opinion she deserves the prize as much as the next prize winning guy. But I’m guessing that’s where the main problem lies, a woman working for better representation of women, can of course never be on par with guys working for things that matter to male gamers as well. It really is too bad that Anitas work has opened my eyes to what a load of jerkwads the gaming community complacently houses. I used to be so pleased about being a geek, since I always thought that the geek culture would have to be better than the jock culture, geeks usually having been mistreated themselves. Sorry to see that both of them are chock full of people raising themselves at others’ expense, and both specifically containing the ever so charming custom of men raising themselves at the expense of women.

          • Rags

            March 21, 2014 at 19:29

            Whatever. The fact is she continues lie and has built a business on top her her pseudo ‘feminism’. I compare her to that devilish albanian dwarf, mother theresa that has built a business on the suffering of others.
            She is a deceitful human being which I would not trust with a box of matches. If she has opened your mind, perhaps its a good idea to listen to those who has taken her rhetoric and ripped it a new one. Otherwise your brain is at risk of falling out.

            She is not working for better representation of women, she is exploiting fools for cash.

          • hobbsan

            March 21, 2014 at 21:38

            First of all, using “dwarf” as a derogatory term is not making you sound any better than the crappy person the many crappy comments you have already posted have made you out to be.

            Second, as I tried to point out in my comment (maybe you should try reading it again) I know what she does for feminism and how. I have also listened to quite a lot of the people that have allegedly “taken her rhetoric and ripped it a new one” and I was not at all impressed. Like you, they were very fond of arguing against straw feminists, they had evidently not read up on the subject at hand in the least and they ignored whatever part of what Anita says they didn’t want to acknowledge. I have much higher standards than that and since I’m quite well versed on the subject myself I can perhaps see through their shortcomings more easily than you.

          • Rags

            March 21, 2014 at 22:45

            It supposed to be descriptive of her stature, the devilish is the derogatory part. Well versed you say. You remind me of those people who start their argument with “As a mother…” as if though it gives you some magical +10 credibility on any subject.

            And no, they don’t use a strawman argument, it takes just a tiny amount of critical thinking to see straight through her and her arguments. Any serious feminist have no time for her and her piffle.

          • hobbsan

            March 21, 2014 at 23:21

            Really? Well, so far I’m not impressed by your “critical thinking” so I’m quite sure whatever you deem to be critical thinking will be equally sad.

            You seem to think the mere fact that you exist gives you some magical +10 credibility on any subject, but then that’s not difficult to come across in anti-feminists who have never read a book on feminism.

          • Rags

            March 22, 2014 at 00:13

            I am an anti feminist? I have been a sponsor of the AHA foundation since it’s inception. I am assistant head of a charity, annually sponsoring woman’s right marches in India(we had another one today actually lol). I have been involved in fundraising for said charity to whom we now support the wellness of almost a hundred families, with education programs, family planning and contraception with Parivar Seva Sanstha. You know nothing of me.

      • Brenz

        March 20, 2014 at 12:39

        Print
        Cut hole in mouth
        Stick over toilet bowl
        Aim and fire

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      • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

        March 20, 2014 at 12:39

        *Disclaimer: He could be referring to anyone seeing that as of 2005, roughly 1 in 300 boys are named colin in the USA alone… Which makes this a pretty common name

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        • Gavin Mannion

          March 20, 2014 at 14:02

          I’m talking about Colin Webster the ex-President of the MSSA and current General Secretary..

          One thing I’ve learned from this court case is that it’s not defamation for me to say I think Colin’s an asshole and an oversized bully who is trying to use the legal system to settle a score. Once again it’s all personal opinion of course.

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          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 20, 2014 at 14:03

            Lol, that was more sarcasm than anything else… Dammit, I wish the sarcmark caught on O_o

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 20, 2014 at 12:48

      I do not like that at all. i’m not a fan of Sarkeesian – not because of her agenda, but because I find her content dull – but that’s just not cool.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 20, 2014 at 12:51

        Agreed.

        The worst part is knowing how many people “play” it & think “hur hur hur funnay!”

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        • Rince

          March 20, 2014 at 13:06

          Agreed, and the fact* that Tim’s ‘innocent because I didn’t make it’ picture has 5 up votes.

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        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 20, 2014 at 13:43

          That is the most disturbing fact for me actually, how many people play it and find it funny

          Reply

    • josef

      March 20, 2014 at 13:07

      This is insane???? and some people thinks this is fun??? i wish i could meet you up in real life and treat you this way.

      Reply

      • Rags

        March 20, 2014 at 13:55

        Hahaha! Congrats on taking the moral high ground. OH WAIT!

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    • Tauriq Moosa

      March 20, 2014 at 13:29

      Wow. And wow to those who upvoted this.

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      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 20, 2014 at 13:37

        ..was thinking the same thing…

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      • Gareth L (That Guy)

        March 20, 2014 at 13:48

        Sick to death of the little boys and their hatred of women. Why go to such lengths to portray women being treated like this?

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        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 20, 2014 at 13:51

          I have no problem with people debating her views and opinions, but portrayal of violence like that is just not on man. No matter what she does or stand for doesn’t mean it’s okay to makes ‘jokes’ like that…….

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          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 13:53

            Preach it man.

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 20, 2014 at 13:55

            Eish man…….I know he didn’t really mean harm, but still….

      • Rince

        March 20, 2014 at 13:52

        Already said that. Disgusting is not even close.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 13:58

          Dude so you are also on my case. flip sakes all for posting a picture. You know, people always wanna point fingers at me, yet how many thought it was funny. I mean seriously you wanna judge me for that too man then judge.

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          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 14:02

            It is funny! 😀 A joke is the best when it is at the expense of someone. 🙂

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:04

            I judged the picture that you put up to be offensive and juvenile. As did Umar, David, Geoff, Tariq along with many others. I judge the people who think it funny as dicks.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 14:16

            Dude I have alot of respect for you man, but really are many people not being hypocrites here. I mean how many of you would love to buy South Park Stick of truth and as you know is full of dark and somewhat twisted jokes who personally make fun of insult real people. Yet most will laugh there asses off at those jokes and not mutter a word. but when I post something, I didn’t even make and I just found it funny not because it was about a woman being beaten up, but because this woman has lied so much people actually went that far and made a image or game where one can punch her in the face. Then everyone jumps on the attack Tim band wagon. Yet if I see someone else post something equally “bad” about that image no one batters an eye.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:23

            Dude, I know you didn’t post this to agree with violence, I am saying the picture is not cool (along with many others, you want to argue with @tauriq_moosa:disqus a man who is far more adept at explaining why you may learn something) South Park is a satire and as such is not taken seriously. When a picture of a known feminist that people like rags hate is posted in a state of abuse then you will have people comment. And just because someone lies (which we all do) doesn’t justify the dick who originally made the image. Would you like an image of your wife/mother/daughter like this out there under the banner of FREEDOM OF SPEECH? What about freedom of dignity? Anyway, I know you did not mean this shit storm to start, just remember what Gavin said about touchy themes and subjects. I am pretty sure if this article was about the gamer who was killed in Libya last year you wouldn’t have posted a picture of the same nature. Anyway man, moving on.

          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 14:28

            This game is satire too!

    • Gareth L (That Guy)

      March 20, 2014 at 13:45

      This is not funny. How can you possibly find this funny? What is wrong with you?

      Reply

    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 20, 2014 at 13:45

      Eish man 🙁 ………………….

      Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      March 20, 2014 at 14:57

      Seriously people, he’s just sharing something… not promoting woman abuse, causing anyone to abuse a woman, or even forcing you to look at it.

      Would you act the same way if anyone else shared this? Say @rincethis:disqus or @Unavengedavo:disqus ? (just using you guys as examples, sorry)

      I don’t personally agree with it, and yes I upvoted it, not because I find it funny, but because he had the balls to post it.

      Someone obviously felt “Hey let me use my freedom of expression”, then Tim found it and shared it… don’t attack someone for sharing something that’s a bit off key, especially when they themselves haven’t produced what is being shared.

      That’s all I’m saying about this.

      Reply

      • BriBriSM

        March 22, 2014 at 03:01

        He is promoting abuse he put fucking “LOL” so cut the bullshit of he’s just “sharing something”

        Reply

    • hobbsan

      March 21, 2014 at 09:35

      Who in their right mind thinks this is funny? I have several friends who have been victims of physical abuse – this is beyond vile and proves why Anitas work is of huge importance. Unlike this article.

      Reply

      • Rags

        March 21, 2014 at 23:06

        It’s not only funny, its clever too. BTW I have family that have been high jacked and shot. Please stop making GTA.

        Oh wait, personal anecdotes do not contribute to the strength of an argument.

        Reply

        • hobbsan

          March 21, 2014 at 23:17

          Yes, please do stop making GTA.

          Statistics on domestic abuse are neither difficult to find, nor to interpret. For people who care to step out of their little bubble of privilege that is. So maybe you shouldn’t be dropping phrases like “personal anecdotes” around without at least trying to think it through beforehand.

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          • Rags

            March 21, 2014 at 23:59

            Yes, lets bring down an industry of artists, creatives, and people who want to explore the boundaries of their imagination. So we all can align with your sensitivities. How about we stop all violent games because well people die in real wars. How about we stop surgeon simulator because many people die from botched surgeries, how about we stop god games because some people are sensitive about their religion, how about we stop card games, because people have lost friends and family due to gambling?

            We will end up with just Mario. Oh wait I forgot that was sexist too and contributed towards gender stereotypes that women are weak and need saving(and that men are always fat plumbers).

            There is a good saying, a theory that explains everything ends up explaining nothing at all. The term privilege fits the bill perfectly. Its the goto word the ‘new feminists’. I can go on about men being the victims in domestic violence and the powerlessness of that situation, I can go on about the discrimination laws against white males here, but it would be missing the gist of the argument.

            But hey its good to know having lost friends and family due to high jacking puts me in a bubble of privilege. I hope you don’t feel deminished as a human being because Mario wants to save his princess. 🙂

          • hobbsan

            March 22, 2014 at 00:11

            Ok, you did it – you just bored me to oblivion with your _complete_ lack of understanding of the subject and every single argument made by those who don’t agree with you.

            It should have been obvious to me long before I posted a single comment to you that you have no intention to understand or acknowledge the problems, because you’re much too busy being fearful for the future of the “industry of artists, creatives, and people who want to explore the boundaries of their imagination”. How nice that you are so concerned about the boundaries of imagination (which can apparently not be explored without the freedom to be jerks – pretty crappy imagination if you ask me but maybe game dev boundaries simply don’t lie further away than that). You keep working on that, I’ll focus on human rights and we’ll both be happy. Bye.

          • Rags

            March 22, 2014 at 00:16

            Cry me a river. You can’t even dismiss my argument. You could try if you understood it first. It not about about fear. Its about the weakness of causality in the ‘feminist’ argument.

            EDIT: Its about freedom of expression too. 🙂

          • hobbsan

            March 22, 2014 at 00:45

            Oh. My. God. You really think that you’ve understood, don’t you? You really think that your “arguments” are actually relevant? News flash, nobody but you (and possibly some of your equally misguided friends) is talking about causality – we’re talking about reenforcement.

            That’s why most of your examples where completely irrelevant – because you don’t seem to understand the difference between occurrences (usual or unusual) and structures. We are trying to explain how present power structures are reenforced by the constant reproduction of them in e g popular culture. Nobody thinks they are _caused_ by popular culture.

            If we lived in a society where kidnapping happens rarely and is generally abhorred it might not be problematic to picture kidnappings in games. In a society where kidnapping is viewed as a completely natural and even practical way to get what you want, it would of course be a way more sensitive question. Then the question of how your game would portray the kidnapping becomes a lot more relevant. If you would still portray it a good way for the player to get what they want, then it would be reenforcing a negative structure, that real people suffer from. It’s also a matter of amount. If 90% of games in such a community used kidnapping tropes, then there would hopefully be people reacting to that too.

          • Rags

            March 22, 2014 at 01:50

            ZZZZZZZZZZ
            Shifting goal posts. Tis all about causality. Reinforcement is a verb.

            Going to leave you with these to consider:

            If you are feeling playful, you’d actually find it ironic that she herself exploits the damsel in distress trope(in real life), through her kickstarter. By luring in clueless white knights to solicit a shitload of money from them to produce some crappy pseudo documentary. 😛

          • hobbsan

            March 23, 2014 at 00:47

            I have seen them already – I have actually listened quite a lot to what people criticising Anita’s work have to say and I was not at all impressed. I even believe I told you what I think about their “arguments” in a different thread.

            Regarding the very tiresome “Anita made herself a damsel in distress”-whine: No. Anyone claiming that has apparently _not_ understood even the definition of the damsel in distress trope. Either you are saying that everyone trying to raise money through Kickstarter is damsel’d or you are saying that anyone who has the nerve to rat out jerkwads ganging up on someone to bully them into silence is damsel’d. Both seem extremely stupid in my view – I’m sick and tired of people acting as if systematic bullying supported by crappy societal structures is a problem that can or should be solved singlehandedly. They are not. Getting help in fighting a good fight is NOT the same as being a damsel in distress. Or did you perhaps miss the fact that Anita’s agency is in no way taken away from her? Quite the opposite actually, she is up and about fighting for what she believes in, and THAT is what is pissing people who don’t agree with her off.

            It’s a bit sad though, that you fail to realise that the reason you’re not winning the rest of us over is not because we’re not listening to your attempts at “informed criticism”. Rather it’s because you never listened enough to or learn enough about the subject you’re trying to argue against. This means most of what you say either lacks relevance or lacks a correct basis and we end up in a discussion on two completely different levels. Now, you might not like to hear it, but being a gamer, however brilliant, doesn’t mean you necessarily know the first thing about feminism. For people who do, that means discussing this with you is like a mathematician being expected to take a high school drop out seriously even as they claim that math is like totally unnecessary and you know, ’cause you don’t need math really, cause hey dude, who evvvvvvver needed to solve an equation an’ shit, girl?

            And for the record – Anita wasn’t white knighted by a bunch of gullible dudes. Anita was _supported_ by a huge number of people – men AND women (because yeah, we exist too) – who knew fully well what they were doing. I know, since I was one of them. I gave her my support, even though I knew she didn’t need more money (she was already way past her goal at that point) because I wanted to make a point. The point was to demonstrate that we are MANY who are fed up with the shitty attitudes that fester in the gaming culture, while many gamers like to pretend that they are better than the general population. And we didn’t need Anita to tell us it – we’ve all experienced it ourselves. That you have found a couple of women, who are still stuck in internalised misogyny mode doesn’t change that. Pretty much every woman has been there and I’m no exception, so I see right through these poor women and their “analyses”. Internalised discrimination and trying to win the approval of the privileged group by trampling on your peers is after all a well known strategy that can be found in every kind of discrimination.

  12. Hondsepop

    March 20, 2014 at 12:23

    I like European feminists the best, they like to protest topless for some reason.

    Reply

    • Brenz

      March 20, 2014 at 12:28

      Some times they dont seem to think shaving is necessary though, which is gross.

      Reply

      • Hondsepop

        March 20, 2014 at 12:29

        If you notice the unshaven armpits…then I have some bad news for you.

        Reply

      • hobbsan

        March 21, 2014 at 10:11

        So you shave your armpits? Interesting. What else do you shave? Your legs? Your head? Your ass? I’m going to give it a guess and say you shave everything off because hair is apparently “gross”.

        Hmm, do you demand people shave their pets as well or is it just human hair that is “gross”? And I assume you never wear wool of any kind, because how gross would that be?! Hair made into yarn or fabric? Yuck!

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        • Brenz

          March 21, 2014 at 10:36

          Arm pit hair on a woman is not attractive in any way, unless someone has a fetish for it, which i assume not many people do.
          Stop being such a hippy, shave your arm pits like a respectable woman, or go live in the forest.

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          • hobbsan

            March 21, 2014 at 10:42

            Arm pit hair on a woman is none of your business. Having opinions on other people’s body hair is not attractive in any way, unless someone has a fetish for it, which i assume not many people do. Stop being such a misogynistic asshole or go live in a forest if you can’t coexist with others, like a respectable human being.

          • Brenz

            March 21, 2014 at 11:47

            Arm pit hair on woman is everyones business, its akin to public indecency, or flashing the johnson at old ladies, dreadfully offensive.
            Id prefer to stay in the city where I can continue to judge people on their appearance and personal choices. Coexisting is overrated.

          • Rags

            March 21, 2014 at 23:04

            Hahahaha 😀

          • Brenz

            March 21, 2014 at 13:04

            If thats you in your profile pic, you’re pretty hot, we should take our conversation somewhere a little more private…

          • BriBriSM

            March 22, 2014 at 02:59

            Stop being a sexist asshole

          • Brenz

            March 22, 2014 at 07:34

            you’re also pretty hot. can never be too sure cos internet is full of wierdos, know what i mean.
            give me an email and maybe we can get to know each other a little better 😉

          • BriBriSM

            March 22, 2014 at 08:23

            Some sexist little white boy? Not even on your best day, pig!

          • Brenz

            March 22, 2014 at 08:36

            What makes you think Im white? Racist…

          • BriBriSM

            March 22, 2014 at 23:58

            The odds are in favor of you being white plus this is a gaming site so even higher chance.

          • Brenz

            March 23, 2014 at 08:16

            Clever, attractive and tough, I think Im falling for you 😉

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 20, 2014 at 12:30

      Because they don’t want to be sexually objectified… I found a picture that shows the irony behind it…
      http://9gag.com/gag/anqAzGo

      Warning: It might be NSWF!!!

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  13. Jonah Cash

    March 20, 2014 at 12:30

    Hahahaha!!! Thank you for the African American mission statement…. Runs to get website up and running~~~~ (Always wanted to be an ambassador for something…. even though I am Lilly white!!) Hahahaha

    Reply

  14. CrasH

    March 20, 2014 at 12:54

    It’s the same thing over and over, but i really hate when gaming gets such a huge focus all other mediums have done it 1st, for longer and still do it much more in your face.

    Every male actor and actress are good looking, if you dont look good, you cant be a villian/hero or even almost an extra in a tv advert about genital herpies? and the Music industry is following the same path, with less exceptions to the rule.
    Even if you can sing, dance, do magic, and have all the charm but your not easy on the eyes… to bad.
    Sure the woman in games are not realistic but not every guy is 10 foot tall with a square jaw and broad shoulders either.

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  15. josef

    March 20, 2014 at 13:03

    OMG, If you don´t understand the impact that this woman have done to the industry. Then i truly feel sorry for you. Time to wake up my friend!!!!!!

    Reply

    • oVg deprived

      March 20, 2014 at 13:04

      This industry sucks.

      Reply

    • Rags

      March 20, 2014 at 13:04

      The negative impact, both on the industry and on feminism.

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      March 20, 2014 at 15:03

      Tell me what she has done for the industry. What has changed in top end games or conferences since she made her webseries?

      Honestly name something solid and concrete.

      Reply

  16. Brenz

    March 20, 2014 at 13:23

    shes quite hot, wonder if I can find some nudies on the interweb…..

    Reply

  17. TiMsTeR1033

    March 20, 2014 at 13:56

    You know for all those saying what I posted was bad and not funny, seriously now. Did I make the picture no, Did I say violence against woman is good NO. I fipping found a image on google. I personally thought it was funny. Seriously so sue me. People have laughed at for worse things but wanna judge me for not even making the picture. Think about all the things you have laughed at, that not everyone would find funny before you point fingers at me and say shit like “not cool dude”

    Freedom of flippin speech. REMEMBER THAT!

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    • Tauriq Moosa

      March 20, 2014 at 13:57

      Freedom of speech means freedom to tell you that’s not cool – not that you should be censored.

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      March 20, 2014 at 13:59

      Just remember that this is a very touchy subject and everyone likes to be seen defending the weaker sex while stating theat woman are equal.

      Personally I don’t see women as the weaker sex, my wife scares the crap out of me 🙂

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      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        March 20, 2014 at 14:03

        Be it male or female, is this really the image we want to give off of gamers? People laughing at images of a beat up women/males….I understand your point don’t get me wrong. Not to sound like I’m taking the moral high ground, a little discretion should be used…

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 20, 2014 at 14:08

          Fine I am sorry Umar for offending you.

          Reply

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 20, 2014 at 14:14

            You didn’t bro look I’m not attacking you Tim, I know you feel overwhelmed here and it may seem like a lot of hate is aimed at you,but I’m not trying to bring you down man….It’s just some people didn’t like it and imo it just wasn’t a cool pic to post.

      • SheHulkNigri

        March 20, 2014 at 14:05

        Women are equal and all that. I truly believe that. But why is it, that if a gentleman stands up for a lady, then he is labeled as a white knight or called something demeaning?

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        • Gavin Mannion

          March 20, 2014 at 14:06

          They generally aren’t. There are certain people who stand up for ladies to make themselves look better… those are the white knights.

          Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 20, 2014 at 14:07

        Yeah man, but still I never said anything, not a single word that said, Woman are weaker sex, or anything along those lines. In fact I believe women can do things as good in not better than many men. People think I am promoting violence against women, really need to take a look and think, I mean the reason you going to court is because of that. Some things people just take too far, really the world flippin world needs to lighten up and take it at face value. If I truely made the picture and said some big speech how this image is good, the by all means shoot me down in flames. Thing is did I do that so no.

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        • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

          March 20, 2014 at 14:11

          I think the only thing you did wrong was add the LOL in capital letters and the timing of this was just wrong… How many guys out there have made sexist/racist or whatever type of jokes in this comment section? I know I am guilty of it. Hell @rincethis:disqus got gatvol of being called a Ginger the other day

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      • hobbsan

        March 21, 2014 at 10:38

        I think it would really help the discussion if we raised it above the level of middle school logic.

        That women are equal in theory is of course not the same as it being true that men and women are treated equally in practice. The fact that women get physically abused more often than men in relationships has of course little to do with their strength and everything to do with the societal rules we are exposed to our whole lives (for example, it’s more unusual for a woman than a man to get beat up on a night out – if we leave the beatings that go with rape outside of this). Women are taught to be submissive and to always be putting themselves in others’ shoes, while men are taught to be “strong” and unemotional. Women are taught that their value lies in taking care of others, especially their spouse and family, while men are taught that their value lies in taking responsibility for and charge of that same family. These are all excellent components in an abusive relationship, especially since every little sense of failure regarding ones “chores” will also lead to a sense of failing at “being a real woman/man”, which is a very dangerous feeling since we have made it super important to “be a real woman/man” in our societies (as if it were possible to fail at being a “real” woman/man).

        Ok, this could be a never ending post so just going to wrap it up quickly: Saying that women are the weaker sex is neither necessarily true in every situation nor very interesting if we are talking physically. However, women are weaker from a power structure stand point and that is what we need to change for women and men to be equal, as in the sense that we are “born equal”.

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    • SheHulkNigri

      March 20, 2014 at 14:03

      Tim, the problem I think we all have is this: ” I personally thought it was funny…” (Your own words) Violence, even implied violence against a real life person is not funny.

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        March 20, 2014 at 14:04

        I don’t think it’s implied ‘real life’ violence though. It’s a dark joke.. some find it funny, others don’t but it’s not illegal and it’s not an attempt to perform the actions in real life..

        It’s just someone putting across their opinion

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        • SheHulkNigri

          March 20, 2014 at 14:14

          Gavin, I personally, as a citizen living in a country plagued by violence against women and children, have to disagree with you on this. Whilst I get dark humor, there is this thing called being sensitive to the plight of others. And come on, putting across your opinion can be done in a dignified, grown up manner. Not some immature joke of a game.

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          • Gavin Mannion

            March 20, 2014 at 14:16

            Nah when it comes to this I go to my old reliable Stephen Fry quote, just because something is offensive by no means does that mean it shouldn’t be posted.

            I prefer all the opinions and feelings put out in public
            http://toomanyposts.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/fry-offence.jpg

          • SheHulkNigri

            March 20, 2014 at 14:29

            Gavin, do you read the news? I follow it quite a bit. Do you know how many articles I read about young children getting raped, beaten, threatened with violence etc? Not to mention the deaths of infants due to the wounds they suffered from being raped. In this country, it is a bloody epidemic.
            Violence against women, in this case not an actress playing a role, but a real life person, (Even though it is implied) is now being pointed at and laughed at.
            It is made a joke.
            Please. To everyone defending Tim’s rights to post this, remember to laugh next time you read an article about an infant being raped, or a woman being beaten to death.

          • Rags

            March 20, 2014 at 14:35

            Bullshit. This is a satirical game. We have frontal lobes to distinguish fact from fiction, fantasy from reality.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 20, 2014 at 14:40

            You do know there’s a difference between freedom of speech, even distasteful speech, and a criminal act right?

            Even more so, that stupid thing he found is relevant to the article.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:43

            I think what he’s trying to say is because we have such issues within our country we need to be more sensitive to them, and yes, that means not laughing at the issue of women abuse. We don’t really have issues of Titanfall soldiers being blown up in SA, at least not since I last checked.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 20, 2014 at 14:52

            I know what he’s trying to say. Hyperbole doesn’t help. I’m still going to laugh at oVg’s pedophile joke.

            As soon as subjects become forbidden or can only be spoken about in certain ways, it’s dangerous for everyone.

            In this specific case, I think Tim posted it more because he couldn’t believe something like that existed, not because it’s lol funny. Yes, tell him you don’t like it & maybe even why, but I think the crap he’s getting for it is excessive.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:54

            Agreed. Was trying to tell him why people were going ‘eish’. If someone thinks it is not okay, don’t then tell them to bugger off, you are only going to make them come at you even stronger. I didn’t know you could spell pedophile 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 20, 2014 at 14:58

            I like to attend spelling bees. *innocent whistle*

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:58

            RAGE TOLL YOUR FACE WHITE KNIGHT NAZI BURN FIND YOUR FAMILY AND KEEL THEM!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 20, 2014 at 15:01

            As long as you don’t baptise them after death. That would be uncool.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 15:02

            Religious people! He’s here, HERE’S OVER HERE!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 20, 2014 at 15:05

            lol oh dear. Then again, I haven’t had a religious argument in a while. Maybe I should go read News24.

          • Brenz

            March 20, 2014 at 15:06

            omg if I have to see another atheist vs christian News24 article…..

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 15:07

            I have an idea. Why not post a picture of Jesus beaten up here? That is totally acceptable right?

          • Brenz

            March 20, 2014 at 15:08

            well technically he was beaten up pretty good, so it would be historically accurate at least

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 15:09

            Pffft,Pffttm (not sure what to type meaning – covering mouth with both hands while gagging laughter issues-)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 20, 2014 at 15:11

            How about this? *drop mike*

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 15:13

            That works well 😉

          • Gavin Mannion

            March 20, 2014 at 14:41

            are you saying the people who rape children play mini games where they rape children?

            Come on how many articles have we written showing that gaming doesn’t cause violence. The same way that playing a game that shows violence against a woman doesnt’ mean you are gong out to beat someone.

            I find violence in Titanfall can be hilarious, watching someone explode is fantastic.. I’d be horrified if it happened in real life.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 14:46

            Dude, what have you got so against me, Flip sakes. Jump off you high horse man. Did I ever say hitting a woman was right? Did I?? Did I ever say an infant being raped is okay. I have a daughter and I wouldn’t lay a finger on her head nor would I ever abuse a woman or child or even a man or animal.

            How you assume that I would even be okay with that is just actually really hurtful. I mean I try and be a jokey guy and my intentions are only to make people happy and laugh, now you trying to say I am okay with abuse and even child rape man. Thanks and seriously take a good flippin look at yourself man, no matter what you posted on this site or another wouldn’t say anything like this about you, as I know the picture was meant as a JOKE. Thanks for ruining my day man.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:53

            Bro, have a look at Gavin’s picture 🙂 As it says, just because someone doesn’t agree with you doesn’t mean you need to give to hoots. I don’t agree with the pic, that is my right 🙂 So chill Winston 🙂

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 20, 2014 at 14:57

            Yeah man, but I have had a long flipping day, sick plus gotta be personally attacked. I mean I may come across here as some clown who can’t spell but really I am a good guy, who treats his wife and child very well. The whole infant rape comment just kinda cut me deep how someone would actually think I would be okay with it. plus prob not in best moods to shrug this off today, but thanks man.

          • Rince

            March 20, 2014 at 14:58

            I think you just made it worse with the Nazi comment, made some think you were some woman beating, Nazi arsehole. Which we know you aren’t, you’re just an arsehole 😉 JOKES dude 😉

          • Brenz

            March 20, 2014 at 15:05

            You cant seem to distinguish between an attempt at humorous fiction and REAL LIFE ARTICLES OF REAL VIOLENCE.
            Your attempt to take the moral high ground has taken this to an unnecessary level. Im not sure if your doing this to convince people here what a perfect example of a citizen you are, or whether you are trying to convince yourself for whatever reason.
            Most people here have the mental capacity to separate what we read in the news from what Tim posted, you obviously cant.
            You have all the right to state you disagree, but then shut the hell up after and stop attacking him and being such a liberal drama queen.

          • Khatharr

            March 21, 2014 at 00:25

            YES! Good job, Gavin. 😀

      • Rags

        March 20, 2014 at 14:23

        It’s not implied violence!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 20, 2014 at 14:17

      I don’t have a problem with you posting that Tim. It’s actually a good example of the shit that goes on.

      Reply

  18. TiMsTeR1033

    March 20, 2014 at 14:27

    To all those who wanna chirp me shit about this picture. I’m sorry okay, What I did was apparently NOT cool and I offended so many of you out there. So you know, I am sorry that I voiced my personal humour and while others agreed and enjoyed my humour, it seems more of you found what I did wrong. I never knew that an image would create such and uproar with people, but its fine play games such as GTA V and ride over people or worse and laugh your asses off, yet nobody telling Rockstar off like I am getting here. I guess it’s more personal and once again time to play “lets attack Tim for posting an image or saying something wrong” game.

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  19. Brendyn Zachary

    March 20, 2014 at 14:50

  20. CAE9872

    March 20, 2014 at 15:12

    *Wonders if tomorrow LG will be filled by all the normally awesome people*

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 20, 2014 at 15:14

      HA HA! He called you morons normal! Wait…

      Reply

      • Brenz

        March 20, 2014 at 15:31

        Hey, I may be a moron, but im certainly not normal!

        Reply

    • Rince

      March 20, 2014 at 15:20

      Are you kidding, the community does this to give LG the hits they need 😉

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 20, 2014 at 15:23

        Glad to be of service to the community then.

        Reply

        • Rince

          March 20, 2014 at 15:25

          Everyone has been there dude. It’s usually Gavin though 😛

          Reply

  21. Aussious

    March 20, 2014 at 15:36

    My issue with is her overall smear campaign against gaming and just focusing on the most negative aspects of our beloved pass time. What about Shepard, the girls from Last of Us, the new more politically correct Lara and not to mention the women who make up the teams that are actually involved in creating video games.

    Reply

    • derp

      March 20, 2014 at 15:46

      I highly doubt she even knows what a Shepard is…

      Reply

    • BriBriSM

      March 22, 2014 at 02:56

      What’s your point?

      Reply

    • Stephen Snook

      March 22, 2014 at 13:52

      She also focuses on decades old games, which were pioneering storytelling in videogames, and therefore used simple character tropes to engage a western audience.

      Games nowadays are only becoming more and more considered. Unfortunately, she admittedly doesn’t play games, so she hasn’t played them.

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  22. Neji

    March 20, 2014 at 16:29

    For ambassador of gaming… I nominate this woman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_McGonigal

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  23. Garrus Vakarian

    March 20, 2014 at 20:23

    “Feminist” is another word for “player hater”.

    Reply

  24. Stephen Snook

    March 21, 2014 at 04:22

    I was going to editorialise on this, but you said all that needed to be said. Well done Gavin 🙂

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  25. BriBriSM

    March 22, 2014 at 03:03

    This article stinks of ignorance and patriarchy. Go figure. Good for Anita, clearly by reading this article and reading these comments she has a lot more ignoramuses to reach.

    Reply

    • 1090Grimey

      March 22, 2014 at 06:05

      You should take my number down? I wanna get to know you ah bit more you seem very smart an all that lol I’ve read ah couple of ya comments on worldstar an was blown away on how much knowledge you posses

      Reply

      • BriBriSM

        March 22, 2014 at 23:57

        Awww you’re cute, but I don’t want to take down your number or place my own on worldstarhiphop honey hahah plus I have a boyfriend

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        • 1090Grimey

          March 23, 2014 at 00:00

          Tehe I kno momma I was just messing with ya, didn’t hurt to try thou ????

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  26. BiggerFatterPolitics

    May 25, 2014 at 06:51

    Thin Shaming vs Fat Shaming And the Fat Feminist Agenda of Hate Click Here to see what is worse

    Fat Feminists cry foul when people point out the truth of obesity. Fatties call it fat shaming. Feminists are basically jealous fat girls.

    God created lesbians to stop feminists from breeding!

    The other word for feminist is: Misandrist..

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  27. Snipunk

    July 26, 2014 at 15:45

    I find it ironic that they give honor to those who lie and deceive others.

    She stole the footage, intentionally showed females as victims even in the games in which they really weren’t, took the fun out or everything, showed male gamers as depraved sex-driven maniacs (By killing a dancer in Hitman: Absolution herself, even though nobody else did it.) and made underwhelming amount of videos in comparison to the resources she got. The last one might actually be a good thing.

    All in all, the idiots who decided to hand her the award were probably willing to bend down and let her sodomize them with the slew of half-truths and invasive victimhood.

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