Monogamy oppresses women (insightful article included)

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Post by MoffD » Tue Aug 25, 2015 23:30

GalaxyEyesPhotonDragon wrote:
Paramultart wrote:Anita is a swindling merchant, but that doesn't change the fact that the way women are portrayed in videogames is truly disgusting.

This is something that has always offended me.

I grew up loving Duke Nukem, and HATED Duke Nukem 3D for its depiction of women, and how you could blast them to chunks so easily, but didn't even have the ability to rescue them as they moaned "KILL ME" with their breasts hanging out on a bloody spike. Sickening!

I still hold on to the theory that Lameduke (The Duke3D beta) was more true to Duke2 than Duke3D, which reinvented him as a womanizing scumbag.

The Duke who had a cameo in Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure would never behave in such a way.

Get porn the heck out of my DOS games.

And no, this is not me "trolling" or being ironic. I have always held this stance and always will.
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Wed Aug 26, 2015 0:43

MoffD wrote:
GalaxyEyesPhotonDragon wrote:
Paramultart wrote:Anita is a swindling merchant, but that doesn't change the fact that the way women are portrayed in videogames is truly disgusting.

This is something that has always offended me.

I grew up loving Duke Nukem, and HATED Duke Nukem 3D for its depiction of women, and how you could blast them to chunks so easily, but didn't even have the ability to rescue them as they moaned "KILL ME" with their breasts hanging out on a bloody spike. Sickening!

I still hold on to the theory that Lameduke (The Duke3D beta) was more true to Duke2 than Duke3D, which reinvented him as a womanizing scumbag.

The Duke who had a cameo in Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure would never behave in such a way.

Get porn the heck out of my DOS games.

And no, this is not me "trolling" or being ironic. I have always held this stance and always will.
:) You sir, are awesome.
Hear, hear!
I think the overarching problem is what certain designers and consumers think "mature" means.

Explosions and boobies.

When the largest and most popular demographic stops wanting "mature" things in this sense, then something new can take over.
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Post by Levellass » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:14

I think Zero Punctuation put it best: 'I always thought his traditional image (I.e. spurting gluey testosterone over the faces of submissive women.) was perfectly acceptable up until the mid 90s when the world was backward and primitive, it would just come across as obnoxious in an age that is used to protagonists with more depth than a coloring book.'

I could see things changing at Duke 2; Duke 1 had a quip about watching Oprah, Duke 2 played up the ego angle and Duke 3D was just trying to be as 'adult' as possible. (Pixelated boobs! The latest in graphics and attitude! Buy it now!)

The thing with games I think is that they moved with their audience. In the early 90s they were for kids, as those kids aged the games became more violent and shooty. By the time they were catering to teenagers sex was all the rage. But what do you do after that? Nobody really knows. (And then all of a sudden colorful, kiddy games snuck in the back door with their appeal to everyone who wasn't a youngish white male.)
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