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I don't know if you guys are following the hate this game is getting, but it's kind of fascinating. I fail to see where Tim, the dude who's directing the game is being an asshole, or anti-feminism? Why is social media falling on of this guy like he's the anti-christ?
He noticed a certain pattern in our current society, politically we're loosing the middle ground, centrist views are increasingly few and far between, you're either part of the far left club, or far right. He imagined a futuristic utopianism world where that pattern was extrapolated to insanity, and he wrote a fictional piece and built a game around it. Saw some people call it cheap writing, I for one am interested to see where he's taking it, but ultimately... it's a video game.

This whole situation is reminding me when Robert A. Heinlein wrote the original Starship Troopers book in the 50's, the world still being fresh out of the WW2, he was criticized for promoting militarism and even fascism. Whereas, the point of the book was to give people a glimpse of what such a world could look like, doesn't necessarily mean advocating for it.

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30 minutes ago, Vilham said:

Wait, what does the hate have to do with the video? How is it anti-feminism? It barely tells you anything.

I don't know what these people want man... I need to learn to stay the fuck away from twitter. I think it's because the dev said on twitter 3 years ago, here and here that the whole gamergate thing was in a way his inspiration for the story and setting. Whatevs. lol

 

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42 minutes ago, [HP] said:

I don't know what these people want man... I need to learn to stay the fuck away from twitter. I think it's because the dev said on twitter 3 years ago, here and here that the whole gamergate thing was in a way his inspiration for the story and setting. Whatevs. lol

That shit has gone way out of control. Everybody is offended by something and all of a sudden you have to watch every little thing you do. I will never forget the backlash Resident Evil 5 got because it supposedly promoted racism because the zombies were black. So I say fuck people man, let them be offended and choke on a bag of dicks. Nowadays I even put in a little bit of extra effort to try and offend even more.

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5 hours ago, [HP] said:

I don't know what these people want man... I need to learn to stay the fuck away from twitter. I think it's because the dev said on twitter 3 years ago, here and here that the whole gamergate thing was in a way his inspiration for the story and setting. Whatevs. lol

 

It's been more than that, he's kinda been a piece of shit to a lot of people.  

Besides that even, how do you even make a cyberpunk story where "the FEMINAZIS have taken over!!"?  To do that is to ignore what cyberpunk even is.  Cyberpunk is specifically about the exact things Gamergate fought against, which is to say it's about systemic oppression, the issues of late capitalism, so on and so forth.  It's like making a Deus Ex game that goes "Actually, the NSF were the bad guys", like what is it going to say?  Equality is bad?

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