Feminists Need To Leave Gaming To Real Gamers And Comic Fans - TheDarkMage

Oct
04

Feminists Need To Leave Gaming To Real Gamers And Comic Fans




Feminism in games? Honestly there comes a time in every gamer’s life when they see or hear something that people who don’t understand them disagree with. It’s during these times that we need to embrace them and let them know gaming isn’t a cancer, it’s a positive lifestyle that anyone can adapt to and understand. It’s not something that you can claim as a lifestyle and set aside for another time when someone challenges your street credit at the arcade. You either hone your skills as the Samurai did theirs in battle, or you don’t.

That time that I referred to earlier has never passed over to a new dawn. It’s been here since 1972 when Pong first hit arcades, and virtual gaming was born. Up until recently in 2014, there was a blanket over the gaming industry keeping us all comfortable and at ease with what we had. When the summer of 2014 hit the scene, it was exposed by several media outlets, that there was a serious problem with journalism, game developers, and the entertainments industry colluding with one another for money and ad-revenue. That’s when it was revealed that feminism, and several feminist critics were involved in the conspiracy known as Gamergate.

Now by it’s definition, Gamergate is sold as: an ethical crusade to cleanse the world of corrupt journalism and provide exposure to all corrupt media facets. By consumers for consumers who are basically tired of eating crap and being told it’s worth reading. If you’re reading an article and see the words: Misogynist, hate campaign, terror against women, or cyber harassment stop reading it immediately. You’re most likely reading a feminist outlook on Gamergate–which is automatically biased and misinformed.

Gamergate is not a hate group, there is no leader, and there is no real objective other than proving to the media you can’t silence us without blow back. We won’t spend money or time where we don’t see a use for it–ever. If you need a prominent example take a look at Pokémon GO with Niantic, it’s losing users and fast due to their ignorance of what fans who played the game since 1995 have wanted it to be. And that’s their own greedy ambition, which has lead to a serious dip in their premium version of the game and multiple lawsuits by other countries and individuals.

But back onto why were here today, and why feminism needs to remove it’s cancerous hands from our gaming and comics. Now by very definition, feminism is supposed to be inclusive and accepting of all genders, races, and religions to “further their cause,” by providing education to those unaware. The problem with this? Finding a feminist who will actually explain what they want or need from society and men. If you ask feminist to explain themselve’s they will tell you to shut up, go away, or my favorite line: “It’s not my job to educate you.” Then who’s is it? No one’s, that’s who.

The problem with comics, and gaming is that when you cross feminism with these alleged cisgender men, you see a resistance that’s paired with something that they can’t handle: teamwork. The result? Feminist crying and blocking their ears toward the audience, screaming for it to stop. If you’re like me and might be wondering why this is; the answer is even simpler than the question. And it won’t surprise you at all.

They feel entitled to a share of the money that gaming holds, and cling to the misconception that specific game should be made the way that hey see fit–with strong female leads wearing sweaters and mom jeans. They believe that women have been excluded from the gaming industry as a whole, and that the ever strong mythological patriarchy, is keeping them out. But this isn’t true. They’re excluding themselves by standing in their own way, and not understanding that male consumers like gore, breasts, doll eyes, and loud guns.

While that may sound sexist, I used it as an example for a very good reason. Sexism sells to young male gamers who haven’t reached adulthood yet, and want to indulge in the fantasy of a young woman in her child bearing years yearning for their company. For some, these interactions are positive for their self confidence and morale, for other’s it’s the normal Saturday night with friends. Gore, blood, aliens, and violence are an escape for many others who just find those things interesting to let off steam and enjoy life online.

Feminist critics like Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu, Katherine Cross, and even men like Jef Rouner, Arthur Chu, and Chris Kluwe don’t enjoy games, comics, or gaming. To them it’s a means to an end and I’ll prove it to you with prime examples.

Zoe Quinn slept with five men to have her game depression quest covered on Kotaku by then writer Nathan Grayson, who was aware that she was dating someone else at the time. Her ex-boyfriend exposed this to the media in a blog post which you can find here. Brianna Wu repeats the same harassment story each time she speaks about fleeing her home, and hiding out, but it was proven that she most likely never left at all. Katherine Cross has a distinguished level of education, but chooses to waste it writing essay’s on games, and participating in the Crash Override Chatlogs. Jef Rouner, a writer for the Houston press is a feminist lap dog, and chooses to waste–what little talents he has–bumping and promoting feminist allies works.

Chris Kluwe is a washed up former NFL athlete who was forced out of the league and now spends his days pushing feminist narrative, and Arthur Chu–former contestant on Jeopardy refuses to accept that he’s done enough to satisfy his quota. From the links and videos you can see how feminism gets it wrong–every single time. It’s even worse due to the fact that they cannot accept that there’s no place for it in gamer, or comic culture.

My advise to everyone on this list? Actually play a video game on this list to completion and tell me what you thought: Grand theft auto V, Bioshock 2, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Gears of War, Halo, Uncharted, God of War, Need for Speed. Did you have fun? Was it entertaining? How can you describe it to a friend to get them interested? If you cannot answer any of those questions then you should sincerely re-think why you want to be involved in video games, or comics at all.



  • DavidPatrick

    Here’s some advice. Stick a gun in your mouth and off yourself – it’s obvious you’ll never breed anyways.

    • Its your choice to say that within the first amendment and i forgive your ignorance 🙂

    • Kenay Peterson

      Wow…so angry so violent idk why M.C.R or evanesence made you this way buddy

  • Becky Murphy

    When I got to the end of this, I had to laugh and laugh. You suggested people play some of the most well known games that pretty much any casual gamer might enjoy. But you claim to be like… a real serious gamer and stuff.

    What I really want to know is, how many jobs did you have to level 99 on Final Fantasy XI and which one is your favorite and why? And let me know if DRK in FFXI has any capabilities beyond suicide through Souleater + WS. And what’s your favorite SC? And then MAYBE I’ll consider YOU a real gamer.

    Ok, so maybe you didn’t play FFXI. Maybe I’m not being fair. Ok, how about this one….. which ending is your favorite on Chrono Trigger? Have you unlocked the secret playground in Lego Star Wars? And don’t deny that when Aeris died in FF7, you cried a tear. That shit hits you right in the feels, bro!

    Cheers!
    A Feminist Gamer

    • Well at least its good to know you are the 1%

    • also I never claimed to be a serious gamer Im passionate about preserving gamer and geek culture and won’t let anything as ridiculously imaginative as feminism ruin it

      • ExiledV2

        “Im passionate about preserving gamer and geek culture”

        Son, I have been gaming since the 1980s and there is no such fucking thing as “gamer and geek culture”. It doesn’t exist. It’s a fucking hobby, not a subculture.

        • Kenay Peterson

          Sure it is just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean its not real like santa

  • ExiledV2

    “Up until recently in 2014, there was a blanket over the gaming industry keeping us all comfortable and at ease with what we had.”

    That’s not true, son. The cat-piss men and basement dwellers have been steadily been pushed out of gaming central – of all types, not just video – since the late 1990s. This is far older than you think.

    “And that’s their own greedy ambition, which has lead to a serious dip in
    their premium version of the game and multiple lawsuits by other
    countries and individuals.”

    You neglect to mention the “multiple lawsuits” are for trespassing issues – all of which are being summarily dismissed as Niantic cannot be legally held responsible for the actions of the players. If the plaintiffs follow the procedure for having a site removed and Niantic fails to follow through, THEN they are reliable.

    Also, I’m not sure what you mean by “fans who played the game since 1995”. All of the under-13s I’ve seen – the target market – seem to enjoy the game as it is just fine.

    “Now by very definition, feminism is supposed to be inclusive and
    accepting of all genders, races, and religions to “further their cause,”
    by providing education to those unaware.”

    That’s a lie. There’s no provision for educating others unless someone wishes to. Otherwise, just like everything else, these things named “Google” and “books” are your friend.

    “Then who’s is it? No one’s, that’s who.”

    Wrong. It’s your own responsibility to educate yourself. There’s no helicopter parenting here; practice some radical self-reliance, as the burners say.

    “They feel entitled to a share of the money that gaming holds,”

    There’s no real money in gaming. There’s never been real money in gaming.

    “They’re excluding themselves by standing in their own way, and not
    understanding that male consumers like gore, breasts, doll eyes, and
    loud guns.”

    Yes, when I was 14.
    I outgrew that phase, like most people who progress to adulthood do.

    “Feminist critics like Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu, Katherine
    Cross, and even men like Jef Rouner, Arthur Chu, and Chris Kluwe don’t
    enjoy games, comics, or gaming.”

    I know for a fact that is a lie.

    “Actually play a video game on this list to completion and tell me what
    you thought: Grand theft auto V, Bioshock 2, Assassin’s Creed, Call of
    Duty, Gears of War, Halo, Uncharted, God of War, Need for Speed.”

    Grand Theft Auto V – I find the series boring.
    Bioshock 2 – Bioshock 1 was better.
    Assassin’s Creed – Assuming the first game, 2/Brotherhood/Revelations is better, and the series is meh from there.
    Call of Duty – I don’t do shooters anymore. Bored of them.
    Gears of War – Wasn’t interested.
    Halo – Sorry, again, no shooters. Last one I did was Unreal 2. Bored after that.
    Uncharted – Playstation game. I don’t do consoles. PC only, like a real gamer do.
    God of War – Basically the series is a bunch of platformers. Yawn.
    Need for Speed – Racing games? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

    “Did you have fun?”

    Depending on if I liked the game, yes.

    “Was it entertaining?”

    That goes with fun, son.

    “How can you describe it to a friend to get them interested?”

    I don’t. I’m not here to evangelize to other people.

    As for you, you don’t sound like a real gamer to me. How did you do in Pool of Radiance? What gold box games have you played? Trash-80 or ZX-Spectrum? Do any P&P, and if so, what’s your preferred RPG? What did you think of Space Rogue? Civilization I? Myst? If you’re a console monkey, NES or Playstation 1? Let’s see your old skool.

    • so….what you’re saying is you have nothing to go on good to know.

    • Kenay Peterson

      Wow thats a huge sentence…dont forget to breathe mate

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