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  • Scuffles - June 14, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    .... OK adding misogynistic to the growing list of words that when used, instantly cause me to lost any interest in what that person is trying to convey. Not because the root point itself as oft that can be quite valid, nor because I have any problem with feminists. But because the people who tend to use it are those who can never be placated. It wouldn't matter what Crystal Dynamics changed they would always somehow be wrong for whatever reason. And there would be a thousand reasons some obviously valid some reaching into almost OCD like nitpicking. there are a gamut of emotions and if CD can elicit some of the more complex and uncomfortable emotions. Then as story tellers I say they are doing their job and doing it well.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 14, 2012 5:46 p.m.

    Presenting feminist troubles in video games will be the best way, in my opinion, for one to truly understand the inflictions that misogynistic views represent.
  • sgloomy - June 14, 2012 9:22 a.m.

    I'm not even remotely surprised anymore when things get blown out of proportion. it is kinda sad that this game is NOT addressing the issue of rape. I'm not saying I want there to be a rape seen of any kind, but the seriousness adds a lot to a serious adult game. lets face it, these people (probably not the nicest of folks considering the line of work they are in), in a jungle, would most probably consider rape in a situation like this. I don't think it should be playable but it would make sense for it to be there. This is a MATURE game for MATURE audience. I would understand people getting mad if princess peach got raped by bowser if mario failed, but this game is not meant for kids. asking why something like this would make it into a game is as dumb as asking the same question about a movie. now on to more serious matters. I wanna know why and when Lara is gonna get her implants
  • AwesomeMan - June 14, 2012 9:12 a.m.

    Even if it is an attempted rape scene, I don't see how it can be perceived as demeaning to women....short of being a deliverance "squeal like a pig wee wee wee" scene. Her captors are scum bags, by attempting to rape a young, (seemingly) defenseless woman, they are demonized and therefore okay to murder in terrible ways. "If it's not playable, why have the scene in it in the first place?" Because it's telling a story dammit...who cares if it's a video game or a movie or a tv show, it's just telling a story...It's not like you're using waggle controls to actually RAPE her (see I can use caps too). Typical media taking a story and, just because it happens to be a video game, blowing it out of proportion (see Fox's coverage of Mass Effect's "Graphic pornographic sex scenes").
  • DannyMB - June 14, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    "CONTROVERSIAL NEW FILM ENTIRELY ABOUT TORTURE: A film is set to be released which consists almost entirely of gratuitous, bloody torture..." !!! Oh wait, they released it 8 years ago, its called SAW and it had 6 sequels and made over $800 million dollars, and the media couldn't give two shits about it. Im fucking sick of gaming being targeted like this. FML.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 14, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    LOL, I remember the group of mother's who heavily protested Manhunt 1 and 2. That was funny.
  • ParagonT - June 14, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    The problem is that most developers are too scared to push the boundaries a little bit, by so few doing it, it sticks out among the rest. Heaven forbid that gutting enemies with chainsaw guns and shooting people is perfectly fine (there was some beef), but when it comes to things that happen more realistically in the world it's "too extreme". Of course it needs to happen in good context, yet again FPS's hardly are expected to as well. Hmm...weird how thing are eh?
  • Unoriginal - June 14, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    Them movies are doing it too! Let's write headlines about it
  • anjin-anhut - June 14, 2012 8:22 a.m.

    She is bound and gets threatened and groped against her will. Calling it "rape" is overdoing it, even calling it "attempted rape" might be debatable. But per definition, without discussion or opinion, this was sexual assault. This statement of the developers is a lie: "Sexual assault of any kind is categorically not a theme that we cover in this game."
  • TheCakeIsaPie - June 14, 2012 8:27 a.m.

    Something happens once, and that makes it categorically a theme? So that must mean that Portal 2 is all about resolving stalemates, right? Idiot.
  • Errrrbo - June 14, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    The Gamer Paradox: Demanding games be treated as art, then throwing a fit when one of them has disturbing/challenging material.
  • Bloodstorm - June 14, 2012 8:48 a.m.

    It's not gamers throwing a fit. It is the media reading into something without checking their facts, like Mass Effects "interactive sex sequence" all over again.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 14, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    Yea, I remember that mass effect series sex scenes were orignally going to be more provacative but the media threw a fit over the whole thing.
  • jessewebster - June 14, 2012 8:18 a.m.

    I've been saying this all along. It's IN the TRAILER. I LOVE how the "newspaper" wants to contact Edios thinking that they are the publisher when IN FACT it's Square Enix.
  • Weefz - June 14, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    He was just rubbing his face against her neck and groping her body in a friendly manner, right? There was nothing sexual about it. I guess he just wanted to check that her hair smelled okay before he killed her in a non-violent manner.
  • db1331 - June 14, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    I think Lara was just playing hard to get. Dude still has a chance. Once his balls drop back down, that is.
  • NanoElite666 - June 14, 2012 10:04 a.m.

    Best thing I've read on the internet today. Thanks for that laugh good sir.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 14, 2012 7:57 a.m.

    I hate that game developers are affriad to push to push the envelope on the whole sexual provacations. Let the parents decide if their children are mature enough to see cartoon tits.

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