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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1064d ago | opinion piece

God of War: Ascension’s misogynistic Trophy signals a need for change

VB - Adam Sessler has shown with his God of War: Ascension review that games need to be held to a higher standard. (God of War: Ascension, PS3)

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Kane22  +   1064d ago
wow lol. its a damn trophy name get over it.
bad naruto  +   1064d ago
"Bros before hos"

so true, what's wrong with that?
yeahokchief  +   1064d ago
Classical Greek Mythology is FULL of misogyny. To completely remove it from the game would be like asking Quentin Tarantino to not use the N word in Django Unchained. It would make it completely fake and ruin it. I love the sex minigames. They're hilarious! It's a game. Get over it.

Give me a break. What did Mr. Sessler score lolipop chainsaw???

Lay off God of War just because they didn't pay your crappy site for a review and you want attention. So bad.

By this man's logic (pathetic attempt at attention) by playing a Zelda game, I'd be more inclined to break peoples' pots when I visited their homes. Video games don't influence our decisions in real life. He himself probably defended them against gun violence and yet here he is ripping on god of war. It's pathetic how he puts on these shows for attention.
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godofboobees  +   1064d ago
No, people just need to be mature about reviewing a mature game.
NeoBasch  +   1064d ago
Well, it is a simple-minded frat house joke, but I don't think Sessler was right in thinking that that one joke can or should reduce the entire experience down to the same level rather than what it originally aspired to be.
Pinkamena_Diane_Pie  +   1064d ago
Worse yet, the trophy doesn't even APPEAR till the guy rescues Kratos. Clearly, the trophy is talking about the guy rescuing Kratos from his mother and not murdering a damn mythological creature, that by the way, was trying to kill him.
Pinkamena_Diane_Pie  +   1064d ago
It would make sense to be a little iffy if the trophy popped up AFTER you murdered the Fury, but it doesn't. Normally, when you kill a creature, if there's a trophy for it, it pops up AFTER killing the creature.... not after the damn 2-3 minute cutscene.
Pinkamena_Diane_Pie  +   1064d ago
FURTHERMORE, we've seen Kratos murder innocent men, and if there was an achievement for that, no one would care. We're living in a world where women want the right to be equal to men, but then shit like this happens, which is incorrect I might add, and people get all up in arms. -.-' Make up your damn minds.
Rainstorm81  +   1064d ago
No need for change, as the the brutal killing in god of war, should overshadow a simple Bros before Hoes Trophy........if u want something to complain about

Where was everyone's pitchforks and torches when Sams friend on Transformers 1 gave him the same advice?

Now every site wants to hop on the Sessler Soapbox....... Part of being mature is knowing when not to sweat the small's just a trophy , not even in game content
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Malice-Flare  +   1064d ago
the only thing that needs growing is the gaming 'journalists' sense of humor...
kainslayer  +   1064d ago
you need a sence of humor!!! i pity u all jeez its a game
Mr-Dude  +   1064d ago
People like the journalist need to grow up... and stop flaming
DragonKnight  +   1064d ago
These people are giving me a headache. The misuse of the word misogynistic is flagrant and terrible. The idea that the name is "childish" and "tacky" stems from the incorrect assumption that the trophy is misogynistic and you can see a clear example of an erroneous cycle develop. People say they want it removed because it's misogynistic (it isn't), they say they want it removed, not because it's misogynistic, because it's childish and tacky, which they wouldn't have thought if certain people didn't bring it up calling it misogynistic. The fact that one of the female producers thought up the name, and the fact that the name happens AFTER A CUTSCENE AFTER THE FIGHT, indicating the trophy is for the scene and NOT the fight, doesn't matter to these people.

This entire situation has been riled up by white knights looking for an opportunity to appear "sensitive" to feminist issues and it's really hilarious that the majority of women have been very silent on this. Probably because they're playing Ascension, screaming at the screen during this fight and calling the Fury an "ugly b*tch" and wanting her to die.
Conquerbeard  +   1063d ago
Eh, it IS childish and tacky. And way too overused. Not misogynistic, though. Calling it misogynistic only serves to weaken the definition of the word.

Still a stupid trophy name.
x5exotic  +   1064d ago
Dammit Sessler! Your full-retard mode is contagious...

I guess people are just liking the new fancy word they learned; misogyny.
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despair  +   1064d ago
this has to be a joke right? I mean its 3 words used 100 times in movies and other media forms, the actions are not the worst things in games (yea lets ignore the graphic violence and sex and focus on a fucking trophy name). And Sessler is getting praised for a bullshit bit of commentary that screams hypocracy...yea this is now a new low point in so called "game journalism".
yewles1  +   1064d ago
Sessler really put his foot in his mouth this time, causing false pretence is a BIG no-no in my book. Here's what REALLY happens to get the trophy. *spoiler*
bobtheimpaler  +   1064d ago
Here's a link to the 'controversial trophy'. You get the trophy by progressing to the part where a male character saves you from the furies. Once he teleports you to safety, you get the trophy.

You know what the hilarious thing about this is? That men are the ones blowing this out of proportion. I don't know...they must not have a lot of experience with women and/ or have no idea of what gender equality is.

My friends and I use the 'Bros before Hoes' term jokingly and in the presence of women from time to time. Women whom we love or totally respect. The women know we're not at all serious. I don't know how even retards can misconstrue this stupid common day joke/term to be hateful towards women. It's the people making this whole thing a big deal that need to grow up.

LOL. All these people are doing is making the term even more popular and twisted to joke at Mangina's...probably.

I don't know...maybe if a woman was trying to kill these people, maybe they can stand still and take it. Wouldn't want to be misogynistic now would we.

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jakmckratos  +   1064d ago
Soooooooooo dumb...if its really so wrong for fictional video gams where the boss is a giant half insect monster who happens to be female to include a lighthearted achievement of a popular saying then its wrong for any achievement that rewards violence toward any group...get a trophy for decapitation..its offensive to people who know aomeone who were decapitated
cleverusername  +   1064d ago
Who made Adam Sessler spokeman for a generation? He's an attention seeking crank who's probably lost his bosses a lot of subscribers! Nobody bat an eyelid when Kratos snapped an old womans neck and kicked someones back doors in while being watched by 2 women performing lesbian acts on each other in GOW3!
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Dead_Cell  +   1064d ago
I hate people who are offended on the behalf of other people.
Ace_Pheonix  +   1064d ago
I wish no one would've talked about this stupid review. Now that it's more known about, every up and coming wannabe "journalist" will use it as a soapbox to try and launch their career off of. Hell, even Adams initial comment may have been with the purpose to bait a bigger audience for his YouTube review channel now that he's not on sindicated television any more. Just like all these politicians placating and using a demographic to try to look like a hero, but really just make a fuss over nothing to try to save face and be memorable. Stupid.
Typical-Guy  +   1064d ago
Yeah but no one criticized GTA games when you can pick up hookers, shake the car, drop 'Em, run them over and pick up the money! It's a freaking Video Game....
Heisenburger  +   1064d ago
You aren't ..... serious are you?

You must be very young if you were not around for the sh-storm that was Grand Theft Auto 3.
OmniSlashPT  +   1064d ago
I love how in the new Tomb Raider there are 2 trophies called "Widowmaker" (for killing x enemies) and "Get down Boy" (for killing an enemy in a zipline) and somehow it isnt 'misogynistic' (I think most people that are using this word dont even know what it truly means).

The Trophy name is meaningless, most trophy names nowadays are comical and fun. And I dont really care about the TR ones, its just an example. Tbh I agree that sometimes is annoying that a trophy pops up during the climax of a cutscene (Uncharted games are a good example), but they're turning this into a gender war, and a stupid one.

I think gaming journalism should be held at a higher standard, so much bollocks comes from their mouths this days.
smashcrashbash  +   1064d ago
I bet people wouldn't have made such a big fuss if they said the girl versions to this 'Chicks before d**ks', 'Hoes before Bros' 'Or sisters before misters'. Adam does know that women say stuff like that too right?
ziggurcat  +   1064d ago
i'm really getting sick and tired of this white knight BS... can we please stop approving this garbage?
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ShaunCameron  +   1064d ago
And what change would that be? More political correctness, censored and watered-down content to appease delicate sensibilities?
smashcrashbash  +   1064d ago
You are just killing off some ugly monster Fury in a video game. Who cares? No one would have cared if that trophy hadn't come up. In GOW 3 one trophy is 'Are you horny?' for getting all the Minotaur horns. Are you going to blow a blood vessel over that too?
DAS692  +   1064d ago
I think GOW is way overrated. Don't get me wrong, it has it's moments, but the gameplay has been primarily the same since the first installment. I hate when something that could be so much better stays virtually the same although the technology has become MUCH better. They should be working on more cinematic camera placement and movement. The moves should flow together like movement does in Uncharted. The quick time events are a cool gameplay aspect... FOR TWO GENERATIONS AGO! Give me something different. I want to FEEL like I'm actually battling these creatures. I want more control than a scripted quick-time event! When I read this article title, that's what I was thinking. This gripe stood with Halo as well, until Halo 4 was released. Sad that they didn't get a sprint button until the 6th EFFING INSTALLMENT! (in Reach it was a power-up)
Tontus  +   1064d ago
Shut up you imbecile. God of War is not over-rated at all, it's one of the best video game series of all time. Why do you think God of War's largest Facebook fan-page has more likes than the largest pages for Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, Killzone, Infamous, Metal Gear Solid, Ratchet and Clank and Resistance COMBINED? Yes all of those combined, you are in the insignificant minority.

1. Play God of War 1 then God of War: Ascension then tell me the gameplay hasn't evolved MASSIVELY.

2. No game has a more cinematic camera which is primarily due to the automatic camera which allows the developers to control what you see like a movie.

3. Moves should flow together like Uncharted? What the fucking hell are you on? God of War III & God of War: Ascension have some of the best animations in video games ever.

4. You get to FEEL like you're actually battling the creatures when you DO battle them, you only HAVE to use QTEs to FINISH boss fights you twit. If you knew anything about God of War: Ascension you'd also know they now have promptless mini-games to replace some QTEs.
DAS692  +   1063d ago
Has the fact that you run around and slice people with the Chains of Olympus changed? NO. It's Dry and played out man. You are a fanboy who is now butthurt because someone doesn't like GOW. FAR more tech went into Uncharted's animation than has EVER gone into GOW. Why am I still slicing hands a feet of huge beasts that could easily annihilate me? It's the same fapping thing! Look at Uncharted and how Drake EASES into a walk animation, or how he STARTS to run by first changing his center of gravity with his head. Subtle movements and reactions to his environment that change the way he runs, stands, etc. From a REAL technical standpoint Uncharted is LEAPS AND BOUNDS ahead of GOW. I know because I actually study what goes into making one of these games! I've played every GOW game and it's still underwhelming to me. Sorry. And as far as camera placement goes I mean something more dynamic than that. Something more up-close and person. It feels like I can't even ENJOY the model of Kratos that the devs have worked so hard to get down to the detail with! It feels corridorish as it always has and although the mix up the way you transition into each corridor. It's still been there since GOW 1!
cerpintaxt44  +   1064d ago
this is so dumb
DAS692  +   1064d ago
Here's a list of games that have done it for years now:

Twisted Metal (Worst case)
NBA Live
Halo (Until Recently)
Ratchet and Clank
first1NFANTRY  +   1064d ago
This is a perfect case of "Captain save a hoe"
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BillySpandex  +   1064d ago
Adam Sessler... you damn retard!

This is so incredibly idiotic, that I'm actually left shocked. One thing that I've really come to hate is how pathetically PC the world has become. At this rate, some bright spark will try to sanction standup-comedians because "they said something that hurt someone's feelings". Bloody hell... world.. grow a pair!
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1064d ago
I'm gonna be brief and to the point

F*ck you Adam Sessler.
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xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1064d ago
F*ck you Adam Sessler.... again.
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palaeomerus  +   1064d ago
Well, congrats. I'm not going to read any moe crap from venture beat. I encounter enough stupidity in real life without a need to find yet more of it in lame self righteous game editorial articles.
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