Andy Astruc asks AWESOMEoutof10 readers what they think about the now infamous God of War "Bros before Hos" trophy, and if they think it should have been changed, or if it was simply self-imposed censorship, pandering to a loud minority.
Strange. I got the impression that Kratos loves women.
How many people has kratos killed? No one cared about killing the snake women in 3
I find it humorous how some of these critics are spinning that "kratos stomps the face of a defenseless woman" and then start faulting SSM for being misogynistic, despite 1) The studio head is a woman 2) The games have been written by a woman 3) SSM has a close to even male:female ratio and don't get me started on the defenseless BS
Kratos hates women! He hates them so much that he doesn't even care about his wife and daughter being killed or the God that made him kill them... oh wait I guess Tomb Raider is a man-hating game then.
I wouldn't pick a hoe over my bro. That would be stupid.
LOL so true. @Nimblest-Assassin Agreed, that "WOMAN" was nowhere near defenseless. LMAO Sorta reminds me of this. http://www.youtube.com/watc... EQUALITY! Kratos is indiscriminate when it comes to killing. If you harm him in anyway, doesn't matter whether you're a male or female, you gonna get OWNED!
You going to Jail now!!!!! Your going to Jail Now!!!! Your going to Jail... Cccccombo Breaker!!!! Watch the video to know the reason why I am saying this lol!!!
Kratos hates everyone - women, men, children, gods, telemarketers.
To be fair... everyone hates telemarketers
man everyone is over-sensitive now a days
kratos tears a guy's head off while he is screaming in agony. no one cares uses the word "hoe" (actually, im sorry. a trophy uses the word "hoe"). its a total outrage! and feminists wonder why they are considered a knee-jerk, special interest group
I think you're referring to feminazis. A true feminist wants to see equality, not special interest. Besides, I don't think there is anyone trying to say that Kratos or the game he is in is sexist, but that the trophy in context to the scene in which you earn it comes off as misogynistic.
Is that in reference to the first part or the second? If it's the first then you don't really know the definition of feminism. If it's the second, I'm not saying I think it's misogynistic, but I can see where an outside point of view may get the idea. The phrase "bros before hoes" is not exactly female-friendly. Understand the context before clicking that disagree button please.
It was too the second part, where you said in terms of the scene. Idk if you played the game or actually watched the scene but, it does makes perfect sense.Orkos chooses to save Kratos over helping the furies, I know its not the most mature trophy title but it makes sense. Oh and FYI I wasn't one of the two people that hit the dislike on your comment, i was how ever the third to see if i was one of the two.
Please don't associate Adam Sessler with Feminists...he's just a lonely man who wants his bit
It's obvious you haven't played the game, shhh.
Women should start playing in the NFL then.....
@TongkatAli Clearly you didn't read my comments saying I don't think the game is misogynistic. And for your information, I've played the demo plus ever GOW game leading up to it sans the PSP games. SHHHSHHH!11!!1!!1!
lol i find this to be to funny how dubble standerd we are as a ppl i mean one woman on a video game gets her face stumped in and every wimp/push over guy in the game industry comes out and says gow hates women. but ive played endless amounts of games were i see men being killed in every type of way that onces mind can come up with. and never have i heard the words your a man hater come on ppl understand its only a game i could care less how they kill or hurt women in video games b/c their only video games nothing more man/woman up.
Your comments would make perfect sense if we completely ignored the fact that since as long as anyone can remember we have been living in patriarchal societies where women have had a subjected position in almost every way. Work, religion, freedom of speech, power etc. Where have you been living? Where I'm living women don't even get paid the same for doing the same work as a man. Because of her gender. And I live in one of the most gender equal countries in the world.
Its mindless complaints about asinine things and comments like this that makes people go on killing sprees. You can't use past peoples choices to judge current ones. Those people are dead. No one alive owes you anything based on the choices of the dead. So yeah it should be ignored. That being said the fury deserved much worse and got it later. Women deserved too get payed less because they are vastly more protected by society. If I divorce my wife she gets half my stuff just because she is a woman. If there is a disaster or hostage situation who gets evacuated first. WOMEN and children, while men must wait and hope there is time for their escape. See how fast cops arrest a women for a domestic dispute, unless she is covered in your blood with a weapon in your hands the cops will tell you to leave if not out right arrest you. To say women don't get better treatment on a whole is BS, remember that month when everyone wore the ribbons the color of testicular cancer, you don't because no one cares. Public Aid also doesn't care unless you are a child or a women. And blame evolution or God for the lack of power, yes I know that's not what you meant. Until women start standing up for the mistreatment of men I see no reason why you should get paid equally.
Um. You got it all wrong. Women were always privileged and coddled. Even in the most patriarchal of societies. They outlived men back then just like they do now. Can you name another species that can go through an entire lifetime hardly ever having to earn its way, living on someone else's dime so to speak like the human female? Because maybe women work less than men. Or get the more cushier jobs than men. You know, the jobs that are barely consequential to the overall well-being of the workplace while men do all the real work. You mean gender-equal in theory, but biased in favor of women in practice. That's pretty much any "progressive" country.
I love how some say the women was "innocent" yet she was a fury and was trying to kill Kratos the whole game, what the F ? I can explain more why she was a "hoe", but it would be spoiling an awesome cutscene in the game : D
When you actually play the scene, the way this is blown out of proportion is hilarious. When the trophy popped, I was just like "that was it?" Considering what happens to everyone in the God of War games it was a mildly violent attack. Word usage aside, it is contextually fine.
Oh for god sake, those feminist must play the game first! And i blame this sessler guy to overblown small thing :( - Kratos loves his wife & daughter very much, that's why he want the gods to remove his nightmare when he accidentally kill them. - In GoW 2, Kratos looks sad when he accidentally killed Athena who try to stop Kratos before killing Zeus in the final stage. - In GoW 3, Aprodhite is the only greek god that Kratos not kill. Even Kratos have a changed of heart and try to stop Pandora to sacrifice herself because Pandora reminds him of his daughter. This are some proof that God of War / Kratos not hating women. In fact, Kratos loves women. Btw, isn't Ascension the 1st GoW that not include sex mini games?
Bu bu but I thought there was a sex mini game in Ascension: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Haha, but there's no sex mini game after that booby trap scene :P
Damn it sessler look what you started! This article is just trying to piss us gamers off, don't give the site hits.
On the subject of Sessler getting all butthurt over the trophy. Come on Adam, seriously? I used to like watching your many parts and shows on G4 Tech, I used to actually like you. But now you're just being a bit dramatic. Get over the trophy, it's practically nothing to be angry about, so stop. Just stop.
Nimblest-Assassin said it best, but I seriously don't get this sudden over sensitivity trend. Frankly, it's bloody ridiculous. Some of these 'journalists' should have their keyboards taken away - better yet, their brains.
I completely agree, these people try to milk even the slightest ethical issue for their own benefit, because the more they rant and rave, the more attention they recieve, and the more attention they recieve.. Well, you can figure it out from there.
yeah because Kratos is such a nice guy in every other aspect it's just that he may or may not rip your guts out if you're lucky he settles just to slicing your throat
Man, people are being pussies over this. This wasn't a woman, it was a fury. A supernatural god-like being.
IT'S A VIDEO GAME!!! A WORK OF FICTION!!!! KRATOS HATES WOMEN, REALLY. THEY COULD MAKE HIM THE DAMN DEVIL IF THEY WANTED TO.
So saying that the woman was a demon, which made it ok to beat her senseless? This is like back then where u can't draw a woman naked without associating her with some sort of godly status. But everyone went crazy or offended when Manet straight up drew naked French women in le dejeuner sur i'herbe (luncheon on the grass)?
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