Gearbox Artist Trashes Dragon's Crown Design

"We’ve all heard plenty of outcry from the games press and regular fans, but recently a Gearbox Software environment artist took to the forums on The Escapist to express her dissatisfaction." - Joe Garcia

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majiebeast1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

Gearbox employee criticizing another developer thats rich. Stay classy Gearbox and that doesnt mean calling the artist of Dragons crown a 5th grader or comparing him to a criminal.

I bet the world is just waiting for another 1 of your gems to pop up with a million pieces of DLC.

HarryMasonHerpderp1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

Well said.
Seems to be the "in" thing at the moment to find things in videogames offensive to women. It's getting a little out of hand now. If the artist of the Dragons Crown game wants to give his characters large breasts and ridiculous muscles that's his prerogative. You don't like it? don't buy it. Sure you can criticize it but it doesn't give you the right to attack the artist and result to basically insinuating he's criminal.

Tdmd1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

At the moment? This was already "in" ten years ago. Longer than that. Hell, I think those complaints started within the first appearance of Lara Croft!

Personally, I hate the design and wont be getting the game. Not because I find it over sexualised or offensive in any way, just because I find it too weird and unappealing...

HarryMasonHerpderp1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

Yes but it seems to be blowing up again ever since the sessler opinion on the GOW trophy.
An there's nothing wrong with that, it's good to have different opinions and games do need to portray women better.
Thing is though not EVERY game has to have a realistic looking women or man. If the gaming industry is to be taken seriously then there should be all sorts of different art styles and options for people to purchase. Just because some people don't like it doesn't mean it shouldn't exist. I'm all for women being portrayed better in games and also MEN but like I said it doesn't mean we can't have ridiculous looking characters too.
Also the insults that have been aimed at the Dragon's Crown artist aren't helping anyone least the people that don't like that particular art style.

NukaCola1970d ago

Big breasted bothers him? What about that whore Moxxi? Does she not offend him?

Pyrrhus1970d ago

Whenever I see the word Gearbox, I instantly think 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'. I think its a bit rich for them to criticize.

zerocrossing1970d ago

Yeah, they're not exactly a shining example for the industry standard.

sherimae24131970d ago

is she insecure or what?
im also a woman, but i think the art style is good and the monster designs are cool, besides this is vanillaware were talking about.... they are known for their arts since the ps2 days..

zerocrossing1970d ago

See this is what I'm saying, if some women are OK with it then what is wrong with those who are not?

I'm not saying people don't have a right to feel offended or anything, but I think it's going a bit far when a game is getting bashed left and right for not trying to appease everybody.

Maybe it's just industry growing pains.

LoveOfTheGame1970d ago

"Bros before Hoes" trophy is an example, a women created the title but people still yelled sexist.

It saddens me in a democratic society when the majority never rules.

digitaleraser1970d ago

There was a group of women in the early 1900s who vocally campaigned *against* women having the right to vote. Because they were okay with it, does that mean all the other women should've just stopped complaining?

zerocrossing1970d ago


Campaigning against something like Women having the vote, a thing that is mutually beneficial and possible to opt out of, is in my opinion ridiculous. The same goes for those who demand censorship because they feel "offended" as long as what they feel offended by is not being forced upon them I say they should be aloud to vocalise their displeasure but not attempt to dictate what they feel is and is not acceptable to the masses.

digitaleraser1970d ago


But the Gearbox employee wasn't asking for censorship, she was just complaining about how juvenile the character designs were.

On the other hand, you were the one suggesting there must be something "wrong" with women who complain about juvenile depictions of women, attempting to use "but here's a woman over here that's okay with it" as an argument.

My point was that just because you find one woman who's okay with something doesn't mean women shouldn't be allowed to complain about it.

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Hicken1970d ago

Well, we know you're a gamer, so it's not surprising.

arronax-11970d ago

*Sigh* It is at this point where I believe that video games are taking themselves way too seriously than they should be.

fsfsxii1970d ago

Wow, stay classy GB, also, Aliens CM rings a bill, its a insult to humanity. Also, thanks for killing my appetite to play BL2

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