E3 Killer Instinct ‘rape joke’ controversy

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it’s known, is no stranger to controversy but has never trodden on the sensitive topic of rape before. During a demonstration for the Killer Instinct reboot, which will be an Xbone exclusive, a particular bout of dialogue has caused immediate backlash on Twitter and led to a quick apology from Microsoft.

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Ask1714d ago

I honestly don't see it as a rape joke. It's part of gaming culture for fucks sake. Seriously.

Myst1714d ago

They really should watch twitch or at least listen in when people play fighters. I hear this kind of stuff a lot...

xHeavYx1713d ago

While I think the joke could have been skipped, calling it a" controversy" is going too far. It was just a guy not thinking before speaking

crxss1713d ago

not really a rape joke. just a funny joke

Kurt Russell1713d ago

Exactly what a rapist would want us to think ;)

xtremexx1714d ago (Edited 1714d ago )

omfg, it wasnt a rape joke, seriously. im disliking how people are turning a couple words into a whole problem when it clearly wasnt even related to rape.

Godmars2901713d ago

E3 is about talking to the general public about games. The general public knows jack all about banter during online matches fighting or otherwise.

And to someone who understands both general public and online gamer speak - that was a rape joke!

The real joke though would have been if the woman had said it. If MS had brought out a woman who actually knew how to play and she just shot off the quip.

But then there'd likely be a few articles about emasculation.

MikeyDucati11713d ago

Rape joke? Really? Did feminism take away your manhood or something? Lol seriously, it was far from a rape joke.

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house1713d ago

hate feminism because they ask for equality but as soon as we do its like nope i didn't wanna be treated the same, you cant pick and choose what you want and dont jesus! thats not equality its supremacy.

and this isnt even a rape joke!!!!

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