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Submitted by Rchillis 381d ago | opinion piece

Quietly Rocking the Boat: Metal Gear Solid V and Controversy in Gaming Culture

Eric from GamR Mag Writes: "There have been quite a few contesting opinions over these images from both gamers and developers from other studios. This is to be somewhat expected as the gaming world has become somewhat explosive when it comes to the portrayal of women in games with the controversy over the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer and its depiction of a scantly clad woman on her knees being shot at, Adam Sessler’s criticism over a trophy title in the most recent God of War title, and Anita Sarkeesian’s series of videos analyzing the role of women in various games." (Culture, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain)

ZodTheRipper  +   381d ago
I have absolutely no problem with this character model ...that's why we love Kojima in the first place, isn't it? He goes beyond those borders that others wouldn't even touch with a stick and he already said that we'll see a lot of this stuff in the game.
And up to now I think that all MGS characters, no matter how they looked or behaved, fit into the story quite well and didn't make it feel "cheap".
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cleft5  +   381d ago
The real problem is that people are judging a character, a game, and a country based solely off of an image. We have no context for these images, we have no understanding of what they mean, yet a ton of "well respected" people are screaming that this is just more sexist smut.

The core basis of almost every Disney movie or moral story is not to judge someone based on an image along. Despite this people have leaped up in droves to talk about how sexist MGSV is without knowing a thing about it. In what way is that ever okay? Or is it different because you are prejudging a sexy female character model as oppose to someone that is a minority or not good looking. People really need to think about the things they say before they jump to these wild conclusion that only serve to hurt people who really are going through something that is sexist or racist.
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Roccetarius  +   380d ago
What i find ridiculous, is how he mentioned the character in relation to Cosplay and Figurine sales. No update can remove that from the internet, and it shows what his thinking originally was.

The recent article about Bayonetta being sexier is different, because it's not blatantly used like Kojima is doing.
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Maddens Raiders  +   380d ago
Now we know why her ass isn't bigger and jucier. Good thinking Kojima.
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dark-hollow  +   381d ago
If kojima hadn't teased the character model by showing us a shot of her ass only, nobody would be outraged.

Quiet design is very tame compared to other video games characters who nobody complained about.
Pancit_Canton  +   381d ago
They should have put Sunny(Grown up legal age of course) instead of her. *Puts on sunglasses* YEAH!!!
GrandpaSnake  +   380d ago
quiet is very cool imo. She really captures the essence of stephanie, i like her and kojimas choice was great. I think she looks sexier than sniper wolf and looks the right sexy, at least she didnt look like the girl in dragons crown right!
mamotte  +   380d ago
"gaming" and "culture" are two words that just cant go together recently.
The_Truth_24_7  +   379d ago
I don't see the big deal. You're gay if you have a problem with it.

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