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Submitted by munnyndonuts 594d ago | opinion piece

Discussing Violence Against Genders in Metal Gear Solid

Twinfinite writes:

Metal Gear Solid's latest instalment has garnered lots of controversy regarding its depiction of female characters. Are these arguments justifiable though? (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

cleft5  +   594d ago
"The very fact that Metal Gear Solid is receiving so much bad publicity for its treatment of Paz and Quiet only serves to highlight the hypocrisy of the gaming community."

I couldn't agree more with this statement. Clearly the people complain either have an agenda or have no idea what they are talking about. This whole issue is knee deep in hypocrisy and is only serving to expose people with their little agenda's that don't really care about the issue.
YellowTempes  +   594d ago
How can you argue with money bro?
SnotyTheRocket  +   593d ago
I didn't even know people had a problem with what happened to Paz (spoilers ahead). If a guy where to get blown up, with a bomb in HIS stomach, nobody would bitch. People need to stop complaining. Hard-hitting topics and themes are what games need to elevate to the next level, in the public eye anyway (I think they're already at the "it's more than just a game for kids" level, because I game, obviously).
TheSleepingDoctor  +   594d ago
Best article about the issue, more than just looking at the parts but at the whole.
Warj  +   594d ago
An excellent article. I was impressed the author presented actual examples from franchise history rather than a general claim. Well written and thought provoking.
izumo_lee  +   594d ago
Here is a writer who actually knows what is going on with the series & the game as a whole. So tired of this gender specific arguments about violence in the game or any other game for that matter.

We had strong female characters in MGS but where were the articles talking about them? Did we forget Paz was a strong but psychotic women at the end of Peacewalker? I commend Kojima for pushing the boundaries of his games regardless of 'political' issues.
shivvy24  +   594d ago
Perfect Article, Loved it !
chrissx  +   594d ago
I love this writer
JaggedCarpet  +   594d ago
One thing I like about this article is that the author is female. She's not fooled by all the "OMG sexist!" people. That happens sometimes, sure, but I don't think nearly as often as people think. The people who scream that don't seem to realize that sexism goes both ways, and one gender shouldn't be put above the other.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   594d ago
"We want equality between genders" - is what most people say.

All I see online though from the gaming community are jackasses asking to see boobs, or white knights who don't seem to understand equal treatment allows for females to take either a dominant role OR a Johnny-esque role.

Johnny being the guy who kept shitting his pants in mgs4.
ShadowKingpin  +   594d ago
This writer.....I'm in love with her. So much respect.
Inception  +   594d ago
At last! one article that will shut up all those crazy feminazis. And the important thing is the writer is a female that did her homework about MGS. This is what i called a real (video game) journalist: always knew what your write and back it up with facts!

I'm gonna bookmark this and show it when another crazy feminazis article show up on N4G ^^
shadowraiserx  +   594d ago
I am tired of this gender specific arguments about violence in video games ,those things happens equally in a real war ,like or not life is a violent savage bitch.If snake was the one getting a bomb in his butt everybody will be happy.
Skate-AK  +   594d ago
Great article. Good job author. The hypocrisy is annoying.
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