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Why Pin-up girl boxes are offensive

One writers take on why MGS5 Gamescom presentation was offensive.

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ThatEnglishDude1503d ago

"Remember when this game series was supposed to be a super dark, heavily Japanese, super spy tale of intrigue?"

Someone has never played Metal Gear before. It's ALWAYS been tongue-in-cheek, quirky, off the wall and completely out there.

Lighten up, jeez.

KingKelloggTheWH1503d ago

It's always been pretty dang serious for the most part, it's just with weird little things on the side.

The Box in MGSV though, seems like to much. I won't be using it.

frenchtoast1503d ago

MGS2 had the magazines that the guards would get hearts over their heads and start panting. So no, it's not been pretty serious, however, I do agree that this box demo was just stupid. I don't really care if its in the game, it shouldn't have been shown on a stage at all.

Ju1503d ago

OMG. The american audience can't handle nakedness or pin ups - in a land of oversexed teenagers and the biggest porn industry on the planet. Hey, it was a European gameshow to begin with.

Salooh1503d ago

The video is a cover of Silent hell . He came all the way to just show a silly short video ? ..

herpderpasshole1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

1. Create website with stupid name that no one ever heard about (fantasticneighborhood.com)
2. Write controversal article ("Pin-up girl boxes are offensive!oneone")

3. Spread it (n4g)

4. Count dollars from clicks.

5. ?????

6. PROFIT!

Seriously i don't even know why this dummy is allowed to post articles on n4g.

Yeah disagree with me, I'm bringing you the truth, no matter how bad it hurts..

Gh05t1503d ago

Don't forget to vote on story quality and site overall by clicking on the site name under the article summary.

FantasticHood1503d ago

There are no ads on the site. So, you know, obviously did not read.

HappyWithOneBubble1503d ago

We also help N4G make profit clicking on these articles.

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Back-to-Back1503d ago

I personally am glad this author was offended by something that was meant to be tongue and cheek for the fans. 100 bucks says this guy has no idea why fans love the box.

Massacred1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

From the second I saw this trailer, I thought there was going to be an article like this. . . (Sigh) quit trying to control media. It's Hideo's vision.

FantasticHood1503d ago

Just because it is his vision does not mean it is not incredibly stupid. I think you could excuse it in the past because of technological limitations, but at this point there is no excuse.

If truly this is his vision, then I just think his vision is super dumb.

ArchangelMike1503d ago

Dude, you are obviously a newbie when it comes to the MGS games.

A word to the wise - if you don't understand Kojima-isms and the MGS games, then go bother someone else. 'cos round here no-one really cares for pretentious self-righteous political correctness, getting in the way of gaming fun.

FantasticHood1503d ago

I understand them plenty, my argument is that it needs to evolve and grow up, because we are not a bunch of kids infront of a PS1 anymore.

All the MGS titles are pretty stupid in my eyes and that is pretty consistent, but Kojima is on record as saying he wants them to evolve, get gritty and real. Rehashing old mechanics in the dumbest way possible is not evolving.

The article really has nothing to do with political correctness at all either. It's about a game maker treating you like a moron.

Exoil1503d ago

I don't really know if this is real or not.

I read reports from people who translated what Hideo said on the stage and that it doesn't match what the translator said.

And right afterward the footage of MGS5 you get P.T.
I think Hideo was just there to troll us gamers.

Massacred1503d ago

So then his vision is dumb.

Snookies121503d ago

Ummm, there have been posters of pin-up girls in like every Metal Gear Solid game...

Oschino19071503d ago

Accidentally hit disagree when scrolling, I hope the other guy did too or he's clearly challenged mentally.

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