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‘She's Not Gonna Take Your Games Away’ Says Jim Sterling; GTA 5 Gets Banned

Back during SGC 2013, Jim Sterling and Adam Sessler came to the defense of the Feminist Frequency campaign that’s led by Jonathan McIntosh and voiced by Anita Sarkeesian, to say how these kind of campaigns against the gaming industry – painting it as a misogynistic and sexist environment – wasn’t going to take your games away. So why did a petition just get an R18+ game banned from Target and Kmart stores in Australia, on account of the game promoting violence against women?

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Roccetarius2517d ago

Seems like Jim's words are returning to bite him. Madam Sessler was not much better, but this was just a matter of time.

kingPoS2516d ago (Edited 2516d ago )

It seems he's set on doing things his way...

If things in Australia they keep this up, in a few years, very few would even bother to publish a violent title over there for fear of legal issues and/or offending someone sensibilities.

An inverse form of censorship if you will...
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Madam Sessler... lol

Gateway MT6706 2008

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BigBosss2517d ago

am I the only one who thinks this guy is annoying

WalterWJR2517d ago (Edited 2517d ago )

No he also has nearly $10k worth of patrons donating to him per month, which is ridiculous.

Blues Cowboy2517d ago (Edited 2517d ago )

"So why did a petition just get an R18+ game banned from Target and Kmart stores in Australia, on account of the game promoting violence against women?"

Because Australia has a much tougher line on videogame censorship. It always has. Hardly anyone involved in any of these stores will have heard of "Feminist Frequency," Sterling or any of these actually fairly niche points of view.

Linking completely unrelated things together is great for hits, I guess.

creatchee2517d ago

@Blues
Agreed. I swear that conspiracy theory logic has become the norm these days amongst certain gamers.

kurruptor2517d ago

There's no link between McIntosh or Sarkeesian and the game ban in Australia. The article even admits that.

Godmars2902517d ago

Pretty sure he's talking about the metaphorical "her". Anti-gaming feminist in general

kurruptor2517d ago

It is a bad metaphor. Also jumping to conclusions. Australia has a history of banning games with sexual content. This isn't something new.

Sterling and Sessler weren't proven wrong.

rainslacker2516d ago

I think in this case it wasn't really feminist gamers that were trying to ban the game, but overly protective parents who blame others for societies woes.

Anyhow, the game wasn't banned in Australia, just taken off the shelves at a couple of stores.

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