Polygon: “Rage 2 uses my birth defect as a crude shorthand for mutant freak.”
Is this a joke? Fuck video game journalism. These "journalists" are clowns.
I dont even know how to respond to this... society has gone to shit.
everytime someone writhes something like you did I feel like you actually believe it :P even though its only ONE dude writing this and a tons of dudes replying in the comments how they think otherwise. So I think society is fine, its just that these opinion pieces are omnipresent, does not mean we are going to shit
Yeah. I think most people don't give a fuck what these snowflakes are on about. This is literally a non-problem, instead of writing a winded article about cleft lip, maybe they should put some time into solving real-world problem.
Sampao, Its only ONE dude???Oh please spare me the lecture, these shitty articles pop up on a daily basis these days and they gain more and more followers. All while forgetting its a game with absolutely no hidden agenda against anyone with any disability or otherwise. Yes, today's society breeds, accepts and promotes these kind of SJW bullshitters like there's no tommorow. And every time someone goes up against them publicly they end up getting eaten alive by the rest of the SJW "progressive" supporters. So please, give me a frickin break.
you say that yet I have NEVER seen an article like that not getting shit here on N4G. Dude we had these people already in the 90s its not a new thing.
And this is the guy who co-founded Polygon. This story isn’t going well over on twitter either. A lot of people are being muted or blocked for their civil criticism of the polygon.
Polygon, nothing too see here folks
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No, there's something to see here, and it's absolute, one-hundred percent bullshit. These Polygon people are whackadoo. I'm sorry this person has a disability, but this is just odd. Extremely odd.
They aren't journalists. There are also zero standards for "video game journalism" and zero qualifications needed to become one. Anyone can start a website and start talking about video games. There should be a system created. There should be websites that get a seal of journalism or something similar and only those websites should be looked at only. The rest should be put on google search page 243345433445. At these places, real journalists could be working only who actually went to school to be a journalist and have a degree in journalism. Also, they should be teaching journalists to report the facts and facts only without injecting their personal biases because no one cares about their personal likes and dislikes.
This is an opinion piece. The guy isn't being inaccurate in his opinion piece. Now this guy is being attacked. Who's the real bad guy here? The guy writing an *opinion* article about a physical defect, or the people going out of their way to respond to something that doesn't and will never affect them? (I don't care for the article, but JFC N4G, learn some self-awareness here. Giving this article this much negative attention is exactly WHY these articles are written)
This is an SJW site, pure and simple. Nothing good ever comes out of polygon.
Agreed. This is just an excuse to make an article about you pal. Nobody is making fun of your condition in this game. I'm sick of people making it out like the world is full of hate when it really isn't. Look at this site... A little bit of trash talking but it's 90 percent just people who bloody love games.
"A little bit of trash talking but it's 90 percent just people who bloody love games." It seems to be 90 percent immature children who pretend their preferred console is superior to the other 2. And they defend their console like their favorite sports team.
"I'm sick of people making it out like the world is full of hate when it really isn't. Look at this site... A little bit of trash talking but it's 90 percent just people who bloody love games." There's no way you're even half serious.
But why do you guys fall for their trap every single time? You guys are so easy to give their stories heat, clicks, and attention. Of course they are going to continue this way when you guys give them exactly what they are looking for. They use you guys and you all happily oblige in a disgruntled way. It's like you guys cant resist or ignore the things you don't agree with, so you give them more attention. Instead of ignoring the crying baby, you give it applesauce. Now you have conditioned the baby to receive applesauce every time they twist your knickers.
Based on the comments, Polygon are the baby and N4G are more like toddlers that took the baby's binky. These idiots keep giving the most attention to these articles. They don't get that not commenting makes it go away quicker. The author was born with a cleft lip. The enemies are depicted with [extreme] cleft lips. Somehow the author pointing that out is equal to the end of society as we know it.
I can't take this kind of journalism serious. This is the type of journalism that I would blacklist for the industry because they take anything to the heart and get offended. Then the review become very bias.
This isn't journalism though. It's someone spreading their hate online.
He doesn't really seem hateful just way overly sensitive.
I don't get why he's so sensitive, didn't he have his gash stitched up ? 🤣
Ban polygon and their SJW army
The reviewer is probably afraid of porn , thinks it will send them to Hell !!!
In Tidus laugh HA HA HA HA HA
No wonder more and more people dislike game journalists.
Let's stop calling them journalists because they aren't.
They are also all bald so maybe Bruce Willis should write an article like this too.
So all other mutations/depictions in the game are fine?
Unless someone at Polygon has it it's fine to make fun of, if not it's a crime against humanity. That's what I think the author is trying to say.
"that makes me feel like garbage" Thats probably because you are garbage. The good news is Polygon wont be around for much longer. Learn to code.
Okay fine, you wan't un-sensitive content? Why not just erase any kind of detail to be safe, make every character/creature into stick figures, let's just ban anything that might in any way remotely resemble anything that exists for real, that way nobody's gonna be offended right? Although... what about people without limbs, they might get upset to see moving figures with limbs.... okay maybe make every living object in every game into a generic floating orb? Or you know, if these kinda games upset you, maybe just stick to Pong? Should be neutral enough for you...
"make every character/creature into stick figures" Then you'll be offending people with anorexia. You're sounding pretty anorexiaphobic to me there dude. "okay maybe make every living object in every game into a generic floating orb" That doesn't sound very inclusive and diverse to me bub. why are you marginalizing other shapes? what about cuboid shapes or hexagonal shapes? you seem to be very shapeaphobic buddy. "maybe just stick to Pong" Why do you think you can tell him what to do with his gaming console? His console, his choice. He should have the right to play what ever he wants. that's some seriously bigoted statements there pal. I have no idea why n4g is allowing you on this platform. You should be banned. These (clap) games (clap) are (clap) not (clap) meant (clap) for (clap) bigots (clap) like (clap) you (clap).
Oh damn you're right.... I allowed myself to be blinded by hate.... you know what, I think I have the right solution. How about, we completely stop making finished games, but instead start selling the essentials for making your own game! Everyone can make their game exactly the way they want! And to make sure nobody manages to hurt someone with their creation, any form of distribution of these user-made games will be strictly forbidden, maybe they could be DNA-locked?. Gamers would only be able to play their own games, effectively removing the need for reviews, encouraging a form of self-criticism and introspection instead?
I just felt the cringe of other people reading your comment. 10/10 tweet.
OMG THIS KILLED ME 😂😂😂
I think it’s time that game publishers have the right to sue these journalists, and websites, for such unobjective reviews and because something offended them, or doesn’t fit in with their views. “Oh this offended me, therefore 6/10” On top of that, these journalists should be black listed and never be allowed to work in the industry again.
Cool, so after that law is created, and that legal precedent is established, then publishers will go after Steam review bombers, and that last restaurant you one-starred on Yelp... Brace yourself, they're coming after ya
The children.... won't somebody please think of the children!!!
Yes, i try my very best to not get my son turned into one of these woke and ever offended creatures. Ps I noticed that using the term "woke" in a sarcastic way will get my comments flagged as inapprobriate. Seems like the person or people responsible for that bs are one/ some of the always offended people i mentioned above.
As an Artist i fear the times we live in, especially when People like this are in a Position of power.
I don't think this person is in any position of power.
It’s the power of an established platform. If he had no power, then why is the writing and the bs within up for discussion? Having an audience is power.
I think he means that the journo has a platform to spew his nonsense.
Based on his other articles... Regurgitating press releases and other marketing announcements into articles (90% of gaming journalism)... Soooo much power, yeah. Fear his influence.
Seriously, I want to be a popular artist, maybe even make video games. So, if a person like this responds to me with their BS, I'll publicly treat them like a grabage they are, thus effectively making more people buy my game :)
Technically a birth defect is a mutation...so...
It's also the 4th most common birth defect in the US so in a world ravaged by radiation and such and with mutant breeding it only makes sense the problem would get worse.
Jesus Christ, what a fucking baby.
can we block polygon articles from this site already
Then where would we get our comedy?
Archive links from resetera... pure comedy and twilight zone
Nah, it's a good way to make more people realize that they shouldn't listen to the gaming "journalists". With time, people will start attacking them on their own sites. And later, maybe even dox them and attack physically. Not that I support such a behavior, but I'd not stop them from doing it, in that particular case, either.
This is kind of a shame and I empathise. It’s good having people being honest about what bums them out. 🤷🏻♀️ I like the designs though, they’re very Argento creepy.. Shame it’s hard to do body horror stuff without it also looking like conditions that actually exist. They obviously weighed everything up and went with the design anyway.. The writer recognises it’s their call, it’s just an unpleasant one from his POV. Fair dos. Don’t need to be touchy about it. Any shorter guys here? If you had a game that constantly equates that with being stupid or evil I guess it could grate too. I have Crohn’s disease, if a game made Ibd/crohns/Colitus a defining characteristic of most of the mutant enemies I’d probably not like that? (Actually tbh I’d just find that a weird design choice lol bad example.) It’s only an opinion piece guys, you’re acting more upset than he is. 😅 I guess how about they make all the stupid mutant bad guys teenage gamebros. Would people be open to another perspective then?
Opinion piece, yes. The comments here and the downvotes you're getting are opinions too.
Yes but there’s a difference between disagreeing with a point and attacking the person making the point? It’s totally unnecessary, and shows either a lack of maturity or normal levels of empathy.
The issue is that he's overreacting, and trying to make that kind of behavior ok. If people started making these kinds of complaints every time they saw a similarity between a monster and a disability/defect, then we'd soon be out of monsters in games. It's a fictional piece of work, it does not have a duty to please everyone and people need to stop treating games as such. The mutants in the game make you feel bad? Don't play the game, it's that simple.
We wouldn’t be out of monsters in games. It’s totally ok to critique our favourite medium. It’s ok to like something that has elements that might be problematic. It’s up to the devs to weigh the feelings of people against each other and decide what they want to go with, as always. Things will carry on as they always have. Criticism is protected. He’s not overreacting by saying it makes him feel terrible if it makes him feel terrible. He’s not calling for his opinion to outweigh other people’s but he’s right to feel it’s a shame they haven’t taken his feelings into account. That’s fine. Jeez. I want to encourage anyone with personal problems with games to speak up! Nobody else can do it for you, and everyone’s coming from a different place with different sensitivities. It does seem like it might be a bit over relied on as a visual in Rage2 anyway. Oh well. You can’t please everyone, that’s obvious, but it’s good for people to state when they aren’t pleased.
But what are the repercussions for Art in general if artists start to excessively cave to the demands of the offended and their pandered dogpiles? Is uncomfortable art not art? Where is the line drawn? It’s a slippery slope. This guy who wrote the article is really blowing it out of proportion with the intention of hurting the potential sales of a game created by fellow human beings who put their hearts and souls into the work. If the entire game existed to shade people with birth defects then I can see a point. But he’s taking it far out of context and this harms the actual artists who put time, energy and resources into the creation of something that is intended to be fun and entertaining
People are just sick and tired of these so call journalist using their platform to get offended over everything these kind of people live in a bubble. They are entitled to feel however they damn well please but by voicing said opinion publicly they open themselves to criticism it's that simple.
So funny thing, I looked up his picture. Why don't you do that as well, very simple, just google "chris plante polygon". Can you look at his picture and still say he's not overreacting?
Aww show mommy where the bad video game hurt you. Time to grow a pair bud and stop sucking the tit.
shame on all of you for condemning a guy expressing sensitivity toward an insensitive depiction of a serious disability that he shares.... the man probably struggled all his life being bullied at school, probably afraid to talk to any girls, avoids pictures at special events, etc. most likely struggled with depression throughout and used video games to forget about his problems to one day be able to land a job that lets him talk about not just his passion but the one thing thing that helped him cope with his problems about his looks and briefly get away from the cruel real world he's had to live in. only to have a game he enjoys constantly remind him that he's seen as some kind of monster..... it certainly didn't help to have a representative of that game lie to his face about how they would look into being a little sensitive towards his condition and basically give him the middle finger once the game came out by exagerating his condition at just about every turn within the game.... ...mind you he didn't write a bad review, he just wrote how the game and that interview made him feel.... i wonder if you all one day have a kid with a cleft pallet if you would run out and buy them such a game.... shame on all of you for your selfish and insensitive attitudes towards this writer.😒
I understand what you mean, then again, I dont understand it.
There are people in much worse conditions and yet they don’t get offended by video games Polygon ia just being polygon
The mutants are also: bloated, bald, over all malformed, oddly coloured.... yet the writer decides to focus on the fact that one facial feature is similar to his condition? I'm sorry but no, based on that argument 90% of monsters in various games would be offensive since there's surely a real life birth defect that looks the same. The mutants of the game are not mutants because of one facial feature, and the writer needs to rethink his values if he feels the need to write an article, painting this up to be some kind of personal attack against him.