505 Games Writes On Twitter: We’ve partnered with select female creators to introduce @remedygames’s newest protagonist, Jesse Faden, in the first streams for @ControlRemedy !
This is a new level of retardation. :/ So now, are we going to have men introduce new male protagonists?
We will have to wait for International Men's Day, which I'm sure will be introduced shortly after the annual Straight Pride Parade.
Been waiting. Was petitioning at my local Governmental building to get a National Scrotum Day. A day that was focused on the painful, painful things that can happen to Scrotum. A focus on how precious it truely is. Just have more awareness to it
Maybe if you weren’t so ignorant, you’d know that it actually exists and is in November...
@rob You know why nobody knows about national mens day? Because it was only a thing from 1992, its younger than I am, and nobody even acknowledges it lol it even went away for a few years until it relaunched in '99. Where is testicular or prostate cancer awareness month actually acknowledged as well? Come October everyone is wearing pink, but where is the same recognition for the purple ribbon in April? "Breast cancer received $60 million more than prostate cancer and ovarian cancer and $64 million more than testicular cancer. The smaller funding for men's health research is a paradox given their average life expectancy is just 79.7 compared to 84.2 for women." "A SPECTACULAR gender gap has resulted in men’s health problems being allocated a quarter of the funding women’s health research gets, ranked just ahead of parasitic infections. This is even though men die four and a half years earlier than women, and are 60 per cent more likely to die from cancer. It is one reason there is still no reliable test to detect aggressive forms of prostate cancer, a bigger killer than breast cancer."
@Dadrunkenjester Movember passed you by then?
I have no issue with this as long as the same people praising this wouldn't bitch about a publisher using only male streamers to promote their next game that has a male lead.
Oh man, I just pre-ordered the game- is this what they are going to use my money for, a “woke” message to the video game world? Featuring only female streamers instead of people who are first passionate about what you do is an obnoxious and shortsighted PR stunt.
505 games aren't really the best publishers. They are the one who decided to let control be exclusive to EGS
Right there in one line you told me everything I need to know about 505 games lol.
And the ones responsible for ALL exclusivity deals concerning Control. Hope that this is the last Remedy game they publish.
That's sexist. Stupid F*cks
It's not sexist to promote a female lead using female streamers...
Hmmm pirate or buy used🤔
Omg are you being serious??? Pirate that game boy
You guys do realize that this is not a female-only product, right? And the fact that they (purposefully or not) choose those female streamers doesn't mean that the game is female-only and not appropriate for men to play. Right? I don't see this as a reason to not buy the game. And to be fair if anyone decides not to buy the game for this reason, then they wouldn't buy it in the first place.
I think people are just tired of racial and gender politics, but for some reason, the entire entertainment industry thinks that consumers can't get enough of it.
Nail on the head, Blue.
You say that but it's not the reality... What you and people like you may eye roll as 'race & gender politics' others would champion and hail as a raise in equality and representation.. when people like you speak, look around at the people that agree with you and if you see the people around you are HEAVILY majority like you then im sorry to say but you represent the wrong side or at least the side that wouldn't get the importance because you dont have to and choose not to. While for the rest of us it's a welcomed change we not only appreciate but have been waiting decades to see...
"You're my boy Blue"
I wouldn’t have pre-ordered if I knew they were going to go full SJW. It’s a shame. And after venting right now, I’m going to have to ignore it because I’m stuck with it now. It better be freakin’ good!
We don't want this in gaming it's this simple. BTW it's been proven that games with male lead tend to sell a lot better That's not me saying. And I don't agree with that but if given the option to pick at start of the game I pick male because that's who I am and I sure for female gamers it's the same
No that's not the truth... that's just the same BS EA and all these other publishers believed for soo long that games with women on the cover dont sell and once again its being brought up by you making it seem like actual fact when it's not... The woman character isn't the issue but rather the quality of game, the subject it too nuanced and you're doing it a huge disservice by even simplifying it soo stupidly! And WHO doesn't want it in gaming..? You..? or other white males..? Because the Black community would LOVE more black characters or black female characters that dont all look and sound like Cole train from Gears of war... So you better check who "We" are in that stupid comment.
Billions of dollars say otherwise so you can believe whatever point
I always chose the girls with tiny skirts, but that's just because I'm a perv and want to see some Chun Li panties...
I Pick a Female because if im gonna Stare at a Butt for 20 Hours i prefere its a Girl, If You seen the girls i make in Saints Row , you would too
Tell that to Gillette. I hear that their little attempt at this cost them about 6 billion dollars in sales. Vote with your wallets people. I don't care either way as I a Sony player and couldn't care less about remedy but I do like the poetic justice when these advertising methods explode in their faces :D
They'll still bitch when the majority of this games fanbase are males.
What about Transgendered Men
Careful, someone will be down your throat for labelling them "men"
Why? A trans male is a man. A trans female is a woman who wasn’t born as a woman. So why would someone who has had surgery and lives their life as a man be offended by you calling them a man? Unless your saying the people who are easily offended will come out and state they aren’t a man because of how they were born? Nah, I don’t think you meant that...
@rob-GP people cannot change their sex.
Right you are. It’s a mental illness. Yet, when someone says that they’re automatically labeled “Transphobic” and a bully. It’s just ridiculous.
so if i wanna be a Tarantula or a Rhino, if I believe it enough that I am one ,other people have to go along with it? or they'll be CoolPhobics
The floodgates have been opened. Prepare for battle Brain...🍾
They are using female streamers to promote a female protagonist. Who cares? It’s just trying to bring more females into a male dominated hobby. It’s really that simple. I know some people think having a female protagonist is a revolutionary form of righteous activism but those people are braindead and should be ignored. It’s not an insidious agenda either, it’s a marketing strategy. Yes many more females playing games today but not even half of them play games like control. I couldn’t care less about any of that garbage personally, I’m just hyped to play it. It looks fun.
Whoever posted this news, they did it purposely to spark hate and anger at the publisher. They missed out the big part which is that they were celebrating woman’s equality day by having the first day as a showcase for female streamers, Sunday and Monday are both male and female streamers showing it off. But, that but was missed out of the post above.
Dumb. Taking it off my Gamefly list now
what a cool guy you are lool.. you must have loads of friends ¬_¬ looool
Elf, I agree. Dumb, it is.
What the hell happened to the days were people just loved games and spoke about their favorite part of the games they played instead of all this agenda bs. The only thing thats improving in gaming is technology but everything else is going backwards far as the industry is concerned.
Well whats wrong with representation..? Why is it that having representation is SUCH an issue for people like you... You see everything as an attack on you and your beliefs when it's only about bringing in and appeasing a demographic heavily underrepresented and important... it's really not hard.. You all cry 'Agenda, AGENDAAA!!!' But then you guys spout your own agenda you want, how you all dont see the irony and hipocrasy in that is hilarious to me!
If you believe this sexist feminist bs is representation of the industry.. man then you have truly lost the plot of what gaming is about..which is fun and community not political non gaming agendas. Women have always been represented in gaming its just that the mentally ill feminist want to whine and cry over bs to get their way even going as far as telling devs what should be in their games. Politics will destroy the future of gaming if the gaming community does not speak out against it. You are part of the issue with gaming by defending this bs.
LOOOL! Look at your response and look at the amount of dissagrees i have with not a SINGLE person agreeing with me! When ALL i was saying was 'representation matters' if you dont see the issue here and see how toxic this community is when these type of convos are brought up then you clearly dont understand... But more on your response... I didn't say it's representative of the industry im saying representation matters!!! having a diverse catalogue of characters and games is important. You think im part of the problem and yet you dont see how you are by having an issue with representation. You all act like the gatekeepers of "how things used to be" When how things used to be was just cut and dry the same thing year in year out and now that games are becoming more diverse in their storytelling and character designs you guys want to complain that things are changing for the negative... HOW DO YOU NOT SEE THAT!?!?!?!
Just to make it clear (not read the comments on here yet but I can guess what they’re going to be), as a celebration of Women’s Equality Day (a real thing, look it up), they had a few female streamers play the game yesterday. Today and tomorrow they had both male and female streamers showcasing the early parts of the game. It’s not a personal attack on anyone’s gender or any kinda of hidden agenda, it was using an actual event as a means to show the game a little early. Twitter had a number of people saying they are cancelling their order because a woman was streaming the game... seriously? It’s not like anyone took away their chance at playing it early as the majority of the vocal bunch were never a choice to begin with (not a streamer). However, don’t fear - men have been given the game to review it before launch (not that gender should matter)...
I agree its no reason to cancel your preorder, is it the best idea for them to market this way no. But it could be worse their entire game could have got cancelled because of politics like a certain someone's pax panel.
Don’t feel it’s being marketed as anything though. The publisher did something to celebrate the day, with regular mixed-streams taking place the day after. All they were saying was the streams were introducing you to Jesse because they were the first official streams, not ones from people who got the game early. There no hidden agenda or things to read between the lines in the marketing
I wouldn't try to explain too hard or expect any amount of understanding from the comments on here. The poor offended sheep just see the headline and jump right in.
True, it's almost as if the original poster purposely missed out that important part just to get people to make up their own interpretation of the truth :/
Equality who wants that ?
I thought n4g people hates narrow minded people, well in this case I believe the n4g community are the ones who are retarded.
Ah shit here we go again...
Lost interest in this game, cant stand political bullsh**
As soon as you attach a particular group to an "equality" day, you make it an oxymoron. You either have "Equality Day" or nothing at all.
505 Games: We are partnering with certain female gamers. Me: Do you really believe that only females care about this game? 505 Games: If you question us, then you are sexist! Would the conversation go something like that? Lol This game is not even going to be on my radar until it is finally on Steam.
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