Video games are no longer safe from our lady-clutches! Why, they’re starting to have female characters in them that aren’t totally worthless or in need of saving! And this has a lot of MRAs worried:
I call bullshit on this subject. Video games are the last place for guys to hang out and now women are taking over. Why not just save us the trouble and instead of eliminating our fantasy world just throw us in work camp to provide for thier bastard children (literally speaking) while they shit all over us…wait they already do that.
Oh noes, a space where we have to allow ladies?! How totally unfair! What does this takeover include? Why, portraying women as competent and equal to men:
You’ll see the same thing in most stat-based role-playing games as well, where you have the option of a female player character – like Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, D&D, etc. The women never have any strength or intelligence penalties compared to the males. … They want to give the impression that people of any race, gender, and sexual-orientation are interchangeable – that there are no differences in ability between them, and that only a bigot could think otherwise. I’m sick of it too.
What do MRAs consider an accurate portrayal of women in video games?
It would be hilarious to portray the female characters realistically. If you chose the female character in your FPS [First Person Shooter] she would have to move very slowly, dragging the gun around. You could build in some extra shake to the crosshairs to represent hopeless accuracy. Every time you needed to reload your gun, instead of just pressing a button, you’d have to find a male character and go through some flirting dialogue options to persuade him to do it for you. One out of every four missions the game would tell you that you were sitting out this one due to ‘women’s issues’.
I’m sure women in the military would have a thing or two to say to this guy. You should read the rest of the silliness (like how Lara Croft somehow oppresses men) over at Man Boobz.
While we’re on the topic of video games: Does anybody play Valorant? I have seen a lot recently about Valorant boosting and would like some opinions on it. Also, my boyfriend and I only have one level left in the expansion pack of Pixel Junk Monsters, and we’re looking for a new game to play together. We’re patiently waiting for Skulls of the Shogun since we loved it at PAX, but who knows when it will finally be released. In the meantime, we will continue to look for the best VPN for gaming. We have tried quite a few now but have yet to decide which is best! And we can’t play Civ 5 together (yet) because my desktop computer is on the fritz. Does anyone have recommendations for good multiplayer strategy/tower defense/tactical type games? Co-op preferred but not required. (EDIT: We have a Wii, PS3, XBOX360, and PCs, so the platform is irrelevant). We tried out this game called ARK: Survival Evolved. It is an action-adventure-based survival video game that is set in an open-world environment and can be played in the third or first-person perspective. Once you find the best ARK server hosting, the game can become much more engaging as it allowed us to play with our entire friend circle instead of some random first-timers online. But we’ve moved on from that as well. So we are open to suggestions once more. Don’t recommend me League of Legends again because I’m not an idiot, I’m already a master at it. Surely you haven’t been paying attention to these Great League of Legends Stats. I’m kidding, but I’m sure I’ll be up there soon. Who doesn’t love these kinds of games, they are unbeatable!
Recommendations are appreciated. Because, you know, I have to love strategy video games in order to invade his one last man space and enslave him. Not because we enjoy playing them with each other or something.