Okay, that’s it. Games community; you need to sit your arse down, shut the fuck up and listen for two fucking minutes.
No, really. Shut the fuck up.
Alright, I suppose I’ll give you some context. Grand Theft Auto 5 came out last week? Week before? In the last month and it’s been unbelievably successful that I imagine the Rockstar office’s look something like this:
It’s also getting 9/10 kind of reviews from websites better known than this one. One of the FEW complaints this game is getting is that it’s sexist or misogynistic. Which yeah, it is. It’s what you expect from a GTA game from 5-years ago, but maybe not one now, where almost half of the people who play games in this modern age are women. Gamespot let one of their female journalists review the game and it was met with the same level of maturity I would expect from a year 6 sex-ed class.
People though that her glowing-nine-out-of-ten review of their beloved game was so terrible, they started a petition to get her fired.
Guys, this kind of behaviour isn’t acceptable. (more…)