Just for the record not all South Africans are such vile racist pieces of gutter trash like you Ntokozo Qwabe. You are a coward of the worst sort. Reducing a waitron, and a woman at that, to tears. You are a shit stain that in no way represents the way us South African’s act and think, and to any none South Africans who are reading this. This retarded moron’s opinion and actions in no way represents us as South Africans. For those readers who aren’t from South Africa, most if not all of us are pretty chilled well-spoken people who frown on racism in any form. Irrespective of the colour of our skins, or racial origins.
Ntokozo, you might have deleted the post on Facebook but the internet never forgets.
There really used to be a time not long ago that I admired Wil Wheaton and everything he has done for Geek culture, but since joining the crazy cult that is the social justice warriors he seems to have lost the plot entirely. To be honest I think he is simply pandering to the current social justice movement that has infected social media and the entertainment industry. He has been desperately trying to stay relevant for some time now, ever since his role as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek, and people like myself who used to be fans of him are starting to notice this. I had to stop the video the moment a man said mansplain. The word used to silence a man when he starts sounding reasonable. Also am I the only one who thinks combining two words is something that is best left to children?
I simply don’t have time for stupid shit like that. I love how Wesley goes in the video from “men are retarded because they can’t identify with females” to “women need female characters to identify with”. Both statements are incorrect but when you put them together its mind blowingly retarded. I love how he simultaneously argues men are sexist monsters for wanting representation, and women are awesome for wanting the same representation. It is just a cheap argument that people like Will Wheaton use to try and justify why diversity is necessary in movies and other form of media. It just shows you how shallow these people are, that they need the person to be the same sex as them or the same color in order to identify with them.
I was in two minds about writing this piece because I don’t think Pinchbeck and his ilk deserve or need any more attention, than they current are getting. The developers of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and the Dear Esther, The Chinese Room, have come out firing against CD Projekt Red, which made The Witcher 3, with accusations of sexism. This wouldn’t be the first time The Chinese Room has lashed out against “sexism” in the video game industry. Dan Pinchbeck of The Chinese Room wrote an article for GamesTM comparing the depiction of Quiet in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain to some sort of Nazi propaganda.
The Chinese Room’s official Twitter account had some rather harsh words for CD Projekt Red and its upcoming RPG, Cyberpunk 2077 while linking to an article written on GameSpot that so just happened to use a photograph that detailed the production of the game’s initial CGI trailer reveal. Which you can see below. The image by itself, and without the context of the game’s CGI trailer does not really say much. But game designer James Desborough has noted, the design and aesthetic is a callback to the art of Art Cunningham in the original Cyberpunk 2013 books. Pinchbeck wrote his piece to denounce the popularity of games like The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid 5, which both won multiple awards in 2015.
While I admire CD Projekt RED for not backing down from these outrage warriors, they really didn’t have to respond at all. Neither in an official or private capacity. I am glad CD Projekt Red doesn’t give a shit about pandering to these childish morons. Funny how ignoring these people and their stupid ideological agendas has absolutely no impact on their success, considering the unanimous critical acclaim given to the Witcher series has gotten thus far. I find it rather disappointing that such a developer would be so hypocritical when you really think about it. The Chinese Room should know better than to call someone out as shit for using less than kosher game mechanics, representations of people, or shit that they personally don’t like.