Jesus fucken Christ, this is just saddening and makes my blood boil! So much for love and tolerance right? August Ames doesn’t want to have sex with me her body her vagina, but let’s force her anyway. You know what they call that right? They call that rape? Even getting paid to “perform” on camera, she had the same right to turn down a part or scene for whatever reason she deemed enough. Don’t like it? Tough luck butter-cup deal with it. Got to love the LGBTQ+ or as I like to call them: “The Alphabet Soup community” she didn’t want to expose herself to the dangers of performing with a performer that does gay sex scenes, so what does the LGBTQ+ community do? Did they preach love and tolerance like they say they do?
Hawaii Rep. Chris Lee hit the spotlight a couple of weeks ago when he posted a video on YouTube calling out loot boxes, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 in particular:
In the YouTube video, Chris described Star Wars Battlefront 2 as “a Star Wars-themed online casino.” In a new video that he put up today, Chris lays out a more detailed plan to fight against these “predatory gaming practices,” and explained how people and gamers like myself opposed to the loot box mechanics can help make this happen. He also included a template letter one can use to write to your elected government official. In this video, Chris lays out the basic framework of what a ban on loot boxes would entail, which includes prohibiting the sale of video games containing “gambling mechanisms” to anyone under the age of 21. Chris is also seeking “accountability legislation” that ensures that developers do not pull shady shit and tamper with the drop-rate of items in loot boxes:
For years now the gaming press and media have been screeching that video games need to grow up and tackle more adult and social issues. Ignore real word issues and these people complain that video games are ignoring them. Then developers decide to tackle these real-world issues and people call out the industry for somehow trivializing said issues. So basically fucked if they do or fucked if they don’t, there is just no pleasing these moral busybodies that much is clear. So it comes as no surprise that UK politicians and campaigners are lobbying against Detroit: Become Human. A Daily Mail article quotes Childline founder Esther Rantzen, who’s described the title as “sick and repulsive” and asked Sony to cancel the title or remove the scene from the game.
Conservative MP Damian Collins, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee also chimed in with the following: “It is completely wrong for domestic violence to be part of a video game regardless of what the motivation is. Domestic violence is not a game and this simply trivializes it. It’s dangerous to plant the seed in people’s minds that the way to deal with abusers is to use violence against them.” It’s like we’re back in the 90’s where games are “for kids” and can’t/don’t deal with adult themes, and that any violence portrayed in video games will cause real-world violence. Just another uninformed knee-jerk reaction, based on a snippet of a game for which they have no idea of the wider context.
When you are so desperate to defend pay to win mechanics in a fully priced video game that you end up saying some of the stupidest shit imaginable and then wonder why people have a negative reaction towards said stupid statement. This is some asinine logic on Rami Ismail’s part:
For fuck sake Kotaku, really?! And why on earth would you allow someone like Ethan Gach to write and then publish hot garbage like this? Reading this article dropped my IQ by several points killing a few brain cells along the way. How little self-confidence as a gamer must you have that a picture of a man in a baby bonnet somehow bullies and intimidates your skills as a gamer? ARE YOU FUCKIN KIDDING ME! You wrote a 1300 word article on how you didn’t want to feel emasculated by switching the game too easy, then turn around blame the developers for making you feel that way. It is a difficulty slider, not your life partner laughing at you for not getting an erection during sex. Laugh at it and laugh at yourself.