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Polygon Interview: Toxic Masculinity In Video Games (Ugh)

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Arminillo said:
TranceformerFX said:

The interview starts with this, in which Corey Barlog (God of War director) is the interviewee.

Keep in mind this is the FIRST question...

Polygon:

"Playing the game, I kept thinking of the ongoing conversation about how we raise sons to not be utter garbage humans. How do we not intentionally or inadvertently teach them toxic masculine behavior? I’m curious, what conversations were you having in the office while you were putting together this story and the relationship between Kratos and Atreus?"

Keep in mind that is the only question? It's actually starting to make me sick that everyone is coming to conclusions without reading the excerpt, so here it is:

I love how you glossed over/ignored the fact that Polygon asked a loaded question. Clearly you're not savy with journalism. This was a puff piece, plain and simple. Toxic masculinity isn't anymore of a problem than toxic feminism. Now, if the question went more along the lines of:

"Playing the game, I can't help but think of the ongoing climate change in how parents guide their children. Whether it be negatively or positively, and how we can can teach them to avoid certain behavior that society deems unacceptable now. Im curious if the political topics that this country is facing factored into designing the relationship between Kratos & Atreus. And if so, did those result in office discussions?"

 

That would be an example of honest journalism, because that leaves Corey Barlog to make the connection to "toxic masculinity" if that was ACTUALLY his belief instead of the journalists belief. Instead, "Toxic Masculinity" is already assumed before the interview even starts, resulting in an echo chamber of conversations without gauging Corey Barlogs actual opinions.

 

This interview is not only blatantly scripted, but also conducted with the purpose of signaling one's political virtues. I'm glad Corey Barlog rose his SJW flag to let everyone know that he supports first wave totalitarianism. 



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Interesting.



I know the devs always want to be nice but they really should just answer something like this with:

"You shouldn't be looking to God of War games for lessons on how to raise your children. Look elsewhere for that."



When having an interview with polygon, kotaku and other sjw sites, directors should watch some petterson videos to be prepared to how answer. Also record the interview to make sure they will no publish lies or take your words out of context. You need to be prepared for this type of people.



People so quick to shit on Cory when the game isn’t even about that. But this is what polygon does. This is how they get their clicks. Polygon can go bankrupt for all I care. Hope the decent people are able to find a job as for the others nah



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Toxic masculinity from fictional chracters. Lemme guess no one have an issue with Lara Croft masculinity?



OP is a little empty. Maybe add more than just “ugh”.



                                                                                                             

*Sigh* Sure, the interviewer used a poor choice of words which lead to this murderous article.

But man, can people stop putting SJW's in the same group as all other femisnist activists ? You're furttering the stigmatisation on everybody else who isn't part of this utter mess.



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Aeolus451 said:
SJWs are bat shit crazy and they will likely be responsible for creating a progressive totalitarian government in the near future. ugh. 😽

see what is going on in the UK right now. 



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Mar1217 said:
*Sigh* Sure, the interviewer used a poor choice of words which lead to this murderous article.

But man, can people stop putting SJW's in the same group as all other femisnist activists ? You're furttering the stigmatisation on everybody else who isn't part of this utter mess.

how about the so called "other feminist activist" start being the first ones to purge this type of cancerous ideas and people propagating them from their core instead of complaining when others do it in their stead?

fucking tired of these whiners trying to dictate how artists are or aren't allowed to express themselves

and this is coming from an actual progressive who believes in the strive for equality of opportunity for all