Forums - Gaming Discussion - I dont understand the hate Anita Sarkeesian is recieved over Mirrors Edge 2

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She sucks! 196 61.83%
 
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Captain_Tom said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

I am pretty pumped that she's helping with Mirrors Edge to make the female protagonist as badass as possible. I am also a feminist (but foremost egilitarian) and even though I don't always agree with her words, she does bring up good points. When she won the Embassador Award at the Game Developers Choice award, Neil Druckman (who who introduced her) spoke about her influence on the character of Ellie in the Last of Us. In my honest opinion, Ellie is the most empowered female character ever created and has so much to learn in her story growth about survival. If she had an influence on that character, I really wouldnt mind her influencing the female protagonist in Mirrors Edge. I understand that she bites when she talks about subjects, but someone has to do it. If not her, then who?


Some gamers just like making us look like a bunch of immature chauvanists.

Yes, it is quite troubling the way the media is portraying us after the backlash to her speeches from the more extreme and vocal of us all.



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TechnoHobbit said:
I don't always agree with her, but I'm fine with her. I was actually looking forward to her helping with Mirrors Edge 2, a shame that wasn't real.

While she is a bit extreme in cases, the amount of ignorant ridicule and far to often hate she receives is pretty ridiculous.


i think so too, some people are not fair to her. she is the sarah palin of gamemedia. dont be so hard on her she isnt evil, she is just very limited. she can read what mcintosh writes for her, thats all, she is a mouthpiece for a contartist, not a bad person.

She's not helping, and than God for that!



She's crazy.

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She is an idiot. The last thing game developers need to be doing is seeking characterisation tips from fucking feminists.

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I have no issue and pay her no mind. To me she brings to mind various figures in politics and religion who know there is an audience or market to make money on by stating certain views that reinforce their own. She figured out targeting games over other media would make her far more of a lightning rod in the internet arena and bolster her profile and in turn make her more money. If it were not for gaming sites and communities constantly telling me to be angry about her I never would have heard of her.



TRAVIS!!! said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:


I Its a good game, you should check it out when you have time. Regardless , if she says that she's only holding women down. Thats kind of anti-feminist.

Again, she never said that. Maybe you'd like to watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah8mhDW6Shs&feature=youtu.be&t=6m15s

sorry, no idea how to embed :)

Wow...its amazing how much shes been slandered. Some of what she says may worry me, but she does not deserve this even in the slightest. Not at all.



I don`t like her and I haven`t read anything she said that I would agree with. Also she said some very stupid things and was caught lying. I remember the tweet after Hitchens death very disrespectful and cowardly in my opinion.



She doesn't have any qualification to work in game's development.She don't even play Video games as she said in one youtube video.

She is just a person with her on political agenda who chose VG as a hot topic for discussion.




Augen said:
I have no issue and pay her no mind. To me she brings to mind various figures in politics and religion who know there is an audience or market to make money on by stating certain views that reinforce their own. She figured out targeting games over other media would make her far more of a lightning rod in the internet arena and bolster her profile and in turn make her more money. If it were not for gaming sites and communities constantly telling me to be angry about her I never would have heard of her.


Its interesting that you say this, because I don't know how famous she would've become without gamergate. Her popularity skyrocketed.