By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Politics Discussion - Are you OK with games becoming more Politically Correct?

Tagged games:

 

Is PC ruining gaming?

Yes 19 31.67%
 
No, you're just being silly! Ah 41 68.33%
 
Total:60
sundin13 said:
Snoorlax said:

No, everybody is allowed to have an opinion and i'm okay with that! BUT if you don't like scantally clad women in an established videogame franchise like MK well then maybe play something else? Why try to pressure and change the game for what it's known for? Because it's succesful and popular it needs to cater to those who generally don't like it as well?

That's my problem and it's really happening with Movies, comics and yes even videogames stop lying to yourself. 

Maybe they decided that they would play something else and market forces dictated that the games had to change in order to reach a larger audience? That's the free market, dog. You certainly seem to be adopting a very left wing perspective here if you are against the free market.

surprisedpikachu.jpg

Actually, i'm in for a fair market. But either way i don't see any PC actually buying and streaming these games online because they really don't give a damn about it look at how terrible the Star Wars movies have performed over the years? Did the forced changes by the free market work? Didn't think so.



Around the Network
RolStoppable said:
sundin13 said:

Maybe they decided that they would play something else and market forces dictated that the games had to change in order to reach a larger audience? That's the free market, dog. You certainly seem to be adopting a very left wing perspective here if you are against the free market.

surprisedpikachu.jpg

Agreed. Snoorlax is a communist.

China doesn't care for the new Star Wars movies which was a huge slap to the face for Disney. I guess those commies aren't so bad after all ! 



Snoorlax said:
Zkuq said:

If you don't have anything relevant to say, maybe don't say anything?

Yes, it's troubling, but so far, it hasn't been much of an issue. It's as simple as that. To elaborate just a bit, I think things are pretty good right now, with potential to get worse.

So, you replied just to explain that you know it's a problem, but you don't care for it, but you actually do care, but really you don't.

OK.

I'm not sure which part of my stance you find convoluted because there's literally two parts to it: It's OK at the moment, and it could get worse. There's essentially one statement about the current situation and another one about the future with no speculation or anything whatsoever. I'll be more vocal if it becomes a problem but for now, it doesn't seem worth the effort to me.



Snoorlax said:
sundin13 said:

Maybe they decided that they would play something else and market forces dictated that the games had to change in order to reach a larger audience? That's the free market, dog. You certainly seem to be adopting a very left wing perspective here if you are against the free market.

surprisedpikachu.jpg

Actually, i'm in for a fair market. But either way i don't see any PC actually buying and streaming these games online because they really don't give a damn about it look at how terrible the Star Wars movies have performed over the years? Did the forced changes by the free market work? Didn't think so.

MK11 was the fifth best selling game of 2019. Fire Emblem Three Houses is the best selling game in the franchise. RE5 was the best selling game in the series when it released.  I'd say that their appeals to the free market are doing just fine.

But don't worry comrade. If you ever want to seize the means of production to distribute games to the proletariat, hit me up.



Some people complain about any censorship by default, regardless of how minor or meaningless the alterations are.

The entitled outcry culture is a plague and among the worst things the internet brought us.

Last edited by Hynad - on 30 March 2020

Around the Network
Snoorlax said:
sundin13 said:

It never ceases to amaze me just how triggered some people get by leftists having opinions.

Have you ever stopped and thought for a moment "Maybe I am the loud minority"?

No, everybody is allowed to have an opinion and i'm okay with that! BUT if you don't like scantally clad women in an established videogame franchise like MK well then maybe play something else? Why try to pressure and change the game for what it's known for? Because it's succesful and popular it needs to cater to those who generally don't like it as well?

That's my problem and it's really happening with Movies, comics and yes even videogames stop lying to yourself. 

That is basically my issue with things. Go and create as many new IPs as you like, there are several heavily politicized themes and IPs I like (even some that are opposite of what I think), but there is no need to hijack what already exist and shoehorn those changes to please people that don't even buy the product.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

I am. We aren't losing anything valuable from it, and you can barely notice it.



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

Metallox said:
I am. We aren't losing anything valuable from it, and you can barely notice it.

So also not gaining anything so why put it in?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
Metallox said:
I am. We aren't losing anything valuable from it, and you can barely notice it.

So also not gaining anything so why put it in?

To have less outdated notions about society. Then again, you can actually, indeed, make almost whatever you want. Just don't expect a warm welcome from everyone. Market will speak. 



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

DonFerrari said:
Metallox said:
I am. We aren't losing anything valuable from it, and you can barely notice it.

So also not gaining anything so why put it in?

Do you actually believe that though? While "political correctness" may be a buzzword that has lost most of its meaning, at the end of the day, "political correctness" is why nobody seriously does blackface any more and why the n-word is generally avoided. I think we can all acknowledge that racism in media was damaging throughout the 20th century. Political correctness is not a bad thing.

At its heart, political correctness is not doing or saying things that hurt people.

This is an entertainment medium. Good stories shouldn't be predicated upon hurting or attacking segments of the audience for how they were born. If you cannot extract that from the story, there are probably bigger issues with the story. What we are gaining from much of this is an audience who doesn't feel attacked by the art that was created to entertain them. While you may not be offended or you may not agree, I think we can acknowledge objectively that more people enjoying a game is something gained.

Now, that isn't to say that political correctness can't be abused. Of course it can. But to treat the entire idea, as invalid because some people are stupid is falling back on the buzzword that doesn't mean anything and just swinging fists at the evil SJW bogeyman.