It's a word used by right wing people when something doesn't cater specifically to them or reminds them that minorities exist.
See also SJW, don't put politics in muh vidyagames!!1!1 etc
Don’t confuse right wing with alt right. Just like I don’t group up all left wingers with Antifa.
Just want to say that I’m not opposed to minorities or gay people in video games. The woke label in video games merely means shoehorning in a idealized view of the world into a story. Which many times warps the message to only appeal to one political spectrum (instead of just being a politically neutral story that has universal appeal). Hence that’s why woke games are so divided and come across as preachy.
How do you separate what is shoehorned in and what isn't? I for example usually prefer to play as female characters for aesthetic reasons.
And how do you know if it sacrificed anything from the story if you're not the writer? Will a story inherently suffer even if I include a gay character to appease to certain crowds?
Is Chris Hemsworth at the center of the Thor movie poster not appeasing to certain crowds?
There's a saying that no story is free from political bias.
If you catch a killer, then you're virtue signaling that killing is wrong, etc.
Let me remind everyone that we had the same kind of 'woke/sjw' complaints just from the first TLOU2 trailer where Elly kissed another girl.
Some people will take any opportunity they can to inject this discussion into the entertainment section for the 500th time, after complaining about not wanting politics in their entertainment, and then go home to play FF7 where you fight a mega corporation from draining the planet of its lifeforce.
Even if we get into this, it may be a long and complicated discussion.
A lot of people here don't want to see this political mudslinging going nowhere for the 500th time. They just want to read about the subject.
So we shouldn't force them to endure it. That's why I've said, if you want to discuss politics, do it in the politics section. If you want to discuss spoilers, do it in a dedicated spoiler thread.
I hope this is the last time I have to explain why things should go in their proper threads. Whether its spoilers or politics.
Last edited by Hiku - on 28 April 2020