Sections

Metal Gear Solid 5: ‘Quiet’ PlayArts figure snapped by Kojima

Monday, 20 January 2014 08:39 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s controversial female sniper Quiet has been immortalised in a new PlayArts Kai figure, which director Hideo Kojima has been taking photos of. See the work-in-progress model here.

Kojima has been taking a ton of photos recently. Here’s a batch showing Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes PS4 remote play, second screen map features and the PS4 boot-up screen.

It came from a tweet on Kojima’s personal feed, along with the following image:

You may remember Quiet due to some backlash hurled at Kojima last year for how the character was dressed. The director stressed that the reason for her skimpy outfit would be made clear in time.

What do you make of the Quiet figurine above? Let us know below.

Latest

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console exclusive to Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

118 Comments

  1. Fin

    LOLOLOLOL

    I’m sure this’ll help dispel the notion that guys who play games are just man-children.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    “Once you recognize the secret reason for her exposure, you will feel ashamed of your words & deeds.”

    I think we finally understand just what that “secret reason” is, and why we’ll “feel ashamed” for our deeds.

    This figure is even worse than the design in the game. Don’t try to justify jackshit after adding two extra cup sizes to her. No bullshit “reason” makes the actual purpose of her design more transparent than this.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Ali

    Disgusting.

    Take a look at Mirror Edge 2 Faith and take notes Kojima

    #3 1 year ago
  4. CycloneFox

    Oh it’s that debate again. I know, I might make myself unpopular with some people here, if I write this. But this has to be said:

    Seriously, this is getting on my nerves. MGS is a mature game series and shouldn’t be played by children anyway. It’s more problematic, how women are depicted in the TV nowerdays than this. Games are a kind of art and interfering with such debates or even censoring just hurts it.

    We all already know, that alot of modern gamers seem to be afraid of boobs, for some reason. Instead, they more and more seem to like short hair (what I associate with grannys, where it’s too dificult to care for long hair) and childlike or boylike bodies as a beauty ideal… I mean, what the hell?

    Oh and to behave as a feminist doesn’t make anyone more attractive, btw.

    More @ the topic: I don’t like the figure very much. Some details of the clothing are nice and all. But I don’t like the face so much, have seen much prettier faces on figures. Especially the figures of collectors editions for example of games mostly don’t have good faces, if they are not from manufacturers like Figma, for example.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Fin

    @4

    “MGS is a mature game series and shouldn’t be played by children anyway.”

    Errr, you wouldn’t know it, looking at that character’s design.
    Mature? More like snickering teenage boys.

    The comparison to TV is invalid – good TV these days (Good Wife, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Girls) all have strong female characters who aren’t just there for their looks.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @4 ““MGS is a mature game series and shouldn’t be played by children anyway.”

    We clearly have different definitions of maturity.

    Nobody said anything about children not playing this. That’s a different debate all together.

    “We all already know, that alot of modern gamers seem to be afraid of boobs.”

    No, they’re not.

    The issue has nothing to do with the fact that she has her breasts showing and everything to do with the facts that her breasts are showing purely for the sake of male titilation. When you reach a certain age, that sort of thing just becomes cringe worthy.

    “Oh and to behave as a feminist doesn’t make anyone more attractive, btw.”

    I’m going to present a suggestion to you that may potentially blow your mind. So be prepared.

    Are you ready?

    Many of us hold these opinions simply because its what we believe.

    “Games are a kind of art and interfering with such debates or even censoring just hurts it.”

    Nobody is claiming it should be censored. That doesn’t mean we can’t subjectively find it bad.

    “It’s more problematic, how women are depicted in the TV nowerdays than this.”

    Really? Because last time I checked most decent television was advancing leaps and bounds in their representation of women as characters in their own right. Mainly because television has been having the same arguments as video games have. The difference is that television is actually listening,

    #6 1 year ago
  7. mreko3230

    I have no problem with the way Quiet is depicted, but that figure just looks awful. If it looked more like the character from the game I think it would be alright. This design took away the femininity of the character and made it look like Quite has been using steroids.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. CycloneFox

    @5: Of course there are alot of exceptions. I never said, everything in the TV educates children to think women are shells at best and mostly just sex objects. And MGS doesn’t have weak women characters, itself. There is this one scene in MGS with Meryl as a ‘damsel in distress’. But she, like nearly every other woman in MGS, is a really strong character with alot of facets instead of only a one dimensional object, the male protagonist needs to save.

    But the more disturbing/problematic thing, what I see is the already mentioned beauty ideal. Woment today learn in the media, they have to be as thin and skinny as possible, while still looking feminine, which is no way in hell possible. That’s one reason, why I have a big problem with all those calling-themselves-guys running into all forums and blogs and posting how digusting big boobs are and instead take child-like women as the beauty ideal. I hope, you do realize, what’s wrong with that, don’t you?

    And I will stick to this: Even if the sad reality looks different, children mustn’t play video games like this. They should instead play outside, or play games which are suitable for children.

    @7: Totally agree with you.

    @6: It’s not a different debate. It’s actually the most important aspect about the women body depiction debate, wether or not children should see it. Because they are the ones, who need to form an image about women. What adults do with media is left to them.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    Good job missing / ignoring the point.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. CycloneFox

    @9: You are the one, missing / ignoring my point.

    Edit: Of yourse, I’m thanking you for dealing with my post in such a deep manner. I respect the points you have. But I just wanted to state, that not everything is just black and white. It’s not always bad to depict women in Kojima’s way.
    I try to take all of your points seriously. And of course, there is alot of truth in your words. But I try to make a totally different point from what you are refering to.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @10 No, I’m not, because the problem has absolutely nothing to do with the size of her breasts, and nobody is actually asking for wafer thin women outside of Hollywood.

    The game isn’t made for children… but nobody said it was.

    The age of gamers is rising, and many of us simply find very little appealing in exploitative “sexiness”. We’re not “afraid” of it, we just find it boring and crash and stupid. Nor are we doing it to impress women.

    The only reason she is 90% naked is because she’s female.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Kreion

    @8
    Yeah, you managed to completely ignore the arguments directed against you and instead start another argument with no evidence to back THAT up either. The question was never if she was weak or not – it was that she simply has no reason to be wearing what she’s wearing other than to draw the male gaze of the player. Why the hell would a sniper want to attract attention?!

    As for your second argument…where’s any evidence to back this up? I can see what you’re implying, but liking petite women doesn’t somehow make you love children in the same way, you ignorant moron. Go back to your cave where only your opinions matter, instead of trying to push the blame for your own ignorance on other flaws in society.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. CycloneFox

    @11: I totally agree with what you are saying on your last post.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. schnide

    @4

    MGS is a mature game series? The definition of mature isn’t this:

    “Being old enough to look at tits if you want to.”

    Mature means dealing with grown-up themes in grown-up ways. Looking at tits for the sake of looking at tits is what you start doing as a little boy.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Fin

    Yer, the whole point of this being ridiculous is because she’s only designed the way she is so guys get an erection.

    That’s the only reason. And it’s a fuckin ridiculous reason to design something.

    She could be exactly the same character, but dressed more realistically. Her current design feeds into everthing bad that’s thought about games and their players.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Dragon

    Allow me to hit my head on the wall.

    Seriously, its a character design, nothing else. But oh teh mature guys…

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @16 Sorry for actually having an adult conversation. We’ll make sure to refrain from such silliness in future for fear of causing you more brain damage from prolonged wall smashing.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. FeaturePreacher

    I think it’s an OK design. Although, I wonder if this toy is made by the same people who made the following: http://www.destructoid.com//ul/263019-/s003s-620x.jpg

    #18 1 year ago
  19. CycloneFox

    @14&15: I totally see your point and agree with you. And I think, I got a little carried away. The topic was just getting on my nerves for quite some time and this topic with the first few post, was the straw to break the camel’s back. One was refering to the problematic depiction of women debate, one was stating, her breasts are too big (of course, in reference to the figure, not the ingame-character, okay) and one even said, that all game-designers should orient to some EA-game charcter design. That’s why I got a little offtopic.

    Actually I don’t really like what I see from Quites character design yet and hope, that the game will save it somehow.
    Edit: Let’s be fair anyway, Quiet is living in Africa. No one would like to dress high-necked there. Her design is just a little too sexy.
    But my points up there are more in general and don’t necessarily refere to quiets cahracter design.

    I have to admit, anyway, that I more likely buy games with attractive women on it, than games with a guy carrying a gun. And I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. The main problem is parents tend to confuse games with childrens games because of words like ‘game’ or ‘play’ which is still suggesting something for kids.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. CyberMarco

    Are those real or implants? :P

    On a serious note, I agree with Michael, Fin(!) and the rest who said that this character’s representation is just a penis(fan)-service. But I wouldn’t say it’s a (huge) issue. There are other things to get upset regarding MGS.

    ***SPOILER ALERT FOR MGS4***

    I just finished MGS4 the past week (yeah I know, don’t judge me) and I would say that the Beauty & Beast characters are more prone to be criticized. Don’t know if there was any controversy raised back when the game was released.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. FeaturePreacher

    @20 There wasn’t since no flesh was exposed. White knights only react to that. Did you shake the controller when you had conversations with Rose?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Hybridpsycho

    Oh look, it’s this again. I can’t believe you guys are actually giving a fucking rats ass about this.

    It’s just fucking boobs get over it.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. CycloneFox

    @20: Actually, Kojima wanted the Beauty & Beast characters to be absolutely naked ingame for the end of each battle. For obvious reasons that never happened. But Isee your point there. There was no reason for the Beauty & Beast or some of the scenes with naomi, to be so sexy. In MGS3 for example, even my wife said, it’s totally fine how Eva was depicted, as she had her reasons to do, what she did. She and The Boss were really deep and goog cahracters, but MGS4 was sadly missing that point for Naomi and the Beauty & Beast cahracters.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Dirk

    @2

    Stop sexualizing plastic figures, why are you checking out cup sizes?

    Let’s have a quick look at this.

    People criticizing the way a woman looks? Yes.
    People criticizing the way a woman dresses? Yes.

    Keep fighting the good fight people…

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @21 Women in the franchise have almost universally been portrayed terribly, as far back as Sniper Wolf wearing her outfit unzipped to her mid-drift… in freezing arctic temperatures.

    Rose was an insulting character because all she did was patronise Raiden and complain, and served no purpose in the story other than to act as an emotional foil, with no development as a character outside of how she progresses the male lead. She’s fairly disliked by a lot of fans for this reason.

    Don’t try to simplify people’s views on the subject just so you can shove them into a comfortable little box to fit with your accusations.

    @23 MGS3 was the one time when Kojima actually got it right.

    @24 “People criticizing the way a woman looks? Yes.
    People criticizing the way a woman dresses? Yes.”

    I’m not criticising the way a woman looks and dresses, because she isn’t a real woman. I’m criticising its value as a piece of art.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. FeaturePreacher

    @25 There’s no need to shoehorn anyone when they consistently do that themselves. Just wait for Soul Calibur 6 to appear and watch the predictable complaints from white knights to pop up.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    @26 Except they’re not and you’re making broad assumptions on an entire group of people that aren’t actually accurate. The criticism of Rose being just one example.

    Google “Objectification”. The problem isn’t with women being sexy.

    While you’re at it, also google “Patriarchy”.

    Its ironic that you mention Soul Calibur VI, considering that V is the first time in the series in a long while that they actually toned it down. Ivy isn’t even hanging out of her clothes in this one, for once.

    Soul Calibur isn’t claiming itself to be smart or artistically relevant though. Metal Gear Solid on the other hand. You don’t go into a pornography film expecting fine art.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. CyberMarco

    Regarding the B&B, I meant the character’s back-story and all those creepy details regarding their lives, rather than their appearance.

    During some moments in MGS4 I had a “Resident Evil-esque” feeling, with all those twisted things regarding the B&Bs, the FOXDIE virus etc. I could totally see Kojima making a Silent Hills games, as he mentioned in the past.

    @21 I missed that part, but I know what you mean! ;)

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Joe Musashi

    This is obviously because.. ..nanomachines.

    Also, for a series that has habitually had the player staring at a guy’s butt for most of its life the distress exhibited at this is bemusingly hypocritical.

    Videogames.

    JM

    #29 1 year ago
  30. _LarZen_

    Games about killing, killing and more killing. Focus on weapons and killing.

    No problem!

    Sexy female. DISGUSTING and DISTURBING!

    Brainwashed people are always entertaining to read. Keep it up.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. absolutezero

    I think everyone needs a long tall glass of check your privilege.

    /tips fedora.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    @30 Brainwashed?

    Picking up a gun and choosing to fight is a *choice*. Eva *choose* to use her body as a weapon in that particular game. It was relevant to her character and the story. This is tits for tits sakes.

    Violence for violence sake is just as stupid and open to the exact same criticism.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. absolutezero

    Playarts Kai are really fucking terrible as well. Its Squares range of super poseable action figure, not a patch on the superior Figma.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Fin

    Man, ye lot are great at telling other people why they’re annoyed aren’t ye?

    Here’s my point, it’s not to do with realism or whatever, and I’m not DISGUSTED etc:

    It’s that anyone that doesn’t play games will look at this and roll their eyes. It creates a bad impression of the target audience.

    That’s not how we broaden the player base for games, it’s not how we grow as an art form and a medium, and it’s certainly not how we encourage more girls in the industry.

    That’s it, that’s the core problem.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. absolutezero

    What if thats not a problem for other people?

    Being deadly serious here as well. What if I don’t give a shit about the public at larges perception of video games? What if I think the medium will grow and develop regardless of fans hand wringing over silly things?

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Ireland Michael

    @35 If a game wants to claim to be valid art, it has to be open to scrutiny of its quality as such.

    There is a reason M. Night Shyamalan is not held is high regard as a master of his art. If Kojima wants to keep pretending his work is worthy of that sort of acclaim, his work has to live up to it.

    This is the equivalent of sticking Scarlet O’Hara in a one piece.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. silkvg247

    Well it’s certainly turned me off the game, and I like women! :p

    She looks like an alien. Skinny neck, disproportionate thighs and boobs. She frankly looks weird.

    If that’s some guys idea of sexy.. man.. I just have no words.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. CycloneFox

    @33: Totally agree with you. That’s why I don’t like most firegures in collectors editions, etc.

    @34: That point seems legit. I think, what I said before, that non-gamers/parents mostly suggest ‘games’ are something to ‘play’ with for kids, is a big problem that adds to your point. That is why I think it is important to keep children from games, they are too young for. Instead, people are always blaming the games and the gamers.

    @36: Art needs to be free of censorship and fear of critizism. It shouldn’t be influenced by gamers who are afraid of how the public eye will look at them when they enjoy games.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. absolutezero

    Wait wait wait games themselves are now claiming to be valid pieces of art?

    When did that happen?

    Thank fuck the movie industry never went through this horse shit. I’m sorry Universal Monster movies your worth to the human experience has been found lacking if we want the medium of cinema to mature and expand we must expunge you from existence.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Ireland Michael

    @39 Kojima himself is the one always going about the deep themes and social commentary and blah blah blah of his games.

    Most video games are disposable toys at best. Kojima is the one claiming they can be more. This isn’t the way of proving it.

    “Thank fuck the movie industry never went through this horse shit.”

    Are you kidding?

    #40 1 year ago
  41. absolutezero

    Still not seeing how saying a game has darker themes than whats come before is “claiming” its a serious work of art. Actually the only developer that comes to mind that claimed his work was art was Phil Fish. Funny that.

    You are making those connections and using them as a jumping off point to get riled. rabble rabble rabble.

    All video games are disposable toys, just like most works of fiction, most of cinema and almost all modern music. Theres nothing wrong with that. I think I prefer that.

    I think I would much rather have my comic books and my video games and sit in a corner and pretend there are’nt people out there that are so ashamed of their hobby they want to intrinsically change how it works to make them feel better.

    “Oh no its to help them grow into beautiful mature artistic butterflies! and not at all to do with me not being able to tell people I love videogames at dinner parties because they will look at me funny.”

    Thats pretty much how I see almost all of RPS’ output right now. We need to change and mature to make me feel better. I am offended and that makes me right. blah blah blah.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. RaikoRis

    “Culture Gap”

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    I’m not “offended” by it. I just find it stupid.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. ignisbadguy

    @40
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/news240106kojimaart
    Pointless discussion aside, Quiet’s design is pretty ugly :P

    #44 1 year ago
  45. absolutezero

    Now you’ve done it!!

    Japan’s culture is wrong. Its insidious and needs to completely change! It makes me uncomfortable!

    I AM OFFENDED AND IT IS UNACCEPTABLE!!

    UNACCEPTABLEEEEEEEEEEEE

    http://youtu.be/07So_lJQyqw

    #45 1 year ago
  46. _LarZen_

    @32

    And what is wrong with tits for tits sake? Or men pumped so full of steroids they cant scratch their back?

    I don’t see people going nuts about the XXX games that stereotype men?!

    This is like watching crazy Americans go nuts like when Janet Jackson had heir nipple shown at Super Bowl. And that is just one example of many.

    I find the entire situation embarrassing. Not because of how the female character “Quite” look. But because gaming sites focus on the sexual part and act like it’s horrible,disturbing,wrong and actively make bad focus towards it and make it out to be a big problem when it’s not.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. schnide

    @30

    “Games about killing, killing and more killing. Focus on weapons and killing.

    No problem!

    Sexy female. DISGUSTING and DISTURBING!

    Brainwashed people are always entertaining to read. Keep it up.”

    Fail. You need to advance your argument past that high school simplicity.

    Killing in most games is at least justified by some wafer-thin moral righteousness. It’s not just killing for fun’s sake, even if you do get some enjoyment out of it.. because that would just be murder. There have only been a few games which tried that (Thrill Kill, Manhunt etc.) and they were rightly called out for that. In MGS, Snake is a grizzled veteran who doesn’t enjoy killing but does it for a cause.

    In contrast, this ‘sexiness’ of Quiet, if you really do find it sexy, is just there to give you a hard-on and make you part with your dollars or pounds. So that’s a virtual woman, designed by a man, that you find sexy.

    There’s no reason for her to be dressed like that otherwise. More to the point, it works against the context of the game itself, because it doesn’t make sense for her to wear that in a combat environment.

    So after all that, tell us – do you enjoy being given a boner by a man for money? :D

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Joe Musashi

    I am disgusted by thing!
    You should be disgusted by thing too!
    Here are the reasons I think you should feel how I feel about thing.
    You are still not feeling the same as me? You are wrong.
    Now I am more disgusted and you are to blame.

    etc

    JM

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Ireland Michael

    @44 The title is lazy, and Kojima bounces back and forth if you read the actual article.

    “Kojima went on to discuss the nature of interactivity, using the example of concept cars. “You don’t have to be able to drive a car, but if it’s called a car and it has artistic elements in the visuals, then it’s art.”

    Just replace the word car with video game.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. absolutezero

    As strange as it seems Mike I’m not directly refering to you in my posts, not 100% anyway. More the internet at large tumblr massif.

    I’ve mentioned it multiple times before in many different threads but I also think Quiet’s design is atrocious, just from a purely aesthetic point of view. Its terrible in relation to the rest of the cast from the same game (and thats saying something when one of the bad guys is The Red Skull) and the rest of the series as a whole. I’ve come to expect far more from Shinkawa and this just seems lazy, its clashing, its jarring and its ugly.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. absolutezero

    @47

    Did you just berate someones argument and then go onto shoe horn in a gay insult at the end?

    Really? Jesus Christ.

    “There’s no reason for her to be dressed like that otherwise.”

    How would you know this? Really, humour me.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Fin

    Yup, I want the industry to have the same prestige and respect as TV, film and music.
    Indie games are a start, but we’re never going to get there if this is considered good character design.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Jet Black

    The action figure is described as being “Work In Progress”, Guess they’ve still got to design some clothes then…

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    @46 “And what is wrong with tits for tits sake? Or men pumped so full of steroids they cant scratch their back?”

    Nothing, if that’s what you want.

    Like I said, you don’t go into a pornography film expecting social commentary. And vica versa.

    “I don’t see people going nuts about the XXX games that stereotype men?!”

    Nobody is “going nuts”. It’s an incredibly narrow view to assume that just because people are critically examining something or think about it on anything more than a simple level that they’re “going nuts”.

    Meathead guys in meathead games are just as stupid as this whole Quiet design is, as far as I’m concerned. Nothing bores me faster than a bunch of guys shouting and screaming at each other while bullets rain overhead. Or excessive gore purely for the sake of it.

    Don’t assume that everyone shares one set view on this stuff.

    @50 Thank you for understanding the simple issue here: context.

    @52 “but we’re never going to get there if this is considered good character design.”

    We’re never going to get there as long as Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy are considered the pinnacle of video game storytelling.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. fihar

    For me, the problem isn’t so much Quiet’s clothing, or a lack thereof, but rather Kojima’s insistence on claiming that there is actually some deeper context on why she’s dressed like that.

    When he said that he just wanted to make Quiet sexy, it could’ve ended there. It’s not totally okay, but at least I’d understand.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. efnaldinho

    @49

    “Kojima went on to discuss the nature of interactivity, using the example of concept video game. “You don’t have to be able to drive a video game, but if it’s called a video game and it has artistic elements in the visuals, then it’s art.”

    Yeah mate, that makes a lot of sense.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Jet Black

    Here’s one for the ladies out there…

    http://b.imdoc.fr/private/1/private-category/photo/3305180330/545665590e/private-category-sc-img.jpg

    #57 1 year ago
  58. absolutezero

    Its funny that the only time I ever see people complaining about man-hunk characters in video games is in reply to people pointing out that no one complains about man-hunk characters in video games.

    #58 1 year ago
  59. efnaldinho

    Can I also say, having not played the game nor been privy to almost all of the cutscenes, I feel especially qualified to say that Quiet is what is keeping video games from being embraced by the alumni of Oxbridge.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. ignisbadguy

    @56
    It’s Kojima, his words never make sense.

    #60 1 year ago
  61. efnaldinho

    @60 I think you might need to see the 49th post to not look like an embarrassment.

    #61 1 year ago
  62. Ireland Michael

    @58 You don’t remember the half year or so when everyone used to accuse me of being an Xbot who hated Sony because I complained that God of War was a soulless franchise whose only selling point was its tastelessly excessive gore and grotesquely violent protagonist?

    I regularly berate games for being violence for violence sake.

    #62 1 year ago
  63. Fin

    @59

    Nah bro, just symptomatic innit.

    #63 1 year ago
  64. schnide

    @51

    Is your username related to the amount of value your posts contribute? There was absolutely no gay insult whatsoever. Don’t try and force any homophobia you might have on me. The OP was saying that he found Quiet sexy. My question was whether he still found Quiet sexy knowing that she’s created from the mind of a man.

    And to answer your second question, because female snipers aren’t dressed like that. And if Kojima does have this earth-shattering literary masterpiece of a background for her, he’s doing “her” and himself a disservice by just putting the image of her out there to appear as nothing but fan-wank material.

    #64 1 year ago
  65. Ireland Michael

    Just for comparison sake…

    Another famous character in a desert: http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UC3-Desert-Village-Media.jpg

    #65 1 year ago
  66. absolutezero

    Yeah thats why you felt the need to bookend it with a cheeky passive aggressive smiley.

    Would you say the same thing about the great works of art through out history that have been created for titillation? Most of those were created by men, actually what about wank material created by women are those somehow more acceptable? Skullgirls comes to mind there.

    That should also be “because snipers” are’nt dressed like that, just like there are no men with skull heads leading para-military groups and Metal Gears are not a thing.

    #66 1 year ago
  67. schnide

    @Ireland Michael

    You, sir, talk a lot of sense – as in, you can actually make an argument, rather than just start one.

    #67 1 year ago
  68. Ireland Michael

    @67 I think absolutezero is making arguments just as good (if not better) than mine.

    But thank you. Your comment makes a refreshing change from “u gay ass boob hating xbot fsggot!1!!”

    #68 1 year ago
  69. absolutezero

    http://uk.playstation.com/media/2uTIcmJk/UnearthedTrailOfIbnBattuta_Hero.jpg

    This is an even better example. This is how you do it.

    #69 1 year ago
  70. schnide

    @66

    “Passive aggressive smilie”? Take your horny fanboy rage somewhere else mate. We’re trying to have a grown-up discussion here.

    Give me an example of such artworks. Yes – if the goal of that art was designed to titilate and clearly works in context, unashamedly of that goal, then yes. In contrast, MGS can be just as successful a girl on its own merits instead of needing to resort to big tits wrapped in string.

    And finally, exactly. When skull-headed paramilitary leaders and metal gears are more believable than a big-titted girl dressed in a bikini who can operate a sniper rifle in a combat environment, then yes, we have a problem.

    #70 1 year ago
  71. Ireland Michael

    @69 Its a pity Unearthed is terrible.

    The female character was designed that way because it is a “MENA” (Google it) game, unfortunately. Just appealing to the tastes of the market. Breasts sell in the west I guess. *shrug*

    @70 You’re being unnecessarily snide (wait, now I get it…) towards absolutezero.

    #71 1 year ago
  72. efnaldinho

    Schnide is having a mare here.

    Can’t believe you’re insinuating that a girl can’t use a sniper rifle.

    Unbelievable.

    #72 1 year ago
  73. schnide

    @71 @72

    No, I’m not (to either of your points). I was accused of gaybashing, so I’ll defend myself against that as vigorously as I like.

    #73 1 year ago
  74. Tormenter

    Kojima has been in the news a LOT more than usual these days. Do you think he’s beginning to catch on to his increasing irrelevence and is just whoring himself out to say “I’m still design god11!!1″?

    He’s not of course.

    #74 1 year ago
  75. Ireland Michael

    @74 Twitter happened.

    #75 1 year ago
  76. Djoenz

    Wahahahahahaahahah what a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #76 1 year ago
  77. Dragon

    I am not offended by it, but being a mature guy, I will still come on every such page and bash games and Japan.

    All in the name of being a mature guy.

    Seriously mature guys, learn something called TOLERANCE. Its not for you, move on.

    Also, give me a break. Ever seen such things in movies and books. Yup. Its just that they dont have mature guys shouting on internet about it.
    For a change, learn to be mature, will ya?

    #77 1 year ago
  78. Ireland Michael

    @77 Who is bashing Japan?

    “Ever seen such things in movies and books. Yup. Its just that they dont have mature guys shouting on internet about it.”

    I’m pretty sure Roger Ebert made a living doing just that.

    In fact, I’m pretty sure movie critics in general are more critical of their particular hobby than most video game journalists are of video games. Which is sad.

    #78 1 year ago
  79. Tormenter

    @75

    I was right then, whoring.

    #79 1 year ago
  80. Dragon

    And? So you are Roger Ebert of video games?

    Do you also go to movie and TV shows forums and bash needless sex scenes that are rampant in western media?

    Personally, I hate shows like Game of Thrones etc. for needless violence and sex scenes and so on. But I understand people like it, and turn the other way.
    Seems better option to me than going to every forum page and regurgitating same over and over again.
    “We heard ya the first time”. Funny you say that to salarta and yet do the same thing on every such damn page.

    #80 1 year ago
  81. RaikoRis

    Its a fan service.
    http://jp.learnoutlive.com/fan-service-what-it-means-and-why/
    “Japan has conservative factions, but they have, as yet, failed to make a dramatic dent in Japanese society’s tolerance of raciness and fan service. After all, it is not a country in the sway of a global monotheistic religion. Much of the argument for censorship is based on what Westerners will think of them.”

    #81 1 year ago
  82. Ireland Michael

    @80 Except I don’t. I post on lots of different threads about lots of different topics. Regularly positive.

    But positive news rarely gets reactions out of people, so it tends to get skimmed over.

    I like Metal Gear Solid, for the record. You can like something and still be critical of it. This may surprise you.

    #82 1 year ago
  83. Dragon

    @81,
    Yup. And some people just are that, too conservative.

    Why do I care about what others enjoy?

    @82,
    Call me when you visit a thread containing even a hint “sexy/anti-feminist” art and dont go an a barrage of needless bashing, along with “otakus suck”, and adding a bit of “lol Japan”.

    Mature guys suck more in my humble opinion.

    #83 1 year ago
  84. StephonTooley

    My Uncle Tristan got a 9 month old Audi S6 from only workin on a home computer. visit homepage http://goo.gl/uoPGKn (Home more information)

    #84 1 year ago
  85. Ireland Michael

    @83 You do understand that otaku is a derogatory term, right?

    I’m not quite sure how that equates to “bashing Japan”.

    #85 1 year ago
  86. Stardog

    @52 “Yup, I want the industry to have the same prestige and respect as TV, film and music.

    Indie games are a start, but we’re never going to get there if this is considered good character design.”

    We’ll only get that when hipsters stop getting outraged at every sight of cleavage, and stop telling creators how characters should be designed.

    #86 1 year ago
  87. jon_

    So many comments about sexism, feminism and such, but nobody said anything about the joints of the figure, they look horrible.

    #87 1 year ago
  88. Fin

    @Stardog

    “We’ll only get that when hipsters stop getting outraged at every sight of cleavage, and stop telling creators how characters should be designed.”

    Man you’re smart aren’t ya. The reason games aren’t held up like film or tv isn’t because they’re perceived as being juvenile, but because people complain about them being juvenile!

    Where’d you get your PhD in equality, if you don’t mind me asking?

    #88 1 year ago
  89. Ireland Michael

    @86 Nobody has a problem with cleavage. And nobody is telling the creator to change it

    They’re simply saying that they personally think it isn’t a very good design. Reactionary accusations at people with different opinions don’t help to foster good debate.

    That seems to be the difference between gaming and othe mediums. Other mediums can actual discuss critical opinions of the artform without having a hernia or insulting everyone with a different opinion.

    Hipsters? Seriously?

    @88, But Fin, it’s not gaming’s fault that the hobby is treated as the domain of agressive, anti social lunatics! It’s everyone else’s! I’LL RIP YOUR HEAD OFF IF YOU DONT AGREE!

    #89 1 year ago
  90. Djoenz

    Some ppl just dont get it man. Full retard mode!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Shitty design, boobs for boobs sake. Her flesh will be scorched in the desert..mmmm I love bacon!

    Then Playarts comes along and Kojima takes a pic of it to show off and the way he is trying to justify it and get back at the complainers.

    I’ll be damned. The gaming industry will never progress with rubbish like this.
    If you are going to compare games to movies etc. then seriously would you take a female sniper like this in any live action movie or show seriously?

    I love boobs but this is just pathetic.

    #90 1 year ago
  91. Legendaryboss

    I don’t care and neither should you all, it is a video game stop giving virtual reality such high and/or moral standards.

    This is roughly the same thing i said last time, condensed.

    No one cared when Johnny was butt naked in MGS 1 but we are all in a tizzy over Quiet who is still clothed somewhat.

    #91 1 year ago
  92. Dragon

    ^+1

    There are loads of “erotic” books, movies with porn, violence and so on.
    And those are supposedly “more mature” medium of entertainment.

    So, “mature gamers”, why doesn’t “juvenile” video games also have that stuff? Oh wait, they cannot even digest some skin, let alone much more.

    Its all about diversity in the end. If you really think you represent a fight to “mature” the video game industry, then you are sorely mistaken.
    You are just doing the opposite, that is, keep games sanitized for kids.

    Let and let live. Too hard to follow?

    #92 1 year ago
  93. Hybridpsycho

    Oh no, women characters are being objectified in a game, hurr durr.

    *Looks at all the male characters* Same amount, if not more objectification.

    #93 1 year ago
  94. Fin

    @92

    You’re talking shit really. This ain’t about eroticism or skin or whatever. It’s dressing a female character for sex appeal. Nothing else. Just sex appeal. I, and others, feel like this isn’t a great way for the medium to show its maturity.

    Too hard to follow?

    It’s cool if you just want to say we hate boobs, and that we hate diversity (nice one working that word in by the way).

    @93

    Ya! Wait. No.

    #94 1 year ago
  95. Dragon

    @94,
    Ok.
    So, what is your problem if someone likes “sex appeal”. Who are you to decide if its mature or not?

    These kinds of things exist in all other forms of entertainment for AGES. And you think this shows games in a bad light?

    Please.

    #95 1 year ago
  96. monkeygourmet

    I like the fact she has ripped her leggings / tights but decided to keep them on anyway…

    “I would be naked without them!!!” :)

    #96 1 year ago
  97. Fin

    @95

    |Who are you to decide if its mature or not?

    Really? You think a female character in a game about war and killing being dressed in a bikini is mature?

    |These kinds of things exist in all other forms of entertainment for AGES. And you think this shows games in a bad light?

    Other entertainment doesn’t have to contend with a stereotyped audience – people who play games are perceived to be male, white, straight, 16-32, single, socially awkward. Something like this just perpetuates the stereotype.

    Do you honestly think that someone outside the games industry would see that character design and think “I’m sure there’s a great mature story to go along with it”.

    #97 1 year ago
  98. Hcw87

    The funny thing is that MGS games have ALLWAYS been over the top, with unrealistic characters. Why should MGS 5 be different? Did you expect it to suddenly turn into a fully realistic game?

    Also, it’s a japanese game. Japanese games allways have sexy women in them (but thankfully in this case, it’s not child-like characters like in certain other games).

    #98 1 year ago
  99. Fin

    @98

    I like to think people’s attitudes change ;)

    #99 1 year ago
  100. Hcw87

    I don’t think men will ever stop liking to stare at boobs. And people will exploit that until the end of time.

    #100 1 year ago
  101. Legendaryboss

    Me. The Wonderful 101.

    #101 1 year ago
  102. Panthro

    You are still all arguing about this? Get over yourselves jesus its a character they have created they can do whatever the fuck they like.

    I can understand if you went into the game not knowing about her and then got aggressively offended (I actually can’t really) but he has already made the games series titillation very clear ever since MGS1 so you are all wasting your time arguing about it. Move on with your lives.

    #102 1 year ago
  103. Ireland Michael

    @98 We have very different definitions of what constitutes sexy.

    #103 1 year ago
  104. Hcw87

    @103
    The majority of men in the world will look at her character ingame and think she’s sexy.

    That shit sells. So it’s smart business practice, that’s all. Aslong as the characters looks like they are of legal age, i have no problem with this whatsoever.

    I also doubt that anyone who’s interested in playing the game (as in MGS fans or action game fans in general) will choose NOT to play the game just because of this character. There are far worse things in the world to be legitimately upset about.

    #104 1 year ago
  105. Panthro

    @103

    What I imagine your definition of sexy is…

    http://imgur.com/g3B0yr1

    @104

    I like girls… But I have never bought a game just because it has nudity or ‘sxc grls’ in it.

    Does it really ‘sell’ games? IMO I doubt it does.

    #105 1 year ago
  106. Fin

    @105

    Dude, America Ferrera is hot as FUCK.

    #106 1 year ago
  107. Panthro

    @106

    That’s not really America Ferrara thought is it…

    It’s a character she plays called Ugly Betty, and in that picture she is not ‘hot as FUCK’ ;)

    Maybe in real life she is, but not dressed like that.

    I only chose an Ugly Betty picture because I couldn’t be bothered to find a picture of a hipster-ish girl who has the dress sense of a 70 year old librarian.

    #107 1 year ago
  108. Ireland Michael

    @104 “The majority of men in the world will look at her character ingame and think she’s sexy.”

    Then I think the majority of men have very low standards.

    But I don’t actually think most men think that way, I think most will look at this for five seconds and think it’s stupid.

    “That shit sells. So it’s smart business practice, that’s all.”

    And that is what separates entertainment from art.

    “I also doubt that anyone who’s interested in playing the game (as in MGS fans or action game fans in general) will choose NOT to play the game just because of this character. There are far worse things in the world to be legitimately upset about.”

    MGS fans… like myself?

    @105 Not even close.

    #108 1 year ago
  109. Hcw87

    @105
    It doesn’t sell the game in itself, it just helps to some extent. They won’t have LESS sales because they have sexy characters in it. Far from it.

    @108
    You’re in the minority here. If they recieved the same backlash like MS did at E3 then they’d change it for sure. I just don’t see it happening.

    This is such a small thing to be upset about.

    Start looking at the anime inspired games instead (Persona for example). There you have characters that look like they’re 10-12 being naked in showers. THAT is something to be upset about.

    #109 1 year ago
  110. Panthro

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=45446698

    Closer?

    #110 1 year ago
  111. Ireland Michael

    @109 “You’re in the minority here.”

    I don’t think I am.

    I appreciate class over crass, and I’m of the belief that most women do too.

    I guess this is the difference between being old and being young.

    “Start looking at the anime inspired games instead (Persona for example).”

    I have criticised Persona in the past for it’s fairly tasteless visual depiction of teenage girls, so that seems like an odd example to bring up. In fact, I brought up that very example recently.

    #111 1 year ago
  112. Hcw87

    @111
    I meant in general that people should start looking into those games instead of overanalyzing this particular game. It’s just nowhere near bad enough to have a serious discussion over.

    #112 1 year ago
  113. Ireland Michael

    @112 That is definitely true.

    #113 1 year ago
  114. Dragon

    @97,
    “Other entertainment doesn’t have to contend with a stereotyped audience – people who play games are perceived to be male, white, straight, 16-32, single, socially awkward. Something like this just perpetuates the stereotype.”
    It doesn’t. And you are over-exaggerating the “stereotype”.
    And really, I doubt such thing exists. Even if it does, it will eventually fade away with time as games become an older medium of entertainment.

    ____________________________
    Gaming is an universal form of entertainment enjoyed in various forms by various people. And people have no business to question what others enjoy, as long as its permissible by law.

    Everyone has his own morality meter, inspired by his culture and surroundings, it would be so better if people can respect others too.

    You are upset with something? Fine. Let others enjoy and turn your face to other side. Its a small thing called “TOLERANCE“, something I feel is lacking in many people here.

    #114 1 year ago
  115. dtyk

    While I too think the design is ridiculous, I’m surprised why no one shits on Marvel/DC Heroines or basically 90 percent of American Media.

    Plus, this “ridiculous” scantily clad sniper is featured in a game that has a flaming exploding whale soaring in the sky that’s had a history of featuring cyborg ninjas and immortal sexual vampire. She seems relatively normal compared to the rest of the setting.

    #115 1 year ago
  116. Ireland Michael

    @115 “While I too think the design is ridiculous, I’m surprised why no one shits on Marvel/DC Heroines or basically 90 percent of American Media.”

    DC: While many of these women may be scantily clad, they are portrayed as powerful, emotionally independent characters who can go toe to toe with their male counterparts. Women don’t have a problem with looking sexy. Women have a problem with sexual design used at the expense of character.

    Marvel: Marvel rarely does this anymore, and has largely moved past this comic book stereotype in recent years. This is the cover of their latest all girl superhero team.

    American media: American media in recent years has made huge steps in the way it portrays female characters. See for example: The Hunger Games, Brave, Frozen, Kick Ass and most science fiction shows for the past 20 years.

    Hollywood is quickly coming around to the fact that female led movie are in fact a huge money maker.

    Shitty exploitation TV is still made, but it gets called out on it when it happens and isn’t given a free pass. Neither should video games.

    The assumption that other media isn’t called on this crap is flat out bull. Movie critics especially are far more willing and likely than video game journalists to be critical of their medium’s output.

    This might surprise many of you, but those of us criticising this are not actually prudes.

    #116 1 year ago
  117. insomnianicrockdog

    @Ireland Michael You know what you should do? Write a letter to Konami or simply don’t buy the game if it goes against your morals. It’s FAR better than nagging about it hear.

    #117 1 year ago
  118. salarta

    You know, I’ve realized something over the past few months. According to society…

    This is a feminist icon: http://www.xenacentral.net/wp-content/uploads/photo/XenaWarriorPrincess022-Ar.jpg
    This is an anti-feminist icon: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/Lara_Croft.png

    At this point, I think bitching about showing too much skin is just bitching. Now the reasons for how much skin is showing, that’s a different story.

    #118 1 year ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]