It really annoys me that we have to go through this whole song and dance with every game now.
Dragon's Crown, Metal Gear Solid 5, Hotline Miami 2.
Politics, politics, politics. And it usually comes down to some pseudo-intellectual taking uniquely personal offence, and then somehow perverting that into being a "movement", based on some convoluted standard of morality.
Or worse, towing the crazy neo-feminist line, laid out by the kinds of crazies who feel that girl babies should be breastfed, and boy babies should be taught to go without. Woman is the nigger of the world.
Have games really gotten so generic and boring that we need to adopt academic bullshit like that just to have something to say about them?
GTA V is next, watch it happen. It's already brewing. I just saw an article where the lack of a female protagonist is described as "a missed opportunity to contribute to an important discussion".
It really makes me want to grab that guy and ask him if he realizes that he's a games journalist, covering videogames. Gender politics = Not your fucking desk.
By all means, let's discuss everything under the sun, there are plenty of reasons to have a go at the Housers, but at least have the professional courtesy to bring something to the table, that doesn't just come down to "tits and ass offend me" or "the absence of a playable girl offends me". That's hardly worth telling the whole world about, is it?
I have an irrational hatred of Finland. Finland just really offends me, but I'd never write an article about it.