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September 25, 2012 10:57pm
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Today, Anita was giving a lecture to the Dice development team who are working on the remainder of Medal of Honor and Battlefield 4. The first question is, why? I will give quick answers.
Anita was hired by EA to come speak out, and made announcements that Anita, the now poster child for feminism in video games will be talking to Dice.
>Why
As publicity for their new game Medal of Honor Warfighter, as well as to lecture the team on how to incorporate women into either Warfighter, or Battlefield 4.
>How?
She lectured them on how their games where sexist, and how they should represent females in the video game by creating a story driven character that is female and female customizations in multiplayer mode.
>Whats the purpose of this.
EA's stocks have been in the drain lately, and they are drumming up publicity "which you will hear about this week" on how EA is trying to combat sexism in the video game world. How they are trying to revolutionize the game industry from being sexist, just like they tried to do when creating homosexual interactions in Mass Effect 3.
>Why is Anita talking about sexism to Dice, and not Bioware who make blatant sexist games.
Because she was paid to not mention anything else, but Dice and how they are sexist, and how to curve their video game in a new direction to appeal to female gamers.
>Is this a good thing.
No, Thanks to this, if both of these games fail EA will have yet another scape goat to blame the reason for the failure on, their sexist fan base who bought the game. Just like how they claimed the reason ME3 undersold and didn't do well due to the homosexual scenes.

EA is trying to appeal to a broader audience, and secure the feminist vote for their new games, most likely, Anita herself will review this game and praise it much like how IGN praises EA's games. Because she was paid too in the end, and she and her following will purchase this game.

Anita if about to enter the gaming industry, as a way to appeal to a broader audience and appeal to more people, this is the same tactic most developers use as a means of "we want the Call of Duty audience."


https://twitter.com/femfreq/status/250321024002961409
https://twitter.com/EA_DICE/status/250253628902871041/photo/1/large


for those who don't know, heres the rundown on anita.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Toshabi » September 25, 2012 11:04pm | Report
Aaaaaaand who cares? Seriously, it's just a video game. Not like it's anything important like politics or what pony I'm going to wank to next.


I think you're overreacting /waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay/ too much on such a simple topic. If it is what you say it is then, so what? Answer that question big boy.
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because either it succeeds and we say a major invasion of feminist ******** in places it doesnt belong (as always with feminism), or it fails and ea still gets to parade about as if they're some champion of human rights, how everyone who has any criticism about the game is just being sexist, like they did with mass effect 3 and gay characters.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Toshabi » September 25, 2012 11:39pm | Report
So?

You don't even play EA games. Lol. Just like how Nintendo pumps out a lot of **** I don't like, I only buy what appeals to me. Such is the same with EA. If they can get a new audience to make games for, they should go for it. I don't see what's wrong with exploring new alternatives. Only a closed minded, fanboy would see this as something to throw a ****ing panic attack over. ^_^


If they do pump feminism in an unappealing manner in their video games, simply don't buy it. Shocker! :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY VIDEOGAMES YOU DON'T LIKE!!! D: WHAT A ****ING INCREDIBLE CONCEPT! DDDDDDDDDDDD:
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I thought that people didn't like Mass Effect 3 because there wasn't enough blatant discrimination....Interesting. Tosh I think you're on to something, "not buying stuff that doesn't appeal to you", seems like a very interesting concept.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Searz » September 26, 2012 11:42am | Report
Thanks for the info.

EA and miss.Crazy Lady needs to be stopped. No idea how though.
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@Caucheka
Why are you so determined on advertising EA?
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Maybe you should go UN on there ***es and write them a very very VERY angry email.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Searz » September 26, 2012 12:11pm | Report
Here's an interesting video on sex segregation.



I like her, she's actually saying intelligent things, unlike most idiots you see.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by JEFFY40HANDS » September 26, 2012 12:31pm | Report
Anyone else find it oddly soothing that she is speaking while in the kitchen?

(In all seriousness though, she makes a very good point)
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