March 28, 2016

Blizzard Entertainment kowtows to SJWs, will replace 'sexually suggestive' character pose

Mike GwilliamRebel Columnist
 

Blizzard Entertainment, famous for making games such as Star Craft, Diablo and World of Warcraft will edit a character pose in 'Overwatch' after a social justice warrior complained on their forums.

A post on Battle Net by a user named Fipps begins by saying how he or she enjoys Overwatch and its female characters.

“So I wanted to start off by saying, I think the development team has done a pretty great job with the cast of female hero's in Overwatch. They are diverse, interesting, and compelling. From Mei to Zarya to Widowmaker the female cast reflects a large spectrum of personalities and player fantasies,” Fipps wrote.

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“With that being said, lets talk about Tracer. From a marketing standpoint, she's the star of the show. She's a great hero. When we look at the way she's portrayed in promotional media, lore, and art in game we know a few things about her,” Fipps continues and makes reference to the character's poses and animations before turning up the heat on the 'sexually suggestive' pose below.





“WHAT? What about this pose has anything to do with the character you're building in tracer? It's not fun, its not silly, it has nothing to do with being a fast elite killer. It just reduces tracer to another bland female sex symbol.


We aren't looking at a widowmaker pose here, this isn't a character who is in part defined by flaunting her sexuality. This pose says to the player base, oh we've got all these cool diverse characters, but at any moment we are willing to reduce them to sex symbols to help boost our investment game.”

Fipps then goes on about how they have a daughter who watches a trailer with the character 'Tracer' in it every morning and asks Blizzard to do something about it.

Comments on the thread mainly disagree with the poster, with some believing it to be a troll post. If it was a troll post, it managed to get the job done.

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Game Designer Jeff Kapan replied to the series of comments by saying, “we'll replace the pose. We want *everyone* to feel strong and heroic in our community. The last thing we want to do is make someone feel uncomfortable, under-appreciated or misrepresented. Apologies and we'll continue to try to do better.”

It's very sad for a company like Blizzard to give in like this.

Needless to say, the Gamer Gate community will be all over this for some time to come.


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commented 2016-03-31 00:26:54 -0400
Was going to buy this but not now, I can’t in good conscience support these cowards.
commented 2016-03-30 11:19:40 -0400
@ Sam

So Titanfall is better than Call of Duty?
commented 2016-03-29 03:04:10 -0400
Blizzard Activision shot themselves in the foot when they shelled out six billion for King. Along with this political correct direction and the constant milking of franchises, it is just a matter of time before they go belly up.

Now if only Titanfall could put the final nails into Call of Duty.
commented 2016-03-29 01:24:56 -0400
Real sound business practice to cater to people who do not purchase your product to alienate those who do.
commented 2016-03-28 20:24:37 -0400
DIRTY HARRY:

I just wrote something about this not too long ago. In poor areas, you hardly ever see weird ass allergies, but the richer the area, the more weird allergies there are. I chalked this up to those kids not being exposed to substances and ending up with allergies. Same with society. They’re allergic to the real world, and they need safe spaces to protect them from thoughts and ideas that they have never been exposed to.
commented 2016-03-28 18:12:32 -0400
Blizzard and other companies that kowtow to the politically correct will only do so until they see their profits drop.
commented 2016-03-28 17:58:41 -0400
I wouldn’t keep supporting a company that keeps caving in to this lunacy! To stop this craziness, stop buying what they are selling. When they start losing money, you will see an end to this nonsense.
commented 2016-03-28 17:23:59 -0400
It’s already happened over and over Deborah. That’s why these twats are still getting away with every little minor complaint. The peanut allergy generation I suppose.
commented 2016-03-28 16:53:22 -0400
The reason female characters are popular in games is that boys fantasize about them. Is that PC enough?
commented 2016-03-28 15:53:30 -0400
Give in once, and you will keep on giving in!