Jessica Chobot not happy about fan reaction in ME3.

#1 Posted by kishinfoulux (2466 posts) -

Her role specifically. Couldn't fit that in the header. >_>

"Here's the thing, and it's going to sound really weird, but as a Bioware fan, this whole uproar has just made me so sad and a little heartbroken. The petition, the attacks on a female Bioware employee and the reaction I received when it was announced I was a cameo in the game just kind of...well, hurt my feelings. Plain and simple. Listen, I totally get that games are a huge investment of time and money and, as an sales product, they should provide a certain level of expectations and satisfaction for the consumer. I also am totally aware that games are now, after much fighting by the gaming community, finally considered works of art and, as art, should not always bend to what the masses want. So, I'm torn when it comes to which side of the fence I personally (not professionally) find myself standing. All in all, I've become increasingly hyper sensitive to everything surrounding the game and should, in hindsight, just try to avoid any reference to it whatsoever since I find it difficult to be objective when it comes to my personal feelings about it. Either way, this doesn't excuse my ranting behavior. As I grow older, I need to remind myself that I should also act more mature and stepping down to a level of name calling just isn't what I want to do. So, please consider this an, "I'm sorry."

She also dismissed the notion that she got her IGN job just because she licked a video game system, addressing an unspecified commenter in that entry's very comment section:

"That image did nothing more than bring attention to me for a VERY brief amount of time. Large companies do not just hand out careers to any random pretty chick who has some attention. I got my job by working hard, being at the right place at the right time and doing well at what was asked. I've stayed in this line of work for SEVEN years because I enjoy talking about games, I constantly strive to improve how I approach my work."

A day later, she said she was closing down the blog. Then, she updated that post saying she would keep it open, but probably wouldn't use it much anymore.

Not including the link because no need to give IGN hits. If you want to google it I'm sure you can find it, but this is basically it. Personally I loved ME3, but there is no getting around that she was awful in it. Also for her to deny that her PSP lick photo did anything for her is fucking laughable.

#2 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Getting sad and heartbroken over the reception to a game you didn't make?

Alright, I guess. Seems a little weird to me.

Edit: I'm not Chobot hating, I'd have that reaction over anyone saying stuff like that.

#3 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Ah yes, the attention seeker. "I'm going to shut my blog down! No I'm not, but I totally wont use it much!"

This is truly epic for the win.

#4 Posted by Brendan (8021 posts) -

It's easy to treat her like shit on the internet, but I feel for where she's coming from. She's far from my favourite internet persona but she's not an active asshole and seems excited and interested in games.

#5 Edited by IAmNotBatman (658 posts) -

I wasn't very happy about her being in the game, so out of place compared to the rest of the characters. If you're going to model a real person into a fictional video game world and name her something different why don't we get fucking Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert Downey Jr into every game ever so that I'm never immersed into the experience and I just end up analyzing their performance instead.

#6 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Sorry, but the way she's portrayed in game is just awful.
Her character looks silly and fake, her outfit is nowhere near a reporter's (not even a space reporters, look at that journo we got to punch every ME) and her personality ingame was horribly expendable.
There's no way she should have been proud of that character, not in the slightest.
 
Sure, it hurts when people respond to your presence like that but if she's so immersed in the game writing business she too could see what a horrible expendable character she is in the game, little more than forced hype.

#7 Posted by Nonused (221 posts) -

Well, I'm not happy about Jessica Chobot.

#8 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

I don't know where I stand with Chobot.

#9 Posted by IBurningStar (2190 posts) -

I think the appropriate stance is to be completely neutral on all things IGN related.

#10 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

I might've been more warming to her and they didn't turn her into Snooki in Mass Effect 3.

#11 Posted by NovaDTH (179 posts) -

Don't particularly know or care about her but her character in ME3 is pretty bland and the voice acting leaves a lot to be desired.

#12 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3082 posts) -

I don't give a damn, Miss Chobot.

#13 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Understandable.

#14 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -
#15 Posted by Gamer_152 (14099 posts) -

Her ME3 character wasn't particularly entertaining, but I think she gets too much flack, and nothing she says here seems particularly objectionable.

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#16 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

My only problem with her is that her Mass Effect character looks like Snookie.

#17 Posted by mordukai (7182 posts) -

"Large companies do not just hand out careers to any random pretty chick who has some attention."

Umm...Yes they do.

#18 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

This makes me feel nothing.

She's sorry about the way she acted and unhappy about the reaction people had to her being in the game. Sounds reasonable.

#19 Posted by rjayb89 (7728 posts) -

She's a really bad voice actor. You'd think it was easy with everyone in Mass Effect but she proved that there are bad voice actors.

#20 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@kishinfoulux said:

Her role specifically. Couldn't fit that in the header. >_>

That's a pretty misleading headline by the way. Just asking for flaming. There is a big difference between her being upset about the "fan reaction" and her being upset about her personal reception and further, being sorry about the way she responded.

#21 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@rjayb89 said:

but she proved that there are bad voice actors.

I think that was proved a long time ago

#22 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6401 posts) -

@biospank said:

ok, who cares? After all ME3 end was crap and the money that the used on that whore could have been used on something else, I think.

So....what makes her a whore again? Please, explain.

#23 Posted by Daneian (1251 posts) -

My only issue is that she provided an utterly lifeless performance.

#24 Posted by rjayb89 (7728 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@rjayb89 said:

but she proved that there are bad voice actors.

I think that was proved a long time ago

No, she's the first bad voice actor.

#25 Posted by biospank (660 posts) -
@Godlyawesomeguy said:

@biospank said:

ok, who cares? After all ME3 end was crap and the money that the used on that whore could have been used on something else, I think.

So....what makes her a whore again? Please, explain.

Well, I was supossed to write attention whore tbh.
#26 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@rjayb89 said:

@Sooty said:

@rjayb89 said:

but she proved that there are bad voice actors.

I think that was proved a long time ago

No, she's the first bad voice actor.

and the first female. Ever.

#27 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (332 posts) -

I didn't really mind her character. I thought she sounded and looked a little goofy but it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the game.

#28 Posted by Marz (5666 posts) -

I dunno, should i feel bad about her? 

#29 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I dunno who disappoint me in that GIF more, her or the guys cheering. That's the worst.

#30 Posted by Commisar123 (1798 posts) -

I don't know, I feel bad for her after reading that, but I don't like how she lumped the ME3 reactions in with the attacks on the female Bioware employee. I mean I think does attacks are awful, but I still have a lot of problems with ME3. To me those are separate issues even if the audience is shared.

#31 Posted by SmasheControllers (2552 posts) -

She was bad in the game and her character looks like she had down syndrome

#32 Posted by qawsed (145 posts) -

I can't fault her for taking a role that was offered to her. My vitriol is mostly reserved for BioWare/EA for thinking it was a good idea in the first place. They didn't pick her because they thought she was a good actress. Then the rest of my vitriol is reserved for the pathetic guys who only embrace female gamers if they're sexy.

#33 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

Who gives a fuck about this dumb bitch?

#34 Edited by big_jon (5772 posts) -

@biospank said:

ok, who cares? After all ME3 end was crap and the money that the used on that whore could have been used on something else, I think. But what is done is done. I will not buy any dlc or play ME3 again because it is not more then 1 time playtrough rather then multiple like the withcer or some other rpg.

You sound like one sad, angry nerd, grow the fuck up.

I don't love her, but insulting her with name calling, and being outright offensive, that is what twelve year olds do? Get over yourself you fucking prick, it sure is easy to call someone a whore over the internet isn't it you douche.

#35 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

Listen, I totally get that games are a huge investment of time and money and, as an sales product, they should provide a certain level of expectations and satisfaction for the consumer. I also am totally aware that games are now, after much fighting by the gaming community, finally considered works of art and, as art, should not always bend to what the masses want. So, I'm torn...

I keep hearing this argument and it's never been true.  Every sequel or post game DLC for every game ever has taken public consensus into account.  'People didn't like this weapon so we changed the way it works.'  'People really liked this character so we brought her back.'  'People really liked level 3 so we made more like that.'  Games have all ways been iterative and designers have always made changes based on feedback from their fans.
#36 Posted by jakob187 (21731 posts) -

Jessica Chobot said:

Large companies do not just hand out careers to any random pretty chick who has some attention.

Yep. She's totally right. A woman that once said that video games are her "weak point" and publicly (and repeatedly) professes to loving anal, a former Playboy model, and a monthly columist for FHM Magazine and acts like a prima donna at public events by forcing everyday joes away from demos at PAX in order for her to be surrounded by an entourage and play the demo herself...and all three continually model in clothing as skimpy as possible, even going so far as to having one of them have nude pictures leak out?

That's not even including the actress who slumped out of the cancelled Jericho to jump onto AotS.

Of course large companies don't hand out careers to any random pretty chick who has some attention. -_-

As for Chobot herself, she may be the most knowledgeable of the bunch (probably about as close as Morgan Webb), but that isn't saying much.

Honestly, I think Sarah Lane is the only one out of the TechTV/G4 bunch that doesn't come across as being mentally challenged in the least.

#37 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1732 posts) -

" Large companies do not just hand out careers to any random pretty chick who has some attention"

Hahah.   
Hahahahahah.   
#38 Posted by boj4ngles (287 posts) -

I think the reason she gets so much hate is not because she has done anything particularly wrong or because she is a bad person, but because she has become a symbolic nexus of many problems in America's videogame sub-culture.

  1. She works for a website that can't seem to decide if it is a newspaper or an infomercial.
  2. She does (or did) a daily video segment that seemed to be less about conveying premium information, and more about promoting corporate press releases.
  3. She was always first and foremost a "hot babe" who liked video games, which is both endorsing and making fun of the notion that all gamers are male teenagers.

I could go on but I'm about to head out the door to church.

#39 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

The internet s@Gamer_152 said:

Her ME3 character wasn't particularly entertaining, but I think she gets too much flack, and nothing she says here seems particularly objectionable.

Yup, just typical internet hate. So stupid and pointless.

#40 Posted by familyphotoshoot (654 posts) -

Why is her face so fucking fat in the game? It's not that fat IRL. She looks like she was attacked by a swarm of space bees or something.

#41 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Well I'm not happy about her being in the game since she has no reason to be in it. She's a D-list internet celebrity that contributed nothing to Mass Effect 3. Her voice acting is also horrid. So yeah life is unfair sometimes.

#42 Edited by big_jon (5772 posts) -

@devilzrule27 said:

The internet s@Gamer_152 said:

Her ME3 character wasn't particularly entertaining, but I think she gets too much flack, and nothing she says here seems particularly objectionable.

Yup, just typical internet hate. So stupid and pointless.

Quite

The internet is a sad place and it is full of sad chauvinistic nerds.

This coming from someone who hates self satisfied pretty girls who get things handed to them.

At least she seems genuinely interested in games.

#43 Posted by Zleunamme (696 posts) -

It weird that she is listed third on voice actor credits. I didn't notice until later but Bioware arrange the order of the cast by the alphabet of the character names, not the actors or order of appearance. She listed ahead of Keith David and Martin Sheen. I find that incredibly lame. No one mad a big fuss when Dan Ryckert of Game Informer was featured in L.A Noire. On the bright side, Bioware didn't put Olivia Munn in the game.

#44 Posted by Subjugation (4733 posts) -

I don't hate her personally, but I thought her character in ME3 was completely forgettable.  
 
Completely.

#45 Posted by aurahack (2285 posts) -

Her appearance in ME3 is pretty much comparable to the sunspot on my waist. It sucks, is useless, and kind of detracts from something that's alright. But it's there, and I have to deal with it. :T

That said, my sunspot doesn't come off on videos as a pretty face to fill my head in with advertisement-quality journalism.

#46 Posted by TurboMan (7690 posts) -

Who the hell is Jessica Chobot?

#47 Posted by N7 (3658 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
Sorry, but the way she's portrayed in game is just awful. Her character looks silly and fake, her outfit is nowhere near a reporter's (not even a space reporters, look at that journo we got to punch every ME) and her personality ingame was horribly expendable. There's no way she should have been proud of that character, not in the slightest.  Sure, it hurts when people respond to your presence like that but if she's so immersed in the game writing business she too could see what a horrible expendable character she is in the game, little more than forced hype.
See YOU? next time on THE... BATTLE. Space.
 
She's also a very wonderful voice actor.
#48 Posted by clumsyninja1 (817 posts) -

Didn't she got more attention cause she started to work at G4 ?

#49 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

@biospank said:

ok, who cares? After all ME3 end was crap and the money that the used on that whore could have been used on something else, I think. But what is done is done. I will not buy any dlc or play ME3 again because it is not more then 1 time playtrough rather then multiple like the withcer or some other rpg.

Wow. Is there any need for that sort of personal insult?

#50 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
I have no idea why everyone feels so strongly about Chobits.

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