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I chose the ps4 because the 360 didn't really have many exclusive games that interested me and the ps3 did. The only 360 games that I really enjoyed were those made by Rare(which is a shell of its former self) and the Fable series.
I agree with the point I think your trying to make, but don't really think this is that funny.
@brodehouse: We don't uses tranny to refer to trans people for the same reasons we don't call Japanese people Japs. Both were and still are used as slurs. Not really sure what you are not getting about that. You can use both words if you really want, just don't be surprised when people get mad. Also the word tranny is used a lot in the sex trade and many trans people don't really want to be associated with it.
So that "I don't know why people are rude to trannies, they're just people like anyone else" becomes a negative statement, because etiquette makes it so, even though the context is clearly positive.
Most trans people that I know would just tell the person that trannies is a slur and tell them non offensive ways to refer to trans people.
By harassed I meant more like what happened to Phil Fish, Jennifer Hepler or even the hate that Mike from penny arcade is receiving now. One industry person insulting a developer once doesn't really count as harassment to me. I can think of a bunch of examples of one person in the industry insulting another because of gender issues, but I can't think of any that have been constantly attack by a large group of people( the group doesn't have to be as large as the examples above, but it should be more than just a handful of people.).
I know your done with the thread, just wanted to put that out there so others that want to respond can see it. Also thanks for being civil, even though you disagree with me.
@marokai: @brodehouse: I'm just not seeing what was wrong with the question. The developer was asked why the protagonist was a boy, and the developer answered. If it was phrased like some of the questions in this Rock, Paper, Shotgun interview I might see were your coming from, but it isn't. It didn't seem like the interviewer was trying to make the developer look bad, he just asked a question.
Where this also sticks in the collective craw is that if the situation was reversed, the mere asking of the question would be met with a cascade of heel heat (boos, for those who don't like carny lingo).
Don't assume what peoples reactions might be if someone asked this question. This sort of goes back to not putting words in people mouth. I also wouldn't be surprised if a developer has already been asked this question in the past given how uncommon female protagonist are compared to male protagonist (though I obviously have no proof that anyone has asked this question before).
There's perfectly reasonable criticisms to be made of how women (and minorities, for that matter) are represented in games, but the way the feminist allies in the press just sort of stand by and enable the controversies and harassment of devs to keep happening over and over again is incredibly destructive to arguments for equality, and IMO they should have a responsibility to shoo-away the silly complaints to focus on the bigger and more legitimate ones.
I can't think of any developers have really been harassed by fans because of gender issues. People have obviously had some problems with how women are depicted in some games, but most of the criticism seems to be aimed more at the actual games then at the developers. I'm guessing some get the typical hate anyone gets when they say or do things some don't agree with, but I don't know if any of it is serious enough to be labeled harassment. Though it is possible that I just haven't seen or noticed these developers getting harassed.