TheKruseMissile's forum posts

#1 Posted by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

Privilege is a real thing and absolutely relevant to the conversation.

Cisgender people are in a priveledged position where they can play any game and know their gender status won't be mocked and marginalized.

Transgender people are in a position where the vast majority of games either won't have any representation for them at all, or will mock them and belittle them.

So for someone to say that the lack of positive treatment of transgendered people in games is a non-issue and to bring out the old "everyone gets made fun of, you just want a group to be treated special" is an incredibly hollow and meaningless argument made from ignorance.

#2 Edited by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

I like how wanting transgender people to not solely exist in the game as a joke while the same game makes no cis jokes at all is "wanting special treatment".

Some people are just truly oblivious to their social privileges.

#3 Edited by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

The jokes aren't harmless.

It's not that GTAV, on it's own, in a bubble, in a vacuum, is the problem. The problem is that it is not in a bubble, not in a vacuum. It is part of a mosaic that contributes to cultural trends and attitudes. When almost every example of transgendered people in popular culture is these kinds of "jokes", it fosters those attitudes towards transgendered people in real life. Why do you think transgendered people are treated so poorly? Because people have been encouraged to believe that transgendered people are "wrong" or "weird" or "traps" or "perverts" or one of the many negative stereotypes the media constantly portrays them as.

Representation in media matters a whole hell of a lot and to claim otherwise is a total falsehood. If representation of transgendered people in media was actually fair an balanced way less people would kick up a fuss when something like GTAV does what it did. No one gives a crap when something makes fun of white people or straight people or cisgendered people for this reason, because white people and straight people and cisgendered people don't have to worry about how almost everything in pop culture portrays them as a joke.

#4 Edited by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

The argument that we shouldn't have a problem with GTA's portrayal of transgenderism because "it's GTA it makes fun of everyone" falls incredibly flat.

The game makes no effort to take the piss out of cisgendered people. There are people who are cis who are the butt of jokes, but not because of their status as a cisgendered person.

On the flipside, literally the only examples of transgendered people in the game is to be the focus of some very cruel, ignorant "humor" that makes fun of them for being transgendered.

So no, you don't get to claim that these "jokes" are fair, or that people that have a problem with them want transgendered people to be "special snowflakes" and "treated better than everyone else". That is just plain bullshit. Because no, the game in fact does not make fun of everyone.

#5 Edited by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

How do I use the YouTube player? Maybe that will work better? I have a subscription so that's supposed to be an option, right? But I don't see any option for it.

#6 Posted by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

So I can't watch videos anymore here. I'm pretty shocked and bummed out such a fatal flaw got through before the new site launched. I'm now currently paying for content that I can't watch. Please help.

#7 Posted by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

When you purchase a disk you may not own the game itself, but you do own a copy of the game. I am free to do what I want with it for the most part. I can lend it, I can sell it, I can trade it for something. It is mine. It is NOT just purchasing a liscence and it is NOT the same as purchasing a DD game. And with DD, I may not own them forever, because the service could shut down or something could happen where I am banned or otherwise denied access to it. With a physical copy I only lose access through my own choice or negligence, the sole responsibility is on me and that's the way I want it to be. What annoys me is now we're starting to get physical copies that take away these consumer rights. I bought Skyrim from a store yet I have to use Steam to play it, and if I ever lose access to Steam I lose access to my game despite having the damn thing in my hands. I think that's BS, DD should be a choice, not forced on me like that. Paying the same price for way less utility and freedom is a ripoff. DD is only worth it to me when the content is heavily discounted. And with more and more PC games forcing you to be tied to DD restrictions no matter what, I find myself more and more drawn to console gaming, where I still can do what I want with the games I buy.

#8 Posted by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

I liked the first DOA Volleyball game. There, I said it.

#9 Posted by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

Does anyone else miss the more anime-ish art style over the realistic approach Advent Chisldren and beyond took with the characters? I would love a visual upgrade but I would prefer something that looks more like the official character art or an updated version of the battle models than a remake that looks like AC.

#10 Posted by TheKruseMissile (10 posts) -

What I don't like about DD is that you can't rent or borrow the game to see if you like it. You can't sell, lend out, trade, or give away the game when you're done with it. And the online stores have the power to just take away all the games you've ever bought from them for any reason they deem fit. Hell, even if I got caught shoplifting at Gamestop, they're not gonna send goons to my house to take back all the games I've ever bought from them. You give up a lot of consumer rights and privileges with DD, and I don't like that one bit.