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#1 Posted by AdamJensen (3 posts) -

  

  I thought we were past this kind of stereotypes? What exactly are they trying to show with this?
Also kind of crazy that they even say this, after all Gamescom is in Germany and RTL makes even some games themselves
  
  They are also perfectly fine with the Oktoberfest, only successful intelligent people go there and all of them are reasonable handsome and understanding.
Note: both of these events are a lot of fun and not shitty. 
I remember the Fox news report on Mass Effect being a Sex Simulator, but this is all kinds of weird.
 
I hope I have provided enough to not clarify this as youtube spam.
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#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

Well there is truth in that video, I mean stereotypes didn't come out of thin air.. It's kinda weird to have such freaky human beings in your society, and being concerned about it isn't really that evil. 
 
However, they were pretty heavy on the labeling and judging and even insulting, they just put those people under a microscope and analyzed them like they were inferior creatures, which was really fucking closed minded and uncool.

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#3 Posted by 1337W422102 (1204 posts) -

inb4 WWII

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#4 Posted by imsh_pl (4207 posts) -

Bad journalism at its finest.

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#5 Posted by Robrazor1936 (49 posts) -

If you walk into an ant's nest and are surpised to find ants, then what the hell were they expecting to find at a festival aimed squarley at the less socially-aware members of their society!

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#6 Posted by JoeH (213 posts) -

My god those gamers, you'd think that they dont care about their looks at all! Don't they know that vanity is a virtue! Pah!

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#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Eh, you may want to keep this in mind.

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#8 Edited by Juvenfly (129 posts) -

I'm not sure if I misunderstood you, but don't assume that all Germans are "perfectly fine" with Oktoberfest. There are plenty of Germans who wouldn't dream of going to Oktoberfest because they look down on it as at the very least tacky, if not base, classless and bad for Germany's image.

Edit: Also this is basically the equivalent of a German Entertainment Tonight or something of that caliber...hardly real news.

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#9 Posted by mnzy (3044 posts) -

RTL studious are about 500 meters away from Gamescom btw.
I guess that's why they had this really bad image of gamers, they must've felt bugged by them or something.
 
Really stupid anyway and they're getting a lot of backlash right now.

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#10 Posted by Raineko (450 posts) -

they already got bashed pretty hard by the gamer community haha

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#11 Posted by mnzy (3044 posts) -
@Juvenfly said:

Edit: Also this is basically the equivalent of a German Entertainment Tonight or something of that caliber...hardly real news.

That might be true, but it's also Germanys biggest station.
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#12 Posted by RE_Player1 (8010 posts) -

And this is why I haven't sat down to watch television in a year and half, it is full of this shit. I cringe every time I walk by a television and glance on how stupid some of the reports are.

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#13 Posted by xolare (1355 posts) -
@imsh_pl said:
Bad journalism at its finest.
Don't you mean shoddy journalism?  
 
:D
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#14 Posted by imsh_pl (4207 posts) -
@Xolare said:

@imsh_pl said:

Bad journalism at its finest.

Don't you mean shoddy journalism?   :D
  
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#15 Posted by Juvenfly (129 posts) -

@mnzy said:

@Juvenfly said:

Edit: Also this is basically the equivalent of a German Entertainment Tonight or something of that caliber...hardly real news.

That might be true, but it's also Germanys biggest station.

True, and I'm not saying it's an excuse, but this is definitely more a lowest common denominator type program than hard-hitting news. Hell, even DW-TV's generally much better than that segment, and they do a lot of fluffy culture pieces.

Also, back to the more general topic...I like video games a lot...like a real lot, but I don't dress up and run out in public as a fantasy character (nor do I do it in private) to show people that I love games because I'm no longer 10 and if it's not Halloween, that's just fucking weird. Don't be surprised if other people who don't understand video games also think it's weird. I could go on a whole diatribe about societal norms and blah blah blah, but suffice to say...just enjoy the games and be normal. That's the best thing you can do for the hobby...all this cosplay shit makes it hard as hell to explain my consoles to any ladies I might bring home now that I'm in my mid 20s. I like games the same way my brothers-in-law like sports. They don't feel the need to walk around dressed like their favorite quarterbacks, and I don't feel the need to dress like Wander.

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#16 Posted by Chumm (338 posts) -

I would suggest that the booth girl's interview is actually pretty relevant. It's fucking embarrassing that booth girls exist, and if it takes being shamed in mainstream media for kids to quit taking pictures with them, so be it.

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#17 Posted by Juvenfly (129 posts) -

@Chumm said:

I would suggest that the booth girl's interview is actually pretty relevant. It's fucking embarrassing that booth girls exist, and if it takes being shamed in mainstream media for kids to quit taking pictures with them, so be it.

Also this. If you see women so rarely that a booth babe is novel enough to warrant a photo-op...you need to reevaluate some things.

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#18 Posted by Butler (438 posts) -

Con funk. It will never go away. Half of it may be that some of the attendees have poor hygiene the other half is that when you have a hundreds of people walking around you're bound to get sweaty and body heat always multiplies.
 
Funny that this German news station has an ideal of what people should be and look like. Sounds a bit familiar.

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#19 Posted by Juvenfly (129 posts) -

Less than 20 posts for Godwin's Law to come into effect. Although, I guess this post had a head start since it already started in Germany.

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#20 Posted by mnzy (3044 posts) -
@Butler said:
Funny that this German news station has an ideal of what people should be and look like. Sounds a bit familiar.
You should write transitions for shitty tv shows. I mean from this to Nazis? Not bad.
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#21 Posted by Butler (438 posts) -
@Juvenfly said:

Less than 20 posts for Godwin's Law to come into effect. Although, I guess this post had a head start since it already started in Germany.

Familiar as in American conservative values. Duh.
 
@mnzy said:
@Butler said:
Funny that this German news station has an ideal of what people should be and look like. Sounds a bit familiar.
You should write transitions for shitty tv shows. I mean from this to Nazis? Not bad.
Can I put you as a reference on my resume?
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#22 Posted by Juvenfly (129 posts) -

Ugh, I wish the PM interface would just post directly to the thread...I'm too lazy to click a whole one extra button.

@CaLe: I guess you could see it that way. The fact of the matter is that it has a substantial negative impact on how the industry and its consumer base are perceived by the general public, and that's no good. And I'm by no means telling people not to do it...free country and all that jazz. Just don't be surprised when people look negatively at it. Name one other situation (outside Halloween) where it's socially acceptable to do that sort of thing.

@Butler: Yeah that's not what you meant :p

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#23 Posted by JayDee (446 posts) -

"...sometimes stinking" 
 
hahahahhahaahahaha

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#24 Posted by TwoLines (3508 posts) -

Well.. some of them are pretty damn weird.

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#26 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2536 posts) -
@mnzy said:
@Butler said:
Funny that this German news station has an ideal of what people should be and look like. Sounds a bit familiar.
You should write transitions for shitty tv shows. I mean from this to Nazis? Not bad.
This is how 80% of political discussions in German forums end. It's like the joker in a card game.
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#27 Posted by Pie (7309 posts) -

I bet Ryan would love this report :P

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#28 Posted by 1p (798 posts) -

I really wish i hadn't watched this clip. It's unbelievably infuriating on many levels.

Despite living here, i have not watched German TV in over 5 years (save for public-service news, which is very solid). Shit like this reminds me why i made that decision.

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#29 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6117 posts) -

Whatever, I'm off to watch porn.

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#30 Edited by mnzy (3044 posts) -

They are under investigation now because over 8000 people complained at the official institution.
Nothing will happen, this is for more serious stuff, but I think it's funny. They really pissed off the wrong crowd.
 
Also some event being planned on facebook for tomorrow, should be good aswell.

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#31 Posted by 1p (798 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Whatever, I'm off to watch porn.

The right response to almost any conflict.

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#32 Posted by Hairy_Fish (377 posts) -

Cunts.

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#33 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6117 posts) -
@Bib said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Whatever, I'm off to watch porn.

The right response to any conflict.

Fixed it for ya!
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#34 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

Next time you go to gamescon Dont bathe for 2 weeks and then find the news crews and just hang around them.

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#35 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -

>.<

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#36 Posted by Yamoto (118 posts) -

WW2

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#37 Posted by Vodun (2393 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Whatever, I'm off to watch porn.

Make fap, not war.

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#38 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

This also happens with every alternative/fantasy/goth/whatever faire I go to.
The night or night after there's always a news story about it, along with crappy footage and messed up cut interviews.
 
They laugh at me a few times a year.
I laugh at them all year long.
Sheeple.

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#39 Posted by TheHT (14317 posts) -
@imsh_pl said:

@Xolare said:

@imsh_pl said:

Bad journalism at its finest.

Don't you mean shoddy journalism?   :D
  
Jesus Christ, look at all that hair.
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#40 Posted by ValeYard (150 posts) -

@RE_Player92: Exactly! TV sucks balls.

Moreover, RTL is a terrible TV channel basically reaffirming lower middle class stereotypes when it's not trying to sell them something or showing soap operas.

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#41 Posted by dagas (3483 posts) -

That booth girl was just as stereotypical in her own way. Also, of course there are sterotypical nerds there, but they are not all like that. Go do any convention with 100k people and you can easily find a dozen really strange people to interview, but there are at least 10 regular dudes for every such strange dude.

That girl who she thought was into fantasy called herself an ego-shooter. What the hell is an ego-shooter? Some german genre?

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#42 Posted by Juvenfly (129 posts) -

@dagas said:

That booth girl was just as stereotypical in her own way. Also, of course there are sterotypical nerds there, but they are not all like that. Go do any convention with 100k people and you can easily find a dozen really strange people to interview, but there are at least 10 regular dudes for every such strange dude.

That girl who she thought was into fantasy called herself an ego-shooter. What the hell is an ego-shooter? Some german genre?

Ego-shooter = First Person Shooter

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#43 Posted by Dylabaloo (1573 posts) -

And here I was thinking we were past this stuff. The part where they asked that boy if he had a girlfriend was just ridiculous.

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#44 Posted by Grimmy616 (437 posts) -

I met those Army of Two guys at Gamescom. Seemed alright guys.