Re-Dubz Pillories the Dead Island “Feminist Wh**e” Controversy

Since hitting shelves on Tuesday, Techland’s zombie-basher Dead Island has provided an object lesson in how not to release a video game. First there was the amusing, embarassing revelation that the company had accidentally released an Xbox 360 dev-kit instead of the real game. Next, an eagle-eyed purchaser found an triggerable ability called “Feminist Whore” buried deep in the game’s unfinished code.

Like most debates about video games (and most debates about feminism, for that matter) the reaction to this controversy has been mind-numbingly stupid. Since both sides are digging in their heels, we thought this new installment of Re-Dubz (embedded below) would be a good way to put them both in their places.

Check out the previous episode of Re-Dubz, on the Diablo III DRM controversy. Or watch them all at the GameFront YouTube channel!

Join the Conversation   

* required field

By submitting a comment here you grant GameFront a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate or irrelevant comments will be removed at an admin's discretion.

6 Comments on Re-Dubz Pillories the Dead Island “Feminist Wh**e” Controversy


On September 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm

haha good 1, but the BF3 mod support redubz is still my favorite.


On September 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm

dear ben the game is great

just because you are afraid of zombies doesnt mean it is a bad game

people like you aare the kind of people who give gaming a bad name


On September 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Don’t know why people think this game is bad O_o, this is the first I’ve heard someone saying it was bad, this game is fun and perfect mix with RPG to e it up.

This game is great has a lot of replay value to it and the fact you can gang up with your buddies makes it perfect, ok they had a rough start but its a regardless at least its not garbage material with all the bugs and flaws like Brink, and the fact they fixed their mistakes within a couple days speaks volumes.

Brandon J. Clark

On September 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm

To be honest I have NO IDEA WTF YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT BEN. This game has blown me away.

It has literally taken over my life. It’s a ing masterpiece!

Ben Richardson

On September 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm

What’s with you people? Whether or not the game is good has nothing to do with it. I haven’t even played it.

The fact remains that if you accidentally release an unfinished version of your game’s code to the paying public, and that code has a quasi-inflammatory misogynist statement buried in it, you are DOING IT WRONG.


On September 12, 2011 at 4:21 am

I don’t care about the anti feminist remarks.

What angers me, is the fact that the PC version is a half assed X-box port.

Who the would pay money for that? Not I, says I.