The Jimquisition Takes On Ubisoft and Female Protagonists

With all the hubbub raised around and about Ubisoft during E3 last week, it’s no surprise to see Jim Sterling weighing in on the issue. As Jim puts it, “This episode is not so much about the need for more protagonists that aren’t same old white men. We’ve covered that, and frankly if devs want to go that route, let them be fucking obsolete. But the excuses, the pathetic, pitiful excuses. They gotta go.”

Precisely, sir.

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4 Comments on The Jimquisition Takes On Ubisoft and Female Protagonists

Enough's Enough.

On June 18, 2014 at 4:31 am

No, Jim. What has to go is the pathetic, offensive, and frankly risible attempts by people like yourself to use emotional rhetoric and ad hominem insults to justify your own sad inability to see everyone under prejudiced labels. Nobody who isn’t a racist or sexist would even notice the colour or gender of a videogame character. It’s people like you, desperately trying to disguise your own prejudices by saying it’s everyone else who has them, that see people in this way. Nobody else does.

And no, Gamefront, this is still not working. Getting the same tired, biased voices to keep bleating on about their already-known bigoted, half-baked agendas (remember Jim’s absolutely pitiful “durr manbabies durr” article a few years ago that provided literally nothing to anything?) is not journalism. It’s lazy and it’s cynical. Either get some new voices on the subject or shut the hell up about it because it’s getting beyond a joke now.

Enough's Enough.

On June 18, 2014 at 4:34 am

I need to rephrase something, what I meant to say was that people like Jim ONLY see people under prejudiced labels. Therefore, it’s a sad inability for intellectually incontinent PC thugs like himself to treat people as human beings, but rather as “white men,” “women,” “homosexual” etc. Everyone else just sees ‘people.’ Not Jim – he sees white men as some sort of deficiency, proving that he is in fact the real racist and sexist voice in this debate. What’s worse is that he provides no justification for it, he expects everyone else to go along with it because it’s “progressive” to be racist and sexist towards white men.

fethski

On June 18, 2014 at 10:58 am

Jim, a white guy, making issue with a saturation of games with white male protagonists is racist and sexist? That’s not how racism and sexism works.

Charlieholmes

On June 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm

It’s funny how these things come up once in awhile since I honestly never have thought about what kind of character, race, or sex I am in a game. You know, lots of things arn’t really an issue in a negative way until somebody gets the idea that it is to them and by god they’re going to make it a negative for everyone else also. I think it shows their own shallowness and inadequacies in life I suppose. I don’t really know since none of it ever strikes me. Now that I think about it, I’ve played some pretty diverse and sometimes obscure characters in games that in no way reflect who I am. Maybe I need to be more critical (like this guy). I’ve always thought companies get the creative authority to invent, whether or not I buy it and like it is entirely up to me. This either results in success for the companies or failure. If it’s wrong, consumers will speak with their wallets etc. etc.