I saw this story about IGN last night, but it’s really making the rounds this morning. So let’s go ahead and lay it out. Earlier this year, it looked like IGN had gotten the message about our consumer revolt. But recently, they’ve slid into the same sick patterns that outlets like Kotaku and Polygon adhere to. Their editor slimed GamerGate a couple weeks ago. Now, their staff is injecting gender politics in an interview with a Nintendo developer. In just a few short weeks, they’ve lost all the credibility they had built up by (for the most part) staying away from spreading SJW talking points.
IGN: So earlier, I brought up the similarities in the approach. The outfits remind me of gear-driven games like Monster Hunter and MMOs. Part of what ties into equipment-driven games is a player has a choice between choosing a male or female. I’m curious if, in this game, players will have a choice between a male avatar or a female avatar, especially since the story doesn’t seem tied to a specific gender?
Hiromasa Shikata: I’m going to tell you a little bit about the story quickly and we’ll circle around, here. There’s this kingdom, an event happens, and the king needs heroes…The story calls for this sort of legend/prophecy where heroes will come together to help solve a problem. And in that, they are male characters. So, because the game is set with that as the story background, you cannot choose a gender; you are a male character.
IGN: I guess I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t express some slight disappointment with that, especially because there is a Zelda outfit Link wears in the game. It just feels like it’s one step closer to giving the Zelda series’ female audience the chance to explore that universe from another perspective.
Shikata: Understood. I understand what you’re saying, and just as general information, we do have a lot of female staff members who are playing this game and enjoying it. It doesn’t seem to be a big issue to them. They still are getting emotional investment in this game. And to be honest, Link isn’t the most masculine of guys in the world, depending on how you want to project yourself into the character.
That’s literally what this clown, said, Sargon! His fucking mandating to inject radical feminist activism into every developer interview. It’s unprofessional and annoying. I’m not the only one who thinks so, either. Check out the comments section on IGN:
Even the mods are speaking out against this trash:
That guy may not be a mod much longer lol. But it’s still good too see such widespread revulsion to this “interview.” It looks more like an inquisition. Our opponents want to stamp out any deviation from the SJW agenda. I guess it’s a good thing for us that so many gamers are on our side. As I’ve said from the start, they can never really defeat us in the gaming sphere, because they just don’t have the popular support. That doesn’t mean we can let up in exposing their bullshit, though. Turn it up to 11.
P.S. Polygon wrote about this as well, and it was just as dumb as you would imagine. The comments were mostly worthless as well, except for a few gems like this one: