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Old 07-12-2013, 08:19 PM   #651
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Once you think about it it makes so much sense to put a female character in there, but from a quality standpoint not from a gender discrimination or whatever the **** you call it standpoint

Imo whole gender equality discussion is nonsense because the fact that there are double standards make it that they aren't equal.

If 10/15 board members are females males will be like lol wait until they all have their periods together and run the company into the ground and laugh about it, but when 10/15 are male some stupid women will say how the company doesn't support women... Pretty much the same thing here. If it were 3 females we'd all be like this ****'s going to be weird but none of us would be like 'rockstar doesn't support males'...

(I realise that history has given a real reason for a bias to exist, but imo thinking like that is bull**** and counter productive, once things are equal stuff will eventually find the optimal balance, if that balance is unfavourable to women, that just means currently women are less suited for that market.)

My post probably doesn't make a lot of sense but I get pissed off by stuff like this, sorry .
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:57 PM   #652
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Just pre ordered, looking forward to chillaxing in the blimp
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #653
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Editorial written by a woman who says she really wants to play GTA5, but won't because there isn't a woman playable character:

http://jezebel.com/i-really-want-to-...ot-g-727633804

I posted about that issue earlier ITT. It's such a gigantic missed opportunity, considering they could have made 1 of 3 characters a woman and not ruffled too many misogynist feathers or hurt sales. There are also so many more fresh and interesting narrative possibilities with a woman character than with the standard C.J. and Tony Soprano clones.

It's not like people are going to start saying "that game's protagonist should be a woman!" for every game. The issue here is that there have now been 15+ GTA playable characters, and in this particular case 3 at the same time, with 0 of them having been women. Add other Rockstar games and you're like 0/25+.
I like the part where she completely contradicts herself.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:54 AM   #654
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

I think I will be locked in the house when this comes out. Can't wait.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #655
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I like the part where she completely contradicts herself.
Haha!

"Lots of men say they don't want to play women because "they don't feel like they can relate". First, welcome to the mother***ing club, dudes; let me get you some tissues and a tiny violin. You know what? You'll get used to playing a woman lead, just as I've gotten used to playing dudes. If a character is great, male audiences can and will learn to love her."

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Old 07-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #656
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Re: GTA V - releases September 17

i'm still saying a Griselda Blanco-esque female character would be great
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:03 PM   #657
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Going to be insanely good, roll on September 17. Literally can't wait!
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:56 AM   #658
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Editorial written by a woman who says she really wants to play GTA5, but won't because there isn't a woman playable character:

http://jezebel.com/i-really-want-to-...ot-g-727633804

I posted about that issue earlier ITT. It's such a gigantic missed opportunity, considering they could have made 1 of 3 characters a woman and not ruffled too many misogynist feathers or hurt sales. There are also so many more fresh and interesting narrative possibilities with a woman character than with the standard C.J. and Tony Soprano clones.

It's not like people are going to start saying "that game's protagonist should be a woman!" for every game. The issue here is that there have now been 15+ GTA playable characters, and in this particular case 3 at the same time, with 0 of them having been women. Add other Rockstar games and you're like 0/25+.

Oh God. Please don't link to jezebel. It's a known extremist feminist site. Whatever happens in a game or whatever they will always find an angle to win their war against men.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:40 AM   #659
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A woman character would never work in a GTA game, I mean would they seriously expect us to believe a woman can drive????!!!!

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #660
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I'm all for women's equality and all that but how many women really rise through the ranks of violent criminal underworlds?
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #661
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:58 PM   #662
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A woman character would never work in a GTA game, I mean would they seriously expect us to believe a woman can drive????!!!!
Tbh, I spend more time driving on the sidewalks and grass in GTA than the roads lol
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:06 AM   #663
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I'm all for women's equality and all that but how many women really rise through the ranks of violent criminal underworlds?
Fantastic point, and you're the second person to have made it on this page alone. Realism is v. v. important to GTA games. We know there are lots of real life male criminals who can break into and steal any car in 3 seconds flat, can get shot dozens of times before collapsing (and then generally they're okay after a quick hospital visit), can fly around on jet packs like pros, can infiltrate Area 51 solo, can kill 100 cops without breaking a sweat, go on random chainsaw rampages without getting caught, and we know that these guys in real life generally escape massive police chases by getting their cars re-painted.

So yea, you are absolutely 100% correct that we need to hold female characters to the same standards. We can't let things get unrealistic.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:44 AM   #664
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I didn't see much gameplay in the gameplay trailer.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:49 AM   #665
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people need to stop being surprised that gawker network writers are awful.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:15 AM   #666
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Lololol I started from the end of the thread and was scrolling up and saw it posted and thought about posting "How my hair look Mike?"
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:50 AM   #667
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Fantastic point, and you're the second person to have made it on this page alone. Realism is v. v. important to GTA games. We know there are lots of real life male criminals who can break into and steal any car in 3 seconds flat, can get shot dozens of times before collapsing (and then generally they're okay after a quick hospital visit), can fly around on jet packs like pros, can infiltrate Area 51 solo, can kill 100 cops without breaking a sweat, go on random chainsaw rampages without getting caught, and we know that these guys in real life generally escape massive police chases by getting their cars re-painted.

So yea, you are absolutely 100% correct that we need to hold female characters to the same standards. We can't let things get unrealistic.
Thats because they have to do that to make the game as amazing as it is. 16-40 year olds want to play a game where they can pretend to be the GOAT criminal and can literally do what the **** want. So although background realism could be a point, its just simply about giving 80% of the GTA fanbase what they want.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:21 AM   #668
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Goofy, please stop this thread from getting aids
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:31 AM   #669
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Goofy, please stop this thread from getting aids
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:49 PM   #670
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kinda scared it will suck. Or it will be mediocre :/ . It just looks too good to be true. Everything looks better , is bigger then gta 4. On the same ***** system? Gta 4 was sometimes a bit laggy already.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #671
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I'm soooooooooo disappointed Rockstar for not having female lead.













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Old 07-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #672
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catalina wasnt enough for you?
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #673
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catalina wasnt enough for you?
Ahh now that voice is stuck in my head, thanks. I even read your post in her voice...
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:47 AM   #674
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Why doesn't Cosmo ever feature a man on the cover? Never reading that mag again!
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:37 AM   #675
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baltimore jones tarding this thread up.

in the nba thread i simply call it "baltimore jonesing."
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