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confusedtree:

deathbydestiny:

bradofarrell:

This year at E3 during the Xbox panel during a scripted “trash talk” bit someone made a scripted rape joke (male gamer to girl gamer who sucks at a game: “just wait, it’ll all be over soon.”) and then they acted like it wasn’t a big deal and then they released an expensive, anti-consumer (DRM on physical games) piece of hardware. And then Sony just released the PS4 which is just the PS3 but better graphics and $100 cheaper than the Xbox. So THAT happened.

But then Nintendo just quietly released a bunch of great looking sequels for all of it’s major franchises (Mario, Pikmin, Donkey Kong, and Smash Bros.) and every single one of those games interestingly features playable female characters who haven’t been seen in decades like Dixie Kong and Princess Peach - and Pikmin now has a new female hero.

One of my favorite things about Peach in the new Mario game is that one of the power ups is a literal “cat suit” and Peach’s “cat suit” doesn’t sexualize her at ALL. You can’t even see her boobs. She just looks like she’s wearing over-sized footie pajamas it’s so cute. Also they added a pink letter to the Mario logo just to accommodate Peach’s re-inclusion into the franchise as a character with actual agency!

So at the end of the presentation they tell you to go to the Smash Bros website to find out about new characters. And then they announced this character, Wii Fit Trainer, on the site. And in an interview the director said he gets thousands of requests for almost every video game character under the sun and he’s gotten absolutely zero requests for this character and he put her in the game to be funny and defy fan expectation. This character is literally “hey fuck you we’re the ones making the games around here, and we’ll be goofy and funny if we want to and also check it out another female character in Smash.”

Also the inclusion of the Animal Crossing villager is interesting because Animal Crossing is VERY popular with girls and even though the villager is male I’m 100% certain his alternate costumes will include the girl default villager character. So that’s neat. The three Smash characters they announced were two girl(ish) characters from two girl(ish) games and then Mega Man.

Also in the new Animal Crossing game boys are allowed to cross dress and all of the animals are explicitly genderqueer in the dialog. Characters say stuff like “Boys can ware make up if they want to, I mean, it’s 2013, who cares?” and just today a jock rhino was looking deeply into my eyes and asking me to hike a football and I asked him if he loved me (which was one of the option out of other options about sports) and he was like “Oh I guess a lot can happen when you look into someone else’s eyes like that, huh?” He didn’t even care that we’re both guys. Also in the new Pokemon game you can be black.

Basically what I’m saying is Nintendo is quietly and systematically making their games more socially progressive and Microsoft made a rape joke and then said “what? it was a joke.”

This is filled with nothing but falsehoods. Dixie Kong has been in every multi character DK game since her debut, there was never a “rape” joke made at any Microsoft panel, and Princess Peach has been in EVERY SINGLE MARIO GAME SINCE HER DEBUT. Get the facts you fucking morons, because im getting sick and tired of seeing you try to shove your morals down gamers’ throats. Its fucking sickening. 

Okay but

  1. Dixie hasn’t been a playable character in a Donkey Kong game since Donkey Kong Country 3 and that was released in1996
  2. Yes it very much was a rape joke, you’re just an apologist
  3. Princess Peach has only been a playable character in a Mario adventure (as opposed to Tennis, MarioKart, etc.) a handful of times? Like, Super Mario Bros 2, Paper Mario, and Super Princess Peach, a game which had its own problems regarding gender norms and in general she hasn’t had a lot of agency especially in recent years
  4. Why on earth is the concept of being happy about game devs not being shitty people sickening to you? Are you that unpleasant
tittes:

forget batman look at those ugly ass shoes smh

tittes:

forget batman look at those ugly ass shoes smh

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via kakashits / 1 year ago / 32,613 notes /

nothatsstupid:

hardscum:

perhaps women have a higher prevalence of anxiety bc we live like prey animals :))))))))

Fucking this. ^ 

via nothatsstupid / 1 year ago / 48 notes /
Demetrius Lovato: cubitum-eamus: boadiceasrevenge: I don’t hate porn because I think sex...

cubitum-eamus:

boadiceasrevenge:

I don’t hate porn because I think sex is gross or whatever. I hate porn because it’s a lie and it perpetuates the false notion that women exist only for male gratification and entertainment. Porn tells us that brutalization and degradation and…

via nothatsstupid / 1 year ago / 72 notes /

confusedtree:

Male gamers are so concerned with keeping girls out of their community on the basis of them perhaps not being as heavily invested in it or liking the “wrong” games or systems that they didn’t even notice that the clubhouse they’re so vigilantly guarding, in its entitlement, sexism, and gleeful perpetuation of rape culture, has become almost entirely awful. If you’re harassing someone for their lack of commitment to the media they enjoy, are you using yourself as the basis for that comparison? How arrogant do you have to be to think anyone actually wants that association? Your room smells like Doritos and flatulence and lovestains and sadness

8bitfuture:

NASA invites you to send a haiku to Mars.
NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere.
The DVD will be in NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, which is scheduled for launch in November. The DVD is part of the mission’s Going to Mars Campaign coordinated at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.
The DVD will carry every name submitted. The public also is encouraged to submit a message in the form of a three-line poem, or haiku. However, only three haikus will be selected. The deadline for all submissions is July 1. An online public vote to determine the top three messages to be placed on the DVD will begin July 15.
Submit your entry here.

8bitfuture:

NASA invites you to send a haiku to Mars.

NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere.

The DVD will be in NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, which is scheduled for launch in November. The DVD is part of the mission’s Going to Mars Campaign coordinated at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

The DVD will carry every name submitted. The public also is encouraged to submit a message in the form of a three-line poem, or haiku. However, only three haikus will be selected. The deadline for all submissions is July 1. An online public vote to determine the top three messages to be placed on the DVD will begin July 15.

Submit your entry here.

(Source: 8bitfuture)

via thescienceofreality / 1 year ago / 640 notes /

kaitollc:

kiwikyu:

punsicle:

take a shot for every post involving video games on your dash

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ingroan:

I need to get a real job so I can stop crying over expensive lingerie and start crying in expensive lingerie

via trimichaelceratops / 1 year ago / 307,939 notes /
flirtyprojectors:


I LIKE HIM SO MUCH

flirtyprojectors:

I LIKE HIM SO MUCH

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tastefullyoffensive:


How to find a bug in your house. [via]

tastefullyoffensive:

How to find a bug in your house. [via]

via 87daysbefore / 1 year ago / 5,450 notes /

87daysbefore:

tvcmallcom:

The real iOS 7 
Everything goes flat…

no but like it looks like a fucking windows phone now omg

87daysbefore:

tvcmallcom:

The real iOS 7

Everything goes flat…

no but like it looks like a fucking windows phone now omg

via 87daysbefore / 1 year ago / 432 notes /

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

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