I never asked for this
- Sep 8, 2011
I'm surprised the thought even entered their mind. What the fuck were they thinking? Could it be that they just wanted some controversy as free publicity?
Being offended is the in thing to do in the gaming community these days. It really shows how young we are as a community and a medium. You know that one teenager on the playground that acts all pretentious and mature hoping the big boys and girls, the books and movies and TV will think we're part of the cool kids group?gmaverick019 said:both of these.
i wouldn't have bought it in the first place, male or female torso provided, it just doesn't tickle my fancy, but really, to get your knickers in a twist that hard over a collectors edition statue?
Meh, I guess I just don't care enough these days about "being offended", but with it being a mature game and zombie tits flinging everywhere in movies anyways, i didn't think this would receive such an uplash. (I really hope there is a bunch of zombies that have that torso in the game now, would be hilarious to see the rages after the game was bought on such a simple thing.)
I love that part. So passive-aggressive. "We're soooo sorry that we made you this accurate representation of what you've been doing in our games. You monster. Yeah, we're sorry that we've exposed your hypocrisy. Terribly, flagellantly sorry. Deepest apologies, monster-that-has-asked-for-this."Susan Arendt said:"For the limited run of the Zombie Bait Edition for Europe and Australia, a decision was made to include a gruesome statue of a zombie torso, which was cut up like many of our fans had done to the undead enemies in the original Dead Island."
Except you can't actually do that in Dead Island, you sleazy hack. Don't try and spin this like it was some kind of playful homage to the gameplay.
They honestly seem surprised that the actions we take in video games aren't the ones we want reproduced in real life. I think this inference insults me far more than the actual product; at least I can ignore the product.Andy Chalk said:
Gender makes no difference to me. I can't say this product would appeal to me in any form. If I wanted a collectible item from a game that I enjoyed it would more than likely be something positive, probably a statuette of the hero or a supporting character. This is just so blatantly repulsive; I would gain no emotional benefit from having it in my home.Susan Arendt said:
Dude/dudette, you never seen the Spice Girls? Thats just a thing over here.Xan Krieger said:Is it wrong I think the torso is cute and I want one?
I don't really see a problem with it except maybe people in Britain might get upset that their flag is a bikini.
No, its not smart or creative, theres games I play were the sex appeals a 'thing' but this... thats just crap, un-imaginative, not funny... I just don't see who thought this up... and what the point is... I GOT NOTHING!Susan Arendt said:
You know who's been considered a trophy, a thing to look at, a lump of primary sexual characteristics, a faceless object with no agency, to be sold throughout history?Tanis said:So if it was a DUDE, folks wouldn't be up in arms?
depends on how buff it would have been made. I do not fancy buff looking guys.Susan Arendt said:
I would buy it if it was male, female or Cthulhu shaped. I think its kind of silly to look at and it would be nice to have on my currently barren shelf.Susan Arendt said: