This thread is currently doing the rounds among the usual social networks, and I felt I had to share. Posted to the "Men Going Their Own Way" forum (so you already know it's comedy gold), a thread called "WTF is with empowered women in video games now?" is basically the Holy Grail of privileged, entitled, manbaby gamers.
One particularly enlightening comment was about the famously awful Velvet Assassin: "A game where a woman skulks in the shadows before slitting the throats of men, or alternately stabbing them in the heart or in the back? finally, some realism."
Meanwhile, the first truly positive post is by someone saying he likes Samus Aran because he can forget she's a woman.
In all honesty, it's hard to pick a favorite among these threatened, frightened monkeys. There's the guy who says Gears of War 3 was almost ruined for him because you're forced to play a female character for a few minutes, and who could forget the guy who only likes Sarah Connor in The Terminator because she started off helpless and relying on a male?
Make sure to pick your favorite, that's if the forum can keep online (cached version). Apparently a collection of big, strong men cannot maintain a site that withstands moderate traffic spikes. I guess not being able to "keep it up" explains a lot of their issues.
Here are my top posts, anyway. The original, ironically brilliant, post. Not even Podtoid gets this offensive:
It's pretty alarming how many of these guys are terrified of the idea that a woman might be physically more able than them, or not need to rely on a man's assistance. Oh, and if you want to play a female character? You need to stake a strength and intelligence penalty:
Okay, one more personal pick. I'd love to see this man pick a fight with a female soldier -- you know, like the ones we have in real life:
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