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ProletariatPleb
03-08-2013, 09:48 AM
And here we are again with these morons...

http://i.imgur.com/TYcItqs.png

http://kotaku.com/5989376/assassins-creed-ivs-protagonist-looks-a-lot-like-the-star-from-pirates-you-know-the-porn

LieutenantJojo
03-08-2013, 10:15 AM
No way, I still think he looks more like Sawyer from LOST.

Layytez
03-08-2013, 10:39 AM
Sad thing is I knew exactly who that was just by looking at him lmao.

GariStz
03-08-2013, 10:40 AM
"Kraptaku", as you said, is a [edit] site, filled with haters and ignorant morons, calling themselves "journalists/reviewers/critics/w/e". And this even further prove, that they are just a bunch of[edit]. End of story...

Krayus Korianis
03-08-2013, 10:52 AM
Cool, I get to play a porn star... Awesome!

But yea, I couldn't give a ****. Just give me ACIV: BF NAO!

xx-pyro
03-08-2013, 10:52 AM
Pretty sure this is just a joke. Their journalism is usually pretty bad but you can't be taking this seriously.

wapikas
03-08-2013, 11:09 AM
but he kind of does look like pornstar ...can't take this game seriously anymore :D

Legendz54
03-08-2013, 11:13 AM
http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/cosby-facepalm.gif

ProletariatPleb
03-08-2013, 12:06 PM
Pretty sure this is just a joke. Their journalism is usually pretty bad but you can't be taking this seriously.
Did you perhaps read it says Kotaku?

ze_topazio
03-08-2013, 12:08 PM
Kotaku is a blog, they are not "serious" journalists so they have the freedom to discuss random things like this like fans do.

silvermercy
03-08-2013, 12:10 PM
Ahaha! This made my day!! lol :D

But, yes, I thought it's pretty established by now that Ed is Sawyer's long-lost twin. :cool:

TheLeoCrow
03-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Well, I guess someone at Kotaku thinks that all blondes look the same

TheHumanTowel
03-08-2013, 12:25 PM
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MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 12:27 PM
"Kraptaku", as you said, is a [edit] site, filled with haters and ignorant morons, calling themselves "journalists/reviewers/critics/w/e". And this even further prove, that they are just a bunch of[edit]. End of story...

Agreed they are a bunch ignorant dimwited [edit] who should just shut up shop and get a proper job !! sad hats.

wapikas
03-08-2013, 01:27 PM
what the hek... I don't get why everyone is rambling about. Can't you guys take a joke?

Mr_Shade
03-08-2013, 01:31 PM
guys...

some of these posts are pretty close to getting the thread locked...

lets try and refrain from name calling and bypassing the swear filter.

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 01:32 PM
Kraptaku !! Key word here KRAP !!

AjinkyaParuleka
03-08-2013, 01:38 PM
IS ac4 a porn game?

D.I.D.
03-08-2013, 01:45 PM
I like Kotaku. I read that site most of all, and it has really good articles about aspects of games that other sites won't touch. I've noticed other sites, especially Gamespot, moving in that direction since Kotaku changed its editorial style some years ago, so they're a good influence too. They have to balance that with lighthearted things to keep everyone happy, and this is one of those. They're only saying it because the guy was in Pirates, and if he hadn't they'd never had mentioned it.

You're making a big deal of it as if Kotaku was making a big deal of it, but you have to understand Gawker's design. It's just a bunch of blips down the side panel. You choose what to read, and nothing is really a headline unless you make it one.

(Also, calling things "Kraptaku", "Micro$oft", etc - it's a bit weak, leave it)

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 01:48 PM
IS ac4 a porn game?

Yeah next article will read it has live Karnal simulations Edward Kenway the new Christian Grey !!

silvermercy
03-08-2013, 01:50 PM
Yeah next article will read it has live Karnal simulations Edward Kenway the new Christian Grey !!
Will that be a DLC? 50 Shades of ASSassin's Creed? I need release dates plz.

Mr_Shade
03-08-2013, 01:51 PM
Yeah next article will read it has live Karnal simulations Edward Kenway the new Christian Grey !!
well that will guarantee high sales ;)

ACIV 90 million sales here we come ;)

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 01:53 PM
well that will guarantee high sales ;)

ACIV 90 million sales here we come ;)

Edward Kenway bringing hope to millions of single women across the globe !

pirate1802
03-08-2013, 02:49 PM
Sad thing is I knew exactly who that was just by looking at him lmao.

Same LOL

Perhaps the author of the article is guilty of the same? The moar you know..

pirate1802
03-08-2013, 03:00 PM
And I see no similarity beyond the hair colour and jawline. Their eyes are different, different nose, lips and chin too.

SaintPerkele
03-08-2013, 04:32 PM
Same LOL

Perhaps the author of the article is guilty of the same? The moar you know..
You don't know Patricia Hernandez then, do you? Let's just say, she's not the person to watch pornographic movies with dominant males, and her articles are not particularly liked on the internet - most of the time for pretty good reasons, but eh, judge for yourself (http://kotaku.com/5914348/three-words-i-said-to-the-man-i-defeated-in-gears-of-war-that-ill-never-say-again).

Turul.
03-08-2013, 04:35 PM
"Kotaku is a reliable and enjoyable journalism site"


-said no one ever.

MasterAssasin84
03-08-2013, 04:37 PM
"Kotaku is a reliable and enjoyable journalism site"


-said no one ever.

Ever reliant in chinese whispers !

pirate1802
03-08-2013, 04:40 PM
You don't know Patricia Hernandez then, do you? Let's just say, she's not the person to watch pornographic movies with dominant males, and her articles are not particularly liked on the internet - most of the time for pretty good reasons, but eh, judge for yourself (http://kotaku.com/5914348/three-words-i-said-to-the-man-i-defeated-in-gears-of-war-that-ill-never-say-again).

I admit I'm not well acquainted with the Kotaku crew, but still..wow. The moar you know..

D.I.D.
03-08-2013, 04:46 PM
You don't know Patricia Hernandez then, do you? Let's just say, she's not the person to watch pornographic movies with dominant males, and her articles are not particularly liked on the internet - most of the time for pretty good reasons, but eh, judge for yourself (http://kotaku.com/5914348/three-words-i-said-to-the-man-i-defeated-in-gears-of-war-that-ill-never-say-again).

That was a good article, one of many good articles by her, and it prompted a lot of useful discussion. It drives me mad to hear teenagers talking like that, and I think we need to stamp it out. She was admitting her own complicity in the issue, pointing out that even a person who's literally been raped can get sucked into that kind of BS.

How do you know if she would or wouldn't watch porn?

D.I.D.
03-08-2013, 04:46 PM
"Kotaku is a reliable and enjoyable journalism site"


-said no one ever.

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/757857-Kotaku-quot-Journalism-quot-Edward-looks-like-a-pornstar?p=8965324&viewfull=1#post8965324

SaintPerkele
03-08-2013, 04:57 PM
That was a good article, one of many good articles by her, and it prompted a lot of useful discussion. It drives me mad to hear teenagers talking like that, and I think we need to stamp it out. She was admitting her own complicity in the issue, pointing out that even a person who's literally been raped can get sucked into that kind of BS.

How do you know if she would or wouldn't watch porn?
Sure, this use of words is absolutely annoying. But the whole article just seems like she tries to justify her making use of the immature sentence. The first comment actually summarizes what is bad about the article quite well. But then again, that might just be my opinion.

Well, she is known for certain feminist tendencies, and a classic porn usually depicts women as mere sexual objects and men as the ones using them solely for their own pleasure - that why many feminists are strong opponents of the adult-industry. But let's not turn this into a discussion about Hernandez..

As for Kotaku: If I'm visiting a videogames-news-site, I'm usually looking for actual news and not just some blog entries by various people which are sometimes just borderline-game-related.

ACfan443
03-08-2013, 05:00 PM
I didn't even read the article, I read the title and didn't continue. What a stupid comparison.

SleezeRocker
03-08-2013, 05:27 PM
Well.....we know one thing for sure:
The people at Reddit , like zinedello are into that stuff arevery well famiilar with it to make that observation :P

D.I.D.
03-08-2013, 05:53 PM
Sure, this use of words is absolutely annoying. But the whole article just seems like she tries to justify her making use of the immature sentence. The first comment actually summarizes what is bad about the article quite well. But then again, that might just be my opinion.

Well, she is known for certain feminist tendencies, and a classic porn usually depicts women as mere sexual objects and men as the ones using them solely for their own pleasure - that why many feminists are strong opponents of the adult-industry. But let's not turn this into a discussion about Hernandez..

As for Kotaku: If I'm visiting a videogames-news-site, I'm usually looking for actual news and not just some blog entries by various people which are sometimes just borderline-game-related.

The article is about two things: the affect someone's words can have on others, when they think they're just being South Park and LOL and everyone else should STFU about it, and the fact that she said it too. She's not trying to make an excuse for having said it.

I'd be very suspicious of someone who doesn't have feminist tendencies. To be anti-feminism is to be anti-equality. Feminism does not prescribe that you must be anti-porn. There is noticeably a completely different standard set for women in games journalism, where your right to be there is constantly questioned, your credentials picked apart, and you must be 150% great just to be allowed to pass without too much negative comment. It's no surprise that Hernandez would therefore occasionally cover feminist issues, but the strange thing is that so do most of the men there; they, however, don't get a swarm of idiots following them from story to story to deliver a load of off-topic bile regarding why their bosses ought to fire them.

You do get news on Kotaku. Most of the time they're extremely careful with any kind of scoop. They often get pilloried for having allegedly claimed that they had screenshots of some huge new game, but when you check the story the actual piece will almost always say "Could this be a screenshot from [Game X]?". If what you want is news, they're generally very quick and they'll alert you to stories running in other magazines and sites if they weren't first to the story. It's an aggregator rather than simply a blog, which is why I find it useful.

TheHumanTowel
03-08-2013, 06:46 PM
Kotaku are a tabloid. They write deliberately provocative articles and titles designed manufacture controversy so they get more page views and money. No respect for them.

rileypoole1234
03-08-2013, 06:51 PM
This is the only response I have to Kotaku:

http://crazyfunnypics.com/gifs_Ace_Ventura_dancing.gif

Sushiglutton
03-08-2013, 07:09 PM
I think Kotaku has some good articles, but this is certainly not one of them. I mean for one the two faces do not look similar at all in any way. And that is kind of a huge problem for the claim the articl tries to make :nonchalance:

kuled2012
03-08-2013, 07:26 PM
What a joke of a website.

SaintPerkele
03-08-2013, 07:40 PM
The article is about two things: the affect someone's words can have on others, when they think they're just being South Park and LOL and everyone else should STFU about it, and the fact that she said it too. She's not trying to make an excuse for having said it.

I'd be very suspicious of someone who doesn't have feminist tendencies. To be anti-feminism is to be anti-equality. Feminism does not prescribe that you must be anti-porn. There is noticeably a completely different standard set for women in games journalism, where your right to be there is constantly questioned, your credentials picked apart, and you must be 150% great just to be allowed to pass without too much negative comment. It's no surprise that Hernandez would therefore occasionally cover feminist issues, but the strange thing is that so do most of the men there; they, however, don't get a swarm of idiots following them from story to story to deliver a load of off-topic bile regarding why their bosses ought to fire them.

You do get news on Kotaku. Most of the time they're extremely careful with any kind of scoop. They often get pilloried for having allegedly claimed that they had screenshots of some huge new game, but when you check the story the actual piece will almost always say "Could this be a screenshot from [Game X]?". If what you want is news, they're generally very quick and they'll alert you to stories running in other magazines and sites if they weren't first to the story. It's an aggregator rather than simply a blog, which is why I find it useful.
The article just gives the strong impression that she considers herself as the victim in a case where she clearly acted immature and ridiculous. I just can't take people who insult others in multiplayer games (even worse when dominating them), no matter whether it's simple swearwords or something like "rape", seriously. And Hernandez just admits that she is in fact just the generic, annoying gamer you encounter every now and then. In my opinion, even though she might regret it, people who act like that are not capable of serious gaming journalism, but again, that is just a matter of opinion.

You know what I mean with feminist tendencies in case of Hernandez. Every sane human should support gender-equality, but there are those who are a bit, hm, more supporting which can lead to some weird results that are in fact conter-equality (if such a word exists?). I'm not even criticizing Hernandez for her views, don't get me wrong, it's just that judging by articles her articles I've read, she really is not the type for "classic", sexist pornography.
About feminist articles concerning video games in general (no matter whether it's written by a male or female): They are definitely important, but it's dependingt how they are written. If it is just raging against the whole gaming-industry in general and using retro-examples like Mario and Zelda (come on, it's part of a long-existing franchise!) or obviously ironic games like Duke Nukem, it's just bad. If someone carefully analyzes both good and bad examples of the different ways women are depicted in videogames and outlines which genres are especially sexist, then that's something I like to read. I know we both are getting somewhat off-topic here, but apart from Liberation, Assassin's Creed is a really 'sexist' game, yet noone complains for whatever reason (AC1: Only women is your later love interest. AC2: All women are prostitutes, one-night stands or annoying and unable to defend themselves. ACB: Both women are "strong" on the outside, but one is a love interest, the other one actually an emotional wreck. ACR: Only woman is a love interest. ACIII: Well, there's your mother and the clanmother and that's about it) - instead people complain about Team Fortress 2 being sexist (http://www.lolwtfcomics.com/upload/uploads/1316583988.jpg).
Also, I think there are other groups of people that are much worse depicted in gaming than women. Homosexuals for example: Apart from Leonardo in AC and Sander Cohen in Bioshock, I can't think of any character in gaming whose sexual orientation is just part of his character without putting too much emphasis on this.

And finally, about Kotaku: The rumours don't bother me. But if the frontpage is spammed with one-paragraph articles along the lines of "You have to look at this cool fanart!" or "Wow, this gaming-video is so funny!", then this is just terribly uninformative

Sorry for getting somewhat off-topic. If you want to discuss this any further outside of this thread, feel free to PM me :)