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[–] Aged 0 points 54 points (+54|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's ridiculous. This people always talk about how games should be more diverse to "reflect" reality(that guess what, they don't need to, because they're not political advertisements), but when a game dares to tackle real-life issues like this people supposedly wanted to, they throw a fit. They're not very different of people criticizing japanese developers because they tackle with religious matter(by the way Square Enix, who owns the Deus Ex franchise, is one of these). They're nothing less and nothing more than censorship's supporters.

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[–] anoncastillo 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

These are the same people who tell us we need to have a national conversation about rape, but Game of Thrones, which has started more conversations about rape than Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton combined, is totally misogynistic for having storylines about rape (even when Margaery Tyrell's story includes her killing a patriarchal authority figure to keep him from raping her, which is as feminist as it gets). They're literally just looking for something to complain about. Ignore them.

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[–] user2033 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

It's not that they want games to tackle social issues, it's that they want games to tackle social issues through their lens and under their supervision only. In other words, you can only do social commentary if you have a valid social commentary license.

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[–] Saufsoldat 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yeah, they need to hire diversity directors with degrees in women's studies and at least a six-figure salary. You can't trust ordinary people to properly understand a highly demanding and research-based field such as diversity.

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The only way to win the SJW game is not to play.

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[–] Aged 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's not the SJW game to tackle with real-life issues. The X-Men are around for 50 years with metaphor for AIDS, anti-semitism and discrimination against homosexuals, depending of the mood of the writer. It's just that the developers of Deus Ex were caught in the middle of a war where one side can't even decide what is really fighting for.

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[–] WhatWouldOdinDo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Severed heads no longer plot.

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[–] josemon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The worse is that most of those people won't even buy the game, no matter what.

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[–] Galvanized_Dreamer 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"LRT: Yeesh, Deus Ex could have gotten away with the same sentiment without being so blunt "Aug Lives Matter" How about "We're Still People"?" - CJ Melendez

I would think that you would treat racism in a game with the same subtlety as chainsaw. It's the main plotline of the game, not a meta-narrative or political commentary. It says what it says because that is what is happening in the game world.

This is the very basis of the game's storyline, augmented people are being oppressed(as in being treated sub-human, not whatever SJWs redefined it to be.) by the "Pure". It's a play on how humans are naturally xenophobic, It's genetics, it's instinct, and it makes for an awesome storyline in a cyberpunk setting.

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[–] ArsCortica [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It should be added that Mankind divided takes place after the events of Human Revolution IIRC, so the (involuntary) attacks of augmented people on just about everyone else that took place in the previous game should be taken in consideration as far as the narrative goes.

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[–] lbruiser 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not going to lie, just because I know its pissing them off I want to buy this game.

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[–] leavethebag 3 points 13 points (+16|-3) ago 

He dindu nuffin he was a good Aug.

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[–] rwbj 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Dear OP,

Awesome job for archiving all of this up. I think one of the biggest motivating factors for sites like these to run this is not necessarily a belief in what they're saying - but click baiting. They attract SJW types who get their victim complex fill (because a mainstream fictional work analogizing issues that matter to you and exposing them to a wider audience is clearly victimizing you...) but it also attracts people who despise this who can't believe what the media has turned into. But regardless of your intents when you click, you give these sites money and reward their behavior.

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[–] Kromtar 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

So I work in the game industry, not in montreal anymore, but Andre Vu is the marketing director of Eidos and this is right up his ally in mind gaming the sjw journos. I could be wrong but i'm super impressed regardless, who ever thought this up gets my slow clap of approval

Basically E3 was a shitshow for Deus Ex:Mankind Divided and the studio doesn't have the money to pay out the journo's to cover it. So the solution to this problem is to release "new concept art" with something that would outrage them and get them to write about the game for free. Of course BLM is the perfect fit for this. Tip of the hat Eidos you played the SJW crowd perfectly and got great press coverage plus you got a Bioware dev to talk about your game and now bioware fans are more aware of it than before. Well played.

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[–] ArsCortica [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Even if the "Aug Lives Matter" thingie was just a marketing stunt (which, as you said, deserves a typ of respect on its own for playing the SJWs like a fiddle), I think the game's mechanical apartheid theme is a permanent red rag to them, based on the flag (gasp!) other people than Blacks can be discriminated against.

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[–] CeepsNo 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Square and the devs should collectively flip them the bird and then make fun of games journalism. It'd probably help their sales with the Streisand effect.

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[–] pm-me-your-pm 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This just proves that there's no case in which you can make these people happy. They don't want to rail against injustice; they want to rail. They don't care what it's against.

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