dont u ever just
go to a friend’s blog
and jsut sit there
and scroll thru their stuffs
crying a lil and whispering “im so proud of u ur just so dang good how did i end up befriending such a cool person”
if you go to hell for being bad why wouldn’t satan reward you for it why does he make you suffer wtf id be like hell yeah motherfucker you my nigga lets party
i started to laugh and then i realized that this is actually a really valid question
Alternatively, if Satan punishes sinners, why isn’t he considered good?
If the Pope dies, is he being promoted or fired?
We’re becoming self aware
The Hell and Satan questions: Satan pulls sinners to hell and punishes them not to punish the sinners. He does it as a stab to God. ”Look at these pathetic things. The things you made in your image, gave dominion over the world, and commanded us to love. Look at how easily they are turned from you and how much they suffer for it.” He takes joy in their suffering and how much pain it causes God.
Satan is not a good guy. He is a selfish and jealous creature.
The pope question tho, is pretty funny.
The bane of mid-level adventurers can be ever so cute.
when she says she doesn’t send nudes
when guys objectify women and expect them to send nudes
when someone asks you about your nuclear plans for russia
When Russia sends you nudes
how much do islands cost i want one
Less than a college education
what the fuck
…can I drop out of college and go buy an island
you tried spider man, you tried.
i’m going to die
this is has been in my drafts for months and im ready to post it
a theatrical performance about puns
a play on words
OH MY GOD
Let’s Play Monday - GTA V - Gavin’s Heist
Shout out to my man Ryan for possibly the best part of this weeks GTA Lets Play!
Portal is probably the last major video game release that didn’t star a white, 18-35 year old white dude with short hair, stubble and a scowl. That game came out six years ago.
I don’t understand how people can get mad and confused when you point out that there’s not enough creativity or diversity in video games. Granted, there was definitely room for growth in the 80’s and 90’s, but we’ve fallen way behind since then. We used to have space pilot furries and master thieves. Dragons, bandicoots, hedgehogs and plumbers. Women who were archaeologists and bounty hunters.
So why are we still marketing games exclusively to fraternity douchebags? There’s no excuse for having such narrow goals in 2013.
THIS IS NOT OKAY.
For my followers entering the entertainment industry (games, movies, tv, etc) remember that you may get the chance to bring new ideas to the table. :)
This actually kind of makes me angry. Gears of war, Call of duty, and Infamous are the only ones up there that are marketed to “Fraternity Douchebags”. The rest of them, except portal, are marketed as having Robust story lines and rightly so! While the character design may be lacking, they more than make up for it in the gameplay and story. The last of us is incredible in those terms, as is mass effect, which might I add has aliens and allows for same sex relationships.
Portal was not the last major video game to be released that starred something other than a white male with a scowl at the creation of this post. Assassins creed 2 was released and that starred a young italian womanizer who’s family is killed, Ni no Kuni which has it’s art style done by Studio Ghibli, STUDIO GHIBLI!! On top of that you also have The Walking Dead which has an African amercian male and a Young African American girl as the lead characters! Not to mention the countless non western made titles that had been released such as Tales of series, Blazblue, Shin megami Tensei, and The world ends with you that all have incredibly colorful main characters.
So if someone tells me there isn’t enough diversity in video games, I will gladly show them other titles that stray from the norm, you just have to be willing to look elsewhere other than what’s currently being marketed on television. You on the other hand, need to do your research before you make such an accusation
Going to point out a few lapses in logic by OP here.
For one only Shepard here really counts as a MASCOT as opposed to a main character in the late 2000s to now category. And Shepard is customizable and in half the promotional art its the default female version of Shepard so your white male hero thing kinda falls apart when you can make “him” whatever you want. Gears of War’s mascot is a fucking CHAINSAW GUN (If anything), Bioshock’s is the Big Daddy, (and arguably the mascot of Infinite is Elizabeth instead of Booker if it even has one) and Portal’s mascot is GLaDOS through and through the only other possible runner up being Wheatley. I can not really identify the other characters here very well but I can tell you they’re the main characters and not the mascots of the series, or even single games. But the point is you’re trying to put the mascot label on main characters when that is not what mascot means.
As an added bonus you cherry picked out 8 from a whole decade worth of gaming. Additionally the stuff that has survived from the 80s is the memorable stuff and you’re forgetting about the shovel ware worse than the crap that came out for the Wii that was the same as everything else. Also Solid Snake’s original game “Metal Gear” was released in 1987, making him in the wrong category (he is also an 18-35 year old white male with short hair, stubble, and a scowl, or at least damn close so he’s not really helping your argument), along with Star Fox, although his release is at least closer to the mark at 1993 which is definitely early 90s. I’d also like to point out Mario’s debut in Donkey Kong was early 80s, 1981 well before the late 80s category he’s lumped into.
As technology improves, so to do expenses, meaning more and more games are being designed by committee. Instead of starting a game company churning out the best experiences from your garage you now need backing in the millions of dollars range to really put a triple A game together. Sadly this makes them prone to the same type of crap Hollywood big budget movies suffer from. What you’re complaining about is games no longer having to stylize human characters or make cartoony mascots to make it not look like crap so we’re trying to actually make human looking characters, and the price tag comes with strings of “The safest choice”.
Now that isn’t to say we can’t do better, but you are presenting a very skewed argument. Hell most the mascots you show as being great from the early eras of gaming have origins in Japan, while the latest stuff is all the big budget stuff coming out of America. If you look at the stuff coming out of Japan, their mascots are just as colorful and fun as they used to be, as pointed out above.
Additional examples of main characters that aren’t the generic from American companies include: L4D(1+2), The Walking Dead, and the giant slew of games jumping on the character customization bandwagon.