This is something I will discussing in more detail on the next episode of the Game Juice podcast but I’m currently watching the new version of Attack of the Show and thus far I’m actually enjoying it more than I did the original version, however the hosts can’t stop repeatedly poking fun at people who are mad at G4 for the comments their hosts made about objectifying women and lecturing their own audience.
The fact that they cannot stop talking about it shows people that they’re bothered by it. It gets on their nerves. G4 YOU were the people who helped build the brand originally. Rather than being angry because your audience is being YOUR AUDIENCE which you fostered you need to be professionals and address it and say “we did this in the past and will now instead be pivoting.”
Everything that they’re dealing with is 100% their own doing and I don’t feel bad for them at all. Be adults, own up to what you have a guilty conscience about and admit YOU were the wrong ones.
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This very much reminds me of how with the release of Mortal Kombat 11, many fans of the series pointed out how compared to recent games, nearly all of the female characters were very covered up clothing wise. One of the main heads working on the game went on a rant stating that “if you want sexy, half nude female characters, we do not want you as fans, nor do we want you to purchase our product.”
I found this to be quite rich, considering that in 2004, Mortal Kombat partnered with a pornography magazine creating a photo of the character Mileena with her breasts out, along with including a costume in Mortal Kombat 9 in which Mileena has nothing but a small piece of mummy rapping around her, covering just the most private parts.
I don’t even entirely mind G4 saying “we’re not gonna be edgy anymore.” The issue I have is that this is THEIR audience. THEY fostered it. They’ve made no “mission statement” saying “we’re clean and pc as a company now” and are instead attacking their own audience for being who they are. It’s disrespectful and silly.
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