Never realistic.

/Never realistic.

It becomes obvious that [gamers] seek to depict their power fantasies as ‘realistic’ because they want those fantasies to be real. The appeals to ‘history’ are actually appeals to the future. There was never a time when violence against women had no consequences; the consequences, for women, have always been very real. By failing to represent those you are depicting a fantasy.

–@4xisblack on presenting abusive behaviours as entertainment.

(See also almost every “grimdark” trend in SFF, comics, films, etc.)

2014-09-03T13:21:42+00:0023rd October, 2014|Tags: culture, gaming|Comments Off on Never realistic.