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EA Have A Firm Response For The Battlefield V Manbabies "Either Accept It Or Don't Buy The Game"

EA chief creative officer Patrick Soderlund has not minced his words when responding to the small but vocal – and let’s be clear, very wrong – portion of the gaming community who complained about the inclusion of female fighters in Battlefield V.

“These are people who are uneducated—they don’t understand that this is a plausible scenario, and listen: this is a game,” Soderlund told Gamsutra “And today gaming is gender-diverse, like it hasn’t been before. There are a lot of female people who want to play, and male players who want to play as a badass [woman].”

“And we don’t take any flak. We stand up for the cause, because I think those people who don’t understand it, well, you have two choices: either accept it or don’t buy the game. I’m fine with either or. It’s just not ok,” he added.

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Source: Gamasutra

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13 Comments
  1. MrJimmy
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Damn right.

    Comment posted on 13/06/2018 at 20:49.
  2. JR.
    Member
    Since: Apr 2013

    This is the wrong attitude IMO. If they really do want to change the opinions of these so called manbabies, this isn’t the way to go about it. The linked article here at TSA is the correct approach. All EA’s response does is throw fuel on the flames and I really hope it backfires on them because they should know better. You’ll never get through to people by hurling insults. All this does is widen the divide.

    Comment posted on 13/06/2018 at 21:26.
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      You really think you could get through to people like that and change their opinions?

      They’ve already decided either (a) they won’t buy it, because women, or (b) they say they won’t buy it, because women, but will anyway, because they just like stirring up shit on the internet.

      Comment posted on 13/06/2018 at 21:39.
      • JR.
        Member
        Since: Apr 2013

        Yes, I do. With the right attitude. Insulting people for their beliefs isn’t going to get anyone anywhere – however wrong you think their opinions are. Lead by example and don’t expect results overnight.

        Comment posted on 13/06/2018 at 22:06.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Well said, JR. Even if you don’t respect their opinion, respect the fact that they’re allowed it. Be calm and present facts (if possible) or as much fairness and common sense as you can.

        Obviously if someone’s just a ranty fuckwit then dialogue is off the table until they calm down.

        Comment posted on 14/06/2018 at 16:49.
  3. Andrewww
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Well done, EA, for once. I’m glad they didn’t give in, in the hope to save some sales of their game. If we don’t speak up against the idiots, they rule. Even if they make up the majority…

    Comment posted on 13/06/2018 at 23:56.
  4. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Can’t say fairer than that, right?I find it remarkable that this is even a thing.

    Comment posted on 14/06/2018 at 00:25.
  5. double-o-dave
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    As long as they look, dress & stay silent like Quiet from MGS, I haven’t got a problem with it.

    Comment posted on 14/06/2018 at 10:47.
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      When did she start dressing?? Did I miss something?

      Comment posted on 14/06/2018 at 11:21.
      • double-o-dave
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        More than likely at some point in the morning – I assume after she bathed or showered.
        Shame there isn’t any video footage, as then I’d be able to give you a time and date.

        Comment posted on 14/06/2018 at 11:52.
  6. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    It’s pretty simple from my perspective. If the game is trying to be historically accurate then you’d not expect to encounter female combat troops very often but the game’s certainly not angling for that so whatever takes their fancy. Aliens, females, dogs with lasers – I don’t care! It’s their alternate reality and that sits well with me. Whether it’s going to be a good game or not is something else.

    Comment posted on 14/06/2018 at 16:45.
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      I think their opinions on historical accuracy were summed up nicely when the idiots first started getting upset.

      With a gif of 3 people. On a single horse. With flamethrowers.

      Obviously, that didn’t shut them up. So we can safely assume it’s nothing to do with historical accuracy and it’s just a bunch of cockwombles getting all upset because women.

      Comment posted on 14/06/2018 at 17:09.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        As I mentioned, if the game was going after that, I’d understand the backlash. However, it’s baseless as EA are going down a different path.

        Strange that they – the angry part of the community – aren’t able to separate fact from fiction when it’s clear EA aren’t trying to adhere to history verbatim.

        Comment posted on 14/06/2018 at 17:42.

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