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Dead Island Sexism is “Dangerous”: Feminist Whore Controversy and Apology

by on September 8, 2011
 


So apparently some clever person discovered some line of code in the game that is a skill of Purna’s that was taken out before game was released. The skill, Feminist Whore, has gotten the reaction of a lot of the major video game journalism websites and thus Techland has issued an apology for said skill. Below is the statement/apology:

We deeply regret that fact and we apologize to all our customers or anyone who might have been offended by that inappropriate expression. The person responsible for this unfortunate situation will face professional consequences for violating the professional standards and beliefs Techland stands for.

Does this really need an apology? I mean, it wasn’t actually implemented in the game, just hidden in some code somewhere that again wasn’t being used. I don’t think the person responsible needs to be punished either. The guy was smart enough to actually keep it from players eyes, players who don’t look at a game’s code anyways. All in all this whole thing has been blown out of proportion. Sure, it’s sexist and not very politically correct don’t get me wrong there. I just don’t see the problem here.

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