Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fat Princess Controversy

I was going to write a synopsis of the controversy including my take on it, but I am feeling lazy. So here is a really short description of the game. Ready? Go!

Okay, so there is this game that is getting released on PSN and was revealed at E3 called Fat Princess. It's a 32 player game that pits two teams against each other. You try to rescue your princess from the opposing teams castle. Sounds easy right? WRONG! The other team goes out to the forest and gets cake from the magical cake tree to bring to the princess. The more cake she eats the fatter she gets and the harder it is to get her out of the enemy's castle.

Not surprisingly there is some rumblings on the interwebs. Mostly by these two blogs, Feminist Gamers and Shakesville.

Both the comment sections on those posts are closed but you can get a handful of responses back and forth that make for good comedy. Mostly men calling the women fat, the women calling the men stupid and so forth.

Kotaku, Joystiq and PS3 Fanboy have the stories too. The comments on those are only the men calling the women fat, oh, and ugly.

There is one sensible post in this whole cluster-fuck. And that is this one, steamknight. so sensible I even posted a comment. (It's awaiting moderation though).


Steam said...
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Steam said...

[Sheesh, one more try]

Thanks for the link! It's always both amusing and sad seeing a potentially valid argument being buried under the idiocy of everyone involved :) But hey, that's the internet for ya.

Dammer said...

Why you gotta hate man? You could've at least tried to make my face cartoony to better blend in with the picture. Instead of cake, I think it would've been funnier if the princesses in the game would eat large land animals. It'd be sweet to grab a horse out of the wilderness and feed it to a princess.

Daymonster said...

Dammer, if I thought more than 1 person (that person being you) would actually read it. I might have put more time into it.

locopuyo said...

I just look at the pictures.

Dammer said...

Lol, you should just start posting funny photoshop pictures.