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'Sexist' banner in RG Forum header?

Post by junkmale » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:45 pm

Is anyone else seeing the forum header banner for 'Wartune'?

Apparently it's for 'Male Gamers Only'?
Having a vagin* must therefore make the game impossible to play in some bizarre way. I'd love to hear the makers explanation?

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And probably illegal in some obscure EU directive way.

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Post by clarance » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:48 pm

What's wrong with being sexy?
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Post by Sega2006 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:52 pm

Nothing wrong with being sexy but I do see Junkmales point as it is effectively unfair to female gamers of which this forum does have a few, I suggest if offence has been caused that people email IP's IT team and discuss it with them.
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Post by TMR » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:37 pm

junkmale wrote:Apparently it's for 'Male Gamers Only'?
Having a vagin* must therefore make the game impossible to play in some bizarre way. I'd love to hear the makers explanation?

Not on RG team. Not on at all.
The RG team aren't directly involved with the content of adverts, the space is "rented" to Google's Doubleclick and they farm out banners based on context if memory serves (in other words, host site is about gaming so send gaming banners).
junkmale wrote:And probably illegal in some obscure EU directive way.
Unless gamers are actually being denied access to the game because they're specifying "female" in a gender selection option it's probably about as illegal as the Yorkie "it's not for girls" campaign which ran for several years...

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Post by sscott » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:50 pm

Anyone else like Yorkie bars. Now that's a man's chocolate bar. A least it was
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Re: 'Sexist' banner in RG Forum header?

Post by r0jaws » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:53 pm

I prefer minstrels myself.

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Post by The Laird » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:11 pm

r0jaws wrote:I prefer minstrels myself.
Menstrals? That is really is woman's chocolate!!!

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Post by markopoloman » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:09 pm

I'm not turning adblock off to look at a banner. If it is an issue, send a pm to Darran. What a horribly PC world we live in.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:57 am

Have any women complained about it, or are we just having a strop in their 'defence'?

I guess they're being honest about their target demographic, though they may have missed a trick with the gay women out there. Gay female gamers are probably a pretty niche thing though.
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Post by theantmeister » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:31 am

I think it's cheap and nasty, right up there with those teeth whitening ads.

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Post by STranger81 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:15 am

The Laird wrote:
r0jaws wrote:I prefer minstrels myself.
Menstrals? That is really is woman's chocolate!!!
If women didn't have periods, minstrels would disappear. Only to be eaten whilst crying and telling husbands they don't pull their weight with the housework.

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Post by psj3809 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:11 am

Think this is political correctness gone mad. What next? Men protesting at the 'sexist' diet coke ads?

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Post by TMR » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:44 am

psj3809 wrote:Think this is political correctness gone mad. What next? Men protesting at the 'sexist' diet coke ads?
Does it count if i only do it to demonstrate a point when people complain about the "man crisps" adverts from McCoys? =-)

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Re: 'Sexist' banner in RG Forum header?

Post by felgekarp » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:19 am

I've just seen one about decorating castles with your tooth fairy, surely that's not aimed at 'blokes' is it. I'll give it a try though.
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Re: 'Sexist' banner in RG Forum header?

Post by Prof Mango B Coconut » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:23 am

It seems to be some stupid marketing gimmick to make it look like the game has some sort of risqué content. It doesn't appear to have anything of the sort according to YouTube, so anyone foolish enough to download it and play it on that basis was likely disappointed. Here's my favourite comment on the video:
"GUY GAMERS ONLY" It's okay, you can keep this piece of censored anyway because it looks so garbage.
So I think we can probably just ignore this game and its marketing, switch AdBlock back on and never have to hear anything about it ever again.
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