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The Future Is Now!

The U.S. Armed Forces Are Going To Use Video Games To Teach Sailors Sexual Assault Prevention

The United States are about to start utilizing a technology already being used by the Australian government to train and educate soldiers. While the interactive video game may be used for a wide variety of training, the Navy is thinking of using it to teach sailors about preventing sexual assault. I wonder if this gives gamers in the military an unfair advantage in passing their training?

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Consider the Following

New Study Says Teenage Girls Are Sexualized On Network Television

No, Penny from the Big Bang Theory is not a teenager but frankly, this illustrates the point rather well, don’t you think?

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Today in things that make us scream incoherently

Remember When Deep Silver Apologized For Selling A Woman’s Dismembered Body With Dead Island? They’re Still Selling It.

Back in January we were made aware of a special edition of Deep Silver’s Dead Island: Riptide which came with a headless, armless torso of a woman in a bikini along with the game. We were not amused. Deep Silver then issued an apology for offending so many people but decided, “What the heck? We’re going to continue selling it anyway.” Also, boobs.

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UPDATED: The Makers Of Dead Island Would Like You To Purchase This Woman’s Dismembered Torso (Really)

Dead Island: Riptide is the sequel to Dead Island, the survival horror video game that has players stranded on a tropical island with a zombie outbreak. To promote the game, publishers Deep Silver are offering a special “Zombie Bait Edition” which includes the console game, artwork, a weapons pack, and a statue of a woman’s bikini-clad torso with her head and arms chopped off. And so help me god, they’re comparing it to the Venus de Milo. The graphic image is after the jump and probably NSFW. [UPDATE: Deep Silver issues apology. More below]

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Tomb Raider Developers Deny Existence of Sexual Assault In Game, Miss The Point Entirely

In response to the growing controversy surrounding the upcoming Tomb Raider game and sexual assault allegedly being included in Lara Croft’s origin story, Darrell Gallagher, studio head of Crystal Dynamics, has issued a press release denying the existence of  rape as a theme in the game:

“In making this Tomb Raider origins story our aim was to take Lara Croft on an exploration of what makes her the character she embodies in late Tomb Raider games. One of the character defining moments for Lara in the game, which has incorrectly been referred to as an ‘attempted rape’ scene is the content we showed at this year’s E3 and which over a million people have now seen in our recent trailer entitled ‘Crossroads’. This is where Lara is forced to kill another human for the first time. In this particular section, while there is a threatening undertone in the sequence and surrounding drama, it never goes any further than the scenes that we have already shown publicly. Sexual assault of any kind is categorically not a theme that we cover in this game.”

[Warning: This post will contain a discussion of rape and violence against women.]

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