NOT A GAME

06.11.13

Did Videogame Presenter Make Rape Joke?

At Microsoft’s E3 conference.

In order to drum up excitement for the new XBox at the E3 videogame conference, Microsoft brought out a man and a woman to play Killer Instinct on the big screen in a scripted event. During the presentation, the man quickly wins against the woman. But their exchange is what enraged Twitter: The man says, “Just let it happen. It will be over soon.” Also, at one point, the woman says, “You have a fight stick,” to which the man responds, “Wow, you like those.” If that sounds sketchy, the virtual man continues to beat the virtual woman as she says that she doesn’t like it. Even if their conversation wasn’t scripted, this unfortunately isn’t anything new among the gaming community, where women aren't exactly welcome. 

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