Recent reports of a GTA 6 female protagonist has had an interesting response, to say the least. There are those who are simply looking forward to the game and want to see how it all plays out. On the other hand are “real gamers” who are upset that Rockstar Games is going “woke” (and about to go broke, or whatever the cool kids say), and the idea of a female protagonist in such a hardcore crime game that’s strictly meant for the most masculine of all males is just unacceptable. Such are the reactions that one of the best Twitter accounts, Shitty Gamer Takes, came out of retirement to share some of the shittiest takes on the story.
The idea of a GTA 6 female protagonist upset one GOP Congressional candidate as well
GTA 6 is going to go woke.
They’ll also go broke.
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) July 27, 2022
News of GTA 6 having a female protagonist didn’t just receive condemnation from males. You see, Ms Spicer – a GOP congressional candidate – is also very upset at the wokeness that’s taking over the games industry. The horrors!
“Here we go again,” wrote one very upset player. “I’m expecting there won’t be any female prostitutes or strip clubs.” “Seriously, no one wants this,” complained another. “I don’t know why it’s suddenly so bad to have products specifically for men.”
I can’t count on my fingers how many times I’ve seen a comment that starts with, “I love Tomb Raider games and playing as Lara Croft but… (add some justification for complaining about a game that hasn’t even been shown off yet).” I haven’t even dared to look at the usual suspects on YouTube that go batshit crazy when they hear the word “female.”
Some things will never change, eh?
In other news, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s free Forgotten Saga DLC drops next week along with a new title update, and new Tomb Raider game details have reportedly leaked.