Taking Offense for Equality – The Horrible Show 111611

The Horrible ShowIn our attempt to point out the not so offensive portions of video games, Justin, Cole, Ethan, Josh, and Justin end up making the most offensive episode of the show yet. Monster profiling, floating heroes, crushed horses and others get their due. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

This episode is a continuation of an ongoing editorial series on the site, Taking Offense. You can see an outline of the issues covered and related games in the notes below:

Show Notes

Cast:
Justin L, Cole, Ethan, Justin G, Josh

Guide:
00:46 – Intro
02:30 – Game Industry Shout-Outs
16:40 – On the Spot Question
23:20 – Taking Offense
24:28 – Issue Set 1
43:24 – Issue Set 2
1:03:20 – Issue Set 3
1:21:34 – Verdict
1:24:12 – HorribleNight.com
BREAK
1:25:32 – Threesomes of the Week

Game Industry Shout Outs:

Threesomes of the Week:

The Offensive Issues

Issue Set 1

  • Lack of Preperation – Resident Evil
  • Monster Profiling – Castlevania
  • Emotional teens trying to save the world – Final Fantasy
  • No male frontal nudity
  • Driving games cause irresponsible driving – Turbo OutRun

Issue Set 2

  • Fighting character stereotypes are dangerous – Street Fighter II
  • Pro wrestling games being unscripted – WWE ’12
  • 32 DD is NOT the average – Batman: Arkham City
  • False Portrayal of Band Life – Rock Band
  • Paraplegic people can’t fly – Doom

Issue Set 3

  • False Portrayal of Plumbers/Scientists/Hedgehogs – Super Mario Bros, Half-Life, Sonic
  • Heroes are messy – Metroid
  • Skipping the chain of command – Mass Effect
  • Minecraft is a terrorism simulator – Minecraft
  • Not enough ridable animals friends – Modern Warfare 3

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2 Comments Taking Offense for Equality – The Horrible Show 111611

  1. JP LaFrance

    There was male full frontal in GTAIV. Niko went and talked to I believe the DA while he was in the sauna or getting a massage. Niko made a comment to him about not covering anything up. Also, last year after a 5K I made a comment to my wife about Mario Karting a banana on the way home. After a long debate she decided it was inappropriate.

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