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ArtHands
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(05-01-2013, 01:31 PM)
Don't think this is posted yet

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/foru...age=2#16933680

Gearbox's environmental artist Shaylyn Hamm posted the following on a forum in regards to Dragon's crown

I wanted to come in here and say something, but then you said basically what I wanted to say but way better. I want to see more women getting interested in games and game development, but stuff like this only serves to further cement the idea that you're stepping into a male hobby rather than something that is more inclusive.

Also, this is the first time I've seen that character and holy shit, ahahahahahaha. That's actually something that made its way into a basically finished video game, fucking lol! Some juvenile delinquent kid in my 5th grade class used to draw girls that looked like that (only without the creepy blank, featureless samefaces and wizard hats), and I think he was actually better at it. I also think he's in jail now. This is amazing.

Last edited by ArtHands; 05-01-2013 at 02:57 PM.
Alcoholikaust
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(05-01-2013, 01:32 PM)
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So much for being adult about things Gearbox.

edit: Who says "fucking lol" any ways?
Overdoziz
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(05-01-2013, 01:32 PM)
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"Fucking lol!"
AlucardGV
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(05-01-2013, 01:32 PM)
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oh man.

, but stuff like this only serves to further cement the idea that you're stepping into a male hobby rather than something that is more inclusive.

he's talking about duke nukem, right?
Last edited by AlucardGV; 05-01-2013 at 01:34 PM.
strafer
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(05-01-2013, 01:32 PM)
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Poor Gearbox. Everything is falling apart for them.
Kyoufu
(05-01-2013, 01:32 PM)
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Reads like a YouTube comment.
Psykotik
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(05-01-2013, 01:32 PM)
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any examples of her art?

i'm assuming she's female.
DaBuddaDa
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(05-01-2013, 01:32 PM)
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Gearbox further cementing its reputation for being a company for immature people.
silkysmooth
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(05-01-2013, 01:33 PM)
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Well we've gone from 14 year old to 5th grader.
Jay Sosa
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(05-01-2013, 01:33 PM)
oh the irony
erpg
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(05-01-2013, 01:34 PM)
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Must have been one talented 5th grader.
R dott B
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(05-01-2013, 01:34 PM)
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Such a swell lad.
JoeInky
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(05-01-2013, 01:34 PM)
Fucking lol XD!
Ghazi
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(05-01-2013, 01:34 PM)
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Didn't they basically steal the Borderlands series art style from some online animated video/movie thing?
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katkombat
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(05-01-2013, 01:35 PM)
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I'm guessing he enjoys the nonexistent art of say, Aliens: Colonial Marines?

Too soon?
i-Lo
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(05-01-2013, 01:35 PM)
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Gotta deflect eyes off of the lawsuit somehow.
Schobeleth
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(05-01-2013, 01:35 PM)
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Aren't they the devs who had a character who was basically called out for having "verbal black face" or something like that? So much for having any credibility.
sublimit
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(05-01-2013, 01:35 PM)
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Some juvenile delinquent kid in my 5th grade class used to draw girls that looked like that (only without the creepy blank, featureless samefaces and wizard hats), and I think he was actually better at it.

SmokyDave
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(05-01-2013, 01:35 PM)
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Embarrassing and juvenile.

The comment, that is.
jgminto
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(05-01-2013, 01:35 PM)
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Ahem...
Dragonzord
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Originally Posted by Alcoholikaust

So much for being adult about things Gearbox.

edit: Who says "fucking lol" any ways?

The same company that thinks butt stallion is funny enough to repeat several times.
DICKS AHOY
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(05-01-2013, 01:35 PM)
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Dragon Crown's art team embezzling all their money into boobs?

this sounded funnier in my head
Man Puncher
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(05-01-2013, 01:35 PM)
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Balls.

Balls.

Balls.

Balls.


Balls of Steel.
PhantomOfTheKnight
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(05-01-2013, 01:36 PM)
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That's actually something that made its way into a basically finished video game, fucking lol!

Tiny Tina says hi.
StevePharma
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(05-01-2013, 01:36 PM)
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Cool story bro.
SGRemy
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(05-01-2013, 01:36 PM)
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Hey gearbox knows what they're talking about. I loved the art style in duke nukem forever. Way better than this trash. Borderlands art style was also great. Look at mad moxxi. She is a great representation of women in videogames. Very reserved.

pfft yea right
MasterBalls
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(05-01-2013, 01:36 PM)
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Go away.
In the latter image, the tits are very much still large, exposed, and on show. Oh wait, it's not sexualised because she's fat?
Pyramid head
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(05-01-2013, 01:36 PM)
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Is this the same Gearbox who copy/pasted the art style of Borderlands from someone else's work?
LiK
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(05-01-2013, 01:36 PM)
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Way to show how mature you are by piling on. Last time I checked, Borderlands 2 had a lady with GIGANTIC boobs.

Edit: Observation posted by other fine folks here.
Hanmik
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(05-01-2013, 01:36 PM)
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Gearbox has a much better view on "women" ..

Blablurn
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(05-01-2013, 01:37 PM)
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This is getting out of hand
ShinUltramanJ
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(05-01-2013, 01:37 PM)
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The second part of that quote sounds like something I'd see on a gaming message board.
zerokoolpsx
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(05-01-2013, 01:38 PM)
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They jealous of the art? Kinda sounds like they are.
DaBuddaDa
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(05-01-2013, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShinUltramanJ

The second part of that quote sounds like something I'd see on a gaming message board.

That's literally what the quote is. It's a post on a gaming message board.
Coxy
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(05-01-2013, 01:38 PM)
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we cant all steal from Olly Moss and Codehunters
-MB-
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(05-01-2013, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by katkombat

I'm guessing he enjoys the nonexistent art of say, Aliens: Colonial Marines?

Too soon?

F'ng Gearbox, with their sexual exploiting of the Alien queen!
Blizniak
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(05-01-2013, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psykotik

any examples of her art?

i'm assuming she's female.

http://shaylynhamm.com/
Kade
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(05-01-2013, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hanmik

Gearbox has a much better view on "women" ..

But she's a REAL woman! This is what REAL women look like! Look how PROGRESSIVE we are!
Untalkative_Bunny
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(05-01-2013, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alcoholikaust

So much for being adult about things Gearbox.

edit: Who says "fucking lol" any ways?

Pet peeve of mine: people conflating random company employee with personified corporation.
cj_iwakura
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(05-01-2013, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blablurn

This is getting out of hand

It's been out of hand for months. On the bright side, it should be out of everyone's systems by the time the game is actually out.

It might even sell!
Crazypanda_85
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(05-01-2013, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by jgminto


Ahem...

Agreed. Even though I like Borderlands, all of its humor is sophomoric and their character designs are just as outlandish as Dragon's Crown (but not as well illustrated i.e. looking at the concept art for Borderlands versus the concept art for Vanillaware games).
DaBuddaDa
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(05-01-2013, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Untalkative_Bunny

Pet peeve of mine: people conflating random company employee with personified corporation.

Pretty par for the course for Gearbox employees.
Forkball
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(05-01-2013, 01:39 PM)
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Gearbox couldn't even make a good game with the Alien Queen.
erpg
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(05-01-2013, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by DJ Ghazi

Didn't they basically steal the Borderlands series from some online animated video/movie thing.?

Yeah, they've done a few things like that:

http://www.destructoid.com/gearbox-a...2-235455.phtml
http://kotaku.com/5945276/upset-arti...om-his-designs
http://kotaku.com/5444016/separated-...nd-codehunters
rjc571
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(05-01-2013, 01:39 PM)
I'm amazed that a 12 year old managed to get hired at a notable development studio.
Hehateme
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(05-01-2013, 01:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blablurn

This is getting out of hand

Yep
i-Lo
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(05-01-2013, 01:40 PM)
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It's surprising that despite the existence of other games prior to this where the same artist has contributed with similar female design, this one is getting all the heat. I guess everyone wants a piece of the action while it's hot and under the spotlight.

Originally Posted by Hanmik

Gearbox has a much better view on "women" ..

That's an unfair criticism since it's a depiction of obese woman (something that's barely done in other games).
-MB-
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Originally Posted by rjc571

I'm amazed that a 12 year old managed to get hired at a notable development studio.

Notable, sure lets put it that way :P
codhand
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(05-01-2013, 01:41 PM)
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I for one am glad conversations about things such as ludo narrative dissonance and waifu boob design philosophy, are coming to the media forefront, before the new gen starts.

During the PS2 era, I played all those games. During the current generation, I played the remade versions of all those games. I want new ideas for games.
Akkad
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(05-01-2013, 01:41 PM)
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Fuck Kotaku for making this an issue, buncha of low life hacks.

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