Sometimes I try defending the game industry from critics who decry it as misogynistic.

“Female video game characters are shallow!” Not all of them, and frankly, most MALE video game characters are shallow too. A lot of games use interactivity to cover up their poor storytelling.

“Female video game characters are objects, solely there to be rescued by men!” I can name ten female characters off the top of my head who are either protagonists or integral to the plot of the game without being damsels in distress. And that list grows every year. We really are getting better.

“Female video game characters are usually portrayed in stripper outfits!” Yeah, well…okay, I don’t have a response for that.

But I was still trying.

And then along come THESE assholes: