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Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup

Eurogamer.net has details on the Mechromancer DLC that will follow the release of Borderlands 2, Gearbox's upcoming shooter sequel. This is to include a skill tree that will allow accomplished players to carry along a less-skilled companion in co-op play, and while the skill tree is officially called "Best Friends Forever," lead designer John Hemingway apparently referred to this as "girlfriend mode" as he showed them the DLC. This has inspired Randy Pitchford to tweet about this a few times, as the Gearbox honcho who is usually pretty blasť about political correctness wants to head off any perception that this is sexist, saying any attention paid to this "personal anecdote" is "sensationalism."

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26. Re: Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup Aug 13, 2012, 20:16 Kosumo
 
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 17:24:
Cutter wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 16:30:
Draugr wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 15:24:
I agree, it is slightly silly to to get worked up about this, it doesn't seem to be something that was 'company wide' or anything. Just somebody putting their foot in their mouth.

That being said just because someone voices their opinion about it and they happen to have a penis doesn't mean they are white knighting. These same people may speak up with regards to issues of homosexuality. Are we to assume they are just doing it for the hope of getting laid? What if it's speaking out against racism? Is that also motivated by sex? How come it always needs to be about getting laid when it comes to Men speaking up about these issues, but not in these other cases?

I'm not saying white knights don't exist, they certainly do - I think it's unfair to assume so without more information on the person themselves.

Yeah, White Knights suck...until a woman wants or needs one.

Been sent to the Friend Zone a few times eh Cutter? W00t

I'm picking stalker/100 yards zone Sneaky
 
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