Okay, most people wouldn’t consider me a big time gamer, but I consider myself a gamer. That being said, I haven’t played the Battlefield series at all. I’m not that into those ultra-realistic first person shooters that just look like war simulations. If you’re into that, cool. Before becoming obsessed with Fallout 4, I’ve never been good at first person shooters on console. The only first person shooter I played before that was the No One Lives Forever series on PC.
And yes, I am a console peasant. Sigh. But I’ve been watching this whole Battlefield V kerfluffle with interest, since the left has basically been trying to insert their bullshit into gaming for quite some time now.
So, if you don’t know, Battlefield V is the latest in a series, and it’s been marketed as a World War 2 first-person shooter. For some stupid reason, they chose to highlight a female character who has a prosthetic arm and seems to be fighting along with actual soldiers.
Which, as we all know, isn’t historically accurate in the least. There may have been female snipers in the Soviet army, but there were no women fighting in any of the WW2 theaters. Like, none. You don’t have to be a historical expert to know that. Furthermore, I highly doubt someone with a fucking prosthetic arm would even be allowed to fight in the first place.
So, gamers saw this gross historical inaccuracy as yet another bullshit SJW move by the left, and said as much online.
The reaction from the developers, DICE and the publisher, EA, was predictable. Like the rancid SJWs they are, they doubled down and insulted anyone that took issue with their silly WW2 fantasies.
So the game was released to great fanfare from the obviously biased and cucked gaming press, despite missing a significant part of the multiplayer mode (due in March 2019, of course…a full on four months from now) and some other glitches. Retailers have already gone to marking the price down – in the case of Target, you can get this game for 50% off the retail price. Yep, it’s only $30 there, if you’re curious. Of course, that might be due to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, but still.
Now, I love alternate history and such. After all, one of my favorite movies is Inglorious Basterds. Spoiler alert: no, Hitler wasn’t assassinated in a movie theater in France. But we all know that, the writer and director, Quentin Tarantino knows that, and the whole point of the movie is that it’s a metaphor for how effective stories can be. Hitler has been assassinated by writers and filmmakers ever since 1945 now.
Even so, that film took great care to be accurate to its time, even going so far as to have a significant amount of dialogue be in French and German, complete with German and French actors who speak multiple languages in real life.
So why DICE didn’t just market the game as historical fantasy or alternate history is something that is utterly beyond me, especially given the popularity of Amazon’s adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle. So, they could have marketed it as alternate history, and maybe some people would have rolled their eyes at the Bionic Woman Soldier, but it wouldn’t have caused so much drama.
I think most of the drama has to do with DICE and EA’s reaction to gamer criticism, though. Instead of being professional about it, they just went, “oh if you don’t like it, don’t play it.” I hate that argument, even though I’ve used it myself. It’s a really lazy argument that just brushes any criticism aside without even addressing it. Well, no, I never had any intention of playing it, but that doesn’t mean I can’t talk about it.
Oh, and take a look at this from their launch party in Sweden. As I said, they doubled down, and every shithead leftist is creaming their pants over it. The person that posted this on Twitter, however, deleted his tweet. Unfortunately for him the Internet is forever. Get your barf bag ready…some feminazi posted about it on Twitter, sperging about equality or whatever: ultra-mega cringe. Also, thanks to Kotaku in Action for this cringe.
Also, they decided to put the Bionic Woman Soldier on the cover of the standard edition. Evil white supremacist is on the Deluxe Edition cover.
However, the most despicable part of this is how they revised one of Norway’s significant contributions to the fight against the Nazis. Yes, a group of Norweigan men and British men’s contributions were wiped out and credit now goes to a fictional woman and her daughter. I am not making this shit up.
So, the Norwegians and British basically destroyed a shipment of heavy water, of which the Nazis were going to use to make an atomic bomb. In this game, the mission to destroy the heavy water is now done by a Norwegian woman and her daughter, who, I guess, you play as. Yes, this daughter manages to take down a whole lot of German soldiers before succumbing to hypothermia.
So Operation Gunnerside, which was the mission in real life, is now Operation Bad-Ass 100lb Chick. And they wonder why people are so pissed off. This is a little known aspect of WW2 history and they’re rewriting it to please stupid cunts like Anita Sarkeesian (oh, how I hate that bitch so much). You should just watch the video above — it’s 22 minutes long but worth it, as it goes into the actual history of the event better than I can.
That’s not to say that women didn’t make significant contributions to the war effort. We all know they did, but lying about it helps no one. In the video above, a teenage girl manages to fight off a German soldier – a grown man – while she suffers from freaking hypothermia. Most men couldn’t achieve such a feat, and yet DICE wants us to think that some sick teenage girl can fight off a grown man? Come on!
If you want to play a female-centric WW2 game, I recommend Velvet Assassin, even though I haven’t even finished it. It’s a stealth game where you play a fictionalized female British spy, and it’s based on a real person. I have it for the Xbox 360 and Mac, and I played a little bit of it, but didn’t finish because I suck at stealth games. You can read about it at the game’s Wikipedia page.
World War 2 is far more complex than anyone really thinks, and we cannot allow the left to distort it and simplify it to serve their interests. We just can’t. That’s why I, and many others complain about stuff like this. Revisionism sucks.