Let’s be honest: we all love high profile scandals. And the game is one of the most fertile soils for this. Remember how Naughty Dog, Rockstar Games, or CD Projekt RED were accused of terrible working conditions. and DICE and Activision were accused of deliberately twisting history. And these are just a few examples!
Let’s remember the most unusual scandals in the gaming industry:
Take-Two and Lindsay Lohan
How many scandals have given birth to the Grand Theft Auto series! The game was scolded for excessive violence. propelling teenagers into crime, and for copyright infringement when Take-Two illegally used rapper Daz Dillinger’s (Daz Dillinger) tracks. And how much noise is caused by Hot Coffee’s modification for San Andreas!
But still today we want to talk a little about something else. Everyone who runs GTA 5. Remembers the splash screen where a girl in a red swimsuit takes a selfie in front of the ocean. As the game progresses. The heroine named Lacey Jonas still appears on a small mission where she must be saved from the annoying paparazzi. Hollywood actress Lindsay Dee Lohan, who is famous (lately – mainly because of her outrageous antics). Filed a lawsuit against the developer because she assumed that they copied virtual beauty from her beloved image.
The lawsuit dragged on for several years. and the court, as expected, sided with the company, leaving the actress without compensation. I’m sorry, Miss Lohan.
Blizzard and Sexualization
What really didn’t expect the public’s criticism of his ideas was Blizzard. Until the studio had to quickly redo the Tracer rack from Overwatch because her butt was protruding too much. A related complaint was made by one of the wary parents. As noted by a user under the nickname Fipps, this game is sold with a “12+” rating, and unnecessary hints of sexuality have a negative impact on the underage princess.
On the forum, heated debates immediately flared up. Some players agreed with Fipps, while others advised him not to let his daughter go to the computer. Blizzard listened to the opinions of the parents but seemed to decide to make fun of him a little and make a sexier pose for Tracer. Well, one zero for the developers.