Unleash the Battle Nuns

Unsuitable for Adults

Perhaps you are one of the people who have seen, and become angry about, the latest trailer for the forthcoming Hitman Absolution. Hitman Absolution is a game in which you murder All The People, All The Time, but that’s not what people – predominately gamers rather than any other kind of pundit – are in a froth about. Here’s the offending trailer:

In case you’re wondering, it’s offensive because of sexism.

This article is written in reverse order. I’m going to explain why I think the trailer is bad. Then I’m going to review what some other pundits have said and explain where I think they’ve gone wrong. The trailer itself is almost a non-event: what’s far more interesting is the different ways parts of the blogosphere have responded to it, and what it reveals about geeks as a people.

The trailer – in case you decided not to watch…

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