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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