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  SBFord

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OP  11/25/13 5:01:18 PM#1

Heroes of the Storm's Justin Browder was recently interviewed by Rock, Paper, Shotgun. During the interview, Browder was asked about the "hypersexualization" of female character models, most notably Kerrigan from Starcraft. Browder responded by saying "We're not sending a message to anybody. We're just making characters that look cool." To say that a brouhaha erupted is to sell the understate things. 

Browder has been taken aback (or his bosses at Blizzard have) and he has issued an apology on the official Heroes of the Storm page.

In a recent interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, I responded poorly to a statement the interviewer made about over-sexualized character designs in games, and I want to apologize for that. This is a serious topic and I don’t want anyone to think that I, or anyone else at Blizzard, is insensitive about how we portray our characters.

It takes work to make compelling characters, but it’s important to take a step back to ensure that we’re not alienating our players. We have an amazing roster of heroes and we will always strive to make sure that everyone can have a hero that they identify with and feel powerful using. And at the end of the day, we all want the same thing. A great game where we can all have fun battling for glory and maybe some bragging rights.

On the stage at BlizzCon, I spoke about Heroes being a collaborative project, shaped by the passion, love, and support of gamers like you. We’re building this game together, we’re listening, and your thoughts are valued.

I would like to thank Rock, Paper, Shotgun as well as our players for their feedback on this important issue. We want to do better, so keep the feedback coming and thanks for the continued support. We’ve got some pretty amazing things in store for you and we’re looking forward to seeing you in the Storm.


Dustin Browder
Game Director, Heroes of the Storm

What do you think of Browder's statement and later apology? Let us know in the comments.

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  wormed

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11/25/13 5:06:16 PM#2
Seriously... there was backlash to him saying they just want to make cool looking characters? Maybe there needs to be a column about how the human race is becoming a hypersensitive joke.
  User Deleted
11/25/13 5:07:45 PM#3
Lol pathetic go pixk on someone else and leave this chap alone,
  expresso

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11/25/13 5:11:01 PM#4
I don't see why the interwebz are going on about this.
  tawess

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11/25/13 5:42:03 PM#5
Well it is a issue, even with blizzard´s stable of characters. They are not as bad as for an example Sony´s EQ:N (and not to mention the games that sell on that alone) but they still need to be mindful of it. The world have changed and the gaming industry need to change with it.

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This have been a good conversation

  nycplayboy78

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11/25/13 5:48:44 PM#6
Originally posted by tawess
Well it is a issue, even with blizzard´s stable of characters. They are not as bad as for an example Sony´s EQ:N (and not to mention the games that sell on that alone) but they still need to be mindful of it. The world have changed and the gaming industry need to change with it.

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  TheBigDRC

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I popped too many blood vessels to give a damn anymore.

11/25/13 5:48:52 PM#7

Wait, wait, wait, wait . . . Wait . . . People are moaning and groaning over sexualized characters in a Blizzard game? Really?!

. . . You know what, I'm gonna say good for Blizzard. That's right, I said it! So sick and tired about this over sensitive crap that's been spreading in media these days. Next is people saying the sexy cosplays some woman wear is offensive to the female form (if they haven't already). I mean look at the one that was cosplaying as a female Lich King! That was by her choice. HER CHOICE!

Does it hurt you in anyway? Does it make you upset?

Why? It's not going to effect you in any manner so why waste the energy to even bring it up?

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  winter

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11/25/13 6:00:28 PM#8
Originally posted by wormed
Seriously... there was backlash to him saying they just want to make cool looking characters? Maybe there needs to be a column about how the human race is becoming a hypersensitive joke.

+1

 Seriously people would complain if they made lame characters, and now they complain if blizzard trys to make cool characters. Because while its ok to be a genacidale mass murderer in games its terrible to be sexy?

 Wonder if this is just a bunch of plain looking female geeks being upset because they feel bad for a fantasy pixel that they can not measure up too, or will the human race really just stop reproducing one day and kill each other off for fun instead.

  Peenenvy

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Joined: 1/18/13
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11/25/13 7:16:59 PM#9

Wow... The world has gone mad. Next thing he will say is "Dirty Orcs" and someone will be upset and consider it racism.

Why does the Orc's skin have to be green? I find that offensive.

Why does the female character look too provocative. We fixed this buy making them muslim. Then had them cover their face and ankles.

What next? Women's Rights group?

They are pixels for god sake.

 
 
  flizzer

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11/25/13 7:19:44 PM#10

I just read the brief article above and feel puzzled about the reaction. Im sure there is more to this than we have been told.  Im just not motivated to read the entire article. 

 

  SBFord

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OP  11/25/13 8:42:13 PM#11

Apparently there is a whole editorial piece about this issue at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. If you're interested in more, that's the place to go.

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  zymurgeist

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11/26/13 5:06:13 AM#12
This clown, and he is a clown, ambushed Browder and  got his panties in a bunch because Browder didn't instinctively pander to the professionally offended class. Dustin Browder is a game designer he doesn't set policy. We'll just ignore that Kerrigan is a strong empowered and intelligent character because that does not fit the women as helpless victims narrative. That's the double standard here. The hypersexualization of female characters is an issue but that's not how a serious person addresses it. A quick look at the ads on Rock, Paper, Shotgun will show they're not serious about the issue. Look to your own house Nathan Grayson.
 

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  Asamof

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11/26/13 6:07:34 AM#13

RPS gave him a loaded question because they wanted to stir some shit up, get some more page views. They don't actually care about gender issues. Please don't support that garbage 'journalism' by visiting the article on their site.

 

BY THE WAY, this is what was referred to as "hypersexualization" of female character models

 http://wac.7725.edgecastcdn.net/807725/website/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Heroes-of-the-Storm-Nova_zps7e962674.png

...seriously? 

 
  Methos12

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Its better to be quiet and perceived as stupid, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

11/26/13 6:14:48 AM#14
Yeah, he hardly "stepped into" anything. He just responded to an obviously loaded question and agenda driven diarrhea the journalist was all to eager to let go. But I get it, Blizzard has a public image to take care of so a token apology was expected.

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