Gamer Girl Trailer Pulled From YouTube Following Backlash
Following considerable backlash, developer Wales Interactive and PlayStation have pulled the reveal trailer of Gamer Girl, which was revealed yesterday for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. And not long after its reveal, it was swallowed up in controversy. Despite being a smaller release from a smaller developer, Gamer Girl was quickly trending on Twitter as the Internet slammed and criticized the FMV game.
For those that don’t know: Gamer Girl is a FMV, choice-based adventure game where you play as a moderator for an “up and coming” female streamer who is under threat from an anonymous predator who hides in the stream’s chat.
the official PlayStation account released a trailer for a new FMV game before quickly deleting it
i present to you: GAMER GIRL pic.twitter.com/GF477143nF
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) July 17, 2020
The 18+ title is rightfully being called a Simpulator, since you’re basically taking on the role of a permanently friend-zoned moderator who must cull “harassing” and “offensive” comments from the gamer girl’s chat stream like a good little beta cuck.
Sony is full of Social Justice Warriors; ideologically driven collectivists who are all-in on subverting and converging our culture in order to transform it into a Communist dystopia. Every time this little fact is brought up there a number of Centrists who will hand-wave it away while continually promoting Sony’s products or trying to convince people that Cultural Marxists don’t exist, Cancel Culture is a myth, and that deplatforming is good for “bad” people. Well, this time around the equivocations and deflections weren’t enough to steer away the backlash aimed at Wales Interactive’s new FMV thot-simulator, Gamer Girl.
The trailer was originally published on the official PlayStation YouTube channel, but after downvotes and negative comments flooded the video, Sony removed it. Thankfully, copies of the video were made and e-sports consultant Rod Breslau posted up the full trailer for your viewing pleasure.
So… this game is going to give psychopaths the ability to “harm” this girl?
Nah. You’re going to enable this behavior and it’s going to make them thirst for more and eventually want to make it real instead of virtual.
No. No. No.
There are sick people out there. pic.twitter.com/c19q3GU8nk
— LambbChops (@LambbChops) July 17, 2020
Some of the people criticizing the game are more deranged than the concept of the trailer itself.
Gamer Girl is about the impact user comments and actions have on a streamer’s mental health and wellbeing. The reason why FMV Future created the game was to raise the issue of the toxic environment which can often appear online behind the anonymity of a username. Gamer Girl was co-written by Alexandra Burton, the lead actress who improvised the entire script. The research into the streaming content of Gamer Girl took 4 years and the dev team at FMV Future interviewed dozens of female streamers most of whom have experienced abuse of various kinds online — some have even shared their experiences during interviews within the game. Players start the game as one of Abi’s friends whom she trusts, and it is their job to make the channel a success but also to guide the stream to keep Abi in a positive frame of mind.