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Fat Princess: PlayStation Abomination

Date: July 31, 2008 | Posted By:

As if the world of gaming wasn’t unfriendly enough for women. Feministing caught wind of the latest steaming pile of circuits from Sony: a game called Fat Princess. The premise is capture-the-flag, except here the flag is a woman. Each team feeds their kidnap victim as much cake as possible in order to render her too heavy to carry back to the other side.

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Sometimes I wish I wasn’t bound to family-friendly vocabulary. I am exceedingly creeped out by the way the woman is shown as inert, with no free will, no ability or desire to refuse forced feeding. I am upset by the idea that the GOAL is to render a woman immobile. And I can bet you that the game won’t show her fighting off your advances or struggling too much. No, no, that would be too disturbing, too weird. After all, who doesn’t like cake?

I wonder how many women were in the boardroom when they came up with this trash.

Some women???????? are criticizing this game for being offensive to the obese. And it is. The idea that a (victimized, abused) heavy woman can’t just stand up and walk out on her own is disgusting. Let me go a step further though, and say this game is offensive to all women. I’m no gamer, but it seems that our choices are either this or the hydraulic anatomy of Lara Croft. Mario is no bodybuilder and he gets around just fine on his own!

Do you ladies have experiences with video games that you want to share? What do you make of Fat Princess? Vent here or contact PlayStation yourself.

-A.I.




What Do You Think?

9 Responses to Fat Princess: PlayStation Abomination

  1. Jennyfur on 08-01-2008

    I have no words for this...
    None...
    This is just beyond cruel =0[
  2. Ted on 08-01-2008

    PLAN STUPID.....if there were any females at this board meeting they most likely only weighed 90 lbs. soaking wet..so there vote shoudn't count.
    REAL women are the BBW's of this world.....
    thats what i have to say about that STUPID game...
  3. Nya on 08-04-2008

    Off topic, but why on earth is About Face blog still reported as Attack site on Google? The comments section is almost impossible to reach with Firefox. >_____<

    I keep getting this:
    http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?client=Firefox&hl=en-US&site=http://about-face.org/blog/archives/216#comments

    Claiming there are trojans on the site. Pretty please fix the site or contact Google...
  4. Shelly on 08-04-2008

    Nya - working on it...believe me ;)
  5. Nya on 08-07-2008

    It works now, hooray!
  6. Andrew on 08-12-2008

    you are just taking this too seriously, its a little kids game for gods sake, your just looking for the wrong in every minute detail you’ve lost the big picture. Its for fun, its a childrens game and you are stupid.
  7. boo on 08-12-2008

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I Like.
  8. n/a on 08-12-2008

    talk about over the top. you've reacted wy too badly too this. games are for fun, they dont have to reflect real life. you really need to lighten up seriously
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