iOS game lets you beat your boyfriend

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http://www.destructoid.com/ios-game-lets-you-beat-your-boyfriend-until-he-s-perfect-243517.phtml

As someone who was a victim stuff like this, I'm a bit saddened. Saddened that women beating men is considered cartoonish and that if it was a man beating a woman, the press would be all over it like flies on shit.

Anyone got any thoughts on this?

I'd totally play it, but I played Super Columbine Massacre RPG, so maybe I'm just a horrible person?

Well, this is pretty disturbing. Just...wow.

Cheesepower5:
I'd totally play it, but I played Super Columbine Massacre RPG, so maybe I'm just a horrible person?

Only if you played the latter for sheer enjoyment rather than insight/understanding.
SCMRPG is actually a decent enough title (though it relies heavily on grinding and South Park Satan seems grossly out of place) that handles the subject with enough decency to remain true to the tragedy of the actual event while deviating enough to be a game. But I digress, onto the topic of...sexism, I guess?

This game on the other hand...well, it's rather disturbing to think of the possible hypocrisy. If the genders were reversed, there would be a shitstorm like no other. It would be plastered across the news day one, the developers lauded as chauvinist anti-democratic terrorists and the title pulled from the market ASAP. The fact that the game is getting negative coverage (while flying under the radar) is somewhat amazing in itself.

If man and woman were equal, the act of violence against one of them would be disgusting because it's an act of violence against a human being, not a gender. Alas, our quest for equality seems somewhat jilted. We seem to often put preference one way or the other.

NightmareExpress:

Cheesepower5:
I'd totally play it, but I played Super Columbine Massacre RPG, so maybe I'm just a horrible person?

Only if you played the latter for sheer enjoyment rather than insight/understanding.
SCMRPG is actually a decent enough title (though it relies heavily on grinding and South Park Satan seems grossly out of place) that handles the subject with enough decency to remain true to the tragedy of the actual event while deviating enough to be a game. But I digress, onto the topic of...sexism, I guess?

This game on the other hand...well, it's rather disturbing to think of the possible hypocrisy. If the genders were reversed, there would be a shitstorm like no other. It would be plastered across the news day one, the developers lauded as chauvinist anti-democratic terrorists and the title pulled from the market ASAP. The fact that the game is getting negative coverage (while flying under the radar) is somewhat amazing in itself.

If man and woman were equal, the act of violence against one of them would be disgusting because it's an act of violence against a human being, not a gender. Alas, our quest for equality seems somewhat jilted. We seem to often put preference one way or the other.

It would be quite fair to say SCMRPG is probably a better game than this Perfect Boyfriend Trainer, or whatever, although I have to admit that I only played a lot of games for the "shock value" so to speak, many of which surpassed expectations immensely. That whole Celebrity fahion aesthetic this game has would be off-putting to me on even a masterpiece, though.

I wouldn't really care if this was made about a man beating a woman either, it's in poor taste either way, but I'm too anti-censorship to want it removed. I agree, it shouldn't be a gender issue, it should be about whether we want to allow violence of this or any kind at all to be acceptable.

I don't want to be beaten D:

If this idea spreads, untold damage could be done to the nether regions of personal happiness!

Seems like a fetish-y game, to be honest. Femdom is a pretty huge thing these days, so it really isn't surprising that there is at least a small market for a game like this. I don't have any issues with it though, entertainment should have no creative boundaries as far as I'm concerned.

Yup, that's a pretty tasteless game. That's all I can say about it.

I am going to sidestep the sexism issue and condemn this purely because it depicts an abusive relationship in a positive light for no artistic reason. I am not saying it should be banned or that it shouldn't have been made, I'm merely saying I do not enjoy positive depictions of abuse.

All I need to know is when do we get a release of the game Bart was playing. The one where you shoot babies.

so abuse...aren't these games supposed to be hidden away on the internet where you have to go looking for them? It's a horrible thing, people shouldn't let this exist without some hate thrown it's way.

on a lighter note, what's the extent of the damage? Kick to balls? Stomp dem nuts? Entice with sex then don't put out? Rubber Hose? Strap On Rape? Frying Pan to the Temple? Leaving the Kitchen? Shit in his breakfast? Beat him with your used tampon? Make him marry you? =P

wow ....

really .... ?

good lord, apple really has no standards do they?

Well its an iOS game, so we can already count those who get it as fools for buying iPhones instead of Androids already :P

Other than that... Meh, if people have fun with it whatever, different strokes for different folks, I am not one to whine about something like this.

Embarassing and stupid, but they're free to make it, and maybe it will generate a worthy discussion.

It's okay because it's abuse against men.

Well, people keep telling me that's what I think, and surely strangers on the internet know me better than I do!

But seriously, yeah, this is a tad screwed up. On the one hand, I did snicker when I saw it. On the other....Seriously, what in the blue hell?

This reminds me of a show a few years ago. I think it was called "What Would you do?" or something like that. They had a scenario where a man was hitting his spouse in public to see how people reacted. The public almost immediately took notice and put a stop to it. Then they reversed the roles where the woman was beating the man and not only was it tolerated, one woman was actually enjoying it. It took quite a while for a random woman to stop the beating.

FelixG:
Well its an iOS game, so we can already count those who get it as fools for buying iPhones instead of Androids already :P

It's on Android Store as well. And there's at least one more game up there where the objective is to beat up your boyfriend, as well as one about destroying the BF's possessions in an act of revenge. So I guess it's a genre now.

Incidentally, the Android Store tells me that users who download these games also download or look at titles such as Boyfriend Maker and My Virtual Boyfriend.

Of course, far be it from me to perpetuate hateful stereotypes.

RyQ_TMC:

FelixG:
Well its an iOS game, so we can already count those who get it as fools for buying iPhones instead of Androids already :P

It's on Android Store as well. And there's at least one more game up there where the objective is to beat up your boyfriend, as well as one about destroying the BF's possessions in an act of revenge. So I guess it's a genre now.

Incidentally, the Android Store tells me that users who download these games also download or look at titles such as Boyfriend Maker and My Virtual Boyfriend.

Of course, far be it from me to perpetuate hateful stereotypes.

Damn you android I hold you to a higher stand...hahahaha

Couldnt even say that without laughing! But all the same, I am entertained by what else those folks who purchased (or downloaded if its free) the game also picked up.

What is this? A game about S&M?

Fucking inexusable, fucking indefensible. Bad enough this piece of garbage is promoting domestic violence or assault, but it has the bonus insult of giving the misogynists out there extra ammo to cry about.

Rex Dark:
What is this? A game about S&M?

BathorysGraveland:
Seems like a fetish-y game, to be honest. Femdom is a pretty huge thing these days, so it really isn't surprising that there is at least a small market for a game like this. I don't have any issues with it though, entertainment should have no creative boundaries as far as I'm concerned.

Um, Unless fetish-y describes choking your spouse while driving, I'm going to go with no.

Sir Pootis:

Rex Dark:
What is this? A game about S&M?

BathorysGraveland:
Seems like a fetish-y game, to be honest. Femdom is a pretty huge thing these days, so it really isn't surprising that there is at least a small market for a game like this. I don't have any issues with it though, entertainment should have no creative boundaries as far as I'm concerned.

Um, Unless fetish-y describes choking your spouse while driving, I'm going to go with no.

Obviously, you've never heard about asphyxiation.

Though I've got to say, doing it while he's driving is probably a bit dangerous.

Bracing myself for cries of why this game is misogynistic in nature. Probably starting with "Is this what men seriously think women think about doing to their boyfriend? That's so sexist" or "A woman hitting a man? This game is implying women aren't capable of domestic violence outside of a video game, this is beyond sexist".

Well, being a straight male without a girlfriend, I can't be beat up by my non-existent girlfriend now can I?

OT: Wow...just wow. This is kind of stupid and sexist.

Sir Pootis:
Um, Unless fetish-y describes choking your spouse while driving, I'm going to go with no.

Make no mistake, my friend. Somewhere, out there, there would be a video of some girl choking a guy while driving, and there would be quite the number of guys who would get turned the fuck on by it.

Rex Dark:

Sir Pootis:

Rex Dark:
What is this? A game about S&M?

BathorysGraveland:
Seems like a fetish-y game, to be honest. Femdom is a pretty huge thing these days, so it really isn't surprising that there is at least a small market for a game like this. I don't have any issues with it though, entertainment should have no creative boundaries as far as I'm concerned.

Um, Unless fetish-y describes choking your spouse while driving, I'm going to go with no.

Obviously, you've never heard about asphyxiation.

Though I've got to say, doing it while he's driving is probably a bit dangerous.

Read the link, look at the images in the article, and then come back and tell us about the fetishistic. femdom. S and M relations in there.

I'm sure someone's beating off to it, but it's not a depiction of BDSM, it's just a girl, beating her boyfriend when he screws up.

BathorysGraveland:

Sir Pootis:
Um, Unless fetish-y describes choking your spouse while driving, I'm going to go with no.

Make no mistake, my friend. Somewhere, out there, there would be a video of some girl choking a guy while driving, and there would be quite the number of guys who would get turned the fuck on by it.

I can't deny that, but my point is, it's not erotica, it's a domestic abuse simulator.

Captcha: enjoy life

Loonyyy:

Rex Dark:

Sir Pootis:

Um, Unless fetish-y describes choking your spouse while driving, I'm going to go with no.

Obviously, you've never heard about asphyxiation.

Though I've got to say, doing it while he's driving is probably a bit dangerous.

Read the link, look at the images in the article, and then come back and tell us about the fetishistic. femdom. S and M relations in there.

I'm sure someone's beating off to it, but it's not a depiction of BDSM, it's just a girl, beating her boyfriend when he screws up.

I did read the article. And I looked at the images. Coincidentally, the first image looks like she's hitting him with a short whip. The second one looks like she's got him on a leash.

So she's beating her slave when he messed up?

Also, yes, I know it's not really about S&M. Well, probably not. Maybe it is. Imagine if they released some DLC that changes the background images and the outfits juts a little bit...

Keep it classy. I will admit the idea of a girl dominating me in bed is very appealing. But this portrays S&M the same way 50 Shades of Gray does... badly.

Obviously the game is a colossal double standard, and I can't help but think it was created that way.

Who the hell is this even for?
What a load of absolute shit.
Don't know what kind of idiot would even buy this.
Bleh, I don't even know what else to say about it.

There are no words...... well maybe some

People have already said it this shit wouldn't fly if it was a woman beating simulator, so it shouldn't be allowed to if its a man beating sim.
Obviously not the way for any relationship to work. Ignoring the fact that 99 men out of 100 would leave the crazy dominatrix if this started happening, the guy would probably hit back I mean look at him that sleazy looking lad is obviously rather egotistical. He should have a final boss sequence where he comes at the player with a knife screaming "ENOUGH OF THE ABUSE" then in a fit of rage you kill him, and on later reflection of your appalling actions you drive off a cliff. Eliminating the possibility of any direct sequels.

Grape_Bullion:
Bracing myself for cries of why this game is misogynistic in nature. Probably starting with "Is this what men seriously think women think about doing to their boyfriend? That's so sexist" or "A woman hitting a man? This game is implying women aren't capable of domestic violence outside of a video game, this is beyond sexist".

Umm, so far, the only people to suggest that has been you. The condemnation has been pretty universal from both sides of the gender fence.

What is with Apple putting crap like this in their store anyway?

OT: Because abuse is funny if it's female on male! (have fun never escaping that site)


I love that picture!

Wow! I didn't know Liza Minnelli made video games!

It's tasteless, sure, but if you go to their website you'll see that all their games are tasteless (most are just cartoon softcore aimed at dudes). I'm not against censorship, and this game deserves to exist as much as the next, but if the roles were reversed and Apple pulled that product I would expect them to be consistent. That said, I don't think Apple (or any other platform, for that matter) should be censoring based on content. They should do so regarding the quality of an app/game, but not necessarily the content.

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