Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

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Do you feel like Emu is a bad representation of a gamer?

Yes
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23%
No
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54%
Not sure
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8%
Don't care
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Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by takenoko » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:37 pm

I mean, he literally looks like a man child.

Let's look at the evidence

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Gaudy shoes that don't match.

He's irresponsible about his time and responsibilities.

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Unprofessional, gaudy clothing.

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Looks like a little kid in this one.

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What's that number even supposed to mean?

He gets a bloody nose like a little kid.

Plus there's a bunch of other things that are off. That smirk when he transforms.

The hackneyed way they remind you that he's a gamer? I don't read the manual either, but I don't shout it out at people or use it as a way of life outside games. I mean, you could get representing a gamer wrong in two ways. You could get it too accurate, and capture some poignant aspects to being a gamer by hitting a little too close to home. This goes in the other direction by being what Hollywood probably thinks gamers to be. Do you know who would be great representatives for gamers? Characters like AkibaRed or AkibaYellow.

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by Lunagel » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:41 pm

Umm that is the little kid in that third picture

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by takenoko » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:27 pm

Lunagel wrote:Umm that is the little kid in that third picture
Who can tell the difference????

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by ViRGE » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:32 pm

Takenoko, you need to work on your satire a bit.;)

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by PTM966666 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:01 am

Gamers are people too, and there are a lot of types of gamers. But as I know, most pro gamers don't usually care much about their appearance; you can watch fighting game championship like EVO or Pokemon championship and see those gamers just where what the hell they want. But about Emu's shoes, I think it's a two-color shoe, with blue on the outer side and red on the inner side.

Third pic, that's the kid he was assigned with, not him. The number on his shirt is just a number, there are thousand of shirts decorated with number :v. And for his smirk, I think it's like an expression when you get to do the thing you're good at; it's like "this is my sh*t man". So I don't think there is anything wrong with Emu.

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by Catastrophe » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:05 am

To be fair, I used to live with some interns that were hardcore gamers and they kind of dressed and acted the same way.

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by nanamarfo » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:14 am

Honestly I find him a nice change from the typical Rider, like with Tendou,I enjoy him because he's different.

Also, Man Child? He's what, 24. You can get away with that.
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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by Catastrophe » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:35 pm

Not really. Especially since he's a doctor.

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by Kurokage X » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:57 pm

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by dancercotillion » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:37 pm

It's about ethics in Kamen Riding.
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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by Kurow » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:39 am

offensive not.... stereotype... YES! he is the classic nerdy gamer that is probably only badass when he plays a game in which he is skilled.

These days almost everyone is a gamer so this classic stereotype is no longer the main representation of how gamers are.
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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by MadCap » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:00 pm

I don't believe that it's Emu that is an "offensive representation of gamers;" I think it's more the writers not understanding enough about modern video games or those who play them to accurately write a believable show with a video game theme. It feels like they've based all the game-related parts of the show on how we used to think of games twenty to thirty years ago, either due to lazy research or to make the Kamen Rider part of the show easier.

For example: there are ten different Gashats that are each based on the ten different genres of video games; when in reality, video games have been stretching, blurring and outright erasing the lines that divide games into distinct genres for years.

Also, when Emu offhandedly states that he "doesn't read the manual," this further highlights the writers' misunderstanding or downright ignorance of how modern games work, as most games teach the player how to play using gameplay, and not with some archaic pamphlet-based instructions.

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by Yaiba » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:49 am

For example: there are ten different Gashats that are each based on the ten different genres of video games; when in reality, video games have been stretching, blurring and outright erasing the lines that divide games into distinct genres for years.
Even if the they are mixed, a game still has a main genre it belongs in. Like F.E.A.R., it is a fps fix with horror, but if categorized it'd still be under a fps game. And I think Level 3 is addressing exactly that too, mixing up the game genres
Also, when Emu offhandedly states that he "doesn't read the manual," this further highlights the writers' misunderstanding or downright ignorance of how modern games work, as most games teach the player how to play using gameplay, and not with some archaic pamphlet-based instructions.
If you buy the game discs there are still manual in the game boxes though. I guess like Emu and most people who buy them, you don't read them either
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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by takenoko » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:34 am

I feel like I haven't seen a game manual in years. They don't waste money on that stuff anymore.

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Re: Is Emu an offensive representation for gamers?

Post by RedBaron » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:38 am

SHOOT! And here I thought you people might mean THIS Emu....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CI0_0lgMvk

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