Call Of Duty: WWII Adds Strong Female Character, Diversity; Polygon Still Not Happy
Call of Duty WWII
(Last Updated On: April 26, 2017)

Game developers have been bending over backwards since 2012 to appease SJWs like Jonathan McIntosh and Anita Sarkeesian, as well as hate-bait websites like Polygon and Kotaku when it comes to “representation” and “diversity” in games. Many studios have completely ignored the gaming’s history of strong, well written characters in favor of adopting depictions of characters that fit what SJWs deem to be “progressive”. Well, even Call of Duty wasn’t immune to the SJW propaganda.

During the recent Call of Duty: WWII livestream, the developers at Sledgehammer Games and the lead actors who worked on the game made it a point to reiterate that Call of Duty: WWII is a progressive, diverse game, and that the cast of characters is made up of a diverse selection of individuals.

You can check it out at around the 24 minute mark in the livestream presentation below.

Michael Condrey, one of the co-founders of Sledgehammer Games, setup the talking point for diversity using the following prelude…

“We want to showcase how ordinary men and women came together to accomplish the extraordinary. And while the story follows the First Infantry division, we also follow a story of diverse cast of characters, like Major Crawley from the SOE, now he’s a UK intel officer who earns recognition for his heroism earlier in the war […] [and] he coordinates with the French resistance activities.”

Glen Schofield, the second co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, followed up on what Condrey said, stating…

“…And while fighting through the German lines in France, players will be introduced to other great characters, such as Rousseau, the powerful female leader of the French resistance, who forms a close bond with all our cast of characters as the story progresses.”

He also notes that the main character’s best friend is a Jewish-American private, and that there are “blacks” who are part of the cast of characters as well.

The only box they didn’t check (yet) is the LGBTQI one, but I know they’ll somehow manage to squeeze that bad boy in there somewhere, Papa McIntosh is counting on it. Perhaps they have a gender fluid Nazi who has an existential complex when he recognizes that transracialism exists after having a Rachel Dolezal moment, and he begins to contemplate suicide once he discovers that he is actually a Jewishkin? Maybe there’s a pansexual tank operator who finds out he’s upgraded his sexuality to being an anthrosexual, and develops a sexual relationship with his Panzer tank? The sky is the limit, folks.

Even still, ticking boxes and running the gamut of representation wasn’t enough for some people. Sledgehammer Games’ attempt to add Strong Female Characters™ only peeved off the perpetually pissed Polygon.

Owen S. Good and Allegra Frank penned a piece on April 26th, 2017 for Polygon, with the title “Call of Duty: WWII’s ‘diversity’ is nothing more than marketing”.

They go on to deride the livestream for essentially seeing Sledgehammer and the actors pander to the loud, vocal minority of SJWs who have ruined gaming by politicizing everything and dragging identity politics into every single aspect of every single entertainment medium on the planet. The daftly dynamic duo write…

“It reads like a marketer’s checklist for suitable diversity, a roster of token characters that pats the publisher on the back more than it acknowledges their experiences. Sledgehammer staffers’ repeated references to “brotherhood” also speak clearly to the fact this game will be told from a very traditional perspective.

 

“From what we saw and heard about this game today, that tradition doesn’t genuinely include brothers of other races, or brothers who don’t identify as male”

Ha, so even when you suckers cave to SJWs, you still can’t win!

By Jove, it’s like SJWs forbade anyone from playing a game for which they can simply have fun.

Not only must developers hit those token “diversity” checkpoints for that sweet, sweet “progressive” virtual signal karma, but apparently they also have to mean it, too. It’s like when Winston couldn’t just toe the line, he also had to do it without the bad attitude, lest Big Brother reeducate him in the Ministry of Love.

Apparently adding token Strong Female Character™ is no longer enough. SFC™ also needs to star in the game like in Star Wars: Battlefront II or otherwise the developers aren’t being that grammatically misused term millennials have been spouting on and on about on social media… what’s it called? Oh right… being “woke”.

Oh right, and if you have any issues with the SJW’s SFC™, you’re a sexist, misogynistic transphobe.

Call of Duty WWII - Jeffrey Pierce

So let’s go over the checklist again:

  • If you don’t have a strong female character or minorities in your game as main characters, you’re not “woke”.
  • If you do have the characters in your game then they can’t be token checks on the back of the box, otherwise… you’re still not “woke”.
  • Now, even if you do have these characters in the game and they’re more than tokens, they also have to have prominent roles in the game that speaks to their oppression, otherwise… you’re not “woke”.
  • Now even if you do manage to hit all those checkboxes, you also have to make sure there’s no sexy time (unless the characters identify as queer), and you can’t promote a straight white male as being a savior, otherwise… you’re not “woke”.

If you manage to hit all those checkpoints, then the SJW authoritarians in media might give you pass because your game is like Horizon: Zero Dawn. If not? Well, like what happened with Call of Duty: WWII… prepare for the SJW Offendatrons to be offended.


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  • Skye

    Honestly as fucked up as it sounds, I wish these type of people would just kill self. All they do is ruin movies/games for the sake of diversity.

  • Envy Noson

    And just like that I’m skipping on another CoD game. I’m just waiting for the cinematic trailer full of LGBTQ2JWBF running into battle with “I’m only human after all” playing in the background.

  • William Meaker

    If they do what they always do in cod and that’s playing a certain faction vs another faction for a certain map then having a map that let’s you play resistance fighters and letting you play a female resistance fighter then I’m fine with that but if she is a soldier then I call bullshit

  • No Ne

    are you retarded?

    • as140

      No, SJWs are retarded.

  • Uncle Joey

    Medal of Honor Underground already did the whole “stronk female french resistance member” thing 17 years ago. These cucks don’t have a fart of originality in them.

  • SeanTheExtraGuyHixon

    A couple of “progressive” gamers have said to me that historical accuracy doesn’t matter because it’s a game and it’s already unrealistic when you can take a hail of bullets and have to hide behind cover to regenerate health… right, I’m guessing they don’t know how to tell the difference between gameplay and the content of a story/world/setting based off of a real life event. If this game was about an alternate reality, where segregation ended early, LGBT+ have more acceptance early and women’s right to serve in combat roles came early, then yeah, you can have as much “diversity” as you want, because it’s not tied to events in reality. But when your game is using real life events like World War 2 or World War 1… then you need to say “deal with it” to all the people who want to retroactively change history to satisfy their fragile feelings.

    But it doesn’t matter anyway… Don’t try to pander to these people because they’ll try to look for a problem no matter what… Because as our lord and saviour Anita Sarkeesian (Peace be upon her) said: “Everything is racist, everything is sexist, everything is homophobic and you have to point it all out!” 😀

  • I don’t see why they couldn’t include the 442nd Regiment (Nisei), maybe including their Banzai charge during the “Lost Battalion” incident in Italy.

    Imagine, playing a Banzai Charge as Nisei against the Germans in Italy.
    That would tick all the “Diversity Boxes”.
    Or, you could include the 758th Armored Battalion, as the mandatory “drive a vehicle” segment.

    But, as always, no one gives a shit about the Italian Theatre of Operations, even if it would be a completely fresh new setting for a World War Two game.

    • Sniper Elite 4 takes place in Italy… but you’re right, no one really cares.

  • Alistair

    I made it my mission anything that pissed off regression SJWs cunts I will buy.

    Anything that doesn’t I won’t buy, and this is such game.

  • fenshing

    Reminds me of the words of the late great Tim Wilson…

    “Uncle B.S., where were you June 6, 1944?”

    “June your six, 1944? Metal detector salesman, D-Day Normandy, France. Walking the beach in 4 in the mornin’, black socks and sandals, scouring the coast line. And helping a gay glass blower named Jean hunt for a friendship bracelet he dropped out of a pair of speedos earlier that evening. I look out at the ocean and see 100,000 surfers runnin’ at me in green ugly wet suits with enough water pistols and enough luggage to keep a team of bell hops busy for about a month. Next thing I know a machine gun round from a sand dune parts my hair, Jean takes a four inch piece of shrapnel in the hind end. I drag him to a suntan lotion stand and wrap him in a beach towel tourniquet. My geiger counter is beeping like a dope dealer at a crack house picnic. I says “Jean, with this many bullets in the beach I think you and Tod can forget about that *** bracelet!” (edited since Mr Wilson used a non approved word for an LGBTQZ member)

    Maybe in this new CoD you will get to collect friendship bracelets! Yay!

  • Horrorstorm

    The trick is to not cave in to these bags of sick in the first place. You won’t win either way.

    Game devs should learn one day. If not, indie devs will form the backbone of gaming(by not being spineless cunts).

  • fnd

    Not surprised in the least, the media makes a point in making anachronistic narrative from historical facts the SJW stuff is the icing on the shitty cake.

    • static5225

      I wasn’t aware Pusheen got red-pilled 😛

  • Pratim Gupta

    As long as the game is good, i don’t care, many women fought in WW2, maybe not voluntarily but still.

  • Pratim Gupta

    As long as the game is good, i don’t care, many women fought in WW2, maybe not voluntarily but still.

    • as140

      Uhm, nope. Very few women fought in WW2 as soldiers.

  • MONAD

    I honestly don’t have a problem with the cast they’ve chosen with this particular story as long as it remains historically accurate and well written. I don’t give a good goddamn at how “diverse” the cast is, I want a well written fucking story. A coherent story. I don’t want to hear about a Trans Non Binary Otherkin fighting the Nazis, goddamnit.

    I’ll still likely just buy it out of spite to piss people off. I’m sick of being told what kind of games I can and can’t enjoy because of these fucking authoritarians. Oh, and also, Battlefield 1 had a female character in its campaign. I saw no one pissed off. I saw people more pissed off at another war game, ’cause, you know.. reasons. No one seemed to be pissed off at that, they just used Battlefield 1 as a soapbox to push their anti-shooter agenda.

    I’m done being fucking outraged at this shit. This shit, is draining. It’s fucking tiring. Yeah, I’ll get pissed off when its warranted, but I’m done being outraged.

    • No Ne

      EXACTLY!

  • Disqusted

    There’s always so much focus on being a STRONG INDEPENDENT FEMALE (aka a man with boobs), but the West never seems to care about all the supporting women on the sidelines, a good number of which I’d imagine are still crucial in the big picture.

    It’s like how people look down on housekeeping and raising children, despite how important they actually are. Probably the same media to blame for downplaying supportive roles.

    And when will idiots learn you can’t appease professional victims who profit from bitching?

  • V_for_Vodka

    I sexually identify as a M18 Hellcat tank destroyer. I demand representation in this game!

  • anopolis

    find a ww2 vet and ask him how many women he saw….this shit is getting stupid…and tranny’s?…bet they didn’t see too many of them either…polygon should go purchase a big ole bag of dicks and eat em.

    • polygon should go purchase a big ole bag of dicks and eat em.

      You seem to be assuming they didn’t write the article after eating them.

      • Disqusted

        Polygon IS a big ole bag of dicks.

      • anopolis

        touche.

    • Disqusted

      Someone should mod the game to replace every character with hot sexy girls. It’ll be just as immersive and historically accurate!

  • They simply couldn’t do it can they?

    They simply couldn’t for once, just avoid injecting the SJW feminist crap that has plaqued virtually every Western video game for the last 3-4 years.

    The Western video games industry are really turning into a complete pile of s**t now.

    • Disqusted

      I don’t even remember the last time the media reported about gameplay mechanics. Then again, I’ve been avoiding the gaming media for a long time now.

    • Also this is laughable: earlier I had a random discussion on a XAT Anime chat group with some supposedly female SJWs after some COD fanboy brought up and mocked the issue of the newly-revealed SJW crap in COD:WWII.

      Their general response/excuse for this is that video games are fictional and do not have to be realistic or accurate to history.

      Isn’t it funny on how they use the “video games are fictional” excuse when it suits them? But yet, whine about it being “unrealistic” when it comes to Cindy Aurum?

    • Also this is laughable: earlier I had a random discussion on a XAT Anime chat group with some supposedly female SJWs after some COD fanboy brought up and mocked the issue of the newly-revealed SJW crap in COD:WWII.

      Their general response/excuse for this is that video games are fictional and do not have to be realistic or accurate to history.

      Isn’t it funny on how they use the “video games are fictional” excuse when it suits them? But yet, whine about it being “unrealistic” when it comes to Cindy Aurum?

  • GuyGuysonEsquire

    Called it.

  • Grey

    “Miss, why did you join the French Resistance?”
    “I was born as Jacques, but my parents and I realized when I was three that I was really Jacqueline. Everyone in my hometown was fine with this, but then the Nazi’s invaded. An SS office named Drumpf came to my home and convinced everyone that people like me were not okay. He wanted to use electricity to shock me into being Jacques. So I joined Le Resistance to fight for the freedom of the millions of French transexuals now in hiding. And to punch Nazis, of course.”
    “You are both stunning and brave. If only America could embrace your ways.”

  • John27
    • Disqusted

      “Because women are less expendable in the eyes of our evil patriarchal society”.

      • LurkerJK

        Women would certainly do great in Hollywood D-Day, bullets would magically miss them

      • All women are great, all women can do no wrong, all women are beautiful, all women are severely repressed (especially white middle class women), all women are above criticism, all women deserve everything.

      • All women are great, all women can do no wrong, all women are beautiful, all women are severely repressed (especially white middle class women), all women are above criticism, all women deserve everything.

    • Earlier I had a random discussion on a XAT Anime chat group with some supposedly female SJWs after some COD fanboy brought up and mocked the issue of the newly-revealed SJW crap in COD:WWII.

      Their general response/excuse for this is that video games are fictional, fantasy, and do not have to be realistic or accurate to history.

      Isn’t it funny on how SJWs use the “video games are fictional” excuse when it suits them? But yet, whine about it being “unrealistic” when it comes to Cindy Aurum in FFXV?

    • Earlier I had a random discussion on a XAT Anime chat group with some supposedly female SJWs after some COD fanboy brought up and mocked the issue of the newly-revealed SJW crap in COD:WWII.

      Their general response/excuse for this is that video games are fictional, fantasy, and do not have to be realistic or accurate to history.

      Isn’t it funny on how SJWs use the “video games are fictional” excuse when it suits them? But yet, whine about it being “unrealistic” when it comes to Cindy Aurum in FFXV?

    • Mr.Towel

      By Gabe’s Beard, my jaw is on the floor.

      These people are clinically insane.

      Thank you for unearthing that, saving this one for future use.

    • Mr.Towel

      By Gabe’s Beard, my jaw is on the floor.

      These people are clinically insane.

      Thank you for unearthing that, saving this one for future use.

    • EJocys

      Did the author just assumed their gender?

  • daniel_ream

    Oh, mother FUCK

  • Migi

    Thank god gaming is only killing itself on the western side, And Thank god We still have japanese games to remain based and pandering free.

    • Disqusted

      As long as they don’t turn into pachinko.

      • Migi

        That’s only a Konami issue and it has been shown that Konami basically, Isn’t a major player anymore in the real gaming world.

      • Migi

        That’s only a Konami issue and it has been shown that Konami basically, Isn’t a major player anymore in the real gaming world.

    • That’s going to change eventually if it carries on like this in the West, because major Japanese developers have long been known to want to cater to the Western market for maximum profits.

      • That is a worrying trend.

      • Migi

        I know that major japanese company tried to westernized more but it has also shown to have failed for the most part. I’m hoping for the japanese Developers themselves to stay grounded and based.

    • That’s going to change eventually if it carries on like this in the West, because major Japanese developers have long been known to want to cater to the Western market for maximum profits.

  • Muten

    Looks like they are tellling that band of brothers/saving private ryan story again. Also, didnt the french surrender? i thought that was the joke.

  • ShepardRahl

    The devs said they spent 2 and a half years researching WWII. So naturally there are going to be women on the front line because fuck realism.

  • Ed

    I wonder how WWII vets would react to SJWs…

  • Gozu Tennoh

    So they’re reimagining ww2 but only with cucks this time.

    What real gamer even plays cod anymore?

    • No Ne

      I can surely tell you i’m the realist gamer, and i’m just here to tell you where do you see Womans or Blacks running up the beach of Normandy? hmmm? hmmm?

  • ParasiteX

    Polycuck: Whines constantly about needing muh diversity in games
    Developers: adds muh diversity in game
    Polycuck: Still not happy.. whines about muh diversity being marketing ploy…

    Can never please these faggots.

  • Dead Jester

    Well, that’s too bad. I had even told myself when I had seen the trailer that if no news of them having caved to SJWs came up this would definitely be the first CoD title I would have bought since Modern Warfare 3.

  • Vrenna

    But then if there are too many non-white-men that means the game will be celebrating the deaths of oppressed people.

  • Gorgon

    What CoD should add is time before CoD releases and total renovation of the whole franchise, not just redressing of the same game over and over and over. This conveyor belt game development mentality can only produce mediocrity.

    As for Polygon, they can go fuck themselves. They have been irrelevant for a long time now.

  • ThuleNord

    Sigh. Well, it’s pretty much official. AAA gaming has been completely overrun by the JRNC or jewish racial networking cabal. When are people going to wake up and see this is about cultural destruction. They couldn’t even leave games alone. It’s every facet or civilization now. Diversity preferences in gov, jobs, media, games. All designed to destroy white culture for good.

    Don’t feed the beast. Don’t buy these games

    I just saw a black man taking center stage in LOTR shadow of war. I mean this is literally pulling our cherished cultural lore to pieces. What an insult.

    • John27

      You sure it wasn’t an orc?

      • Disqusted

        Aren’t the orcs Australian?

  • Alex Grncarovski

    ah yes, I remember when all the women and trans-furrykins LGQBTIZSJA rushed the beach on D-Day, what an exciting historical moment.

    • LurkerJK

      Oh yeah, I want to see the gory representation of d day that all WW2 games are obligated to have with women!, All those limbs flying and all

      I am sure it will go very well with the easily triggered

      • …To be fair, Treyarch did do this in Black Ops 3. That opening mission held nothing back. There was a black lady who had burned alive and was screaming on the floor while her skin peeled away. In another segment one of the of the enemy female soldiers got caught partly by a grenade’s concussive blast and she had gone into shock after losing her arm while bleeding out on the ground. Black Ops 3 was pretty badass for not cutting corners or scaling back its content to pander to anyone.

        • fnd

          Treyarch makes the mature COD’s for mature gamers such as myself. Sledgehammer and Infinity Ware makes the kid friendly COD’s

        • fnd

          Treyarch makes the mature COD’s for mature gamers such as myself. Sledgehammer and Infinity Ware makes the kid friendly COD’s

        • LurkerJK

          I guess that is why that game kicked Infinite Warfare’s ass

          • Yep, one of the best selling Call of Duty games of all time. Still sells well to this day.

            Funny enough, it was also the most “progressive” since you could make your own character for the campaign. It still had one of the best stories in a CoD game to date. A lot of “Holy crap” moments.

            I’m glad Treyarch didn’t make a marketing campaign to pander to the offendatrons, though. They added the stuff in there to hit the checkpoints but focused on telling a compelling story and had a lot of fun elements in there, too, like the four-player co-op.

          • Scott Hamel

            black ops 3s story was terrible theres no way around it

          • Really? What made it so terrible?

      • …To be fair, Treyarch did do this in Black Ops 3. That opening mission held nothing back. There was a black lady who had burned alive and was screaming on the floor while her skin peeled away. In another segment one of the of the enemy female soldiers got caught partly by a grenade’s concussive blast and she had gone into shock after losing her arm while bleeding out on the ground. Black Ops 3 was pretty badass for not cutting corners or scaling back its content to pander to anyone.

    • SeanTheExtraGuyHixon

      Uh excuse me you forgot many more letters you oppressive shitlord!
      You forgot: HSOWMAPDFPTSDAVGNFQPDXNINTENDOMMZAMIWAPWNEDLEETMABCKKWUYUIWNANJJNWA11001000110010JSMABBWUNEOMA

    • Uncle Joey

      I remember when the nongender binarysexual furries put the soviet flag on the Reichstag in Berlin…

    • Jacques Shellac

      To be fair, I’m sure at least a few of those guys on the D-Day beach had their genders forcibly removed/changed on them during the battle.