Stop ruining my escapist fantasies, Sarkeesian haters

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Earlier this year, I passed on buying Watch Dogs, a game I had been tentatively excited about for over a year. There were a lot of reasons for this, but one specific plot point clinched it: Aiden Pearce was yet another man motivated by villains killing a woman (or in this case, a girl) he cared about. Arthur Gies’ review in Polygon confirmed my growing worries, writing that “female characters in Watch Dogs are victims, to be kidnapped or murdered in the interest of plot or character…

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