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“Hogwarts Legacy” Reveals Insane Media Bias

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By Nelson Schneider - 02/12/23 at 05:07 PM CT

“Hogwarts Legacy,” the brand new game from Warner Bros. based on the ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ by British novelist, J.K. Rowling, just released. What should we expect from a new Licensed piece of shovelware based on a series of novels aimed at children-through-teens? Well, according to Wired Magazine it’s a ‘mid’ game (as expected), yet is deserving of the absolutely deplorable 1/10 mark of shame… due to J.K. Rowling’s ‘transphobic’ insistence that sex is biological and women are different from men.

Yup, in the most recent display of insane behavior from the mainstream media – which has been going on for at least a decade at this point – Wired is in hot water with the gaming community over the fact that it assigned the review for “Hogwarts Legacy” not to a videogame critic, but to a deranged person-who-identifies-as-female whose prior articles for the site have been reviews of sex toys and coffee. Makes sense? (Nope!)

Surely this was some sort of hitch in the process. Surely the Wired Editor in Chief would be upset about such an unprofessional review that judges a game not on its own merits, but on external social properties? Nope! The Editor in Chief has backed up the original 1/10 review writer.

It’s unsurprising that this kind of activist nonsense is rearing its head in response to the release of “Hogwarts Legacy.” The game has been at the center of a Culture Wars poop-storm since at least a year prior to release, with some Right-Wingers praising the game due to the (former) lead designer’s espousal of anti-feminist talking points, and many Left-Wingers preemptively Cancelling any and all discussion or promotion of the game due to J.K. Rowling’s positions on the reality of binary gender.

Ironically, I feel like I’m not alone in wondering exactly what “Hogwarts Legacy” is even about. Is it a retelling of the ‘Harry Potter’ book series? Is it like the dismal “Lord of the Rings: Third Age” wherein we follow the actions of boring nobodies who are doing their boring thing simultaneously with the pre-established narrative canon, but who have been wholly invisible until now? Is it an all new tale set in the ‘Wizarding World?’ Even more mysterious: What kind of gameplay elements are in there? I don’t know! The game is officially classified as an ‘Action RPG,’ but after decades of idiotic classifications of games as ‘Action RPGs’ – like the ‘Borderlands’ series – that’s a dubious, untrustworthy, and mostly-useless piece of information. Of course, nobody actually seems to want to get into the details and nitty gritty of what players will be doing when they play “Hogwarts Legacy,” since the Culture Wars back-and-forth is so overwhelmingly deafening.

Oddly enough, the hilariously biased Wired review has done nothing to actually ‘help trans people’ or win hearts and minds toward the causes of Leftist Activism. Instead, all of the Woke idiots shrieking about boycotting the game has only lead to increased sales. Personally, I wasn’t interested in “Hogwarts Legacy” due to the horrible track record of Licensed games based on the IP, and the fact that I haven’t actively thought or cared about ‘Harry Potter’ in over a decade, but the more the heavily-tattooed, facially-pierced, rainbow-haired Alphabet Soup Gender People tell me not to buy and play the game… the more I want to buy (and not necessarily play) the game!

The furor surrounding the game’s release and Wired subsequent joke of a review has also reignited the embers of the GamerGate controversy from a few years back. While there has been a collective effort to paint GamerGate purely as a Hate movement or a conspiracy theory, the ultimate basis of it was the perception that Games Journalists were doing favors and exhibiting bias towards developers and games that support a specific narrative, whether or not the developers or games in question were actually competent or well-made. In one fell swoop, Wired just proved GamerGate’s point, and the fact that the Editor in Chief didn’t even try to walk it back should be the final nail in the coffin of that particular magazine’s credibility as a gaming outlet.

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