Doom is one of the most iconic games in the history and is probably the grand-father of all FPS’s. However, last month, an article was uploaded by Babi of inclusivegamers, mentioning the promotion of toxic masculinity and demon-worshiping that Doom has.
But does really Doom promotes that kind of racism? Toxic masculinity and sexism is one of the biggest problems in the gaming industry right now, and according to the author, it all started with Doom, Wolfenstein and Quake. “However, gaming wasn’t always toxic. Until the likes of Doom, wolfenstein 3D and Quake, gaming was relatively non-toxic to all. Fast forward to now, and anyone who plays video games that is either POC, a womxn, JLGBTQIA+, too young or too old, is harassed endlessly. Unless you are a cis, white male between the ages of around 15 and 40, you aren’t “fit” for gaming in a Gamers eyes.” the post reads.
Truth is, games like Doom created a generation of gamers that are used to endless violence and slaughter. However, this is not a necessarily bad habit as long as it stays inside the game. Unfortunately, most of the games nowadays boost toxic masculinity and I don’t believe it’s Doom’s or Quake’s fault. “The overall theme as well, is clearly meant to mock religion, specifically Christianity. The whole “big strong man slaying demons” thing. Give me a break.” Babi continues. Seriously? A video game causes trouble to a religion? So gamers shouldn’t be allowed to play anything else other than Sims and Two Point Hospital.
In my opinion Doom is one of the best games of the century and the beginning of all the FPS genre. It does not mock any religion and it does not promote toxic masculinity in any way. What do you believe? Leave your opinion in the comments below. In addition, be sure to check this awesome 1.000 FPS Doom’s gameplay and download Doom’s Horde Mode.
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