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Submitted by -Mezzo- 504d ago | article

Far Cry 3’s “Racism” And Other Reasons People Aren’t Picking Up Some Of This Year’s Games

Kotaku - Sometimes it seems as if the end-all-be-all metric we use to determine if we will purchase something is "fun." In actuality, there are things about a game that might make someone think twice about purchasing it—and they have nothing to do with how the game plays or how fun it is. (Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

NukaCola  +   504d ago | Well said
Dear Kotaku,

Stop!

Sincerely,

Everyone
Cam977  +   504d ago
Everyone+me
I'm an Alien from a distant galaxy.
MariaHelFutura  +   504d ago
Everyone would include aliens. Venusians, Reptilians, Martians and Annunaki all hate Kotaku.
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knowyourstuff  +   504d ago
Once again, we see people waiving around their politically correct wands for pretentious shallow reasons like trying to get attention. This is no different than the toddler who won't stop showing his penis. Now put that away kotaku.
Detoxx  +   504d ago
No, this is Patrick
AngryTypingGuy  +   504d ago
Sorry, but I want realism in games. When I am battling Nazis in a WWII game, I don't get offended because they are all white. On the contrary, I would be more offended if the game designers thought we weren't mature enough to handle that fact that all Nazis were white.

Likewise, in a game like this that takes place in an exotic location, it wouldn't be realistic to have a large percentage of enemies be white. In fact, it would be insulting to anyone who wants the game experience to be as authentic as possible.

Our society needs to stop being so easily offended. Why are we so obsessed over things like this? Oh that's right, because we have 24 hour news networks that purposely escalate stories and create mountains out of molehills so that they can fill air time. I think they've slowly conditioned us over time to be offended by everything.

Political correctness = polite dishonesty.
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Mutant-Spud  +   503d ago
FFS, these people have obviously never been to a Pacific Island or met any Islanders, Rook is considerably crappier than most real Polynesian societies but the demeanour and warrior attitude of the Islander NPC's is pretty well depicted according to my own experience. The humiliation scenes at the end of the MP matches actually give me chills since I've seen Maori and Samoan hoodlums behaving that way in real life, nobody over here in Australia fucks with them because they'll hurt you, badly, that's why they're star recruits for Bikie (biker) gangs.
Like so:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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OneAboveAll  +   504d ago | Well said
What racism? This article seem's to be aimed at us whites as it throws "the white man" around a lot in the article. The last time I checked, the majority of white people don't get offended by being called racist names "cracker/honky" etc. lol

So far, this article is more racist than the game is. :p
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-Mezzo-  +   504d ago
Exactly, I've been playing the game since 28th of last month and so far No Racism.

Maybe i'm not far enough in the game or these are some overly sensitive people.
bloodybutcher  +   503d ago
you haven't noticed any racism because you keep on shooting at all coloured people:P
Pushagree  +   504d ago | Well said
Yeah, that is political correctness for ya. The "white man" has to take everything in stride, but even the mere mention of black people causes accusations of racism now. The zombies in RE5 are black? Racism. There are black people in Far Cry 3? Racism. Someone doesn't like Obama? Racism.

Just ridiculous.
SeanScythe  +   504d ago
bubble 4 you
cpayne93  +   504d ago
The race card gets thrown around so much nowadays. Racism is horrible of course, but some people go crazy with the accusations. It's sad but the things you just said now are real accusations.
mi_titan27  +   504d ago
i was thinking RE5 myself!
rpd123  +   504d ago
What pisses me off is when people use the term "reverse-racism". It's only used when a non white person is being racist. Reverse racism doesn't exist, the term itself is racist because it implies that only white people can be racist.
Mutant-Spud  +   503d ago
Exactly so we're supposed to just not worry about the fact that Buck, a White Australian man is portrayed a vicious psycho who buggers his captives?
Or that the bully in every kid's movie is always White?
Or that every serial killer in TV and movies is portrayed as White even though about 60% of serial killers in the U.S are Black men?
CaptCalvin  +   503d ago
I'm not sure if that statistic is true.
Mutant-Spud  +   503d ago
Google, "Rise Of The Black Serial Killer" by Justin Cottrell, there are more Black Serial killers in the U.S.A than White and in the last ten years more than 60% of those apprehended were Black.
A serial killer is defined by the FBI as a someone who kills more than two people with a cooling off period in between murders.
Have you ever heard of Coral Watts or Hulon Mitchell Jr? Probably not.
But you've heard all about Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer over and over on TV.
DERKADER  +   504d ago
Apparently just having minorities in games now is racist.
-Mika-  +   504d ago
You and the other people above are completely missing the point. Read the article again. It made some valid points...
Alos88  +   504d ago
Not really, it was some guy getting offended on behalf of a minority, and then a few tweets. Granted the tweets had more substance to them, but Far Cry 3 is not racist.
HenryFord  +   503d ago
Did YOU read the article? It doesn't make a point at all, like really: NO POINT.
They cite another site, which makes a point, and just some random tweets of random people on the internet. That's really not making a point.

Also - is it really that hard to believe that people simply do not care about race? I played it, and it never even crossed my mind. Isn't it kind of racist (at least - subconcious) to notice and react to the races depicted in the game? Who cares if someone is black, white, green or a marshmallow? I for one do not.
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bloodybutcher  +   503d ago
@HenryFord
i actually care. i have NEVER shot a marshmallow coloured person in any game:P
well, i don't care about oversensitive people anymore, it's their problem, not mine. re5 was called racist because a white guy was shooting black zombies in africa. or is it afro-african zombies, cuz they can get offended.i am from poland, i don't want to be called "white". i am eastern-european caucasian.
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Jobesy  +   503d ago
". i have NEVER shot a marshmallow coloured person in any game:P"

Not me, I shot the crap out of the Stay Puft marshmallow man in Ghostbusters.
dboyc310  +   504d ago
When you go on labeling things then obviously it's going to seem bad. Throughout my play through never did I brought any character's race to mind. Just saw them as regular people. The good guys and the bad guys simple as that. The way to enjoy anything is to be as much open minded as possible. People shouldn't close themselves to ignorance.
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onandonandon  +   504d ago
Gaming forums are full of racist people!!!
neoMAXMLC  +   504d ago
Racism will be the last thing on my mind while playing Far Cry 3... wtf Kotaku?
Squadron40Dive   504d ago | Bad language | show
ziggurcat  +   504d ago
oh, for ****'s sake

stupid goddamned white knighters are at it again... you know, the people who tend to call out anything for being racist are huge racists themselves.

@ -Mika-

you seem to be missing the point that just because minorities appear in a game that have tribal inclinations, it doesn't make it racist. so get the *** over your white man's guilt, already.
Erudito87  +   504d ago
i havent got fc3 or ac3 yet because its not on uk steam for some reason
IAmLee  +   504d ago
Probably because of 'How racist it is..'

This article is bullshit. I've just finished the game, and not once have I seen anything racist.
This article should just be renamed, 'THE GAME IS BAD BECAUSE WHITE PEOPLE KILL BLACK PEOPLE.'

-___-
SeanScythe  +   504d ago
All of you shut up! What about the Poor hurt animals! The fact you have to kill harmless creatures to make belts and gear is so cruel! Everyone knows that man is over populating and doesn't matter in the world only the animals matter. PETA will stop this barbaric act of animal abuse....Shame on all of you!

/s

That is what PETA will be saying soon.
dboyc310  +   504d ago
Was about to say to take it easy its just a game lol
The_Infected  +   504d ago
Yea dont kill a bear or tiger because of they seen you out there they would great you with a big hug!
SeanScythe  +   504d ago
That's right because animals aren't like MAN, they don't know hate and war. Animals are the true rulers of this world not MAN!

/s

lol
Bathyj  +   504d ago
I fully support

People
Eating
Tasty
Animals.
The_Infected  +   504d ago
What a bunch of BS Kotaku! You seriously need to stop with the stupid articles!
SeanScythe  +   504d ago
But that would go against everything they know.
HenryFord  +   503d ago
Also - they wouldn't have a website any longer.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   504d ago
Kotaku,Don't you have a better thing to do?
chukamachine  +   504d ago
You should hear the elves in Lapland, someone called them midgets. Storm in a teacup if you ask me.
cogniveritas  +   504d ago
Obvious race baiting. Not even a legitimate use of "the race card". But it's designed to get everyone riled up to play the "Counter race card"-card.
Bathyj  +   504d ago
Kotaku are always baiting.

Theyre the masters of it.
mi_titan27  +   504d ago
And COD is racist too!
ninjahunter  +   504d ago
Turns out racism exists. just grow up and if you cant get some cahones then you need a new hobby.
MegaLagann  +   504d ago
People, we get it, Kotaku is shit "journalism". But the only thing this will do is give them more ad revenue. If you truly hate Kotaku or most gaming website like most sane people should, then don't click the link. Better yet, just don't even click on the article. Ignoring these websites is your best bet. Now if you excuse me, i'm going to play more Far Cry 3.
Campy da Camper  +   504d ago
Actually, you need to click under the title on their website name and rate them Story Quality = WTF and Like Website = No.
RavageX  +   504d ago
While I am not sure about this game, I am sometimes irritated by the fact a lot of games usually limit various groups of races to stereotypical roles or behaviour.

Sometimes you'll see a (game)studio trying something different, I just wish it would happen more often.
Tetsujin  +   504d ago
We should start an online petition to ban kotaku from this site entirely; I'm sick of their junk journalism and refuse to even click on an article they write, regardless of topic. Even vote downs still get approved and I'm officially tired of them; it's almost like they do all this just for shock value and how far they can push their luck.

As far as "Racism" in Farcry 3 I have yet to actually try the game out; I'm black and I'll give it a go, who cares who gets killed, or the main character, or if there's "animal" deaths in a game; that's exactly what it is - a game. I remember the whole RE5 fiasco and I wasn't offended at blacks in South Africa, I was offended because Capcom let a very good series go to s-it.
Campy da Camper  +   504d ago
Actually, you need to click under the title on their website name and rate them Story Quality = WTF and Like Website = No. This, done enough will ban them from N4G.
skeetskeet  +   504d ago
This is insane. It's a fictional culture.. You'd have to be crazy to even make these connections.
bazaboy241  +   503d ago
Kotaku will GTA V be classed as racism? while i run about with my white character killing black folk an then switching to my black character an killing white people. nothing beats abit of ethnic cleansing fucking losers.
jjb1981  +   503d ago
It's ridiculous to feel this way about a game and then go watch the kings of comedy. Racism is everywhere and will always exist as long as people are entitled to opinions. The racism here applies to this game in the context of the script. GROW UP Kotaku!
Yukicore   503d ago | Bad language | show
NirvanaInChains  +   503d ago
yeah i always looked at it as good vs bad guys. All of these racist arguments are simply brought upon themselves. Like what niki manaj said about steven Tyler's comment a few days ago, Completely brought upon herself.

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