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Submitted by -Mezzo- 716d ago | article

Racism in Far Cry 3

Forbes - Far Cry 3 is sort of racist. Because games are judged by a huge number of traits besides a story that occupies a comparatively small amount of play time, Far Cry 3 can still be a great game. And it is a great game – most definitely my favorite AAA game this year. But it is a retelling of a classic racist fable, and there's no way around that. (Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

dirthurts  +   716d ago
Oh please. Not this stuff again...
Developers can't win.
I don't even notice what color these people are until you mention it, and you think the games are racist?
I think it's the viewers.
broomhead123  +   716d ago
no
broomhead123  +   716d ago
This is just like when everyone thought re5 was racist because you only kill black zombies...It was set in Africa...
whoyouwit04  +   716d ago
that was one woman who wasn't a gamer who was saying re5 was racist that was basically a mis under standing, but it really showed were racism in America was. instead of people explaining the game story to her they started calling her a nigger, bitch, whore monkey and all other kinds of racist names over a fucking game. I bet there will be some ignorant ass respond the same way to this article.
Hufandpuf  +   716d ago
I agree with this article. It's not blatant "In your face" racism, but it's there.

Average white guy with no military training helps natives and pirates that need your help although they have their own militia full of trained killers.
Hufandpuf  +   716d ago
This exert is from a FC2 fan's (played the game in 1 life) comparison between FC2 and FC3.

"this game has some really shitty racist elements. I won’t say anymore about it because it’s bleedingly obvious to the point where I could just copy+paste the phrase “Magical Negro” a hundred times and it makes my point for me. I will leave it to others to decide whether FC2 was, in it’s own way, racist or not (though I suspect it was far less so, if it even was)."

LINK: http://iam.benabraham.net/2...

Also, I can't stand how gamers try to defend this game like this. I know that FC3 is a great game and YES I AM GOING TO BUY IT, but the plot and narrative seem very bad and a missed opportunity. I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade, but I do agree that this game has unsavory predicaments and it should be called out, not swept under a rug.
cgoodno  +   716d ago
To say that the presence of a black guy who mentors the white guy must mean it's racist is akin to saying the same for a white guy mentoring a black guy. What I mean is that the Noble Savage/Magic Negro concept is as flawed as it gets because when you reverse it you would think it okay, but it holds the exact same issue in that you can perceive it that way no matter.

Magical black guy mentors white guy - he's only special because he's magical.

Magical white guy mentors black guy - he's only able to do it because of help from a special white guy.

No matter how this plays out, if there's a white and a black guy, it's negative no matter what.

It's the perception of racism without the necessary intent of it. It's people who are seeing racism where they want to see it and no proof of racism.

Perhaps from now on we should just have all of one race in a game and never a mixture? We'd hate for there to be any racism perceived though there may be none intended. And intent, no matter what anyone says, is was matters to determine racism, not perception.

Edit: You want to see some racist stuff, just watch SNL w/Jamie Foxx. A TV show skit where three black guys can't tell two white guys apart game show followed up by mentioning the next program where three Asians try to tell two black people apart.
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aliengmr  +   715d ago
What ^^^ said.

You can always find racism if you look hard enough.
HebrewHammer  +   716d ago
Pansy
ziggurcat  +   716d ago
*sigh*

for ****'s sake, NO, it is not racist. you morons need to get over your goddamned white man's guilt, already.
Jaybronee  +   716d ago
Amen! Bubbles for you. Played over 30 hours and haven't seen anything remotely racist.
whoyouwit04  +   716d ago
I haven't played far cry 3 yet but have watched a lot of videos on it, I really did not even notice any thing racist about it until you said something, but I guess that cause I wasn't looking. but you do have a point.
Bathyj  +   716d ago
*sigh*

Its the people who make race the main issue when it never even crossed my mind that are racist.

I didnt see Hispanics. I saw pirates killing my brothers. If they were white I still would have shot them.

I shot some bears too. Is that because they were black bears, or because they were trying to eat me?

Hell, people even killed dingoes. What do youse have against Aussies?
SlowBurn  +   716d ago
If you look hard enough you will find it even if it isn't there....

the convenience of inserting 'racism' into any conversation lost to reason is perhaps too great to resist.

and yes,shooting only black bears is color discrimination of the second highest magnitude.A 30/30/30 split of black,brown,silver is desirable.The remaining 10% can be white(polar bears) if possible......
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ELinktricTears  +   716d ago
Wow FC3 has everything
mamotte  +   716d ago
Sex in Far Cry 3, drugs in Far Cry 3, Racism in Far Cry 3... all against our little cute perfect real world.
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aliengmr  +   715d ago
Dammit, this game supports the killing of Tigers to make a damn backpack. Boycott! Maybe when our population is reduced to under 5000 we'll stop whining about non-existent racism.

/s (mostly)

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