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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.

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dirthurts1261d 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.

broomhead1231261d ago

This is just like when everyone thought re5 was racist because you only kill black zombies...It was set in Africa...

whoyouwit041261d 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.

Hufandpuf1261d 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.

Hufandpuf1261d 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.

Christopher1261d ago (Edited 1261d 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.

aliengmr1261d ago

What ^^^ said.

You can always find racism if you look hard enough.

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