These controversial games all have one thing in common. They've been accused of racism.
You've got to be kidding me
That Zero Punctuation guy.
is racism,what's not.come on
ban this s**** article.
Dude, if this is racist, Halo should be racist too, becuase he only slayed Aliens, WHO are another race. See...
@Qbanboi-I see what message you are sending, but aliens would not be another race; they are another species.
LOL at 'Moja and Blackface.' HA Ha Ha Blackface is really asking for it.
They don't realize the Zero Punctuation guy is never serious and his reviews are always obscure? You know what game is racist? Oregon Trail with the mass slaughter of Buffalo.
Racist...? pfft... you gotta shoot someone! Politically Correct BS!
Indeed and that is why we are all in trouble.
Racist? OMG. The writers are more racist if they think that.
I just Know they are going to call the Next Resident Evil 5 racist because of the slaying of black "Zombies....when there was not a single racist outrage over Resident Evil 4 in which Hispanic "Zombies" were slaughtered.......and on the tropical islands was Drake supposed to do battle with the rare and Elusive "White" islanders?????????simply put we shouldnt have to stereotype our video games because of real world misconceptions of few......race should play no part in video games , and fun should be the main priority ... ... ......"The JOEY has Spoken"
The islanders should have been ethnically diverse. Caucasians, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, Hispanics, etc. All should have been part of the culture on the remote and isolated island.
white man killing thousands of blackmen.
Even if it's just a video game, it's still offensif; i mean couldn't the main character be black just for this once!?
YOu got disagrees for your comment? I have thought the same thing, but it's the way it is. A white male is percieved as more charasmatic. I know people who didn't buy GTA San Andreas because the lead was an african american. 2 more things. 1) If a game has character customization and you cannot create any race other than caucasian at all or without making them look like a moron, Racist, Maybe Non-Diverse is more PC. WoW for example. Black guys either are bald or have some pimped out perm like the Bee Gee's. What? No Fade? Tiger Woods, Yup. Is Black hair that hard to make? I have to make my character wear a hat. 2) Let's not forget about Rock Band/Guitar Hero. Which is going to have the guts to release a song pack that would appeal to ANY other cultural background? I would love to buy RB, but $170.00 for maybe 3 songs I know or like? I get pissed when I buy a CD with 2 to 3 songs I like for $17.00
the story happens to take place in an area where black people are dominant in numbers. White people died in a series of RE, South Americans in another. Seriously ... people need to take a chill pill. I know plenty of white people who DID buy San Andres specifcly because it was a black gangster. It's taken years for the social rites movements to have affects and then people do this. It totally discredits all past efforts put forth.
Drake ... racist. I'm sure the developers thought about how much they hated brown people when deciding where to have the game take place.
This is crap at it's best.
Rock band and guitar hero cater to the masses. When the masses like the music you listen to, then you'll get to hear those songs. I like rock/metal and still don't like more then half the songs in guitar hero.
If you're finding racism in these games, you should take a serious gut check yourself.
" White people died in a series of RE, South Americans in another. "
Actually, it was in Spain.
but all that means is more white people dying in the origionals. I don't see why this is at all a problem. Just because the series has moved where it takes place does not make it racist.
but the thing is that didn't happen those Hispanics you were referring to draw a fine line between white and Spanish people if they didn't speak spanish no one would have ever known. For the Resident evil 5 I seriously doubt if the protagonist was black African Americans wouldn't be b1tching right know.But alot of them are seeing this as" its not enough that aids are killing them off but know there is a super white guy speeding up the process" thing. Any racially sensitive person would draw to those conclusions or come close to thinking that. I know this wasn't capcom aim and I pretty sure it Africa is just a story piece in developing the story in resident evil but in the back of my head that did cross my mind and to say it didn't cross yours then your naive or in lying to yourself.
Your RB/GH statement is exactly what I'm getting at. When the masses listen to what I like.... and caters to the Masses. It caters to fans of Rock only. and do the Masses who prefer Rock really outnumber the Masses who listen to more than just rock? Singstar caters more to the masses (Music selection) than RB/GH. It's just not as fun without the instruments. I like music across the board, and feel that RB would be so much better with variety. Some feel it's just fine because it's what they like. Or Devs say "I like this and if you don't, I don't care". Now you have people on the outside looking in saying "I wish they were more diverse in their musical selection" and people on the inside saying "tough @#$@ for you". The Masses are actually being left out. I guarentee, there are more people NOT playing RB than there are people who are. Masses indeed.
People didn't buy GTA:SA because the protagonist is black? Why do you even know people like that if this is such an issue for you? It's called 'Rock' Band, and 'Guitar' Hero for a reason. They are made to play your favorite Rock songs. It's for a specific genre of music where the songs originators are of many different nationalities. If that's not what you like, don't play it. Saying that it isn't catering to what you like because of race is absolutely ridiculous. Saying that RE5 is racist because it's set in Africa is ridiculous. Zombies are zombies. Saying Uncharted is racist because it's set in S. America is ridiculous. Where else would you find ancient S. American treasure? This entire article is ridiculous. So now when a game is released it must cator to everyone's tastes AND if killing is involved the protagonist can ONLY kill those of the same race. I thought the world was progressing...
Knowing people because I work with them and being friends with them are 2 different things.
Guitar Hero. In that name, any song with a guitar should qualify? Should they be Heroes?
Music I like. What could that be? The games tend to focus on (But not limited to) Modern Rock and Metal. What about some of the older rock? Bruce Springstein? Prince and the revolution? Could those be considered Rock?
Being a minority, I see things from a different light than the majority and when some of them don't see or want to understand my perspective, what do they say? "Well, Don't play". Even though I would like to. Is it so hard core that they cannot open up to a wider audience willing to embrace the subject matter, only if it appealed to them a little more? Is there something wrong with that, I ask you AceLuby.
A game isn't supposed to cater to everyone and just because you're a minority and don't like the selection of songs does NOT mean that GH and RB are racist. Guitar Hero and Rock Band have to be the weakest arguments for racism I've heard. There are a lot of classic rock songs. It just happens that the fastest (and hardest) songs are metal songs. But that's racist. Seriously, people like you piss me off. 'I'm a minority... I don't like a lot of songs on this game... The game is racist...' Give me an f'n break. Also, FWIW, I'm also a minority but this s#it is so ridiculous. Get over yourself. No one is special.
Must Racism be blatant to be qualified as Racism? If a game designer would never put a minority in a prominent role in a game, would that be Racist or would he have to call the person out of name to qualify? So many people want to sweep racism under a rug and act like it never happened instead of bring it to the front and fixing it.
I could really care less how you feel about people like me. As long as you say that our opinions are full of $#!+ in regards to how racial equality is perceived in the world today, you continue to be more of the problem, not the resolution.
You say no one is special. I say anyone has a chance to be special.
Seriously. Do you think NOTHING can be done in games today to help race relations along? A little effort goes farther than you can imagine.
uncharted is pretty racist.. the only white guy you kill is the last boss... oh wait.. he was latino.
Latino? You mean, the guy was italian from the region of Latium? The nerve!!!
The spanish people are latins... just like the French, Italian and the Portuguese. Their language come from the latin.
The hispanic are those in latin america that descend from the Spanish.
The vast majority of the Spanish people are white. They are latin and are white... only difference is that they speak a language that was originated from the latin.
When the Zombies are from Spain... they are white european people.
Seriously... I really, really, really like the american people. When I visited USA they were great and so nice, gave me one of the most fun in my life but they need better geography teachers.
uhh, italians are not latin lol.
Yes, they are.
In the last half of the game you kill a bunch of white commandos.
is drake even white?
sir farnsis drake
for to consider a game rasicist, it has to set out to create a stero type ,for example (and know people dont want to hear this) but grandtheft and saints row i consider pretty rasict ,for the fact that almost every black person in the game is either a pimp or a prostitute.
Sir francis drake was english. Not spanish. And even if he were spanish, spanish (as in from spain) people are generally considered white.
Either way, the game isn't racist.. and btw nice avatar too, afro samurai was a badass series.
"And even if he were spanish, spanish (as in from spain) people are generally considered white."
okcomputer, the day someone tries to convince me Antonio Banderas or Penelope Cruz is white, is the day someone is going to get smacked upside their head, regardless of their race.
they are caucasian european. They may be a shade darker than 'white' people, but they are of the same race.
and guess what, many people of african origin aren't 'black'
and many asians aren't 'yellow', oh my!
Some people are so uneducated on the matters of race/ethnicity, it's sad.
"okcomputer, the day someone tries to convince me Antonio Banderas or Penelope Cruz is white, is the day someone is going to get smacked upside their head, regardless of their race."
So Martin Scorsese, Al Pacino, Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, etc, are what in your view?
I know the answer!! They're Actors!!
Just kidding. I hope you don't think I'm attempting to belittle your point.
everyone who agreed with your comment is stupid sir francis drake spanish ROFLMAO
Drake was English.
@Mr Tretton "Some Asians arent yellow", thats because most of them are indian/pakistani...
GREAT!!! now jack thompson is gonna say the KKK used uncharted to train.
what? descendant of Francis Drake? doesnt that make him spanish? because he doesnt have the overly tan skin he's not spanish? now who is being racist here? so its racist how? and as heyheyhey posted the swat guys are white and you kill loads of them in the second half of the game but you are right that Thompson will ignore these facts and use it as ammunition somehow
@games4fun Hey, you just sounded like a moron. If you knew anything, Francis Drake is completely and totally English. Not Spanish at all. Born and raised, and working under, Britain. Though Nathan Drake may have some Spanish blood in him from other family members or ancestors, I can absolutely assure you that it did NOT come directly from Sir Francis Drake. But yeah, definitely, they did not take into account that it's basically not racist killing, it's "Holy crap, if I don't kill them they're gonna kill me!" Far as I know, that's not racist. XD
Yea...those games r racist. (Sarcastic Voice)lol how the hell r those games racist? in every game they have to pick a race of some sort or else it wont be about humans so does that make every game racist?
WAIT, i don't get it. Uncharted is Racist because it's a white guy killing black hispanic pirate. But, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, is not Racist, altought it's a Black guy killing, white, mexicans, asians, and everything that moves.
mmmm... i just dont get it.
sorry i messed up my history i really cant say anything to redeem it i couldnt go back and edit it either, to me he seems to be a little spanish himself, and i am very certain that whoever came up with the racist crack never ever got close to finishing the game or didnt notice all the white swat guys i had to kill which were numerous by the way the second half of the game is white swat guys you kill
how is uncharted Racist? wow. people are dumb.
Uncharted with white people just wouldn't have worked they were in a place with no nearby white colonies and wait a second... weren't the SWAT-type people white?
are completely correct
OMFG I forgot all about that like really it was really late into the game and top of that those you know whats were white two at one time and point bubbles up!
so let me get this right....if the main character is white and is fighting any other nationality or color other than white...the game is racist? uncharted...hitman...gta...RE: 5...
if the game was called "die N-word die" or "kill all the white men!" i could understand...but seriously...why do some have to look to find racism everywhere?
Yes but then if you only have your character killing white poeple then people would complain that its racist for excluding every other race.
All True. Caucasions get blamed for Hitler and Slavery. Just learn to ignore all the crap from the other races you will learn there is no real racism coming from any white people. None of these games are racist nor is the N word. Racism died awhile back at least for caucasions. While there is a old generation or two still with it. They don't yell it out like they used to nor do they try to offend the other race. For the most part racism is moving even closer to death. You can't take the N word now then you are racist.
Stop tring to bring up crap about Racism in videogames. We slay alien races all the time in them yet none of these games are racist when we commit Genocide to an entire race of aliens.
Racism is moresoever dead for sure but anyways the left strains of it are showing its not the color differnce now its the money differnce or to say economy variation which is the new food for Racism and was eariler too. But anyways in topic Uncharted is not Racist it was said by Zero Punctuation to be but I dont think so I have not played it but naughty dog wont do such a thing, atleast the sequences I believe it might be deamnd of a story so be a little mature. yeah Spainsh do seem to Caucasian try to ask the diferent in Asia or Africa they wont agree if there is diffence at all. Well also I can say people in US and Europe many a times take Sikh to be Talibani when they are not even distantly related, so they see no difference here.
I think for some of these games people are just looking to create problems.
Hey! I'm in the title, but I'm definately not racist.
really can't say I saw that one coming!
Watch out!! here comes Jack Thompson and the Jesse Jackson to confiscate all possible violent and racist video games!!!
Hate racism...I rememebr a few years back (-12) I got called names for not being white (UK) and when I turn 14 (still living in the same area where I got called names) I kick their asses and showed them not to be racist nomore! But then that werent the way to handle things when I looked back at it...I could've challenge them to a Street fighter 2 Turbo match instead IMO But yeah I'm all grown up now and succesfull but I still see the ones that call me names all living like a bum. anyway lol games are not trying to be racist...it just happens to seem that way lol
Speaking of Street Fighter, it's a wonder how SF didn't make this weird list.
Dante only kill demons, that racist bastard!!!
Uncharted is racist huh? So is Rugrats because every family is white and Susie Carmichael's family is the only black family in the show. This shows that people just like to say anything about games these days. Next they'll be like oh GTA 3 was racist too because they had a mafia family killing people and eating spaghetti. Tards. Racism ftw! The Genius has spoken.
HAHAHA I love racism.. Cause only white people can be racist.. You got people around the world trying to wipe out entire races.. They are consider evil but never racist.. The only reason racist still excist in this world is cause no one will let it die.. They need someone to be mad at..everyone needs someone to blame for something.. If we didnt teach our children about racism or had people preaching about it.. It would dissappear.. but it never will and thats sad..
I just dont see why movies that has alot of bad society with violence in them pass, but video games to the media and libral idiots is such a big deal. i think watching robocop and terminator as a KID, MESSED WITH MY MIND MORE THAN Mario and sonic. so my point is stop with the video game nonsence horse sh-T.. people!
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Only One Of These games Was In The Slightest bit racist Custer's Revenge where the object of the game is to dodge the arrows and have intercourse with the local indian women. I hear M$ Are remaking it just so they can get some attention and get some pervs to buy a 360 not as if theres not enough of them on Live Already. The Graphics Are Going To Be Majoraly improved by M$'s standards Instead of the 16 bit people there going to be 32. Thats like double it MUST mean better than the ps3. JUMP OUT PLAY B3YOND
Is just looking for excuses to post those piss-poor screenies of Custer's Revenge. It has been in the news more often than a lot of today's new releases. Choosing to portray different races in different situations does not = racism. Games can be realistic and show complex social interaction that's racially charged without the games themselves being racist games, or even promoting a racial stereotype. *EDIT* Besides, I killed a ton of mutated germans//spaniards (assuming white) when I played through it. -CadDad
america first and greatest sin was race and still is oh and as far as re5 goes it's not in africa it's in haiti
The majority of Haitians are of direct African descent. If not for whitle slavery ships they would not be Haitian, so yes in RE5 you are killing Africans.