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When to call Racism in Video Games

MWEB Gamezone - With Bioshock Infinite coming under fire not for its portrayal of racism, but rather accusations of it being an inherently racist game itself, it's a pertinent junction to look at some other games that received media attention for their handling of race issues.

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HanCilliers1231d ago

Good read, I really don't get the BS Infinite racism bandwagon

WelshPixie1231d ago

I'm blaming 'victim culture'. The people I've seen calling it out on being racist are people who have an inherent dislike of AAA games to begin with and jump on ANYTHING negative they can say about them, even if not remotely sensible.

cpayne931231d ago

Majority of the racism accusations thrown at games is idiotic.

Choc_Salties1231d ago

One would think that the racism thing would have died down by now, but it is as the author puts it, important to frame the game to the portrayed timeframe, where this type of thing was commonplace.

Even in Bioshock Infinite, the initial game portrays the founding fathers as saints, even though one of them is known to have sired children with his slaves, even though that type of behaviour is played down when the protagonist must choose to throw the ball at the couple being humiliated at the raffle right at the start.

Context people, context!

WelshPixie1231d ago

Psh, we don't need no stinkin' context, or even the appreciation that social commentary is a different ballgame to ignorant or intentional racism...