GP Editor Marcus Estrada discerns between the explicit and implicit racism on display in Bioshock Infinite.
movies can cover racism but games can't? grow up people complaining about this seriously.
Racism is history. Get over it.
Racism is history... to white people.
Look at the space beside your comment. There are no white people. Unless they're albino, but those guys don't get too much racism :D.
shh games aint supposed to cover history and ehticalissues , only fairy tales and cute stories
*Should be history. Unfortunately....Murica! No @ below, this game took place in 1908 - even worse than the 50's.
It should be history. But sadly, people like this still exist... http://publicshaming.tumblr... http://publicshaming.tumblr... http://publicshaming.tumblr... http://publicshaming.tumblr... http://fuckyourracism.tumbl... http://abaldwin360.tumblr.c... What makes it even worse is that these people aren't even anonymous on a forum or something. They've posted these things on their twitters and facebooks, for all their friends and family to see. D:
/sigh Unf. as a part of Freedom of speech, we can't really teach these idiots otherwise. With each generation, racism is decreasing luckily, though not nearly fast enough.
Not in reality it isn't
Agreed...so tired of all the moaning and groaning. Like that which was said, it's okay for Hollywood to pitch this theme, even in reverse... What's plaguing are the constant reminders in our society of the need for "white guilt". Rediculous! What holds society back is not the fact that we know our past--but that we are constantly reliving it. People need to let go and move on. Not saying some elements don't exist; but there's been plenty of time that has passed, creating a disconnect from the racist issue as a whole. Lets not make a connection for the sake of division itself.
Funniest thing i have ever heard!
So long as there are those who are 'different' to another person exist, there will always be hatred towards them. It is a fact that is old as history itself.
Bioshock covered racism more maturely than the majority of the websites and reviews who were critical of it. It's pretty ironic that the people who bash on about Games being taken more seriously as an entertainment medium are the ones too childish to understand when a game is attempting a more grown up approach in writing.
The articles keep getting dumber on n4g, Correct me if im wrong, but didnt BioShock take place in 1950s!? So why make a deal about it, that stuff happened all the time, we cant ignore out histories, Not saying i agree with racism because i dont, it is wrong and immoral. We just cant change whats happened
bioshock was the 50s bioshock infinjte was in the 20/30s
Thank the gods for uncomfortable racism. It's when you find yourself saying, 'aaaah, now THIS is some comfortable racism' that you need to start worrying.
I have read some of the comments and its quite apparent people did not read the article, only the headline. The author made a valid point.
It's part of the story, so it needs to be there. How would Django Unchained be if there wasn't racism in it??
Django tells a story and fully fleshes out its characters. So by the middle of the movie, you understand why those people are the way they are. Unlike BioShock Infinite. Chick is leading the revolution one minute, next she's no different than the people she's fighting against. To also deepen your distaste for her, she's given tribal markings and attempts to kill a child. That plays on your inner ignorance of distaste for savagery. Images that go along with stereotypes often given to black folks.
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