60°
Submitted by jdevl 856d ago | opinion piece

It Doesn’t Matter: Cultural Misunderstandings Do Not Equate to Racism

Ethan Moses does not think that Kotaku handled calling out the Starcoon developers correctly for the naming of their game: "While I completely agree that game developers need to be extra cautious about game content should they want to appease a global demographic, I was a bit irritated by the content of the article and how irresponsible it was to bring the potential cultural misunderstanding to light in the way in this way." (Culture)

Wenis  +   856d ago
I hardly ever hear the word coon, and I'd say most people don't even know that it is a slur. The name of the game was fine IMO, I highly doubt the devs meant it to be offensive in any way. It was kind of a cool name too. But too bad the crybabies at Kotaku had to shame the devs into changing the name.
Kratoscar2008  +   855d ago
Im pretty sure thats Cartman Hero(?) alter ego: The Coon.

So yep i know.
Fatty  +   856d ago
Good article; I think it speaks more to the Kotaku writer's (and the Kotaku editors who approved the article) views if he hears anything with "coon" it in, especially about a space-faring raccoon, and immediately thinks "RACISM".
Bimkoblerutso  +   855d ago
Christ, I feel like I've gone back in time. When has anyone said "coon" in the last 20 or 30 years and HASN'T just been referring to a literal raccoon?
madjedi  +   855d ago
Last time i heard coon used in a insulting way by anyone was on forest gump. Other than that i can't remember it being used really

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo Review - TXH

9m ago - James writes - "Hot on the heels of the greatest episode so far, Tales From The Borderlands retur... | PC
20°

When Even Pokémon Isn’t Safe Anymore

9m ago - We love the fantasy worlds that video games take us to. But sometimes fantasy can't stop reality... | Culture
Ad

Top 5 Games To Play in September

Now - August was a great month with many good games. Let's see if this month's game releases can deliver the same amount of excitement... | Promoted post
30°

Tinertia Now Available on Steam; Launch Discount Available

11m ago - Rocketing off on Steam today with its official launch, Tinertia is now available and promises to... | PC
40°

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’: What is right for Lara Croft?

1h ago - Popoptiq: The history of Lara Croft as a character is something that has been hashed upon time an... | PS4
40°

The return of Dishonored

1h ago - KSD writes: It’s less than an hour into Dishonored when the game begins to show its true complexi... | PC