The best comments from the MMGN community on the heated topic of the Far Cry 4 box art controversy.
My reaction: it's a game, why it's so important?
Freedom of Expression. Doesn't matter if we do or don't agree with speech (images, games, movies etc. . .), offensive or not we cannot star censoring games. If we do they will never really be considered art.
I thought we were gonna play the game not the box art. I mean does it really matter how it looks?
So you are saying just because it's a game it's not important what message the game delivers? That's pretty sad...
About racism? I disapprove it as well, but kind of honestly I don't care if a game uses it as theme. You know it's wrong, I know it's wrong, end of story.
But that's not what you first comment is saying ;) It's kind of saying that content in games doesn't matter because they are games... That's why I was disagreeing...
Please tell us exactly the message the game is delivering. That's right, you don't know.
Dude can you read, I know my english is not perfect but I am talking about games in general... Please read carefully before you start flaming
Holy Batman you might as well add a Hispanic,African and Asian.So no one gets upset.Oh and a girl also while you're at it since then it will be about sexism *rolls eyes* http://i.imgur.com/94PvO.gi...
It would have to be a less fortunate girl in the looks department otherwise the "anti-barbie" people would attack.
They need a transsexual female black gay ginger jew.
i like it. i don't get this whole thing spinning around it. people are flipping over for nothing.
PC Police suck, and they tend to do a lot more harm than good. A). Why was it racist when he was "white"? (actually that is racist, but not for the same reason). B). So say he was white, and the guy that is "inferior" is another race...why are we jumping to the conclusion that it's about race? Maybe the guy on his knees, killed the other guys' sister, or is in debt to him for money, or killed a village on women and children, and now he's paying off his debt to the other man...initially this was just based on cover art and people just kept assuming things...it's shows that THEY are much more racist than the cover art. C). Just think of the uproar from these people the first time a game makes the villain a black Muslim woman...yet not a peep every time it's a rich white guy or a German. Ironically these types of people feel like they are protecting against racism, but are doing a better job of creating it. Just sad.
or maybe hes showing his power over that gang. the guys is on his knees pledging alliegience and his hand on his head shows his authority over him. maybe the guy on the ground was the gangs former leader and its showing dominance
Maybe the guy on the ground is the leader and he's into some elaborate sexual role-playing.
"C). Just think of the uproar from these people the first time a game makes the villain a black Muslim woman..." Thanks for spoiling the ending! Just kidding.
I look at this picture, and assume the guy is the bad guy since I have no context to go off of. The guy looks like a douche-bag. So he's probably an ass to everyone. Since the game probably takes place in an area that has a native race, it just means this guy(if he is the bad guy) is using his superiority complex(probably cliched delusions of grandeur) against people that can't stand against him for some reason. Race doesn't have to be an issue, although it could be. People are making assumptions without having context, which is why we have these discussions, and it's not much better than when the media people criticize games or gamers without ever playing them, or taking certain aspects and making into some sweeping issue that doesn't exist.
Quick somebody call Adam sessler, subtract points for racist cover
that egg head would subtract points just because the guy is wearing a purple suit.
I learnt never to judge a book by it's cover when I was about 8 years old.
Are people really that stupid, clearly the guy in the pink is a bad person, do people expect him to shout rainbows and puppies.
People get upset over everything. Imagine a world where everything was completely censored...no freedom...no creativity. Hell I realised its heading that way already when my nephew came home singing "Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep".
This takes me back to the N4G thread after Resident Evil 5 released.
It's box art. Box art. BOX ART! We should absolutely demand the best from our games and devs, but not when we're making frankly ludicrous and specious assumptions based on ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE OR INFORMATION AT ALL. Seriously, pick your battles. There are so many worth fighting, especially in terms of racial/sexual equality - but this ain't even a skirmish yet.
Are you kidding me?
A complete non issue.
I hope he does turn out to be a gay madman and pisses all the religious and uptight boys off! That would be gold! Lol
Wait wait wait... So with FC3 having a Hispanic person standing over a white guy buried neck deep in the sand isn't anything like this? So it's only racist when it's a white person standing over a person of a different ethnicity? Jesus Christ! How hypocritical are these people! And anyway, the guy sitting down looks ASIAN! In all honesty he looks like a person from that region. But hey, the world has spoken. White guy in charge. Must be racist. Facepalm.
Ahhhrgh this again...when the net-nannies talk my head hurts!
Ugh. These overly sensitive gamers are such a bore.
They're probably not even gamers. Just some jobless "activists."
Shit like this shouldn't be given air-time.
Did I miss something? Whats the controversy?
Wow I didn't even notice the other guy the first time I saw the reveal picture.
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