Another look at the Farcry 4 controversy.
People will find anything to complain about
Video games are art, racism should be up for debate in art. It's like saying Django unchained is racist, it's besides the point.
The smallest thing will set a gimp off these days. I blame the generation of self-entitled douchebags.
lol gamers are so fickle taking offence to that box art and " CLAIMING" it to be racist, was it not only a few weeks ago they were up in arms about nintendo not supporting same sex relationships in a game. if gamers want the gaming medium to imitate real world problems then no topic should be off the table.
"Censorship-by-committee is one of the video game community’s biggest boogiemen – often feared but rarely seen." Really you moron? This guy has his head up his rear end. Where has he been for the past 5 years? I love this part: "It is when writers and marketers are clumsy, when they throw in racism or homophobia or extreme physical and sexual violence with no narrative justification or broader context, as a means to only shock or shove in a cheap gag, that they will be subject to criticism." This idiot should try swallowing his own medicine and think hard the next time IGN decides to score a game. They are the ones that throw around thoughts with absolutley zero consideration to theit impact, blowing games out of proportion for the sake of marketing and webhits.
I see nothing controversal on the cover.
I think this is just yet another case of the studio putting out artificial controversy to the media to create title awareness and free publicity.
THIS. Bubble for you, sir...
or the typical over sensitive people making a big deal out of everything then whining until they get there way. There is NO controversy but some idiots felt the need to shake things up for no reason because they don't like one thing or took it the wrong way. It's like when your local hippies throw protests in the middle of the street all because one tiny thing on the other side of the world that has no effect on anyone upset one of them, the kind of people that ruin things more than actually helping.
The reason I go with the studios is there's likely not that many gamers that have seen this cover anyway and it also takes effort to complain - many don't complain even when there's a genuine issue let alone something as mundane as a bit of non issue art. And why isn't the media, that loves to stir things up as much as possible, not linking to these over sensitive groups - there's nothing on Twitter, Facebook or even n4g so where's it all coming from?
@The_KELRaTH Idiot bloggers who think they're journalists. The only reason it's getting no where is because people have enough intelligence to know there isn't an issue. The mundane issues that get blown out of proportion are only covered because there is actual evidence to see where people can get these ideas from. This is just cover art, there is literally nothing wrong with it, people just want to make issues out of things because it seems to be the cool thing to do right now. These pathetic bloggers are so desperate for their 15 minutes of fame they will make anything up to draw attention.
I dont even get how you can blame the studio or publisher here . Some people go crazy over a cover that show nothing obvious , besides who's probably the main villain and a guy overly fancy at this , and they were out to create some negative buzz ? Look at it this way ? Who is even pretending anyone is complaining ? The only folks writing those articles . I could do it , you could do it too you know . That's how silly it is . Just imagine , some cover for Last of Us released , and then great journalist that i am (lol) , i make a point about survivors in zombie apocalypse always being white folks ... queue in people even dumber that piggyback on it and here we go . Some twats were bored because they can't be saying much for a month based on a cover and no screen shots or trailer ... so they write stuff
Personally, I'm more "concerned" with (in reference to my buying decision with this game) on what the pink suit/bdsm implications are, for the game. Bottom line though is what's in the game, is what I'll be looking out for. Although, I've never been a big fan of Far Cry anyway so...I'll let them know how I feel about the game, one way or the other, with my dollars...
There is no controversity . A few idiots blogging for lack of stuff to do and a trailer to overanalyze , doesnt make a controversity
True true, I can't wait until the first gameplay comes out and to see how they over react and spin the non-white protagonist.
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