IGN Editorial: Is Resident Evil 5 Racist?

The videogame industry has seen its share of controversy, almost all of which center around sex and violence. It's a rare thing for a game to be labeled as potentially racist. But that's what it's come to for Capcom's Resident Evil 5. The potty mouth of the main character Chris Redfield isn't an issue nor is the excessive blood and routine decapitations. What's drawing the ire of many outside the industry (and raising the eyebrows of some within it) is who you kill in RE5.

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BigBoy20003597d ago

Does this mean a game can never take place in an area with an extremely dominant race? If a game took place in BFE Idaho where there are only white people (oh excuse me... "cucasian"), would this even show up as news?

GVON3597d ago

it wasn't a issue when we were killing Spanish in number four so why now

Ninja-Sama3597d ago (Edited 3597d ago )

It's set in freakin Africa. Same way in CoD4 where it was set mostly in arab and russian countries and there was...surprise! Arabs and Russians as enemies.

No one b!tched then and no one should b!tch now because that's where the game is set...simple as that.

DavidMacDougall3597d ago

No its not Racist? Racism has better controls

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