Safety's Off delves into the current hot-button issue of whether or not Resident Evil 5 should be accused of being racist.
the game sucks
You do, not this game. It's physically impossible for this game to suck, YOU on the other hand... Have no problem with that i see. ONTOPIC: No, it's not racist. Whoever thinks so should get their brains checked. WE are all humans, no matter what colour of our skins. Black White Yellow Pink Orange Brown Blue Green Red. OFCOURSE there are gonna be some more dark skinned majinis in this game... It takes place where the sun is up more than it's down. Pigmation is a very simple and logical mutation of body, if a white Swede was down in africa since he was born he would also develop a darker skin. So all saying it's racist. Just give it a rest and see it for what it is, a videogame, an entertainment piece of awesomeness. ME... GO... BUY... FIRST DAY.. You... SHOULD TOOO!
Only the 360 version. PS3 is as clean as Jesus. Racism only occurs on evil Bill's console. Only on N4G.
Its F*cking Africa for gods sake. Stupid people think everything is racist.
1. Resident Evil 4 only had white Spanish ganados. No one complained, no one said anything. It was just killing a bunch of "Virus infected ganados." No one was black either. If there was one black person, I swear to god that black people would've screamed "OMG, they put the black guy in an all white geographic location just for the sake of killing the black guy! RacisS!" 2. Now, on to Resident Evil 5 in some third world African country. Great, you'd expect Africans in Africa to be y'know, Africans. But nnoooo, they had to throw in some latinos, whites, and south Asians to cater to the black audience who threatened to sue. How is that realistic? Y'know what, why not just forget that black people exist. Don't include them in any game whatsoever. Then they'll ***** and moan about not being represented in games. Anywho, Resident Evil creators just showed us that it's perfectly okay to kill white Spaniards, but NOT okay to kill blacks. That to me is racist.
@above Bubbles for common sense.
the game does suck indeed. also i wish it was racist just to offend all the cry babies saying it is/was racist. unfortunately capcom is gay and added asians, whites, hispanics, etc into the middle of africa.... ridiculous
"capcom is gay" How old are you? 6?
its not my fault youre some cry baby gay rights activist
We have been killing ppl from all over the world in video games, even Americans in GTA kinda games. Not to mention that in many of the games the player takes control of black skinned character killing white skinned ppl. Dunno but as far as I can see blaming resident evil 5 any way racist is retarted.
"its not like chris is yelling DIE F*ckERS!! whilst shooting angrily".......chris isnt mouthing those words......but I know i will lool ...I purposely shoot the zombies in the face so that i can land a forceful "straight" and imagine a black illegal immigrant who is infesting my country....i have no problems with africans or with black people....they are very nice ....especially nigerians......but hey.....stay in your countries! gdamnit! dont expect to come here, have a 5 star service, rape our girls, AND still complain about the food! ....yeah ban me all you want and cancel this message , but this is the truth in my country and its a collectively felt sentiment. so yeah.......i will enjoy re5 very much...thanks capcom for letting me express my innermost feelings
The fact is that everything is racist for blacks when it's not in their favor.When a cop arrest 1 of them it's because he's black,not because he was dealing drugs,shot someone or something else.They are always running or speeding away from cops.They claim it's because they are scared theat the cops would kill them not because they have drugs in the car or they broke another law.The worst part about it is that everyone of them are marching to protest what ever happen even when they are in the wrong. Not far from where i live at they started a big sh*t.They had about 6 colored guys almost beat to death 2 white guys.The 6 colored guys was arrested not only for that crime but they were all on probation to.The blacks started a big sh*t.the rev sharpe even came down with the naacp and try to claim that they were arrested because they were blacks.They said that the white guys been after the colored guys for awhile and if it was the other way around the cops wouldn't have done anything.They might have been,i don't know.The fact is that they still didn't have the right to gang jump them and almost kill 1 of them and to top it off break their parole. The same thing with the radio talk show imus.he called a colored women basketball team nappy hos.It was wrong and he shouldn't have done it.The fact is that they have colored rappers that say the same thing but worse.They say things like they are gonna rape them N hos,or kill a cop.The Fact is that al shapen didn't go after them to make them stop.when it came to imus he didn't stop till he got the man fired and the man even apologise. They are always saying they want to be treated just like white people and they are.The fact is that they want to be treated better then white people.They say they want to be equal but every time affirmative action come up in the senate again for a vote all the colored people push for it to be voted in again.When a white senator say something like it's an old law to help black to be equal but it's now to vote it out all the colored big wigs all start hinting that he hate blacks.I work with a lot of colored people and some are my friend.The majority of them are always saying that they were slaves and before it's over the white will be their slave and they said that it has started all ready. The fact is that not 1 of them was a damn slave.That all happened in the past.A while back they all wanted the government to pay them for their pain for being slaves.That was bullsh*t.Their isn't 1 colored person that deserve anything from the government.the fact is that they want money for not doing anything.They wont to be treated like whites then they should just stop all this slave sh*t because tyhat has nothing to do with you. Where i live at they have mlk streets all over,hell almost every road has mlk in it.They wanted to name another road mlk a while back.The first time it came up for a vote it failed.The whites voted no because they said that they have to many already and they were right.They had a big sh*t over it.The colored people started a petition to get the whites off the boad that voted against it claiming that they don't like blacks.They had a big march over the boad failing to vote yes to name a road mlk for the 1000 time in my town.The white members finaly caved in and voted yes just to shut them up.I was reading 1 article and they want the goverment to make a national holiday in the honor of abama.The fact is that they have a president day and that include abama to.The fact is that they want every thing to go their way and when it don't it's raceist.Abama shouldn't have a national holiday.They have a lot more president that deserve their own day before abama. they have 1-george washinton out 1st president 2-lincoln who kept the U.S together and was assinated 3 kennedy who was assinated 4-fdr and others.i'm tired of hearing people compare him to lincoln and fdr.Abama didn't do anything to even be considered in the same sentence as their names.The fact is that abama was only in the senate for 3 years and out of the 3 he was running for president.he keep saying that the rep got the economy in the shape it's in now.The fact is that it was the dem to.As a matter of fact abama should blam hisself too.Abama voted for every spending bill they had,he never voted no on 1 of them. Don't get me wrong i think georg bush is the worse president in history so far.The problem i have with abama is how he gets away with everything because the bias news is for him.When bush was jogging they said that it's a sham for him to jog when the U.S is in trouble.When abama was jogging they were writing a love story about him saying how muscular he was.They never ask him hard questions. abama said that he wont have any lobbist working for him,he has 3 of them.The man he hired to run the U.S economy out cost the last compay he worked for billions pluse received 20 to 30 million for doing it,and this is the same thing abama said he's against.The person he hired to run the irs never paid his taxes.The fact is that abama is just another politician who lies his a** off.Abama got his trillion dollars he wanted.i agree with him that something need to be done now.The problem is that a lot of it is pork.They have 900 million $s to build a golfcourse with a private club.100 million to teach about stds.They have a few hundred million going to the same scientist working already to studt a way for clean energy.I agree with him about his energy policies.the fact is that these programs and others in it will do nothing to start jobs and help the econy now.How can hundreds of millions go to a few scientist who's working already to study clean energy help people get jobs now.Abama said that japan had the lost decade.The fact is that china borred money just like abama want to do now to help the economy out but it didn't help and this wont help either ir will only put us deeper in dept.
Because regardless of skin color, if I were being attacked by such I would not hesitate to cap them. Sorry, but I am not going to be picky if presented with the immediate need to kill a white, black or hispanic zombie. The first one to go will always be the one closest to me. Racist it is not. Now, the racial squabblers need to STHU. You can't even use the term Black Hole without being called a racist these days... Good gravy!
but you guys shouldn't be so sad when you see other races in this game. Have any of you guys been to a country in africa. Im from Nigeria i can vouch that around where my house is there are a lot Indians,Chinese, and a few Caucasians. As a matter of fact there are a hugh amount of indian doctors in my country. Also the most of North Africa has fair looking (they either look Caucasian or Arabic) africans.
these are the type of ppl that make the situation worse.... its bad enough that resident evil 5 can be seen as a black woman helping a white man kill black ppl but, she wants to have sex with him also making her look like a whore...
I honestly don't know WHERE you got that.
dude...lay off the pot.
is the funniest comment of the day! LOL! pass up the pot now
If people still have to worry about racism then we are very screwed up as humans. And the comments made by chasegamer and Harry Pothead, WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its not racist at all
aight let we be the voice of reason. ITS IN AFRICA THE GAME TAKES IN AFRICA WTF DO U THINK ARE THE RACE OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE!? as for the normal black people being violate has anyone seen blood diamond thats what the people actually do rape murder steal. not racist just fact
You formed that opinion off of Blood Diamond? Rwanda, yes. The travesty in Darfur, sure. But the MOVIE Blood Diamond?! There isn't a facepalm profound enough to give you.
i cant believe this got approved... now this resident evil 5 racism is starting 2 get annoying. Whats not racist in Resident evil 5 - a strong handsome white man beating up and killing hordes of black people who are portrayed as monsters and brutes but cant defend themselves. This has been done like a thousand times its normal... and it takes place in africa what did u expect... Whats Racist in Resident evil 5 - the scene with the black male dragging the helpless white girl was a bad move. making the uninfected black ppl look like something ur suppose to shoot. using a black female lead instead of a black male lead also a bad move. also a lack of black character LEADS AS IN MAIN CHARACTER in the resident evil series and other games played a HUGE role in this
I think it really just breaks down to gamers and non-gamers. Gamers (and/or RE fans) don't see it racists in anyway. BUT, there are some that could see it as racist and do have a legitimate concern. Being of mixed race personally, I didn't see it a thing wrong with it. However, I can see and do see how someone like my father would be like WTF? Some buff white dude mowing down villagers? WTF is this? It's all subtle, it's all subjective, and we shouldn't automatically close our ears and jump on the "Defend Game X" bandwagon.
Good points guys, keep it coming. It's a sharp contrast from the stuff I was seeing early last year when the "N" word was being thrown around like garbage.
In my opinion, the people who perceive this game as being a "racist game" are the racists themselves.
In a sense, I agree with you. They are being racist against themselves and only adding to their own stereotypes that they struggle so hard to defend.
Gangsaz are more dangerous than fake zombies so what ? cuz they are black and zombie doesn't mean someone is RACIST
do white people complain that 99% of the other video games are racist because they have Caucasian people? NO! so then just STFU!
didn't caucasians hate gta san andreas cuase the main character was black, didn't dave chapelle get ridiculed on a tv show by a bunch of white ppl crying cuase he hurt their feelings... or was that a joke? i thought hollywood hated it when a black man kisses a white girl unless its a movie bout racism itself... oh i'm sorry i seemed to have scrolled out of ur territory my bad.
it is not racist but still sucks.
are people really still talking about this? geez.. off topic: I like the RE5 demo. It's not like i thought they would veer far from RS4, but it's still looking like it's going to be a good, although a very familiar, game. I don't understand why everyone thinks that every action game has to play like Gears of War or something of the like. But, whatever. People can be into whatever they want, but I don't get people wanting every game to play the same. I'm looking forward to it.
Only people that say that this game is racists are nothing but racists themeselves. Just stfu and enjoy the damn game already.
then yes of course this game comes across as racist. gamer or not. This site makes me angry sometimes
This argument is so fcked up there are no words. Fine, the next time a game is set in Africa, there will be only white people, ok? No? That would be racist too? Maybe the next Mario game should have a Chinese main character instead of an Italian.
You have too many bubbles to really be that short sighted. It's the imagery, not the location.
What exactly is it that you have a problem with? Do explain...
The initial trailer had imagery of a causation male apparently walking into this village, passing by women with their children, villagers, whomever and they all had this sinister look about them. Then they attack. Now you, I and most if not all gamers saw Resident Evil 5 and that was it. We got excited. We know the story, character, etc and NOT once did "This is racist" enter our minds. But for someone on the outside looking in, or someone like my father (a native of Ghana West Africa), it looked like something else entirely. I wasn't trying to insult you by my short-sighted statement (and still mean no offense), but I feel if you're only going to look at the location and not at least some of the supporting factors, it is a little short sighted.
In that case the fault lies with the person on the outside looking in. Making a judgment about the intention behind what you are seeing without knowing the facts is wrong. There are no two ways about it. *EDIT* We agree to disagree, then. The simple fact that you have to isolate your argument to individuals who do not know the story behind what they are seeing points to lack of information and a misunderstanding. Racism implies the intent to harm / disadvantage or the belief that one's own race is superior to another. I am pretty much convinced that none of that crossed the minds of the developers when they released the trailer, so there is no racism card to play.
That's what trailers are for, to make judgments about something without knowing the full story, because they don't give you the full story. It's all how you present it. EDIT: Then we have a misunderstanding. I don't think the devs set out to make a racist game, nor do I feel what I've seen and played since is racist. I'm not isolating my argument to anything. You act as if EVERYONE in gaming or even outside of gaming should see that trailer as a game about a viral infection and the agents fighting it, when there was no indication what it was. Had Sheva and more face splitting tentacle monster head people been shown, I think the reaction would have been the quite opposite.
can we please drop this racist crap or offensive to religion thing... enjoy the freaking game... first LBP... now this ... hang on RE5 racist crap happens before LBP.... sorry my bad... its just a game azz nuggets.... dont like it? dont freakin play it... simple solution... peace
personally i think this whole debate is stupid most of the people jumping on this are racist thmselves because those are the preconcieved notions they have about black people and africans africans, blacks, whatever are just like everyone else, if they get zombified we gotta shoot em they even shot a zombie baby in dawn of the dead(new)..the job has to be done
This game offends me... cuz it sucks!
becuz you suck at the demo.
Nah, I'm amazing at all things. The game sucks.
Well of course it is a matter of opinion... Personally I would've loved to see this game on the Wii (like RE4) because the controls felt so natural and worked really well. It took a few minutes to get used to the much slower aim, but I got the hang of it, and it should be quite enjoyable once it comes out.
action bastard you are a delusional whining swamp donkey as for the game man the hell up you dont see white people crying about gta san andres
this is PC gone mad. The game is set in Haiti for christ sakes. These overbearing critics really should pull their head out of their asses and focus on more important things. Edit: i thought it was set in Haiti. My mistake. It really dosen't makes sense why some people are kicking up a fuss about this. Nobody complained about white zombies in R2 and R3. It really is stupid this whole debate. I the game is set in scandinavia and you only shoot blacks then they would have a case but the game is set in africa.
I thought it was set in Africa? You know, the whole origins of man + origins of the T virus thing. Anyway, if the zombies were another color other than black, you wouldn't be hearing the cries of racism. Meanwhile, Will Smith is the hero of every other damn movie I see.
I'm fairly sure it is set in Africa myself. (Just watch the trailer for the demo again, or check the wiki article) As to the second paragraph: Touché
Racism is just something formed in our minds, its not a physical thing. So no, Resident Evil 5 is not racist, but people can make it out anyway they like.
I personally don't think that this game is racist. If the game is set in Africa, it does make sense that the majority of people would be, well, African and of coloured skin. Now the line "It doesn't matter what colour your skin is" applies to zombies too. You have to remember that all (or at least the majority) of people are infected by a virus that causes them to attack you. It only makes sense that you'd defend yourself. The other thing is that in RE4 Leon went to Spain (I believe) and no one seemed to complain when "we" were shooting up Spaniards. Another thing is that everyone is very touchy about anything involving black-skinned Africans. Thus nowadays anthing involving them gets blown out of proportion. (Sorry if my comments were offensive to anyone in anyway, I tried to word things politely, but as said it is a touchy subject overall)
"The other thing is that in RE4 Leon went to Spain (I believe) and no one seemed to complain when "we" were shooting up Spaniards." Maybe because Spaniards are caucasian. aka "We." Wait, what? Aren't Spanish people some kind of Mexican or sumpin'? lmao, something I've learn overtime is that (I assume you're american because of this) American white people think 'Spaniards' aren't 'white' and that spanish speaking Native Americans from Latin America, mixed with Causcasian or otherwise are basically the same kind of people, and will ignorantly call those people 'Spanish.'
That's one of the points I touched on in my post.
Are they technically Caucasian? If so, my mistake. Still, in the case, they live in a foreign country and speak a different language, which differentiates them somewhat. The only thing is that in this case they are actually Spanish, correct? And with regards to your assumption: I would be Canadian, so /similar/ in point of view to an American, though of course different. (We believe we understand geography better, though I can assume that's a stereotype)
Yes, Spaniards are 'white', and the language of Castellano is one of origins from caucasian European people. Look, the bottomline, while I'm against this RE5 is racist stuff, and find annoyance honestly at african americans (those are the most vocal to complain)..complaining about racism, there are obvious greater ties to past racial issues between the races in question. So I simply defend that this is different than a white american shooting spanish zombies, and yet the problem is, it shouldn't be different for him to shoot black african zombies. I remember when people first starting seeing this game, they said 'the main character should be black.' Well, why can't the character be asian, or 'hispanic' or anything else as well? There is a deep american psychological issue with black people and the constant worry of whether they are being offended or aren't being glorified enough, and it's all so stupid. This isn't going to stop unless black people stop being so paranoid and defensive themselves. Guess what, it's RE FIVE, YOUR turn. Tag you're it!
not racist good game weskers back friday 13th all night
Haha, yeah I'm going to play all-night too. Possible have some Red Bull to help stay up, plus the caffiene will cause jittery-ness and make it even scarier.
this is stupid stop approving and posting this crap
yeah the whole racist thing is stupid people take things way too seriosuly im buying this game because im a fan of resident evil series because i llove the storyline it is awesome personally if u want to really look at it as racist then consider this why isn't there and black zombies in the other resident evil games lets say on the train in resident evil 0 or 2 or whatever i mean the timeline n the game took place in the 1990 something there weren't just white people there so yeah its the same thing if your sensable enough to think about it really you will probably get what i mean so there i didn't care if resident evil 4 took place somewhere in a village then up to a castle with spanish people because well thats where ashly was kidnap and taken too by krauser and resident evil 5 well theres a reason why albert wesker choose that place to test his new virus no good use trying it in america because most already know about the t virus and zombies n such there are reasons for location in the storyline and thats all i have to say as i will not be involve in any other re comments article because i will be waiting for the game till this point on and i apoligize for most people call the wall of text and sorry that it is long peace and have fun playing games
"so there i didn't care if resident evil 4 took place somewhere in a village then up to a castle with spanish people" Another one?
sorry about that though i wasn't putting anyone into catergory i probably said it that way so its my mistake what i beleive i meant was the location just happen to be that area and thats what the people there look like if that makes any sense
The game is racist for only who are racist. In my dictionary, Everyone is racist to the limit. If you can free your mind from racism, jealousy, greed, sex, hate then you won't be human. You will be called Buddha.
its easy. he left town.
please people, its just a videogame. Its not racist. Stop being so sensitive. if you were killing a bunch of whiteguy zombies(which usually you are) it would not be labeled as racist. This is funny, like how you get those kinds of people who complain or call racist because the media depicts Santa Clause as and only as a white guy. "bu bu but....where's teh asian Santa?!"
It's racist to zombies.
To not include is racist too...gimme a break. RE4 was fun with the zombies insulting the white heroes in Spanish - - - hillarious at times.