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Not all in the game

From the feature: "Gaming has evolved in every way but one – the level of acceptable conversation regarding gaming and gaming critique. It never fails to amaze me how a debate can break out over the number of strings on a certain guitar used in Rock Band or other items of gaming trivia, but the very concept of talking about race or gender in videogames is considered verboten.

Journalist N'Gai Croal calls race "the third rail of gaming journalism" with good reason – his comments on the problematic racial imagery in Resident Evil 5 unleashed a firestorm all over the internet, causing major gaming sites like Kotaku and Destructoid to ask their audiences to breathe, and actually think about what N'Gai said in his piece before jumping to conclusions."

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