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Joseph Saulter: "Why should I have to be a white man?"

Joseph Saulter, chairman of game design and development at American Intercontinental University, has been a vocal advocate about the role of minorities within the industry.

Speaking about Microsoft's Blacks in Gaming gathering last night he says, "It's great to see that things are happening and we are getting toward the vision, but it's still not the reality."

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Dick Jones3605d ago

Fight the white devils holdin us down, brother can't even play a video game without being discriminated against these days.

Marriot VP3605d ago (Edited 3605d ago )

woh!!

that scared me for a second, you know seeing a black man's picture on a gaming website

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(just kidding, of course)

Anyways, guys like these are no different than the one's complaining about Hollywood's discrimination. When your target audience is 75% white, who do you think your hero or main character is going to be? The same thing in video games.

FordGTGuy3605d ago

TDU, Mass Effect, FN 3, Oblivion, and on and on and on. You can't ask someone to change the main character just so his the same color as you. Games have storylines and the characters are based on those story lines and if the main characters white then so be it and if the main characters black then so be it. BTW Crackdown's default play skin is a black man.

calderra3604d ago

In Crackdown, not only is the default character black, but the advertising (outside of Japan- which is weird) focuses pretty exclusively on the default (and black) agent.

BoneMagnus3604d ago

And I'm pretty pissed that I have to play an Asian in Stranglehold,and I want to be a dude in BloodRayne. And why can't I be a minotuar in Oblivion? And finally, what's with all the buff dudes in Crackdown? I want to play Emo-cop...

<Rolling eyes with the utmost comtempt>

Funky Town_TX3604d ago

Can't wait to see the racist people speak their minds. The default in society is to be caucasian, anything else is different. Videogames are just one aspect if entertainment. There are tons of places to fight this. I just hate seeing AA characters in stereo typical roles (gangsters, and athletes). I also hate seeing any other minority in the same roles as well. Why were the terrorist always middle eastern men?

RelloC3604d ago

"I just hate seeing AA characters in stereo typical roles (gangsters, and athletes). I also hate seeing any other minority in the same roles as well"

if these roles were filled with white players you would B*tch about that too....

"Why were the terrorist always middle eastern men? "
Aren't all of them???

closedxxx3604d ago

AMERICA'S MOST WANTED TERRORISTS LIST-
-- Usama Bin Laden
-- Muhammad Atef
-- Ayman Al-Zawahiri
-- Fazul Abdullah Mohammed
-- Mustafa Mohamed Fadhil
-- Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam
-- Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani
-- Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan
-- Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah
-- Anas Al-Liby
-- Saif Al-Adel
-- Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali
-- Mushin Musa Matwalli Atwah
-- Imad Mugniyah
-- Hassan Izz-Al-Din
-- Ali Atwa

Read the wiki about race % in professional sports
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

over 80% of the NBA is African American

"Despite the NFL ratio of 70 percent African American players" a quote from this article

http://www.buzzle.com/edito...

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