This week's Very British Gamer takes a look at the issues of race and nationalism in gaming, questioning if gamers can or should completely dissociate the digital fiction from reality.
Being an Iraqi (or any middle eastern descent) in the US/UK must be a lot like being a person of German or Japanese decent during WW2. I hope people read this column before commenting as he brings out a lot of good points.
The sad part is that you don't have to be an Iraqi to be ostracized in America, you just have to sort of look Middle-Easternish.
What would you expect with people like this as the face of our society... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Oh jeeze. That's sad. SO sad. I would've cut her off and kicked her off if I was holding the mic.
I know, that's what it seems like.
Honestly I was more offended by how many white people there were in Kijuju. It was like a solid 1/3 of the zombies were caucasian. Made zero sense.
Unless it was on like the border of south africa?
Yeah ... turns out there's white people in Africa. Sorry, Viewtiful. ;)
Valid point. Randomly inserting people of other races just to appease oversensitive hate-seekers was absolutely ridiculous.
Yeah, they should have never caved. I see why they did, but they should have stuck to their original vision
I've always wondered why so many games feature a white, rich, American hero. I actually just did a paper on white patriarchal capitalism continuing to dominate the "ideal" in Hollywood films. Say what you will about Tomb Raider, but Lara is still important as long as she breaks down that barrier for women in lead gaming roles. I don't mean to point fingers, but let's face it ... being a white, comfortable, American male is what everybody seems to assume is the best situation to be in, and I think that's starting to change (or at least get some overdue attention).
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.