Hmm this is a little weird. Was it a coincidence or did one of the developers put that there on purpose?
i don't think that was intentional. People are grasping for straws with this one. Now the Forza 2 nonsense needs to be taken care of but this is ridiculous.
Excellent comment drtysouf21!
As a white man I almost feel offended that something as circumstantial as this could even be considered racism.
All of this is ridiculous and just detracts from real racism, i.e the Forza racism which should be jumped on from a great height. Why do I feel that there will be more games that have 'apparent' racisim in them coming our way?
I feel sorry for the guys at Epic who have worked hard on a fantastic game, only to have this rubbish slung at them!
I mean seriously who ok this stupid story. First of all if you ever played Gears Of War you will notice is one of the few games that Actually has other Characters that are not just White. Does that sound like a KKK game to you? As someone who played Gears and loved it I find this beyond stupid.
I'm still wondering how it got approved. This is just a sad day in gaming for N4G.com because I expect better from a site like this. I would have never even approved this stupidity.
This site is not about Race, and you don't have to be black, white or purple to see that this is just stupid. Let's not post dumb stuff like this ever again.
concerned N4G.com Contributor - Thank you
have to agree with you on that one the forza issue is just too far and yes im Black ps....we love xbox in Jamaica too lol
Yeah I would agree with that. Its still weird though
I remember readding about Epic giving all proceeds to the KKK...Cliffy B had said "We will sale Gears of War to all the black people we know and then give the money to the KKK wait a couple months and then stick it to em. with huge KKK adds in future downloads"
Also did anyone notice all 360's are white? Then all of a sudden they come out with a black one with a HUGE Harddrive...
GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!! WARNING! ((((((SARCASM))))))
HAHAHHAAH I just fell out of my chair reading that.
woke me up, lol
hey i made that joke ages ago:O
lol. hahaha well i too am a black guy as you can see in my picture however. I think that was put there as intentional there is no way the game testers didnt notice it. However i don't think they are racist some low level developer probably jst shoved it in there as joke
omg leave epic alone and go after the idiot who made the racist car on forza 2
I think its not that big deal...I dont think its there purposely......but if this thing gets bigger...its best that Epic comes out and clear it out...since the word "racist" can really burn someone...
and I dont think 360 needs another racist news now that they havent fix Forza 2 problem..
A triangle is a very common shape in construction so to have three towers next to each other with lighting doesn't mean crap.
Who knows it could be Kitty Kat Klub.
BTW THIS ISN'T NEWS.
Or Kappa Kappa Kappa >_>
This is by far the dumbest video/news I've seen on N4G. The geeks who took the time to make this video need to lay off the jolt and lay on some women. Seriously
and you what. that dude from forza is on this site !!! he dissed my religion and he said he wants to blow the most holly thing in my religion mecca. Now that's really racism.don't believe me? go to exclusive e3 COD4 trailer he's on the last comments.
I saw the video first, i didn't see what was wrong. It's dumb.
If it's there on purpose, someone has a SICK sense of humor.
Im black and I care less about the cross beams. Im not reading to into it like a level 9 retard looking something to whine about.
I'm black and I find this very offensive. no just kidding... But that is kind of Fukced up... You cant sit on here and say that when they created that level, they didnt notice what the letters spelled out. C'mon, thats BS. They need to release some DLC for free now.... Release DLC for free and I'll pick some damn cotton!! Actually, I'll pilfer a Cotton Gin instead, but u crackers know what I mean...
lets leave it and beat the crap out of Dreamer61
Edit: can i get my bubble back i didn't say anything bad about 360 i have ps3 and 360 and 360 got some superb games.
What a crock of shi*. Are they serious? Not black by the way lol.
Italian-Irish man here.
You should be embarassed to even post this ridiculous and offending topic.
What a bunch of BS. If you look at it from another angle it looks like "* * *".
People who claim something like this is racist, are just as racist as the people they claim are racist. (Wrap your head around that, then accept it.)
I've wasted enough time on this rubbish. I'm out.
calm down maybe they were a bit curious and released the footage to debate
to me meh im black and to tell you i dont really give a sh*t i just dont care maybe because this isnt news
This is just pure coincidence. And like scarlett said above me the people who claim something like this is racist, are just as racist as the people they claim are racist.
Vo_Cal as a black man in America who is offended by this you should be ashamed of yourself by referring to people as crackers. You are not helping the situation by making racist comments. You are just adding fuel to the fire. I think it could be a coincidence but either way I am not going to loose any sleep over it. I don't think EPIC is racist either but who am I to judge anyone. It could be a joke the developers sneak past everyone but that doesn't make them racist. Im black and I laughed at it Ha ha ha. Who gives a $hit. I buy the games because I like them and they entertain me. I wouldn't care if the grand wizard himself developed it if it is great I will still buy it. It is not my job to worry about who is racist or not. As long as I am treated with respect Im cool, put your hood on when im not around but have my game ready on shipping day beyoch.
Such a stupid accusation.
i was thinking the same thing. i thought those were metal towers not letters.
We did not accuse them of anything. We asked a question to get the public's feedback and its obvious no one thinks it was intentional
Thank you for updating your article, but I fear it'll still bring you guys some sort of negativity. Oh well.
I'm an African-American male. I just watched the footage and I say their not. Wow, anything to make news and specuations..... Sometimes, I hate reading some BS people post as news here.
nvm the picture won't show up.
It if we saw it, they saw it and decided to leave it in.
so take whatever you want from that.
I'm pretty sure Epic should be more concerned about their dialog for GOW2.
Stuff like....stereotyping races
1. Como estas b!tches (from the mexican)
2. yah the cole trains a smooth ride (from the african american, football player too)
and a lot more I can't think of now. Stereotypes are funny but still may offend the insecure and weak-minded, or influence the fickle.
1st off there is a black man in the game. C'mon lets be serious, the company is not racist.
Secondly E3 is like 3 days away and we need to be putting alot of focus on rather or not KILLZONE 2 will live up to the trailor. Also need to be thinking about what is Microsoft going to do about the Sony Price Drop. I think 360 going for $299.99 could be dangerous for PS3. If the premium goes for $299.99 then that may be the nail in the coffin for SONY. $50.00 bucks more than a Wii, it could be dangerous grounds for sure. Sony should have knocked that price to $399.99 if they wanted to create a shift. But yeah racist you kidding me? Racist??? Racist you kidding me???????
We can all agree that no matter where you go on the internet, there's some white a$$hole on the internet shooting off his mouth. Telling blak jokes or just dropping the N bomb for fun. I dont care who you are. If you are white, you've called a black person a Ni&&er before. Maybe your not racist. But you know that that's what hurts the worst. If you can name one all black organization that is racist towards white people I will shut up. Some started out as seperatist or were for segregation, but none were violent towards white people in any way. You people are crazy. Just admit it. You steal countries, races, money, & lives. Now everyone is supposed to acknowledge that you fu$ked up & its all in the past. Yeah right. Your ancestors were Dikcheads, and I'm sure you bastards are 2.
***This is not a stereotype. This is true. White people have ruined every piece of land that they have landed on. You name a continent that benefited from them.
even if what you think is TRUE.
this is not the place for it.
you fo sho, be trippin
I couldn't help myself. Oh and also we all have the same ancestors if you go back far enough. And you saying we are ALL "fu$ked up", warlords, and thieves. Also our ancestors were "Dikcheads". Now that isn't racist, that's stereotyping. So let me get this straight, you wish to break down an aspect of racism by stereotyping white people into horrible people.
That is a big pile a shi*. I didn't know America & South Korea were such living hells. Name what???!
Dont ever say anything about my ancestors. If there is one person in here who is a racist it is you. I went to schools that were mostly all black and I've dealt with racist remarks. But I'm smart anuff to know all black people arent like that. What you said made ALL white people sound like devils. I aint no racist but, I wont sit by and watch you mouth off lies.
Some of that may of been true hundreds of years ago but not today. And remember the key word asshole SOME! And dont act like your people are saints we all know of the fuc* up shi* dat goes on in Africa. All the mass murdering and killing that goes on there everyday even right now.
I think the word GENOCIDE sums it up.
Every race in this world has done bad things and thats a fact.
I'm a black man and I find this news very stupid, yes racism will always be a fact of life, but if you live your life pissed off and waiting for the next "sign" of racism then you'll always feel like the second class citizen that racist people "think" you are.
I have many friends of many different backgrounds and the way I see it as long as my family, my boss(good job) and my friends, respect me then I could care less about who is racist and who is not of course racists politicians or people who have positions of authority can be problem. My point is I think most black men or any man for that matter has bigger concerns than what "some" believe is a random KKK sign in a videogame. Like all men, we just want to take care of our family, have some good times with our budds and enjoy life....stuff like this is just stupid.
I didn't know you were a black man Feral. You speak so well.
(Do I have to explain that I'm a Chris Rock fan, and that, that was a joke.) I think I better to thawt off the hate. You see Chris loves Black people but he hates N..............
you speak do well................... we understand bj
lol @ below hhhmmmmmm water melon
I'm black....and I have a job, I don't sell drugs, smoke weed, and I never robbed a liquor store, holy sh!t I'm not even sure I'm black....wait a minute I love chicken and watermelon, and I love to listen to rap music despite its "bad" message, so yeah I'm black for sure. BTW, Chris Rock is the man!
that was pretty damn funny.
and I think this is dumb as hell.
Why was this even approved as news?
Why was the even SUBMITTED as news?
Can people who submit just stupid stuff like this be banned from ever submitting news again? and the people that approved it be banned from submitting/approving news too?
Talk about grasping at straws to bash something ....
Nah...I DON'T think that it was intentional. Rather, it's just a case of "looking for cloud figures in the sky" syndrome. What's next? A mountain side looking like Elvis Presley and claiming it as proof that the king is alive?
Where are the 3 K's?
Whats a KKK?
mmm... is this one of those things... like the 20 dollard bill compiracy about sept 11? People see what they want to see.
"mmm... is this one of those things... like the 20 dollard bill compiracy about sept 11? People see what they want to see"
I was thinking about that before I posted earlier but somehow forgot. You beat me, Blade! :-)
This is merely coincidence...if it's this blatantly obvious they wouldn't have included it. Plus there are black people in all their games...would they not make them all white?
Reminds me of the time when some lady saw Jesus in a piece of toast.
I actually was really impressed with Gears because one of the main characters (Dom) is Mexican. I'm Mexican, and, uh, we aren't usually portrayed in a good light in video games, lol. I mean, these days for political correctness almost every game has a black man. Asians appear from time to time, too (i.e. Rainbow Six Vegas). Since hispanics are quickly becoming the largest minority in the United States, it's nice to have a video game with a heroic Mexican who isn't a drug dealer. On top of that, Dom doesn't even have a hillariously overdone accent. I think Epic deserves a pat on the back for Dom.
your Mexican, that's great. Next time I'm playing a boxing or baseball game online we should play together and we'll be unstoppable.
Good point. This would make Epic racist against black people (despite Cole Train being one of the most badass characters in the game), yet also one of the most un-racist because of their Hispanic co-star? Makes no sense.
this was not intentional, hollywood is far more racist and no one accuses them of this. Black characters in the movies always get killed first, they are always scary and cowardly, and hollywood rarely uses beautiful black female actresses, they only use the fat, loud stereotypical black actresses. Now that is racist, the black guy in gears was tuff and very brave and he was a cool character, they are not racist.
yes jazz was the first robot to die tut tut
lol but its true
This reminds me of the virgin mary in the toast.
racist? Not sure? Thats why we have laws to help guide us.Anyway,just a word about all these references to Cole train in Gears. Didn't anyone find him just a tiny bit stereo typed? I'm blocked from seeing the mentioned article, so i can't comment directly on that,but some interesting views being posted as usual.@Truthhurts 25.Yes, makes you think doesn't it
im black and if any other black person looks at that and cries racism then just go lock youself in the house because im sick of hearing that coming from my culture. STOP looking for reasons to say that.
If I complained about all the rascist crap I hear on a daily basis being a white guy living in south louisiana people would think I was crazy. There is no reason for anyone to get pissy about letters on a video game. Its just stupid...
Everyone knows Xbots are racists. That's why they hate the PS3.
No thats hardwarist.
PS3 isn't even the same species as the 360, so how can they hate eachother based on race? They are peices of hardware.
But everyone knows the cell chip is made of old magazines from Ken Kutaragi's hentai porn stash. While the 360 is made from only the highest quality parts. Haha.
that was funny
My boy Cliffy would never be a racist...right? :...(
now that a good joke
the red ring of the best quality
all 360 will be mad when M$ comes out with
the xbox720 at e3 it will be out next
then what u say then
People are really reaching. Come on...
I don't want to feed the flame, but many architectural elements and symbols in Gears come from Nazi Germany. The bird statue is seen very often, the buildings look like Munich replicas, and there is one symbol that looks like a swastika with it's legs chopped off.
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