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Submitted by Kors 1492d ago | opinion piece

7 Racist Video Games You Had No Idea Were Racist

Racism isn't always obvious. From time to time, a number of blatantly racist video games are released, and everyone goes apeshit. There are rare situations, however, when the racism isn't as obvious. These are the situations in which thoughtless stereotypes are used, or when games touch upon inflammatory topics. You'd be surprised by the sheer amount of unintentional or hidden examples of racial insensitivity found in what are believed to be the most family-friendly titles. (Culture, Nintendo DS, PSP, Retro, Wii)

Warprincess116  +   1492d ago
lol, i thought the 3rd game on the list was hilarious. I can't believe the game started out like that but in all seriousness. I hate racist people.
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Army_of_Darkness  +   1492d ago
i like racist people.
They make me look extra good, cause they all hate'n ugly ass biatches!! '
Xbox360PS3AndPC  +   1492d ago
Wow, Number 7, 1, 3, & 6 Are Not Racist, Some People Believe Anything Is Racist
Kalowest  +   1492d ago
This is a retarded ass list, most were funny.
sinclaircrown  +   1492d ago
Retarded list is correct. Examples of "unintentional" racism?? If its unitentional, its not racist.

Its simply someone here looking for racism. I could find racism in any video game or movie or TV show if I wanted to.
gypsygib  +   1492d ago
@sinclaircrown

You can definitely be unintentionally racist.

Hypothetically, if people in some obscure village in China thought an acceptable way to refer to black people was ni**er because they listened to a lot of 90s rap, then came to America and started saying "hey ni**a, where's the McDonalds?" they would have made a racist comment unintentionally irrespective of being racist".

Moreover, maybe from viewing a bunch of Western media they thought all black people were criminals, or all Mexicans were illegals, or everyone white guy from Texas was a dumb cowboy hick, ect. they would have incorrect racist beliefs, unintentionally.
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xgodofwar4sss  +   1492d ago
i racist because this shit funny
garos82  +   1492d ago
wow most of those are blantantly stupid. i never ever would think of streetfighter being racist because it stereotypes people from various countries. if anything i hate capcom for not stereotyping and adding a player from my country.
pcz  +   1492d ago
so racism is ok as long as you are racist to everyone equally?
LoaMcLoa  +   1492d ago
Man, some people are waaay too sensitive...
pcz  +   1492d ago
i wonder how many 'people of colour' work in the video games industry? i mean, all these stereotypical characters were most likely created by caucasians or asian people.

how many black characters are in video games in a lead role? and a positive role?

black people in video games are usually- dancers, dj's, boxers or 'gangstas.' they are reduced to characters, flat, 2d characters with no depth.

white characters in games are more fairly represented. think of max payne... great emotional depth to his character..

that is what makes the games industry so racist, even without all those stereotypes, minorities are so under represented.
radphil  +   1492d ago
"how many black characters are in video games in a lead role? and a positive role? "

You missed some articles about that like months ago.

Alyx Vance(HL2), Zasalamel(SC3), Sgt. Johnson(Halo), Garcian Smith(Killer 7), Sgt Foley(MW2), Coltrane Crowley(Mark Echo), Eli Vance(HL2).

That's just naming a small amount that's either lead role, positive role, or even both.
radphil  +   1491d ago
Wow there's some bored people that are going down and just putting disagrees on things
Tuxedo_Mask  +   1492d ago
This article should have been titled "One Website that is entirely too sensitive when it comes to what is in video games."

With the exception of the Scribblenauts example, which is explained by the developer in a reference in the article as a misunderstanding, all of these examples are weak. Also, I had no idea that American was a race, but the site seemed to get a kick out of games making fun of them, how hypocritical.

While video games are lacking in presenting heroes of various races and that is something that could use a change, people need to understand that different cultures view things differently. The message that the original design of Jynx sent to Japanese gamers was completely different to the message that some Western gamers saw.
BX81  +   1492d ago
Hmm
How can you bunch stereotypes into racisim? Look at Cole Train! Now thats a stereo type if I've ever seen one. Cole train is the blackest black guy I've ever seen.
gypsygib  +   1492d ago
This is a racist comment but I knew all the games on the list would have come from Japan, can't blame them if the majority of their experience with other peoples came from racist Western media that perpetuates stereotypes.
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Xof  +   1492d ago
Racist games?

And no one mentions GTA? The from III to VC to SA to IV, it's as racist as it comes.
Overmind420  +   1492d ago
Most of these exhibit what I like to call situational racism. But, I must admit that Pokemon is straight up racist.
Mahr  +   1491d ago
Uh, no, I had a pretty good idea that Punchout was racist. That's part of what makes it awesome.

Also, I used to live in Orange County. Awwwwful place.
cal1050  +   1491d ago
yea i agree
ambientFLIER  +   1491d ago
Without even reading the article, I confidently guess that it includes a bunch of examples of stereotypes that the author ignorantly and incorrectly labeled as "racism". Well...am I right?
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ChickeyCantor  +   1491d ago
Racism is hilarious, better than comedy.
Why do people even pay attention to crap like that?

This list was...meh.
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mdkgod43  +   1491d ago
Its a damn shame we still have racsim nowadays and also in videogames smh @ull white ppl
Da_Evil_Monkey  +   1491d ago
Seriously, the people that go looking so deep into films/books/games/adverts etc to find racism are freaking racist, it's impossible see racism unless you are racist yourself.

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