Finding racism in GTA

I was pointed in the direction of GamePolitics this morning, they had a piece about a blogger who noticed quite a bit of racism in Grand Theft Auto franchise. The writer, a schoolteacher in a NEw York City, seems only to be half clued in on the topic about which he writes.

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toughNAME3970d ago (Edited 3970d ago )

Naughty Dog bought Rockstar

Lifendz3970d ago (Edited 3970d ago )

We can't just call something racist because we don't like the picture it portrays. In fact, this game is basically a satirical portrayal of life in NYC. Calling this racist is like calling Mass Effect porn.

It all comes down to the older generation not understanding games. They don't even play them. They just politicize an issue people know little to nothing about to gain publicity.

Now pardon me as I go escape from the police in GTA and utilize the Hot Coffee code ;).

xbox360elitegamer3970d ago

it depends on how you at the series of games, but personally i don't think GTA is racist..

Lifendz3970d ago

It's not like you can join the clan and go harass innocent people. It's not like you go around only targeting one group of people (at least not what the missions direct you to do). Granted, if you wanted to just shoot every white/black/whatever person you could but you could also kill all the women and men. How about the young and the old. It's just a game and no more.

In fact, I've never heard of anyone just killing one specific type of person in GTA. The only people I regularly killed were the hookers and that was to get my money back. Truth be told I always felt bad afterwards :(.

Bottom line, you could call it racist, sexist, misogynistic, or whatever but that's really just a lame way to label it.

-EvoAnubis-3970d ago

You can find racism anywhere, if you're looking hard enough. As usual, this is meaningless.

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TheExecutive3970d ago

lol i love this argument. Just because you dont portray a race positively doesnt mean its racist. AKA the negation of good doesnt mean the presence of evil and so on and so forth. I dont really remember any blatantly racist remarks or actions, but hey I cant remember and to tell you the truth I would expect it. Most people in GTA are low-brow thugs, what they he!! do you expect? Conversation about metaphysics and epistemology? Give me a break.

Just because the main character is black (san andreas) white (GTA3 & Vice City) or Russian (GTAIV) doesnt mean that it shows racism. As we can see, R* loves to be diverse in their "racism".

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