H.P. Lovecraft was a virulent racist, so how should we look at games like the recent ‘Call of Cthulhu?’
The same way we deal with Lovecraft’s influence in every other medium
The real question is how do we deal with social justice warriors stinking up the internet with idiotic articles like this one?
Are the devs being racist with their games? No. So look at them like any other game. Lovecraft may have been racist but unfortunately that was quite a normal thing in his time. Much more normal than it is now. It sucks that was the case but you can't hold people of the past to the standards of today because we've gone through decades of change to improve society for everyone since then. Funny thing is, last time we had one of these articles, I went out and bought a book of all his stories surrounding the Cthulhu mythos because I got curious. Not the desired effect of these articles me thinks 😋
Yeah he was a racist dude even for his time, but you cannot deny the influence the Cthulhu mythos has on pop-culture. It's okay to enjoy someone's work and disagree with the same person's views on subjects.
Exactly! Nobody likes his stuff because it was racist or sexist. They like it DESPITE the racism and sexism. Most modern games, movies and books that are based off HP Lovecraft's works ignore those elements (for obvious reasons). Plus he's been dead for almost 100 years, so it's not like he's gonna profit off games like this. It's a bit late to take offence to a dude's work when he's been dead since the 1930s.
This SJW article has already been done by eurogamer.
I was about to say the same thing I read an article that was just like this a couple weeks back on eurogamer and just like then I couldn’t help but shake my head at the stupidity the internet allows people to display
This again? I said before, you can't erase something that's become part of popular fictional culture like that. If Tolkien was found out to be a racist, would you argue to stop the useage of all elves in all sorts of mediums? Ford was an absolutely horrible person, and Hitler was influenced by him. Nazis wouldn't even have had a war effort without GM. I don't see you asking how we should deal with automobiles.
Or how we should deal with someone like Margaret Sanger, champion of Eugenics and lionized by SJW's everywhere and provably worst of the worst racists.
Erase him from history, burn his books and tear down his statues!!!!!! This is obviously the only rational response to deal with history that we don't like! ;)
I get my blanket and teddy bear and cry.
We just play anything that has Lovecraft influences because its awesome and ignore silly SJW articles from websites like Waypoint.
why is this suddenly an issue? I don't know about ya'll but these kind of sites and their writers making an issue about ish that aren't a problem are seriously getting on my nerves.
What's this "we"shit?
Lmao! How do WE deal with vice’s emotional baggage? WE don’t. I personally don’t have to mentally prepare myself to enjoy entertainment. I still like Lauren Hill even though she would rather watch her kids starve than me buy her music, she has said as much. It doesn’t bother me, I “deal” by not caring about something so idiotic.
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