GamesWire has put up some preliminary screenshots of Resident Evil 5's third chapter - the bit Capcom UK told journos not to publish.
What's so racist about those images?
There is nothing racists about them. It just a small minority making a stink about nothing. I don't hear black people crying racism, only white... go figure.
seriously, i have alot of african friends. NONE of them feel any bit of offended by these screenshots or the game in general. Whoever thinks this is racist clearly needs to check their brains. :)
There are always over reactive dip$hits out there... sad but true.
"Whoever thinks this is racist clearly needs to check their brains." N'Gai Croal says hello.
I've been a hardcore racist for years and let me tell you, this is not racist. If Chris was wearing shoe polish on his face and white gloves while shooting the natives there would be something to discuss.
I dont think its more of it being racist but more or less showing the ignorance on Capcom's side becuase all of Africa isn't like this anymore. If people go outside, read a book do something instead of watch stereotypical movies on Africans, they would know there's a very little majority who still run around in lion clothes with spears and live in bamboo houses....there are cities and civilized people in Africa. So not more or so racist, just ignorant. Some Africans, African-Americans might not get offended, some might. How would you feel if what, a foreign (outside the US) company depicted the ENTIRE North America as dumb nose picking teeth missing complainers who dont have to work for anything in life and all baggy pants wearing gun holding thugs and drug addicts in a video game? Kind of a weird comparison but you get the point, its not the ENTIRE North America like that. I was born in the US, have Nigerian parents, Nigerian in me. Do i think its racist, hell no its a video game. Do i really care, meh, not really. Cant speak on others though and I see Capcom's point of view for telling them not to talk about it...but then again why add it in the first place. Kind of hard to show people a different side of Africa and break the stereotype when you have games like this to the day, still showing that ALL "Africans run with the lions and Simba." Oh and Africa's a continent...not an entire country. Just though i'd throw that in there ;) EDIT: ok been thinking on it. I got it, game is just fiiiiiine really, its capcom who are the ignorant ones.
...I'm not getting it because the controls suck ass. @ Soda Popinski I guess you didn't See Dhalsim's Street Fighter II's ending when you use the alternate player, did ya?
wait.... you've been a hardcore racist? what?
Nah, just bad graphics.
yea this game is racist, its not universal racism either like uncharted was, on here its all towards blacks
Oh for the love of god, let this racism bollocks die.
like the experts say, its inverted racism. its politically correct to feel to have to say something. what i dont like about it is that it's like unconsciously saying blacks cant be seen on the same level as whites. why cant everyone just be treated like human beings instead of looking at the colour of ones skin. edit: this should be a response to thor's comment below.
As soon as people see a black person in a screenshot, the first thing they think about is racism... IMO that's racist in itself - we shouldn't even be having the discussion...
racist or not, this game sucks.
have to agree with you there, i'm already at the end of the game, and it just can't be compared to such greatness as RE4 was...
But the co-op mode kicks butts
You had to see this coming after watching the ign review.
50 Cent Blood on Sand is RACIST!
Came here to post this. And I don't hear any black people complaining about this game being racist,as a matter of fact,even when N'gai Croal made the now infamous comment regarding this games racial tones,black gamers were AGAINST his opinion. So who's stirring up the Hives nest?
i wonder why racism just around black people why no one call the past rez racism when it show white zombies, or yellow or brown or even red these racism discussion need to be die
Or maybe all the black people attacking a white man is them being racist? But yeah, this dumb argument just needs to go. This isn't racism.
it looks more sexist than racist
nigga please!! racism, what racism?
its actually president please. they officially changed it
Come on now, have the authors of the articles really..? In short the screen shots do not depict racism, and for variety of reasons why: First the definition of Racism (Well one out of many I suppose): * the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races * discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race Both are nullified as Chris as well as the other lady (Sorry forgot her name) are simply trying to make their way through the places, they are not intentionally beating up those of different colored skin than Chris at least. Also, just to note when I played the Demo all of the people were not Africans, I thought I saw some Arabians in their and Caucasians to. So to say that Resident Evil 5 is racist is pretty far out there, being that you can see and even hear in the dialogue that Chris and (Gosh keep forgetting that girl's name!) that they aren't trying to hurt the people rather get them free. So in a way, you can see Chris and that other girl as trying to free the people.  Forgot my source for the racism definition(s) http://www.google.com/searc...
isn't sheva black?....
No she's British.
''black'' isn't a citizenship, sir. It's a color.
These arnt racist at all the world is far too P.C say one word and you will get a mouth full of abuse by everyone
Listen, damnit. Do you remember the white zombies in previous RE games? DID THEY ALL LOOK LIKE BRAD PITT AND TOM CRUISE? No! Therefore, your point is invalid and I've had it with your weak attempts at getting more attention, maggots.
for the last time RE5 is not racist, its REALISTIC, if you go to africa what are the chances you will see black people?
When you're denied the same freedom and rights based on the color of your skin that has an affect your life, thats racism. A videogame where you shoot zombies who happen to be of African decent, like if you were in Asia and the bad guys were Asian zombies is NOT racist. Nobody is harmed in real life and as far as I know they aren't making any political or social statements with this game. JOY
Holy crap stop with these bullshit! it's getting ridiculous
I got this in an Email and thought he made a very interesting point here. PROUD TO BE WHITE This is great. I have been wondering about why Whites are Racists, an no other race is. Read, on this does make sense..Proud to be White - Michael Richards makes his point.. Michael Richards, better known as Kramer from TVs Seinfeld, does make a good point. This was his defense speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act. He makes some very interesting points... Someone finally said it... How many are actually paying attention to this? "There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans.You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me 'White boy,' 'Cracker,' 'Honkey,' 'Whitey,' 'Caveman' .. And that's OK. But when I call you, N**ger, K*ke, Towel head, Sand-n**ger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, G*ok, or Ch*nk ... You call me a racist. You say that Whites commit a lot of violence against you.. So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live? You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP. You have BET...If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we'd be racists.. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we'd be racists..If we had any organization for only whites to 'advance' our, Lives we'd be racists. We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that?? A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.If we had a college fund that only gave white students Scholarships. You know we'd be racists. There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US.Yet if there were 'White colleges' That would be a racist college..In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights.If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us Racists. You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid to announce it.But when we announce our white pride, you call us racist!You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white Police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug-dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist. I am proud... But you call me a racist.Why is it that only whites can be racists? I posted this the other day but i think i was a little to late when i did and I don't think people got to read it I'm tired of people running to the racist rout on anything.
white people are the least racists, its the black people and others that use that excuse for their own gain. now call me racist.
He dose make a good point indeed.(I'm not white LOL) bubbles for you.
Gun in no way am I racist and I hope this didn't offend you in anyway for what the email was saying is that it was making a point about words being used as its ok for one race and not the other all races should not be saying anything to offensive to anyone.
I am not offended I agree with you. I gave you bubbles, not that you need more. Why the hell do black people make racists excuses against other races when they are racists themself and use the racist excuse for their own gain? A dumb example for something that happen. Black Person: Can I have some coffee please? White salesman: No sorry sir, we are out of stock Black Person: Why you don't want to give me coffee? Coz i'm Black? That stuff do happen.
Bubble to you as well Gun and Herbert (love the name) Family Guy FTW!
I can sympathize with those that say this might be racist. I think at best it is highly insensitive because you have to take in account all the things Africa is going through right now. There are people in Africa being killed right now in ways not unlike those in this game and in many cases they are killed by far worse methods. Also most the people putting these racist arguments out there are white people. I bet a majority of Black people like myself will tell you this isnt racist, just insensitive. This would be touchy because we in the US see are selfs as socailly advanced when compared to the rest of the world. This is very true even though we do have racism here in the US like the KKK there is no place where people will respect you for who you are like the US. This is coming from someone who was called a nigger in 7th grade gym class. The kid who said it is now a freind of mine (we were dumb kids and yes I hit him). Part of the reason everyone is so upset at people calling this racist is because here in the US we have a good understanding to what real racism really is and dont like when people play that card for nonsense which the may be. Anyway thats my two cents.
Do I mind shooting indian zombies in games?Nope.this game isnt racist.I mean,we were all shooting white zombies all along it was fine.I think Capcom need green and blue zombies,like the House Of The Dead games. . .then again. . .how would the blue and green people feel? i hope theres a Anti Tank rifle like Dino Crisis 2's in the game though :D
The answer to your stupid questions, White people would not allow Black people to go to their schools restaraunts, movie theaters and so on thats why there are black churches, schools,T.V stations and so forth because racist people denied them these opportunities. Also for your information the historically black colleges are about to merge with white ones buddy. You are living in the past and that entire post is ignorant. The world moves forward my freind, heck they are even talking about getting rid of Black History month. Yes I am Black and I too would like to see it transformed into part of American History month. The thing that really got me here was you talking about having a white million man march. What the [email protected]? Do you even know what that was about? The situation and the cultural atmosphere at the time? It would make no sense for a white million man march. White people came up with the classifications like African American, Asain American and all of those so what are you whining about there? I have also never ever ever ever heard of a white person being robbed,shot,beat,stabbed,raped ,drowned,burned,or run over for announcing they are proud to be white. While we are on the subject who the hell goes around announcing things like that anyways other than the KKK or the Panthers or street gangs, racist, and hoodlums? Basically morons do things like this and that hurts to say because the Panthers were once a great orginization before they dissolved into gangs. Whites are not racist although they have a history of f#cking up peoples stuff like the Africans, Indians, Mexicans, and even other White people were not safe from each other (Hitler). But the thing to remember is that people do alot of bad but also alot of good. People of every race do bad and do good and White people are no different they have done alot of good. They may have a someone imperialistic history but hell they gave us NASA so I guess it all works out in the end.
jax07 1st off this was an email I received this isn't my view on things thank you in no way am I a racist. And 2nd You don't think I know my history you think that because there's racist words in my post (that I blanked out because I find them wrong no matter who uses them) my friend your wrong it was clearly making a point on how it seems ok for this and that but if a white man tries to do it's racist.In this day and age we are all created equal and NO ONE IS BETTER THAN ANY ONE ELSE!!!! What happen in the past disgusts me with it being what Hitler did to the Jews or what ignorant white people did to any other race in the early days of American history.
Shame Gameswire. Shame.
i dont think people have an issue with killing the zombies who happen to be black...but i think that the japanese have a tendency to depict black people based off the stereotypes they see in american media. ie: jive talkers, hip hoppers, smooth talkers etc. etc. its prevalent in alot of theyre games. it may not have offended you....but your not black right? its hard to to say "well we were just making a game where the zombies were black". nand then toss out screenshots of black zombies in grass skirts holding spears with toothed necklaces. they had to know this is kinda like making a resident evil in san fransisco and all the zombies are thin neat and slap at you. i dont think anyone had issues with black zombies, but seeing that capcom has fullbore shakazulu in there...well thats different. but i do like how all the white people here get to tell the black people what or how they should be offended. mabye the next resident evil can be in mexico and all the zombies can wear like sombreros.
I must say that you do have some valid points when it comes to stereotypes. I think that the "Cole-train" from GeOW is more offensive to me than any zombie. Lets not forget DOA's Zack. I say again...you have some valid points.
You have a good point, but you can't really blame them. I spent one year in Japan as a student and this country is 99,999% pure japanese. I saw only one black person there during all that time, so the only thing they can do is to base their games on stereotypes.
every race has stupid people..
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martin luther king jr. would still play this game.
RE1,2,3 and 4 were made by the japanese and were set in America or Europe. All these games show white zombies (not japanese or asian) acting like savages and trying to eat you. RE5 was made by the japanese and is set in Africa. This game shows black zombies (not japanese or asian) acting like savages and trying to eat you. Therefore, it's an undenyable fact that RE5 is just as racist as RE1,2,3,4. The thought that RE1,2,3,4 were racist never even crossed our minds before, because they're not. They show zombies being zombies, just like in RE5. Ultimately, this shows that this whole controversy is just another example of over-sensitivity created by the media. Oh and by the way, it's not racist to show black people in games. A black person is black. Get used to it and don't scream ''OMG ITS RACIST!'' at the very moment you see a black person, because that's how you sound, really.
Ooops I'm sorry it is RE5. I guess the Japanese developers can continue to play ignorant just like a lot of folks on this forum. I guess it was okay sense they had some brothers on their staff.
what do you mean?
All you have to do is look at an old Tarzan movie to understand.
why does RE5 take all the hits for racism? what about RE4? it had spanish zombies but there was never much fuss about it. but when a game with "black" zombies comes out its f*cking WW3, who gives a sh*t?like seriously get over it. just cause its a "black" thing doesnt mean its racist..nobody went crazy over killing spanish ppl in RE4. i myself am spanish (puerto rican)and i had a fun time in RE4. i mean for christs sake people need to remeber ITS A GAME. they made RE5 culturaly diverse just look at the demo. Capcom clearly put black, white, arabic and spanish people in re5 so all you people would stfu bout those "racism" comments.
as the white guy, i stomped on few black guys and suspiciously saddam hussein lookalike.
They threw in some morrocan mixed looking people there for safe measure,in fact,some look white,with darker skin.weird.in any case.Im all for a Resi game that takes place in Japan :p would that be racism? Just like Siren Blood Curse :p
1.)I didn't call you a racist 2.)Wouldnt care if you did have racist words in your post, what am I going to do yell at you through my monitor? 3.)This e-mail you posted is stupid and makes no sense. No one has said that white people cant have or do these things ever. White people would never have a White pride day or all White colleges, White Chamber of Commerce, or all White anything because historically there was never any reason for them to. All of these exlusive ethnic organizations were started for a reason man. If you read my response you souyld see that I dont think you are racist you are probably a cool guy im sure it's just that this e-mail is dumb dude. Why would White people need an equivilent organization to the NAACP? It doesn't make any sense at all. That Kramer crap was racist. This fool responded to hecklers with blatantly racist remarks. He made jokes about if it was fifty years ago he would have killed them and called them niggers and other bad stuff. Watch the video dude the proof is in the pudding. The White people also got offended that night. Hell they all left even and they were the ones most hard on Kramer. Even Chamillionare(Hes a rapper) called for the forgiveness of Kramer. I do agree with you on the fact that alot of these programs are not needed and Cereal Killa they are being phased out like I mentioned before.I bet in a couple of years we will no longer have Black History month and it will go to American History month.
Agreed and well said. I just went off a bit and I wanted you and others to know Although the email had some great points means I support someone who called someone or blurted out any type of racial remarks. that Kramer guy was wrong in what he did.
are funny cause their true.
David Alan Grier put it best when he said: "It's only racist if you are." A clear example of this is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They always seem to come out of the woodwork any time a white person has said or done something immoral to a black person, yet they don't care if it's the other way around. It's what you call reverse racism. Why is it that blacks are allowed to make fun of white people on TV, using terms like "cracker" or "your white ass," yet if a white person says something like "your black ass," it's considered racist? News flash: A white man ended slavery in America. Get over it and stop using it as an excuse. Too many people pull the race card.
Oh for the love of.... I think you'd be hard pressed to find blacks who think this game is racist. In the same way, you'd have a hard job finding Muslims offended by Christmas, yet every year we have the PC crowd bleating that we mustn't be "too overt in our Yuletide celebrations for fear of offending others". It's the WHITE thought-police getting their knickers in a knot in their desperate attempts to sound all concerned, caring and socially aware while NORMAL people (regardless of colour or religion) don't give a fig. LET.... IT... GO - You're impressing nobody with your righteous indignation!
Every person in the world has different beliefs, thoughts and intentions. It's all right to dislike people but do it because of there actions not were there from or what they look like. so what if people say whites are racists as long as you arnt racists then it don't matter I'm white Russian and Italian Jew that don't make me hate all Germans and capitalism. The worlds got too much hate towards other nations and races why bring that into video games?
This is stupid, no one should get special say, Not a word when it was white scientist being blasted, or wesker being a doosh bag Racism in video games is in the eye of the beholder
I'm non-white and i dont think this game is racist. If people are calling these games racist then : I want Spanish people to complain about how they are portrayed in RE4 as mindless cattle herding zombies, I want the pharmaceutical scientists to complain how they are portrayed as greedy inhuman people who infect innocent people with viruses. i want the US Government to complain how their version of democracy is twisted with games like GTA IV