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The Racial Slur That Changed Games Journalism

Bitmob Writes: It started at 4:06 a.m. on September 22nd, 2004 with an article dubiously entitled "Bow Nigger." The article was actually more of a story. Taking a few cues from Hunter S. Thompson and Truman Capote, the author simply related his experience as an unsuspecting tenant of a Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast multiplayer server. The author (known only as "Always Black") wrote the piece after being lambasted with racial slurs by a stranger on a German server. However mundane this sounds, the story was written with such familiarity and candor that it was difficult to deny the personal power it possessed.

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