Civil rights group slams Sony ad

US civil rights group the NAACP has slammed an advert for the new white PSP which some observers have accused of being racist.

In a statement issued by the San Jose branch of the NAACP, chapter president Rick Callender also appeared to refer to recent allegations that PSP game LocoRoco also has racist overtones, stating: "The days of blacks being portrayed in minstrel shows are long gone, and with good reason. The minstrel show was an awful chapter in history and this ad smacks of that age and time.

"It is even further unacceptable that some corporations still think it is okay to use racially charged media images," Callender continued.

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benihya6551d ago

Attack comedy show and movie that feature black and white fighting or making fun of each other??
Plus the women are dressed like rock stars (musicians) not politicians

BIadestarX6551d ago

Hey, I agree with you. But you have to be an idiot to not know this would bring some sort of heat. I know Sony is trying to copy Nintendo's model, "Any publicity is good publicity" i.e. piss (wii). but when you get into something as sensitive as race/color you positioning yourself for a nice colorful whip.

Marriot VP6551d ago

seriously folks, I don't think it was intentional it's just down right retarded of them not seeing the racism in it.

OutLaw6551d ago

But Sony has done alot of dumb stuff lately with this and Loco Roco. I don't get how they could run a company and over look something like this.

BOSS6551d ago

Japanese people just dont care

AuburnTiger6551d ago (Edited 6551d ago )

Why on earth would you want another law suit to hit Sony? Are you that pissed off at the advertisement? I bet you’re not even black. Ahh, you probably want them sued for attempting to take away the spot light from your precious 360? Baller, you talk as if you were a 16yr old brat who just wants everything your way.

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LocoRoco Review

Now that LocoRoco is remastered on PS4 and runs in native 4K on the PS4 Pro, there’s not much reason to go back and play the PSP version. But if you have a PS4 Pro and a 4K television, you should definitely check out LocoRoco. You will not be disappointed!

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Sgt_Slaughter2211d ago

If anyone is a physical fan like myself, most if not all the PSP Remasters for PS4 got released in Japan/Hong Kong on disc and there's an English version of each. PS4's region-free so ordering from Play-Asia or eBay will work on your system.

OpenGL2211d ago

I got the physical HK release last year. It works just like any other game but it's significantly more expensive than the digital version. I like physical games though so I thought it would be a neat novelty.


Top 10 Forgotten Sony Franchises

Alex S. from Link-Cable writes: "Gaming’s past is full of wonderful memories, many of which include some of our favorite moments in all of video games and helped shape our current gaming habits. And, thanks to the awesomeness that is the PlayStation, many of these memories can be found in Sony’s franchises. But what happens when a great franchise or IP just disappears? While sometimes its just forgotten, never to be heard from again that’s not something that we here at Link-Cable can bear the thought of. So for this week’s Top 10 we are taking a look at the Top 10 Forgotten Sony Franchises and also crossing our fingers that someone with the power to bring these back just happens to stumble across this list."

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PhoenixUp2312d ago

Don’t forget Dark Cloud, Rogue Galaxy, Legend of Dragoon, Freedom Wars, Invisimals, Lemmings, Modnation Racers, Pursuit Force, Resistance, Siren, Soul Sacrifice, Mark of Kri, & Wild Arms

darthv722312d ago

To be fair, many of those are not forgotten. They just ran their course while others were not given the respect they deserved to garner a continuation. Games that are one-offs probably had no intention of making them into series but I do wish they would rethink that. Some deserve to be given a follow-up.

UltraNova2312d ago

Agreed. Maybe Sony can contract Bluepoint to remaster Heavenly Sword, see people's reaction to the game and decide wether to give the go for a sequel.

Also Lair can be remastered es as a PSVR game and take it from there.